Tongue Musics

The tongue as a musical instrument: in our mouths – or in the reed instruments at home in so many traditions. “Tongue” is a word for language: song and speech are the twin children of the tongue – but are they truly kindred spirits? In this project, escorted by poets, Ensemble Extrakte embarks on an expedition into the heart of language – in a bid to discover new sounds and poetics for music.

Ensemble Extrakte feat. Nicholas Isherwood, Gabriel Dharmoo, Sameer Dublay and Gebrüder Teichmann. directed by: Sandeep Bhagwati


TURBULENCES – New Roots for New Music Symposium, December 10, 2017

“New Music” was born in the 20th century as an eurocentric movement with the intent to conquer the world – and to occupy the future of music. But in the 21st century, we begin to understand that this “eurological” new music was just one tradition among many – and that the future of music will rather emerge from ear-to-ear conversations between a variety of coequal traditions. In this symposium, musicians, musicologists, listeners, thinkers will engage with the sonic realities and the dreams of those whose New Music draws on manifold roots.