Time Krystal – Music in non-equilibrium. Time Krystal is a concert series dealing with states of non-equilibrium. It takes its inspiration from the discovery of the time crystal, a hypothetical structure that repeats not only in space but also in time, never reaching equilibrium. This phenomenon is the starting point for a wide range of sonic experiments operating between stability and fluctuation. Twelve Berlin-based musicians and groups pursue states of continuous change, using a mix of acoustic and electronic instruments. A laboratory for musical experiments that render non-equilibrium audible. Locale is the Kantine am Berghain on four nights between April and July 2019.
LUCY RAILTON is a cellist and curator committed to dismantling hierarchies by performing and programming canonical works alongside those of emerging and lesser-known composers. Her expansive and variegated interests have led to countless collaborations and international appearances, most recently with inventor and electronic music pioneer Peter Zinovieff, pianist Kit Downes, producer Beatrice Dillon and composer Kali Malone. Alongside these collaborations Railton regularly performs works by composers such as Alvin Lucier, Iannis Xenakis, Morton Feldman and Pauline Oliveros; her engagement with this repertoire has occasioned extensive explorations of resonance, psychoacoustics, synthesis and microtonality. She will present Paradise 94 (Modern Love, 2018), which continues her investigations into the acoustic and synthesised capacities of her instrument, merging the cello with archival recordings that narrate an autbiographical journey through layers of musique concrète, sampled organ, euphoricsynths, industrial noise and speech.
LUCIO CAPECE is a musician working with a range of acoustic and electronic instruments – from bass clarinet, soprano and slide saxophone to flying speakers, helium balloons, analog synthesizers, drum machines and ultra-violet lights. Since 2010 he has dedicated himself mainly to solo work, but occasionally collaborates with other artists who share his interest in the experience of perception. He composes his own pieces, utilizing improvisation alongside a variety of writing techniques. His sound interventions have been presented at a range of spaces including Kraftwerk Berlin (The Long Now/Maerz Musik, Berlin), the Live Arts week (The Mambo Museum, Bologna), and the German Pavilion by Mies Van der Rohe (Sonar Festival +D, Barcelona). Capece has released around 30 records on labels such as Editions Mego (Austria), Entre’acte (UK) and PAN (Germany). He will present Elemental Pulse 3, a recent piece in which he extracts rhythmic pulses from sustained tones, combining slide saxophone with a sequencer and a variety of other analog devices.
JASMINE GUFFOND is a musician, artist and composer working at the interface of social, political and technical infrastructures. Focused on electronic composition across music and art contexts, her practice spans live performance, recording, sound installation and custom-made browser plug-ins. She has exhibited and performed live internationally, and has recorded music for the Staubgold, Monika Enterprise, Sonic Pieces and Karlrecords labels. Her work draws upon influences from experimental electronic, drone, techno and avant-garde music. Working with abstract sound as much as traditional musical forms, she translates data into deeply engaging compositions. Guffond will perform with live visuals by Ilan Katin.
Time Krystal IV – Lucy Railton / Lucio Capece / Jasmine Guffond
Friday, 12th July 2019 | Doors 20:00 CET | Starts 21:00 CET
Kantine am Berghain | Am Wriezener Bahnhof | 10243 Berlin
Tickets via Resident Advisor