The second installment of Sleep Is Commercial’s excellent Kontakt series sees a live performance by another D/B favourite Masayoshi Fujita & Jan Jelinek. Both with exciting solo projects in their own right, their collaboration is truly mesmerising. As ever the Kontakt programme is completed by a plethora of artists presenting exhibition pieces, interactive installations and more.
Kontakt is a blank canvas in which different forms of art find the perfect playground to express themselves without limits.It is a place where different disciplines have the possibly to interact not only with each other.One Saturday a month, the Glashaus in the Arena complex will turn into a cultural space, hosting installations, workshops, exhibitions and performances from some of the most interesting contemporary artists on the international scene.
The second event Kontakt #2 will open its doors on Saturday 22nd february at 4pm in a japanese context and will host this time a beautiful collectionof original SHUNGA art (1600-1900). as well as other artists with contemporary art relevant to the subject.The last major exhibition of Shunga was to be seen in the British Museum and it would be a great help if you can support us with an article about us.To close this unique event, we are very excited to announce an exclusive live performance with Jan Jelinek,one of the living biggest mind in the field of transformation of sounds, together with Masayoshi Fujita, a japanese vibrafonist based in Berlin, a true innovator on this instrument playing various electronic devices and manipulating samples.
Jan Jelinek & Masayoshi Fujita | I’ll Change Your Life
Jan Jelinek can easily be described as one of Berlins most interesting pioneers of electronic music. His career is a continuous metamorphosis of identities, concepts and styles making it extremely exciting to follow his prolific output under monikers such as Farben, Gramm, Ursula Bogner or his own name. Whereas Jelinek oftentimes works with a wide array of soundcolors and loops sampled from varying sources vibraphonist Masayoshi Fujita has dedicated his focus on one instrument only.
Jan Jelinek & Masayoshi Fujita | Stripped to RM
Determined not to stick to traditional vibraphone techniques though, he started to prepare his instrument with pieces of metal, strips of foil and similar objects to expand its spectrum without eroding the instrument’s intrinsic character. In 2010 both artist teamed up for „Bird, Lake, Objekts“ which was released on Jelineks own label Faitiche. Their follow up „Do you know Otahiti?“ was released in March 2013.
Masayoshi Fujita & Jan Jelinek LIVE
Presented by Sleep is Commercial
Saturday, 22 Febuary 2014 | 19:00 CET
GLASHAUS | Eichenstraße 4 | 12453 Berlin