Dialogue Concert Series #4

#4 Structure

Conceptual Research on Architecture and Music
curated by Christopher Dell

Thursday, 17 September 2020, 6.30pm
Admission is free. Participation only possible after registration here

Aedes Architekturforum
Christinenstr. 18-19
10119 Berlin

The concert will take place within the exhibition Omer Arbel – Architectonic Experiments in Material and Form at Aedes Architecture Forum.

The lecture will be in German. 

Dialogue Concert Series

#1 Medialität
with Oda Pälmke
12 December 2019
#2 Interaction with Christophe Hutin
6 February 2020
#3 Transformation with Daniel Libeskind (to be rescheduled)
#4 Structure with Bernd Kniess
17 September 2020 
#5 Corporality
11 December 2020


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  • Lecture | Bernd Kniess, Professor, HafenCity University Hamburg. © Ruth Hommelsheim

  • Lecture | Bernd Kniess, Professor, HafenCity University Hamburg. © Ruth Hommelsheim

  • Lecture | Bernd Kniess, Professor, HafenCity University Hamburg. © Ruth Hommelsheim

  • Lecture | Bernd Kniess, Professor, HafenCity University Hamburg. © Ruth Hommelsheim

  • Lecture | Bernd Kniess, Professor, HafenCity University Hamburg. © Ruth Hommelsheim

  • Concert | Christian Lillinger (Drums) and Jonas Westergaard (Bass). © Ruth Hommelsheim

  • Concert | Christopher Dell (Vibraphone). © Ruth Hommelsheim

  • Concert | Christian Lillinger (Drums), Jonas Westergaard (Bass) and Christopher Dell (Vibraphone). © Ruth Hommelsheim

  • Discussion | Christopher Dell and Christian Lillinger. © Ruth Hommelsheim

  • Discussion | Bernd Kniess. © Ruth Hommelsheim

  • Discussion | Jonas Westergaard and Christopher Dell. © Ruth Hommelsheim

  • Discussion | Jonas Westergaard, Christopher Dell, Christian Lillinger and Bernd Kniess. © Ruth Hommelsheim

#4 Struktur

Der Begriff "Struktur" meint die Menge von Relationen, welche Elemente eines organisationalen Feldes miteinander verknüpfen. Eine strukturelle Relation zwischen unterschiedlichen Elementen ist so bestimmt, dass aus der Veränderung eines Elements die entsprechende Veränderung des anderen Elements resultiert. In der Musik kann z.B. ein Motiv in Bezug auf die Form des Werks als strukturelles Element gelten, in der Architektur etwa eine Gebäude-Straßensituation im Bezug auf den Stadtteil oder eine Handlung im Bezug auf die Akteurskonstellation einer  Gebäude-Straßensituation. Man spricht hier auch davon, dass sich Elemente strukturell „verschalten“ oder zusammen „ins Funktionieren kommen“. Wie aber lässt sich dieses Verschalten näher fassen? Wie lässt es sich darstellen? Und welche Relevanz hat es im Verstehen, Lesen und Produzieren von Stadtraum? 

Bernd Kniess Professor, Hafencity University Hamburg

Christopher Dell
Vibraphone, Berlin
Christian Lillinger
 Drums, Berlin
Jonas Westergaard Bass, Berlin


Dialogue Concerts
On the occasion of Aedes Architecture Forum’s 40th anniversary, the series Dialogue Concerts. Conceptual Research on Architecture and Music presents a pluralistic media format, re-envisioning urban research. Architectural practice will enter into a dialogue with musical praxis.

Designed as a montage of lectures, concerts and discussions Dialogue Concerts is a series of events that will examine the interplay of urban space and communal life. Set up as an experimental interdisciplinary format, the Dialogue Concerts series is comprised of 6 events from December 2019 through December 2020. In this context,
 the city is not defined as a fixed object, but as a dynamic and collective constellation that is performatively produced.

Curated by the vibraphonist, composer and urban theoretician Christopher Dell, Dialogue Concerts is presented as artistic statement and critical dispositif. International architects and musicians are invited to address aspects of procedural strategies across disciplines in a series of six Dialogue Concerts. Taking questions of mediality, corporality, interaction, materiality, structure and transformation as starting points, Dialogue Concerts creates a discursive space seeking to illustrate the societal relevance of both disciplines in a new way.

Dialogue Concerts is organized by Christopher Dell in cooperation with the Aedes Architecture Forum, funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe and the Musikfonds e.V. with project funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.