»Singing is the real mother tongue of human beings«, Yehudi Menuhin once said. The Lied would therefore be the most natural of all means of expression. With the »Lied.Labs« the Song Centre dares an experiment: new forms, unusual places, surprising combinations, border abolitions. The focus is on the immediacy of the voice and the naturalness of the singing, in programs, in which young and experienced singers and curators are given the freedom to test their personal vision of what the tradition of the Lied in its manifold form still has to tell us today and in the future. The programs are performed in the Music Festival Heidelberger Frühling.