A superb lineup for Technosphärenklänge #6 at HKW this November with Mouse on Mars presenting their excellent new album Dimensional People on Thrill Jockey plus Marco Donnaruma who will be accompanied by Nunu Kong.
For their latest album, Dimensional People, Mouse on Mars brought together a top-class cast of more than 50 international musicians, as well as a constellation of old and new technologies, to explore collaborative music making as a model for an open, networked, polyphonic society.
The Mouse on Mars Dimensional People Ensemble stage version includes collaborators Andrea Belfi, Zach Condon from the band Beirut, Benjamin Lanz from The National, Moritz Simon Geist, and Dodo Nkishi among other. The technologies take different shapes, such as Moritz Simon Geist’s Sonic Robots, Mouse on Mars’s MoMInstruments or modified sound producing lights, and act as both independent voices and translators or mediators for the human encounters.
In Alia: Zǔ tài, the world premiere collaboration between Italian sound and performance artist Marco Donnarumma and Chinese choreographer Nunu Kong, three dancers wear three intelligent robot prostheses on their bodies, interacting in a thought-provoking, stirring, and poetic choreography of movement, computer controlled sound, and light.
The dancers and the machines engage in a re-discovery of the self and the other, arriving at common hybrid identities in which both the power and vulnerability of people and technologies are revealed. The piece was developed between China and Germany together with the Chronos Art Center, Shanghai, and CTM Festival, Berlin.
Mouse on Mars Dimensional People Ensemble and Marco Donnaruma with Nunu Kong
Friday 23rd November 2018
HKW Haus der Kulturen der Welt | John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10 | 10557 Berlin/Tiergarten
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Photo credit: Peter Hundert