P r o j e c t s
P r o j e c t s
14.Sep 2024 | 8:00 pm
Goethe-Institut in Exile
03.May 2025 | 8:00 pm
Wittener Tage für Neue Kammermusik


Fest for Contemporary Music

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,
there is Modara. I’ll meet you there.”

Rumi, 13th century

The Trickster Orchestra’s festival for contemporary music, Modara, celebrates ambiguity and cultural transformation in music. Rumi’s idea of Modara is a place of intense encounter and dissolution of the self into something completely new. The festival embodies this utopian place of unity and presents revolutionary musicians that create transcultural art music transcending boundaries and merging traditions, genres, and instruments into new musical experiences.

The festival begins with several improvisation sessions all over Berlin, before concluding with two days of concerts at Heimathafen, Neukölln.


Vocals Cymin Samawatie
Trombone Hilary Jeffery
Oud & Guitar Mahan Mirarab
Grand Piano Niko Meinhold
Koto Naoko Kikuchi
Vibraphone & Marimba Taiko Saito
Bass Clarinet & Electronics Milian Vogel
Kanun Bassem Alkhouri
Trumpet Liz Allbee
Viola Martin Stegner
Electronics Korhan Erel
Paetzold Bass Recorder Susanne Fröhlich
Cello Anil Eraslan
Kawala & Nay Mohamad Fityan
Double Bass Ralf Schwarz
Drums Ketan Bhatti
Concept, Dramaturg Philip Geisler