The Lappetites revisit their project ‘ borderless ‘, first explored whilst in residence at EMS and premiered at Fylkingen, Stockholm, 2014. The work originates from experiments imagining a world where there are no borders, no countries and humans can move and live where they like.
The Lappetites are AGF (Finland/Germany), Kaffe Matthews (Germany/UK) and Ryoko Akama (UK/Japan). The trio have collaborated with each other for 13 years and realised major projects together such as the cd Before the Libretto, Fathers – the opera, HKW, Berlin 2009 and Elemental II with Eliane Radigue. They have performed worldwide in Toronto, Paris, Krems, Berlin, London, Stockhom and Amsterdam.
The Lappetites was spawned from an evening Kaffe Matthews curated at Tonic, New York, April 2001 where o-blaat, Ikue Mori, Zeena Parkins, Marina Rosenfeld and herself played a 45 minute set. Matthews: ” All electronics players, not only did we have this ridiculously new situation of improvising with a bunch of just girls, but the potential that evening inspired made it obvious that this format could be the start of this live electronics band idea. And so The Lappetites came into being.” With other commitments, distance, travel costs and schedules, it was soon realised that The Lappetites would be a forum within which to explore these ways of playing, and that members would come and go over time.
Working with a combination of flutes, objects, live electronics, field recordings and video, ORNIS take the audience on an immersive audio-visual journey inspired by the natural world. The movement of water, the flocking patterns of birds, and swarms of buzzing insects merge both visually and sonically into layered textures, blending with acoustic sounds with samples and electronics.
Kathy Hinde’s work grows from a partnership between nature and technology expressed through audio-visual installations and performances that combine sound, sculpture, image and light. Drawing on inspiration from behaviours and phenomena found in the natural world, she creates work that is generative; that evolves; that can be different each time it is experienced. Kathy frequently works in collaboration with other practitioners and scientists and often actively involves the audience in the creative process. She has created light and sound installations in public spaces, including urban streets, woodlands and forests.
Kontraklang w/ KONTRAKLANG presents The Audiovisual Concert with THE LAPPETITES, ORNIS LIVE
Thursday, 12th April 2018 | 20:00
Heimathafen Neukölln | Karl-Marx-Straße 141 | 12043 Berlin-Neukölln