miercuri, 7 ianuarie 2009

Temporary architecture for new music - ohrenstrand mobil 08

An exhibition project implemented by AedesEast – International Forum for Contemporary Architecture e.V.

Location: Studio, Aedes am Pfefferberg, Christinenstrasse 18-19, 10119 Berlin
Period of exhibition: 23 January – 5 March 2009
Opening: Friday, 23 January 2009, 8 p.m.
Opening hours: Tue-Fri 11 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., Sat + Sun 1 – 5 p.m.

New spaces for new music! Under this motto, the competition “ohrenstrand mobil 08” – organized by Zeitgenössischen Oper Berlin and ohrenstrand.net – has called upon architects, construction engineers, and artists to design unconventional and multifaceted spaces for contemporary music, spaces that offer the most diverse formats and which act as mobile and temporary exhibition and sound windows, and which are to be capable of being set up at various locations in Berlin. This architectural form for conveying music is sponsored by the Netzwerk Neue Musik of the German Federal Cultural Foundation.

Participating in the initial phase of the competition – announced in May of 2008 – were altogether 134 teams from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. 31 applicants were selected for the second round. The jury – composed of curators, organizers, and architects – selected the prizewinners in September of 2008.

The 1st Prize (2000 €) went to Nuremberg architects René Rissland and Jürgen Lehmeier of eyland 07. For the competition “ohrenstrand mobil 08,” they developed a piece of architecture that could be assembled in extraordinarily flexible ways and which was composed of individual acoustic modules, and which optimally unites the functions of absorption, diffusion, and reflection. The manner of functioning of the resultant acoustic space can be experienced for the first time now at Aedes, where the architects will implant their design on a scale of 1:1. Planned for the exhibition phase are a number of musical performances designed to test the acoustic and flexible properties of this «TonRaumArchitektur» (SoundSpaceArchitecture). The inauguration of «ohrenstrand mobil» will take place on 13 February 2009 with a performance of “Layers News Opera.”

The recipients of the 2nd Prize (1500 €) were Robert Schwarz and Mark Neuner of Divany (Vienna), with their «Raumadapter» (Space Adapter), a suspended construction composed of Styrofoam elements.

The third prize went to AG J.-P. E. R. Sonntag and CC.Mehlhose + Thomas Reinke (Berlin) for HOSOC, the HoveringSonicCap, a freely adjustable, helium–filled sound lid that represents a logical development of Richard Wagner’s «Schalldeckel» (sound lid).

Presented in the exhibition as models are the remaining competition designs, which display the most diverse conceptual, formal, and material approaches to fulfilling the assigned task.

The competition «ohrenstrand mobil» will be repeated in 2009.

Speaking at the opening will be Kristin Feireiss of Aedes and Andreas Rochholl of Zeitgenössische Oper Berlin.

Comprehensive material on the competition «ohrenstrand mobil» is available at www.ohrenstrand.de

Visual materials related to the exhibition can be acquired from Ulla Giesler at: ug@aedes-arc.de.

Event series: the following will appear as guests in the ohrenstrand mobil at the Aedes am Pfefferberg

Friday, 13 Feb 2009, 7 p.m.
Appearing as guests in the ohrenstrand mobil will be Layers News Opera (world premiere), opera with Matthias Ockert (composition, electric guitar), Juliane Eber (concept), Inga Franke, Juliane Ebner / Gregor Sturm (space, images, words), Angela Fritzsch (speaker), and others.

With the premiere of «Layers News Opera» the temporary architecture ohrenstrand mobil launches its tour through Berlin and Brandenburg. As an emotional echo of the dictatorship represented by the daily flood of news reports, the team of Ebner Franke Sturm Produktion assembles new music, images from news reports, and news items. The illusion of reality becomes a really existing illusion. “Layers News Opera” received the project realization prize from operare 08.

Additional performances are scheduled for Feb 14, 27, and 28, always at 7 p.m.
Admission: 12/8 €

operare 08 is a project of Zeitgenössischen Oper Berlin in the framework of ohrenstrand.net. ohrenstrand.net is sponsored by the Netzwerk Neue Musik and the Cultural Administration of the Federal State of Berlin. (www.operare.de) With generous support from Aedes East e.V.

Thursday, 19 Feb 2009, 6 p.m.

Appearing as guests in the ohrenstrand mobil will be MyOpera (premiere). Opera clips with students from the John Lennon Gymnasium, Dietrich Eichmann (musical direction, composition); Enrico Stolzenburg (direction), Andreas Rochholl (film).

How does a rock band become an orchestra for new music? What are the sounds of everyday life among students in Berlin-Mitte? How can the lives of 12 different people be compressed into a video clip? «MyOpera» reflects the sensibilities and the dreams of young people on the threshold of adulthood.

A project of Zeitgenössischer Oper Berlin and the John Lennon Gymnasium in the framework of the sponsorship initiative Schule & Künste (Schools and the Arts), sponsored by Projektfonds kulturelle Bildung Berlin. In collaboration with Kadmos Produktion. With generous support from Aedes East e.V. Free admission.

Wednesday 4 March 2009, beginning at 9 p.m.

Appearing as guests in the ohrenstrand mobil Contemporary Tangoloft
Tango dancing to the music of our times. With show dance!
DJ Mona Isabelle and Tangoloft
Free admission
A collaborative event of Zeitgenössischer Oper Berlin and Tangoloft. With generous support from Aedes East e.V.

Thursday, 5 March 2009, 8 p.m.

Appearing as guests in the ohrenstrand mobil e.poesie
Halbschlaf und Anderes for speaker, electric guitar, and electric sounds to poems by Johannes Jansen (speaker), Sidney Corbett (music)
The precise, occasionally dreamworld self–observations and questionings of poet Johannes Jansen are fused into a bizarre form of beauty with electronically–generated music by guitarist/composer Sidney Corbett.
Admission: 7/5 €

A collaborative event of Zeitgenössischer Oper Berlin, Literaturwerkstatt Berlin, and ohrenstrand.net. With generous support from Aedes East e.V.

Tickets: kontakt@layersnewsopera.de Tel: 0049-30-26378911

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