Festival LABOR SONOR : TRANSLATING SPACES | 27 – 29 August 2021

How does a space influence our thoughts, actions and experiences? What do places and spaces offer, what do they allow, what do they demand, what do they prevent? How are spaces shaped and altered by what happens in them and with them? The festival LABOR SONOR : TRANSLATING SPACES explores the power of space in contemporary experimental music and sound art. 

The motto of the festival is: Listen twice! The audience will have the opportunity to experience the same work simultaneously or consecutively in changing situations and spaces. Over three days, nine works by composers and installation artists will be presented at different venues. A symposium accompanies and explores the genesis of the works premiered at the festival – enabling artists, scholars and audience to enter into direct dialogue. 



Alex Arteaga | Joanna Bailie | Eric Bauer / Lena Czerniawska / Carina Khorkhordina | Frank Bretschneider | Sabine Ercklentz | Christian Kesten | Nguyễn & Transitoryutrumque (Gerhard Eckel & Ludvig Elblaus) | Raed Yassin


Matthias Haenisch & Studierende der / students of HU Berlin | Katja Heldt | Mathias Maschat | Sarah Mauksch | Julia H. Schröder & Studierende der / students of  TU Berlin


ausland berlin | Ballhaus Ost | Friedhofspark Pappelallee | Spätkauf Pappelallee | St. Elisabeth Kirche | Villa Elisabeth | diverse Orte im öffentlichen Raum / various places in public space

Artistic direction Matthias Haenisch, Andrea Neumann
Co-conception Christian Kesten
Symposium chair Matthias Haenisch

Funded by Hauptstadtkulturfond

Sponsors and Partners:
ausland berlin, Austrian Science Fund, Ballhaus Ost, Echoo Konferenz Dolmetschen, field notes, Königlich-Technische Hochschule Stockholm, Kulturbüro Elisabeth, Kunstuniversität Graz, Monat der zeitgenössischen Musik, Technische Universität Berlin, Universität der Künste / Berlin Career College (Sound Studies and Sonic Arts)

graphic design: milchhof|atelier, Carsten Stabenow

Author: Haenisch