For Binary Soundscapes three new works are created, which are premiered by the Zafraan Ensemble in parallel in digital and analog space. They are conceived as spatial compositions both for a virtual 3D environment in a special app and for a live concert in the concrete hall of silent green. Visitors inside can move freely in the sound spaces and are invited to explore the works themselves and experience them from two extremely different perspectives.
With world premieres by Yoav Pasovsky, Elsa Biston and Davor Vincze.
Zafraan stands for music that reflects all facets of life, society and reality today. In combination with other art forms, Zafraan observes, explores and processes that which surrounds us: people, events, nature and technology, the normalities and absurdities of today. The democratically-organised ensemble constitutes ten fixed members from Spain, France, New Zealand, Australia and Germany.
It was founded in Berlin in 2009 and predominantly performs contemporary repertoire that is covered by its core instrumentation of violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, clarinet, saxophone, harp, piano and percussion. The group challenges itself and the audience; they experiment and surprise. In collaboration with conductors such as Titus Engels or Manuel Nawri, artists such as Chiharu Shiota, Aliénor Dauchez and Louise Wagner, and composers such as Samir Odeh-Tamimi, Alexander Schubert, Elena Mendoza, Stefan Keller, Johannes Borowski, Eres Holz and Helmut Oehring, they push at boundaries, provoke, take risks, and create something new. In doing this, Zafraan draws out the narrative power of music, enabling audiences to experience stories that have to be told.
Binary Soundscapes – Zafraan Ensemble
16.12.2022 | Doors 19:30 | Starts 20:00 CET
Silent Green | Gerichtsstrasse 35 in 13347 Berlin