Concerts & Performances

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Chase // Ting // Ryterski / Wnuk // Frenkel / Nono / Biró / Kyriakides / Lucier / Czernowin / Shaw

The festival day at silent green contains a series of artistic works that examine the interrelationships between music and physicality and between sound and touch – presented in unique encounters, a series of embodied performances, concerts and sonic meditations.



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Past Dates

Please note that there are only a few seats for “Haphephobia”. These are reserved for people who cannot stand for long periods of time.

Programme booklet 18.03.2023 (, 442 KB)


16:00 Kuppelhalle, Concert
Claire Chase (*1978)
Various works for solo flute from Density 2036 (2013-ongoing)

The flute is the oldest of all instruments, its history going back forty thousand years. Prehistoric humans built flutes and whistles from animal bones. We cannot know how this music sounded or what its purpose was. Only that it had apparently made quite an impression. Claire Chase wants to tap its primal power. Since 2013, she commissions a new work for solo flute every year in her project “Density 2036”.

16:45 Rampe, Performance
Liping Ting
Echoing Contemporary (2023)

“Echoing Contemporary” is a “poésie d‘action”: A breathing labyrinth freely moves in and out of all mirages and disillusions. A long measure of time, seeing, touching, listening and feeling. A corridor of void, a ritual of moving papers. The performance artist Liping Ting works with her own body. Like an extreme athlete, she controls her movements, where every single detail reveals a lot. Before she performs an hour, she would meditate for seven hours, Liping Ting says in an interview. Her actions are very concentrated and decelerated. Breathing sounds and the murmur and whisper of her voice accompany her performances.
With friendly support of the National Culture and Arts Foundation (Taiwan).

17:20 Betonhalle, Performance
Rafał Ryterski (*1992)
Haphephobia (2021)
With Aleksander Wnuk

“Haphephobia” is an exploration of touch, more precisely, the fear of being touched and the fear of touching others. Touch becomes an elemental composition source in this work. All surfaces – plexiglass walls, metal sheets, wooden floor, and the leather-like snare drum – activate a sound by touching, rubbing, sliding, and performing. The performer Aleksander Wnuk is enclosed in a cage, without a possibility to touch another entity except for that cage and what’s inside. All the cage walls are amplified, and the sound is heavily processed. Due to the transparency of the plexiglass walls, the audience can see, can listen but cannot come close. The audience is safe from the performer, but at the same time, the performer is safe from the audience.
With friendly support of the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation.

18:00 Kuppelhalle, Concert
Noa Frenkel
Longing, Belonging (2023)
Noa Frenkel contralto
Sebastian Schottke sound direction

In “Longing, Belonging” Noa Frenkel and Sebastian Schottke look at two great forces in our lives – our desire to belong and our ever-present longing. The programme is a journey through sound, exploring the creative tension between longing and belonging as equally present, complimentary, and essential forces through various compositions.

With compositions by:
Luigi Nono (1924-1990): Ogni giorno sopra il borgo (aus: Al gran sole carico d’amore (1975))
Dániel Péter Biró (*1969): Hadavar (The Word) (2011)
Yannis Kyriakides (*1969): Fire of Myself (2003)
Alvin Lucier (1931-2021): Double Rainbow (2016)
Chaya Czernowin (*1957): Shu Hai Mitamen Behatalat Kidon (1997)
Caroline Shaw (*1982): Dolce Cantavi (2015)
With friendly support of the Hertz-Labor of the ZKM | Karlsruhe.

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