Liz Allbee, Takako Suzuki, Pär Thörn at Ausland / Friday, 24.04.2015

From the 21st to the 24th of April a unique first meeting between three Berlin based artists will take place in the quarters of Ausland.

Liz Allbee is a musician and composer. Takako Suzuki is a choreographer and dancer. Pär Thörn is a writer and musician. This chance encounter will include – amongst other laws of happenstance: performance, dance, music, experiments, texts and improvisation.

At 9pm on the evening of the 24th of April there will be a presentation unveiling the following verse:

To contain the seep, damn the liquid brick beavers.
Animals raised from the oceans and constructed tools.
Working, working, working, working.

Working working they never cease their modular imaginings,
producing even in still waters the need to breach.
The empty island as a utopian projection.
Jumping with belly on Robinsonade.


Liz Allbee (1976) is a composer performer who works with the imaginarchic potential of sonic material. Recurring themes in her work include extensions & embodiments and their interplay with instruments, everyday objects, and high and low technologies. She is fascinated with the gutteral, protolinguistic qualities of musical voices and bodies. She performs often with her trumpet, electronics, and conch.

Takako Suzuki is born 1965 in Nara, Japan. After her study of design in Tokyo, 1986, she started to study dance with Anzu Furukawa in Tokyo and at Hochschule Bildende Kunst Braunschweig in Germany. Since 1992 she is living in Berlin where she is working with Sasha Waltz and collaborated in most productions of the dancecompany Sasha Waltz & guests.


Beside of company activity, she continued own projects with her own choreography in collaboration with Dietmar Diesner (Saxophone), Axel Dörner (Trumpet) Constanza Macras (Choreography) and Nicola Mascia (Choreography and Dance). She was 1999 – 2005 a member of dance ensemble by Schaubuehne am Lehniner Platz, Berlin. 208 and 2010, she performed two comissioned works with support by Tanzplan in Desden.

Pär Thörn was born 1977 in Uddevalla, Sweden.  Thörn is a live­electronic musician, writer and conceptual artist. He wants to emphasize the mechanical and material aspects of the taperecorder and the unsecure element in the use of radio.

The music moves between sinewaves, circuitbending, clicking stroboscopes, metallic sounds, chanting sound poetry and brutal screams that get juxtaposed with the found material of the radios.

Thörns record “Schöneberg/Stammheim/Gärdet/Rågsved” (Treffpunkt) got nominated as the best Swedish experimental music record during 2008. Currently he is active in projects with the dancer Takako Suzuki, the turntablist Ignaz Schick, the saxophone player Martin Küchen and the trumpet player Axel Dörner.

Liz Allbee, Takako Suzuki, Pär Thörn

Friday, 24th April 2015 | 20:30 CET
Ausland | Lychener Str. 60 | 10437 Berlin/Prenzlauer Berg | |


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