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DenkKlaenge - for Walter Benjamin

01.06.2010, 8 pm: Tel Aviv: Felicja Blumental Music Center
26 Bialik Street, Tel Aviv 61048, Israel
Admission: 70/50 NIS

04.06.2010, 1 pm: Jerusalem: Jerusalem Music Centre
Mishkenot Sha'ananim, Jerusalem 91045, Israel
Admission: 90/80/75/60 NIS

20.06.2010, 8 pm: Frankfurt: Hochschule für Musik und
Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt am Main
Kleiner Saal, Eschersheimer Landstraße 29-39, 60322
Frankfurt am Main
Admission: 10/6 Euro

24.06.2010, 8 pm: Berlin: Akademie der Künste
Plenarssal, Pariser Platz, Pariser Platz 4, 10117 Berlin
Admission: 10/6 Euro

New pieces for ensemble by Amit Gilutz, Eres Holz, Yoav Pasovsky,
Hever Perelmuter, Gilad Rabinovitch, Sarah Nemtsov, Tom Rojo Poller,
Asmus Trautsch, and Peng Yin.

Ensemble Adapter
Gunnhildur Einarsdóttir, harp
Matthias Engler, percussion
Kristjana Helgadóttir, flute
Emmanuelle Bernard, viola
Marc Tritschler, piano
Ingólfur Vilhjálmsson, clarinet

Manuel Nawri, conductor

Klangnetz, an association for young composers working in Berlin, organises
this exchange project between composers from Israel and Berlin in order to
acquaint an audience in both states with the relatively unknown contemporary
music of the other country. The project will take place in June 2010 with
concerts and several public workshops in Israel and Germany. The German-
Jewish philosopher Walter Benjamin and his autobiographic book Berlin
Childhood Around 1900 will be thepoint of reference for each work.
The connection between Benjamin’s book and the music will also be
addressed by the international symposion “ Sound and Music in the work of
Walter Benjamin – Benjamin in Music (24.-26.06.2010), which Klangnetz e. V.
is going to host at the end of the project, in cooperation with the Zentrum für
Literatur- und Kulturforschung and the Akademie der Künste. Beside the
musical and acoustic elements in Benjamin’s thinking, which, in contrast to
the central role of linguistic figures and thought images, have hitherto been
negelcted, the symposium also takes the challenges into account which
contemporary music received from Benjamin’s life and work.
In Jerusalem, Klangnetz is guest of the renowned Israel Festival and in
Frankfurt, Hessian Radio(Hessischer Rundfunk) will record the German
premiere of each piece.

This project is supported by the German-Israeli Future Forum Foundation,
the German Embassy Tel Aviv, the Goethe-Institute Jerusalem, the Embassy
of the State of Israel in Germany, the Akademie der Künste Berlin, the Zentrum
für Literatur- und Kulturforschung Berlin, and the Christoph-und-Stephan-
Kaske-Foundation. The ThoughtSounds for Walter Benjamin will be under
the patronage of the Israeli Ambassador in Germany, His Excellency
Yoram Ben-Zeev.


Production and Organisation:
Yoav Pasovsky, Asmus Trautsch
Design: Nicolas Wiese