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Johnny Chang

Johnny Chang

Johnny Chang  - viola
Berlin-based composer/performer Johnny Chang engages in extended explorations surrounding the relationships of sound/listening and the in-between areas of improvisation, composition and performance. Chang's articulated performances have been featured in festivals, residencies and experimental music series in both Europe, North America and New Zealand, from Sonic Acts (Amsterdam), Wandelweiser Klangraum Series (Düsseldorf), Hörbar (Hamburg), Klang im Turm (Munich), The Wulf (Los Angeles), Q-O2 workspace (Brussels), Loop-Line (Tokyo), Umlaut festival (Berlin & Paris) to experimental music series/venues in Berlin such as Ausland, Labor Sonor, Quiet Cue/Staalplaat and NK. He is currently working in collaboration with Antoine Beuger, Lucio Capece, Jürg Frey, Christian Kesten, Catherine Lamb, Hannes Lingens, Radu Malfatti, Koen Nutters, Morten J Olsen, Michael Pisaro, Derek Shirley, Stefan Thut.

umlaut im ausland

27 Jan 2012 - 21:30

Special Umlaut Night:
Compositions by: Florian Bergmann, Pierre Borel, Hannes Lingens
Played by: Florian Bergmann, Pierre Borel, Johnny Chang, Alba Gentili-Tedeschi, Chris Heenan, Hui-Chun Lin, Derek Shirley, Grégoire Simon

Umlaut Festival Berlin 2012

18 Feb 2012 - 20:00

Philip Zoubek & Florian Bergmann
Stefan Thut - vier, 1-12
Peeping Tom

9/6€, doors open 20:00, concert starts 21:00

Konzert Minimal plays Pisaro & Ablinger

19 Jan 2013 - 00:00

Konzert Minimal plays Pisaro & Ablinger

raudio aasland-Avant Gardening

3 Mar 2013 - 21:00


with Lilith Finkenzeller/Johnny Chang (Berlin) & Radio Cegeste (Dunedin, Neuseeland)

A signal is relayed across the world. Modes of interactions and channels of communications are established between Dunedin New Zealand and Berlin Germany.

raudio aasland @

7 Apr 2013 - 21:00

"Last minute transmissions" with Derek Shirley and Johnny Chang!


13 Apr 2013 - 20:00

Tomoko Sauvage
Tomoko Sauvage - waterbowls

Pierre Borel - saxophone
Johnny Chang - viola
Hannes Lingens - snare drum
Morten J. Olsen - bass drum
Nils Ostendorf - trumpet
Derek Shirley - double bass

Frank Gratkowski - alto saxophone
Matthias Schubert - tenor saxophone

+ Exhibition by Michal Fuchs & Nicolas Lefort


exhibition opens 20:00!!!

supported by:
Bezirksamt Pankow
Konzert des deutschen Musikrates  

Konzert Minimal plays Malfatti / Chang

17 Apr 2013 - 21:00

Konzert Minimal presents “Ochitsuite”, written by Radu Malfatti especially for the ensemble and Dutch pianist/composer, Dante Boon. Plus new composition by Johnny Chang based on / in reference to “Ochitsuite”.


The Sealed Knot + Paul Valery Project

3 May 2013 - 20:30

Paul Valery Project
Eric Thielemans – percussion; Tisha Mukarji – piano, video; Christian Kesten – voice; Johnny Chang – viola; Lucio Capece – bass clarinet, video, concept

The Sealed Knot
Burkhard Beins – percussion; Rhodri Davies – harp; Mark Wastell – double bass

Ilan Volkov, Catherine Lamb & Audible Music

4 Sep 2013 - 20:00

 Ilan Volkov, Catherine Lamb & Audible Music

 Set 1:
Ilan Volkov violin improvisation

Set 2:
Audible Music (Koen Nutters & Johnny Chang )

Set 3:
Catherine Lamb solo viola

Bar open at 20:00 / Concert starts at 21:00


Duo Eubanks/Battus // Cat Lamb "areas of presence"

20 Oct 2013 - 20:30

Duo Eubanks/Battus
Pascal Battus (FR) - amplified objects
Bryan Eubanks (US/DE) - live electronics

"areas of presence"
Cat Lamb, 2013

Lucio Capece-bass clarinet
Johnny Chang-viola
Catherine Lamb-viola
Koen Nutters-bass

Konzert Minimal plays Wolff, Lingens and Ablinger

7 Mar 2014 - 20:00

Peter Ablinger: Weiss / Weisslich 20 for one or more cymbals
Hannes Lingens: New composition for Percussion Trio (cymbal, snare drum, bass drum)

Christian Wolff: Berlin Exercises (Instrumental Selections)

Johnny Chang, Lucio Capece, Koen Nutters
Hannes Lingens, Morten J Olsen, Alexandre Babel

concerts starts sharp 21:00!

doors 20:00

Miracles - Flüchtige Momente der schönen Musik

9 May 2014 - 20:00
9 May 2014 - 21:50

ausland proudly presents: Miracles - Flüchtige Momente der schönen Musik
Experimentell, unabhängig und anspruchsvoll wie üblich: Ein Smooth Jazz Abend im Rahmen des Festivals "Doofe Musik" im Haus der Kulturen der Welt mit The Understated Brown und Liz Allbee, Johnny Chang, Axel Dörner, Sabine Ercklentz, Hannes Lingens, Andrea Neumann und Derek Shirley als Super Group. Im Aufzug: Tracking Back The Backing Track - Klanginstallation

Konzert Minimal @ ausland series

24 Jun 2014 - 20:00

Konzert Minimal plays: Koen Nutters: New work (2014) Johnny Chang: New work from Background series (2014) Peter Ablinger: Wachstum und Massenmord for Title, String Quartet and Program Note (2009/10) Michael Pisaro: an unrhymed chord (2003) Konzert Minimal: Lucio Capece / Johnny Chang / Cat Lamb / Hannes Lingens / Mike Majkowski / Koen Nutters / Hector Rey / Derek Shirley

ausland presents jl guionnet in berlin/ausland

11 Sep 2014 - 21:00
11 Sep 2014 - 23:59

ausland invites french musician/visual artist Jean-Luc Guionnet for one week of concerts, lectures, performances, exhibitions, and film screenings done by or otherwise curated by mr. guionnet in and around ausland

TONIGHT :: CONCERTS in ausland, featuring

 pierre borel / johnny chang / bryan eubanks

axel dorner solo

michael vorfeld, "from silence to talk", a solo for percussion and light


doors 20h30, start 21h


Konzert Minimal @ ausland series #3

23 Sep 2014 - 21:00

Konzert Minimal plays:

Catherine Lamb - material/highlight (2013/2014)
Lucio Capece - New composition
Konzert Minimal: Lucio Capece, bass clarinet Johnny Chang, viola Hilary Jeffery, trombone Cat Lamb, viola Hannes Lingens, accordion Mike Majkowski, bass Koen Nutters, bass Rishin Singh, trombone

doors 20:00

music starts 21:00


23 Oct 2014 - 20:30

Makiko Nishikaze: compositions for clavichord solo

Sven-Åke Johansson / Liz Allbee / Pierre Borel / Joel Grip

Radu Malfatti: shoguu
Radu Malfatti / Lucio Capece / Cat Lamb / Johnny Chang

Michael Renkel / Activity Center + Mat Pogo

3 Nov 2018 - 20:30

Michael Renkel: Nomos Alto (Miako Klein, Johnny Chang, Emilio Gordoa, Rieko Okuda)

Activity Center + Mat Pogo
Burkhard Bein
s – percussion and strings
Michael Renkel
– strings and percussion
Mat Pogo
– voice

Sven-Åke Johansson: Carl / Phillips / Butzmann

8 Dec 2018 - 20:30
Rüdiger Carl / Sven-Åke Johansson by Antoine Prum (film still "Blue for a Moment")


Sven-Åke Johansson / Rüdiger Carl Duo
Sven-Åke Johansson / Simon James Phillips Duo
Sven-Åke Johansson: Polis, Wachs und Pomade with Frieder Butzman a. o.