Heroines of Sound Festival –
December 8 – 10, 2016 @ HAU2, Berlin


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Prior to the festival, the Heroines Editions will present electronic sounds and film screenings in a more intimate setting at Ausland (November 6th) and AcudMachtNeu (November 17th).

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Curated by Bettina Wackernagel, Mo Loschelder and Sabine Sanio, the Heroines of Sound Festival, now in its third year, presents past and present heroines of electronic sound.

In concerts, performances, videos and discussion events, early female electronic music is presented together with female artists who are transforming and performatively interpreting electronic sound today at the highest levels of pop and electronic music. By opening up new perspectives, the Heroines of Sound make the quality and variety of female artists in the area of electronic music both audible and visible.

In 2016 the Heroines of Sound are dedicated to two main focal points. To this day, the music of Beatriz Ferreyra and Christine Groult, two composers associated with the Groupe de Recherches Musicales (GRM), still qualifies as an insider’s tip. Cathy Berberian (1925–1983) was the most significant pioneer of new vocal practice in the 20th century. Ute Wassermann’s interpretation of Berberian’s famous Stripsody and Anna Clementi’s reinterpretations of two compositions that John Cage and Luciano Berio wrote especially for Berberian will be supplemented by performances by artists including Natalie Beridze and Sofia Härdig, who combine voices and electronics.

The festival will open with the performance video installation “SHIROSHI” by the Berlin artist Miako Klein. The concerts range from vocal chamber music with electronics and live electronic performances with Audrey Chen, Annette Krebs and the theremin virtuoso Dorit Crysler to multi-channel computer music and conceptual electronic sound by Lucrecia Dalt and an experimental DJ set. In a portrait concert, the Ensemble KNM will present current works by the two French composers Clara Maïda and Loïse Bulot. The programme will be rounded off by two discussion events on the key aspects of the festival.


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