The concert installation Interspecies balances on the threshold between space-time dimensions: Auditory and visual demarcations are unbalanced and “a-synchronized” here. Five performative sound compositions make the many facets between human and non-human actors audible. The encounter between 3D sound projections and the performers creates previously unheard space-time artifacts, with sound architecture, body and instrument acting as mediators of lived, social and virtual space. The higher the degree of interspecies, the greater the potential to allow body-machine presences to be experienced.

The thematically linked performative structures will be set up in the Spreehalle Berlin and staged in relation to each other by means of two sound installations. In total, the facilities will be used by actors three times in succession. At this moment, the performative bodies transform the sound spaces into chiasms of composed space-time experiences in which object and subject and the assumption of a spatial unity underlying the Cartesian grid are dissolved.

B i r d L 0 re is a hybrid man-machine piece that deals with the question of potential instrumentality between the double bass as object and sound body, the bass player and a 3-9-3 3D sound projector that generates sculpture-like sound objects. This creates moments of tangible augmented reality in the performance space.

pasdedeuX is a performative spatial sound installation for 16 identical turntables with built-in amplifier and speakers and two performers. Against the backdrop of the ubiquitous media apparatus and its recording and playback devices, which supposedly enable the reconstruction and manipulation of every “live” moment, the piece aims to question the status quo of conventional concert and theater situations and their characteristic use of sound, expectation and code. This opens up the perception for body-space shifts – because when the needle reaches the end of the record, the space changes at this point and becomes permeable for the change of perspective.

Semaphor is a space-sound composition for two extraordinary and at the same time irritating instruments: Helder tenor recorder and icosahedron loudspeaker (IKO). If both instruments are understood as sound projectors that make it possible to experience sound sculpturally, then spatially delimitable sound layers and scenographies are possible that could hardly be created in this constellation before. The work dialogically reveals the perceptual spectrum of both instruments and thus expands the aesthetic possibilities of space-sound composition in the present.


SPAT Kollektiv – Susanne Fröhlich – recorder player – Meinrad Kneer – double bass player – Verena Lercher – media artist – Denzel Tristan Russell – media artist – Gerriet K. Sharma – sound artist