A HAPPENING … steps outside Berlin’s concert routine to create a night full of attentiveness and collaboration. Sight specific shows in acoustical and historical treasures, tempered with a line-up worthy of a festival stage, A Happening… will showcase the relationship between artist and architecture, space and sound, audience and musician. In an oft-changing city, A Happening… provides the opportunity to be in and appreciate the now, while witnessing some of the finest experimental, ambient, and classical musicians collaborate with each other and the space.
Kenichi & The Sun is composer, producer and visual artist Katrin Hahner who has released three critically acclaimed albums under the moniker MISS KENICHI. She is momentarily residing in Reykjavik to work as musical director for Thorleifur Orn Arnasson´s new piece God Bless Iceland which will be premiered Oct 20th. In an attempt to unite all her creative endeavors, which also include art/sound performance, sound installation and live improvisation under one name she chose KENICHI as centerpiece. KENICHI is the dark and luminous universe in which many different suns get to shine. For A HAPPENING she will invite Earl Harvin (drums) and Stell Veloce (cello) to share the stage with her and create an iridescent soundscape. Three suns illuminating a one time only happening.
TÆR was born in the late 80s, was approximately 7 years old when trance and electronic dance music first hit the mainstream and so (for obvious reasons) it completely passed him by. He instead developed an interest in classical music through his teenage years and went on to study the great American minimalist composers at university. Then TÆR relocated to Berlin where – despite being repeatedly turned away from Berghain – he discovered electronic music. 20 years late to the party (and unable to afford an original TR-909 due to inflating rent prices) TÆR set up a studio in an abandoned warehouse and began exploring the common ground between traditional minimalist classical music, and the golden years of electronic dance music.
Laura Naukkarinen, aka Lau Nau. Her songs are imbued with a cinematic breadth of vision and her idiosyncratic, finely honed soundworld builds on fragile, spectral otherness. She uses both acoustic and electronic instruments and field recordings to create soundscapes, combining everything from analogue synthesizers to found objects and her own voice. Since her debut album “Kuutarha” was released in USA (Locust music 2005), she has been playing concerts around the world. Her fifth album “Poseidon” is to be released in the fall 2017 by Fonal records (Finland) and Beacon Sound (USA).
Derek Hunter Wilson is a multi-instrumentalist and composer based in Portland, Oregon. His album Travelogue was released earlier this year on Beacon Sound.
Apartement Fox, Munma & Fadi Tabbal, Derek Hunter Wilson, Kenichi & The Sun, Lau Nau, Nicolai/Wilhelm, TÆR, Tatu Rönkkö and some more guests are performing.
A Happening at Acud
Saturday 4th November 2017 | Start 18:00 CET | End 02:00
Acud Macht Neu | Veteranenstraße 21 | 10119 Berlin