Founded by Andrea Neumann and Sabine Ercklentz, two innovative voices from the improvisation scene of Berlin, and Mieko Suzuki, experimental DJ and musician operating in Berlin, the contagious trio explores the intersections between club-oriented, danceable music on the one hand and ‘autonomous’ experimental music on the other, opening up new aesthetic spaces through mutual ‘contagion’. The musicians raid each other’s musical realms and exchange roles. Within fragile sound textures, pulses grow audible. Grooves disintegrate into fragments of sound, which coalesce into a trancelike flow. Morphine Records released CONTAGIOUS, their first album, in November, 2019.
The concert begins with “drehwurm”, a duo set that finds Ercklentz and Neumann roaming the territory of Minimal Techno. In the following solo set by Mieko Suzuki, the live recording of “drehwurm” gets reinterpreted and remixed through the unique lens of the experimental DJ.
Inside piano, electronics: Andrea Neumann
Trumpet, electronics: Sabine Ercklentz
Turntables, electronics: Mieko Suzuki
Coproduction by Freunde Guter Musik Berlin e.V., Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, and Ruhrtriennale.
In cooperation with CTM Festival 2020. Funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation, with support from the SAHA Association.
Contagious [De-Constructed] Three-part concert evening
Monday, 27th January 2020 | Doors 19:00 CET | Starts 20:00 CET | Admission 14 € / 10 €
Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin | Invalidenstr. 50-51 | 10557 Berlin
Photo © Sylvia Steinhäuser