Another fantistic double bill at the Volksbühnes Roter Salon this December with Jan Jelinek & ASUNA celebrating their new album on Jelineks own Faitiche label and support from Nguyen & Transitory.
For Signals Bulletin, his new album released earlier this year, #JanJelinek entered into a highly unusual collaboration with Japanese sound artist ASUNA. Signals Bulletin combines collaborative improvisations with compositions that were created in Berlin, Kyoto and Kanazawa over a period of three years. ASUNA’s meandering organ drones melt with Jelinek’s pulsing synthesizer and field-recording loops into thick super clusters, moving harmoniously over a wide-ranging arc of tension.
“Whether it’s with a prepared organ, Casio keyboards or plastic mechanical toys: ASUNA creates rich textures of sound that remain almost completely unchanged over a long period of time. It’s a music without breaks. It was only with quite a bit of hesitation that my loops, created with modular synthesizers and live samplers, could find a place in it – until I realised what role I needed to play in this duet: I prepared the rhythmic, pulsing foundation on which the thick continuities from my Japanese duet partner could unfold,” said Jan Jelinek.
Nguyễn + Transitory is Nguyễn Baly and Tara Transitory. The work they do crosses the disciplines of sound, performance and installation, creating experiential spatial installations which they perform in, they attempt to approach sound, synthesis, noise, rhythm, and performance from a less colonial angle.
Jan Jelinek & ASUNA Support: Nguyen & Transitory LIVE
Saturday 7th December 2019 | Doors 19:00 CET | Starts 20:00 CET
Roter Salon | Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz | 10178 Berlin
Photo credit: Takehito Goto