Live-on-Tape of UA V.Die 1950er: Grenzlinien/Lebenssplitter


1. April 2021

To make the best of the current situation and to continue our UA Berlin series despite the pandemic, we invite you to listen to and watch our UA Berlin III, IV, V and VI concerts online on on 14.3, 28.3, 11.4 and 25.4 from 5pm !

The UA Berlin V concert is available here :Dringeblieben

History can be told through anecdotal details, music history even more so, and here both coincide. In
1959, the East German composer Friedrich Goldmann took part in a composition seminar given by
Stockhausen at the Darmstadt Summer Courses. The mutual enthusiasm prompted Stockhausen to
personally invite Goldmann to Darmstadt in 1961 and 1962. However, the SED put a stop to the trips.
An exchange of letters, a pen-pal friendship between the two of them developed, which is exemplary
for many ties between East and West. Goldmann himself became an important teacher whose
students, including Charlotte Seither, are legion and legend. Thus this biography carries in its details
the sadness of division as well as the (re)solution after the fall of the Wall, the lines and the splinters.
Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928-2007) Refrain (UA Berlin 1959)
Friedrich Goldmann (1941-2009) Line, splinter (1996)
Rodrigo Bauza (*1983) Infra-ordinaire (UA Berlin 2021)
Charlotte Seither (*1965) Tre acque con ombre (2013)

Presentation: Mark Scheibe

SAVE THE DATE for the next concert in the series:

The 1960s: Herr Lehrer I on 25 April 2021 at 5 pm on !

A concert series by the Zafraan Ensemble.
Supported by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe, the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation and the Dwight and Ursula Mamlok Foundation.