Tara Clerkin Trio x Ellen Arkbro + Microtub

silent green presents

9 pm
Tara Clerkin Trio

Using looped and layered clarinet, vocals, samples, keys & percussion, Tara Clerkin Trio spin you into spacy beguile.

10 pm
Ellen Arkbro + Microtub

Ellen Arkbro is a sound artist and composer from Stockholm, currently living and working in Berlin. In Ellen's music, harmonic sound interacts with the acoustic architecture of the space, and changes in different ways when the listener is moving through the sound. Her chordal textures spread out like invisible sculptures — diamond formations for the listening mind.

For the concert at silent green, Arkbro will perform together with the microtonal tuba trio Microtub and present her work Clouds for three tubas, and her slow songs Speak all voices and It's been a long time since I heard you sing. Clouds for three tubas was written in close collaboration with the trio earlier this year. It was commissioned by and premiered at Intonal festival. In Ellen's own words: “This piece, just like most of my work, focuses on slowly unfolding patterns of chords, intervals, and timbral textures. One thing that interests me about working with harmony in just intonation is that many sounds can lock into each other in interaction, sonically fuse, and give rise to harmonic blends, textures, and shapes that are not possible to produce without attending very carefully to intonation and harmonic stability. When this happens, the sound can almost become like sculptures in the space." 

Ellen Arkbro - vocals, trumpet
Robin Hayward - tuba
Martin Taxt - tuba
Peder Simonsen- tuba

Sunday, December 11
Doors: 8 pm / Start: 9 pm

A project by silent green Kulturproduktionen

Presented by silent green

Funded by NEUSTART KULTUR, Initiative Musik und der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien (BKM)