a warm welcome to our exhibitions

Do, 02.09.2021, 6pm Vernissage

Fr, 03.09.2021, 1-8pm

Sa, 04.09.2021, 1-8pm

So, 05.09. 2021, 11am–6pm, at 4pm Finissage
TONALi Gallery

Kleiner Kielort 8

20144 Hamburg

04.- 06.04.2022

University for Music and Theatre Hamburg

Harvestehuder Weg 12, 20148 Hamburg

08.04.2022, 5:30pm-10pm

09.04.2022, 3:30pm-10pm

10.04.2022, 1:30pm-10pm

BAM Festival, Berlin

Berlin Festival for contemporary music theatre

Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz

Guardini Galerie, Berlin
Askanischer Pl. 4, 10963 Berlin


KUG, Graz

University of Music and Arts Graz
Leonhardstraße 15, 8010 Graz, Austria

Our Team:

Luise Kautz, director

Simon Janssen, video

Valentin Mattka, installation

Pia Davila, soprano

John Cage

The Wonderful Widow of Eighteen Springs


Pia Davila, soprano / actress

Hanne Franzen, piano

Dong Zhou, elektronics

Luise Kautz, director

Simon Janssen, camera



Juni 2020


Thrilled to announce the winner of our #LIEDINNOVATION-Competition 2021:


Pia DAVILA, soprano & scene; Luise KAUTZ, stage directior; Simon JANSSEN, video; Valentin MATTKA, setting & installation



We were particularly impressed by the artistic quality, the musical level, the diversity of the projects and the interlacing of the art of song with socio-political issues of the 34 internationally submitted concepts. With the top-class submissions and the associated commitment, the artists have set a significant signal for the urgency of the classical music scene to grapple with the – at first glance supposedly – external-musical context. With this in mind, we would like to thank all artists for their commitment!

We are firmly convinced that social challenges need interdisciplinary approaches that incorporate the arts from the start. We regard our #LIEDINNOVATION format as a statement for the exchange of music, the performing arts, science and nature. Especially in difficult times, we want to enable and intensively promote such an indispensable space for collision and reflection.

We are particularly fascinated by the reconfigurations of the format “concert” in time and space. Many of the submitted concepts question the conventions of auditorium and stage, narratives and linearity.

The expansion of the traditional concert space provides impetus for future, contemporary discussions on the genre of art song. We would like to support this innovative strength with our finalists – and especially with the selected winning concept LIEDMOVIES.

Statement by this year’s jury consisting of
Franziska HEINZEN & Lea Luka SIKAU

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