D/B Recommended: Elektroakustischer Salon with Fennesz, Hildur Gudnadóttir, Achmin Mohné and more @ Berghain Berlin | 06.10.2010

The next awesome Elektroakustischer Salon event. This time with one of our favourite UK Labels Touch.

[audio:Fennesz – perfume for winter.mp3]Since its first release in 1982, Touch has created sonic and visual productions that combine innovation with a level of care and attention that has made it the most enduring of any independent music company of its time.

Fennesz is an Austrian guitarist active in electronic music. Fennesz uses guitar and notebook computers to make multilayered compositions that blend melody and conventional musical instruments with harsh, irregular glitch-influenced sounds and washes of white noise.

Hildur Guðnadóttir is a cellist and composer. Best known for her collaborations with múm and guest appearances with Pan Sonic, she has a rich catalogue of collaborations and varied projects behind her.

[audio:fennesz-01-rivers of sand.mp3]Christian Fennes

Guðnadóttir began playing cello as a child, entered the Reykjavík Music Academy and then moved on to musical studies/composition and new media at the Iceland Academy of the Arts and Universitat der Kunste in Berlin. Back in Iceland, she became very active in the neu-Iceland scene as a member of Kitchen Motors, a Reykjavík based think tank, record label and an art collective along with internationally renowned composer Jóhann Jóhannsson.

[audio:Hildur Gudnadottir – erupting light.mp3]Hildur Gudnadóttir

In 2004, she started playing with the band Angel (Ilpo Väisänen and Dirk Dresslehaus). Around that time she made an album with Dirk (Mr. Schmuck´s farm), and went on to play live Pan Sonic, later collaborating on their album Cathodephase.

She released her first solo album, Mount A, under the artist name Lost in the Hildurness, on the Reykjavík based label 12 Tónar in 2006. The album was recorded in New York City, and at ‘Hólar in Hjaltadalur’, a historic spot in Iceland with a house named Audunarstofa. The old house is constructed from Norwegian wood and was chosen for its excellent cello acoustics. Guðnadóttir played all the instruments on the album – vibraphone, viola da gamba, harp and vocals.

Hildur Gudnadottir | Overcast

She has also played frequently with field recording artist and performer BJ Nilsen; delicate duets that conjure somber rapture of multi tracked cello – Guðnadóttir’s live playing augmented by laptop loops. Guðnadóttir has collaborated, played and recorded with other artists such as Skúli Sverrisson, Hilmar Jensson, Hafler Trio, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Nico Muhly, Valgeir Sigurdsson, Angel, Schneider™, Ben Frost and Stilluppsteypa.

Running Order:
21:00 h > 21:30 | Kaj Aune LIVE
21:30 h > 22:00 | Hildur Gudnadottir LIVE
22:00 h > 22:30 | Achim Mohné LIVE
22:30 h > 23:30 | Fennesz LIVE
23:30 h > End | Sohrab LIVE


Elektroakustischer Salon
with Fennesz, Hildur Gudnadóttir, Achmin Mohné, Kaj Aune and Sohrab

Wednesday, 06.10.2010 | CET 20:00

Berghain | Am Wriezener Bahnhof | 10243 Berlin/Friedrichshain

http://www.berghain.de | Map | http://www.fennesz.com | http://www.touchmusic.org.uk