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BAM - Berliner Festival für aktuelle Musik

BAM - Berliner Festival für aktuelle Musik
Photo: Helena Lingor

BAM - Berliner Festival für aktuelle Musik

BAM - Berliner Festival für aktuelle Musik
Photo: Helena Lingor


Berlin Festival for Contemporary Music Theater


Berlin Festival for Contemporary Music Theater


September 20 – September 23, 2018


Kunsthaus KuLe u. a.
Auguststr. 10
10117 Berlin

Additional performance venues:

Sophiensaele, Werkhaus Heckmann-Höfe, Villa Elisabeth, St. Elisabeth-Kirche, Acker Stadt Palast, ACUD, Z-Bar, Club der Polnischen Versager, Galerie Martin Mertens, HRD Bar Art House, etc.

Further information:

Within the last few years, Berlin has witnessed the growth of an especially rich young music theater scene outside of the established opera houses. The festival “BAM!”, organized by the association Contemporary Music Theater Berlin (ZMB), pools the activities of this multi-faceted new music theater scene and makes its variety visible and audible to a wider public on September 20–23, 2018.

The festival “BAM!” is a platform that for the first time presents a major selection of Berlin-based freelance music theater creatives and their different aesthetics and approaches. The audience can look forward to a marathon of 14 world premieres, more than 30 performances, and two panel discussions. What all of the festival’s productions have in common is their effort to overcome the abstract formal language of the classical avant-garde while trying to find methods for new and self-reflective ways of narration.

The numerous venues for the festival have been selected because of their geographical proximity: not only can they be easily reached; they also form a space of encounter for the audience. At 13 locations between Oranienburger Strasse and Invalidenstrasse in Berlin-Mitte, all within walking distance from each other, the festival visitors can experience different productions and cross paths again and again.

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Detailed Program 

Complete Festival Program

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“BAM! – Berliner Festival für aktuelles Musiktheater” is an initiative of ZMB – Zeitgenössisches Musiktheater Berlin e.V., realized with funding from the Capital Culture Fund, the Schering Stiftung, and the Rudolf Augstein Stiftung.

Berliner Festival für aktuelles Musiktheater
Monat der zeitgenössischen Musik
Rudolf Augstein Stiftung
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10117 Berlin

Telefon: +49 - 30 - 20 62 29 65

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