Concerts, AV performances, dome projections, exhibition
Future Soundscapes invites you on an audiovisual trip through time: Over four days, artists from the fields of music, media art and sound art will explore the history and present of futuristic sound between pop culture, music and technology.
While the narratives and images of the sci-fi genre are already omnipresent and firmly anchored in the collective memory, Future Soundscapes makes sound tangible as an essential element in the design of future worlds - be it as noise, sound or music.
Betonhalle | 19:00 doors
22:00 Bendik Giske
23:00 Sol Vikar
Kuppelhalle I 18:00–24:00
Ale Hop – Why Is It They Say a City Like Any City? I AV dome projection
transmediale Studio I 18:00–24:00
!K7 Records X-MIX: Continuum I exhibition
Bendik Giske (NO/DE) is an artist and saxophonist whose expressive use of physicality, vulnerability and endurance have already won him much critical acclaim. You can hear all of this in his debut album Surrender, released at the start of 2019 on Smalltown Supersound, which can be described as Giske stripped to the core: no overdubs, looping, or effects. Just his body, breath, the saxophone and a resonant physical space, plus lots of microphones.
Perila is a Berlin-based sound and visual artist, DJ and performer who explores the sensitive boundaries and depths of subtle matter. Her sets are dense narratives that drift through a rich sonic palette, taking the listener on a personal journey. Alongside sound practice and exploration, Perila constructs intimate visual, textual, contextual and performative layers.
logs is a free improvisation band from moscow founded by Darya Zvezdina and Andrey Guryanov in 2019, currently based in Tel Aviv. Logs is a self-evolving multilayered situation grounded in music but also incorporating other forms of expression.
Ale Hop - Why Is It They Say a City Like Any City?
The audiovisual installation by experimental artist Ale Hop was conceived in a context of immobility, and imagines a hallucinatory travel along South American territories, through sound and visual vignettes created in collaboration with thirteen musicians around the world, and an AI tool used to "translate" and "misstranslate" speech into image, creating different temporalities and points of view.
During the lockdown months, with the idea of challenging the digital resources that appear to dilute distances, Ale started a process of remote collaboration by sending messages to other musicians. She journaled her impressions of places familiar to her, to an intimate fictional character while reflecting on matters of time, sound, cosmovision and colonial memory, asking the artists to respond with sound collaborations. The idea behind this experiment was that her messages and the places they describe could be a catalyzer for a composition, allowing new soundscapes to emerge. Field recordings, mouth drumming, drone cellos, electronic loops, arrhythmic rhythms and voices came as responses to this experiment.
Collaborating artists: Ana Quiroga, Concepcion Huerta, Daniela Huerta, Elsa M’bala, Felicity Magan, Fil Uno, Ignacio Briceño, KMRU, Manongo Mujica, Moises Horta, Nicole L’huillier, Raul Jardín, Sukitoa Onamau, Tomas Tello.
In November 1989, the eyes of the world were on Berlin. The wall separating East and West had fallen, paving the way for German reunification the following year; spawning one of the most vibrant club scenes on the planet. At that time, !K7 Records wanted to create visuals to go with the techno soundtrack that the German capital was dancing to. Combining the most innovative artists and DJs with the cutting edge of computer animation, the X-MIX concept saw the visualisation of techno begin to sweep into 3D, and was one of the few outlets for the emerging digital art scene. The first edition was compiled by a young Paul Van Dyk in 1993. From then on, the X-MIX videos began appearing everywhere - from primetime MTV slots to illegal warehouse raves. By placing a DJ at the centre of each mix, X-MIX inadvertently became the first mix CD series over ten instalments. With musical contributions from Dave Angel, Dave Clarke, Hardfloor, DJ Hell, John Acquaviva, Ken Ishii, Kevin Saunderson, Mr C, Laurent Garnier, Richie Hawtin and Paul Van Dyk, the series is an integral part of techno’s history.
As part of the exhibition at transmediale studio, all 10 editions from the landmark audiovisual X-MIX series will be played non-stop and in chronological order. On 24.9, the series will be experienced as a live installation in the Kuppelhalle. The mixes will also be available to stream individually throughout the festival.
Friday, September 23
Start: 6 pm