A duo performance by composers Makiko Nishikaze and Peter Ablinger – objects, recordings, videos
WESTWIND is the title of Makiko Nishikaze’s and Peter Ablinger’s first duo performance. The title ‘westwind’ is a translation of Makiko’s surname ‘Nishikaze’. The materials of the performance are derived from the sound of wind. The object related and semi-improvised wind actions by Makiko Nishikaze are painted over by an in detail unforeseen overlapping and contextualizing of videos by Peter Ablinger, who is acting as a VJ for the first time.
Kreuser/Cailleau is a duo project of the the german composer Timo Kreuser and the french filmmaker Guillaume Cailleau. Their fetish is approaching objects as container of signifying function, generalized meaning and sociocultural contexts. By ignoring the primary features of things, and instead focusing on the potential of the object itself as sonic and visual stimulator, meaning gets moulded into new contexts and the original understanding of it is violated. As object plus x, the vehicle of original and new context, the augmented object gets merged with the instruments of Kreuser/Cailleau’s artistic expression (grand piano, projectors, controller, cameras, etc.). Their interest in creating installations and live events is a continuation of the dialogue between the two artists and their individual confrontations with the corporealities of their subjects.
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/ Nishikaze–Ablinger + Kreuser-Cailleau
Thursday, 1st December 2016 | Doors 20:30 CET | Start 21:00 CET
ausland | Lychener Str. 60 | 10437 Berlin-Prenzlauerberg