Future Soundscapes Festival - Day 4

Sote, Nguyen and Transitory mit Katharina Hauke, Telesoniv 9000 u.a.

So, 13.10.2019
Kuppelhalle, Betonhalle
15:00 - 22:00

What does the future sound like? Future Soundscapes invites you on an audiovisual trip through time: Over the four days of the festival, artists from the realms of music, media art and sound art explore the past and present of science fiction sound in pop culture, music and cinema.



Electrical Walk by and with Christina Kubisch through Berlin-Wedding

silent green Kuppelhalle (free during the day)
Panels: tba.

silent green Betonhalle (Tickets: https://bit.ly/31FME06)
AV-Performance: Nguyễn + Transitory w/ visuals by Katharina Hauke

silent green Kuppelhalle (Tickets: https://bit.ly/31FME06)
Expanded Cinema Performance by Telesonic 9000 (Dominick Gray)
Live-Performance: Sote - Parallel Persia


silent green Kuppelhalle
Tickets: https://bit.ly/31FME06

Telesonic 9000 (Dominick Gray)

A film concert that looks old, sounds new, and feels futuristic, Telesonic 9000 blends original music with video projection compiled from hundreds of archival films. This expanded cinema project uses a highly synchronized combination of sound and image to explore the ideas of progress and the human condition - a "multimedia experience that ties the past to the future, and subtly taps into various parts of the mind all at once."



Ata Ebtekar aka Sote is an electronic music composer and sound artist based in Tehran, Iran.
He composes music with a deeply-held conviction that rules and formulas should be deconstructed and rethought. A pivotal figure of the electronic music scene in the Middle East, he alters musical modal codes from their original tonality and rhythmic tradition to achieve vivid synthetic soundscapes.

The latest project in this ongoing quest is Parallel Persia. Originally commissionedby Donaufestival, the recently released album with the same name deals with the illusion and creation of an artificial hyperreal culture manipulated and controlled by an imperious agency somewhere within all galaxies. Like all realities, greed and arrogance channels destruction of life. However, the path to havoc includes resistance via beauty, grace and symmetry. Snapshots of an apocryphal Iran are presented via sonic and optic schematics for a synthetic "Persian" experience.


silent green Betonhalle
Tickets: https://bit.ly/31FME06

Nguyễn + Transitory w/ visuals by Katharina Hauke

Hi Hi Future, Bye Bye
Attempts at Unbecoming in a Post-Futurist Landscape

Disenchanted by imaginations of the future in our contemporaneity, we ask ourselves if the idea of future can still be reimagined today - not as a singular narrative, rather a plural spectrum of futures which has always been imagined from the invisibilized peripheries obscured by the dominant narratives that dictate the dichotomy of history and the possible futures allowed by it.
This journey takes the form of an immersive audio visual performance in 3 acts. Nguyễn + Transitory will create a live sound composition using modular synthesizers, a theremin and voices as well as source sounds from the visual material, this will be accompanied by Katharina Hauke’s abstract visuals that work as a canvas for a possible future for us to imagine.

Nguyễn + Transitory is composed of Nguyễn Baly and Tara Transitory. Their work crosses disciplines of sound, performance, and installation. Together, the two attempt to approach sound, synthesis, noise, rhythm, and performance from a postcolonial lens. Their practice also involves efforts to empirically learn more about various Southeast Asian + diaspora queer existences and histories.

Katharina Hauke is a Berlin-based audio and visual artist. She has worked as a cinematographer for artistic, narrative and documentary films and both as a visual and a sound artist in installation, theatre and opera. Katharina Hauke studied philosophy, design and media arts.


presented by der Freitag, ByteFM, Digital in Berlin, Weddingweiser