ensemble mosaik

Sara Glojnarić / Sergej Newski / Laura Bowler

The ensemble mosaik seeks out the wild, the untamed, painful memories and the defects of the present. A concert where sweating is permitted.

ensemble mosaik

ensemble mosaik

© Anja Weber

Past Dates

Recording of the concert on  Deutschlandfunk Kultur in the broadcast on 6.4.2023, 00:05

Please note: Stroboscopic light effects are used in the event "FFF".
Trigger warning: The production "FFF" contains images of forced silencing and images of violence within the context of protest and war which could have a debilitating and re-traumatising effect.

Programme booklet 21.03.2023 (, 1.1 MB)

The composer Sergej Newski and the video artist Oleg Mikhailov take us back to the Berlin of the 1990s in their project “Memory”. Footage from amateur videos including the Love Parade and private parties is used to create a shimmering and unsettling image of that hedonistic time.

In her “sugarcoating” cycle, Sara Glojnarić works with the sound fetishes of pop music. Music is generated from a data bank containing over one million pop songs whose density and aggressive precision makes it unique. Direct and breathtakingly fast.

Laura Bowler is a composer, performer and provocateur. She can be experienced in Berlin for the first time. The work “FFF” is one she wrote for herself and it demonstrates all her abilities: an intense virtuosic score, a vocal performance in between singing and screaming – and garish videos. Come and be provoked!


Sara Glojnarić (*1991)
sugarcoating #1 (2017)
sugarcoating #3 (2022)

Sergej Newski (*1972)
Ensembletrilogie I Space (2021, completely revised 2022/23)
Ensembletrilogie III Memory (2023)
Commissioned by Berliner Festspiele / MaerzMusik
World premiere

Laura Bowler (*1986)
for vocalist and 8-piece ensemble with live and fixed electronics and video (2017)
German premiere


ensemble mosaik
Kristjana Helgadottir flute
Simon Strasser oboe
Christian Vogel clarinet
Matti Conley trumpet
Flavio Virzi guitar
Roland Neffe percussion
Ernst Surberg piano, keyboard
Chatschatur Kanajan violin
Karen Lorenz viola
Niklas Seidl cello
Matthias Bauer contrabass
Martin Losert saxophone
Ruth Velten saxophone
Arne Vierck sound director
Eckehard Güther video

Aaron Cassidy conductor
Laura Bowler voice