Pole & Rainer Kohlberger (AV) + Masha Dusapin

silent green presents

Tempus A/V Live Set
Tempus (meaning ‘the tense of a verb group is the form that usually indicates whether one is referring to the past, present or future") looks at the relationship between past, present and future and is, explains Betke, ’... a natural progression to the last album. One that goes further and is even more complex." It's a natural theme for Betke because all of Pole's work has a connection between past, present and future. His catalogue glides across ambient, dub, jazz, glitch and electronica and is clearly unique on each album.
The presence of dub in Betke's idiosyncratic framework of electronic music is a constant, but on Tempus, dub takes on an additional role. The dub effects devices delay the sound and keep it one step behind the present before it disappears again in a misty reverberation. The tempo, sound and echo of the dub effects traverse the essence of past, present and future in the album. It's also one of the most jazz-orientated records of Betke's career, but given his penchant for making things original, it's a deconstructed, mutated and manipulated form of jazz.

Rainer Kohlberger is an Austrian-born independent visual artist and filmmaker living in Berlin. His work is primarily based on algorithmic compositions with a reductionist aesthetic influenced by flatness, drones, and interference. In his works there is always a layer of noise, which fascinates him as a sense of infinity, which is both the definitive and inveterately diffuse abstraction. The highest forms of intensity come into play in his films, installations and live performances.

Masha Dusapin, (aka Maria Panova), is an experimental electronic musician renowned for using field recordings, spoken word, and modular synthesis. Originally from Belarus, she has lived and worked in Berlin for seven years. Masha is a multidisciplinary artist, architect, founder, and curator of the experimental music project Lärmhaus Berlin Community. Her work is characterized by atmospheric textures and complex rhythmic patterns, inspired by natural landscapes and her architectural background. 


Wednesday, September 25
Doors: 7 pm / Start: 8 pm