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Concert schedule 2022

We have a full concert schedule planned out for this year! Make sure to catch us at any of these occasions:

July 9 and 10 @ WABE, Berlin
Splitter Orchester + Mazen Kerbaj: Synesthesia
more info here

August 26 and 27 @ Akademie der Künste, Berlin
Splitter Orchester + Christopher Williams: Improvisation & Ethics 1
more info here

August 28 @ Akademie der Künste, Berlin
Schrumpf! Splitter: 🐙
more info here

September 3 and 4 @ Meakusma Festival, Eupen, Belgium
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October 21 and 22 @ Uppercut Festival, Bordeaux, France
more info here

More information on the individual projects and shows to follow soon!

Changes

Splitter welcomes 2022 with some personal changes. After long years of working together, Liz Allbee, Boris Baltschun, Mario de Vega, Morten J. Olsen and Julia Reidy have decided to leave the group. Reasons for this were various and each one of the musicians had their very personal ones. Splitter Orchester is very sad to see them leave, but we are also grateful for the time spent and the music created together. Looking forward to meet again in new and unexpected constellations!

At the same time, we are super happy to announce three new members, who have decided to join the group from now on: no others than Sabine Ercklentz (trumpet), Emilio Gordoa (percussion/vibraphone) and Andrea Parkins (accordion/electronics). In addition, Roy Carroll will switch positions from behind the sound desk to the center of the orchestra pit. In future concerts, you can now hear Roy join forces with Splitter on an ever changing array of electroacoustic media.

Code of Silence in Positionen #129 / November 2021

During Code of Silence, Splitter was accompanied throughout the process by three writers: Friederike Kenneweg, Anneliese Ostertag and Irene Lehmann. They were invited to witness the entire rehearsal and working routine over the course of 7 pandemic (!) months and being given complete freedom regarding how to put their experiences and impressions into words.

We are very excited to find out together with everybody what texts came out of this. Their pieces will be published in Positionen's November issue 2021.

Videos: Code of Silence

Here it is, the final concert in the Code of Silence series. It was recorded on March 24th this year by Christina Voigt (video) and Roy Carroll (audio).

CODE OF SILENCE III/III

The second edition of our anniversary project, Code of Silence, happened on February 24th/25th at WABE in Berlin. Due to the pandemic, we could not have a live audience with us. Instead, we decided to record the concert and share the video with everyone.

Code of Silence II/III

New piece: Imagine Splitter

Social distancing is hard for everyone, but a real challenge if you are a 22-piece orchestra that builds its entire practice on coming together to make music. Over the last months of 2020, each member of the Splitter Orchester has recorded an individual track of their own. Not playing solo, but with the image of playing with the entire group in mind. »Imagine Splitter« is the result of all 22 tracks combined. There is no editing (or muting) involved. All the tracks run »open« from beginning to end and the recording was treated similarly as a live-recording of the orchestra.

Imagine Splitter