Digital in Berlin co-presents a special 1st anniversary for what one year on is still the best new art space in town, Spektrum in Neukölln.
Frank Bretschneider is a composer and video artist in Berlin. His work is known for precise sound placement, complex, interwoven rhythm structures and its minimal, flowing approach. Bretschneider was raised in Chemnitz, where his aesthetic developed as he listened to pirate radio and smuggled Beastie Boys tapes in the former East Germany. After studying fine arts and inspired by science fiction radio plays and films he began experimenting with tape machines, synthesizers, and modified guitars in 1984, as well as exploring the possibilities of exchange between visual art and music by various means such as film, video and computer graphics. In 1995, Bretschneider and fellow AG Geige member Olaf Bender founded Rastermusic which eventually merged with Carsten Nicolai’s noton to form raster-noton in 1999.
Maurizio Martinucci (aka TeZ) is an Italian interdisciplinary artist and independent researcher, living and working in Amsterdam, who has collaborated with, amongst others, Adi Newton, Scanner, Kim Cascone, Saverio Evangelista, Taylor Deupree, Sonia Cillari, Chris Salter, Honor Harger, Luca Spagnoletti and Domenico Sciajno. He uses technology as a means to explore perceptual effects and the relationship between sound, light and space. In his works he TeZ focuses primarily on generative compositions with spatialized sound for live performances and installations, adopting custom developed software and hardware and featuring original techniques of sonification and visualization to investigate and magnify subtle vibrational phenomena. TeZ is also the brainfather of the ‘Optofonica’ platform for Synesthetic Art-Science, located in Amsterdam.
Sonae will present the result of her artist residency ‘room is space is time’ at former kraftwerk studio klingklang in Düsseldorf. Her live performance asks what is ambient today, including working with new material and new equipment. A step out of the comfortzone, a try to explore borders. Her work ‘Far away is right around the corner’ came out 2015 on gudrun gut’s label monika enterprise. „die reuelos wundervollste flimmerelektrik der saison“ („the unrepentant most wonderful flimmerelectric of the season“), states german groove magazine.
Tekla Mrozowicka, a versatile purveyor of ambient has been extremely busy with keeping her stream of sounds at bay. Her main alias is cétieu, which is an ambient-drone moniker of a multifaceted „técieu / cétieu / éctieu” project, under which she has released over a thousand minutes worth of music. In doing so, she has also happened to generate quite a buzz by striking deals with record labels from around the globe. Her efforts garnered her comparisons to Ian Hawgood, Hakobune, Steve Roach, Tim Hecker, Celer and Stephen Mathieu. The textural approach with which she sculpts her sounds is an extension of her keen interest in painting and visual arts, that to her is as essential as the sonic constituents.
FRANK BRETSCHNEIDER, TEZ, SONAE, CÉTIEU LIVE
DJ Dirk Markham (Digital in Berlin)
Saturday 18th June 2016 | Doors 18:00 Start 19:00
SPEKTRUMberlin | Bürknerstraße 12 | 12047 Berlin-Neukölln