19:30 Haus des Rundfunks

Mensch, Musik! #8 – „Zufällig FREI“

Digital program

Johann Sebastian Bach

"Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut" - Cantata No. 199 for soprano, oboe, two violins, viola and basso continuo BWV 199
(with new text by tauchgold)

Gideon Klein

Partita for string orchestra
2nd movement: Lento

Erik Satie

"Parade" - ballet music (excerpt)

Sara Abazari

"De Profundis" for orchestra
( first performance)

Arthur Honegger

„Pacific 231“ – Mouvement symphonique N° 1

Arvo Pärt

"Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten" for string orchestra and bells

Renée T. Coulombe

I haunt three ghosts

Bas Wiegers


Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin

Philipp Mathmann


Gustavo Llano

Choreography and dance

Renée T. Coulombe

Digital audio and live piano

Inka Löwendorf



Text, Concept, Realisation

Ariane Stamatescu


Hannah Wendel


“Coincidentally FREE”

Born in the right place by chance?
By chance, lucky enough to be able to devote yourself to your love of music undisturbed from an early age?
How free are art and music?
When am I free, when are we free?
What may, what should, what will freedom cost – me, you, us?

Our so beloved freedom? Just an accidental gift of history? – Conceived, written and directed by tauchgold, Mensch, Musik #8 “Zufällig FREI” takes up this question from a different direction:
How can music and art still reverse the downward trajectory of the will to freedom even in the face of direct threat?
How can creative Eros put a stop to the destructive instinct?
And what happens when I replace guilt and repentance before God with love and responsibility before others?

Under the direction of Dutch conductor Bas Wiegers, the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin is once again transcending the boundaries of symphonic music by inviting artists to push the boundaries of classical performance practice – this time with works by composers who were given or denied freedom for random reasons. All of them – composers and their works – are linked by the question: When am I free and what does freedom mean to me?

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