Projects

concert

Near My Ears

To be in a time of war”, a text by the Lebanese philoso­pher Etel Adnan. Adnan, is the start­ing point for a ram­ble through the streets of a city cen­ter. Simul­ta­ne­ous to war reports and world events, tourists stream towards the city cen­ter, home­less peo­ple, work­ing peo­ple, chil­dren at play, par­ty-goers, fol­low their every­day lives. As a mobile music the­ater, […] Details
14.05. + 15.05 at Som­merblut Fes­ti­val Köln

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Merge /​ Buzzing Bridge

The music the­ater MERGE plays with how the process of record­ing makes us who we are – how real and fic­tive record but­tons, rep­e­ti­tion, sounds, music, and lan­guage cre­ate our iden­ti­ties. In a pho­to­graph from 1906, a crowd in south­ern Rwan­da gath­ers for a mag­i­cal event in front of a small appa­ra­tus on a table. Behind the table is an […] Details
two indi­vid­ual pieces on col­lec­tive­ly gath­ered infor­ma­tions are per­formed simul­ta­ne­ous­ly on Kamp­nagel Ham­burg /​ Elis­a­bethkirche Berlin and Buja Sans Taboo, Bujum­bu­ra

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Rwan­dan Records

Rwan­dan Records is a sound instal­la­tion, record­ing stu­dio, radio play, archive and live con­cert all at once. It com­bines pre-colo­nial his­to­ry with sto­ries from the present and invites the audi­ence to immerse them­selves in the sto­ries shared by Rwan­da and Ger­many from a per­son­al and glob­al per­spec­tive. Details
pre­miered at Haus der Kul­turen der Welt, and fur­ther per­formed at Kamp­nagel Ham­burg. The musicthe­atre piece inau­gu­rat­ed the per­form­ing arts space at Hum­boldt­fo­rum Berlin

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Triple Feed­back

The piece Triple Feed­back draws atten­tion to mutu­al lis­ten­ing and the pow­er of record­ing. Dur­ing colo­nial expe­di­tions of Ger­man anthro­pol­o­gists in Rwan­da at the begin­ning of the 20th cen­tu­ry, unequal encoun­ters result­ed in sound doc­u­ments that are stored today in the Berlin­er Phono­gramm-Archiv and were not acces­si­ble to the local peo­ple for a long time. Details
instal­la­tion hosts the voic­es of Rwan­dan pro­duc­ers being exposed to music record­ed in the last cen­tu­ry record­ed in Rwan­da and stored at Phono­gramm Archiv Berlin

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Tran­form­ing Trans­mis­sion

The walk-in music the­atre piece “Trans­form­ing Trans­mis­sion” com­bines Hamburg’s colo­nial past with sto­ries from the area of the East African Great Lakes. The audi­ence itself becomes the orches­tra on its way through HafenCi­ty. The sound­track is cre­at­ed for each per­for­mance as a live stream con­cert with musi­cians in Ham­burg and Bujum­bu­ra. Details
mobile music the­atre hap­pen­ing at Kamp­nagel Ham­burg and Buja sans taboo, Bujum­bu­ra simul­ta­ne­ous­ly

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Mus­rar­opera

“Mus­rar­opera” is a mobile-radio­phon­ic-opera devel­oped in a his­tor­i­cal­ly charged quar­ter of Jerusalem, lay­ing between fan­cy shops, the Pales­tin­ian area of Damuskus Gate and the ultra­ortho­dox Mea Shearim. Mus­rara is a mir­ror of the city, Israel and the com­plex­i­ty of the Mid­dle East, inhab­it­ed by peo­ple of divers cul­tur­al, reli­gious and polit­i­cal back­grounds, keep­ing the explo­sive coex­is­tence of the […] Details
Win­ner of the Music Thetare Now Price 2018 as one of the 10 best inter­na­tion­al exper­i­men­tal musicthe­atre pieces between 2015–18
select­ed for the arts res­i­den­cy of Nag­ger school of arts and soci­ety, Jerusalem

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Echolot

Echolot search­es for hid­den sound­ing and musi­cal mate­r­i­al that is saved in books. Writ­ten words that trans­mit seman­tic mean­ing are for us scores for sound and music. Trans­formed through the voice of the vis­i­tors into sound, the short and play­ful record­ings get over­layed, (de)composed, sent, resent and received by the lis­ten­er in musi­cal­ized form. An […] Details
Echolot pro­duced for White Nights Mon­tre­al /​ Goethe Insti­tut, fur­ther per­formed at Matral­ab Concordia/​McGill, Mon­tre­al, Miss Heck­er, Berlin, Goethe Insti­tut Sao Paulo

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Rwan­dan Records Album

The music of this album is one of dif­fer­ent ele­ments, which con­sti­tutes the walk­ing-through-music- the­atre piece Rwan­dan Records. Details
album pub­lished by Syrphe.com

site specific

Sign Wave

Sign Wave is a musi­cal per­for­mance that digs into buried sto­ries and encoun­ters since the Ger­man occu­pa­tion in East Africa. Details
com­mis­sioned by the Rhein­land-Pfälzis­che Lan­desvertre­tung, cel­e­brat­ing the 40th anniver­sary of the German/​Rwandan asso­ci­a­tion with the Ambas­sadors of Ger­many in Rwan­da, Rwan­da in Ger­many and oth­ers.

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for man­aus

the music/​video piece works with mate­ri­als found around the pan­dem­ic in 2021 were hos­pi­tals in Man­aus would­n’t pro­vide oxy­gen for their patients Details
Music video cre­at­ed for Impro­fest, Sao Paulo 2021, pre­sent­ed online at Maniph­es­ta noise, Sal­vador 2023

site specific

ZERO, Land der Zukun­ft

Live audio walk with live music con­nec­tion to Sal­vador da Bahia, inde­pen­dent­ly acces­si­ble with own smart­phone cre­at­ed on invi­ta­tion to Dystopia Fes­ti­val Berlin Brazil 2020 — a col­lab­o­ra­tion with matthaei&konsorten and Sound­ing Sit­u­a­tions Details
mobile con­cert walk com­mis­sioned by Dystopia Fes­ti­val Berlin 2020

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prospect­ing LP

Sound­ing Sit­u­a­tions explores the notion of bridg­ing by prospect­ing into con­crete sounds, spo­ken works and music mate­r­i­al. Details
LP pub­lished by Almen­rauschen

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CERN‑a

is a project to research fun­da­men­tal struc­tures of acoustic par­ti­cles with­in dif­fer­ent glob­al envi­ron­ments. The par­ti­cles are made to col­lide togeth­er at close to the speed of light. The process gives the researchers clues about how the par­ti­cles inter­act, and pro­vides insights into the fun­da­men­tal laws of artis­tic nature. Details
Vila Sul Res­i­den­cy /​ Robert Bosch schol­ar­ship

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Case Study: Sertão

fiel­d­record­ings of Sertão’s Vio­leiros, impro­vis­ing poet­ry in the ear­ly 70ies are brought in todays con­text through Vio­la, Vio­lon­cel­lo, dou­ble­bass and the processed orig­i­nal tapes — album Details
album pub­lished by Cre­ative Sources, Lis­bon

radio play

Baby, baby! Luft­post für Janis

She had the blues. She trans­formed music into a tran­scen­den­tal expe­ri­ence. To this day, she gives you goose­bumps. She lived to be only 27 years old. On Octo­ber 4, 1970, she was found dead in a hotel room with a hero­in over­dose in her blood. Details
Kun­stra­dio Ö1
Nom­i­nat­ed Radio­play of the Year 2020

radio play

Kun­st im Ver­hör

The radio play doc­u­ments and stages the ver­bal man­i­fes­ta­tions of Pavlen­sky’s actions: Police reports and pub­lic reac­tions, wit­ness state­ments and pro­gram­mat­ic dec­la­ra­tions, as well as a series of inter­ro­ga­tions that Pavlen­sky secret­ly record­ed. An absurd the­atre unfolds in which the means of art are used against the instru­ments of the pow­er appa­ra­tus. Details
radio­play for WDR, high­light­ing Piotr Pawlen­skis inter­ro­ga­tions in court, reas­signed by him as artis­tic mate­r­i­al

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Case Corti­na

Case Corti­na is a con­cert for­mat 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. Details
Select­ed project of Fore­cast Forum Haus der Kul­turen der Welt, Berlin 2015