Music Amnesia Memory April 29 to May 8

Under the motto »Music Amnesia Memory«, the festival ACHT BRÜCKEN | Music for Cologne 2022 taps into the central nervous system, focuses on the human voice and neurological signal processing and examines music as storage for memories: remembering and forgetting, inebriation and ritual, dream and sleep are featured on the programme of the twelfth festival edition from April 29 to May 8.

Approximately 50 concerts with music of today – performed at special venues throughout the city – offer opportunities for self-reflection: from early-morning contemplative meditation in a church with Morton Feldman to virtual realities in Alexander Schubert’s sleep laboratory and forging ecstatic connections with the paranormal in the Klangforum Wien’s five-hour »Symposion«.

10 festival days, approximately 80 hours of music and 16 new works by composers including Beat Furrer, Malika Kishino, Luís Antunes Pena, Marcus Schmickler and Francesca Verunelli offer curious audience members impulses to expand their personal musical horizons. In 2022 some of the performers guaranteeing interpretations at the highest level include Ensemble Modern, Ensemble Musikfabrik, the Bochum Symphony Orchestra, the Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Swiss Ensemble Vortex with Ensemble Garage and the Canadian ensemble Constantinople.

The programme for the festival edition »Music Amnesia Memory« will be published on 26 January 2022.


  • Träger
    • Stadt Köln
    • WDR
  • Förderer
    • Kunst Stiftung NRW
    • Ministerium für Familie, Kinder, Jugend, Kultur und Sport
    • Kuratorium KölnMusik e.V.
  • Förderer
    • Landschaftsverband Rheinland
    • Die Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien
    • NRW Kultur
    • JaBe-Stiftung
  • Sponsoren
    • Architekturbüro Kottmair
  • Sponsoren
    • Lanxess
    • Otto Fuchs
    • Schüco
  • Medienpartner
    • Stadtrevue
    • K.West
    • Choices
  • Medienpartner
    • Jazzthing
    • Fono Forum
    • Groove
    • der Freitag
  • Kulturpartner
    • WDR 3