Giving impulses and providing space for experiments: In March, the series of UM:LAUT brings two internationally acclaimed musicians from two different spheres together on stage for the first time ever. In an evening with two parts, acoustic instruments encounter live electronics, and experimental music can be experienced in an interplay with exclusive visuals.
The British composer and pianist Tom Hodge, who already presented his work with Piano Interrupted at UM:LAUT, has been collaborating with the successful electronic music producer Max Cooper since 2013. On the two-parts EP “Fragmented Self”, the two musicians create a sound alternating between organic warmth and electronic precision, between melancholy and deconstruction. In Berlin, Hodge and Cooper realise their collaboration for the first time ever in a live form and present an improvised interpretation of “Fragmented Self” as well as new tracks in between modern classical, ambient, glitch, minimal, and techno.
In the second part of the evening, UM:LAUT presents the German premiere of Max Cooper’s audio-visual performance “Emergence”: an extraordinary solo show with live electronics and live visuals, in which the renowned producer and biologist with a doctor’s degree combines his musical and graphical but also his experimental and scientific interests in one artistic concept. “Emergence” had its very successful debut at the Decibel Experimental Music Festival in Seattle and can be experienced live in the frame of an exclusive tour in London, Paris and Amsterdam – and at RADIALSYSTEM V in Berlin.
UM:LAUT is a live platform for artists and labels availing themselves of various musical traditions, realising ambitious and unique projects regardless of genre boundaries.
Max Cooper & Tom Hodge LIVE
Friday, 06th March 2015 | 20:00 CET
Radialsystem V | Holzmarktstr. 33 | 12043 Berlin/Kreuzberg