There’s a irritating quantity within the Berlin Senator for Tradition’s draft funds for the years 2024/25. Help for the Lautten Compagney with 50,000 euros. It could be a tiny element inside the funds, however for these affected the sum indicators: Our existence is threatened!
Joe Chialo desires the funding of the famend early music ensemble to be halved. Since 2020, the Lautten Compagney has solely obtained so-called primary funding of 100,000 euros per yr. Since its founding in 1984, the formation, led by Hans-Werner Apel and Wolfgang Katschner, had made its approach with none state dough, on the premise of economic self-exploitation and boundless enthusiasm for the inventive trigger, as is usually the case within the impartial scene.
Revolutionary within the discipline of early music for 39 years
After three years, through which there was some planning safety because of authorities assist, ought to all of it be over once more? Can the 50,000 euros which might be to be saved on the Lautten Compagney in 2024/25 consolidate the Berlin cultural administration’s funds, which is below austerity? After all not. However they’ll destroy the results of many years of labor.
The ensemble’s musicians are in big demand, each in Berlin and internationally – because of their experience in all stylistic eras for the reason that Center Ages, which is mixed with an openness to tasks that transcend any style boundaries.
On October 14th, the Lautten Compagney with John von Düffel will premiere the premiere of “The Satan within the Elevator” to music by Johann Sebastian Bach on the Neukölln Opera, adopted by the “Musical Belongings” mission on the subject of decolonization within the Humboldt Discussion board in addition to a “musical Feminale – the sounding library of Anna Amalia von Prussia” in collaboration with the Berliner Stabi.
So why the Senate administration’s lethal cuts plans? It could actually’t be on account of ignorance. The brand new State Secretary for Tradition Sarah Wedl-Wilson has identified the Lautten Compagney for over 20 years as a result of she already labored with the ensemble again when she was managing director of the Innsbruck Pageant for Early Music.