VOCATIONS – a multilingual, transdisciplinary reinvention of the art song in Berlin

In the new transdisciplinary series VOCATIONS, starting in April 2023, Haus für Poesie celebrates poetry and music by reinventing the historically European-centered art song from a multilingual and international perspective. VOCATIONS combines concerts and readings in a unique way, commissions new pieces for world premieres in fall 2023, and lays the groundwork for transdisciplinary artistic community building.

Text and music are developed side-by-side and in close creative exchange by the following artists in pairs of two: Nail Doğan and Cenk Ergün, Felipe Sáez Riquelme and VictorPiano (Víctor Ernesto Gutiérrez Cuiza), Cia Rinne and Catalina Rueda, Avrina Prabala-Joslin and Sol-i So. The majority of these participating artists live in Berlin or Hamburg. 

Salon evenings on October 9 and November 16 at Akademie der Künste, Berlin offer the opportunity to experiment in an informal setting; at the same time, they open up the working process and encourage exchange and new impulses from Berlin's international music and poetry scene.

Premieres of the new pieces will take place on October 26 and December 21 at Heimathafen Neukölln. They will also comprise readings in addition to two new cycles of art songs.