The first stop on our 10 Summers program will be a live sound installation from Tatu Rönkkö, the terrifically energetic drummer of Liima, and who was also part of the PEOPLE festival at Funkhaus last year. City by Night is a solo endeavour from Tatu, exploring the nocturnal sounds and silence of five cities around the world – Helsinki (his hometown), Porto, Tokyo, Buenos Aires and soon to be Berlin. Tatu plans to spend one week in each city, walking around at night – observing, listening, recording sounds and picking up objects which cross his path. Tatu will use the field recordings and objects he gathered during the nightly walks in Berlin as his instruments to perform the long durational work at the end of the week.
Each city will have it’s own unique piece, performed only once. Tatu says that during the continuous 10 hour performance he’s hoping to fall into a trance-like state where time and space dissolve. As Tatu says, City By Night is all about the journey: what happens in each moment around you and inside you, not where you’re heading next… The audience can freely move in and out of the dimly lit room during the performance, where there will be cushions and couches and places to get comfortable. We will have a BBQ and DJ upstairs in the Hof from 4pm for spending time in between. Entry is free and guests are welcome to join in whenever they like.
City By Night – 10 Hour Sonic Performance from Tatu Rönkkö
Sunday, 2nd June 2019 | Doors 11:00 CET | Starts 11:00 CET
Michelberger Hotel | Warschauer Str. 39-40 | 10243 Berlin
Tatu Rönkkö | Michelberger Hotel
A live sound installation and performance from 11am until 9pm.