Music Education / MaerzMusik Specials

Schule machen: QuerKlang

Experimental Composing at School

Group compositions by pupils from different schools in Berlin

The project QuerKlang premiers collectively developed compositions by students from Berlin’s schools as part of MaerzMusik - Festival for Time Issues 2022.

One student conducts other students sitting in a circle around him making music.

QuerKlang in the school farm island Scharfenberg 2022

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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.

These concerts present premieres of group compositions.
The pupils come from the Carl-von-Ossietzky-Oberschule, the Schulfarm Insel Scharfenberg, the Parzifal-Schule Berlin and the Musikgymnasium C.Ph.E. Bach. They work together with the composers Andrei Cucu, Sabine Vogel, Tomoya Yokokawa and Anais-Nour Benlachhab.

QuerKlang is a project of KULTURKONTAKTE e.V. in cooperation with kultkom – Kerstin Wiehe, QuerKlang gUG, University of the Arts Berlin / klangzeitort and Berliner Festspiele / MaerzMusik – Festival für Time Issues.

Financed by Senate Department for Education, Youth and Family of Berlin.