MODULAR MUSIC will conclude in a new interpretation of David Tudor’s Rainforest IV (1973) in Berlin’s St. Elisabeth Church (18-27 March 2022). Alongside John Cage, David Tudor was one of the central figures of the 20th century US-American music scene in the post-war period. For the production of Tudor’s Rainforest IV in Berlin, a total of seven composers, experimental musicians and sound artists will work together in a one-week rehearsal and composition phase on a new interpretation of his seminal piece. With Canadian composer Matt Rogalsky, one of the most experienced Tudor specialists has been invited to direct, together with Cologne-based composer hans w. koch, the world premiere of this iteration of the composition, which features a unique line-up.
The project is conceived — 25 years after Tudor’s death — not only as a tribute to the musician and composer, but focuses instead primarily on the potential that still resides within Rainforest as a compositional platform. The participating artists have backgrounds in very diverse genres: “classically” trained composers such as Sweden’s Hanna Hartman and US-American Michael Winter, sound and media artists such as Japanese artist Miki Yui, Hungarian musician Zsolt Sörés and the young Romanian artist Ioana Vreme Moser, as well as artists from the fields of electronic and experimental music like French sound artist Jessica Ekomane or Berlin’s Robert Lippok, formerly of the band “to rococo rot”, will all work together, thus enabling a kind of highly promising collaboration that goes beyond scene boundaries, in a thoroughly unaccustomed setting for all those involved.
singuhr – projekte: modular music, Part IV w/ David Tudor’s Rainforest IV
St. Elisabeth Kirche | Invalidenstrasse 3 in 10115 Berlin-Mitte