Am 17. Oktober bringt das Label Metzger Therapie wieder eine illustre Bandbreite an Klangkünstlern nach Berlin, diesmal in das im ehemaligen Weddinger Kreatorium gelegenen Silent Green-Kulturquartier. Hauptact ist Christian Fennesz, der an dem Abend sein neues Album präsentieren wird. Sarah Lipstate wird mit ihrem Gitarren-Soloprojekt Noveller ihr Album “A Pink Sunset for No One” präsentieren. Eröffnet wird der Event von Francesco Vara, der unter dem Namen Altaj rituelle Ambient- und Drone-Musik spielt, gefolgt von dem Berliner Multi-Media-Projekt The Nent.
Christian Fennesz is an Austrian guitarist and composer active in electronic music, His work utilizes guitar and notebook computers to make multilayered compositions that blend melody and treated samples with techno-influenced production. Fennesz first received widespread recognition for his 2001 album Endless Summer, released on Mego Records. He has released a number of subsequent albums to critical praise, including 2004′s Venice, and has collaborated with a number of artists, including Ryuichi Sakamoto, Jim O’Rourke, Ulver, David Sylvian, and King Midas Sound.
Noveller is the solo electric guitar project of Brooklyn-based composer and filmmaker Sarah Lipstate. Handling the guitar as her muse, Lipstate summons a sonic palette so rich as to challenge the listener to conceive of how it’s housed in a single instrument manipulated by a solitary performer. Noveller has toured with Iggy Pop, St. Vincent, Radiolab, Xiu Xiu, the Jesus Lizard, U.S. Girls, & Aidan Baker. Lipstate has also participated in Rhys Chatham’s Guitar Army, Ben Frost’s “Music for 6 Guitars” Ensemble, and Glenn Branca’s 100 guitar ensemble.
The Nent is an Audio/Video project of Berlin based music composer and visual artist Vince Gagliardi. The sounscapes he builds are rised up from the fragile structure of inner emotions, to ultimately collapse into the enormous nothingness of the unknown. The new series of live “N_#” is the collision of different compositions, in which vast spaces and choking feelings are evoked by beating drums, tuned on a dark palette of sad memories and hollow sounds.
Altaj is Francesco Vara’s ambient/drone project, also guitarist in post-rock duo Tristan da Cunha. Altaj uses field recordings, guitars, drums, voice and effects to follow a sound research for unidentified, thick but liquid landscapes. The inspiration comes from Siberian shamanism, ecstatic voyages and divinities of the Asian highlands.
About the location:
The silent green Kulturquartier is an event venue and an independent project, which has found a unique home in the historic premises of the Wedding Crematorium in Berlin. Privately owned, silent green sees itself as a protected space for thinking, research and experimentation. Transformation is one of the key words guiding this endeavour: the intention is to move the boundaries of individual disciplines so that they can be interlinked in new, hybrid forms.
(Ex Krematorium Wedding)