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What is the fundamental tone of the universe? How does star dust sound like? This is what the Resident Music Collective is dealing with. Inspired by the immersive exhibition in_finite. Living with Death) which can be experienced at the Humboldt Forum from April 1, 15 artists from different musical cultures are commenting on the themes of the exhibition: with instruments ranging from the Turkish ney to the West African balafon.

In all cultures of the world, music can trigger and intensify feelings, alleviate pain, accompany rituals and  express the metaphysical. The palliative therapist Lydia Röder allows the audience to experience first-hand an instrument with whose vibrations she accompanies the dying in their final hours: the body tambura. The musical objects of the Argentine sound artist Edgardo Rudnitzky play without any intervention – the violin swing, the candle zither and many more. Syrian musician Ali Hasan involves the audience in his community of  rhythm, and musical director Clemens Rynkowski invokes it on the theremin without touch.

The audience can move freely in the concert  hall and be moved by the sounds of the Ukrainian melodies of jazz singer Ganna Gryniva or the grooves of a vibraphone and a feather string drum. Immersed in the deepest tones of double bass and contrabass clarinet we will then be accompanied to new peaks by the alphorn.

The Resident Music Collective, founded in the summer of 2021 for the opening of the Humboldt Forum by musicians from Berlin’s diverse urban community, invites you again to a journey of discovery with music beyond tradition.



Voice: Ganna Gryniva, Cansu Tanrikulu
Voice and cello: Mathilde Vendramin
Viola / electronics: Grégoire Simon
double bass: Christian Cuevas Müller
contrabass clarinet: Joachim Striepens
alpine horn / french horn: Katrin Vogel
ney / kaval: Mohamad Fityan
balafon: Aly Keïta
vibraphone: Lucas Dorado
percussion: Jakob Dinkelacker
frame drums: Ali Hasan
body tambura: Lydia Röder
automatic instruments: Edgardo Rudnitzky
musical direction and Theremin: Clemens Rynkowski

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