What can a song be today? How might the European tradition of the art song be reimagined by multilingual artists working between poetry and music? Composers and poets from Berlin and Hamburg come together for the Vocations series to compose new pieces. Their collaborative art songs will have their world premieres on October 26 and December 21 at Heimathafen Neukölln. Vocations both adopts and reinvents the long, storied tradition of musical-literary salons. On October 9 and November 16, the Berlin contemporary poetry and new music scenes will mingle and update each other in two salons open to transdisciplinary exchange and spontaneous artistic interventions. The workshop on November 16 examines the especially intimate relationship between poetry and music in the art song, exploring the genre's dehierarchising potential in a contemporary context, based on Julia Kristeva's concept of the Révolte intime and the various influences of Vocations artists..
The project was conceived by Tomás Cohen, a Chilean poet living in Berlin. He is also the artistic director. Together with Katharina Schultens, Haus für Poesie, he curates the series. Vocations is held in cooperation with JUNGE AKADEMIE, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Cultural Foundation Schloss Wiepersdorf, Heimathafen Neukölln and Universität Hamburg and is funded by Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Gesellschaftlichen Zusammenhalt des Landes Berlin im Rahmen der Spartenoffene Förderung.
Tickets for premieres can be purchased here: VOCATIONS - Heimathafen Neukölln (heimathafen-neukoelln.de)
Ticktes are available here: www.adk.de/tickets