Joseph Kamaru, aka KMRU, is a sound artist and experimental ambient musician, and also student at Universität der Künste Berlin for Sound Studies and Sonic Arts Master’s Programme. At silent green, he’ll present his master thesis WAI8, an 8 hour durational performance that configures spatial-temporal unmapping by negotiating movement, body, time, and space. Ordering of time refutes spatial agency and temporal autonomy, thus reproducing uniformity and linearity to time, altering the understanding of reality and political engagement with it.
Positions of liminality are brought to the surface rendered by enveloping and dissociative sounds, field recording, and noises as actual events experienced by (own) body. WAI8 is an invitation and extension to listening with a radical openness to the interstices and the in-between — a fracturing of timelines and spatial agency.
KMRU`s works deal with discourses of field recording, improvisation, noise, ambient, machine learning, radio art and expansive hypnotic drones. He has earned international acclaim from his in far-flung locales as well as his ambient recordings, including the 2020 album Peel released on Editions Mego. He has presented his works in Nyege Nyege Festival, Mutek Montreal, Unsound, GAMMA, CTM and many more.
Joseph Kamaru / KMRU: WAI8
Saturday, 27.5.2023 | Doors 19:00 | Starts 20:00 CET
silent green | Gerichtstrasse 35 | 13347 Berlin