We would like to sincerely thank all composers, musicians, our fantastic team, all supporters and helpers who made klubkatarakt17 possible.

A special thank-you to our composer-in-residence Klaus Lang for his presentation and his new composition dreamland as well as to Tamriko Kordzaia and Trio Amos (Sylvie Lacroix, Krassimir Sterev and Michael Moser) who together with Klaus created his portrait.
We also thank Lange//Berweck//Lorenz, Julia Eckhardt, Gustavo Costa, Emol, Lucrecia Dalt, Valentina Magaletti, the Interstring Project, Andrea Belfi, Donghee Nam, Fiona McKenzie and Nelly Boyd.

Here is a photo selection by our photographer Jann Wilken:

International Festival for experimental Music
January 19th – 22nd, 2022
Kampnagel, Hamburg

klubkatarakt 17


Wednesday, January 19th, 2022
20:00 Opening
with Lange//Berweck//Lorenz and Nelly Boyd/Robert Engelbrecht

The festival will be kicked off by Berlin based electro-acoustical trio Lange//Berweck//Lorenz. Founded in 2014, the collective has committed itself to realizing electronic scores, restoring and (re-) staging forgotten electronic works as well as collaborating on new pieces with contemporary artists. Silke Lange, Sebastian Berweck and Martin Lorenz will be taking the stage with a laboratory of analogue and digital synthesizers and machines. The trio will be performing pieces specifically written for them by Kirsten Reese, Midori Hirano and Bernhard Lang.

Ensemble Nelly Boyd from Hamburg will be performing a composition by Robert Engelbrecht. Founded in 2004, the ensemble and composer collective Nelly Boyd has specialized in experimental and minimalistic music, and has worked with composers such as Phill Niblock, Alvin Lucier, Lois V Vierk, Christian Wolff, and Rhys Chatham.

Thursday, January 20th, 2022
18:00 Presentation Klaus Lang
19:30 Klaus Lang Portrait 1
21:00 Klaus Lang Portrait 2
with Klaus Lang, Trio Amos and Tamriko Kordzaia

Klaus Lang should have been composer in residence at klubkatarakt in 2021 – which unfortunately couldn’t happen due to the pandemic. We are excited to be able to make up for that in 2022.

The Austrian composer was born 1971 in Graz. To him, music is a freestanding acoustic object. In his work, Lang doesn’t use sound. He rather explores it while listening closely, and “gives it the opportunity to unfold its inherent beauty.” (Lang)

Following a lecture about his compositional work, Lang will be performing two concerts alongside Austrian Trio Amos – consisting of Sylvie Lacroix (flute), Michael Moser (violoncello) and Krassimir Sterev (accordeon) – and pianist Tamriko Kordzaia. The concerts, which will feature Lang himself on harmonium, will also include the premiere of a new piece, commissioned by klubkatarakt.

Friday, January 21st, 2022
19:30 Gustavo Costa
20:30 The Interstring Project – inter/face
22:00 Julia Eckhardt

Day three will start with a solo perormance by Portuguese percussionist Gustavo Costa. Costa founded the Porto based collective Sonoscopia and is an important figure in Portugal’s contemporary music scene. He will be presenting his first ever solo album Entropies and Mimetic Patterns.

For the main concert of the day, five piece ensemble The Interstring Project will take the stage, combining acoustic and electric guitars with objects, preparations, effects and live-electronics. Their new multimedia concert inter/face is a musical reflection upon the “interface” as a technological and philosophical concept: a search for intersections between human and computer, performer and composer, artist and audience. The concert will feature pieces by Hunjoo Jung, Sarah Nemtsov and Francisco Uberto, and will be accompanied as well as expanded by a light concept by German artist Cornelius Reitmayr.

The night concert features Julia Eckhardt. She is a musician and organizer in the field of sound art, working at the interface between composed and improvised music. She is a founding member and artistic co-director of the Q-O2 Workspace in Brussels, for which she has conceived various research projects. She lectures on topics such as sound, gender, and public space. Eckhardt will present a solo performance for viola and feed.

Saturday, January 22nd, 2022
20:00 Long Night
with Lucrecia Dalt, Valentina Magaletti, Emol, Andrea Belfi, Nelly Boyd/Jan Feddersen
!!! 01:00 JONH & THCB >>CANCELED due to pandemic !!!

The so-called Long Night will present five shorter concerts.

In her work, Berlin based Colombian musician Lucrecia Dalt encompasses the dual worlds of avant-garde and contemporary electronic music. She will be presenting her latest record No era sólida (released in September 2020) as well as other new pieces.

Based in London, Italian-born drummer and composer Valentina Magaletti strategically enriches her folkloristic and eclectic palette through close listening and experimentation with new materials and sounds. Her work ranges from jazz approaches all the way to drone / field recordings as well as experimental and avant-garde productions.

Fellow Italian Andrea Belfi lives in Berlin and is known for his energetic performances. His new album Ore, which he will be performing at klubkatarakt, places drums at the centre of a deep, hypnotic listening experience, where rhythm is combined with electronic textures.

Luka Lenzin aka Emol lives and works in Hamburg, making music and illustrating. Lenzin is part of the bands plastiq and TWISK, as well as a member of the collective ZOLLO. Combining vocals and electronics, Emol creates an intimate sound cosmos oscillating between experiment and pop in which synthesizers, sounds and vocals modulate the basic information carried by language.

Hamburg based ensemble Nelly Boyd will present a spatial composition by Jan Feddersen, written for two vocalists, four eletric guitars and drones.

The festival closing party with JONH & THCB, two DJs from Berlin and Hamburg is canceled due to Covid 19.

International Festival for Experimental Music
Kampnagel, Jarrestraße 20, 22303 Hamburg

Wednesday, January 19th

20:00 Opening with Lange//Berweck//Lorenz and Nelly Boyd
  Works by Kirsten Reese, Midori Hirano, Bernhard Lang & Robert Engelbrecht

Thursday, January 20th

18:00 Presentation Klaus Lang
19:30 Klaus Lang Portrait 1
21:00 Klaus Lang Portrait 2
  with Trio Amos & Tamriko Kordzaia

Friday, January 21st

19:30 Gustavo Costa
20:30 The Interstring Project – inter/face
  Compositions by Hunjoo Jung, Sarah Nemtsov & Francisco Uberto
22:00 Julia Eckhardt

Saturday, January 22nd

20:00 Long Night with Lucrecia Dalt, Valentina Magaletti,
  Emol, Andrea Belfi & Nelly Boyd/Jan Feddersen
01:00 JONH & THCB >> CANCELED due to pandemic