Humboldt Forum
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An archive of Arabic music

March 22, 2018, 7:30 PM

Opening: "[sound] Listening to the World"

@ Umspannwerk Alexanderplatz

free admission, registration required for [sound]expansion

in German

Sound reaches us directly, and yet it is fleeting. As a vibrant process of exchange it triggers deep emotions. Sound challenges and moves us – in every culture, and in every era.

The fascination with sounds and the different ways we process them is brought to life in our upcoming exhibition [sound] Listening to the World. The exhibition will be accompanied by a wide spectrum of events that gives visitors the chance to "tune in" to topics on several frequencies.


5 pm
Exhibition opening at the Humboldt-Box Berlin

6 pm
Sound walk from the Humboldt-Box to the Umspannwerk near Alexanderplatz

7.30 pm
[sound]expansion (registration required)
Programmme with [sound]food at the Umspannwerk

9 pm
DJ-Set in the Umspannwerk's basement

Please take note that the events will be held in German.


Neil MacGregor, Chair of the Humboldt Forum's Steering Committee
Lars-Christian Koch, Ethnologisches Museum
ANDRRA, singer and artist
Stella Chiweshe, The Mbira Queen of Zimbabwe
Sven Kacirek, drummer and composer
Kamal Kassar, AMAR Foundation, Beirut/Lebanon
Katja Lucker, Musicboard Berlin GmbH
Gebrüder Teichmann, DJs, electro musicians, cultural activists

Nina Fiva Sonnenberg, moderation

Registration for [sound]expansion (from 7.30 pm)

Due to limited seating capacity, we can only guarantee you a seat if you pick up your tickets on the day of the event by 6:45 pm. The event is already booked out.


The exhibition "[sound] Listening to the World" has been organized by the Stiftung Humboldt Forum im Berliner Schloss jointly with the Ethnologischen Museum der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin, the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, the Stiftung Stadtmuseum Berlin and the Kulturprojekte Berlin as well as with the AMAR Foundation in Beirut, and with the support of the Arab Fund For Arts and Culture AFAC. This exhibition has been made possible thanks to the representative of the Federal Ministry for Culture and Media following a resolution passed by the German Federal Government.
  • Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
  • Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • Kulturprojekte Berlin
  • Stadtmuseum Berlin
  • Amar Foundation
  • AFAC
  • Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media

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