Berlin is known for its high culture and modern art, and the celebration of contemporary music that is MarchMusic is a must for lovers of all things up-to-date. The idea behind the festival is to transcend borders and genres in music and basically mix things up a bit.
The music will range from classical and chamber to innovative musical theatre and media art, and the focus is usually very much on experimental work. One of the main drawing points about MarchMusic is that the artists and musicians come from across the globe and are a mixture of both established acts and brand new up-and-comers.
This mix always gives the performances a uniquely fresh feel which keeps the festival inventive. Often the theme will be focused on the music of specific regions and this year the festival is coming home with the title “Berlin – Magnet for Musical Immigration”.
Since before the fall of the Berlin Wall the city has been a haven for the modern arts and a draw for hip and bohemian types who hang out in trendy coffee houses and discuss art and music. This diverse and free atmosphere has allowed the rise of the independent concert venues in the city in places like Neukölln, Friedrichshain, Prenzlauer Berg and Kreuzberg.
You can expect great music and to have your mind expanded and your views on modern music challenged at MarchMusic.
Most of the events will be at the Berliner Festspiele which is easy to get to on the U, and the nearest stop is Spichernstrasse right by the University der Kunste.