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KNM Berlin - welcome

KNM stands for the active, current music scene in Berlin’s metropolis. Along with other students of former East Berlin’s Hanns Eisler School of Music, Juliane Klein and Thomas Bruns founded the ensemble in 1988. It is now made up of eleven musicians from all over Germany, Great Britain and Switzerland...

Tunings of the World 2.0


Tunings of the World 2.0 #jinju – south korea

Konzerthalle der Gyeongsang National University

03.11.2019, 18:00 Uhr
Lee Han : huff/puff
Han Jae Ho : string
kimminsung : The C-A-R-E-L-E-S-S words
Youngkwang Yang : Vox Nihili...
Seung-wan Baek : ’eine Perzeption’
Leon Lee : [Shin-Byeong]

06.11.2019, 18:30 Uhr
Seunghyun Yun : „The Bird Comes..."
Seil Oh : Rest II: Challa
Laure M. Hiendl : tonus
Ana Maria Rodriguez : D&S
Luigi Nono : A Pierre. Dell’azzurro silenzio, inquietum

Ensemble KNM Berlin
Rebecca Lenton, Flöte | Theo Nabicht, Bassklarinette | Pascal Viglino, Schlagzeug | Ana Maria Rodriguez, Keyboard/Live-ELektronik | Theodor Flindell, Violine | Kirstin Maria Pientka, Viola | Jonathan Heilbron, Kontrabass

Thomas Bruns, sound


3. & 6. November 2019, 18:00/18:30 Uhr, Jinju, Südkorea

Ensemble KNM Berlin in der Alten Oper Frankfurt


Exodus nach Hollywood

Fokus Exodus nach Hollywood
Konzerte, Filmvorführungen u.a. zur freien Auswahl im ganzen Haus

Alte Oper Frankfurt/M
Samstag 16. November 2019
18:00, Ganzes Haus

Hanns Eisler
Joris Ivens und Mannus Franken 1929
mit der Musik der »Vierzehn Arten den Regen zu beschreiben« op. 70

Frontier Films 1940
mit der Musik der Kammersinfonie op.69

Sechs Szenen aus THE CIRCUS
Charlie Chaplin 1928
mit der Musik des Septett Nr. 2

Ensemble KNM Berlin
Rebecca Lenton, Flöte | Gudrun Reschke, Oboe | Laurent Bruttin, Klarinette | Theo Nabicht, Klarinette | Hanno Koloska, Fagott | Elliot Seidman, Horn | Matthew Conley, Trompete | Joao Pedro Abreau, Posaune | Michael Weilacher, Schlagzeug | Justine Eckhaut, Klavier / E-Piano | Sebastian Berweck, Keyboard / Synthesizer | Theodor Flindell, Violine | Lisa Werhahn, Violine | Kirstin Maria Pientka, Viola | Ringela Riemke, Violoncello | Iris Ahrens, Kontrabass

Frank Strobel, Musikalische Leitung (White Flood)


16. November 2019, ab 18:00 Uhr

Alte Oper Frankfurt

Tunings of the World 2.0

Das Projekt Tunings of the World 2.0 des Ensembles KNM Berlin erhält eine Förderung durch die Kulturstiftung des Bundes. Wir freuen uns auf eine zweijährige Zusammenarbeit mit Partnern aus Deutschland, Indien, Korea und Taiwan.

Tunings of the World 2.0
plur(e)alities in music

#jinju – south korea
#chennai – india
#berlin – germany
#kaohsiung & taipei – taiwan

Tunings of the World 2.0 ist ein Projekt des Ensemble KNM Berlin in Kooperation mit dem Goethe-Institut Taipei, dem Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Chennai, Studio Acht Taiwan, Jinju Music Festival (JMF) und Berghain Ostgut GmbH. Gefördert durch die Kulturstiftung des Bundes und mit freundlicher Unterstützung der Berliner Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa und des National Found of Culture & Arts (Taiwan).
Medienpartner: kulturradio vom rbb




KNM needs your support

Help save the rehearsal residence of the Ensemble KNM Berlin with us!

The existence of the Ensemble KNM Berlin, which has been shaping the landscape of New Music internationally for more than thirty years, is being jeopardized by Berlin’s cultural politics, just to create a few office workplaces.
The musicians of the KNM Berlin have been working and rehearsing for 20 years in the Podewil in Berlin-Mitte, home of the Kulturprojekte Berlin. This residence is an essential guarantor of the success and stability of a free, independent ensemble that must support itself without institutional backing. The landlord, the Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH, now intends to not extend the contract and use the space for its own needs from 01.01.2020 on.

Berlin's scarcity of affordable spaces problem is well known. Through spectacular buybacks and media-effective remunicipalisation projects, the red-red-green state government likes to present itself as an advocate for affordable living and working spaces. Senator of Cultural Affairs Dr. Lederer, chairman of the supervisory board of the Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH, in his own words sees “art spaces on the free market breaking away in large numbers.” How right – precisely for this reason, the public sector must support such sustainable models as the KNM Berlin in the Podewil, help secure their status in the long term and not actively participate in the suppression of independent artists.

A petition to maintain the residency space, which found almost 2,000 supporters within a very short time, was sent to the managing director of Kulturprojekte Berlin in June 2019. It simply went unanswered.
We call on the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe and the management of the Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH, to finally develop a long-term and viable solution with the ensemble in Podewil. From the experiences of the last months, we realize: Without public support it will not happen.

How can you help us?
Write a supportive mail with the subject "KNM stays in the Podewil" to the Senate Department for Culture and Europe: and/or the Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH:
Please publicize this issue in your networks and media.
Please contact us at if you should know about possible alternative premises.

Many thanks!