The Berlin & Swedish Soundpainting Orchestras destroy SATIE at NK Project Berlin / Saturday, 23.05.2015

The Berlin & Swedish Soundpainting Orchestras devote themselves to the musical and literary oeuvre of Erik Satie. By means of the complex soundpainting language they explore the radical and humorous aesthetics and deliver a complex conception of this eccentric composer.

It might even happen that this bearded french guy will die during the process. Inspired by the absurd theater, the production design is made up of a mixture of the fashion and art of the fin de siecle as well as contemporary influences.


The Berlin Soundpainting Orchestra consists of a dozen of experimental musicians, improvisers and composers, all coming from very different backgrounds and countries.

As a result of this creative mixture, their music could be described as a trip of obscure and colorful images, an expansive way of traveling among improvisation and contemporary music beyond free jazz. Pure inspiration greatly conducted!


Soundpainting is a multidisciplinary live composing sign language created in 1974 by Walter Thompson. The language comprises today more than 1200 gestures that are signed by the Soundpainter to indicate the type of material desired of the performers.

A musical, scenographic and theatrical live composition directly inspired by the absurd world of the fabulous Erik Satie.

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The Berlin & Swedish Soundpainting Orchestras destroy SATIE

Saturday, 23 May 2015 | 20:30 CET
NK Project | Elsenstr. 52 | 2.Hinterhaus Etage 2 | 12059 Berlin/Neukölln | | | |

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