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cancelled! Sunday May 16th 2021
next try: 12 September 2021 6pm – free admission
Sarotti-Höfe, Mehringdamm 55, 10961 Berlin (at Exploratorium)
SPACES & PLACES #2 situative outdoor concert

works by Ariane Jeßulat, Henrik Kairies, Christian Kesten, Alexey Kokhanov, Katarina Rasinski, Rebecca Saunders and Steffi Weismann

In their new series ORTE & RÄUME (Spaces & Places), the Maulwerkers dedicate themselves to specific places in urban space in order to experience them acoustically. After the musical exploration of the inner courtyard of the ACUD in August 2020, they now visit the SAROTTI courtyards in Kreuzberg.
Where do sounds sound when we hear them? - The psychology of perception knows many answers to this question, digital technology even knows many exact answers to it, nevertheless 7 vocal performers, a few instruments and a remote spatial situation are enough to undermine familiar parameters and to make the self-evident seem outrageous. The Maulwerkers conceived new compositions specifically for the Sarotti courtyards, challenging the audience to reconstruct the space by listening, to pursue counterpoints around twisted corners, to reassemble polyphony again and again. Sonic mixtures across spatial distances, Spaltklänge on location, and deliberate dissociations of sounds and their sources play with notions of distance, attraction, order, and perhaps tensions that we currently encounter more charged than before COVID-19.


May 31th 2021 CoFestival – International Contemporary Dance FestivalLjubljana (Slowenien)

maulwerker performing music VOCAL SPACES. COMPOSED BODIES. works by Antonia Baehr, Jule Flierl, Christian Kesten, Michael Hirsch, Dieter Schnebel, Steffi Weismann

supoorted by NATIONALE PERFORMANCE NETZ Gastspielförderung Tanz International, Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien


June 3rd 2021 KONTRAKLANG at the Parochialkirche, Berlin
Rolf Julius SONGBOOK 1- 6 for 6 voices

June 16th -18th 2021 | 8pm
Ballhaus Ost Berlin
Steffi Weismann: A or B
quadrophonic concert installation for 7 performers, objects, live-video and participating audience.
performed by Maulwerker and guests: Özgür Erkök-Moroder, Fernanda Farah, Lorena Izquierdo, Ariane Jessulat, Henrik Kairies, Christian Kesten, Katarina Rasinski.
composition, choreography, set design, video: Steffi Weismann
costumes: Dorothee Scheiffarth, light design: Ruth Waldeyer, sound: Matthias Erian, multi-channel programming: Annette Krebs, public relations: Sascha Wolters, production: Vilém Wagner
funded by Hauptstadtkulturfonds


September 16th-19th 2021
Festival Jauna Muzika, Vilnius, Lithuania
maulwerker performing music KŪNAS. TARPAI. pieces by Alessandro Bosetti, Neo Hülcker, Jule Flierl, Christian Kesten, Indrė Liškauskaitė, maulwerker performing SÅJ compositions by Sven-Åke Johansson


14. / 15. Oktober 2021 Ballhaus Ost, Berlin
maulwerker performing music TYPOGRAPHIES
pieces by Federico Barabino, Ann Noël, Mazen Kerbaj, Gerhard Stäbler, Laura Mello, Nicolas Wiese, Annette Schmucki
with generous support of initiative neue musik berlin e.V.



CURRENT PROJECTS / RECENT EVENTS


Saturday/ Sunday 31. Oct. / 1. Nov. 2020| 8pm
Ballhaus Ost, Berlin
THE REVENGE – Rachen, Mundhöhlen und andere akustische Räume.
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Serge Baghdassarians & Boris Baltschun: auspacken / unboxing (2016)

Antje Vowinckel: Gipfeltreffen (2019)

Hanna Hartman: The Revenge (2020) WP

Cathy van Eck: We Are Prepared (2020) WP

Sunday 1. Nov. 2020 |4pm
Think Tank "Getan, gemeint, gehört, gedacht – Klang und Klangerzeugung in Musik und Performance" keynote by Volker Straebel and panel discussion with the composers of the evening moderated by Ariane Jessulat
See video documentation

supporded by: Initiative Neue Musik Berlin e.V.,
Musikfonds e.V. mit Projektmitteln der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien and Pro Helvetia, Schweizer Kulturstiftung.


2. / 3. September 2020 | 8pm – Attention limited seats!
Acker Stadt Palast Berlin
Makiko Nishikaze: BREAKFAST OPERA
full lenght documentation >online now

COMPOSITION Makiko Nishikaze | SCENE Makiko Nishikaze & Maulwerker | STAGE Steffi Weismann, Hsuan Huang | COSTUMES Hsuan Huang | VIDEO Steffi Weismann | LIGHT DESIGN Hendrik Haupt | PRODUCTION Vilém Wagner MAULWERKER Ariane Jeßulat, Henrik Kairies, Christian Kesten, Steffi Weismann
This piece was premiered at BAM (Berliner Festival for contemporary music theatre) in September 2018. The performances in 2020 are funded by the Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa


19. August 2020 | concert 7:30
ACUD MACHT NEU - Odd Wednesday
Maulwerker SPACES & PLACES #1 Acud’s inner courtyard
Spatial music from balconies and roofs, from windows and staircases.
Works by Antonia Baehr, Fernanda Farah, Ariane Jessulat, Henrik Kairies, Christian Kesten, Steffi Weismann, and Maulwerker collective.
Odd Wednesday is a concert series curated by Mélodie Melak

The audience is in the courtyard open air. Please keep distance to each other and wear a mask. See video documentation


3 March, 2020 | 8:00pm
UNERHÖRTE MUSIK – BKA BERLIN BASTARD. Chamber music for voices, gestures and instruments
BKA Mehringdamm 34 | Berlin-Kreuzberg

In this chamber music programme the Maulwerkers work on the transitions between concertante and theatrical performance. Just as gestures are understood auditory and as chamber music, the theatrical potential of instrumental pieces will be explored. Not in added gestures or intentional, added expression, but in an audible awareness for the stage of the keyboard, the spatiality of sounds and the performativity of musical communication, with which the pieces of the programme play virtuously.

ANDREA NEUMANN Quartett Nr. 1 (2018)
ANNETTE SCHMUCKI staben (2014) for 3 toy pianos and voice
MICHAEL HIRSCH Bastard (1997/98) for piano
MICHAEL HIRSCH Mouvement à 5 (1995) for piano, guitar, glockenspiel, noise maker (foley artist), sound files
CLARA GERVAIS Gesetzt (2015) World Premiere, on a text by Karl Marx for 7 voices
ERNSTALBRECHT STIEBLER Einklang for voices, violin, violoncello, glasses, synthesizers


7.Nov. 2019 | 5:30 - 7:30 pm
FLUXUS Intervention in the exhibition Local Histories
Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin
Entry free of charges

In the exhibition Local Histories (Rieckhallen), the Ensemble Maulwerker restages pieces from the Fluxus movement (by George Brecht, Dick Higgins, Mieko Shiomi and Nam June Paik a.o.) and John Cage. The compositions range between Performance Art and Conceptual Art, Sound Art and concert, in doing so, connect with the topics presented in the collection which – with its spatial paintings and performative sculptures – exhibits genre-defying works.