Sophienstrasse 18
10178 Berlin-Mitte
Saison 24/25

Roman Lemberg & Michael Kleine:
Repos

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Roman Lemberg & Michael Kleine:
Repos
Concert
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Due to the Christmas market in Sophienstraße, the Sophiensæle will not be accessible by car on December 9, 2023.

Roman Lemberg and Michael Kleine have been working together for many years. Together they realize performances and concerts in institutions of the visual and performing arts and at other different locations. They incorporate the history and context of the respective environment into their work and include artifacts, music and images in their performances. Roman Lemberg works in dramaturgy, is a composer and plays various keyboard instruments. His practice encompasses styles and genres ranging from electronic music and organ improvisations to arrangements of works from the classical opera repertoire. As an organist, he is interested in the traditions of sacred music. Michael Kleine's practice moves between the formats of stage design, performance, architecture, direction, music and sculpture, always in close dialogue with the location and context. In all genres, he develops concepts for encounters between visitors, artists and art itself.

As part of the Kantine project by Isabel Lewis & Dirk Bell, Roman Lemberg & Michael Kleine are developing a performative concert: Repos deals with the magical effects of music. In ancient times, it was believed to be able to put menacing monsters to sleep and calm worries.

The meeting point for Repos is in the Sophiensæle Kantine. During the course of the evening, the audience will walk together to Sophienkirche in close proximity and back to the Kantine.

If any questions remain from the following information, please feel free to contact Hannah Aldinger at barrierefreiheit@sophiensaele.com or 030 27 89 00 35. Please note that details may change by the day of the event. Therefore, if you find out after you have purchased your ticket that the performance is no longer accessible to you, you can contact us for a ticket return at ticketing@sophiensaele.com or 030 27 89 00 45 until 5 business days after the event (Monday through Friday between 10am and 6pm).

Duration

  • 50 minutes

Language

  • Arias and songs will be sung in French, Italian, Latin and English.

Stage

  • The meeting point for "Repos" is in the Kantine of the Sophiensaele. During the evening, the audience moves together to the Sophienkirche in the next neighbourhood and back to the Kantine.

Light

  • The lighting situation in the audience and on stage is rather dark.

Sound

  • There is singing, flute music and organ music.
  • It can get a little louder in places.

Audience area

  • The audience is guided from the canteen via Sophienstraße into the church and back again.
  • There are a few steps in the entrance area of the church. A mobile ramp is available.
  • There are benches to sit on in the church.
  • The audience seats are in a gallery, which can be reached via a staircase. Alternatively, it is possible to sit on the ground floor.

Arrival

  • Due to the Christmas market in Sophienstraße, the Sophiensaele cannot be approached by car on December 9. Further information on how to get there and parking can be found here.

Tickets

  • Reservations can be made via the ticket telephone at 030 283 52 66, Monday to Friday from 4pm-6pm
  • Via the online ticket shop
  • At the box office

You can also find more information about accessibility here.

Concept and music: Roman Lemberg & Michael Kleine
Guest: Anna Fusek
Thanks to: The team of Sophienkirche/Evangelische Kirchengemeinde am Weinberg Berlin Mitte, Maximilian Schnaus and Pastor Dr. Christine Schlund

Michael Kleine's practice moves between the formats of stage design, performance, architecture, music and sculpture, always in close dialogue with the location and context. In all genres, he develops concepts for encounters between visitors, art and artists. He often integrates historical artifacts into his works. Artistic collaborations are a recurring element of his practice. His works have been shown in institutions of the visual and performing arts, including Bonner Kunstverein, Schinkelpavillon Berlin, Volksbühne Berlin, Kunstverein Leipzig, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Ruhrtriennale Bochum, Theater Basel, Kampnagel Hamburg, Zentrum für Kunst und Medien Karlsruhe, Hamburg State Opera, Museion Bolzano, Klosterfelde Collection Hamburg, Biennale Arte di Venezia, Philharmonie de Paris, Opéra de Reims, Radialsystem Berlin.

Roman Lemberg is a musician, composer and dramaturge. He plays keyboard instruments. He usually develops his pieces collectively with musicians from different genres as well as with amateurs. His practice encompasses various styles and genres, from electronic music and organ improvisations to arrangements of works from the classical opera repertoire. He is a member of the Junge Akademie at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities and researches the performance practice of music from ritual and ceremonial contexts. As an organist, he is interested in the traditions of sacred music. Performances with his contributions have been shown at the following institutions: Staatsoper Berlin, Sophiensæle Berlin, Volksbühne Berlin, Schinkelpavillon Berlin, Theater Bremen, Theater Halle, Kampnagel Hamburg, Rote Fabrik Zürich, Théâtre de l'Athenée Paris, Théâtre Imperial Compiégne, Vlaamse Opera Antwerpen/Gent.

Roman Lemberg and Michael Kleine have been working together for many years. They have realized performances, concerts and exhibitions in the following institutions, among others Musiktage Donaueschingen (2021), Volksbühne Berlin (2018), Schinkelpavillon Berlin, Klosterfelde Collection (2012/14/16), Hamburg State Opera (2007/08/11), Bonner Kunstverein (2021/23), Biennale di Venezia (2019).

Anna Fusek was born in Prague. She studied violin, recorder and piano in early music, as well as philosophy and musicology. She made her debut as a recorder player at the Philharmonie Berlin in 2007 and as a soloist on all three instruments with the Orchestra della Toscana in Florence in 2017. She conducts her own ensemble Kavka as well as the Orchestra della Toscana and the Granada Symphony Orchestra on a regular basis. As a soloist, she has worked with renowned orchestras such as the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Venice Baroque Orchestra, Berliner Philharmoniker, WDR Symphony Orchestra, Collegium 1704, Orchestra Il Pomo d'Oro in Europe, USA, South America and Asia. Since 2017, she has also been involved in composition and improvisation with her ensemble La Cosmologie de la Poire.

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