Voice project

von Florian

Performance, Installation und Diskurs

Die Stimme als Instrument für die Erforschung von Klang in der Kunst

Kooperation mit der Künstlergruppe errant bodies


Wo liegt die Besonderheit der Stimme im Vergleich zu anderen Klangerzeugern?

Dies wird innerhalb eines musikalischen, kompositorischen Kontextes und in Bezug auf Bewegung im Raum (z.B. Tanz und Performance) untersucht. Wir werden die Stimme, ihre Relation zum Körper und ihre gestischen Qualitäten erforschen. Es werden verschiedene etablierte künstlerische Genres analysiert (Oper, Rezitation, Poetry Slam u.a.), um experimentelle und improvisatorische Möglichkeiten der Stimmfunktionen zu finden.


I — Atemwende / Breathturn Performance

April 11st, 2015, 19:00

Exploratorium Berlin, Mehringdamm 55, 10961 Berlin


Atemwende / Breathturn


a nomadic journey – performance
Like Ishmael at the start of Moby Dick, we have felt the urge to take sail and get to the sea. But quite soon our reverie stumbled onto the contours of land: an obtrusive archipelago attracted us. And there commenced a nomadic journey through a rugged labyrinth of cultures that we encounter as we proceed.

Breathturn brings Ernesto Estrella (voice, guitar), Miako Klein (recorder, violin) and Antonis Anissegos (piano) into an exploration that interweaves language, sound, sense, and cultural traditions. Breath drives this journey, but breathing is not enough. A change, an interruption in the rhythm of breath is needed. As we approach the shore, or enter a new house, or look into a void that confronts us, or attend the glance that received us, an Atemwende is needed. We wake up to the smell of oranges. And we are shattered. For that smell does not bring the memory of the orange. But of the unrehearsed emotional constellation of the fingers that pressed the peel, the stains, the talks around those segments, the impossibility of sharing them, the dryness of the land, or the sound of the tree bark as the back leans on it and feels the branches, now lighter from its stolen fruit. This is the procedure of our journey. Among these constellations of the present we have learned our breath.

Atemwende degustation – Degustation

Ursula Heinzelmann und Pepe Dayaw als Tandem erfühlen eine Performance, ertasten eine Unterhaltung zur Beziehung zwischen unserer Zunge und dem Entstehen unserer Sprache. Dieses subtile Erkosten nimmt Geschehnisse vorweg, die der Geschmack im Leben unserer stimmlichen Stimmen auslösen kann.

Ursula Heinzelmann & Pepe Dayaw
Ursula Heinzelmann and Pepe Dayaw will accompany us in this voyage with a subtle degustation of wine and cheese that will bring us to dig into our own cultural depths and nuances. As we move and listen, we feel how much the tongue detects, how much the nose takes in, and how the links between taste and language, smell and memory, are reinvented.

April 11st, 2015

19:00 Atemwende / Breathturn a nomadic journey
Performance Ernesto Estrella, Miako Klein, Antonis Anissegos

20:00 Atemwende degustation – Degustation
mother tongue Ursula Heinzelmann & Pepe Dayaw

Exploratorium Berlin
Mehringdamm 55
10961 Berlin





April 11st, 2015, 19:00


Mario Asef

“Vermeintlich” (assumed) investigates linguistic constructions of cognition. Referencing Lacan’s and Wittgenstein’s conceptions of reality, language is used as an instrument that determines the interdependency of subject-context, but which also makes the reconfiguring of this relationship possible.

Listen – don’t speak

Antje Vowinckel

Vinyl performance with language courses

They should have brought us all together, but what happened was the opposite: On old language courses on tape or vinyl perfect native speakers made long pauses so that the listeners could imitate them. Most of us did this a couple of times, then gave up, but kept listening highly concentrated to the vinyl crackles in the pauses. And didn’t they seem to become longer and longer? Time transformed into space. Seconds turned into lightyears, vinyl grooves turned into orbits while the speakers seemed to withdraw from eachother more and more. Deep in the universe you still hear a gentle „Hallo“ but nobody answers. This image is also a metaphor for the general effect of the old courses. They wanted to bring all nations together, but in real life and in real countries we felt inhibited and didn’t even dare to open our mouths. Nevertheless there is another to approach an international understanding in these courses – based on music. A music full of peculiar melodies and rhythm, that no one intended, a music that only arose as a side effect of the didactic pathos and the effort of to speak clearly and perfectly

The connected exhibition will include language books, vinyls, covers and two avistomats, a German gadget from the 50ies with paper rolls.

The Sound of Global Prayers – Research on urban soundscapes

Kathrin Wildner

Urban spaces are composed by contradictions, transformations, and processes of
negotiation. Listening to the sound, its performative aspects and its effects on urban
spaces enables us to understand and experience the city. In this lecture I will present examples on how sonic religious expressions and manifestations shaping urban soundscapes and how urban space is produced.

April 13st, 18:00

19:00 The Sound of Global Prayers – Research on urban soundscapes Lecture by – Vortrag von Kathrin Wildner

20:00 Listen – don’t speak solo sound performance for voice and language courses from vinyl players by – Solo-Klangperformance für Stimme und Sprachkurse-Schalplatten von Antje Vowinckel

Errant Bodies / April 13st

20:00 mother tongue Aperitivo – Aperitif Ursula Heinzelmann & Pepe Dayaw

21:00 Panel discussion – Podiumsdiskusion The Arts of Voice (all participants – alle Teilnehmer)

Errant Bodies
Kollwitzstrasse 97
10435 Berlin

Exhibition – Ausstellung / April 4th, – April 13st, 2015

14:00 – 18:00 daily – täglich

presenting – präsentiert:

Vermeintlich sound installation by – Klanginstallation von Mario Asef

Listen – don’t speak installation by – Installation von Antje Vowinckel


A project by Ernesto EstrellaBrandon LaBelleMario Asef from Errant Bodies Project Space Berlin


With kind support of Bezirkamt Pankow, Initiative für Neue Musik, Exploratorium Berlin



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