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
Sa08Jun2019So09Jun201910:30 - 16:30Beitrag: 150€
Telling Tales: The Art of Creating Stories
Workshop mit Roy MacLean
Stories can entrance, engage, even possess us. Every one of us has a story to tell; factual or fictional, cool documentary or heartfelt family journey, practical travelogue or sparkling flight of the imagination. But to become an accomplished storyteller one needs time, a conducive environment, and a sensitive guide to direct and refine individual talent.
In June best-selling author Rory MacLean will lead an exclusive, two-day creative non-fiction writing workshop in Berlin. Participants will be guided and supported on their creative journey. Both amateur and professional writers are invited to join. No experience is necessary. The only requirement is the passion to tell a story.
The course will include morning talks on the craft of narration and introductory workshops on gathering material, note-taking, voice and structure. Rory will underline the importance of writing from the heart, using honesty and personal experience to fill one’s creative work with feeling and excitement. Afternoons will be dedicated to exercises and, if possible, one-to-one discussions or project pitches, helping to draw out individual skills. Together Rory and the participants will unpick the transformation of our ordinary encounters, epic journeys, family histories and imaginative quests into prose. Whether you aspire to writing journalism, a blog, memoir, personal essay or documentary, take this rare opportunity to work with one of the Reader’s favourite writers and most popular tutors.
Rory MacLean is the author of more than a dozen books including the UK top tens "Stalin’s Nose" and "Under the Dragon" as well as "Berlin: Imagine a City", a book of the year and ‘the most extraordinary work of history I’ve ever read’ according to the Washington Post. His works – wrote the late John Fowles – are among those that ‘marvellously explain why literature still lives’. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, he divides his time between the UK, Canada and Berlin.
To sign up please email email@example.com. All of the info is available here.