P r o j e c t s
P r o j e c t s


Fest for Contemporary Music

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

Rumi, 13th century

Trickster Orchestra’s festival for contemporary music, Modara, celebrates cultural transformation. Rumi’s idea of Modara is a place of intense encounter and dissolution of the self into something completely new. The festival reflects this utopian place of unity and presents 21st century transcultural music and revolutionary musicians that transcend boundaries and merge 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
Concert Introductions Philip Geisler