“The limits of my language mean the limits of my world.”
—Ludwig Wittgenstein

Once again, we are witnessing a period of waves of migration—from place to place, from culture to culture, from one language to another that is often not understood. In this theatrical concert project for children and their parents, a group of actors and musicians, including students of the Barenboim-Said Akademie, explore the utopian reality of the invention of language. Like J.R.R. Tolkien, who used invented languages in The Lord of the Rings, or Dr. Doolittle, who even found a way to talk to animals in Hugh Lofting’s famous book, they will search for an imaginary language—creating a space of communication, dialogue, and understanding with all the children and parents in the world. As words disappear, as they are lost and hidden, we become more sensitive to observation and to our sense of hearing that allows us to perceive the voices and sounds in our world—voices and sounds that reflect the music of the human soul. Inspired by a well-known children’s story, the performance will be a dialogue between the human voice, sounds, and live music.

Running time: approx. 60 minutes / Age 6 and older

We regret that, for scheduling and production reasons, this performance has to be canceled. Ticket buyers will receive an automatic credit to their customer account. If you would prefer to be refunded to your bank account, please contact us at and provide the transaction number (visible on the top right of your ticket) and your IBAN or bank account details. Thank you for your understanding.

Pierre Boulez Saal
Französische Straße 33 D
10117 Berlin
Season 2022–2023,
Children & Adults
Past Event

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