10 Years in Sound Festival / 10+11 August 2018 at Kiezsalon / Musikbrauerei
Digital in Berlin’s 10 Years in Sound reflects our activities on the event of our 10th anniversary in a two-day happening. It will take place in early August at our spiritual base-camp, the Musikbrauerei in Prenzlauer Berg. On this occasion, we will open the established Kiezsalon format for new artistic forms and spaces. Save the date!
LOTTO is a trio from Warsaw celebrating their Berlin-premiere and known for their unorthodox take on ambient jazz for which they have received much credit in Poland. The trio’s musicians are known for their involvement in projects such as the Hailu Mergia Trio as well as Kristen and Hera.
LAURA CANNELL is an experimental violinist drawing on the sometimes-dissonant chords of medieval music. Next to having performed with Michael Gira, Thurston Moore, André Bosman and Charles Hayward at London’s Barbican, she has composed works for the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival and the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and has never performed in Berlin before.
The Swedish sound artist and composer HANNA HARTMAN creates collage-like compositions that are made up of sounds found and created live on stage. Hartman has received numerous grants and awards, such as the Karl-Sczuka-Prize for radiophonic art, and is a member of Berlin’s Akademie der Künste.
ASH KOOSHA is an Iranian born multi-instrumentalist composer, record producer and film director, actor in Bahman Ghobadi’s Cannes award-winning film ‚No One Knows About Persian Cats‘ as well as a pioneering explorer of virtual reality. All of this filters into his music, which is fractal, highly complex, out via Ninja Tune and has never been performed in Berlin.
BALAGO is a sample-based project from Barcelona who has never before performed in Berlin. Steeped in science-fiction, mysticism and philosophy, the result is closer to the ideas of Aldous Huxley, J.G. Ballard, Charles Darwin, Philip K. Dick or Arthur Schopenhauer than to any of the currently hot tropes associated with the global electro-scene.
RIAN TREANOR is an artist from Sheffield, re-imagining the intersection of club culture, experimental art and computer music, presenting a world of fractured and interlocking components. Next to releasing on the seminal The Death of Rave imprint, his sound – hexagonal and half-stepping bleep-bass mutations, hyper-chromatic UK garage and pointillist footwork – has received praise from MixMag and FACT as well as plays by Bjork in her DJ sets.
ERIK SKODVIN aka Svarte Greiner is a Norwegian film music composer, ambient musician, one half of Deaf Center as well as founder of Berlin-based boutique-label Miasmah. His compositions range from spacious, classical-influenced and airy soundscapes to excursions into an oppressive and unforgiving blackness.
CLARICE JENSEN is a cellist and artistic director of the American Contemporary Music Ensemble in New York. Though she has worked with Jóhann Jóhannsson, Owen Pallett and Max Richter, has appeared on releases by Deutsche Grammophon, Kranky, Warp, and most recently Miasmah, she has never appeared in Berlin before.
PIERCE WARNECKE is a sound and video artist from the US, based in Europe for over a decade. He works in both sonic and visual domains via performances, installations and compositions. Warnecke has collaborated with the likes of Frank Bretschneider, Matthew Biedermann and Louis Laurain. He is a professor at Berklee’s Music Production, Technology and Innovation in Valencia.
AUF comprises of singer, composer and guitar player Anne Rolfs and drummer Mathias Brendel who celebrate the release of their latest effort, the grandiose ‘Getimed’. They play a type of rock music that is at once frantic and painfully precise, yet infused with ad-hoc lyricism and wit.
ERCKLENTZ, NEUMANN, SUZUKI premiere as a trio. The musicians want to explore the intersections between club-oriented, danceable and experimental “autonomous” music and open up new aesthetic spaces through mutual contagion. Ercklentz, Neumann, Suzuki raid the musical space of others, appropriate them and will even swap roles.
Digital in Berlin’s 10 Years in Sound
Friday, 10th and Saturday, 11th August 2018 | Doors 18:00 CET | Start 20:30 CET
Musikbrauerei | Greifswalder Strasse 23a in 10407 Berlin/Prenzlauer Berg