Sat 25 01
9 pm


Tickets 10 Euro discount 8 Euro Combined ticket for four Performances 38 Euro discount 26 Euro

In English.

New Empathies: What’s That Noise?

Music & Storytelling von Sandhya Daemgen
New Empathies:  What’s That Noise?
New Empathies: What’s That Noise? © Judy Landkammer
In “What’s That Noise?”, artist Sandhya Daemgen invites us to attend an atmospheric listening party that, through live music, stories, and recordings, pays tribute to female artists and musicians of the past who have crossed musical and social boundaries.

Please find the combined ticket for 4 Performances of „New Empathies“ here:

As society continues to drift further apart, the concept of empathy is currently experiencing a renaissance. The ability to empathize is regarded as the central tool with which to fight the rage exerted against the supposed Other, yet it is also seen as the danger inherent in sentimental depoliticization. In June 2019, radialsystem launched “New Empathies”, a series of programmes spanning two years, consisting of concerts, installations, choreographies, workshops, and discussions.

Sandhya Daemgen is a singer, dancer, musician, teacher and artist working in interdisciplinary projects with voice, sound and body. As a performer she worked internationally a.o. for Tino Sehgal, Alexandra Pirici, Ari Benjamin Meyers and Heiner Goebbels at: Palais de Tokyo Paris, UCCA Beijing, Art Basel LISTE, The Shed New York, Manchester International Festival, Berlin Biennale, dOCUMENTA 13, Martin Gropius Bau Berlin, Stediljk Museum Amsterdam, VAC Fondation Moskau, a.o. She is a member of queer-feminist collective Altes Finanzamt in Neukölln, Berlin. For 2016-2018 she has been selected as an emerging artist from Performing Arts Program Berlin (PAP). She has a degree in Cultural Studies from Wesleyan University, USA and in Dance and Choreography from the University of Art, Berlin. “What’s That Noise?” is a music-performance series started in 2015 and that in 2020 will be supported by Musikfonds.

Florence Freitag is a berlin based artist, working as performer, video artist, writer, curator & facilitator, in close relationship to continuously unstable and entangled moving bodies, sounds & images. Inspired by the strength of collaborative work, she currently is listening to voices and sounds, those from others* and her own ones, looking for queer feminist perspectives on environmental togetherness through collaboration and facilitating embodied thinking.
As performer/dancer, she worked for Alexandra Pirici, Sandhya Daemgen, I-Jung Lim, Irina Sentjabowa, Ashley Fure & Lilleth Glimcher a.o. and at the moment collaborates under EAaC (Eye as a Collective) with artist Lisa Stewart and with Sandhya Daemgen (What's That Noise?).

Mars Dietz is an artist, sound designer and DJ from Brooklyn. Their hybrid background involves site-specific installation, DJ sets, lectures, music production and other media in an intensively research-driven practice bent on historical analysis.

Mika Hayashi Ebbesen is a queer Japanese-Norwegian artist and writer. Relocation to Berlin has inspired a return to text based publications and research. They engage with sonic frequencies to build spatial narratives for evanescent inhabitation under the pseudonym Mikatsiu and occasionally play cello.

Shannon Sea is a composer and sound artist whose works are deeply influenced by the avant-garde aesthetic, electronic music, Taoism, and her Afro-Caribbean roots. Her compositions explore themes of nature, spirituality, Afro-futurism, and self-exploration, and she seeks to create sound worlds that fuse together acoustic and electronic means of expression.

Luci Lippard is a performance band formed in Berlin in spring 2014 by artists Lucinda Dayhew and Hanne Lippard. Using drums, voice, synths and songs, the duo make noise out of poetry.

C. Fehér, Multimedia-Artist, is researching on the concept of ‘The Resonating body’ and the importance of the ritual, loops and the transformation of patterns. Since 2011 C. Fehér forms a performance-duo with Sylvi Kretzschmar under the name SKILLS.


  • Künstlerische Leitung und Gastgeberin Sandhya Daemgen
  • Künstlerische Mitarbeit und Produktion Florence Freitag
  • DJ Set Mars Dietz aka Sapphic Faggot

Framework programme

On Sunday, January 26, 2 to 4 pm, we invite you to the Workshop “Voice, Attention and Community through Deep Listening“ with Sandhya Daemgen and Florence Freitag that is diving deeper into the themes of “What’s That Noise?” Please register via


„New Empathies“ wird gefördert von der Berliner Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa. Medienpartner: tip Berlin, Exberliner, Ask Helmut und VAN.

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Tickets 10 Euro discount 8 Euro Combined ticket for four Performances 38 Euro discount 26 Euro

In English.

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