Aside awarded state funding for their research project “Acts of Violence”



Aside are excited to announce they have been awarded Initialförderung and their research project “Acts of Violence” will be supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media. We would like to thank Fonds Darstellende Künste for their support which will enable us to undertake extensive research and material development into the subject of violence in classical music. This project will begin in early 2020.



31st October 2019 – Aside with Larry Goves and The House of Bedlam at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester


Aside will be performing as part of the New Music Manchester Festival with composer Larry Goves and The House of Bedlam. There will be new compositions, uncomfortable encounters, marshmallows and two new compositions from Meriel Price, “Your Rope” for four skipping performers and “Nearly” for The House of Bedlam + Aside. Who could ask for anything more? 31st October at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester 7pm – The House of Bedlam plus Aside, 9pm – Late Night Aside.

Lecture Performance for the Junge Akademie in Frankfurt


Aside have been asked to perform a lecture performance on the subject of creativity for the Junge Akademie in Frankfurt. The Junge Akademie is an academy for young academics, a joint initiative of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and the German Academy of Natural Science Leopoldina. The lecture performance will take place on the 7th September 2019 at 7pm at the 25 Hours The Trip, Niddastraße 58, 60329 Frankfurt am Main and is also open to the public.


New Compositions by Aside

Here are two short videos of the new variations we wrote for our performance at Unerhörte Musik in the BKA Theater, Berlin. A full trailer of our programme “A remark or passage in a play that is intended to be heard by the audience but is supposed to be unheard by the other characters in the play. ” will follow shortly.

Labor Sonor – KuLe Berlin


24th September 2018 – Aside at Labor Sonar in the wonderful KuLe Berlin.

Featuring works adapted especially for Labor Sonor and KuLe including “Dawn Chorus” by Meriel Price, “Variations on a Theme by Haydn” by Johann-Michael Schneider and “Forbidden Fruit” by Meriel Price.

Unerhörte Musik – BKA Theater Berlin – Aside New Music Varieté

Screen Shot 2018-11-08 at 15.26.42

12th June 2018 – Aside played their latest programme

A remark or passage in a play that is intended to be heard by the audience but is supposed to be unheard by the other characters in the play.

in the new music series Unerhörte Musik at the BKA Theater Berlin. In this programe Aside united the two sides of the BKA Theater – varieté, cabaret and comedy on the one hand and contemporary music on the other.


Screen Shot 2017-08-02 at 14.18.51

May 2017 – Aside rehearse and perform in Reutlingen working on their new programme “The Duo – Partner Problems” creating new compositions and videos, capturing the, soon to be no more, backstage spaces of Theater Reutlingen.

150% Made in Hamburg Theaterfest


The birth of Aside…

April 2014 – The location is the Mojo Club, Hamburg. The performance part of the 150% Made in Hamburg Theaterfest. The expected audience are hip, young, experimental theatre culture creatives. The expected performance, a multi-media, ultra-experimental, cutting edge new music extravaganza.

This high gloss facade is created with a video-art backdrop, extravagant costumes and make-up, live-electronics, O-tone recordings, live instruments and loopers.

The ultra-hip entrance and overture establish expectations and prejudices. From a high gloss performance a certain perfection, professionality and mystique is expected. There are many unspoken rules for how a performance should be and how a performer should act on stage.

However soon cracks begin to show and the facade begins to crumble revealing what lies beneath…

Kindly supported by The Rusch Stiftung, KKWV of the UdK, Berlin and KLANGZEITORT, the institute for new music of the UdK and HfM Hanns Eisler

Reclaim your…

Inside out

The conception of Aside….

September 2013 – Johann-Michael Schneider and Meriel Price work together for the first time on “Reclaim Your….” for the KlangKunstBühne Berlin.

Featuring “I’m feeling Unwell” and “Inside-out” written by Meriel Price. Both works deal with the inner life of the performer leaking out into the performance, through text, video and layering of live and recorded sound which augment and transform the accoustic environment of the performance venue.

Funded by KKWV UdK, KLANGZEITORT and the Rusch Stiftung.