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Splitter Relations (Berlin)

November 23 – November 27, @ WABE and Ballhaus Ost, Berlin
5-Day-Festival presenting Splitter Orchester in different contexts, as well as some smaller groups, the Geneva-based Insub Meta Orchestra and Sven-Åke Johanssons composition “Harding Greens” for 22 cardboard boxes.
funded by Hauptstadtkulturfonds Berlin

Splitter Orchester @ Theâtre du Galpon (Geneva,CH)

September 1, 2016
Splitter's first performance in Switzerland will take place in the frame of an orchestral festival organized by the wonderful Insub Meta Orchestra.

SPLITTER ORCHESTER @ hcmf// 2015

hcmf// 2015
Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, November 27th and 28th, 2015.

Friday, November 27th, 7pm in St. Paul's Hall
UK Premiere of Creative Construction Set TM with George Lewis

Saturday, November 28th, 10pm in Bates Mill Blending Shed
Splitter Music

The second performance of Splitter Orchester at hcmf// 2015 will be created and performed specifically for the festival – as is the case with the vast majority of Splitter Performances. Live Broadcast by BBC 3 / Hear and Now.

produced by hcmf//
funded by the Senate Chancellery of Berlin – Cultural Affairs

SPLITTER ORCHESTER & GEORGE LEWIS @ JFB 2015

JAZZFEST BERLIN 2015, November 5th, 7pm, Haus der Berliner Festspiele

Creative Construction Set TM (George Lewis, 2015)

World Premiere of Lewis' Composition Creative Construction Set TM, which pays homage to the Creative Construction Company, an early AACM ensemble.Their name foregrounded agency, process, emergence and collectivity, aspects of creative practice CCSTM encourages. The work was made for the Splitter Orchester, and George Lewis will play with the orchestra on trombone and electronics. CCSTM was also recorded in early November in the SWR 2 Radiostudio in Stuttgart.
You can listen to the SWR 2 Broadcast here

funded by initiative neue musik berlin e.V. and SWR Stuttgart
presented by Berliner Festspiele/Jazzfest Berlin 2015

SPLITTER FÜR ALLE @ AdK Berlin 2015

MAY 9, 2015

Academy of Arts, Berlin (Hanseatenweg)

Free Entrance!!!

Starts 6pm.

MUSIK FÜR ALLE

Program

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Splitter Orchester @ Studio P4, Funkhaus Berlin Nalepastrasse

Splitter Orchester recorded in the beautiful P4 Studio on December 8 and 9, 2014.
Recording Engineers: Jean-Boris Szymczak and Roy Carroll
Mix: Nicholas Bussmann
Master: Werner Dafeldecker

Splitter Orchester @ Borealis Festival (Bergen, NO)

Splitter Orchester & Øyvind Torvund:
23rd of March, 2014, 3pm

Constructing Jungle Books (Øyvind Torvund, 2014)

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Splitters and Lumpers (Splitter Orchester, 2014)

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A production of ausland Berlin, DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program, Berlin Technical University – Electronic Studio, Berliner Festspiele/MaerzMusik and Borealis Festival. In collaboration with the Berlin Museum of Natural History. Kindly supported by the Arts Council Norway and the Berlin chancellery – cultural affairs.

programme borealis 2014

Splitter Orchester @ MaerzMusik 2014

Splitter Orchester & Øyvind Torvund:
17th of March, 2014, 7pm
@ Naturkundemuseum Berlin (Invalidenstr. 43, 10115 Berlin)

Constructing Jungle Books (Øyvind Torvund, 2014)
Premiere

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Splitter Orchester:
17th of March, 2014, 10pm
@ Langenbeck-Virchow-Saal (Luisenstr. 58/59, 10117 Berlin)

Splitters and Lumpers (Splitter Orchester, 2014)
Premiere

more info

A production of ausland Berlin, DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program, Berlin Technical University – Electronic Studio, Berliner Festspiele/MaerzMusik and Borealis Festival. In collaboration with the Berlin Museum of Natural History. Kindly supported by the Arts Council Norway and the Berlin chancellery – cultural affairs.

d/b presents maerzmusik

Splitter Orchester (17/24) @ CRAK, Paris 2013

Splitter Orchester is invited to the 2nd edition of CRAK – Festival des Musiques Affranchies – in Paris, France, September 26 – 29.

This year’s edition of the CRAK Festival is presenting two orchestras who unite the multi-facetted improvising scenes of two European capitals, Paris and Berlin.
L’Orchestre National de Création, Expérimentation et d’Improvisation Musicale (ONCEIM) and the Splitter Orchester share common musical ground and search for creative ways of non-hierarchic music making in large scale ensembles.

CRAK takes place in the church of Saint Merry in the heart of Paris.
CRAK is organized by Babbel Productions and curated by Frédéric Blondy.

http://babbelproductions.com

supported by “impulsneuemusik – fonds franco-allemand pour la musique contemporaine”

Splitter Orchester (19/24) @ Marie-Antoinette

On Friday, January 11th Splitter Orchester (20/24) will play at Marie-Antoinette.
The concert starts 09:30pm, doors open 09:00pm.
Marie-Antoinette: Bogen 47, Holzmarktstr. 15 – 18, Berlin

Splitter & Spahlinger in Darmstadt, 2012

Fr, 20.07.12, 19:30 Uhr (Einlass 19:00 Uhr)
46. Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik Darmstadt 2012
Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt (IMD)
Böllenfalltorhalle, Nieder-Ramstädter Str. 170, 64285 Darmstadt

www.internationales-musikinstitut.de
Tickets: ztix.de

Splitter Orchester is invited to the 46th edition of the “Internationale Ferienkurse fuer Neue Musik”. Splitter Orchester will present its own music and excerpts of Mathias Spahlinger's composition “doppelt bejaht”. There will also be workshops with Splitter members, and the electronic section of the orchestra will play in the 603 club (atelier elektronik).

The encounter of the Splitter Orchester with Mathias Spahlinger – one of the Summer Course instructors for 2012 – promises to be a multifaceted musical and social experiment. The Splitter Orchester already in its name bears the contradiction, and consists of composer-performers from the most varied of backgrounds and paths of development. One of the few commonalities between the 24 members of the group is that they all make improvisation – be it free, idiomatically conceived, or compositionally guided – a central aspect of their musical practice.
Taking this as the point of departure the Splitter Orchestrer, in close collaboration with Mathias Spahlinger, will over the course of three days in Darmstadt prepare 24 of the numbers from “doppelt bejaht” (“doubly affirmed”) and present them in concert.
The selected passages, like the entire concert installation, is concerned with fundamental musical problem complexes and modes of organization, as well as with reduction to essentials, with forking paths, decision trees, contradictions, and rules of the game which both enable and encourage each individual to exercise leadership. There is no conductor – self-organization is central, and leads to a musical process which, in terms of form, is indeterminate. The musicians as well as the audience have the opportunity to witness music as a social process of listening to one another, in which extremes are also possible.
In the second set of the concert Splitter Orchester will play its own music.
The Splitter Orchester is the only professional Ensemble in Germany which plays free improvised music. In a seemingly effortless way the 24 musicians who are composers, interpreters and improvisers at the same time, achieve what most people still can't imagine:
to create in real time a collective and coherent contemporary music on the basis of free improvisation, with no need for set rules and no fear of risk.

Splitter @ WABE 2011

26. November, 2011, 8pm
Wabe, Berlin
Danziger Straße 101, 10405 Berlin

Im November 2011 konnte das Orchester mit einem Konzert in der bis auf den letzten Platz gefüllten WABE an das Konzert im “Radialsystem V” anschließen.

Im Laufe der Jahre 2010 und 2011 fanden monatliche Proben mit anschliessender öffentlicher Präsentation statt. Die Proben dauerten jeweils einen ganzen Nachmittag und wurden durch kurze, öffentliche Konzerte in Werkstatt-Atmosphäre abgeschlossen. In den Werkstatt-Konzerten, die wie die Proben in der WABE (Danziger Str. 101, 10405 Berlin) stattfanden, wurden verschiedene Modelle der Improvisation, an denen nachmittags gearbeitet wurde, vorgestellt und für das Publikum zum Teil kommentiert. Dadurch wurden Möglichkeiten, wie man in einem Ensemble dieser Größe in Echtzeit musikalisch kommunizieren und eine kollektive Musik aus dem Augenblick heraus schaffen kann, eindrücklich und anschaulich demonstriert.

In 2011 war das Splitter Orchester ein Projekt des ausland Berlin im Rahmen von ohrenstrand.guide/Ankunft: Neue Musik.
ohrenstrand.net. wurde gefördert durch das Netzwerk Neue Musik, ein Förderprojekt der Kulturstiftung des Bundes, und die Kulturverwaltung des Landes Berlin. Die Projektreihe ohrenstrand.guide/Ankunft: Neue Musik wurde zusätzlich aus Mitteln des Europäischen Fonds für regionale Entwicklung (EFRE) finanziert.

Splitter @ Radialsystem 2010

24. bis 27. November, 2010
Radialsystem, Berlin
Holzmarktstraße 33, 10243 Berlin

www.radialsystem.de

Dank einer Förderung durch den Hauptstadtkulturfonds im Jahr 2010 konnte ein Arbeitsprozess in Gang gesetzt werden, der die künstlerische Entwicklung des Orchesters ermöglicht hat.
Ende November 2010 feierte das Splitter Orchester mit einem nahezu ausverkauften Konzert im „Radialsystem V“ Premiere und wurde vom Publikum begeistert aufgenommen.

Splitter Orchester Takes the A Train

26. August, 2010, 4pm
HBF Berlin

Erster öffentlicher Auftritt des Splitter Orchesters.
Dokumentiert auf der Echtzeitmusik-Sampler-CD, veröffentlicht auf mikroton records.

Das 24-köpfige elektro-akustische Splitter Orchester lädt ein zu einer Stunde voller Klang, die Ihre Wahrnehmung des Berliner Hauptbahnhofs verändern wird. Mit Hilfe von Kontrabässen, Cellos, gecrackter Elektronik, Feldaufnahmen, Blech- und Holzblasinstrumenten und Perkussion wird dieses grosse aber subtil agierende Ensemble die Ecken und Winkel des Hauptbahnhofs durchforschen und die fremden und veblüffenden Klänge verstärken, die sich dort versteckt halten.