Raven Chacon will present an evening of two duo performances with longtime collaborators. The first set features violinist Laura Ortman (Brooklyn, NY). In the second set, Raven Chacon performs together with William Fowler Collins (Albuquerque, NM) as Mesa Ritual. The improvised sets of both duos span amplified string noise, low frequency electronics that shake the architecture, layered field recordings played at a whisper and towering, clashing walls of static texture.
Originally from the Navajo Nation, Raven Chacon is a composer of chamber music, performer of experimental noise music, and installation artist. Chacon’s work explores sounds of acoustic handmade instruments overdriven through electric systems and the direct and indirect audio feedback responses from their interactions.
Laura Ortman is a Brooklyn based composer and musician. A renowned and unique performer who brings her Apache roots to her music, Ortman’s music shines with her mastery of the violin, Apache violin, piano, electric guitar, keyboards, and pedal steel guitar. She produces solo albums, live performances and film/art soundtracks and frequently collaborates with artists in film, music, art, dance, multi-media, activistism, and poetry, such as Tony Conrad, Jock Soto, Okkyung Lee, Martin Bisi, Caroline Monnet, and Martha Colburn.
Originally from rural New England and now living in New Mexico, William Fowler Collins is an American composer and performer of dark minimalist music and drone music. His work explores and synthesizes both musical and extra-musical elements. He has released music on the SIGE, Type, Blackest Rainbow, Handmade Birds, Daymare, Digitalis, Sicksicksick, and Root Strata record labels. Additionally, he is co-founder of several projects including Thalassa with Aaron Bradford Turner, and the William Fowler Collins/James Jackson Toth duo.
Admission is free.
Inga Maren Otto Concert presented by the American Academy in Berlin in Cooperation with KINDL – Centre for Contemporary Art
Raven Chacon, Laura Ortman, and William Fowler Collins
Saturday, 12th May 2018 | Doors 19:30 CET | Starts 20:00 CET
KINDL – Centre for Contemporary Art | Am Sudhaus 3 | 12053 Berlin