This edition of Aggregate is dedicated to the church-organ as a machine and synthesizer:
The church organ at Auenkirche is the only one in Berlin that can be controlled by computer.
The automation offers a new pallet of possibilities to composition techniques that we want to explore that night.
In addition to that a synthesizer will enter into a dialogue with the organ.
gamut inc was founded 2011 by computer musician Marion Wörle and composer Maciej Sledziecki to explore the interaction of electronic and instrumental music. The interdisciplinary ensemble consists of a growing number of autonomous music robots, which are controlled from computer. They organize festivals, concert-series and music theaters.
John Kameel Farah is a Canadian composer and pianist whose work embraces aspects of baroque and early music, experimental, contemporary classical, improvisation, middle-eastern music and forms of electronic music. He studied composition and piano performance at the University of Toronto, where he received the Glenn Gould Composition Award twice during his studies. In 1999 he had private lessons with Terry Riley in California, and later at the Arabic Music Retreat in Hartford. Farah has casually described to his musical approach as “maximalist” in reference to the myriad of styles he draws upon in his overall musical approach. His newest album “Time Sketches” has been released on the label Neue Meister/Edel Kultur.
Aggregate with gamut inc and John Kameel Farah
27.04.2018 | Doors 19:30 CET | Starts 20:00 CET
Auenkirche | Wilhelmsaue 119 | 10715 Berlin
Image credit: Patrick Frost