REFLUX – Festival for Contemporary Electroacoustic Music presents on 9 evenings in September, October and December 2022 with each three different artists & composers from almost all continents. For each of these evenings we will present a classic in addition to two contemporary positions, so three concert parts of 30-40 minutes each. The program will be adapted to the acoustic and spatial peculiarities of each location or composed especially for these locations. The invited musicians each have an individual sound and formal language and are rarely heard in Berlin. We asked all artists for conceptual proposals, so that the program will be a balanced mixture of composition commissions/premieres, already existing works and rarely heard classics.
Lawrence English: »A Mirror Holds The Sky« Diffusion: Werner Dafeldecker
Roland Kayn »Tanar Part 1» (1984) Diffusion: Henrik von Coler
Diane Labrosse: »Elements of Choreography« (2022)
A Mirror Holds The Sky is a diffusion work that was recorded in the Amazon during the summer of 2008. It is an act of acoustic and temporal compression, condensing over 50 hours of field recordings into an intensely dynamic and deep sound field.
Roland Kayn’s glacial, otherworldly electronic landscapes have always been somewhat at odds with the world of contemporary composition his background and training located him within. His rejection of compositional dogma and traditional musical structures eventually led him to discover a source of endless inspiration in the cybernetic generation of material, and the curatorial act of listening itself.
Today’s most forward-looking musical practitioners – many of whom cite Kayn as a direct influence – have perhaps discovered a similar territory, at the threshold point where mindblowing complexity approaches the overwhelming sensation of true immersion.’
Improvisation has been very present in my life. I find risk-taking, uncertain outcomes and unexpected encounters a great satisfaction. Elements of Choreography is an improvised, slow-evolving sound scape.
I have created many soundtracks for choreographers in the last 25 years. But when the dance has lived its sometimes-short life, the gesture is forgotten and the music falls into silence. With Elements of Choreography, I will be revisiting some of these soundtracks, deconstructing them into musical events, and remixing them along with textures and synthetic sounds, omnipresent in my work.
REFLUX – Festival for Contemporary Electroacoustic Music
13.12.2022 | Doors 19:30 | Starts 20:00 CET
Theater im Delphi | Gustav-Adolf-Straße 2 | 13086 Berlin