Labor Neunzehn is glad to introduce the second to last concert of this years series. In this occasion we will present the work by the composer Kaj Duncan David with the text of Martin Lau, originally commissioned by the ensemble mosaik for an instrumental group, reduced and revised for this concert to a new voice and electronics version. The event, guest-curated in collaboration with Passepartout Duo, will also involve a performance of the American experimental musician, bassist and multi-instrumentalist Caleb Salgado. Entrance to this event is free but registration via this link or email to cluster[at]laborneunzehn[dot]org is required.
Kaj Duncan David (*1988) is active somewhere between notated composition, electroacoustic music and audiovisual performance. Light as a totally integrated musical voice plays a central role in much of his work. He creates solo and ensemble works, as well as installations and performances. Using electronic and acoustic instruments, computers, lights and video in careful scenic dispositions. Exploring the possibility of a point where interrelated visual and sonic materials become a single musical gestalt. He also devises experimental music theatre and creates audiovisual situations for dance in collaborative settings.Festivals and institutions that have presented his work include: Münchener Biennale [Munich], Manifeste [Paris], Maerzmusik [Berlin], Rainy Days [Luxembourg], Ultima [Oslo], CYCLE [Reykjavík], Darmstädter Ferienkürse für Neuen Musik [Darmstadt], Klang [Copenhagen], SPOR [Aarhus],The Kitchen [New York], SESC Pompéia [São Paulo], Cafe Oto [London], IAC [Malmö], ZKM [Karlsruhe], HEK [Basel] and Akademie der Künste [Berlin].
Caleb Salgado is an American experimental musician, bassist and multi-instrumentalist. He performs regularly with ensemble proton bern, Manufaktur für aktuelle Musik, Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop, Ensemble Garage, soundinitiative, the Lucerne Festival Academy, and is a guest with Ensemble Intercontemporain, Musik Fabrik, Asko|Schönberg Ensemble, the Netherlands Philharmonic, et al. Releases on col legno, wergo, accentus. klarthe/harmonia mundi. Texts appear in SAND Zeitschrift (5/7). Solo performances and as a collaborator in France, Germany, Spain, Holland, Switzerland, Italy, and North America, working with composers and conductors such as Pierre Boulez, Peter Eötvös, Helmut Lachenmann, Pierluigi Billone, Heinz Holliger, Mark Andre, Chaya Czernowin, George Benjamin, György Kurtág, Michael Wertmüller. Festival appearances include the Lucerne Festival, Donaueschingen Musiktage, musica viva, Acht Brücken Festival, MITO, the Darmstadt Ferienkurse, the IMPULS Festival Graz, Podium Festival, Davos Festival, ReWire Festival, as well as residencies at Akademie der Künst (Berlin) and the Cité internationale des Arts (Paris). He studied double bass with Matthew McDonald (Berliner Philharmoniker), Robert Black (Bang On A Can), and Gary Karr. Studies in literary theory, comparative literature, and philosophy at the Ecole normale supérieure (Paris), Freie Universität Berlin, Hartt School of Music (USA) and the University of Victoria (British Columbia).
“Cluster” is a music series devoted to sound investigation with a particular focus on contemporary languages, new music and extended techniques. “Cluster” supports the collaborative work and aims to offer an exchange platform for musicians, composers and electronic music performers in Berlin-Treptow.
This concert is kindly supported by Dezentrale Kulturarbeit Berlin-Treptow.
Cluster #10 w/Caleb Salgado, Kaj Duncan David & Martin Lau
Sunday, 25th November 2018 | Doors 17:30 CET | Starts 18:00 CET
Labor Neunzehn | Kiefholzstr.19/20 | Berlin