8.-10. Dezember 2016 – HAU2 / Hebbel am Ufer BERLIN

Pionierinnen der elektronischen Musik und Frauen der aktuellen Musikszene


Parallel zum Festival, das vom 8.-10.12.2016 im HAU2 stattfinden wird, realisieren wir in diesem Jahr erstmals die Heroines Editions mit Satellitenveranstaltungen an verschiedenen Orten in Berlin.

Das komplette Programm findet sich hier.

English version below.




Heroines of Sound presents female pioneers and women of the current electronic music scene. 

This year's edition will take place from Dec 8th - 10th @ HAU2 / Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin






In 2016 the Heroines of Sound are dedicated to two main focal points:

- The music of Beatriz Ferreyra and Christine Groult, two composers associated with the groupe de recherches musicales (GRM), which to this day qualifies as an insider’s tip.

- Cathy Berberian (1925–1983), the most significant pioneer of new vocal practice in the 20th century.

The festival opening will present the audio-visual performance “SHIROSHI” by Berlin artist Miako Klein, shown at nearby Galerie Braennen.

The concert program at HAU2 ranges from amplified vocal chamber music and electronic performances with Audrey Chen, Annette Krebs and the Theremin virtuoso Dorit Chrysler to multi-channel computer music and conceptual electronic sound by Lucrecia Dalt and an experimental DJ set by JD Zazie.

Ute Wassermann’s interpretation of Cathy Berberian’s famous “Stripsody” and Anna Clementi’s reinterpretations of two compositions, written particularly for Berberian by John Cage and Luciano Berio, will be supplemented by such artists as Natalie Beridze and Sofia Härdig who are combining voice and electronic.

In a portrait concert, the Ensemble KNM will present contemporary works by the two French composers Clara Maïda and Loïse Bulot.

The concert program will be rounded off by panel discussions on the festivals key aspects.

Full program here

d/b: "Characteristic for the craft of early electronic (female) composers was their passion for experimenting beyond limits of classical music: they scored films and stage plays, worked with pop musicians under a pseudonym, and developed music software for rock and pop music. Designated target of the event will be, to make the oeuvre of female pioneers accessible to general public. At the same time, historical connecting lines to female composers of contemporary music and electronic performances should become visible and tangible to the audience."