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. 

Locations: ausland berlin | Ballhaus Ost | Friedhofspark Pappelallee | Spätkauf Pappelallee | St. Elisabethkirche | Villa Elisabeth

Artists: Alex Arteaga | Joanna Bailie | Eric Bauer / Lena Czerniawska / Carina Khorkhordina | Frank Bretschneider | Sabine Ercklentz | Christian Kesten | Nguyễn & Transitory | utrumque (Gerhard Eckel & Ludvig Elblaus) | Zimoun

Scholars: Matthias Haenisch & students of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin | Katja Heldt | Mathias Maschat | Sarah Mauksch | Julia Schröder & students of  Technische Universität Berlin

Artistic Directors / Curators Matthias Haenisch, Andrea Neumann
Co-Conception Christian Kesten
Conference Lead / Head of Programme  Matthias Haenisch

Sponsors and Partners:

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

graphic design: milchhof|atelier, Carsten Stabenow