Developed by the Goethe Institute, the programme, "The other Beethoven(s)", brings “Covered Culture” to radialsystem – an audiovisual installation created by composer Brigitta Muntendorf and dramaturge Moritz Lobeck in accordance with the principles of "social composing". Based on fragments of Beethoven's vocal music and on his political view of the collective, the installation joins together voices and images of singers from the Beijing Queer Chorus, the Opera Choir of the German National Theatre in Weimar, and a virtual choir of singers and performers from China, Korea, and Japan in a multi-channel composition.
The other Beethoven(s)
The 250th birthday of Ludwig van Beethoven is also commemorated by the Goethe Institute 2020 : The global project, "The other Beethoven(s)", sheds light on an unknown side of the Bonn composer. Based on his interest in non-European perspectives, which was awakened in the later years of his life, artists and composers from Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe, and Germany trace this cosmopolitanism toward a translation of his work into a new, contemporary language. The result is a series of concerts, installations, and performances on display in Germany and participating countries from 2020 onwards. With Cathy Milliken's "Ode for All", and the installation, "Covered Culture", by Brigitta Muntendorf and Moritz Lobeck, the premieres of two of these productions are hosted by radialsystem in Berlin. In addition, the series, "Outernational", by Elisa Erkelenz is to be shown as well, along with a concert by the Trickster Orchestra, "Disturbing the Universal", as part of the Berlin mini programme.
- Concept, music and video
- Brigitta Muntendorf
- Concept and dramaturgy
- Moritz Lobeck
- Design table object
- Begoña Garcia Navas
- Multichannel mixing and audio design
- Sebastian Schottke
- Audio and video network system
- Maximilian Estudies
- Video technology and planning
- Warped Type
- Nicolas Berge
- Choir and soloists
- Beijing Queer Chorus, Opernchor des Deutschen Nationaltheaters Weimar, virtueller Chor Maki Ota (Kyoto), Esther Lee (Seoul und Berlin), Shii, Menthae (Shanghai)
- Ensemble Sonne: Toshiko Oka, Masaru Kakio, Seiko Kuwano, Koji Itose, Ema Fumiyama (Osaka und Kyoto), Xiao Ke, Zi Han, Xinxin Song, Zhihao Huang, Cuixi Lin, Jianjie Wu (Shanghai)
- Recording teams
- Marc Mehanni (Kamera) und Elsa Michanol (Assistenz) und Day Yokota (Kamera)
24 October: 5 pm – 9 pm
25 October: 12 pm – 9 pm
The 20-minute time slots are open to 7 people at a time. A mouth nose protection has to be worn during the performance.
A weekend with postcolonial music parctics:
Sat 24 10 2020
from 5 pm "Covered Culture" - Audiovisual installation as part of "The other Beethoven(s)"
6-9 pm "Ode for All" - Concert installation by Cathy Milliken as part of "The other Beethoven(s)"
Sun 25 10 2020
from 12 pm "Covered Culture" - audiovisual installation as part of "The other Beethoven(s)"
from 1 pm "The other Beethoven(s) - Decolonizing Classical Musics? - Symposium
from 5.30 pm "Outernational: Transtraditional concerts"
The 20-minute time slots are open to 7 people at a time. A mouth nose protectionhas to be worn during the performance // Due to the measures taken to contain the incidence of infection, we are unfortunately not able to offer a checkroom and gastronomical catering only in exceptional cases.
A project of the Goethe Institute. Supported by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media. This project is part of "BTHVN 2020".
Goethe-Institut head office
Goethe-Institut China (Peking and Shanghai)
Goethe-Institut Osaka Kyoto
LOOP - Alt Space Seoul
Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art
PSA Power Station of Art Shanghai
Deutsches Nationaltheater Weimar
ZKM | Karlsruhe
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