Voices of Berlin is an anthropological choral project from UK/Berlin-based composer and musician James Banner. Through the connective power of the human voice and spirit of improvisation it tells the stories of Berlin’s residents, new and old, through music for choir and improvising ensemble. We hope to raise an awareness of our common humanity, connect people through stories and music, as well as preserve contemporary thoughts, life experience and ideas for future generations in a unique historical and musical record. This distinctive snapshot of a vibrant and constantly changing city is a representation of timeless experiences that have a relevance not only today but for many years to come. We are conducting informal interviews in order to gather these stories. Transcripts from these conversations will form the basis of the resulting music. Click here to find out more and get involved ->
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Translation by Caro Olbertz.
The project is made possible by the support of the Universität der Künste and HfM Hanns Eisler Elsa-Neumann-Scholarship.