MUSIC FOR …

Berlin – Mexico City 2021


A PARK

MUSIC FOR a park
9. + 10.07., 19–22 Uhr
FAHRBEREITSCHAFT Berlin

In MUSIC FOR … erkundet das Ensemble KNM Berlin sowohl akustische als auch soziale Qualitäten von vier unterschiedlichen Aufführungsräumen. Für die Aufführung MUSIC FOR a park thematisiert die Komponistin AnA Maria Rodriguez die sensiblen Beziehungen zwischen Mensch und Umwelt. Ihre Konzertinstallation spannt ein fragiles Feedback-System, das metaphorisch für die Zyklen der Natur und ihr Regenerationsvermögen steht. Zusammen mit Musiker*innen des Ensemble KNM Berlin entwirft sie ein Netzwerk von musikalischen Interventionen.

In MUSIC FOR… the Ensemble KNM Berlin explores both acoustic and social qualities of four different performance spaces. For the performance MUSIC FOR a park, the composer AnA Maria Rodriguez addresses the sensitive relationships between humankind and the environment. Her concert installation creates a fragile feedback system that metaphorically stands for the cycles of nature and its ability to regenerate. Together with musicians from the Ensemble KNM Berlin, she designs a network of musical interventions.

AnA Maria Rodriguez: in nature alone are forms (2021, WP)
concert installation

Ensemble KNM Berlin
Rebecca Lenton, Flöte/Gongs | Theo Nabicht, Kontrabassklarinette/Gongs | Peng-Hui Wang, Fagott/Gongs | Matthew Conley, Trompete/Gongs | Cosima Gerhardt, Violoncello/Gongs | Jonathan Heilbron, Kontrabass/Gongs

AnA Maria Rodriguez, Electronics
Wouter Jaspers, Sound



a room

MUSIC FOR a room
4.–13.06.2021
FAHRBEREITSCHAFT, KNM’s Garage 51 + kulturraum
Herzbergstraße 40–43, 10365 Berlin

MUSIC FOR … arbeitet als vierteiliges Musikprojekt des Ensemble KNM Berlin mit den unterschiedlichen akustischen und sozialen Qualitäten des Aufführungsraumes. MUSIC FOR a room reflektiert mit Auftragswerken in Kooperation mit singuhr — projekte für maximal zwei Besucher*innen die von uns allen durchlebte Isolation dieser Tage. Die mexikanischen Künstler*innen Leslie García und Hugo Esquinca kombinieren in ihren Werken die Erfahrung von Einsamkeit mit dem wiedergewonnenen Live-Erlebnis von Raum und musikalischer Intensität.

Konzertperformance:
Leslie García: The Minimum Distance Between Gestures (2021, UA)
(präsentiert mit einem*r live Musiker*in)

Klanginstallation:
Hugo Esquinca: CONDICIÓN_0621 (2021, UA)
[54 variaciones para sistema de calibración]

Ensemble KNM Berlin
Theo Nabicht, Bass- und Kontrabassklarinette | Theodor Flindell, Violine | Kirstin Maria Pientka, Viola | Cosima Gerhardt, Violoncello | Jonathan Heilbron, Kontrabass

Die Aufführungen sind immer für 1–2 Zuschauer*innen innerhalb einer Stunde zu sehen. Bitte buchen Sie vor Ankunft ein Zeitfenster-Ticket hier:

Zeitfenster-Tickets
Tickets 8 / 6 €

Leslie García: The Minimum Distance Between Gestures (2021)
is an exploration of the performative and improvisational possibilities, that can be developed using machine learning algorithms as one more actor in the sound construction process. A site-specific exercise between the musicians of the Ensemble KNM Berlin and sound artist Leslie Garcia, where it seeks to generate a gestural and intuitive conversation between the interpreters and the machine, that algorithmically analyzes their gestures and searches in their memory for strategies to respond by building generative pieces in this way.

Leslie García is an electronic sound artist and digital media developer from Tijuana. She explores the fusion process between art and technology, using techniques such as virtual tool production, electronic prototyping, audio production, generative visual codes, hardware development, and biological interfaces. Co-founder of the BioArt collective Interspecifics (Mexico City, 2013–present), of the electronic media collective DreamAddictive (Tijuana B.C. 2003–2010), and member of Astrovandalistas in Mexico City (2011–present). She was associate researcher at the Nano Laboratory Nucleus of the School of Fine Arts – UFRJ, in Rio de Janeiro (2012–2015) and worked as an artistic researcher in the media environments department from the Bauhaus University in Weimar Germany (2015–2016 ). She was the coordinator of the MusicMakers Hacklab #CDMX and, 2019, of the education department of the Center for Digital Culture in Mexico City. Her electronic music productions are released under the alias Microhm, LogarDecay and LatamTapes. http://lessnullvoid.cc/content

Hugo Esquinca: CONDICIÓN_0621 (2021, sound installation)
is based on inordinate saturation and gradual deformation of a calibration microphone, leading to the permanent damage of the device during room resonance measurements. The acoustic incident is analysed and spectrally re-arranged in 54 variations for custom loudspeaker diffusion, designed to enhance the detrimental event.
Each of the 54 variations are configured as individual situations for solitary attendance, each situation resulting in indeterminate activations of excessive resonance and deliberate uncontrolled amplification.

Hugo Esquinca (*1990, Mexico City) is an instigator in audio electronics and acoustic interventions. His work focuses on exploring different degrees of exposure to erratic processing techniques, indeterminate occurrences, spectral de-gradation, abrupt irritation, the potential of involuntary modifications, opaque functioning and excessive levels of amplification. His work has been presented in different contexts such as Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam), National Centre for Contemporary Arts NCCA (Moscow), Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art (Warsaw), Ploshchad Mira museum center – Siberia (Krasnoyarsk), Fondazione Antonio Ratti (Como), HALA V Tehnički muzej Nikola Tesla (Zagreb), A4 – Space for Contemporary Culture (Bratislava), Goethe-Institut (Athens), Aalto University (Helsinki), Namba Bears (Osaka), Festspielhaus Hellerau (Dresden), Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Tresor and Berghain (Berlin).
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a house + a street

MUSIC FOR a house + a street
5.–7.11.
FAHRBEREITSCHAFT
Herzbergstraße 40–43, 10365 Berlin
more information will follow

un bosque

MUSIC FOR un bosque
Casa del Lago UNAM | Cultura UNAM
Mexico City

more information will follow


MUSIC FOR … is a project by Ensemble KNM Berlin in cooperation with singuhr — projects and Casa del Lago UNAM | Cultura UNAM in Mexico and in collaboration with Floating University and FAHRBEREITSCHAFT in Berlin. Funded by the Capital Cultural Fund Germany (HKF) in Berlin. The Ensemble KNM Berlin is funded by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe.

HUGO ESQUINCA LESLIE GARCIA Theodor Flindell Hugo Esquinca