Querklang – Experimental Composing at School

Schule machen: QuerKlang

THU 20.03.2014, 18:45
Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Sternfoyer
FRI 21.03.2014, 18:30
Konzerthaus Berlin, Werner-Otto-Saal

World premieres of group compositions by pupils of Alfred-Nobel-Schule Neukölln, Liliy-Braun-Oberschule Spandau, Paulsen-Gymnasium Steglitz, Staatliche Ballettschule and Schule für Artistik Prenzlauer Berg and Willi-Graf-Gymnasium Lichterfelde, accompanied by Burkhard Friedrich, Matthias Jann, Stefan Lienenkämper, Eleftherios Veniadis and Ute Wassermann as well as students of the UdK Berlin



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Past Dates

“It was through QuerKlang that I experienced a change in my own thinking: this music is something new for me and also an experience that I can view as enriching if I allow myself to.” (Nick, 11th school year)

Contemporary music often plays second fiddle in ordinary music lessons. Contemporary musical language represents a personal form of expression that is also available to musical laypersons, but this is completely factored out in the selective engagement with individual works. This results in a lack of misunderstanding and intolerance towards the diversity of new music.

The QuerKlang project aims to counteract this tendency by encouraging pupils to experiment with musical material of their own accord and create their own compositions. In addition to curiosity and an openness towards experimental music, this also leads to a fundamental understanding of the process of composing.

QuerKlang brings together three working worlds that are normally independent of one another: the world of school, the world of university-level education and the world of freelance musicians and composers. QuerKlang thrives from the tension between these three potentially conflicting worlds – it is here that they collide, conflict-ridden by all means.

Further information

Susanne Heise / Rebekka Hüttmann / Christoph Riggert / Stefan Roszak / Iris ter Schiphorst / Kerstin Wiehe, project team

Project by University of the Arts Berlin / klangzeitort, k&k kultkom / Kulturkontakte e.V. and Berliner Festspiele / MaerzMusik. Funded by means of the European Union / European Social Fund / Lernort Kultur.
In collaboration with Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz and Konzerthaus Berlin