areal folds by Mouse on Mars at Betonhalle silent green / 8—17.09.2023

Picture: Montage by Rupert Smyth
Picture: Montage by Rupert Smyth

singuhr — projekte presents the Berlin-based electronic pioneers Mouse on Mars with Areal Folds – a multi-part composition of interlocking sound situations and a complex course that acoustically explores the silent green cultural venue in Berlin.

The entire site is activated, the architectures inside and outside are animated with self-built, partly moving loudspeakers. Multiple reflections and refractions in the concrete hall, on the long ramp downwards, and in the inner courtyard of the venue challenge the audience to listen attentively. Completely new interactions between architecture and visitors are created.

Mouse on Mars originated in Cologne and Düsseldorf in 1993 during a time of general musical upheaval and an awakening interest in experimental yet non-academic electronic music. Despite this context, however, the project began and has remained an entity that first and foremost pursues a singular agenda, metabolising scenes and trends rather than aligning with them. Since their first album, Vulvaland, was released in 1994 on British label Too Pure, Andi Toma and Jan St. Werner have released 11 albums and numerous solo and collaborative projects, relentlessly pushing forth their uncategorisable sound.

Their hybrid style constantly synthesizes new influences and a wide variety of genres. A disorienting mix of pop and experimentation running from noise to strange beauty, their music is at the same time resolutely avant-garde and playful, though always charged with a destructive compulsion. Brimming with fragmented melodies, spacey dissonances, edgy breaks, strange streams of sonic particles, and chaotic overlays, Mouse on Mars’ fluid sound aesthetic reflects their general mutability, which is deeply rooted in their restless ingenuity, quirky sense of humour, and fearless non-conformism.

Mouse on Mars areal folds – sound installations

daily 16:00 – 22:00 CET | closed on Monday, 11 September.
silent green Betonhalle | Gerichtstraße 35 in 13347 Berlin-Wedding | Event @ Facebook | Tickets only at the door
Organized by singuhr e.V. | Funded by Hauptstadtkulturfonds | In cooperation with silent green Kulturquartier, presented by Digital in Berlin.

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