Terre Thaemlitz:
The Zürich Concert

In response to Trajal Harrell's version of Keith Jarrett's Köln Concert, Terre Thaemlitz will bring her Zürich Concert to the Pfauen: Terre Thaemlitz is a mutlimedia producer, author, lecturer, DJ and operator of the record label Comatonse. Also known as DJ Sprinkles, Terre Thaemlitz has been working since the early 1990s with a critical eye on questions of identity politics at the intersection of gender, sexuality, class and linguistics. Thaemlitz refuses to describe herself as an artist and prefers to call herself a cultural critic. Nevertheless, Terre Thaemlitz is best known as an artist working in music, with over 15 solo albums released on labels such as Mille Plaeteaux, Mule Musiq and Comatonse. His texts on music and culture have been published internationally in a number of books, academic journals and magazines and propagate a non-essentialist view of transgenderism and queerness. His work manifests itself in performances, lectures, DJ sets, video works and essays and over the past decades Thaemlitz has received invitations to venues such as the Taipei Biennale, the Berliner Festspiele, Documenta 14 in Kassel and the Unsound Festival in Krakow. 

Following Trajal Harrell's Köln Concert, Thaemlitz will present an approximately one-hour piano improvisation on the stage of the Pfauen, transforming the critical spirit of this singular practice into a sensual stage experience. 


4 June 2024, supporting program *Happy End Closing Festival*
20:00 Kick-off with One Minute Each. The house directors say goodbye.
20:09 The Köln Concert. For the very last time. 
21:00 Trajal Harrell x Terre Thaemlitz. Talk on the Pfauenbühne stage.
22:00 The Zürich Concert. Piano improvisation on the Pfauen stage.

A ticket for The Köln Concert is also valid for One Minute Each, the Talkand The Zürich Concert. If you can only attend The Zürich Concert: Tickets are only available at the box office from 21:00.


  • 4 June 2024