10.05. - 28.07.2024

a program of
Music | Performance | Architecture

curated by
Studio Muoto
Georgi Stanishev + Clémence La Sagna
Lennart Wolff

Tickets for the event are available at TixForGigs and at the box office.

Hackedepicciotto “Keepsakes”


26.07.2024 | 8 pm |
Box office: 20 €


Alexander Hacke of Einstürzende Neubauten has been making music as hackedepicciotto with interdisciplinary musician Danielle De Picciotto since 2001. De Picciotto moved to Berlin in 1987 to become the lead singer of the band "Space Cowboys", co-founder of the Love Parade, musician with Crime & The City Solution, co-initiator of the Ocean Club/Monika Werkstadt with Gudrun Gut and has been initiating projects together with Alexander Hacke since 2001. Over the last 20 years they have developed a deeply intuitive and symbiotic working method and creative partnership that has led to their latest and seventh album "Keepsakes". They glide across genres that include drone, industrial, experimental, spoken word and soundscapes. A strangely fragile beauty pervades their work despite pulsating electronics and menacing riffs.

"Our new album is an ode to friendship," says De Picciotto. "During the pandemic, we realised that friendship is the most important thing there is. It was what we missed the most, so we dedicated each song to a person who is important to us. It's an album of gratitude."

Photo: Diáne Zillmer

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28.06.2024 | 8 pm



Aroma Pitch is an electronic music trio from Berlin. The group grew up in Cologne and began to create various types of electronic dance music with their analogue synthesizers, drum machines and harmonized instruments at quite an early age. Being inspired by versatile fields such as classical drumming and Jazz piano they show great enthusiasm for sophisticated rhythms and multi-layered chords. With their unforeseeable and unique collection of throbbing techno, synthesized disco, raw house and other international grooves they provide a continual mood of surprise and discovery to their listeners.


DJ Brom aka FRANCE ’98 is a native to the Cologne and Düsseldorf club scenesince many years. He started exploring his eclectic and adventurous style of djingafter playing and hosting events in clubs such as Salon des Amateurs, RobertJohnson, Gewölbe, Jaki (fka Studio672), art institutions like Kunsthalle Bielefeld,Kunstverein München or Bergen Kunsthall and off spaces such as K5 or Soyya Roomwhere he became part of the curatorial team.In late 2018 DJ Brom co-founded the label SPA Recordings alongside longterm friendsPhillip Jondo and Friday Dunard and started hosting a monthly slot on London’s NTSradio focusing on dance (and non dance) music with a global perspective and all ofits different sideways.

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13.06.2024 | 8 pm

ARIS Quartet

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
String Quartet No. 1 in E flat major Opus 12

Lukas Ligeti
String Quartet No. 4 "Neostasis"

Ludwig van Beethoven
String Quartet in A minor Opus 132

Expressive, dynamic, impressive: the Aris Quartet has been at home on the international stage for over a decade. With its unique sound language, it has long been one of the top chamber music ensembles.

The musicians have performed at venues such as London's Wigmore Hall, the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, the Herbst Theatre San Francisco and the Philharmonie de Paris. Their choice of chamber music partners is high-calibre: Christiane Karg, Tabea Zimmermann, Daniel Müller-Schott, Eckart Runge, Kit Armstrong and Nils Mönkemeyer.

The ensemble also engages in cross-genre projects, for example with jazz pianist Omer Klein. From the very beginning, the musicians have also focussed on contemporary music. Composers such as Lukas Ligeti, Gerald Resch, Misato Mochizuki and Pierre-Dominique Ponnelle have entrusted the quartet with premieres of their works.

Founded in Frankfurt am Main in 2009, the Aris Quartet, whose most important mentors include Günter Pichler (Alban Berg Quartet), continues to play with the same line-up to this day.

The ensemble's success is no coincidence: with numerous first prizes at prestigious competitions, the Aris Quartet quickly achieved its international breakthrough. The musicians were also honoured as 'ECHO Rising Stars' by the European Concert Hall Organisation, were among the BBC's 'New Generation Artists' and won five prizes at the ARD International Music Competition in Munich.

In addition to regular appearances on radio and TV, the Aris Quartet has already released six critically acclaimed albums. Further releases for STAGE+, Deutsche Grammophon's new video, streaming and audio platform, followed in autumn 2023.

On the evening of 10.05.24, the Ball Theater opened with a concert performance by Exotourisme (Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster and Julien Perez) followed by the DJ sets Bauernfeind and Perra Inmunda.

Previously, students from the Class for Performative Arts & Friends (HGB Leipzig) and the Paris-Malaquais School of Architecture presented a performance on the Techne Sphere factory premises, which was developed with Isabel Lewis and Frank Minnaërt, the Ball Theater design team and Lennart Wolff.

"Ball Theater is an installation designed to awaken our desire for utopia."
Studio Muoto, Atelier Georgi Stanishev

"Enter the Factory" is the second chapter of Ball Theater, the French contribution to the 18th Venice Architecture Biennale. The modular metallic half-sphere of the Ball Theater will symbolically return from a site of presentation to a site of production, exiting the French Pavillion's beaux-arts interior in Venice for an open-air site in the center of the Techne Sphere Leipzig. Clad in a blue welding curtain, the newly conceived and radically expanded Ball Theater evokes the legacy of constructivism and modernist workers' theater. Here, the half globe seemingly orbits Oscar Niemeyer's spherical restaurant that hovers above the site. Together, they become a stage, projection surface, and resonance chamber: "machines for acting." A program of concerts, performances, and workshops explores the relationship between sound, music, movement, and architectural production. The installation and program are conceived by the Ball Theater design team –studio Muoto, Atelier Georgi Stanishev– and curator and architect Lennart Wolff and produced by Anica Kehr / Techne Sphere in collaboration with Institut français.

Ball Theater at the 18th International Venice Architecture Biennale was a project by studio Muoto –Gilles Delalex and Yves Moreau- and Georgi Stanishev (lead curators), Jos Auzende (associate curator), Clémence La Sagna and Georgi Stanishev (scenography), Cedric Pilooski, Alain Français, Thomas Fourny (sound installation) and Anna Tardivel (programming).

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