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2021thu07oct20:00TRAMES || Duo Ivo Berg + Thomas Gerwin20:00 exploratorium berlin, studio 1, entrance C + Livestreamstage:Improvisation International

konzert trames und duo thomas gerwin+berg

Zeit/Time

Thursday, 07. 10. 2021 | 20:00

Ort/Location

exploratorium berlin, studio 1, entrance C + Livestream

Inhalt/Content

NOW LIVE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmkbUYE62SE

TRAMES
Celine Voccia (FR/DE) – piano
Michel Doneda (FR) – saxophone
Alexander Frangenheim (DE) – double bass

Duo Ivo Berg + Thomas Gerwin (DE)
Ivo Berg – recorders
Thomas Gerwin – electronics, percussion, banjo

 

The idea and basis for the TRAMES trio is formed by various cornerstones of music history: Chamber jazz of the Jimmy Giuffre Trio, the ecstasy and drama of free jazz, traditions of new music and new forms of experimentation since the 1960s, both in the field of composed music and in experimental music. Within this coordinate system, the trio wants to find a point in the center from which there is free access to ensemble music that combines an open and complex structure and sound design with the immediacy and emotionality of improvisation. In doing so, the freedom and intensity of power, silence and vulnerability, of abstract structures and noises, but also of lyrisms to each other should not experience any delimitation.

Céline Voccia is a french pianist, composer and improviser in the Free Jazz scene in Berlin. She studied classical piano at the Geneva Conservatory and jazz music and improvisation in Paris and Berlin. Her music is a fusion of the jazz vernacular with classical piano technique, thus culminating in an abstraction of contemporary music with Free Jazz. Michel Doneda was born in France in 1954 and is a self-taught musician. Around 1980 he founded IREA (Institute for Research and Exchange between Arts of Improvisation) in France together with musicians, dancers and actors. Doneda is very involved and active in the international music scene. He has toured in Africa, Japan, Asia, the USA, Canada, South America and Russia and has already released more than 50 CDs. Alexander Frangenheim, a classically trained bassist, has worked as an improvisor since the late 1980ies. He has played with many leading musicians from around the world. From the mid-90ies to the beginning of the 2000s he was a key figure in the field of collaboration with dance. In 1992 he founded his label concepts of doing for festivals, events and as a CD label. From 1997 to 2003 concepts of doing – Interaktion Tanz Musik was a prominent platform for experimental inter-media exchange in Europe. Since 2005 he has lived in Berlin. He created studioboerne45, a most distinguished recording studio for independent artists, where he since then also continued to produce the concepts of doing festivals.

 

The composition Flautando 3.7 marks the beginning of the collaboration between Ivo Berg and Thomas Gerwin as a duo: Samples are obtained from radical sound experiments on the raw material of the flute, which are doubled, stretched, alienated or split into their components as an electroacoustic tape and improvisational material flow back to the players. From this explorative setting, Thomas Gerwin and Ivo Berg find an intensive chamber music-making between the poles of elementary physicality and digitization, simplicity and compositional complexity, immediacy and immersion. A historical aspect is always faded into this search for current forms of expression through the instrumentation of the recorder and the integration of “cheap electronics”. In addition to free improvisation, the starting point is also graphic notations and open improvisation concepts.

Ivo Berg studied recorder and early modal ensemble music in Bremen and Tilburg. In addition to contemporary experimental music, his focus is on the performance practice of early music. As a singer and recorder player he gives concerts with the Ensemble Nusmido, which specializes in the music of the Renaissance and the Middle Ages. In 2014 he published his dissertation on the topic of musical tension and carried out further research work among other things in the area of ​​gesture, embodiment and historical performance practice. After working at the Musikhochschule Lübeck and the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien, he has held a professorship for music education at the Universität der Künste Berlin since 2018 and is the head of the artistic and educational training program. Thomas Gerwin, a classically trained composer and sound artist, came to electroacoustic music very early on, and since 1993 he has also been working intensively in the fields of “soundscape composition” and radiophonic art. Mainly in his Berlin atelier inter art project he composes instrumental and (live) electronic works for concerts and performances, stages experimental audio pieces and creates sound and video installations. As a means of expression for his interactive and “situational” spatial works, he often includes new media, theater, dance, film, light and sculpture. At the same time, he has been improvising since early youth or composing spontaneously with guitar, found objects, live electronics and, since 2008, with his prepared 6-string banjo, a “perfect combination of percussion and string instrument” and teaches in the exploratorium berlin – Raum für Improvisation.

 

https://soundcloud.com/celinevoccia/trames

 

Admission: 12/10/6 €  (normal price/reduced/Berlin-Pass)

Still the number of available seats is limited and a concert visit is only possible with advance booking. Please use the form below to make your booking no later than 2.00 pm on the day of the concert. You will then receive further information. You can find exploratorium’s current rules of hygiene by clicking on this link.

In addition, the concert will be broadcast as a live stream via our YouTube channel. Therefore the start will be on time!
https://www.youtube.com/exploratoriumberlin

2021sat16oct20:00ensemble explorativ20:00 exploratorium berlin, studio 1, entrance C + Livestreamstage:explorations

Konzert ensemble explorativ

Zeit/Time

Saturday, 16. 10. 2021 | 20:00

Ort/Location

exploratorium berlin, studio 1, entrance C + Livestream

Inhalt/Content

Helmut Bieler-Wendt – piano, violin, baritone-violectra | Gerburg Fuchs – percussion | Reinhard Gagel – mini-Moog-synthesizer, accordeon | Thomas Gerwin – objects, cheap electronics | Peter Jarchow – piano | Kathrin von Kieseritzky – saxophone | Pedro Kadivar – text | Bettina Mainz – dance | Ingo Reulecke – dance | Johann Reißer – poetry | Simon Rose – baritone-saxophone | Linda Scheckel – visual arts | Matthias Schwabe – flute, viola, diverse | Lucy Zhao – pipa

 

Improvisation in music, dance, poetry und visual arts: Once every year the ensemble explorativ brings together teachers from the exploratorium berlin live on stage – as a large ensemble as well as in small groups.

 

Admission: 12 / 10 / 6 Euro (normal price / reduced / Berlin-Pass)

19.00 soundwalk with Thomas Gerwin

 

Still the number of available seats is limited and a concert visit is only possible with advance booking. Please use the form below to make your booking no later than 2.00 pm on the day of the concert. You will then receive further information. You can find exploratorium’s current rules of hygiene by clicking on this link.

In addition, the concert will be broadcast as a live stream via our YouTube channel. Therefore the start will be on time!
https://www.youtube.com/exploratoriumberlin

2021thu28oct20:00FeaturedRecorded Landscapes: Sabine Vogel & Marta Zapparoli20:00 exploratorium berlin, studio 1, entrance C + Livestreamstage:Improvisation International

konzert recorded lanscapes und sabine vogel

Zeit/Time

Thursday, 28. 10. 2021 | 20:00

Ort/Location

exploratorium berlin, studio 1, entrance C + Livestream

Inhalt/Content

Recorded Landscapes
La Barca Vá: Duo Sabine Vogel & Marta Zapparoli
5 Seen: Solo Sabine Vogel

Sabine Vogel (DE): amplified flutes, bansuri in water, objects, video
Marta Zapparoli (IT/DE): radio receiver, antennas, tapes

Recorded Landscapes is a series of audiovisual pieces by flautist and composer Sabine Vogel, which deal with notions of home, nature and identity. Two of these will be presented, one of them in a duo with the Italian sound artist Marta Zapparoli: La Barca Vá (duo) and 5 Seen (solo).

Sabine Vogel says about her project: “The landscape in which I grow up shapes me. The things that I experience there, the games that I play, the impressions that I get, leave an imprint on my ‘being’, in my ‘layers of memory’. There is a connection between me and this place, this landscape. The landscape in which you grew up can give you a strong sense of home. As musicians we travel a lot, we are, so to speak, ‘at home all over the world’, but we usually have our roots in a very specific place. The individual biography of the musicians becomes the starting point of my compositions; it is, as it were, directly geographically inscribed in them.

What is it like when I share this place with someone? If someone sees this place through my eyes, gets to know it, perceives it? What if I share the stories I experienced there with this person? This can convey a deeper understanding of the respective culture and also the people and thus of course also have an impact on the music and the creative work together. Through shared experiences, tuning into the environment, hearing, perceiving, improvising and experimenting, the players approach the respective location. An audiovisual composition is created from the material, to which the players then add a new layer of sound in real time and thus create the process of an emerging ‘soundscape’ over and over again.

A rock formation manifests the creation process of a landscape, a recording process of movement and evolution. Visual details of such formations can be treated as graphic scores that are played to turn landscape into sound and this in turn can be recorded again; Recorded Landscapes is thus the manifestation of the process of an emerging landscape. What does this process of an emerging landscape entail? Isn’t it the case that every presence of an animal or a person changes the landscape for the moment of ‘being’? And does the landscape change me too?”

Sabine Vogel deals intensively with modern playing techniques, sound and improvisation and has developed her own vocabulary on her instrument, both acoustically and with the addition of electronic equipment and certain microphones. In her compositions she mixes flute sounds from the inside of her flutes, which are often on the threshold of the inaudible, the microcosm of her sound world, so to speak, with field recordings – recordings from the outside, the macrocosm. In her site-specific works, sound installations and live performances in nature, she deals with sound, place, time, moment and memory. Marta Zapparoli is an Italian sound and improvisation artist, performer and self-taught researcher whose career began in the musical underground scene in Bologna. At the age of 15 she began her training in fine arts and soprano saxophone and was also active in the experimental directions of theater, dance, performance and radio production. Since 2000 she has been particularly interested in experimental noise music and was a co-founder of the Hotelnuclear collective. She then developed her solo project, the focus of which is primarily on acoustic ecologies, outdoor recordings and noise pollution as well as electromagnetic frequencies. Since 2014 she has been working on a new project on “Inaudible Sounds”, which is based on the reception and recordings of phenomena made worldwide by radio frequencies, human-made noise signals, wireless communication and natural radio (VLF), which she uses in her live performances, sound interventions and installations.

5 Seen: https://vimeo.com/384520809

 

Admission: 12/10/6 €  (normal price/reduced/Berlin-Pass)

 

The concert will also be livestreamed via our YouTube channel:
https://www.youtube.com/exploratoriumberlin

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