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Recording from 18 March 2022 from the Gropius Bau

Available from 18 June 2022 until 18 June 2023

214 min


Funded by Fonds Darstellende Künste aus Mitteln der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien im Rahmen von NEUSTART KULTUR. In cooperation with MaerzMusik – Festival für Zeitfragen.

Video | Concert | MaerzMusik 2022


A Garden of Forking Paths

The festival opening of MaerzMusik 2022 invited the audience to wander through archipelagos of music under the spacious roof of the Gropius Bau – with appearances of (works by) Klangforum Wien, Satch Hoyt, “The Circle Flute”, Myriam Van Imschoot, Georges Aperghis, Rebecca Saunders, Toshio Hosokawa, Christian Kesten and others …


Satch Hoyt
Hair Combing Cycle 1884–1885 (2017/2022)
for 18 performers

The Circle Flute
played by
Bettina Berger, Marieke Franssen, Bjørnar Habbestad, Michael Schmid

Solo pieces by
Georges Aperghis
Toshio Hosokawa
Rebecca Saunders
Salvatore Sciarrino

and others
played by
Klangforum Wien

Anissa Rouas and Myriam Van Imschoot
Segen #1
Vocal piece with zaghrouta(2022)

Christian Kesten
Who Am I (2022)
An opera for five voices. Installation / World Premiere
5 video screens, 5-channel sound, 40’ / loop
Cast: Christian Kesten (composition/space); Carsten Heitsink, Anke Ristentisch, Kai Schnittersen, Catherine Skinst, Hans Stincketier (voices); Kassian Troyer (sound direction & mastering); Adam Asnan (sound recording); Susanne Elgeti (Video); Maya Giger (make-up); Dorothee Scheiffarth (costume); Henrik Adler (dramaturgy); Bert Günther (technical support); Martin Wolff (video assistance); Vilém Wagner (production management)


Guillaume Cailleau direction / live stream
Cyrille Gassa, Teoma Naccarato performance