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MaerzMusik – Festival for Time Issues 22 to 31 March 2019
Source: Berliner Festspiele

The opening weekend 

“But music, although it may inspire some to rebel against tyranny, will induce in others a hypnotic readiness to accept it. [...] It can be used by all sides in a conflict, like the air. It is always used by somebody for something.”
Frederic Rzewski

One of the most important piano works of the 20th century, a rarely heard composition, an exhibition opening, a two-day conference, installations and performances – this is the packed weekend programme which kicks off the fifth edition of MaerzMusik – Festival für Zeitfragen. On 22 March the composer Frederic Rzewski will perform his work “The People United Will Never Be Defeated” and in Horaţiu Rădulescu’s “Clepsydra”, four grand pianos and four uprights will be transformed into string instruments. In a series of lectures on Saturday and Sunday, the discourse format “Thinking Together” questions traditional and tenacious notions of time and history. With “Tele-Visions”, a central project of MaerzMusik starts on Saturday evening in the Betonhalle of the silent green Kulturquartier: a media-historical installation with over 200 television films on the musical avant-garde of the 1950s to 1990s, where viewers can compile their own screening programme at six different venues daily from 14:00 to 24:00 during the entire festival. Lastly, on Sunday afternoon, the installation “Water Timing S. - Time’s Spiral” opens in the daadgalerie, a sound study by the Taiwanese artist Liping Ting.

MaerzMusik – Festival for Time Issues
22 to 31 March 2019
Haus der Berliner Festspiele and other venues

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