We want to convey a broad understanding of music that has its focus on the present.
lev is aimed at learners and teachers and at educational and cultural institutions of all kinds. We offer innovative concepts for teaching electronic music culture. In addition, we develop free music software that is designed to convey electronic music.
contemporary music teaching
With modern and content-wise diverse didactic concepts, we develop a contemporary music pedagogy. For us, what surrounds young people every day should be an essential part of learning music. This arouses interest and motivation, and what has been learned can be applied to one's own environment.
with an interdisciplinary approach
Electronic music is fundamentally interdisciplinary. It has strong substantive references to mathematics, physics and computer science. In this way, it enables a creative and artistic examination of technical content, it combines aesthetic with technical education.
and various instruments
We work with different musical instruments on a topic-specific basis - both new and old. The computer is understood and used as a musical instrument. Here we work with freely accessible hardware and software, or with very cheap ones. In addition, we also develop freely accessible digital instruments that are designed to conve
Marten is a sound artist, audio engineer and music educator with a focus on electronic sounds and computer music.(more…)
Deniz ist Komponist und Sounddesigner und beschäftigt sich mit den Schnittstellen von Musik und Sprache, Intention und Happy Accident.(more…)
Nicole ist eine in Mexiko-Stadt geborene und in Berlin lebende Produzentin und Klangkünstlerin.(more…)
Gisbert ist Musiker und Musikpädagoge mit einer Leidenschaft für analoge und modulare Synthesizer. (more…)
Fabian begeistern die Schnittstellen von Kunst und Technologie, Musik und Elektronik.(more…)
The project got its name from Lev Sergeevič Termen, the physicist and inventor born in 1896 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Termen became internationally known around 1920 with the invention of the theremin, one of the first musical instruments that produced its sounds electronically. The theremin works electromagnetically, it does not have to be touched when playing. It seems to produce its sounds out of nowhere, which amazed the audience then (and still does today). The invention of the theremin was followed by numerous other innovative instruments and an extremely eventful life on the international stage. Today Termen is considered a pioneer of early electronic music. The beginnings of lev lie at the end of 2016 in Marten Seedorf’s master’s thesis (in collaboration with Christof Martin Schultz), in which the loop-Ensemble was developed. After completing his studies, Marten began his music education work under the name "Loop". In mid-2017, the plans for a more comprehensive mediation project took on more concrete features, which was finally founded under the new name "lev" at the end of 2017 together with Deniz Dilek, Gisbert Schürig and Simon Steinhaus as a gUG. After the dissolution of the gUG, lev has been working as an independent musicians' collective with new artists and musicians since 2023. lev has its center in Berlin - a city that is the international center of diverse electronic music and electronic music culture.