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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...


KNM Berlin / Anja Weber

26.9.19

Kontakte

Kontakte
Biennale für Elektroakustische Musik und Klangkunst

Akademie der Künste Berlin, Hanseatenweg
26. September 2019, 20:00 Uhr

Xiaojiao Dong : Trickle  2014
Tiantian Wang : Zero Dimension  2009
Yuan Zhou : Colored Glaze  2008
Yin Yang : Shuang Sheng  2009
Chengbi An : L’assemblage sonore  2019 (UA)


Ensemble KNM Berlin
Rebecca Lenton, Flöte | Matthew Conley, Trompete | Prodromos Symeonidis, Klavier | Theodor Flindell, Violine | Cosima Gerhardt, Violoncello

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26. September, 20:00 Uhr
Akademie der Künste

Ensemble KNM Berlin

10.10.19

Heroines of Sound Edition

Goethe-Institut Mexiko City
Donnerstag, 10. Oktober 2019, 20:00 Uhr

Leah Muir : Just34
Anda Kryeziu : T
Valeria Jonard : Lullaby for the last drops
Leslie Garcia : Improvisations-Set


Bettina Wackernagel, Moderation
Ensemble KNM Berlin
Rebecca Lenton, Flöte|Theo Nabicht, Kontrabassklarinette|Michael Weilacher, Schlagzeug|Cosima Gerhardt, Violoncello|Thomas Bruns, Ton

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10. Oktober 2019,20:00 Uhr

Goethe-Institut Mexiko City

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: post@kultur.berlin.de and/or the Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH: info@kulturprojekte.berlin.
Please publicize this issue in your networks and media.
Please contact us at production@kammerensemble.de if you should know about possible alternative premises.

Many thanks!

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