• 21.04.Sat
  • 22.04.Sun

L'Ailleurs de l'autre

Lullabies, ritual formulas, debates, vocal exercises, the calls of a shepherd - vocal expressions of different origin overlap and intertwine in La Cage's and Les Cris de Paris' musical-theatre piece directed by Aliénor Dauchez. A dialogue of various oral traditions from different regions of the earth emerges between five female vocalists - aside from sheet music, they play it by ear. Their bodies transform in search of a certain sound, a certain breath of air. Their costumes extend this transformation - the music adopts a visual form through ever-changing garments. "L'Ailleurs de l'autre" is set in the near future. The performers deconstruct clichés of what once was considered "female", ridding themselves of rules and stereotypes. Commissioned works by the composer Hanna Eimermacher frame the performance.

  • 23.04.Mon

UM:LAUT - amiina plays "Fantômas"

Silent Film Concert

With amiina one of the most original and adventurous bands from Iceland dedicate themselves to the legendary film classic "Fantômas". Since the publication of the first novel more than one century ago, the sinister villain Fantômas with his innumerable faces and disguises has stimulated the imagination of a constantly large audience and appeared in diverse films, comics, and theatre plays. The first film version by Louis Feuillade with René Navarre in the title role was one of the biggest successes in the cinema of its time. Until today it has not lost any of its gloomy fascination, thereby perfectly fitting the timeless beauty of amiina's music: Between playful pop experiments and fragile chamber folk, the Icelandic band, also known for its longtime collaboration with Sigur Rós, creates a unique sphere of sound. amiina's soundtrack for "Juve contre Fantômas", the second episode of Feuillade's legendary serial, had its premiere in the renowned Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris - within a programme curated by Yann Tiersen on the occassion of the 100th anniversary of the first film version. In the meantime the film score was also released as an album (Morr Music / Mengi). In April, UM:LAUT welcomes amiina for one of their rare film concerts: With their extraordinary instrumentarium and multilayered sound, the Icelanders weave a captivating film music spectacle - melancholic and ethereal, yet full of suspense, pounding rhythms and haunting melodies. amiina is a band based in Iceland whose origins go back to the late 1990s, when four young women studying at the Reykjavík College of Music formed a string quartet. The group started out playing classical music but increasingly moved on to play all sorts of music with various bands in Reykjavík. In 1999, the quartet joined the iconic Icelandic band Sigur Rós on stage. The collaboration continued for over a decade, with amiina contributing strings to Sigur Rós' music on tour and in the recording studio on various albums. In 2004, the band released its first own EP called "AnimaminA". The following debut album, "Kurr" (2007), was performed on a disparate jumble of instruments - from musical saws, to kalimbas, music boxes, and seemingly anything that could be plucked, bowed or beaten on - resulting in a work that ebbed and flowed "in a strange, powerful place between sophistication and innocence", according to The Guardian. Later the band was joined by drummer Magnús Trygvason Eliassen and electronic musician Kippi Kaninus, adding more percussive and rhythmic textures to the band's sound. After another acclaimed full-length album in 2010, two more EPs and several singles on different labels, the band released their latest album "Fantômas" in November 2016. At present the band counts five people - Hildur Ársælsdóttir, María Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir, Sólrún Sumarliðadóttir, Magnús Trygvason Eliassen and Guðmundur Vignir Karlsson (aka Kippi Kaninus). Alongside the work with amiina, the band members keep busy collaborating, recording and touring with other artists of various musical genres such as Sigur Rós, Yann Tiersen, Spiritualized, Efterklang, Damien Rice, and Ben Frost, as well as with visual artists, theatre and dance, both in Iceland and elsewhere in the world. Fantômas is a French silent crime film serial directed by Louis Feuillade, based on the novels of the same name. The five episodes, released throughout 1913-14, revolved around Fantômas, a sadistic and ruthless serial killer, the lord of terror and genius of evil who initially came to live in the crime fictions of French writers Marcel Allain and Pierre Souvestre in 1911. "Fantômas" was enormously popular upon its release in France, and made René Navarre, who played Fantômas, an overnight celebrity. In a rave review from a 1914 issue of the French journal Chronique cinématographique, critic Maurice Raynal wrote that "there is nothing in this involved, compact and concentrated film but explosive genius." The character of Fantômas is an early example of the interplay between avantgarde intellectual and emerging mass culture, he was to appear in various films, television and comic book adaptations throughout the century but also highly regarded by the French avantgarde of the 1920s, especially the surrealists, e.g. René Magritte and Guillaume Apollinaire, the latter stating that "from the imaginative standpoint Fantômas is one of the richest works that exist". UM:LAUT is a live platform for artists and labels availing themselves of various musical traditions, realising ambitious and unique projects regardless of genre boundaries. The focus of the series, which is curated by Ben Czernek and Hannes Frey, lies on the experimental range between classical and electronic instrumentation, composition and improvisation, club and concert hall. Considering itself an open stage for cooperations between artists of different disciplines, UM:LAUT aims to present music in dialogue with other art forms - music giving impulses to film, video, photography, installation, dance and performance.

  • 24.04.Tue

"Die Freien Künste - was zu tun ist!"

  • 25.04.Wed

Gegen den Strom

What new forms of participation can there be in Berlin, a city which believes itself to be a collaborative project made up of its own citizens? Discussing current cultural projects, several participants of the panel "Zukunft Kultur" will demonstrate that art and culture are a driving force behind the city's development. During workshops and a panel discussion they will exercise "wild thinking" - a thought process beyond political conventions.

  • 28.04.Sat

f(t) festival: Zeitfunktion

What’s the sound of time? Stefan Goldmann (electronics), Dominik Kleinknecht (sound direction) and members of Ensemble Modern will trace architecture's temporal dimension in the form of an acoustic collaboration. Synthesis and acoustic instruments will meet at the hall of Radialsystem, just to make room for Elektro Guzzi moments later. The Austrian trio will spice up their live techno performance with the help of Margret Köll and her baroque harp, merging musical approaches from different centuries. Experimental techno artists like SØS Gunver Ryberg and Marco Shuttle will strip their material of its metric frame and thus expand it for different models at f(t) festival. Aura Satz's video installation at Studio B will focus on the tonal-temporal aspects of film footage. The script for Erik Satie's monumental opus "Vexations" comes with the instruction to repeat its small number of bars "840 times". Delegating this task to a mechanism practically suggests itself. The work will be played on the pianola, while techno pianist Kelvin Sholar will appear in person to perform Cory Arcangel's "24 Dances for the Electric Piano" at Studio C. What's the sound of time and what's the time of sound? This two-day festival run by Stefan Goldmann is all about alternative configurations of metre and rhythm: complex time signatures, techno live sets, new practices for historical instruments. From miniatures to full-length works, from electronic improvisation to hand-crafted machine timing - concise concepts of time will be connected. Notable artists from the fields of electronic music, new music and media art will come together at Radialsystem to make fascinating models of time come alive in concerts and video installations.


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