Hanno Leichtmann + Rachel Lyn

silent green presents

A quietly influential figure among electronic and experimental circles since the late 90s, Berlin based sound artist Hanno Leichtmann has been developing a sprawling and idiosyncratic vision both as a creator and curator. With a keen sense for charting new territories, Leichtmann's work spawns a multitude of languages that go from delicate ambient excursions to techno explorations or abstract sceneries on numerous sound installations, releases on such esteemed labels like Entr’acte, Karl Records, Arbitrary or The Tapeworm and collaborations with artists like Valerio Tricoli or Jan Jelinek. A reflection of his keen sense of discovery. Centered around the Villa Aurora Organ, an intriguing and mostly unknown instrument built in 1928/29 by the Artcraft Organ Company in Santa Monica, California, Outerlands (LP/digital out 29th March on Discrepant Record) presents a deeply personal approach to the instrument's particular properties.

Consisting of a pipe organ, a wall mounted marimba and a two octave tubular bells/chimes ensemble, remotely controllable by MIDI, the Villa Aurora Organ's rich palette of sounds is translated into 12 short tracks capable of conveying the mesmerising spirits of minimalism, exotica and devotional music.

Rachel Lyn creates profound journeys into the world of imagination through abstract sound textures. Working with her modular synthesizer, she boldly explores sonic grey areas. In doing so, she breaks free from the constraints of traditional genres and is characterized by a playful and imaginative spirit.


Thursday, April 11
Doors: 7pm / Start: 8 pm