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9th - 11th February 2016 | WERK 2 Leipzig

For three days the FZML will celebrate its 25th anniversary and intensify its program with contemporary music, electronic music, DJing, poetry, films and readings to a broad survey under the motto ALTZEIT NEU. The performances cover the time span from the predecessor of the FZML, around the »Gruppe Neue Musik Hanns Eisler«, throughout the hard years of development and right into the present day. In connection with other art forms and beyond superficial 'aha-moments', the festival offers some of the best, thought-provoking and entertaining artists of the scene.



09-Feb-2016 Halle D

08:30pm Music & Politics
Piano compositions from east and west of Henze, Heyde, Katzer, Nono, Odeh-Tamimi and Stockhausen
Jan Gerdes [piano]


The program of the popular pianist Jan Gerdes is an exciting contrast of compositions from east and west as well as a trip through the history and previous history of the FZML.

10:00pm Piano Surroundings - electronic songs FREE ENTRANCE!
Fabrizio Nocci aka Solenoid [electronics], Jan Gerdes [piano/synthesizer]


The collaboration between the Italian DJ, composer and techno producer Fabrizio Nocci, who lives in Berlin, and the pianist Jan Gerdes, dissolves the borders between the club and the concert hall digitally and analog almost entirely.

Additional program:

08:00pm [cinema box] Videoloop »Fracht«
Thomas Chr. Heyde [composition], Ulrich Polster [video]


09:30pm [cinema box] Concert documentation
Luciano Berio »Folk Songs«


10-Feb-2016 Halle D

07:00pm WILD OPEN SPACE - Birthday performance
Concert with compositions of Feiler, Lucier, Maierhof and »mash«, a 
video/music/dance-performance of Mike Dietrich aka DJ Opossum


Erik Drescher [glissando flute]; Mike Dietrich aka DJ Opossum [visuals, electronics], Yana Karkalis [vocals], Sim Sim [b-boy], Isis Calil de Albuquerque & Ruben Reniers [ballet dancers], Alexander Johne [guitar], Uwe Werner [violin], Stefan Locher [bass], Felix-Anton Lehnert [percussion]


The birthday performance is a total work of art, consisting of electronic and live music, video, ballet, and breakdance. This is also a political evening that will feature world-known artists, who probably won't appear in that combination again.

Additional program:

08:30pm [cinema box] Concert documentation
Friedrich Schenker »Missa Nigra«


11-Feb-2016 Halle D

07:00pm Christian Meyer presents:
A charity-poetry-revue & reading by celebrities with DJ
With Christian Meyer, Boris Flekler, Julia Berke, Mark Daniel,
Ralph Grüneberger & others
Music: DJ Filburt


Experience a reading and poetry-revue of humorous and thought-provoking words, which are inimitable presented by Christian Meyer. The good purpose of this evening: All revenues from entries and donations will be for the benefit of » Mosaik e.V.« and psychotherapeutic therapies with interpreters for traumatized refugees.

Followed by: after-show-lounge


Day ticket       10€/reduction   6€* [by booking in advance]
Festival pass 25€/reduction 15€* [by booking in advance]


Tickets are available at the box office, the information desk in WERK 2, ticket gallery Leipzig, music shop Oelsner, Culton Ticket and at the LVZ Media Store.


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*in addition to the advance booking fee


Presenter: Forum of Contemporary Music Leipzig [FZML] in cooperation with WERK 2 - Kulturfabrik Leipzig e.V.

 City Leipzig | Cultural Foundation of Saxony | German music council

 Visionauten | neurat UG | Klavierhaus Michael Fiech | The Foundation »Friends of the FZML« | Mosaik e.V. - center of excellence for transcultural dialogues