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Kontraklang – Montréal and beyond at silent green / Sunday, 5.6.2022

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KONTRAKLANG presents current positions from Canada’s contemporary music scene. Similar to Berlin, the scene in Montréal is also characterised by a high international fluctuation and a great diversity of styles that knows no fear of contact. On the first evening, clarinettist Lori Freedman will fuse a selection of Berlin improvisers live for the first time in her project Being Five. Founded in 2019 on the initiative of KONTRAKLANG, the ensemble has developed a unique approach to collective improvisation over the last few months (and under conditions made more difficult by the pandemic), which will now be presented for the first time. The evening will end with a DJ set by Plunderphonics legend John Oswald.

The second evening will focus on composed ensemble music of recent years and will feature Gordon Monahan’s Speaker Swinging, a classic of sound performance that was last performed in Berlin in 2014. Ensemble Paramirabo will make its Berlin debut with works by James O’Callaghan, Nicole Lizée and premiere by Keiko Devaux.

James O’Callaghan:
Alone and unalone (2019) (20’)
AMONG AM A (2015) (12’)
Nicole Lizée: Music for Body-Without-Organs (2011) (14’)
Keiko Devaux: conversation I: reconciliation (2014) für Klavier und Violine (9’)
Gordon Monahan: Speaker Swinging (1982) (25’)

Ensemble Paramirabo are:
Jeffrey Stonehouse – Flöten
Victor Alibert – Klarinetten
Geneviève Liboiron – Violine
Viviana Gosselin – Violoncello
Daniel Áñez – Klavier
David Therrien-Brongo – Schlagzeug

Kontraklang – Montréal and beyond Part 2

5.6.2022 | Doors 19:00 CET | Starts 20:00 CET
silent green | Gerichtstrasse 35 | 13347 Berlin

ensembleparamirabo.com / Tickets

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