Sleep no more
British composer Max Richter calls his piece SLEEP his »personal lullaby for a frenetic world«. The experimental composition premiers during an overnight performance at Kraftwerk Berlin on 15 of March. Musicians will perform the 8-hour piece scored for piano, strings, vocals and electronics and designed to send the listener into a soft slumber. Wrapped up in blankets or nestled in sleeping bags, the audience is welcome to slowly drift off into a land of dreams. With this extraordinary project Richter intends to explore the effect music has on the subconscious mind. We’re more than willing to help…Although SLEEP is just one of the artistic and discursive experiments featured during MaerzMusik –Festival for Time Issues. The second edition will take place from 11 to 20 March aiming to trace digital forms of time, explore non-analogue temporalities and examine „what happens to our time?“ – a frequently asked question within the rapidness of capitalism. Epic questions demand epic answers, or an epic debate at least. And so, from 19 to 20 March and with a duration of 30 hours, „The Long Now“ is the closing event of the festival. In this „place for the enduring present“, is where avant-garde concerts, contemporary performances, electronic live acts and visual-sonic installations merge to a greater whole. We can let ourselves float from sound to sound as we dare to forget time. If you’d like to join us in this self-experiment send an email titled „THE TIME. THE TIME!“ to firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re giving away 1×2 tickets for the The Long Now. Sweet dreams.