Work and research grant from the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe, for “new music and sound art”. My project is about telegraphy in Iran and the Prussian military. Research is being conducted to develop a collaborative sound art project for Klangteppich IV. Title image is from Goldsmid, Frederic John: Telegraph and Travel, London 1874
Proudly presenting the 3rd edition of Klangteppich. Festival for music of the Iranian diaspora.
Artist in residence: Hadi Bastani
Lineup and dates at klangteppich.berlin
Klangteppich III is funded by Musikfonds Neustart Kultur by means of the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, GEMA, the Federal Agency for Civic Education and the Department of Culture Steglitz-Zehlendorf.
Klangteppich presents concerts with contemporary musicians from Iran and the Iranian diaspora and of people who address Iran artistically.
Klangteppich initiates new musical encounters, invites you to explore contemporary styles of playing in the global South and questions Eurocentric perceptions of music.
Klangteppich is committed to live music – folk, improvisation, sound art, electronic music, jazz and pop.
Klangteppich II took place at Theater Aufbau Kreuzberg on September 19, the festival was funded by the Musicboard Berlin GmbH.
Music project with contrabass clarinet player Theo Nabicht from Berlin and the kamancheh player Hosna Parsa from Tehran/Iran; funded by Musikfonds e.V.Continue reading “Project manager «K & K»”
[BD009] 12“ LP & digital version
Artist: Mazen Kerbaj
Title: WALLS WILL FALL: The 49 Trumpets of Jericho
A site-specific composition, recorded live and in binaural audio, in the big water reservoir of Berlin-Pankow.
Padding and Scattering
On June 8, Saba Alizadeh from Tehran, Iran, gave his first of three solo concerts in Berlin. He first performed an electronic set, followed by an acoustic set on the kamancheh. Later that evening he was joined by author and music critic Josh Kun from Los Angeles and the Berlin-based electronic musician Farahnaz Hatam to discuss diasporic sounds, the role of music in nostalgic experiences among people living outside of Iran and – Tehrangeles.
The evening was hosted by Franziska Buhre. Photos by Esmail Habibi.
Saba Alizadeh’s Berlin concerts were kindly supported by the Goethe-Institut / Foreign Office.
The festival took place on June 22–23 in the Salon am Moritzplatz in Berlin. It presented contemporary music creations by Berlin-based musicians from Iran in new artistic encounters. Persian instruments could be discovered in new sound environments, the voice was heard with storytelling and singing in several languages. The variety of remembered and anticipated sounds unfolded into a magnificent fabric that the musicians and listeners tied together.
A composition by Mazen Kerbaj
Realized as a side-specific performance at the large water reservoir Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg on May 19th, 2018.
Photos by Cristina Marx
The participating trumpet players are Berliners of various generations from Australia, Austria, Cuba, Denmark, England, Germany, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Somalia, Spain, Sweden, Syria, Turkey and the United States.Continue reading “Walls Will Fall. The 49 Trumpets of Jericho”
We recently had the honour and joy to present five concerts of cellist, composer and improviser Helen Gillet from New Orleans in Berlin. Here’s a small review in pictures and sounds. With our favorite song.
Helen Gillet (US/BE)
cello – loops – voice
Cellist, composer and improviser Helen Gillet crosses genres and moods by exploring deep funky grooves, electronic loops and her singing voice. Her music is inspired by Avantgarde Jazz, North Indian classical styles, French Chansons and Punkrock. Born in Belgium, Gillet has made her home in New Orleans since 2003. Don’t miss her first Berlin performances in years!
Listen to Helen Gillets wonderful interview with Silke Super at Radioeins, including her performing the new song “Slow Drag Pavageau” here:
Plus: Here’s the portrait about Helen Gillet by Antje Bonhage for Kulturradio: http://mediathek.rbb-online.de/radio/Kulturradio-am-Morgen/Helen-Gillet-Cellistin-und-Jazz-S%C3%A4ngeri/kulturradio/Audio?bcastId=9839110&documentId=43604004