Yan Jun / Acoustic Dance

Yan Jun / Acoustic Dance

Friday, February 24 / 19:00 – 21:00 *multiple performances staged for an intimate group

 

Some simple, slow and amateur body movements I call dance. Intended to diffuse little sounds from steps, cloth, joints, skin and somehow the environment (and audiences themselves) to and through and among the audiences. Maybe also an excuse of enjoying some weird and nonsense behaviour. It’s developed from improvised music performance which I realize the performers are neither expressing anything through bodies nor playing with still bodies. There are always something come after the meaning and the intention. There is no such thing as pure acousmatics, as long as there is body which constantly transforming energy and language between its inside, outside and interface.

acousticdanceyan jun, musician and poet. born in lanzhou in 1973. based in beijing. currently lives in berlin for artist residency (daad). he is working on improvised music, experimental music, field recording, organizing and writing. alongside of at venues, he goes to audience’s home to play with the environment and what else available in the room (Living Room Tour project). and doing noise hypnotizing at any place for small amount of audiences. also amplifying body movements or other performative elements in a simple manner. he is member of FEN, Tea Rockers Quintet and Impro Committee. and founder of the guerrilla label Sub Jam.

Kirsten Reese r.d.l. – automatic creation

15.2. 19:00

r.d.l. – automatic creation

As part of Transmediale/Vorspiel please join me for 3 hours 44 minutes (19 – 22.44)

A 3 hours and 44 minutes long installation-performance with sounds made in a process of ‘automatic creation’, daily sketch-like work with sound processes and sound transformation, following up and re-working micro-results by manipulating software in extreme parameters. Interspersed are sound objects, also processed live. The piece is projected through small speakers with different acoustic characteristics spread throughout the performance space. What originates from the artists mind, what from the depth of the digital software, what from the physicality of the speaker?

GLISSANDO #29 – CONCEPTUALISM ISSUE |

One could think that conceptualism – both as a movement and artistic tendency – had never existed in contemporary music. There is no mention of this phenomenon in the vast literature on the history of the 20th and 21th century musical practices. Although conceptualism is primarily associated with the visual arts, let us not forget that its origins lie in music, e.g. in the musical experiments of John Cage and New School For Social Research, or Henry Flynt, who coined the term concept art.

In the current Glissando #29 issue we take a look at conceptualism understood as artistic experiments, which are no more limited to the creation of new forms or “material progress”. We focus on the practices subverting the conventional model of musical work or artwork in general and thus going beyond the traditional domain of aesthetics. The purpose of these practices is to redefine ontological, epistemological, and ethical problems.

Our Berlin presentation of the issue, co-organised with Errant Sound collective will include lectures, panel discussion, the exhibition posters created by Kama Sokolnicka, presentation of the label AltanovaPress as well as a concert by Lucio Capece, Heather Frasch, Joseph Kudirka and Koen Nutters.

Schedule:

1) Introduction to the #29 issue of Glissando – „Conceptualism” (Paweł Szroniak)
2) Lecture: „Impossible music” and Polish conceptual art of the 60’s and 70’s (Antoni Michnik)
3) Label presentation of Altanova Press (Paweł Szroniak, Zorka Wollny)
4) Panel Discussion: Musical Conceptualisms (Sebastian Berweck, Heather Frasch, Joseph Kudirka, Hanne Lippard – moderation: Monika Żyła, Paweł Szroniak)
5) Preview of the issues #30 & #31 (Daniel Brożek, Antoni Michnik)
6) Concert: Lucio Capece, Heather Frasch, Joseph Kudirka, Koen Nutters (pieces by Ryoko Akama, Allison Knowles, Mark So).

Date: 04.02.2017 (Saturday)
Time: 18:00-20:30
Place: Errant Sound
Kollwitzstr. 97
10435 Berlin

Field Recording as a Personal Practice

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Presentation

28.01.2017 – 15:00h

Artists of the Errant Sound Group will share field recordings from their archives and will talk about in which way their personal practise is related to and shaped by recording enviromental and other sounds. Different aesthetic and artistic approaches and strategies with recordings “in the field” will be discussed.

With: Mario Asef, Peter Cusack, Georg Klein, Thom Kubli, Laura Mello, Kirsten Reese, Antje Vowinckel, Jeremy Woodruff

Admission: free

Errant Sound
Kollwitzstrasse 97
10435 Berlin
www.errantsound.net
https://vorspiel.berlin/#

The Magic Block

Installation & publication with
Soledad García Saavedra / Brandon LaBelle
Friday, November 25 / 18:00 – 21:00

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The withdrawn, the disappeared, the secret and the invisible: these are carriers of ghostly histories and collective memories – territories that require another type of orientation and navigation. Developed from an interest in aesthetic operations and strategies that negotiate the presence of what has gone missing, the installation “The Magic Block” is a proposal for a haunted poetics: a black art by which to follow in the steps of phantom figures and narratives – the citizens that form a shadow nation.
 
In conjunction with the installation, we are pleased to present the publication Magic Block: Contemporary Art from Chile. Stemming from two exhibitions and seminars held in Bergen, Norway, and Santiago de Chile, curated and organized by Soledad García Saavedra and Brandon LaBelle, the publication underscores the processes of appearance and disappearance, memory and forgetting, writing and erasure as social and psychological intensities. It focuses on the creative and critical strategies at play in works of recent Chilean art that emerge from a reflection on the politics of invisibility: how the operations of the seen and the unseen are understood to perform equally within the material realities of Chilean society. Through the works of Chilean artists and writers, Magic Block highlights art as a powerful platform for working through the political structures that hold the body in a phantasmic grip, and which can be traced and appropriated through unsteady acts of magic. Expressions of secrecy, camouflage, forgetfulness, dematerialization and covert occupation thus enable a giving narrative to those memories that are often subordinated by history.
 
Magic Block
Edited by Soledad García Saavedra / Brandon LaBelle
220 pages; spanish / english
ISBN: 978-0-9889375-3-6 
 
Including works by the participating artists:
Catalina Bauer
Juan Downey
Claudia Missana
Eugenio Téllez
Sandra Vasquez de la Horra
Michelle-Marie Letelier
Rainer Krause
Gonzalo Díaz/Justo Pastor Mellado
Voluspa Jarpa
Enrique Ramírez
 
With written contributions by:
Soledad García Saavedra
Cristián Gómez Moya
Fernando Pérez Villalón
Camila Marambio
Justo Pastor Mellado
Carla Macchiavello
Sebastián Vidal Valenzuela
Sergio Rojas
Florian Wüst
Michele Galletti
Valentina Montero
Mara Polgovsky
Ezcurra Paz Guevara
Luna Montenegro & Adrian Fischer
 
Errant Sound
Kollwitzstrasse 97
10435 Berlin