The Chor der Kulturen der Welt (CKW) was founded at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW) in the summer of 2007. From the outset, the idea was to develop a new and unique repertory.
Our repertory includes arrangements specifically written for us, as well as projects and programs we develop ourselves or with external musicians. Exploring musical limits is at the core of our repertory.
In this way, programs emerged such as “Reconstructing Howard Carpendale” (2010), “Heimat(en) [Home(s)] – What is it?” (2017), the sound installation “Fragen an das Licht” [Questions to the light] (2014 – in the framework of the Zero exhibition at the Martin-Gropius-Bau), or “Lautarchiv” [Sound archive] (2016 – in cooperation with Hauschka and Ari Benjamin Meyers at the festival Singing the War at HKW).
Artists and musicians we have collaborated with include:
Arto Lindsay, Van Dyke Parks, Harmonia, PlanningToRock, Mocky, David Moss, Zeitkratzer, Fatima Al Qadiri, Justus Köhncke, Barbara Morgenstern, Roedelius, September Collective, The Meridian Brothers, The Lappetites, Ari Benjamin Meyers and Hauschka.
The choir consists of 40 singers who meet for rehearsal under the direction of Barbara Morgenstern and Philipp Neumann at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt every Monday evening.