MaerzMusik: Interpoiesis 4


Interpoiesis is a concert series that presents new projects arising from multi-generational and intersectional collaborative encounters between artists from diverse backgrounds. “Interpoiesis” denotes an interstice of co-creation, in reference to Donna Haraway’s notion of “sympoiesis” (“making-with”) as the condition of always doing in relation to other(s), the impossibility of creating anything alone.

MaerzMusik invites four constellations of artists to propose a collaborator they have not worked with before, and share their conversations and processes in and through sound and performance. The four concerts display different stages of co-creations, from finalised works to intermediary results of collaborative processes to open experimentations that challenge preconceived roles and relations within the spectrum of artistic and social practices.

This concert kicks off George Lewis and Jeffery Renard Allen: In Interpoiesis 4, composer George Lewis and writer Jeffery Renard Allen discuss the creative process around Song of the Shank, a new, extended work for sinfonietta-sized instrumental forces and two soloists: voice and piano. The work is slated to have its premiere in June 2023 by the renowned Ensemble Modern. Allen will create the libretto based on his 2014 historical/speculative novel around Blind Tom, Song of the Shank.


George Lewis (lecture-presentation)
with Jeffery Renard Allen

Georges Aperghis
14 Récitations
pour voix seule (1978)
Récitations 1–7
Sofia Jernberg (voice)

Georges Aperghis
The Only Line
for violin and electronics (2009)
Gunde Jäch-Micko (violin)

Sofia Jernberg
One Pitch: Birds for Distortion and Mouth Synthesizers (2022)
Sofia Jernberg (voice)

Co-curated by Kamila Metwaly and Berno Odo Polzer, MaerzMusik 2022 presents a programme featuring artists and guests such as Éliane Radigue, Benjamin Patterson, Catherine Lamb, Klangforum Wien, ONCEIM and many others.

More information about the event here

Thursday, March 24
Start: 6pm
Tickets: 15€ / reduced 12€
Information on tickets and hygiene measures here