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29 December 2022 | 20:00 TXXXER, Berlin Germany

Borges/Star – audiovisual duo
Sofia Borges – Drums, percussion, electronics
Sanja Star – visuals


21 December 2022 | 20:30 | PAS, Berlin – Germany

Sofia Borges (solo) – drums & electronics

Lorena Izquierdo – Voice


11 December 2022 | 15:30 | Industriesalon Schöneweide, Berlin – Germany

Drum-Solo-Fest

Sofia Borges (solo) – drums & electronics

Max Andrzejewski; Moritz Baumgärtner; Boris Bell; Evi Filippou; Rudi Fischerlehner; Martial Frenzel; Michael Griener; Joe Herstenstein; Willi Kellers; Christian Marien; Lucia Martinez; Diego Pinera; Tilo Weber

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9 December 2022 | 20:00 | Sowieso, Berlin – Germany

Trips & Findings – record release concert

Sofia Borges: solo percussion, drums, amplified objects, toys, field recordings, and electronics

Trips & Findings is the first solo release by percussionist, composer and improviser SOFIA BORGES. The double CD presents a retrospective of her work, containing pieces composed and recorded between 2017 and 2022. The album is the first of the new Solo Series of the label 4DaRecord. 

https://sofiaborges.bandcamp.com/album/trips-findings

& solo performance by

Mauricio Takara, solo processed percussion set

MAURICIO TAKARA is considered one of the leading voices in the new post-Tropicalia wave of Brazilian music, recording with Nacao Zumbi, Vanessa Da Mata, Sabotage, Naná Vasconcelos, and Marcelo Camelo, as well as with artists such as Pharoah Sanders, Archie Shepp, Yusef Lateef, Roscoe Mitchell, Bill Dixon and Prefuse 73. His recent releases include Linha D’Água with Carla Borega and the solo recording REMINISC​Ê​NCIAS. 


4 December 2022 | 19:30 | Morphine Raum, Berlin – Germany

I
Isuru Kumarasinghe – electro acoustic guitar

II
Super-Asymmetry’o
Axel Dörner (trumpet)
Sofia Borges (prepared snare drum, props, found objects, toys)
Steve Heather (prepared snare drum, props, found objects, toys)

Super-Asymmetry’o is a trio formed by two non-identical parts – one trumpet and two snare drums – two instruments with a historical connection. Using various kinds of props as unexpected as they are suggestive, the two percussionists generate an equation composed of elastic loops, textures, rhythms, and patterns which interconnects with the equation suggested by the trumpet. Featuring a program that makes use of graphic scores, circular generative methods, and linear compositions, Super-Asymmetry’o essentially lives on spontaneous variables and unknown particles that may materialize in each performance.


26 November 2022 | 20:00 | Supamolly, Berlin – Germany

MULTIVERSAL – 10th anniversary!!

KIME: Sofia Borges (percussion), Fyodor Stepanov (bass & electronics), Andreas Voccia (electronics)

+ more TBA!!


24 November 2022 | 20:00 | Donau 115, Berlin – Germany

Mia Dyberg (alto sax), Brad Henkel (trumpet), Antti Virtaranta (bass), Sofia Borges (percussion)


20 November 2022 | 20:00 | NaTO, Leipzig – Germany

EUPHORIUM

Lina Allemano (tp), Matthias Muche (pos), Susanne Fröhlich (fl), Uki Gurkitase (gp, perc), Kathrin Pechlof (harp), Emilio Gordoa (perc), Els Vandeweyer (vib), Sofia Borges (perc), Nuria Andorra (p


19 November 2022 | 20:00 | NaTO, Leipzig – Germany

EUPHORIUM

Liz Allbee (tp), Anat Cohavi (cl), Daniel Beilschmidt (e-org), Uki Gurkita


18 November 2022 | 20:00 | Kühlspot, Berlin – Germany

COOLING AT KÜHLSPOT #9: PhonOx

Sofia Borges (percussion) Eutália de Carvalho (voice) Silvia Ocougne (guitar, prepared instruments) Edith Steyer (alto saxophone, clarinet, effects) Horst Nonnenmacher (double bass)


12-14 November 2022 | 20:00 | St. Elisabeth-Kirche, Berlin – Germany

In a photograph from 1906, a crowd in southern Rwanda gathers for a magical event in front of a small apparatus on a table: deceiving the masses through technology. Behind the table is an official of the German colonial administration. The artists sell their talent without compensation. The funnel is directed at the musicians to the right of the table. A machine that sucks in the sound, carves the voices and the music into the wax rollers. 

In the music theater BUZZING BRIDGE, Sounding Situations plays out how the process of recording makes us who we are. Those who press the record button have power, framed for themselves and others. Through repetition, sounds, music, language become part of our identity. 

In BUZZING BRIDGE, the musicians and performers become sound carriers who turn the stage into a sounding negotiation space: Who owns what and who belongs where? Who takes in whom, in himself as the foreign or as his own? 

Stage direction, Composition, Text: Sounding Situations (Milena Kipfmüller, Jens Dietrich, Klaus Janek)
Musicians: Sofia Borges, Michael Thieke, Klaus Janek, Milena Kipfmüller, Michael Makembe, Josué Mugisha
Performance: Eric 1key, Katharina Mewes

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3 November 2022 | 21:30 | Haus der Berliner Festspiele, Berlin – Germany

Jazzfest Berlin 2022

Craig Taborn – piano, electronics
Mat Maneri – viola
Nick Dunston – double bass, electronics
Sofia Borges – percussion, electronics

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9 Oktober 2022 | 20:00 | Kühlspot, Berlin – Germany

CIRCUIT TRAINING XIV 
Miako Klein (recorders) 
Florian Bergmann (reeds) 
Nikolaus Neuser (trumpet) 
Elena Kakaliagou (french horn) 
Ignaz Schick (turntables, sampler) 
Eliad Wagner (analog synths) 
Anais Tuerlinckx (grand piano)  
Adam Goodwin (double bass) 
Klaus Kürvers (double bass) 
Emilio Gordoa (vibraphone, percussion)  
Sofia Borges (drums, percussion) 
Robyn Schulkowsky (drums, percussion)

Performing pieces by Elena Kakaliagou, Tomomi Adachi, Ignaz Schick

With the kind support of Musikfonds e.V./Neustart Kultur

3 Oktober 2022 | 17:00 & 20:00 | Morphine Raum, Berlin – Germany

CYMBALISM
Luigi Marino, Sofia Borges, Emilio Gordoa, Els Vandeweyer, Michael Vorfeld, Burkhard Beins, Yorgos Dimitriadis

Cymbalism brings together seven prolific percussionists from the world of experimental and improvised music, each of them focussing on just one or two cymbals. The two different lengthy sets will see them in small groupings, as soloists and in full group formation. Predominantly it is gonna be all acoustic, though three of the musicians have also developed their very specific kind of amplification which will be featured in the course of the program. In any case, it does not need a hundred cymbals to create two rich and exciting one-hour-sets, but just seven idiosyncretic composer-performers playing their favorite cymbals.


24 September 2022 | 20:00 | KM28, Berlin – Germany

  1. Sofia Borges (solo) – drums, percussion, electronics
  2. The Hollows:
    Nick Dunston (banjo), Ettiene Nillesen (snare drum), and Weston Olencki (banjo)

1 September 2022 | 20:00 | SWIESO, Berlin – Germany

  1. Sofia Borges – percussion 
    Chris Pitsiokos – alto sax
  2. Jacob Wick – trumpet 
    Axel Döner – trumpet

31 August 2022 | 20:00 | SWIESO, Berlin – Germany

  1. Sofia Borges – percussion 
    Cansu Tanrikulu – voice 
  2. Jacob Wick – trumpet 
    Brad Henkel – trumpet

21 August 2022 | 20:00 | Kühlspot, Berlin – Germany

CIRCUIT TRAINING XIII 
Florian Bergmann (reeds) 
Nikolaus Neuser (trumpet) 
Elena Kakaliagou (french horn) 
Ignaz Schick (turntables, sampler) 
Eliad Wagner (analog synths) 
Achim Kaufmann (grand piano) 
Adam Goodwin (double bass) 
Klaus Kürvers (double bass) 
Alexandre Babel (drums, percussion) 
Sofia Borges (drums, percussion) 
Robyn Schulkowsky (drums, percussion) 

Performing pieces by Sofia Borges, Achim Kaufmann, Nikolaus Neuser & Ignaz Schick

With the kind support of Musikfonds e.V./Neustart Kultur


19 July 2022 | 20:00 | Studio-Boerne , Berlin-Germany

Caroline Cecilia Talone – hurdy gurdy
Sofia Borges – percussion


8 July 2022 | 20:00 | Untergrün, Berlin-Germany

KIME

Sofia Borges – percussion
Fyodor Stepanov – bass & electronics
Andreas Voccia – electronics


8 June 2022 | 20:00 | Hosek Contemporary , Berlin-Germany

Gonçalo Mortágua – saxophone
Sofia Borges – percussion
Christian Kühn – guitar


7 June 2022 | 20:00 | A-Trane , Berlin-Germany

NICK DUNSTON’S GLASS ROOTS

Nick Dunston – bass, compositions
Anil Eraslan – cello
Sofia Borges- percussion


4 June 2022 | 20:00 | WATT , Berlin-Germany

KIME

Sofia Borges – percussion
Fyodor Stepanov – bass & electronics
Andreas Voccia – electronics


1 June 2022 | 19:30 | Hosek Contemporary , Berlin-Germany

Penelope Gkika – violin
Elena Kakaliagou – french horn
Sofia Borges – percussion


26-29 Mai 2022 | 20:00 | Kampnagel, Hamburg – Germany

Sounding Situations: Merge

Regie, Komposition, Text: Sounding Situations (Milena Kipfmüller, Jens Dietrich, Klaus Janek) Musiker*innen: Sofia Borges, Michael Thieke, Klaus Janek, Milena Kipfmüller, Michael Makembe, Josué Mugisha Performance: Eric 1key, Katharina Mewes Bühne: Martina Mahlknecht Video: Martin Prinoth Kostüme: Sofia Artemis Kondyli Roussou Öffentlichkeitsarbeit: Hark Empen Produktionsleitung: Fabia Mekus Assistenz: Janka Kenk


22 Mai 2022 | 20:00 | Kühlspot, Berlin – Germany

Anna Kaluza – sax
Fyodor Stepanov – bass
Guilherme Rodrigues – cello
Sofia Borges – drums


21 Mai 2022 | 17:00 | Museu de Serralves, Porto – Portugal

ACTIVATION OF THE EXHIBITION TAREK ATOUI: WATERS’ WITNESS

Sofia Borges – percussion, electronics


14 Mai 2022 | 20:00 | ACUD , Berlin-Germany

Das Wilde Klingen

Eutalia de Carvalho – Gesang
Theo Jörgensmann – Klarinette („Schöpfungen“)
Edith Steyer – Klarinette, Altsaxophon
Tommaso Vespo/Rieko Okuda – Kirchenorgel, Klavier
Horst Nonnenmacher – Kontrabass
Sofia Borges – Percussion
Lea Hoffmann – Tanz


13 Mai 2022 | 20:00 | TBA , Berlin-Germany

Unheimlich Unheimlich Friday the 13th SPECIAL

JD Zazie – electronics
Sofia Borges – drums


4 Mai 2022 | 20:00 | Au Topsi Pohl , Berlin-Germany

Lorena Izquierdo – Gesang
Theo Jörgensmann – Klarinette („Schöpfungen“)
Edith Steyer – Klarinette, Altsaxophon
Rieko Okuda – Klavier

Guido Kohn – Cello
Horst Nonnenmacher – Kontrabass
Sofia Borges – Percussion


3 Mai 2022 | 20:00 | Au Topsi Pohl , Berlin-Germany

Eutalia de Carvalho – Gesang
Theo Jörgensmann – Klarinette („Schöpfungen“)
Edith Steyer – Klarinette, Altsaxophon
Rieko Okuda – Klavier
Horst Nonnenmacher – Kontrabass
Sofia Borges – Percussion


29 April 2022 | 20:30 | Sowieso, Berlin-Germany

SORBD

Edith Steyer – clarinete, saxophone
Rieko Okuda – piano
Isabel Rößler – double bass
Sofia Borges – percussion
Mia Dyberg – alto saxophone


7 April 2022 | 20:30 | Petersburg Art Space, Berlin-Germany

DISSIDENTS XXVI
Renato Negrão, poetry
Sofia Borges, percussion
Marina Cyrino, flutes
Matthias Koole, guitar


2 April 2022 | 20:30 | 3XXXSTER, Berlin-Germany

Sofia Borges – drums, percussion, electronics


1 April 2022 | 20:00 | Cordillera, Berlin-Germany

Sofia Borges – drums, percussion, electronics


17 March 2022 | 20:30 | Petersburg Art Space, Berlin-Germany

Sofia Borges – percussion
Dirar Kalash – guitar


16 March 2022 | 20:30 | AuTopsiPohl, Berlin-Germany

Lorena Izquierdo – voice in action
Sofia Borges – drums
Rieko Okuda – piano


7 March 2022 | 21:00 | Kühlspot, Berlin-Germany

SORBD

Edith Steyer – clarinete, saxophone
Rieko Okuda – piano
Isabel Rößler – double bass
Sofia Borges – percussion
Mia Dyberg – alto saxophone


26 February 2022 | 20:00 | Villa Koriosum, Berlin

Fillippo Gillono – guitar, electronics
Sofia Borges – percussion
Paolo Possidente – bruma, electronics


19 February 2022 | 21:00 | AuTopsiPohl, Berlin-Germany

PITCH SHIFTING

Grgur Savic (as,cl obj, el)
Henrik Munkbey Nørstebø (trb)
Richard Scott (mod)
Isabel Rößler (b)
Sofia Borges (dr, obj)
Sanja Star (vis)


12 February 2022 | 21:00 | SOWIESO, Berlin-Germany

Brad Henkel – trumpet
Mia Dyberg – saxophone
Antti Virtaranta – upright bass
Sofia Borges – drums/percussion


28 January 2022 | 21:00 | BOTA, Lisbon – Portugal

Maria do Mar – violino
Abdul Moimême – guitarras preparadas
Sofia Borges – percussão, electrónica electrónica


27 January 2022 | 21:30 | SMUP, Parede Portugal

D e S c o m p o s i ç ã o T r a n s i t ó r i a
Raquel Melgue – vídeo
Sofia Borges – percussão
Maria do Mar – violino
Felice Furioso – bateria


26 January 2022 | 19:30 | Loophole, Berlim

Loophole Jaaazzzsss Nights presents:

Rumble Phone Fish Anna Kaluza – alto saxophone
Flo Müller – guitar
Ben Lehmann – upright bass
Martial Frenzel – drums
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Brad Henkel – trumpet
Mia Dyberg – alto sax
Sofia Borges – drums
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Ring Dog Duo & Isi Rößler:

Markus Krispel – saxophones
Marcello S. Busato – drums
Isi Rößler – upright bass


21 January 2022 | 19:30 | Alte Mälzerei – Lichtenrade, Berlin

Reihe Denkbare Musik – Portraitkonzert “Sofia Borges”

Teil I

Sofia Borges (solo set) – percussion, electronics

Teil II

Trio Tuerlinckx – Mengersen – Borges

Anaïs Tuerlinckx (string box), Ulf Mengersen – double bass, Sofia Borges (Percussion)

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8 January 2022 | 20:00 | Villa Koriosum, Berlin

Sofia Borges (solo set) – percussion and electronics

alongside performaces from: Ass Rad, Kalash x Stadhouders, Moonx i: Murmured Mayhem and Uranes

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9, 10 Canceled, 23 January 2022 | 11:00 | Staadtstheater Cottbus

Das WelttierparlamentMusiktheater für Kinder

Andreas Simon (Musikalische Leitung, Klvier); Anna von Gehren (Regie); Mia Schröer (Bühne/Kostüm); Katharina Duda (Text/Dramaturgie); Hardy Brachmann (Waschbär); Nils Stäfe (Schildkröte); Jone Bolibar (Klarinette); (Sofia Borges (Schlagzeug); Jack Adler-McKean (Tuba)

26, 30 December 2021 | 14:00 & 18:00 | Staadtstheater Cottbus

Das WelttierparlamentMusiktheater für Kinder

Andreas Simon (Musikalische Leitung, Klvier); Anna von Gehren (Regie); Mia Schröer (Bühne/Kostüm); Katharina Duda (Text/Dramaturgie); Hardy Brachmann (Waschbär); Nils Stäfe (Schildkröte); Jone Bolibar (Klarinette); (Sofia Borges (Schlagzeug); Jack Adler-McKean (Tuba)

10 December 2021 | 20:00 | Kühlspot Social Club, Berlin

DAS WILDE KLINGEN 

Eutalia de Carvalho (voice), Lorena Izquierdo (voice, action), Silke Eberhard (clarinet), Edith Steyer (alto saxophone), Rieko Okuda (piano), Horst Nonnenmacher (bass), Sofia Borges (percussion), Lea Hoffmann, (dance) 

10 December 2021 | 11:00 | Staadtstheater Cottbus Canceled

Das WelttierparlamentMusiktheater für Kinder

Andreas Simon (Musikalische Leitung, Klvier); Anna von Gehren (Regie); Mia Schröer (Bühne/Kostüm); Katharina Duda (Text/Dramaturgie); Hardy Brachmann (Waschbär); Nils Stäfe (Schildkröte); Jone Bolibar (Klarinette); (Sofia Borges (Schlagzeug); Jack Adler-McKean (Tuba)

9 December 2021 | 20:00 | Petersburg Art Space, Berlin

Improvised Music

RED LIST ENSEMBLE

Guilherme Rodrigues (Cello), Michael Thieke (Clarinet), Richard Scott (Electronics), Rieko Okuda (Piano), Mia Dyberg (Alto Sax), Klaus Kürvers (Double Bass), Sofia Borges (Percussion), David Piersanti (Trombone), Julia Brüssel (Violin)

4 December 2021 | 20:00 | Au Topsi Pohl, Berlin

SOKK
Gustavo Obligado (alto sax), Sofia Salvo (baritone sax), Christian Kühn (guitar, viola), Guido Kohn (cello)

& Sofia Borges (percussion)

29 November 2021 | 19:30 | Stadtgarten Köln

Casey Moir (voice), Cansu Tanrikulu (voice), Elisabeth Coudoux (cello), Sofia Borges (percussion)

27 November 2021 | 18:00 | Staadtstheater Cottbus

première: Das WelttierparlamentMusiktheater für Kinder

Andreas Simon (Musikalische Leitung, Klvier); Anna von Gehren (Regie); Mia Schröer (Bühne/Kostüm); Katharina Duda (Text/Dramaturgie); Hardy Brachmann (Waschbär); Nils Stäfe (Schildkröte); Jone Bolibar (Klarinette); (Sofia Borges (Schlagzeug); Jack Adler-McKean (Tuba)

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24 November 2021 | 20:00 | Kühlspot Social Club, Berlin Canceled

DAS WILDE KLINGEN 

Eutalia de Carvalho (voice), Lorena Izquierdo (voice, action), Silke Eberhard (clarinet), Edith Steyer (alto saxophone), Rieko Okuda (piano), Horst Nonnenmacher (bass), Sofia Borges (percussion), Lea Hoffmann, (dance) 

19-21.November .2021 2021 | 20:00 | Kühlspot Social Club, Berlin

CIRCUIT TRAINING XIII

Florian Bergmann (reeds), Nikolaus Neuser (trumpet), Elena Kakaliagou (french horn), Ignaz Schick (turntable, sampler, electronics), Eliad Wagner (analog synth, electronics), Anaïs Tuerlinckx (grand piano), Nick Dunston (double bass), Adam Goodwin (double bass), Klaus Kürvers (double bass), Emilio Gordoa (vibraphone, percussion), Sofia Borges (percussion)

13 November 2021 | 18:00 | Staadtstheater Cottbus

première: Das WelttierparlamentMusiktheater für Kinder

Andreas Simon (Musikalische Leitung, Klvier); Anna von Gehren (Regie); Mia Schröer (Bühne/Kostüm); Katharina Duda (Text/Dramaturgie); Hardy Brachmann (Waschbär); Nils Stäfe (Schildkröte); Jone Bolibar (Klarinette); (Sofia Borges (Schlagzeug); Jack Adler-McKean (Tuba)

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6 November 2021 | 19:00 | Ausland (Berlin)JUST ANOTHER BRUITAL NIGHT # II

Sofia Borges – solo set (percussion & electronics)

& EL SEGUNDO ES TERRIBLE meets BUSÆXUS, KRIS KULDKEPP, GUSTAVO OBLIGADO and ALEKS SLOTA

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6.10.2021 | 20:00 | PANDA Platform

Improvised Music

Anaïs Tuerlinckx (prepared piano); Ulf Mengersen (double bass); Sofia Borges (percussion); Linea (visuals)

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19.9.2021 | TBA, Berlin

Sheep&Fish – Creative Kids (creative music for children)

Uygur Vural (cello), Elisabetta Lanfredini (voice), Sofia Borges (Percussion)

12.8.2021 | Donau115, Berlin

Practically Married #30

James Banner (Bbass), Declan Forde (piano), Nick Dunston (bass), Sofia Borges (percussion)