OneBeat published a video from their second experimental sessions in Neukölln. Check it out:
On friday, the 16th of December 2011, our second “Experimental Session” took place in João Cocteau in Neukölln. We invited the Berlin-based australian electronic producer Kyson and visual artist RTZ23 to create audiovisual show merging both their work. Support by Geordie Little on the guitar.
On the 29th of February 2012, a date which appears only every 4 years, Robert Henke alias Monolake started his tour “The Ghosts in Surround Tour 2012″ at the Berghain in Berlin. –> To get all the dates check his official Website.
I was there and not surprised, because he was exiting and awesome as always in all his very different shapes of his musical expressions.He is talented in many ways and has the motivation and ability to explain and share his experimental sound journeys and researches to the student of the UDK in Berlin.
He has the talent to mix sounds and noises like colors on a canvas in 4-D. He is experimenting and inspiring the music scene with his technology output and execution. But he never forgets his audience on the dancefloor. I want to describe him as an artist, who not only produces for himself, but also for the people, who have fun listening to his music and enjoying his performances. Live on stage he wants to push the boundaries and puts the perception on a higher level. During his studies and researches he came in touch with the wave field synthesis. A sound phenomenon I was experiences myself last year in the TU University of Berlin
I only can tell you how I experienced it, if I would grab deeper, it would blast this post, so if you are furher interested and want to get more technical detailed information click here.
I was sitting in the auditorium of the TU Berlin, who has the largest system for the wave field synthesis, world wide. The light were turned of and Robert Henke started to play his very individual sound patterns. But this time it was different, it was different in 2000 and 832 ways. He transfered the sound from one speaker to another, 2000 to choose and 832 audio channels to activate. So the sound started to walk in the room, freely. The abstract, but physically tones sourrounded me, sometimes very close or far far away, finding me, always trying to catch the sound and localising it. It was an experience everybody should have, who loves to interact and experiment with the surrounding not only in visual habits but also in the acoustical ranges of human senses.
Sounds from his new Album “Ghosts” –>
On live concerts he simulates the feeling of the moving sound as it is described here: “As a live performer one does not rely on stereo sources, but can construct a scenario where certain important elements are distributed to four or more individual channels if the PA supports it. This opens dramatic possibilities for creating a concert experience beyond the DJ setup. And beyond home listening, too.” quote from his site.
For me he is one of the most significant persons for the development of experimental music, he is sharing, living and producing his own sound patterns, which opens you new fields of perceptions and inspires us to feel and touch the music simultaneously in sound dimension in which we have never think of, they could have existed on a dancefloor. I hope the audio technology finds a way to show us how varied and unique a musical experience on a dancefloor can be. One Event I always bring up at this point is the CTM Festival in Berlin. I look forward to see more of these Events and re-experience live music.
I really recommend to have a deeper look on his website, which gives detailed informations about his work and recent projects, like hereInstallations
Sounds from his new Album “Ghosts” –>
Monolake’s visual Hand is Tarik Barri during his concert.
If you are more interested in his person, check this tarikbarri.nl
Both of them are performing together behind a big screen projected in the front with the visual art work from Tarik. In this video you get an impression of the symbioses and harmony between the sounds of Monolake and the visual output of the audiovisual composer Tarik Barri.
New York City 1967. When the Summer of Love blows its wind from the West Coast to the city, it brings with it new ideas, colours and sounds.
That was the beginning of the Joshua Light Show, but this incredible show never reached middle-europe, till now. In Line with the transmediale and the CTM.12 Festival he performs with three outstanding musicians in Berlin.
Supersilent with Stian Westerhus, Oneohtrix Point Never and as a special highlight, no other than Krautrock / cosmic / minimalism giant Manuel Göttsching (Ash Ra Tempel/Ashra, de).
I just can say it was really impressive. Hear and see for yourself.
The projections are complete analog. Only with lights and the visuals of colors in a petri dish projected on a wall, he creates fantastic abstracts forms and patterns. The analog procedure makes the whole composition even more realistic and touchable.He plasticise your imagination. In every form your mind creates your own symbols and figures and puts it together in a adventoures realistic dream. In combination with the the electronic music you even get more carried away. I picked some pictures from the website. And I hope the show is coming back soon to Berlin.
To see some videos from the Show go to –> this site
Highly recommended. Every Year in the end of January and beginning of February the CTM Festival in cooperation with transmediale takes place in Berlin.
For every Year now, I joined the Festival. Its taking you away in another universe of music and cultural adventures. It will sharpen your senses and put your percipience on an higher level. Mostly it is really experimental. It’s more music for your mind then for your feet.
“With an extensive program of concerts, discourses and an exhibition space, CTM.12 – Festival for Adventurous Music and Related Arts is appropriating the festival theme SPECTRAL to explore the current reemergence of all things ghostly and dark in experimental music, avant-pop, and art – and to speculate about its possible causes and inherent potentials.
In addition to a comprehensive music program at HAU, Berghain, Passionskirche, Gretchen, Kater Holzig and Horst Krzbrg, a discourse series developed in collaboration with the philosopher, psycho-historian and author Andreas L. Hofbauer will address the festival’s theme by pursuing questions concerning art, theory, and music. ”
Here are just some great Musicians – for the specific programm go to this site
Eleh (US) / Jana Winderen (NO) / Hildur Gudnadottir (IS) / Charles Matthews (UK) / Marcus Davidson (UK) / The Eternal Chord (US)
Conrad Schnitzler (DE), Wolfgang Seidel (DE) and his Free Arts Lab project / Qluster (Hans-Joachim Roedelius + Onnen Bock (DE) / Borngräber & Strüver (DE), Köhn (BE)
Mouse on Mars (DE) / Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop (DE) / Sølyst (DE) /DJ Elephant Power (BE)
Ben Frost with Borgar Magnason (contra bass) and Shazad Ismaily (drums, synth) (IS/US) / Roly Porter with videos by MFO (UK/DE) – world premiere /Ancient Methods (DE) / G.H. (UK) – German premiere / Opium Hum (DE)
Sendai (BE) / Kangding Ray (DE) / Mark Fell (UK) / Byetone (DE, DJ set) and many more
Berlin-based artist Nik Nowak built this mind-boggling Soundtank which he simply calls “Panzer”. It is based on a japanese miniature tracked dumper, equipped with around 4 KW and ready to host live-acts on the rearside.
Check more of Nik’s work based on auditory installations on his website www.niknowak.de.
Our friends from OneBeat Berlin are doing another event worth telling ya’ll. It will be exploring the experimental side of music and music performance with a concert by Schloss Mirabell.
The concert will take place at João Cocteau, a new multidisciplinary art space in Neukölln.
Kienitzer Strasse 98
About Schloss Mirabell:
Schloss Mirabell aka Florina Speth, born 1983 in the mountains near Salzburg, started playing the cello and piano at the age of 6 and began studying music at the “University Mozarteum Salzburg” when she was just 11. After finishing school and her cello education she studied cognitive music science, neuro-musicology, neuro-linguisitcs and music therapy at the University of Cologne. Her personal research fields bridges explorative experimental media arts with neuroscience to get inspired output for technical solutions in neurological rehabilitation systems as in music perception and music performance.
In current live performances she is working with a set up consisting of laptop, cameras, cello, voice and a variety of sound toys.
“KRAKE ist an annual Berlin based festival for challenging electronic music and visual transduction initiated by Nico Deuster of KILLEKILL and Holger Hilgers.
The festival took place at the Suicide Circus for the first time in 2010 and was an overwhelming success: numerous groundbreaking artists of high reputation rocked the crowd such as Warp’s electronica heroes PLAID, techno legend CRISTIAN VOGEL, RADIOACTIVE MAN of the infamous two lone swordsmen or breakbeat weirdo BOGDAN RACZYNSKI. But there were also a lot of new talents who surprised the audience with their freshness. PLASTER with their audio/visual concert and KARSTEN PFLUM deserve to be named here.
For 2011 KRAKE will take the next level and consolidate its reputation as the most daring Berlin club festival with a massive line up in 4 venues and, a new website and an artwork by internationally acclaimed graphic designers DOPPELDENK. Musicians confirmed for 2011 include JIMMY EDGAR live set, BOLA live set, LEGOWELT live set, MIXMASTER MORRIS dj set, EMIKA live and many, many more.”
Is there anything more to say ?
just check their site
and be sure to go through the artist lists. HERE are some nice examples:
I am very happy to announce that my non-profit music project OneBeat will be opening the first night of FriKK Festival 2011 , an 10 day art festival at Bethanien in Kreuzberg. The festival is going from the 8th of August until the 17th.
The Frikk Festival is a non-profit festival as all profit will be donated and directed towards the art scene.
RTZ23 – DJ/VJ Live – 23:30 – 0:15
Wermonster – Live – 0:30 – 1:45
Maroq DJ – 2:00 – end
Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Mariannenplatz, Kreuzberg – im Südflügel.
(Not the new place at Kottbusser Damm).
The entry fee for the night will be 6€ (from 4 pm).
Come early, there’s an exhibition, theater and a burlesque performance before our the party.