XJazz presents Jan Jelinek and Monika Werkstatt this May at the Emmauskirche in Kreuzberg.
Monika Werkstatt is a collective of female artists, founded by Gudrun Gut, from the label environment of Monika Enterprise and Moabit Musik. In changing line-ups, for example Barbara Morgenstern and others unite their musical forces. The maxim is not just to be a mere product of pop culture but to make it a tangible experience that can be heard and felt. Through free improvisation, the women create a hypnotic, captivating mix of jazz, danceable electronics and epochal ambient, which is deliberately completed with otherworldly vocals. The addictiveness of this unique sound is extremely strong and has already brought the ladies concerts all over Europe.
JAN JELINEK is a musician, producer and remixer. His works deal with the transformation of sounds, translating source materials from popular music into abstract, reduced textures. Bypassing traditional musical instruments, he constructs collages using tiny sound fragments from a wide variety of recording devices including tape recorders, digital samplers and media players. The recordings are processed into repetitive loops that boil the original sound down to its essential components. Jelinek has collaborated with, amongst others, the artist Sarah Morris, the writer Thomas Meineke and the Japanese ensemble Computer Soup.
Jan Jelinek and Monika Werkstatt
Sunday 10th May 2020 | Doors 19:00 CET | Starts 20:00 CET
Emmauskirche | Lausitzer Platz 8 A | 10997 Berlin-Kreuzberg
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