Heroines of Sound is back at Radialsystem V this summer for another edition of the excellent festival this time including performances by Jasmine Guffond, Electric Indigo, Pilocka Krach, Heidi Mortenson, Ensemble Mosaik, Heidrun Schramm and many more.
The 2017 program includes concerts, performances, installations, and discussions in a wide variety of formats. A spotlight of the festival will be focused on Elżbieta Sikora, the Polish pioneer of acousmatic music. Despite having received countless awards for her compositions, she has, up to now, not been well known in Germany. In fact, having lived in France since 1981, the composer is widely regarded as a French artist. In 2004, Sikora was awarded the Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres for her body of work.
After her training as a sound engineer in Warsaw at the end of the 1960s, Elżbieta Sikora (*1943) studied electronic music in Paris with François Bayle and Pierre Schaeffer, composition in Warsaw with Tadeusz Baird and Zbigniew Rudzinski, and finally, computer music at IRCAM in Paris and with John Chowning at Stanford University in California. This year’s festival focus on Polish electronic music will be complemented with recent works by Polish composers Jagoda Szmytka and Katarina Glowicka.
Jasmine Guffond is a sound artist and composer from Sydney, Australia, living and working in Berlin, Germany. She has performed live internationally, exhibited sound installations and recorded music for CD and 12inch vinyl releases with the Sigma Editions, Staubgold and Monika Enterprise labels. A new solo album, Yellow Bell was released on Sonic Pieces in January 2015.
Heidi Mortenson grew up listening to the metallic sounds of her dad fixing cars in the garage and her mum playing the organ. Her first audio modulations began on a small cassette player, La Bamba was a favorite. As a teenager Heidi moved to Barcelona where she continued to develop her interest for music. As a onewomanliveband Heidi brings on live sampling through a machine park of effects with beatbox, vocal instrumentation and soulful singing.
Heroines of Sound
Thursday, 7th – Saturday 9th July 2017
Radialsystem V | Holzmarktstraße 33 | 10243 Berlin