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Schule machen: QuerKlang

Experimental Composing at School

For more than 15 years, the project QuerKlang has been premiering collectively developed compositions by students from Berlin’s schools as part of MaerzMusik.

View of the switching centre in the Haus der Berliner Festspiele before the renovation in 2010

View of the switch board at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele before the renovations in 2010

© Berliner Festspiele, photo: Kordula Rüter

Past Dates

QuerKlang 2021 – Programme PDF, 2.6 MB

The 2021 festival edition takes place online.
Watch this event in the festival stream or from 27 March on MaerzMusik on Demand.

Accompanied by teams consisting of a teacher, a composer and a university student, the pupils investigate sounds, arrange them into compositions and share their discoveries with the public. QuerKlang brings together three different working environments: the world of the school, of university education and that of professional musicians and composers, thriving on the sparks and tensions between these worlds.


World premieres of group compositions by pupils of Carl-Kraemer Grundschule (Gesundbrunnen), Goethe Gymnasium (Wilmersdorf), Musikgymnasium C.P.E.Bach (Mitte), Schule am Schloss (Charlottenburg), Fichtelgebirge-Grundschule (Kreuzberg), Immanuel-Kant-Gymnasium (Lichtenberg), Robert-Blum Gymnasium (Schöneberg) accompanied by their music teachers as well as Robin Hayward, Mijin Oh, Irene Galindo Quero, Anna Clementi, Sascha Dragicevic, Mathias Hinke, Kerstin Wiehe and students of the University of the Arts Berlin and the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin

Project Team

Lara Bäucker, Katja Brunsmann, Mathias Hinke, Stefan Roszak, Henning Wehmeyer, Kerstin Wiehe

QuerKlang is a project of KULTURKONTAKTE e.V. / K&k kultkom in collaboration with the University of the Arts Berlin / klangzeitort and Berliner Festspiele / MaerzMusik – Festival for Time Issues.
Financed by the Senate Deparment for Education, Youth and Family.