Time Krystal – Music in non-equilibrium. Time Krystal is a concert series dealing with states of non-equilibrium. It takes its inspiration from the discovery of the time crystal, a hypothetical structure that repeats not only in space but also in time, never reaching equilibrium. This phenomenon is the starting point for a wide range of sonic experiments operating between stability and fluctuation. Twelve Berlin-based musicians and groups pursue states of continuous change, using a mix of acoustic and electronic instruments. A laboratory for musical experiments that render non-equilibrium audible. Locale is the Kantine am Berghain on four nights between April and July 2019.
HANNA HARTMAN is a composer, performer and sound artist. She studied literature, theatre history and radio at the Dramatiska Institutet and electroacoustic music at EMS in Stockholm. She has been composing works for radio, electroacoustics, ensembles and sound installations since the early 1990s, and has given numerous performances all over the world. A member of the German Academy of the Arts, Hartman’s work has been presented at many concerts and festivals including, among others, Wittener Tage für neue Kammermusik, Darmstädter Ferienkurse, Ultima Oslo Contemporary Music Festival, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, El Nicho Aural, Akousma Montreal, Eclat Festival and Cut & Splice Festival. She will present a performance that combines an electroacoustic piece with her amplified, tactile sound objects.
HANNO LEICHTMANN is a sound artist, music producer and curator. Having started his career in the improv scene, Leichtmann has focused on electronic music since 1998. He went on to release a slew of albums and tour the world with his project Static. He released the lost soundtrack to Christoph Schlingensief’s last movie African Twintowers in 2011 and, working with the trio Groupshow, has set music to Andy Warhol’s classic eight-hour long Empire on several occasions. He has been curating festivals and club events around Berlin since 2008. He began working as a sound artist in 2013, drawing on sound archives to create the installations Nouvelles Aventures (Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik, Darmstadt), Skin, Wood, Traps (HKW, Berlin), SWG25Y (Sasha Waltz & Guests) and SY4 (Syncussion Festival, Berlin). Leichtmann will present a live version of the latter, a piece based on the sounds of the iconic 1970’s analog percussion synthesizer Pearl SY-1 exploring the premise of “a drum synth as a completely malleable object, not just in terms of rhythm.”
The retro-futuristic ensemble GAMUT INC produces music theatre and computer-controlled machine-music. The ensemble is made up of a number of self-playing acoustic music machines, controlled live by computer, that have been developed especially for and by Gamut Inc. These apparatuses translate antique acoustic considerations into a contemporary tonal language. Computer-musician Marion Wörle and composer Maciej Śledziecki are the core of the ensemble, collaborating with other musicians and artists on a project-by-project basis. The instruments allow a high degree of spontaneity and a rich spectrum of soundfields, colors and timbres. They combine to create an evolving sonic world of thunderous drums, hypnotic drones, dense harmony and controlled freak-out. Wörle and Śledziecki also compose for film and radio, are the co-founders of the Zentrum für Aktuelle Musik and run the Satelita record label. Gamut Inc will present a performance utilizing a selection of their music machines, custom-built control software, acoustic feedback and varying degrees of composition and live-interaction.
With kind support by Hauptstadtkulturfonds. Media Partners: The Wire, Digital in Berlin, Exberliner.
Time Krystal I – Hanna Hartman/Hanno Leichtmann/Gamut Inc
Friday, 19th April 2019 | Doors 20:00 CET | Starts 21:00 CET
Kantine am Berghain | Am Wriezener Bahnhof | 10243 Berlin