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D/B Recommended: D.C.S – DEAD COMPOSERS SOCIETY #3 @ the old Morgue of the Charite Berlin | 20.11.2010

D.C.S – DEAD COMPOSERS SOCIETY is an electro-acoustic evening as part of the exhibition PHONAUTOPSY – Klang Körper Konservierung, at the old Morgue of the Charite Berlin.

The main exhibition is now over and this will be the last event of the series in the amazing space of the old morgue of the Charite, and the last chance for people to see the building before renovations begin!

Ron Kuivila – Spark Line /accelerating
A pair of wires are stretched in parallel across a space about one half inch apart. The wires are charged to 12000 volts to produce a line of sparks of the power source is controlled to gradually increasing density and intensity. The sound of this line of sparks is recorded and played back in the space with the rate of playback initially many times slower than the record rate and slowly increased until it many times faster than the record rate. The piece ends when playback coincides with recording.

A Meeting of Four – Francesco Cavaliere, Christopher Kline, Michael Northam, Marcel Türkowsky
Presenting tonal cluster improvisations around ‘B’ (123.5Hz) – involving the illusion of silence, the transmutation of space and time via an assembly of air, string and electronic instruments which are sustained in vibration creating a slowly-transforming “tonal cloud” centered around a common target of ‘b’—opening curtains of ether inside a mass of vertical sound. “Inspired by the characters from Tarkowsky’s ‘Stalker’ which throw beacons into an unknown landscape to establish a pathway through a dangerous zone, similarly we four throw a singular element (the tone ‘B’) into a zone of apparitions (the morgue) to find a way to unfold time and perception of the moment. Through staring and listening into the void, we wish to evoke something that is not yet visible, but might be imagined through our sound – rising and then evaporating into the ‘zone’.”

Léel “…raising us to interspaces.” (Yann Ulrich/High Infidelity, The Opera Of The 21st Century)

Four (6) by John Cage consists of parts for four players. Each part specifies a series of sounds drawn from a gamut of 12 sounds together with flexible time brackets within which the sound may or may not occur. The sounds are selected by the performer, so the overall sonic identity of individual performances can vary considerably.

Concerts at the old Morgue #3
Charite | Hannoversche Straße 6 | 10115 Berlin/Mitte

Saturday,  November 20th 2010 | doors open 7pm / start 8pm | price: 5,-

Fab is a musician and Editor-in-Chief for AudioNewsRoom (ANR), a music technology online magazine.