alif © Chiharu Shiota


alif::split in the wall
a musical exhibition space (2016) WP

Chiharu Shiota installation
Stefan Goldmann, Samir Odeh-Tamimi composition

Salome Kammer voice
Stefan Goldmann live electronics
Jeremias Schwarzer recorders, conductor
Zafraan Ensemble

Jeremias Schwarzer idea, artistic direction
Folkert Uhde concert design, video direction
Ilka Seifert concert design, dramaturgy
Daniel Weingarten sound direction
Karel de Wit light
Andreas Höfer films
Carlo Grippa sound technology
Carsten Stark technical direction
Zafraan Ensemble, bastille musique / Sebastian Solte production

“alif::split in the wall” is an experimental concert which transposes the principles of visual arts exhibitions and performance art onto the musical form of the concert. An installation by Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota generates a pulsating organism within which both musicians and the audience can roam freely. Inside this setting, the composers Stefan Goldmann and Samir Odeh-Tamimi unfold a realm for acoustic experiences formed by the tension between different states of perception: between continuum and éclat, between techno, Arab musical practice and Western avant-garde, between attention being directed inwards and outwards.

A production of Zafraan Ensemble in co-production with Radialsystem V, Berliner Festspiele / MaerzMusik – Festival for Time Issues and ION – Musica Sacra. Funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation, the Schering Foundation and the Kofinanzierungsfonds Berlin. Commission financed by the Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung

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Tickets & Dates



Radialsystem V


€ 25 / 20 reduced

The admittance takes place between 19:00 and 20:00 and is part of the performance.
Ticket purchase until 22:00 at the box office depending on availability.
Limited seating capacity.


  • Fri 18 Mar 2016, 19:00 - 00:00
  • Sat 19 Mar 2016, 19:00 - 00:00


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Chiharu Shiota
alif::split in the wall



SAT 19 and SUN 20 MAR 2016
12:00 - 18:00


Radialsystem V