raster-noton will present showcases on the 18th, 19th and 21st, with Alva Noto and Ryoji Ikeda performing live at the first two dates. The third date includes label artists like Emptyset, Frank Bretschneider, Senking, Byetone and Grischa Lichtenberger
In celebration of its 20th anniversary in 2016, raster-noton presents »white circle«, an acoustic-architectural space designed as an audiovisual installation. After its first presentation mid March at ZKM's Sound Dome, the installation is now shown at Halle am Berghain from April 28 - 30, 2016.
Mannequin Records presents a 2xLP compilation of the klangFarBe cassette tape label, originally recorded during the 1980s. The label was established to make home recording underground music accessible for a small group of interested parties. Eventually eight releases were published all in all. The label become acquainted soon, especially with the help of Lutz Schramm, the host of the famous "Parocktikum" radio program on East German DT-64 station. With the fall of the wall and the opportunities to publish his music finally in a more professional way, Bretschneider closed down klangFarBe in 1989 with releasing the final cassette: Trickbeat by AG GEIGE.
In addition to the live performances, the audio-visual installation »white circle« an acoustic, architectonic space, designed as an audio-visual installation, will also be celebrating its world premiere on the occasion of the anniversary of the label at the ZKM_Cube. Four of the label’s artists are invited to develop an exclusive audio-visual composition: Alva Noto, Byetone, Frank Bretschneider und Kangding Ray.
ISOLATION undertakes an auditive journey along the narrow edges between the inner and outer acoustic world. This work attempts to explore and interpret the impact of longtime sensory deprivation and how this environment changes the auditory perception of prisoners as well as such effects as perceptual disorders and tinnitus.
emitter micro 2015 is a 3-day festival of sound and more in berlin. curated by kris limbach and pierce warnecke and this year especially co-curated by NK and Ausland, emitter micro proposes a selection of international and berlin based artists from multiple contemporary sound practices and genres.
Inkonst will pull out all the stops during the last weekend of April, bringing CTM (Berlin) and Unsound (Krakow), the international giants for experimental music and art, to Malmö for a royal festival. Legendary Elektronmusikstudion (EMS) in Stockholm and Malmö’s own Inter Arts Center will also play important parts in making this a grand celebration of sound, light and art. The individual pieces of the festival are now set and we can promise a world class line up, from abstract experiments in sound to new and inspiring dance music.
Frank Bretschneider & Pierce Warnecke perform "SINN + FORM"
DDR-Kultband AG. Geige. Dada-Pop vom Volkskunstkollektiv.
Mit bizarren Bühnenshows und Elektro-Klangexperimenten erschütterte die Band AG. Geige in den Achtzigern die DDR-Musikwelt. Sänger Jan Kummer erinnert sich an eingeschmuggelte Synthesizer, ratlose SED-Prüfer und Begegnungen mit der Stasi.
Between 14-27 July, EMS based in Stockholm, Sweden hosted Frank Bretschneider as a resident artist, who was eager to submerge into the legendary Buchla and Serge modular synthesizers. On this occasion, we've talked to the co-founder of Raster-Noton to find out more about what is so special about these machines, his current plans to shift from digital towards analog directions, why computer sounds made such a big impression on him when he was younger, and strolling down memory lane he also shares his experiences with mono turning to stereo, raising the question what else is out there which could make such an enormous difference within the limits of perceptible sound.
Visiting Stockholm for a 14 days residency at the EMS Elektronmusikstudion – the centre for Swedish electroacoustic music and sound-art – to work on a new project using the Buchla 200 and Serge modular synthesizers.