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D/B Recommended: Oval & Naoko Tanaka @ Sophiensäle Berlin | Saturday, 28.04.2012

Ever since his first groundbreaking album releases, Markus Popp aka “oval” continues to be one of the most prolific and influential forces in contemporary electronic music – a laptop legend and true visionary of digital audio.

Popp’s now legendary early album releases sent shockwaves though the electronic music landscape and laid the foundations for an entire new class of digital sound & production aesthetics.  With an undeniable instinct for the pleasantly irritating, the drastic and the dreamy, Popp pioneered “glitch” and “clicks & cuts” – inspiring and provoking a new generation of music producers to this day.

The raw, yet strangely organic appeal of many of Popp’s albums are regarded as watershed moments for the entire genre. Popp has constantly refined his signature style and instantly recognizable aesthetics in several collaborations. Popp has worked with BJÖRK, RYUICHI SAKAMOTO, TORTOISE, MOUSE ON MARS, SQUAREPUSHER, PIZZICATO 5, GASTR DEL SOL among others.

Oval | Ah!

Naoko Tanaka studied visual art in Tokyo University of the Arts. In 1999 she came to the Academy of Arts in Dusseldorf as a scholarship recipient.

Since then she is developing performances and installations, in which choreography and visual arts are intimately related. With the artist collective “Ludica.“ – founded together with the choreographer Morgan Nardi – she was invited in 2010 to the German Dance Platform.

In 2011 Naoko Tanaka created her first solo piece “Die Scheinwerferin“, which has been shown successfully around Europe. The second part of Tanakas “shadow trilogy“, “Absolute Helligkeit“, will premiere on the 4th of July 2012 in SOPHIENSAELE Berlin.

Oval & Naoko Tanaka  LIVE

Saturday, 28 April 2012 | 22:00 CET
Sophiensäle | Sophienstraße 18 | 10178 Berlin/Mitte

Oval at soundcloud.com | naokotanaka.de | sophiensaele.com