Natural history museums have always been places where artists were intensively involved in the study of nature. Alongside travelling researchers, artists have contributed to recording and depicting the history of life on Earth. In line with this tradition, the German Federal Cultural Foundation and the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin have embarked on a joint model project which invites international artists to develop interventions from 2014 to 2018 in one of the most renowned natural history museums in Europe.
In 2015 the renown film maker Doris Dörrie did ask Ulrike Haage to write the filmmusik for her latest film, the black-and- white drama „Grüsse aus Fukushima“.
A great recording space, good microphones, an amazing grand piano and a passionate team.
After the catastrophe of Fukushima a new term appears in the Japanese language:
The Moon Tapes is a choral composition
by Ulrike Haage, based on the Libretto by Stephan Krass.
Written for a 24-voice choir (SWR Vokalensemble),
two speakers, one spoken-word artist, grand piano and electronic playback.
Together with the drummer Eric Schaefer, Ulrike Haage is awarded a scholarship by the Goethe Institut for a three months stay at the Villa Kamogawa in Kyoto, Japan, in 2012.