Like thoughts and memories come and go – in an unpredictable and ever changing manner – this piece follows the same logic, exploring a musical form that is constantly interrupting itself. It’s a way of revisiting music and sounds that exist in different consciousness’s layers: the duo’s Sardinian and Swedish folk music memories, strings repertoire, the song on the radio this morning, all traveling through different kinds of processing and reverberations – natural and artificial – creating a stream of sketchy, nostalgic and humorous musical environments. Marta Forsberg and Stellan Veloce are both composers and string players, ‘Filled with happy drones’ is their first collaborative composition. The piece includes amplified and processed cello and violin, a sampler and a synthesizer. And there will be lights.
Stellan Veloce is a Sardinian composer, performer and cellist living and working in Berlin. They compose pieces for acoustic instrumental ensembles as well as working on installations or performance pieces. They are co-founder of the collective and online platform Y-E-S.org. Veloce works or has worked with collaborators from different disciplines like composer Neo Hülcker, dancer/choreographers Sheena McGrandles and Julian Weber, visual artist Kyle Bellucci Johanson among others. Occasionally they work as a touring band member or in the studio in the pop music sphere (Peaches, Dear Reader, Kenichi, Kat Frankie a.o.). After completing a degree in cello performance, Veloce studied composition at the Universität der Künste Berlin and at the California Institute of the Arts.
Marta Forsberg is a composer, sound artist and musician working within the field of installation art and electronic music. Dedicated to creating an immersive environment, her work explores intimacy in music and performance through minimalist sound and light sculptures – a sonic visualization. In 2012 Marta founded Konstmusiksystrar together with composer Lo Kristenson. A women and trans separatistic organization working for equality in the Contemporary Music scene in Sweden. In 2016 she finished her Bachelor in Electroacoustic Music at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.
Supported by Initiative Neue Musik Berlin e.V.
Filled with happy drones – Sound and Light Composition by Marta Forsberg and Stellan Veloce
Sunday, 19th April 2020 | Doors 19:00 CET | Starts 20:00 CET
Ausland | Lychener Str. 60 | 10437 Berlin
Photo © Irene Pozzi