At the BIOTOPIA Festival "SENSE - The Power of Perception", there will be more than 60 program items from the world of senses awaiting you over two days! These include talks, hands-on activities, installations, art projects, workshops, guided tours, concerts, and evening events.
There is something for young and old, for every taste. Smell, listen, taste and feel your way through our diverse program. On this page, you will find an extensive overview of all program items so that you can perfectly plan your visit.
BIOTOPIA wishes you a lot of fun exploring!
Start at Schloss Nymphenburg/ Hubertussaal and pick up the festival wristband at the entrance of the building, which will give you free access to all festival programs, including the Museum Mensch und Natur, BIOTOPIA Lab and Botanical Garden!
Most events are accessible without prior reservation. Registration is required for some program items and this will be indicated under the respective program details.
All registration info can be found here (or under the respective items below):
Program items with a smiley are especially suitable for children.
In this multimedia performance and talk about music in nature, musician, scientist, and author Dominik Eulberg shows why he considers Mother Nature to be the greatest artist of all. Over beautiful videos of native flora & fauna and live-mixed electronic music inspired by bird song, he shares facts about bird species, inviting you to marvel at the living world. But there are also other animal voices to explore: For example, the fascinating echolocation calls of bats, the stridulation sounds of grasshoppers, or even a species of butterfly that makes whistling sounds. Eulberg gives all these native animals a stage and an instrument to be heard.
With songs from his new album "Wake Up Calls" and improvised pieces, multi-instrumentalist and composer Cosmo Sheldrake draws our attention to the loss of biodiversity. His music consists largely of recordings of the songs of endangered birds. He adds in further natural sounds such as bioelectric recordings of fungal networks and plant root systems and hydrophone recordings of local waterways to create a truly polyphonic performance. Come and reflect on the magnificent soundscapes that surround us before many of these voices become extinct!
What does it sound like when plants make music? The biofeedback musician Karel Hacker considers himself to be a plant conductor and transforms the electrical potentials of plants into organic music. For the festival he has created the song "Primordial Connection" - have fun listening!
With our Mystery Objects, children can go in search of clues. But be careful, because only half of the clues given are true! Who will find out what the object really is? And who are their own senses deceiving?
Our exciting experiments can be recreated in the comfort of your own home. There's plenty on offer for the senses, from fluorescence to optical illusions to the basics of our senses!
How do we perceive black holes and how does our brain process sensory impressions? In this video series, scientists from the Max Planck Society talk about the details. Moderated by Annika Preil, known from the TV series "Anna und die wilden Tiere".
The podcast focuses on life in all its facets, including sensual perception. Listen in and go on a journey of discovery, for example into the land of dreams or into the flirting behavior of other organisms!
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