Exhibition: October 28 – November 13, 2016
Opening: October 27, 2016, 7 p.m.
Concerts: October 28 & 30, November 13, 2016

Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof
Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin / Rieckhallen
Invalidenstraße 50-51, 10557 Berlin
Tue, Wed, Fri 10–6, Thu 10–8, Sat–Sun 11–6

Jorinde Voigt

Jorinde Voigt, Berlin 2016
Partitur Radical Relaxation (I) bis (VII)
Stress + Freiheit (Rousseau), P. Sloterdijk
je 41,5 x 29,5 cm (7-teilig)
Tinte und Tusche auf Ditone-Print, Nummeriert
Kollaboration von Jorinde Voigt und zeitkratzer
Original beschrifteter Druck für die Aufnahme am 19. Juni 2016, UdK Berlin
1 von 10 Partitursätzen

Jorinde Voigt

Song of the Earth
Ausstellungsansicht “Scores”, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin 2016
Foto: Thomas Bruns, Frank Paul
© Courtesy the artist, König Galerie, Berlin, David Nolan Gallery, New York, and Lisson Gallery, London

Fotos Konzert: Christian Troberg


Jorinde Voigt

Song of the Earth
Chapter 1: Radical Relaxation – Stress and Freedom
Chapter 2: The Shift
Chapter 3: Divine Territory
Chapter 4: The Farewell
Cycle of drawings as score for ensemble

Concert: October 30, 2016, 8 p.m.

Ensemble zeitkratzer
Reinhold Friedl (artistic director, piano)
Frank Gratkowski (clarinet), Hild Sofie Tafjord (french horn), Elena Kakaliagou (french horn), Hilary Jeffery (trombone), Maurice de Martin (percussion), Burkhard Schlothauer (violin), Nora Krahl (cello), Ulrich Phillipp (double bass), Martin Wurmnest (sound), Andreas Harder (light)

In cooperation with Kunstraum Innsbruck and Klangspuren Schwaz.

The drawings by Jorinde Voigt, conceived primarily in cycles and called notations and scores by the artist herself, form the core of the artist’s multifaceted oeuvre alongside photographic works, actions, objects and (sound) installations. From Song of the Earth, a projected eight-part cycle of drawings on which Voigt is currently working, the first four chapters are presented in the exhibition: Radical Relaxation – Stress and Freedom, The Shift, Divine Territory and The Farewell. The associative starting point of this new work series is the symphonic song cycle Das Lied von der Erde by Gustav Mahler. Comparable to Mahler’s individual songs, each chapter in Voigt’s drawing cycle is devoted to a different subject, whose parameters the artist investigates in complex pictorial systems and in so doing enables them to be seen and experienced as concepts.
At the invitation of the cooperating partners Freunde Guter Musik Berlin, Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof, Kunstraum Innsbruck and Klangspuren Schwaz, Voigt had the first chapters of her Song of the Earth interpreted musically by the zeitkratzer ensemble under the direction of Reinhold Friedl. The artist prepared a smaller copy of the drawings for each ensemble musician to serve as notation. Based on the visual imagery, the ensemble then assigned individual elements to individual instrumental groups, so that each module is assigned a timbre. The individually annotated music sheets correspond to a time span of three minutes. On view in the exhibition are both the drawings and the nine scores for the separate voices of the ensemble.


Ingrid Buschmann
Freunde Guter Musik Berlin e.V

Gabriele Knapstein
Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin


Achim Klapp, Tel. ++49-(0)30-2579 7016,
Press text:
Presse photos:
SCORES Booklet


A project by Freunde Guter Musik Berlin e.V.
in cooperation with Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.
With support from Elektronisches Studio der TU Berlin – Fachgebiet Audiokommunikation.
Made possible by funding from Hauptstadtkulturfonds and Ernst Schering Foundation.

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