• © Steffi Weismann

The extended voice

maulwerker performing music

Margarete Huber »Kartographie« (2022, UA)

Rebecca Saunders »O« (2017) 

Travis Just »Quintet 1: Five Voices« (2006/ Version 2022) 

Andrea Neumann »Rencontre 5« (2022, UA)

Boris Filanovsky »Mariupol« (2022, UA)


Three world premieres, composed for the individual voices of the Maulwerkers, will be created in close collaboration with the ensemble. Margarete Huber will create a cartography of the vocal potential of the Maulwerkers and catalog the individual sounds. Her composition will thus become a portrait of the group. On the foil of a text excerpt by Flann O’Brien, voice and live electronics in Andrea Neumann’s solo composition »Rencontre 5« enter into various mixed relationships; they appropriate each other, overwrite each other and lose their original identity. Boris Filanovsky processes the Russian attack on Ukraine in »Mariupol«; his piece has no text, only phonemes. The world premieres are flanked by two repertory pieces: Travis Just’s »Quintet 1: Five Voices« alternates sung notes that create beats with noisy fricative surfaces. Rebecca Saunders’ »O« uses the monologue of Molly Bloom from James Joyce’s Ulysses; Saunders transfers the linguistic-musical virtuosity of the text into a solo of existential power.


The Maulwerkers are a vocal ensemble, music performers, music theater makers and a collective of composers. They are specialists in the intersections of music and theater, music and language, in the interpenetration of music and space, of sound and silence.



  • Sep 23, 2022
Past Dates
  • Sep 23, 2022
  • Sep 24, 2022


13 | 9 Euros
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90 minutes


Language no problem

Performance & Vocals

Ariane Jeßulat, Henrik Kairies, Christian Kesten, Katarina Rasinski, Tilmann Walzer, Steffi Weismann

Technical direction

Steffi Weismann


Fabian Eichner


Vilém Wagner


A production of the Maulwerker in cooperation with Ballhaus Ost. Funded by the Initiative Neue Musik Berlin e.V.

The concert is part of the Month of Contemporary Music Berlin.