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KNM stands for the active, current music scene in the metropolis Berlin. 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...

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listening cities


listening cities : lima

listening cities : lima
KNM’s sound magazine

SA, 21. Oct 2023, 19.30–20:30
on the occasion of the Berlin Art Week

listening cities : taipei presents live concerts and interviews with the composers and artists Macri Cáceres, Naid Cruz, Pacha Wakay Munan (Dimitri Manga y Ricardo López), AnA Maria Rodriguez, Olinda Silvano and Irazema Vera.

Ensemble KNM Berlin

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Herzbergstraße 40-43
10365 Berlin

21.10.2023, 19:30 Uhr

unerhörte musik


Korea 23 – aktuelle Kammermusik

Unerhörte Musik
Korea 23 – aktuelle Kammermusik
DI 31. Okt 23, 20 Uhr

Werke von Eunhwa Cho UA, Seil Oh UA, Gyu-Bong Yi UA, Do-Won Yu UA, Rebecca Saunders und AnA Maria Rodriguez

Ensemble KNM Berlin
Theo Nabicht, Bass- und Kontrabassklarinette | Joseph Houston, Klavier| Theodor Flindell, Violine| Wolfgang Bender, Violine | Kirstin Maria Pientka, Viola | Uschik Choi, Violoncello

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31.10.2023, 20 Uhr
BKA Theater Berlin

listening cities

Listening cities is the name of KNM Berlin's new sound magazine, dedicated in 2023 to music from three very different metropolitan regions of the world: Kyiv, Lima and Taipei.

Listening to a city does not only mean perceiving its acoustic signatures. The city is first and foremost an organism of human activities and sociocultural agreements.
listening cities therefore asks current composers and artists from the above-mentioned metropolises about the geographical, social, political and historical context of their art. Kyiv, Lima and Taipei are currently in the media spotlight. Whether the Russian war in Ukraine, the violent unrest in Peru, which is primarily based on the social discrimination of the indigenous rural population, or the threatened invasion of mainland China in Taiwan – it is always also about the violation, rejection and erasure of cultural identities.

Upcoming events:

21.10.23 listening cities : lima
14.11.23 listening cities : in taipei
15.12.23 listening cities : in lima

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listening cities is a project by the Ensemble KNM Berlin in cooperation with the Kyiv Contemporary Music Days, Villa Elisabeth, FAHRBEREITSCHAFT and One More Festival Taipei.
Funded by Musikfonds e.V. by means of the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.


listening cities

listening cities : kyiv
im Rahmen der Kyiv Contemporary Music Days in Berlin

01. Juli 2023, 18:30 - 19:30 Uhr
Villa Elisabeth


In listening cities : kyiv, we learn from PR & communications specialist Nataliia Druhak how cultural identity and diversity are not incompatible in Ukraine. We discuss about beauty in times of war, listen to impressive sound experiences of the composers Albert Saprykin and Maxim Kolomiiets and hear how Alexandre Babel (perc) and Theo Nabicht (bkl) (re)interpret them.

With Nataliia Druhak, guest (live) | Rebecca Lenton, flute (live) | Thomas Bruns, host (live)
and music by Maxim Kolomiiets and Alvin Lucier as well as video recordings.