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Michael Muschner

53 Compositions from the Spirit of the Word
in a sound installation in the St. Marienkirche

What you hear, are voices !
The church resounds with the Holy Scriptures !
A new piece of music will play each week - for 53 weeks
A cycle of 53 compositions throughout the whole year:


For the compositions parish pastors Gregor Hohberg
and Johannes Krug read scriptures from the Bible,
a particular text was assigned to each of the 53 weeks of the ecclesiastical year. Out of the sound of these words Michael Muschner composed a cycle of 53 pieces of music.
The spoken words themselves were the sole raw material electro-acoustically rearranged.

The music is presented in a sound installation -
in four layers of sound at 20 locations spread throughout the church:
The sound slowly envelops the listener.

Take your time move around inside the music:
when you change your location
you will experience another soundscape.

Inside the church the music can be heard during opening hours whenever there are no services or other events taking place.

Outside the church, in the Paradise Court, on the Alexanderplatz side,
the music will sound continuously
24 hours a day, 365 days long,
uninterrupted, for a whole year.

In co-operation with
MaerzMusik 2006 | Berliner Festspiele
sonambiente berlin2006 - festival für hören und sehen

St. Marienkirche

Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 8

10178 Berlin-Mitte

Die Kirche ist täglich geöffnet von 10 bis 21 Uhr