poetry\\\sound #8: Birgit Kreipe + Thomas Lehn at studio im HOCHHAUS / Sunday, 23.6.2019
As a Sunday-afternoon matinée format, the series “poetry\sound” presents readings of contemporary poetry, followed by electronic music solo-sets in the intimate setting of studio im HOCHHAUS in Neu-Hohenschönhausen. Word and music can unfold by their own means – but with the poetry still in mind while listening to the concert, both overlay in an unforced, natural way.
+++ unfortunately, due to sickness, Christiane Heidrich had to cancel her reading short term, which we’ll reschedule for later this year; at the same time, we’re very happy that Birgit Kreipe will instead read tomorrow, also presenting new, yet unpublished poems +++
Birgit Kreipe, *1964 in Hildesheim, studied psychology and literature and lives in Berlin as author and psychotherapist. She published three volumes of poetry: “SOMA” (2016), “Schönheitsfarm” (2012) and “wenn ich wind sage seid ihr weg” (2010), and contributed to diverse magazines and anthologies. Besides her own writing, she also (co-)translates the work of poets such as Bozena Spracova and Gwendolyn McEwen.
Since about 1990 Thomas Lehn’s central artistical work is live-electronic music, created on the basis of analogue sound synthesis. After a period of working with the Robert Moog’s minimoog synthesizer, since 1994 his main electronic equipment is the Synthi A modular analogue synthesizer combined with the DK-2 keyboard, both developed and produced by the British company EMS in the late 1960ies.
Thomas Lehn’s electronic music is instrumentally live-performed. Musical material, process and structure are created and performed in real time.
A wide spectrum of experiences in numerous musical and music contextual genres merge in his current musical creations: in the 1980ies he has been working as pianist widely in the fields of classical, classical modern and contemporary music, jazz, music theatre and mixed media performances. Throughout the 90ies up today the centre of his work became the contemporary forms of music, both as interpreting pianist and performer of analogue live-electronic music.
Rooted in this background, he has been developing an individual language of electronic music, which inner syntax often seem to be rather of an acoustic than electronic nature.
reading (in German): Birgit Kreipe (from “SOMA” + new unpublished poems)
concert: Thomas Lehn solo | analog-synthesizer
poetry\sound #8: Birgit Kreipe + Thomas Lehn
23.6.2019 | Doors 16:00 CET | Starts 16:00 CET / Free Admission
studio im HOCHHAUS | Zingster Straße 25 | 13051 Berlin
Foto Credit: Günter Krämmer