MaerzMusik 2022

A Garden of Forking Paths – Finale

Clusters of threads move across the image area, emerging from lump-like formations.
Visual concept & design: Eps51, Berlin

The closing event of MaerzMusik continues its pandemic-induced transformation and moves into the urban space around the festival center at silent green. The programme includes concerts, performance, and installations that follow their own temporality.

Cashmere Radio’s festival stream of the final weekend is planned to be made available in the Berliner Festspiele media library soon.

“A Garden of Forking Paths” opens a window of time into a relational field of sound sources – concerts, listening stations, sound installations – that connects pasts and presents from multiple places around the world. The art of field recording lies at the heart of the final weekend of MaerzMusik – Festival for Time Issues 2022. Under the continued impact of the pandemic, “A Garden of Forking Paths – Finale” takes the place of the festival’s closing event “The Long Now” and migrates into the urban space around Nettelbeckplatz in Berlin/Wedding. Follow along live on Cashmere Radio: the community radio provides a place and a frequency where all the levels of the sound experience meet and come together. At the same time, Cashmere Radio opens up a space for encounters between visitors from around the world and shares influences, perspectives, and questions.

Six locations, including Nettelbeckplatz itself, are simultaneously open on 26 and 27 March 2022 – a constellation of interconnected places to be visited with each relating differently to sounds from the world we inhabit. From electronic live performances of artists working with field recordings and sound installations to unaltered acoustic time capsules, and encounters of relocated sonic realities embedded in the soundscape of Wedding, this project moves into a sonic zone of acoustic ecology.

The Betonhalle at silent green, MaerzMusik’s festival hub, is its beating heart, offering live concerts by electronic artists working with field recordings; the octagonal space of silent green’s Kuppelhalle hosts sound installations to be immersed in; Atelier 2 of silent green becomes a listening station that gives space to a plurality of soundscape approaches considering their temporal situatedness; SAVVY Contemporary invites single listeners to encounter a one-on-one relation with sound; Nettelbeckplatz bears witness to sounds from entirely different realities in the world; and Cashmere Radio, finally, offers a place and a frequency in which these layers of sonic experience meet and flow together. We invite you to spend four hours floating and circulating within soundscapes on your own path.

“A Garden of Forking Paths” opens MaerzMusik 2022 at the Gropius Bau, and another closes the festival – an invitation to enter relational encounters through, in and with sound, space and time.


20:00–20:45, 26.3.2022
Félicia Atkinson (Cashmere Radio Live On Air)    

The Ever Present Orchestra (Live Performance)   

Jake Muir (Live Sound Collage)     

KMRU (Cashmere Radio Live On Air) 

00:00–10:00, 27.3.2022
Commissioned works by Manja Ristić, Nyokabi Kariuki, Rubén D'Hers, Gabi Schaffner, Hayley Suviste, Eleni Polou, Super Inter, Julia Reidy, Abby Lee Tee, Gary Farrelly, Chris Dreier, Dirar Kalash and Aladin Ilou

Super Inter (Commissioned Work)  

Abby Lee Tee (Commissioned Work)  

Felicity Mangan (Live Performance)    

Ukraine Fund Raising Concert (Live On Air)      

Nico Sauer
A Garden of F**kin Pervs (Live) 

Ale Hop (Live Performance)

Francisco Antão (Live On Air)    

Vica Pacheco (Live Performance)    

Haku Sungho (Live Performance)    

Martyna Poznańska (Live On Air)    

Dirar Kalash (Live Performance)

Tomoko Sauvage (Live On Air)    

JD ZAZIE (DJ Set, live)    

Gabi Schaffner (Commissioned Work)  

Nyokabi Kariuki
Peace places: kenyan memories (Commissioned Work)

Minor Science's 'Absent Friends' (Live On Air)