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Ballhaus Naunynstraße     Großer Wasserspeicher     Kleiner Wasserspeicher

INTERFACE - festival for music and related arts
15. September – 7. October 2006

BALLHAUS Naunynstraße Kreuzberg
RESERVOIRES Prenzlauer Berg

INTERFACE is the prelude to a new era in Kreuzberg´s Ballhaus Naunynstraße
under the new artistic direction of Elke Moltrecht. She has opened up the house
from its café in the cellar to the attic to the most diversified art forms and has
created a network of many partners. Among these, the Ballhaus Naunynstraße
counts a special collaborator: the Wasserspeicher Wasserspeicher
(Water Reservoirs) in Prenzlauer Berg. Two locations from the 19th Century,
both listed as historic monuments, which could not be more different: the water
reservoirs are half underground, dark, damp, acoustically alive and mysterious
- the Ballhaus Naunynstraße is a light architectonic jewel, hidden in a back
courtyard, surrounded by a garden terrace. Because of its acoustic versatility,
it presents the ideal space for the most diverse musical experiments and artistic
formats. These contrasts are reflected again in the works created especially for the

Included in the program will be concerts of contemporary, electronic and popular
music as well as older and traditional music; in addition, film and photography, light,
dance and concert performances, installations, audio-visual live improvisations and
a sound exhibit. INTERFACE networks artists not yet presented in Berlin with local
talent, one emphasis being on the collaboration with artists from Australia and Canada/Quebec.

Concept/Artistic Direction/Program:Elke Moltrecht
Curators for "Immersion 4" and the Exhibition in the "Großer Wasserspeicher":
Elke Moltrecht, Philip Samartzis

Ballhaus Naunynstraße, Naunynstraße 27, Berlin-Kreuzberg
(U Kottbusser Tor)
Großer Wasserspeicher (Big Reservoir) , Belforter Straße, Prenzlauer Berg
(U Senefelderplatz)
Kleiner Wasserspeicher (Small Reservoir) , Diedenhofer Straße, Prenzlauer Berg
(U Senefelderplatz)


Programm: interface (PDF)

Support: Senatsverwaltung für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kultur, Kulturamt Pankow, Initiative Neue Musik Berlin e. V., Akademie der Künste Berlin/Studio Elektroakustische Musik, Australia Council, Botschaft von Kanada, Vertretung der Regierung von Québec, Australische Botschaft, Deutscher Musikrat, Ministerio da cultura do Brasil, Adam-Mickiewicz-Institut, FÖRDERBAND e.V. Kulturbüro, club transmediale, Berliner, RMIT Melbourn Kulturveranstaltungs-GmbH, Institut für Neue Musik der UdK und HFM „Hanns Eisler“, Berlin, Werkstatt der Kulturen, Pro Helvetia, EMS Studio Stockholm, Glasurit, Sheen, Kroll Art & Projects GmbH, Productions Totem Contemporain und Märkisch Grün GmbH

Our Sponsors


Barbara Fuchs
Förderband Kulturbüro – Press and Public Relations
Cordia Schlegelmilch - Photos

Stefan Sikora – Projectmanagement, Sound
Christoph Kopp – Sound
David Ketel – Light
Guido Henneböhl – Projectassistant
Dieter Hansen, Marko Lindner – Technic, Organisation

Ballhaus Naunynstraße
Lars Währ – Technic Management
Lars Währ, Andreas Kraatz, Victor Weiss, Kemal-Sedat Pelisterdag, Marko Lindner – Light- and Soundtechnic, Organisation