What is the sound of a piece of art music that faces its multiple, hybrid influences in exile and diaspora? How do we disentangle ideas of “the own” and the foreign through listening? How do concert programmes reflect an open society in all its polyphony? "Outernational" is a new European concert series with three annual foci and which features artists who are engaged in trans-traditional music.
The series begins with the Berlin Trickster Orchestra's new programme, "Disturbing The Universal / DIY", which joins together musicians of different traditions to create a new tonal language. During the concert, philosophers Timothy Morton and Wendy M.K. Shaw will reflect on the genesis of the new in an "Outernational Listening Session". A concert by Kamilya Jubran is to take place in December 2020. The singer joins a string quartet and a composer for a multimedia performance, and in March 2021 for a session of baroque, Persian classical, and electronic composition.
The concerts are preceded by comprehensive artistic research that not only tracks down scenes and contemporary musical developments, but takes into account questions of "musicking", i.e. performance practice and contextualisation as well. The aim of this exercise is to open up new spaces for outstanding artists positioned far from the mainstream. Curator Elisa Erkelenz develops the concerts in close dialogue with the artists, and around each performance, background information on music, instruments and participating artists is published in the VAN digital magazine Outernational: www.van-outernational.com
- Trickster Orchestra
- Singing and Composition
- Cymin Samawatie
- Kawala and Ney
- Mohamad Fityan
- Flute and recorders
- Susanne Fröhlich
- Wu Wei
- Mona Matbou Riahi
- Bass Clarinet and Electronics
- Milian Vogel
- Florian Juncker
- Naoko Kikuchi
- Niko Meinhold
- Marimba and Vibraphone
- Taiko Saito
- Martin Stegner
- Anil Eraslan
- Double Bass
- Ralf Schwarz
- Korhan Erel
- Percussion and Composition
- Ketan Bhatti
- Arnont Nongyao, Thatchatham Silsupan
- Outernational Listening Session „Sounding Changes“
- Wendy M.K. Shaw, Timothy Morton
- Curation and dramaturgy
- Elisa Erkelenz
5.30 - 6.30 pm Trickster Orchestra:
Disturbing the Universal / DIY
7 - 8 pm
Outernational Listening Session
Registration at email@example.com
8.30 - 9.30 pm Trickster Orchestra: Disturbing the Universal / DIY
Further "Outernational" concerts at radialsystem on December 15, 2020 and March 2, 2021.
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, "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"
In English // Due to the measures taken to contain the incidence of infection, we are unfortunately not able to offer a checkroom //
With bar service from 5.30-8.30 pm.
Outernational is made possible by the generous support of the Senate Department for Culture and Europe, the Allianz Cultural Foundation, the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of BTHVN2020 and the Goethe Institute as part of "The Other Beethoven(s)".
Media partner is VAN magazine with the reportage series VAN Outernational.
Further mediapartners: tipBerlin, ExBerliner, Ask Helmut.