biegungen bend/break day 1 at ausland / Friday, 18.11.2016

Antje Vowinckel is an internationally awarded radio artist, sound artist and performer based in Berlin. Her focus lies in musical compositions with language, for example with language courses, automatic speaking or dialect melodies. Furthermore she composes musical performances like Forty winks for organ and things – for korg cx-3 organ, slit drum, vibrating speaker and amplified objects. For the  performance Vowinckel uses the knob- and slider-surface of the keyboard for untypical instrumental sounds rather than the keys. Vibrato simulations in presets correspond with the natural vibrato resulting from combining deep frequencies.

PareiDoliΛ is the duo of Marta Zapparoli and Liz Allbee, investigating the extremes of presence and absence – both in making perceivable the sonic phenomenon that usually lies beyond the human threshold of perception, and in reconfiguring the embodiment of instrument and performer in space. Marta Zapparoli: Exploring, discovering and listening below the surface of the audible to other possibilities of what can exist in the space.

Focusing on the inaudible spectral site of the location where we are now – not to dream or be elsewhere, but to understand that here and now happens as a sonic reality which is constantly mutable. Catching these frequencies using tools and devices like detectors, antennas, sensors and more, and developing these signals into a vortex of information in real time, with the use of reel to reel tape machines.

The first meeting of these three highly unique and internationally renowned instrumentalist/composer/sonic artists fuses three already existing duos – Kaufmann/Parkins, Parkins/Schick, and Kaufmann Schick – into a promising and adventurous electro-acoustic trio. Achim Kaufmann performs on piano (inside and outside), Andrea Parkins’ instruments include electronically-processed accordion, amplified objects and electronics, and Ignaz Schick plays turntables and live electronics.

The group unites musicians of wide sonic experience and history, with individual musical explorations ranging from new jazz, free improvisation and avant rock to electroacoustic music, noise, and sound art. Their respective approaches are strongly informed by the influence of scenes in Amsterdam/Cologne, New York and Berlin, with the latter city as current home base for all three. Expect an evening of delicate, deliberate and carefully honed music based on a vast and refreshing reservoir of tonality and atmosphere, derived from both acoustic and electronic materials.

Jef Mertens – A Pollock Of Sound. The Only Documentary On Borbetomagus (film screening), B 2016, 63 min. A Pollock Of Sound is the first-ever full feature documentary film on the legendary group Borbetomagus. With a current career spanning of 37 years, and still going, this explains a lot.

This event is presented by Digital in Berlin. Check out our Facebook page to win tickets.

biegungen w/ Antje Vowinckel, Anthea Caddy, Liz Allbee, Achim Kaufmann, Andrea Parkins, Ignaz Schick and Jef Mertens

Friday, 18.11.2016 | 19:30 CET
Ausland | Lychener Str. 60 | 10437 Berlin/Prenzlauer Berg

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