04.11.2022

MAM test kitchen #0: Michelle Lou

20:30 I KM28, Berlin, Germany

Michelle Lou performs solo and in quartet with MAM.manufaktur für aktuelle musik (Marie Schmit, cello; Alexander Hadjiev, bassoon; Paul Hübner, brass) and presents her untitled three-part construction (2022), performed by MAM.

Past

11.09.2022

Ensemblekollektiv Berlin

17:00 I Berliner Philharmonie, Berlin, Germany

Mysterious musical instruments over 2,000 years old discovered in the mausoleum of a Chinese margrave provide the starting point for Liza Lim’s “Machine for Contacting the Dead”, which is presented by Enno Poppe with Ensemblekollektiv Berlin. An exploration that is preceded by works from Iannis Xenakis and Clara Iannotta.

19.06.2022

WORTMELDUNGEN-Literaturpreis 2022

19:00 I Kammerspiele Schauspiel Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

The Belarusian author Volha Hapeyeva, who lives in exile in Germany, will receive an award for her essay “The Defense of Poetry in Times of Continuous Exile”. The author will read from her text, and sociologist Sighard Neckel will deliver the laudatory speech. The award ceremony will be followed by a panel discussion on the topic “Language of Power – Power of Language: What Can Words Move in Times of Crisis?”. The evening will be framed by the artists Kristina Veit (performance) and Alexandar Hadjiev (music).

Kristina Veit (performance/choreography/concept) and Alexandar Hadjiev (music/sound design/concept)

04.06.2022

Stark Bewölkt

20:00 I Blurred Edge Festival, Künstlerhaus FAKTOR, Hamburg, Germany

Manufaktur für aktuelle Musik plays 3 new compositions:
Michelle Lou: untitled three-part construction for violoncello and two object performers.
Michael Maierhof: splitting 43.2 for trumpet and violoncello with oscillating systems, noise object and feed,
Elsa M’Bala: N.N. for 3

04. June 20:00 – Künstlerhaus FAKTOR | Max-Brauer-Allee 229

19.05.2022

OUTside

14:00 I YUNIK – conference für cultural education, Leipzig, Germany

We live in challenging times. Societies are closing themselves off to feel safe. One of the main reasons is fear of the unknown, fear of things we don’t understand. We stop communicating and prefer to hide and ignore everything that our brain cannot process. The spectrum of our creativity and imagination is the mechanism that defines where the limit of our understanding lies. How could the creative thinking of society be stimulated and developed?

After an introduction to the topic “The Potentials of the Arts for Cultural Education” by Prof. Dr. Birgit Mandel, Alexandar Hadjiev and Lisa Siomicheva will present their current projects and open a conversation about the social aspects of collaboration.

19. Mai 14:00 – 16:00 Online

16. – 30.04.2022

obscure

19:00 I R.Raum für drastische Maßnamen, Berlin, Germany

obscure is a durational installation that combines tangible objects, sound and a virtual NFT representation of the concept that lingers between the visible and the invisible, the real and the fictional.

It is a big room with three rows of desks, a portrait of the Leader on the wall behind the teacher’s chair, a map with two hemispheres, of which only one is legal. The little boy takes his seat, opens his briefcase, puts his pen and notebook on the desk, lifts his face, and prepares himself to hear drivel.

Joseph Brodsky, Less Than One, 1976

Ksenia Ravvina / Mihaela Dobreva / Alexandar Hadjiev

Opening: 16. April ab 19 Uhr; Exhibition: 17. – 30. April. 2022

14.11.2021

Knall und Schall im All (Children Concert)

16:00 I Philharmonie Köln, Germany

Luzie wakes up and hardly believes her eyes: she is no longer in her cozy bed, but floats somewhere in the vastness of space! That’s out of step because the sun has gone. But only this one can help Luzie get back home. Together with the celestial dog Laika, Luzie sets out and encounters dancing stars on the winding paths of the Milky Way, a foul-hearted gentleman named Ludwig van Beethoven and other curious creatures.
In the staged children’s concert, the young and old are taken interactively across the universe into a universe full of fantastic and wondrous sounds. Masterpieces of the 20th century and the world premiere of a work by composer Vassos Nicolauo can be experienced as well as the ad hoc improvised sound collage of our young audience. The space adventure can begin!

MAM.manufaktur für aktuelle musik: Gregor Schulenburg flute; Merve Kazokoglu clarinet; Alexander Hadjiev Fagott; ; Noe Nillni trumpet; Malika Maminova Schlagwerk; Daniel Lorenzo piano; Vincent Hepp violin; Dominik Kleinknecht Elektronik; Marie Schmit Violoncello; Susanne Blumenthal Dirigentin;

Marie Schmit und Susanne Blumenthal – Konzept, Szenische Umsetzung
Anna-Lu Rausch – Regie, Konzept

08.10.2021

In A Real Tragedy, It Is Not The Heroine Who Dies; It Is The Chorus(Premiere)

20:30 I Deutsches Theater Berlin, Germany

For centuries, artists have been silenced for their beliefs and their art. This evening gives these stories a voice. Following the strong female figures of Greek tragedy, we primarily let them speak, developing a polyphony of voices. For it is not the death of the individual hero that is the real tragedy, but the death of the chorus – of the community. Drawing from the “theatrical case” legal trial surrounding the production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream directed by Kirill Serebrennikov in Russia and the revolutionary movement in Belarus, a multimedia work of fiction/documentary theatre is created. Focusing particularly on the women who are fighting for visibility and solidarity, the discrimination, hushing and violent erasure of artists is explored.

Director and Autor: Ksenia Ravvina; Music/Sound Design: Alexandar Hadjiev; Videodesign and Posterdesign: Daniel Hughes; Lights: Iana Boitcova; Dramaturgy: Tina Ebert; Production: Federico Vöcks de Schwindt, Francesca Spisto; Videoassistance: Rocio Rodriguez
Cast: Yang Ge and Leicy Valenzuela

07.10.2021

In A Real Tragedy, It Is Not The Heroine Who Dies; It Is The Chorus(Premiere)

19:00 I Deutsches Theater Berlin, Germany

For centuries, artists have been silenced for their beliefs and their art. This evening gives these stories a voice. Following the strong female figures of Greek tragedy, we primarily let them speak, developing a polyphony of voices. For it is not the death of the individual hero that is the real tragedy, but the death of the chorus – of the community. Drawing from the “theatrical case” legal trial surrounding the production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream directed by Kirill Serebrennikov in Russia and the revolutionary movement in Belarus, a multimedia work of fiction/documentary theatre is created. Focusing particularly on the women who are fighting for visibility and solidarity, the discrimination, hushing and violent erasure of artists is explored.

Director and Autor: Ksenia Ravvina; Music/Sound Design: Alexandar Hadjiev; Videodesign and Posterdesign: Daniel Hughes; Lights: Iana Boitcova; Dramaturgy: Tina Ebert; Production: Federico Vöcks de Schwindt, Francesca Spisto; Videoassistance: Rocio Rodriguez
Cast: Yang Ge and Leicy Valenzuela

14.05.2021

The Arrival(Premiere)

17:00 I STREAM – Theater Münster, Germany

Interactive multimedia performance that stimulates all the senses, the artistic team approaches the emotional world of new beginnings as well as the change in life and identity and invites the audience on an expedition to a terra incognita.

Director: Ksenia Ravvina; Music/Sound Design: Alexandar Hadjiev; Video/Stage: Warped Type; Dramaturgy: Monika Kosik
Performance: Eva Dorlaß and Valentin Schröteler

08.05.2021

The Arrival(Premiere)

20:00 I STREAM – Theater Münster, Germany

Interactive multimedia performance that stimulates all the senses, the artistic team approaches the emotional world of new beginnings as well as the change in life and identity and invites the audience on an expedition to a terra incognita.

Director: Ksenia Ravvina; Music/Sound Design: Alexandar Hadjiev; Video/Stage: Warped Type; Dramaturgy: Monika Kosik
Performance: Eva Dorlaß and Valentin Schröteler