Developed with outstanding soloists, the interdisciplinary programmes will celebrate their premiere at the radialsystem in Berlin, from where they will make guest appearances in Europe. Political, social and postcolonial issues are addressed in the accompanying ’Outernational listening’ sessions.
The question with which ears these new sound spaces can be entered is also part of the process. Each concert is accompanied by a multimedia discourse format called ’Outernational listening’, in which musicians, philosophers, sociologists and scientists talk to the audience about topics related to the concerts. In addition, a digital focus is created around each concert on the platform van-outernational.com.
After the development phase at Berlin’s radialsystem and the respective premiere, the concert projects are presented at European festivals such as the Chios Music Festival or the Rainy Days Festival in Luxembourg. The series is curated by Elisa Erkelenz.
With their secret knowledge and intellect, with their will to upset the divine order and their revolutionary character, tricksters are shape-shifters. The Berlin Trickster Orchestra unites musicians of different traditions to a sound of trans-traditional music – a resounding mirror of the multiplural society. With guests from Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Bangalore, the soloist ensemble deals in this new concert project with the question of change. How does the new come into the world? Through destruction, mutation, imitation, adaptation or revolution?
A program in flux, along consolidating and dissolving borders: Persian and European baroque flows into improvisations to live electronics, sometimes foaming, sometimes deep, sometimes quiet. A new composition by Yannis Kyriakides for the entire instrumentation from Greek lyre to theorbo is dedicated to the philosopher Metrodorus of the island of Chios. From the Mediterranean as a space of sound and thought we come to the island as a former utopia.