Gilles Aubry at Echo Bücher / Thursday, 12.01.2017

Gilles Aubry is a sound artist and researcher living in Berlin. Based on an auditory approach of the real, his work is informed by researches on material, historical and cultural aspects of sound and listening. He uses field recordings, voices, music and sound archives to create live performances, installations and movies. He recently won the European Sound Art Prize 2016 awarded by the Skulpturenmuseum Marl and the WDR3 Radio station.

Aubry is also a musician in experimental noise band MONNO and his solo works are available on the labels Adocs, Winds Measure, Cronica Electronica, Gruenrekorder, Universinternational and Absinth Records. His latest LP “And Who Sees The Mystery”​ is available on Corvo Records.

« And who sees the mystery », Gilles Aubry’s new record on Corvo, is based on sound check situations recorded in Morocco between 2013 and 2014. The piece is a sonic exploration of Berber-Amazigh voices and instruments, rhythms and spaces. Using his microphone as a sound processing device Aubry further manipulates his field recordings through performative feedback techniques, creating an abstract composition.

The film “and who sees the mystery” (2014, 30′) is the output of a research residency by Gilles Aubry and Zouheir Atbane in Tafraout, a village where Paul Bowles recorded an ‘Ahwach’ music performance in 1959. In collaboration with local musicians the artists deliver an interpretation of the return of these music recordings to their original location, including the documentation of listening sessions, discussions and musical practice.

Gilles Aubry

Thursday, 12th January 2017 | 19:30 CET
Echo Bücher | Grüntaler Strasse 9 | 13357 Berlin-Gesundbrunnen

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