P r o j e c t s
P r o j e c t s
07.Jun 2019 | 9:00 pm
Schoenes Wochenende
Festival fuer Modernes Hoeren

Divan Berlin–İstanbul

TransPositions between Poetry and Music

Text is not just translated into another language of words, but into the language of music. The musicians perform translation and interpretation on multiple levels driven by the main impulse of curiosity.

Das Orchester Magazine, 2019

Outstanding poets and soloists of contemporary music open new galaxies between two metropolises: Divan Berlin–İstanbul unites German and Turkish poetry – kanun, saz, and kemenche meet trombone, electronics, and double bass. Berlin and İstanbul are cities of words and sounds, of experiment and new artistic horizons. Musicians and poets from both cities mimic each other’s languages to create shapeshifting new pieces.

For Divan Berlin–İstanbul, members of Trickster Orchestra join together with members of Hezarfen Ensemble and six poets to find artistic forms between music, sound, electronics, and poetry.

Lineup

TRICKSTER ORCHESTRA
Vocals & Marimba Cymin Samawatie
Bass Clarinet & Electronics Milian Vogel
Trombone Florian Juncker
Flute & Contrabass Flute Tilmann Dehnhard
Electronics Korhan Erel
Electronics Simon Stockhausen
Double Bass Ralf Schwarz
Drums Ketan Bhatti
HEZARFEN ENSEMBLE
Vocals Sumru Ağıryürüyen
Viola Ulrich Mertin
Violin Özcan Ulucan
Kanun Serkan Halili
Kemenche Neva Özgen
Saz Erdem Şimşek
Kavala Serkan Şener
Flute Cem Önertürk
Poets (Berlin) Matthias Göritz
Nadja Küchenmeister
Monika Rinck
Poets (İstanbul) Efe Duyan
Gonca Özmen
Gökçenur Ç.
Video Art Roman Hagenbrock