oct 14th: with Grapeshade#53, Somatische Akademie, Berlin
oct 12th: with Milena Kipfmüller and Maren Kames, bookrelease, Galerie König, Berlin
oct 9th: with Judith Hummel: Akt, RODEO Festival, Munich
oct 6th: with ad hok ensemble, internationales Klangkunstfest Berlin
Echolot - Echo Sounder by Milena Kipfmüller and Klaus Janek
The performative installation navigates around the question: can live recorded text material function as music objects and be transformed into music? The Goethe Institut Montreal Installation consists out of a trajectory which guides the audience through 5 differrent stages of perception of language. After choosing a book out from GIs library the audience member recordes 30 sec of reading. This donation will be played back and looped, so that the reader is exposed to its own reading. Stage two displayses the donation together with three other readings, recorded previously. A rhythmical fugue situation. The third stage allows the listener to play along the four loops with stringed instrument, creating sound objects. In the fourth stage Milena Kipfmüller and myself transfomed the created input into music. The last stage is a purely listening situation, where Gi teachers read to the audience - analog, just from voice to ear. The installation was commissioned by the Goethe Institut Montreal and premiered feb 27th.
Case cortina at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
Case Cortina is a project that looks for the development of an auditive-performative „instrument“. It is based on the constant investigation of the special acoustic characteristics of field recordings, music and language that enter a dialog of its informational content.
Case Cortina is convinced that meaning is not just constituted by the use of understandable words and linguistic construction: any kind of acoustic material can contribute to the creation of meaning. Musical dimension in words and field recordings and linguistic information in music are analyzed, recombined, overlayed and put into friction trying to unfold and discover masked meanings in concrete and abstract sounds.
In Case Cortina Milena Kipfmüller and Klaus Janek follow this work developing a long term artistic research with open ending.
The project started at the forecast forum in the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin.
Performances the 29th and 30th of august 2015 in the Westgarten des Haus der Kulturen der Welt
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