Doors open at 18.30h, event starts at 19h. Please come tested/vaccinated and wear a FFP2-mask.
Contrapunct alias Alexander Jussow has been looking for sounds and production techniques in his immediate environment since his studies at the Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe and the University of the Arts in Berlin - be it as a violinist in string quartets or in the Stuttgart State Orchestra or as a collaborator with electronic musicians. Using samples of works that he has played in the orchestra, he creates his own electronic orchestra and expands the sound spectrum of his violin.
Between the force of sound and rhythms, Hakan Çepni produces techno and ambient with a noise character. His works, so far mostly without official publications, are played by DJs in Berghain. As an electric guitarist, he has a special relationship with distorted sounds and uses these universally in his music on various sound sources.
The oud, e-bass and electronics are elements of an atmospheric soundscape formed of melismata and minimal rhythmical patterns discovered through an inner concentration and precision of the singular moment that redeems a music already existent in silence, as a sculptor unfolds a form preordained in the unmarked stone.
The duo creates a perpetual suspension between possibility and certainty, capture and release. Through experimental playing, identities and potentialities are broken apart and rearranged as formerly disjunct elements are thrown into combination
– an echo of the law of requisite variety.
Jemma Woolmore’s art practice explores the spatial and emotional possibilities of light, sound and image in immersive and performative environments. She crafts abstract worlds that fluctuate ambiguously in scale between the micro and macro, responding intuitively with sound and environment and blurring the boundaries between real and virtual. Her practice explores the possibilities for story telling and world building using audio-visual performance and immersive installation.
KLANGBOX x Zora Auguste is a concert series with audio(visual) acts that refer to sound art and express a variety of perspectives. Each edition is presenting different approaches while the musicians are invited to question familiar sounds and instruments. Boundary areas are explored - be it through classical instruments, electronic production, avant-garde approaches, improvisation or ideas linked to visual expressions. For each of the three KLANGBOX editions, four half-hour contributions by artists will be presented together in a salon concert like a live sound gallery, including one audiovisual performance. The visual works will also be available as limited art prints, the audio works as double cassette boxes and digital releases. As a reverberation of the concerts, individual sounds of the performances can be experienced as an installation in a "room box" in the basement (opening hours 2.-12.9. / Thursdays to Sundays 12-18h).
KLANGBOX is curated and presented by Feral Note, a Berlin label focusing on electro-acoustic art music. The venue, gallery and showroom Zora Auguste (Leipziger Str. 60, 10117 Berlin), has been created by two art and design lovers, Nella Beljan and Marie Wez. The ground floor area with high ceilings will have a quadrophonic concert setting; the basement area used as a bank vault in GDR times, offers special echo acoustics for the installation with individual sounds, presented with radial loudspeakers.
Supported by Martion Audiosysteme and Zora Auguste. Funded by Musikfonds e.V. by means of the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media (BKM), as part of the NEUSTART KULTUR recovery programme.
More KLANGBOX events:
3. September 2021: KLANGBOX II
Zo (Tarik Barri & Lea Fabrikant) (A/V)
Cosmin TRG (presentation w/o artist)
Luise Enzian & Kaan Bulak
4. September 2021: KLANGBOX III
Sudden Beach & Chun Li Wang (A/V)
Stefan Hadjiev (presentation w/o artist)