For this biegungen im ausland concert will perform two duos, Kakaliagou/Schmoliner and Metal Illusion, composed by Els Vandeweyer and Rieko Okuda.[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/playlists/260805407″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /]
The duo Kakaliagou/Schmoliner was founded in February 2016 during their artist in residence at “artacts” in the “Alte Gerberei” in Tyrol / Austria. Their debut release “Nabelóse” which they composed and recorded at the “Alte Gerberei” will be released in March 2017. The compositions for this song cycle “Nabelóse” are influenced by alpine and greek folk music and have grown to new compositions – through the expanded playing techniques on the piano, horn and voice. Also the two artists have known each other for many years, and besides their trio PARA, which has been founded in 2011, they are active in a variety of ensembles in the fields of improvised – experimental – contemporary music, folk music and free jazz.This contemporary song cycle will be coming out in collaboration with the artist Wendelin Büchler and the in Berlin based Label Corvo Rrecords. It will be a handnumbered collection.
Metal Illusion is a duo where the performers both play the music and create the visuals. The original idea of Metal Illusion is that searching for objects which make sounds and showing physical movements at the same time. In order to create story lines, the use of installations, puppets, and costumes are the important role in their performance. There is an incredible number of possibilities to research how movements influence sounds and how sounds influence movements/images. This is the reason why they can take the audience into the illusinal journey of lights, figures, and the shadow of metallic objects, and sounds.
Although Vandeweyer and Okuda grew up in other, far away parts of the world, there is a lot of common background in their life stories. For example, they both started music education in their early age, spent a huge part of their life with intensively playing jazz, and both came to Berlin since they were attracted by its music scene. Their first real band together is the trio MIMOSA with the Norwegian singer Natalie Sandtorv. Last year, Vandeweyer got a grant from the Berlin senate for recording her movie. In this movie, Okuda helped a lot with the visuals and that’s how this new project started.
biegungen im ausland features musicians exploring improvised and experimental music. The long going series has a particular, but not exclusive, focus on Berlin’s Echzeitmusik community. It is reflecting different styles of contemporary music and is keen on artists who have developed a unique vocabulary by sharing music, ideas and approaches to sound through ongoing international exchanges and collaborations. In the spirit of Echzeitmusik, biegungen im ausland is not interested in further categorization and branding, but would like to promote a lively dialogue, which enables to inspire, reflect and take position. Therefore, it has the motto: outlandish sounds for outspoken ears !
biegungen w/ Richard Scott, Axel Dörner, Thomas Lehn & Julia Reidy
Friday, 3rd March 2017 | Door 20:30 CET | Start 21:00 CET
ausland | Lychener Str. 60 | 10437 Berlin-Prenzlauerberg