Concerts, performances, installations

A Garden of Forking Paths – Finale 4

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

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. We invite you to spend four hours floating and circulating within soundscapes on your own path.

“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)
20:00–21:00
Tomoko Sauvage (live)

23:00–24:00
Minor Science's 'Absent Friends' (live)

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)
19:55–20:30
Jana Winderen
Spring Bloom in the Marginal Ice Zone

20:30–21:30
Robin Mackay
By The North Sea

21:30–21:45
Jacob Kirkegaard
4 Rooms, Gymnasium

21:45–22:00
Mazen Kerbaj
Starry Night

22:00–24:00
Peter Cusack
Sounds from Dangerous Places

Nettelbeckplatz
Nature Soundscapes

SAVVY Contemporary
Benjamin Patterson Resonances

Cashmere Radio
20:00–21:00
Tomoko Sauvage (Cashmere Radio Live On Air)

21:00–22:00
JD ZAZIE (DJ Set, live)

22:00–22:30
Gabi Schaffner (Commissioned Work)

22:30–23:00
Nyokabi Kariuki
Peace places: kenyan memories (Commissioned Work)

23:00–24:00
Minor Science's 'Absent Friends' (Cashmere Radio Live On Air)

Cast

Co-curatey by Lendl Barcelos, Kamila Metwaly, Ross Alexander Payne (Cashmere Radio), Berno Odo Polzer, Nico Sauer (Cashmere Radio), Katharina Schmidt (Cashmere Radio)

A collaboration by MaerzMusik – Festival für Zeitfragen, Cashmere Radio and SAVVY Contemporary. Funded by Hauptstadtkulturfonds Berlin