MaerzMusik: Lim / Chase // Ting // Oliveros / PHØNIX16

This festival day comprises a series of artistic works exploring sound and music through corporealities, and touch through sound and musical experiences. These are presented in the form of unique confrontations, a series of embodied performances, touch, empathy and sensibility.

Programme silent green 2

Betonhalle, Concert
Liza Lim (*1966)
Sex Magic (2019/2020)
With Claire Chase
Senem Pirler Electronics

Liza Lim’s Sex Magic is a ritual for ocarina, contrabass flute, electronics, and percussion. For the composer, it is about “the sacred erotic in women’s history” and “an alternative cultural logic of women’s power as connected to the cycles of the womb – the life-making powers of childbirth, the ‘skin-changing’, world-synchronising temporalities of the body and the womb centre as a site of divinatory wisdom”. The piece refers to several mystic and mythological figures – it ends with tenderness. The score cites the poem “Ulysses” by Alfred Tennyson: “The long day wanes / the slow moon climbs / Come, my friends / Tis not too late to seek a newer world.”


Rampe, Performance
Liping Ting
Echoing Contemporary (2023)

Echoing Contemporary is a poetry action, a live performance in situ. A breathing labyrinth freely moves in and out of all mirages and disillusions. A drifting embryo and a long measure of time through a multi-sensory experiencing, seeing, touching, listening and feeling. A corridor of void where echoing a polyphonic state of being. A rite where innumerous feathers are blowing in the wind, relentlessly, silently. A ritual of moving papers where chanting inaudible songs becomes a blessing of the infinitely white ocean. A ritual where the endless natural hair of animals and humans alike is rising toward the dancing stars, is rising toward the universe.


Betonhalle, Performance
Pauline Oliveros (1932-2016)
Sonic Meditations (1971) as part of Grenzraum HÖREN 8
With PHØNIX16, Timo Kreuser

“With continuous work some of the following becomes possible with Sonic Meditations: Heightened states of awareness or expanded consciousness, changes in physiology and psychology from known and unknown tensions to relaxations which gradually become permanent. These changes may represent a tuning of mind and body. The group may develop positive energy which can influence others who are less experienced. Members of the group may achieve greater awareness and sensitivity to each other. Music is a welcome by-product of this activity.” – Pauline Oliveros.

This work is a part of Grenzraum HÖREN, an expanded multi-sensorial programme developed by PHØNIX16 and Timo Kreuser that looks deeply into the works of two composers: Jakob Ullmann and Pauline Oliveros. In their distinctive ways, both developed particular relations to listening, the inaudible phenomenon of sounds as experienced by the ear, and the further audible information acquired through listening.


Thursday, March 18
Beginn: 20 Uhr


Funded by the Capital Cultural Funds.