Concerts, performances, installations

A Garden of Forking Paths – Finale 2

Ukraine Fund Raising Concert

The closing event of MaerzMusik continues its pandemic-induced transformation and moves into the urban space around the festival center at silent green – concerts, performances and installations that inhabit their own temporality …

Clusters of threads move across the image area, emerging from lump-like formations.

Visual concept & design: Eps51, Berlin

Past Dates

Please note that the admission to the “Finale 2” is free, the regular price of 20 € cease to apply. Instead, cash donations will be collected on site and donations to a specially set up account will be requested. As part of the programme, the Ukraine Fund Raising Concert will start at 12:00.

Programme schedule and map (, 3.8 MB)

Concerts online
Listen to this concert live in the  Berliner Festspiele Media Library. It will also be available there afterwards as a recording.

“A Garden of Forking Paths” opens a window of time into a relational field of sound sources – concerts, listening stations, sound installations – that connects pasts and presents from multiple places around the world. The art of field recording lies at the heart of the final weekend of MaerzMusik – Festival for Time Issues 2022. Under the continued impact of the pandemic, “A Garden of Forking Paths – Finale” takes the place of the festival’s closing event “The Long Now” and migrates into the urban space around Nettelbeckplatz in Berlin/Wedding.

Six locations, including Nettelbeckplatz itself, are simultaneously open on 26 and 27 March 2022 – a constellation of interconnected places to be visited with each relating differently to sounds from the world we inhabit. From electronic live performances of artists working with field recordings and sound installations to unaltered acoustic time capsules, and encounters of relocated sonic realities embedded in the soundscape of Wedding, this project moves into a sonic zone of acoustic ecology.

The Betonhalle at silent green, MaerzMusik’s festival hub, is its beating heart, offering live concerts by electronic artists working with field recordings; the octagonal space of silent green’s Kuppelhalle hosts sound installations to be immersed in; Atelier 2 of silent green becomes a listening station that gives space to a plurality of soundscape approaches considering their temporal situatedness; SAVVY Contemporary invites single listeners to encounter a one-on-one relation with sound; Nettelbeckplatz bears witness to sounds from entirely different realities in the world; and Cashmere Radio, finally, offers a place and a frequency in which these layers of sonic experience meet and flow together.

As part of “A Garden of Forking Paths – Finale 2”, an Ukraine Fund Raising concert will take place in the concrete hall of silent green on Sunday, 27 March at 12:00. The joint initiative with ensemble mosaik will present works by Martyna Poznańska as well as Anna Korsun, Alexej Kokhanov and Stefan Streich, among others, together with other contemporary music ensembles from Berlin - harmonic space orchestra, Maulwerker, Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop and Zafraan Ensemble.

The admission is free. Cash donations will be collected on site and donations to a specially set up account (Wir packen's an; GLS Bank; IBAN DE46 4306 0967 1059 2396 02) will be requested. These will benefit the Brandenburg association “Wir packen's an e.V.”, which organises music education projects for children and young people traumatised by war and flight.

“A Garden of Forking Paths” opens MaerzMusik 2022 at the Gropius Bau, and another closes the festival – an invitation to enter relational encounters through, in and with sound, space and time.

Programme

Betonhalle (silent green)
12:00–13:30
Ukraine Fund Raising Concert:

harmonic space orchestra
Partial Round (2022) (world premiere)
harmonic space orchestra

Martyna Poznańska
Listening East - 01 Микроавтобус (for Vitalyi)

Marc Sabat
Claudius Ptolemy (2008/17)
version for cello and double bass
Mathis Mayr cello
Jon Heilbron double bass

Alexey Kokhanov
BUOYANT (2022)
for ensemble
Zafraan Ensemble
Alexey Kokhanov voice

world premiereMartyna Poznańska
Listening East - 02 Odessa's Best Acordionist And A Cat

Stefan Streich
Verstimme dein Instrument deutlich (2022) (world premiere)
for 8-15 musicians

Anna Korsun
spleen (2019)
for six musicians
ensemble mosaik

Martyna Poznańska
Listening East - 03 Behrens Did Not Own A Sea

Christian Kesten
Über die Lebensweise der Guam-Flughunde ist weiterhin nichts bekannt. (2017)
Maulwerker

Martyna Poznańska
Listening East - 04 Telefon

Zygmunt Krauze
Aus aller Welt Stammende (1973)
for ten string instruments
Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop

Kuppelhalle (silent green)
White Cat (Sound Installation):

Tarek Atoui & Chris Watson
In the Callichoron Well - Built in the First Half of the 5th Century BCE
Inside a Stone of Demeter’s Temple Built in 650 BCE
Inside an Olive Tree of Eleusis
The Tunnel to the Underworld

Hein B. Bjerck
The Tuv Bullroarer (~2800 cal. BCE)

Chris Chafe & Greg Niemeyer
Pistol Shrimps, 11-Sep-2001
The Tsar Bell, 10-Apr-2016

Morten Norbye Halvorsen
Basevuovdi
Buøy Harbor
Llyn Cwm Llwch
Stromboli

Carl Michael von Hausswolff
Cementerio del Norte, Montevideo, Uruguay
Mona Minas Gold Mine, Colombia

Jacob Kirkegaard
Euripus Strait
Fukushima
Spherics

Eric La Casa
Flux of Worker Bees
Interior Respiration
Vibrating Bodies

Gareth Lee Patterson
Limpets, Le Frioul, Marseille, April 2010
Micronecta and Rain, Agden Residence, S. Yorkshire, Summer 2009
Tadpoles, King’s Wood, Kent, Spring 2010
Unidentified Phenomenon in Long Wire, Timble Ings, N. Yorkshire

LIGO
The Collision of Two Black Holes

Matthieu Saladin
Erosion of a Rock
Plant Decomposition

Minoru Sato
SUN with DIRECTION – 16h24 (short)
SUN with REFLECTION – 10h22

Thomas Tilly
Aquatic Insect
Compost
Paraponera
Tropical Bats

Atelier 2 (silent green)
10:00–10:10
Mazen Kerbaj
Starry Night

10:10–10:45
Jana Winderen
Spring Bloom in the Marginal Ice Zone

10:45–11:00
Jacob Kirkegaard
4 Rooms, Auditorium

11:00–12:00
Robin Mackay
By the North Sea

12:00–13:15
Peter Cusack
Sounds from Dangerous Places, Chernobyl

13:15–15:00
Extinction Room
Extinction Stories

Nettelbeckplatz
Nature Soundscapes

SAVVY Contemporary
Benjamin Patterson Resonances

Cashmere Radio
10:00–10:30
Super Inter (Commissioned Work)

10:30–11:00
Abby Lee Tee (Commissioned Work)

11:00–12:00
Felicity Mangan (Live Performance)

12:00–13:30
Ukraine Fund Raising Concert (Cashmere Radio Live On Air)

13:30–14:00
Nico Sauer
A Garden of F**kin Pervs (live)

14:00–15:00
Ale Hop (Live Performance)

Cast

ensemble mosaik
Bettina Junge flute
Christian Vogel clarinet
Martin Losert saxophone
Chatschatur Kanajan violin
Mathis Mayr cello
Deborah Walker cello

harmonic space orchestra
M.O. Abbott trombone
Judith Hamann cello
Jon Heilbron double bass
Catherine Lamb viola
Rebecca Lane flute
Thomas Nicholson viola
Michiko Ogawa clarinet
Marc Sabat violin
Deborah Walker cello

Maulwerker
Ariane Jeßulat, Henrik Kairies, Christian Kesten

Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop
Anna Faber, Paul Valikoski, Grégoire Simon, Nurit Stark, Malin Grass violin
Ildiko Ludwig, Yodfat Miron, Ian Anderson viola
Sophie Notte, Boram Lie cello

Zafraan Ensemble
Miguel Pérez-Iñesta clarinet
Martin Posegga saxophone
Emmanuelle Bernard violin
Anna Viechtl harp
Daniel Eichholz Ppercussion

mit Alexey Kokhanov voice