Laura Leiner is an artist, guitarist and researcher with a multi-disciplinary background encompassing music, performing arts, photography, video, physics, chemistry and communication-journalism. Born in Brazil where she began her artistic career in the 80s, she lives in Berlin for ten years now. Among other projects, she develops a concept of concert-installation and dark ambient, exploring noises and harmonic sounds of the guitar, mixed with field recordings, processed sounds and experimental videos. For the church, she will present a special performance entitled ‘No noise, No gods’.
Svarte Greiner is the solo guise of Berlin-based Norwegian Erik K. Skodvin (Deaf Center, B/B/S). Founder of Miasmah Record and the Acoustic Doom genre, he works mostly with darkly painted soundscapes through bowed guitar, effect-pedals and a varied sound-making tools. Skodvin’s music and (rare) live performance can be seen as something of a time stopping cinematic experience, he is a master of enveloping the listener into a world that is both monumental and suspenseful. Erik K. Skodvin (He) has also toured and worked with a broad selection of varied artists, from Fever Ray to Johann Johannsson, Nils Frahm, Andrea Belfi & Aaron Moore to name a few.
Galina Ozeran aka Chikiss is a singer-songwriter, composer, producer, pianist, dj. Born in Vitebsk, Belarus, spending 15 years in St.-Petersburg and now based in Berlin since 2015. Having released her first album in 2010, Galina Ozeran has created numerous wide-ranging projects, from contemporary piano and electro-acoustic pieces to nostalgic synth-pop songs, noise-rock and spectral electronic avant-music – all as a solo artist and in collaboration with others. As a child of Soviet-era sci-fi, Chikiss tinted by the faded glory of suggested futures that never came to be. Her performance draws on nostalgic futurism, both brand new and nodding to obscure numbers by long forgotten and little known internationally soviet acts. Armed with encyclopediac knowledge of early synth recordings, depicting mischievous romantic mechanical dreams brought into life by analogue machines.
BLIND SIGNAL is an event series dedicated to the exploration of electroacoustic performances and contemporary music hosted in a Godless Church, which is today a GDR resistance museum — in the heart of Friedrichshain. This fifth edition is part of the month of contemporary music.