From: Mareike Lee
Date: May 14, 2010 12:43:39 PM GMT+02:00
Subject: ZWIELICHT FARBFERNSEHER – 16.05.2010
SONNTAGSKONZERTE in FARBFERNSEHER
Skalitzerstrasse 114 Berlin-Kreuzberg
OLD SCHOOL NEW SCHOOL ERNSTE POP<< You’re invited to
ZWIELICHT FARBFERNSEHER 4.
Sonntag 16. Mai 2010
TOMOKO SAUVAGE (Paris)
JEREMY WOODRUFF (Berlin)
with RANJID PRASAD on bass and drones
admission is free or by donation – eintritt frei – concert will begin on time!
Station U1 Kottbusser Tor or Görlitzer Bahnhof
Tomoko Sauvage, a Paris-based Japanese musician, has been working on
water-filled porcelain bowls for her electro-acoustic performances and
compositions. The use of hydrophones (underwater microphones) allows
her to capture the subtle sound of water waves and drops resonating in
porcelain bowls. The serene, contemplative aquatic soundscape is woven
from these fragile materials. Her first solo album, ‘‘Ombrophilia’’
was released on either/OAR (USA) in 2009.
Born in Yokohama, Japan, she grew up with classical then jazz piano
education. While searching for her own sound after influenced by
musicians like Terry Riley and Alice Coltrane, she met jalatarangam, a
rare, disappearing instrument of traditional south Indian music,
porcelain bowls filled with water. Fascinated by its fluid sound
material, she has been developing this instrument in her own way since
then. In her recent performances and compositions, she captures the
subtle sound of water waves and drops resonating in porcelain bowls
with hydrophones (underwater microphones), then uses simple
electronics to weave an aquatic soundscape with this irregular yet
lively sound source. She plays with allusive and inconclusive melodies
and harmonies in a delicate balance between order and disorder,
repetitiveness and transience. In this project, her search for
musicality develops from a simple attitude of listening to nature.
She has made numerous performances internationally in the venues
including Musée du quai Branly (Paris); Festival Elektroni[k] (Rennes,
France); Pannonica (Nantes, France); QO-2 (Brussels, Belgium);
Ausland, staal plaat working space (Berlin); Hoerbar (Hamburg); mex
(Dortmund, Germany); gift_lab (Tokyo), Urbanguild (Kyoto). In 2010,
she will be invited to Störung Festival (Barcelona), High Zero
Festival (Baltimore, USA), Festival de l’oh (Seine et Marne, France),
to Grimmuseum (Berlin) for a solo exhibition.
Jeremy Woodruff began his composition studies in Boston where he grew
up, then studied composition with Michael Finnissy at the Royal
Academy of Music in London, and completed a diploma in
Ethnomusicology, focusing on South Indian music at the Conservatorium
van Amsterdam. Since 2004 he lives in Berlin where he is the director
of the Neue Musikschule Berlin.
Jeremy Woodruff’s electroacoustic compositions (most recently featured
in his March 2010 european tour with artist Brian Harnetty through
Germany, France, Italy and the UK) combine his comprehensive knowledge
of world music -and specifically wind instruments of different
cultures- with precisely shifting microtonal soundfields and
confrontational quotation from eclectic sound sources. An obsession
with simple pulse is a common thread.