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Das Arbeitende Konzert/ The Working Concert Revision VI-VII

Posted on Mai 22, 2019 in / Serial ENW / Serial Publications / Serial Records / Works of 2019

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Christopher Dell

Das Arbeitende Konzert/ The Working Concert

Revision VI-VII

  • released 03.05.19 at edition niehler werft
  • artist: Christopher Dell
  • Genre: avantgarde, experimental, new contemporary
  • awards: Jahrespreise 2019 Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik (Longlist), 5 stars Fono Forum Jazz, funded by Musikfonds and Senate of Berlin

‘Das Arbeitende Konzert/The Working Concert’ is a discursive format by the composer Christopher Dell. During the concert, internationally acclaimed musicians work together with Dell to determine and demonstrate the organisation of the piece as open form. The format invites the audience to experience and discuss the process of music-making in real time. As performative and discursive installation, the work addresses and contextualises fundamental questions of cooperation in the fields of contemporary art, music and urban theory. In this sense, ‘Das Arbeitende Konzert/The Working Concert’ is a performative installation work focused on concerts and their representations as creative media, whereby concerts are understood not as neutral frames but as a form of artistic expression and as critical dispositifs or apparatuses. The performances of ‘Das Arbeitende Konzert/The Working Concert’ are serially ordered in revisions. The recording at hand is the Revision VI-VII, performed on Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th of June 2018 at Emil Berliner Studios, Berlin as commission of the Goethe Institute Brussels and in the program of the exhibition WeTraders.


Line Up:

Christopher Dell  vibraphone, conduction, composition

Elisabeth Coudoux cello

Pierre Borel saxophone

Jonas Westergaard bass

Robert Landfermann bass

Christian Lillinger drums


Recorded, mixed and mastered by Klaus Scheuermann at Emil Berliner Studios, Berlin

Composition and Concept by Christopher Dell

Produced by Christopher Dell


The limited and signed edition  of 400 pieces consists of

– double 12 cm cd

– artist PocketPac 4 pages, 4 Pockets, 300 g/m²
Chromocadboard, inside outside print 4c Euroskala +
matt lacquer, Pockets with opening outside,

– 12 page artist booklet 4/4 color.

The booklet includes the photo series “untitled” (2018) and the essay “Recording Action: The Work of the Concert in the Age of Its Mechanical Reproducibility” (2018).


download press pdf:

Das arbeitende Konzert IV-VII



Funded by

Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa

Funded by Musikfonds/BKM