Seit 2006 finden in der Lettrétage ca. 80 Veranstaltungen jährlich statt. Bekannte und unbekannte, junge und alte, deutschsprachige und nicht-deutschsprachige Autor*innen und Künstler*innen wie Jan Wagner, Nora Bossong, Thomas Melle, Cristian Forte, Erica Zingano, Giwi Margwelaschwili, Robert Stadlober, Jörg Albrecht, Volker Harry Altwasser, Konstantin Ames, Maria Cecilia Barbetta, Artur Becker, Katharina Bendixen, Emma Braslavsky, Zehra Cirak, Ann Cotten, Crauss, Washington Cucurto, Daniel Falb, Ursula Fricker, Claudia Gabler, Nora Gomringer, Georgi Gospodinow, Dilek Güngör, René Hamann, Abbas Khider, Noemi Kiss, Bert Papenfuß, Simone Kornappel, Tanja Langer, Rattawut Lapcharoensap, Georg Leß, Juliane Liebert, Leonhard Lorek, Kiran Nagarkar, Tilman Rammstedt, Monika Rinck, Daniela Seel, Gerhild Steinbuch, Ulf Stolterfoht, Matthew Sweeney u.v.a. haben seitdem Lesungen in der Lettrétage bestritten.
Seit 2013 liegt der Programmfokus u.a. auf neuen Wegen der literarischen Präsentation. 2014 fand unter dem Motto „New Ways of Presenting Literature“ bsp. das internationale Festival „Soundout!“ statt. In Formaten wie regelmäßigen Literaturlabors aber auch international viel beachteten Netzwerkprojekten wie CROWD liegt der inhaltliche Schwerpunkt auf der Idee der Literatur als Kommunikationsmittel sowie bestem Anlass zur Begegnung. Im Folgenden erhalten Sie einen nicht vollständigen Einblick ins vergangene Programm. Informationen zu vergangenen Projekten erhalten Sie hier.
Konzert mit Reison Kuroda und Tomomi Adachi
Shakuhachi (Japanese traditional bamboo flute) music is not only for meditation or Zen. One of the most active Shakuhachi players from the new generation, Reison Kuroda, will present a program which mixes traditional and contemporary music, developing new techniques and aesthetics, focusing on vivid and fresh aspects of Shakuhachi music.
This concert in Berlin invites Tomomi Adachi who is well-known in the field of experimental music as a guest performer/composer.
Ancient Chinese Experimental Music - From Yue Jing - No. 5 for Shakuhachi and 3D score (2019, world premiere) /Tomomi Adachi
Miyagino Reibo (Traditional)
Ultrafiltration (2018) /Erika Kimura
Kataashi Torii no Eizo (1971) /Toshinao Satoh
Liquid Pulse (2018) /Naoki Sakata
Tomomi Adachi Solo
Reison Kuroda/Tomomi Adachi Duo Improvisation
Reison Kuroda studied under Reibo Aoki II and Reibo Aoki III. He graduated from Waseda University School of Human Sciences, master’s course of Tokyo University of the Arts, Department Japanese Traditional Music. In 2016, he won the highest award at Hidenori Tone Traditional Japanese instruments contest and featured by a TV program (NHK). In 2018, he won the highest aword at the World Shakuhachi Competition in London. He formed "Hougaku Quartet" in 2011. Their first CD "Teruyuki NODA Works for Japanese Instrument" was received a great deal of evaluations by music magazines, music journals. He gave the first public performance of Kazutomo Yamamoto's "Roaming liquid for shakuhachi and orchestra" in Tokyo in 2015. He participated in Ars Musica in Belgium in 2016, and performed Toru Takemitsu’s "November Steps", Claude Ledoux’s latest shakuhachi concerto, and more.
In 2019, he is appointed Japan Cultural Envoy.
Tomomi Adachi is a performer/composer, sound poet, instrument builder and visual artist. Known for his versatile style, he has performed his own voice and electronics pieces, sound poetry, improvised music and contemporary music, also presented site-specific compositions, compositions for classical ensembles, choir pieces for untrained musicians in all over the world including Tate Modern, Maerzmusik, Hamburger Bahnhof Museum, Centre Pompidou, Poesiefestival Berlin and Walker Art Center. He has been working with a wide range of materials; self-made physical interfaces and instruments, brainwave, artificial satellite, twitter texts, 3D printer, fracture and even paranormal phenomenas. As the only Japanese performer of sound poetry, he performed Kurt Schwitters' "Ursonate" as a Japan premiere in 1996. CDs include the solo album from Tzadik, Omegapoint and naya records. He was a guest of the Artists-in-Berlin Program of the DAAD for 2012.
Workshops & Infoabende
Sa24Nov2018So25Nov201810:30Registration Fee: 125€
Here & Elsewhere: Place Writing
Workshop with Paul Scraton and Marcel Krueger
Whether you are writing essays, blogs, a journal of your travels or the story that will become a novel, creating a strong sense of place is crucial. Suitable for anyone interested in turning the sights, sounds and soul of place into engaging prose, this workshop will explore place writing in all its facets and why through the wide world of literature, location matters.
Over two days, participants will discover key works of place writing and learn about the different techniques to be found within this broad genre, including journalism, memoir and creative non-fiction accounts. Through a series of readings and exercises (which will include a ramble through the neighbourhood), participants will try a variety of fresh and creative approaches to writing about place and will work on a draft of a short piece of place writing - fiction or non-fiction - to be considered for publication on the Elsewhere: A Journal of Place blog.
Paul Scraton is a British-born writer and editor, based in Berlin. He is the editor in chief of Elsewhere: A Journal of Place and the author of a number of creative non-fiction books. Built on Sand, a collection of stories from Berlin, is his debut work of fiction and will be published by Influx Press in 2019. Marcel Krueger is a German writer and translator living in Ireland. For Berlin – A Literary Guide for Travellers he has provided new translations. His articles and essays have been published in The Guardian, the Irish Times, Slow Travel Berlin and CNN Travel and he also works as the Books Editor of Elsewhere: A Journal of Place. His latest book Babushka's Journey - The Dark Road to Stalin's Wartime Camp explores the wartime experiences of his grandmother Cilly through a travel memoir.