Kiezsalon w/ Ellen Arkbro and Aki Onda at Musikbrauerei Prenzlauer Berg / Wednesday, 28.06.2017

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For this edition of Kiezsalon, Ellen Arkbro’s drone compositions will side with Aki Onda’s hauntological tape works.

Ellen Arkbro (b. 1990) is a composer and sound-artist based in Stockholm, Sweden, where she is currently studying for a master’s degree in composition. Arkbro’s work includes music in just intonation for acoustic instruments, as well as algorithmic works for synthesised tones. After undergoing studies in the theory and practice of tuning with La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela in New York, and with Marc Sabat in Berlin, she is now pursuing her own work with harmonic sound in a tradition of tuning which she shares with her teachers.

Most recently, Arkbro released for organ and brass on Subtext Recordings, a collection of recordings of her just intonation compositions for renaissance organ, horn, trombone and microtonal tuba. Her work has been presented in public at places such as the Issue Project Room, Sound of Stockholm, Berlin Atonal and Norbergfestival in Sweden.

Aki Onda is a composer, performer, visual artist, and curator. Onda was born in Japan and currently resides in New York. He is particularly known for his “Cassette Memories” — works compiled from a “sound diary” of field-recordings collected by using the cassette Walkman over a span of the last quarter-century. He creates compositions, performances, and visual artworks from those sound memories.

Onda often works in interdisciplinary fields and collaborates with filmmakers, visual artists, and choreographers. His on-going projects include “Nervous Magic Lantern” with Ken Jacobs, improvisation trio with Michael Snow and Alan Licht, visual-sound installation/performance with Raha Raissnia, and site-specific happening with Akio Suzuki.

Ellen Arkbro (Sweden) & Aki Onda (USA/Japan)

Wednesday, 28th June 2017 | 20:00 CET
Musikbrauerei | Greifswalder Strasse 23a in 10407 Berlin/Prenzlauer Berg

Photo by Roland Owsnitzki.

There is limited capacity to the salon. Tickets only available at the door. Please be on time.

The Kiezsalon is curated by Michael Rosen and funded by Musicboard Berlin.
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