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Modular Organ System by Phillip Sollmann & Konrad Sprenger at silent green / 19-30.01.2022

singuhr projekte presents three works in the liminal zone where concert, installation, environment and performance meet. All three works are conceived as modular artistic platforms, which stand as prime examples for novel hybrid forms of music and art production that transcend boundaries and genres. The first project of the series – the Modular Organ System from Phillip Sollmann and Konrad Sprenger – will take place in the Betonhalle at silent green (19-30 January 2022) in co-operation with the CTM.

Since 2017, with their Modular Organ System the two Berlin-based musicians and composers have been developing a modular, spatially expansive sound installation based on organ pipes that places the know-how of organ construction, the product of centuries of experience, into relation with contemporary concepts, technologies and materials. For MODULAR MUSIC, the Modular Organ System will now be opened up to be experienced by a broad audience – situationally, for listeners/viewers to walk through, and performatively, through live performances and interventions. Diverse artists have been invited to collaborate in the scope of the installation for each exhibition day: Swedish composer and sound artist Ellen Arkbro, drummer and percussionist Will Guthrie, whose roots are in improvisation and free jazz, the composer, guitarist and label head Stephen O’Malley, together with electronic musician and organist Kali Malone, as well as composer and sound artist Arnold Dreyblatt and the newly formed brass ensemble Brass Abacus (featuring Robyn Hayward on tuba, Henrik Nørstebø on trombone and M.O. Abbott on bass trombone).

Performative interventions in the installation will alternate between acts performed by Sollmann and Sprenger and actions by the invited artists. The programme will change on a daily basis. The sonorous acoustic qualities of the Concrete Hall at silent green serve both as backdrop and source of musical/sonic inspiration. Over the duration of the exhibition, the transitional periods between installation and performance will also remain open to visitors. Thus, the Modular Organ System will remain in operation over the entire running time of the presentations, as a large-scale creative laboratory, while continually alternating between installative and concert situations, repeatedly combining the two in new ways. Audience members will have the opportunity to attend the performative sound installation for a one-hour slot.

Programme: (open: 16–22:00 CET)

19.01.: Phillip Sollmann & Konrad Sprenger
20.01.: Ellen Arkbro | Phillip Sollmann & Konrad Sprenger
21.01.: Phillip Sollmann & Konrad Sprenger
22.01.: Arnold Dreyblatt | Phillip Sollmann & Konrad Sprenger
23.01.: Brass Abacus | Phillip Sollmann & Konrad Sprenger
26.01.: Phillip Sollmann & Konrad Sprenger
27.01.: Will Guthrie | Phillip Sollmann & Konrad Sprenger
28.01.: Phillip Sollmann & Konrad Sprenger
29.01.: Kali Malone & Stephen O’Malley | Phillip Sollmann & Konrad Sprenger
30.01.: Phillip Sollmann & Konrad Sprenger

modular music, Part I, Phillip Sollmann & Konrad Sprenger: Modular Organ System – performative sound installation

silent green @ Betonhalle | Gerichtstraße 35 in 13347 Berlin

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Tickets for every full hour: 15/10 Euro. For more info on current conditions for admission & tickets, please check: singuhr.de/tickets/

A project by singuhr e.V. in co-operation with CTM Festival 2022 with the kind support of silent green. Funded by the Kulturstiftung des Bundes (German Federal Cultural Foundation). Funded by the Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Bildung (Federal Government Commissioner for the Culture and the Media). Funded by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe.
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