A Happening w/ Christina Vantzou, Jan St Werner and B/B/S at Silent Green Kulturquartier / Friday, 02.12.2016
A truly exceptional lineup at Silent Green this December with many D/B favorites performing live including Christina Vantzou, Jan St Werner and B/B/S plus more besides. This will indeed surely be a happening!
A HAPPENING is a sight specific, musically curated event that began last year when designer Kelly Elizabeth Tivnan was researching acoustics at the Funkhaus. She was so amazed by the location’s history and architecture, she proposed creating a one-day festival in Saal II — and with a lot of luck, it happened! Keeping true to providing a certain environmental distinction with a hand-selected program, Kelly has invited artists along with their record labels to Silent Green – a venue that previously was a crematorium – for another unique opportunity to experience music.
B/B/S is the trio of Aidan Baker (Nadja, Caudal – CA), Andrea Belfi (Hobocombo, David Grubbs, Mike Watt – IT), and Erik Skodvin (aka Svarte Greiner, Deaf Center – NO). Having individually relocated to Berlin, the three musicians met and first began to play together in early 2012, combining their disparate musical influences and backgrounds to create improvisational music that incorporates elements of free-form jazz, atmospheric drones, and abstract krautrock. They have since performed regularly within Berlin’s experimental music scene and appeared at such European festivals as Flussi, Unsound, and The Bergen International Festival. Their last album Palace was released June 2016 on Miasmah. This is their first Berlin show since this record’s release.
Jan St. Werner is an artist and electronic music composer based in Berlin. Best known as one half of the innovative electronic duo Mouse on Mars, he has also pursued a solo career creating music under his own name. Starting in the mid-1990s, St Werner released a steady stream of influential records both as a solo artist and with Mouse on Mars. In 2013, St. Werner released Blaze Colour Burn, the first of a series of experimental releases called Fiepblatter Catalogue, on Thrill Jockey Records, Chicago. Fiepblatter Catalogue #4 Felder come out in April 2016. During the 2000s, Werner acted as the artistic director for Amsterdam’s Institute for Electronic Music (STEIM). He is lecturer at the Arts Culture and Technology ACT department of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT and is currently directing a new field of studies on the future of record producing for NYU in Berlin. St Werner recorded a solo 10“ for Infinite Greyscale named Split Animal Sculpture as well as the most recent Lichter E.P. together with Andi Toma as Mouse on Mars.
Christina Vantzou is a composer, artist, and filmmaker based in Brussels, Belgium. She has composed and released three albums of ambient-classical music and has developed a form of graphic musical notation influenced by abstract minimalists. She has produced videos and graphics for numerous artists and enjoyed a stint as a touring member of Sparklehorse. Vantzou has continued working in visual art over the years, primarily video, and has recently turned her attention to slow motion and 16mm film.
Christina’s work as a composer and orchestral arranger is self-taught and her compositions are interlaced with classical instruments, vocal samples, synthesizers, and virtual instruments. Her ongoing numbered series on Kranky records has received widespread critical acclaim for both audio and visual elements. SPIN declared Nº3 one of of the best avant albums of 2015, The Wire stated of the compositions “they glow and glide in their somnolent and spellbinding beauty…” and Boomkat stated, “It’s exactly the sort of liminal, waking-dream record that Kranky have specialized in for over 20 years.”
A Happening w/ Christina Vantzou, Jan St Werner and B/B/S
Friday, 2nd December 2016 | 19:00 CET
silent green Kulturquartier | Gerichtstr. 35 | 13347 Berlin/Wedding