What is the relationship between music and place? At this year's Month of Contemporary Music, we would like to deepen the debate surrounding the social and political significance of music in urban space and its representation, while also observing the sound of the city itself. With the Sound> Walk> Berlin, the contemporary music scene is reclaiming its urban space and turning the streets of Berlin into a stage!

For the Month of Contemporary Music in September, we invite artists, ensembles and venues of the contemporary music scene to expand or redefine various places in Berlin in terms of sound. Contributions of sound and music can interact with the existing urban sounds of a place (such as traffic, voices, playgrounds, subway and construction sites), comment on its architecture, history and surroundings, or enable alternative interpretations by reinterpreting the sound of the place.

With Sound> Walk> Berlin, residents and visitors can experience the city from the perspective of the artists. These personal listening experiences sensitise the listener to the unique sounds of our living spaces, and to the connection between sound and city, and thus stimulate diverse discussions about the relationship between sounds of the city and spaces for music. On the walks, both the city and the contemporary music scene can be (re)discovered.

The map on the app:

Berlin artists assign music and sounds to various places in Berlin on a virtual city map of Berlin. This city map can be called up using the QR codes, that are dispersed across the city, or via our website. For the Soundwalk, we have booked around 100 locations in Berlin, which can be the starting point for a sound experience. The city map can be accessed via this QR codes or via

An app is not required, the music is streamed via SoundCloud. Good headphones enhance the sound experience.

See: first draft Webstruktur

The map consists of:

  • a sound spots (assigning music to places)
  • a sound mark (a place you feel is unique or exciting or interesting enough to not need additional sound or music to be enjoyed and appreciated)
  • a route (sound or audio walks) and
  • Performances (that take place in public spaces in September).

How to place your music on the map:

  • Pick a location (or more) where you want to place music or sound piece. Any place that is freely accessible to the public (crossroads, backyards, playgrounds, bridges, etc.) is possible.
  • Submit your your soundfile oder a soundcloud-link, a short note on the choice of the location and an artist biography

What you submit is entirely up to your creativity. New site-specific compositions are just as welcome as ancient recordings that you would like to bring in connection with a certain place. We know that a lot of works have been created for public space, especially in the last year, and we would like to incorporate them.

For submissions use the following form:

If you have any questions, please contact the field notes team at

Due to our funding structure, we cannot offer any fees for the contributions. The Sound Walk Berlin is intended to give the independent scene the opportunity to present themselves as part of the Month of Contemporary Music - even for those who have not planned any events. Similar to the MdzM, we only offer the framework for this. The background to this is that inm's field notes program only receives structural funding (EFRE) that do not include any artistic expenditure. As inm, we decided not to apply for funds that actors in the scene can apply for themselves (HKF, Musikfonds, Spartenoffene, etc.) in order not to reduce the proportion for the scene. However, we are well aware that we have to keep the effort involved in such calls to a minimum and that making the scene visible must always be in the foreground.


Ensembles, groups, musicians, performers, sound artists, curators, labels, stages, magazines and other actors and collectives in contemporary music (composed music, real-time music, improvisation, musical theater / opera, electronic music / electroacoustics, sound art, soundscape composition).


Period of the Sound Walk Berlin: approx. 23 August to 30. September 2021.

No deadline: We will fill the map gradually. If you want to be part of the project from the start, please handle in the contribution one week prior project start.



Sound-Sites (Künstler*innen gestalten einen Ort klanglich neu)

  • LUX:NM: Drei 5-minütige ortsspezifische Werke | ZKU Moabit | Kulturbrauerei Gelände | Mauerpark
  • Matana Roberts Klanginstallation im Rahmen von »Arbeit am Gedächtnis - Transforming Archives« | Akademie der Künste, Pariser Platz
  • Martin Brandlmayr "Vive les fantômes" Hörstück | Deck der Neuköllner Arcaden
  • Laure Boer: TORPOR | Bronzefigur der heiligen Gertrud auf der Gertraudenbrücke
  • Christina Ertl-Shirley Fahrstuhlmusik für diverse Fahrstühle in Berlin
  • Labor Sonor / Christina Ertl-Shirley Schaufenster | Kunsthaus KuLe
  • Sagardía: Music for a place to linger
  • Liz Allbee: Walls & Windows | 52.5336123828725, 13.397421777107787
  • Georg Klein: Dark Matter, Eine interaktive, audiovisuelle Rauminstallation | errant sound
  • Ignaz Schick – The Theory Of Everything, Chapter I) 48 To The Floor | Liebig12
  • Jenseits der Wand — eine Klanginstallation von D. Fromberg & S. Roigk | ausland
  • Jutta Ravenna: Zeiten-Pendel kybernetische Klangskulpturen | Am Flutgraben
  • Edition Juliane Klein mit Michael Hirsch: La Didone abbandonata (2004) – 3. Akt | 52.49493698522291, 13.389665556244239
  • Annesley Black: Humans in Motion (2007/8) | 52.52255586336316, 13.413477661379499
  • Gordon Kampe: Arien / Zitronen (2016) für Sopran und Ensemble (Auszug) | 52.51722651456419, 13.39473077403393
  • Juliane Klein: gehen (2000) für Sopran, Bariton und Ensemble | 52.5378441421801, 13.426321138951844
  • Hermann Keller: Die Öffnung der Berliner Mauer aus der Sicht des Jahres 2089 (2009) | 52.53506420874333, 13.38972393493041
  • Hermann Keller: Konzert für Klavier und 13 Instrumentalisten (2006), Scherzo I | 52.53756444292827, 13.420901011965752
  • Michael Hirsch: Umbau 2 (2010) | 52.518353006496014, 13.401601190334267
  • Magda Mayas: Intersect - Magda Mayas/Tina Douglas, aus Album Objects Of Interest (room 40) | geo:52.495278,13.415139 ( Admiralbrücke)
  • Christian Dimpker: N. 25/2 Klavierstück V: For piano and electronics 1. | 52.510164, 13.243667, 2. 52.437212, 13.317563, 3. 52.454919, 13.387259, 4. 52.487891, 13.381574
  • Timothy Isherwood: Dissonance and Desire
  • Robin Hayward: Sonic Drift / Stop Time
  • Seiji Morimoto, Slide Pluck Bow at Experimentik
  • Susanne Stelzenbach: „eigentlich wollte ich mir nur ein wenig die stadt ansehen“
  • Michelle Lai: Sonic Archeologies: Neukolln
  • Frédéric ACQUAVIVA £pØ@n®diØ$n I (2018), Konzert für Stadt und Stimme (Loré Lixenberg)
  • Berlin Solo Impro, diverse Künstler*innen, diverse Orte
  • Ole Terbijn: Passage
  • Tomomi Adachi: Excerpt from "NUa" Ringbahn Sonnenallee
  • Sonar Quartett "Magma II" (2021)
  • JD Zazie: APM 33
  • Francisca Gonçalves „The Noise Parade“, „Francisca Gonçalves“, „Ambience Müggelsee“, „Ambience 20 Spree“, „Spree tones“
  • Daniela Fromberg & Stefan Roigk “transition”
  • Théo Pożoga & Anna Wiget: New Cloud - Episode 1: The Scalar Field Crumble
  • Théo Pożoga: Room 4 Growth | Mall of Berlin
  • Sarah Wölker #post
  • Elsa M'Bala | tba.
  • Lange//Berweck//Lorenz | tba.
  • Clinker Lounge Concerts | tba.
  • Katja Heldt: Komponistinnenwalk
  • Solostenensemble Kaleidoskop | tba.
  • Ensemble mosaik und Katharina Rosenberger: Urban Morphologies #2103 Memories #1 | Humboldhafen
  • Raed Yassin | Imama of Dusk 52.50634955040787, 13.43665597116421 / Imama of Dawn 52.505609319855566, 13.435831442256395
  • Wendelin Büchler Corvo records | tba.
  • KRMU: “While we wait” @ U Nauener Platz, U Fehrbelliner Platz, U Hermannplatz, S Beusselstraße / “under the bridge” @ Görlitzer Brücke / “Falling Dreams” @ Unterfürhrung Messe Nord ICC, Oberstufenzentrum Wedding
  • C-drík | tba.
  • Andrea Parkins "Two Rooms from the Memory Palace"

Soundmarks (Ein Ort mit besonderem Klang)

  • Eine Kooperation mit dem Festival Selbstgebaute Musik

Routen (Sound- oder Audiowalks)

  • Kirsten Reese / David Wagner: »Berlin Rosenthaler Platz« Audiowalk mit singenden Sirenen | Rosenthaler Platz
  • Thomas Gerwin: Soundwalk | rund ums exporatorium berlin
  • Georg Klein: »toposonie::spree« | Soundwalk an der Spree
  • Georg Klein: »toposonie : : engelbecken« Binaural sound walk in 12 stations (Audiowalk Award 2020) | Engelbecken
  • Gretchen Blegen und Christina Ertl-Shirley: »walking past the garden of hesperides« (2021, UA) | Körnerpark
  • Lucien Danzeisen: Feld_ Virtuelles Klangmobile | Tempelhofer Feld
  • Natalia Pschenitschnikova: »28 Augenblicke« Eine Dokumentaroper im Stadtraum | Schöneberg

Performances (im öffentlichen Raum)

  • Katrinem: »BerlinBesenBallett« choreografierte Kehr-Stücken für Besen-Instrumente | diverse Orte
  • Maulwerker: »ORTE & RÄUME #2« Eine mobil-partizipative Konzert-Situation mit dem Ensemble MAULWERKER und Alexey Kokhanov als Gast | exploratorium berlin
  • Natalia Pschenitschnikova und Alexey Kokhanov: »Irrungen, Wirrungen« Klanginstallation mit Musik-Performance | Kiezkapelle des Neuen St.-Jacobi Friedhofs in Neukölln
  • Kata Kovács und Tom O'Doherty: Harvest