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Berliner Festspiele & Berlin Atonal Present: The Long Now MaerzMusik
28–29. March, Kraftwerk Berlin

Concerts, sound installations, film projections, live acts

PHILL NIBLOCK presents “The Music and Movement of People Working” (1973–2014)

Film projections, concert performance and installation by and with Phill Niblock and others.

MORTON FELDMAN

“String Quartet No. 2” (1983)

played by the Minguet Quartett, 5h.

THOMAS KÖNER

presents “Tiento De Las Nieves” (2015, World Premiere)

Live electronics and keyboard.

In this world premiere performance, Thomas Köner (Porter Ricks, Kontakt der Jünglinge) brings his signature dark ambient style to bear on a new project: Tiento de Las Nieves. For the first time in his musical experiments, Köner confronts directly the challenges of the piano. To escape and handle the rigidity of the traditional instrument, Köner uses his distinctive ansatz to understand music rather as something filling the space of the temporal dimension than as a succession of multi-layered sounds. For him the musical score of any of his pieces is a priori meaningless, and receives meaning only by placing the notes and sounds at particular points in time in a way which is forced upon them by their inner logic.

ERIC HOLM presents “Barotrauma” (2015, World Premiere)

KASSEM MOSSE + MIX MUP present “Chilling the Do” (2015)

Live electronics, improvisational collage.

Chilling the Do is described by the artists as ‘a work in progress work in progress by working minds for progressive kinds’. It comprises a long-form, soporific excursion into the eerie corners of the relaxed mind, making explicit reference to the so-called ‘chill-out rooms’ that were more commonly seen in clubs in the 1990s.

ACTRESS [Live]

The Wolverhampton-born Darren J. Cunningham better known to public as Actress has been releasing music since 2004. His extra-dimensional soundscapes are invariably hailed by critics who struggle to locate his most obvious influences in the twisted, unrecognizable and only paradoxically cohesive music for which he is known. His sound favours supernatural moods, afro-futuristic rhythms and textures divided into themselves.

MIKA VAINIO [Live]

FM EINHEIT [Live]

performs “Die Narbe Berlin”

As

LEIF INGE

“9 Beet Stretch”

24 Hour Electro-acoustic Concert

The Norwegian conceptual artist Leif Inge has stretched Beethoven’s Ninth without pitch distortion to create an electro-acoustic concert lasting 24 hours. This makes for a fascinating experience of time perception. The piece has been performed from New York to Shanghai, often leading to the formation of communities of people who lasted the whole 24 hours (with the occasional nap). The New York Times: ‘What you hear in normal time as a happy Viennese melody lasting 5 or 10 seconds becomes minutes of slowly cascading overtones; a drumroll becomes a nightmarish avalanche. Yet the symphony remains somehow recognizable in spirit if not in form, its frozen strings fraught with tense, frowning Beethoven-ness.’

BURKHART VON HARDER

“Die Narbe” (2009 – 2014)An Experimental Single Shot Documentary Film Project, 967 min.

PIERLUIGI BILLONE

“Sgorgo Y” (2012) “Sgorgo N” (2013)

Yaron Deutsch, electric guitar

“The Long Now” is a place for the enduring present, a space in which time itself can unfold, where the sense of time can take uncharted paths and get lost. A time bubble, separated, for an unending moment, from the clocked pace of the metropolis. A chronosphere to make space for each and everyone’s proper time

With a duration of more than 24 hours, “The Long Now” constitutes the monumental closing event of MaerzMusik − Festival for Time Issues 2015. The project consists of concerts, performances, sounds installations, film and electronic live-acts by, amongst others, Morton Feldman, Phill Niblock, Thomas Köner, Leif Inge, Actress, Mika Vainio, Pierluigi Billone – a composition in space and time, sheltered by one of Berlin’s most impressive spaces: Kraftwerk

Berlin.

The visitors are invited to enter this time bubble, to stay overnight, sleeping or otherwise, and surrender to this artistic

borderline experience.

Single Entry Ticket 28.03. € 20 Single Entry Ticket 29.03. € 20

Re-Entry-Ticket 28. & 29.03. € 30

With the support of Kraftwerk Mitte Berlin

28.03. | 23:30 – 30.03. | 12:30 | control center
LEIF INGE
9 Beet Stretch
24 Hour Electro-acoustic Concert (2002)

28.03. | 24:00 – 29.03. | 09:00 | Level 8
PHILL NIBLOCK
Music and The Movement of People Working
film projections, concert performance and installation of Phill Niblock and others (1973-2014)
Duration: 7 hours

29.03. | 4:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Level 4
BURKHARD VON HARDER
scar Germany (2009-2014)
Experimental Single Shot Documentary Film Project
Duration 16 hours

29.03. | 9 a.m.-13:00 | Level 8
MIX MUP KASSEM MOSSE &
Chilling the Do
Live Sound Performance

29.03. | 13:00 to 14:30 | Level 8
MORTON FELDMAN
Triadic Memories
for piano (1981) Jean-Luc Fafchamps , Piano

29.03. | 14:30 to 15:30 | Level 8
PIERLUIGI BILLONE
Sgorgo Y (2012) Sgorgo N (2013) for electric guitar Yaron German , Guitar

29.03. | 15:30 to 18:30 | Level 8
THOMAS KÖNER
Tiento de las Nieves (2014) UA Ivana Neimarevic , PianoThomas Köner , live electronics

29.03. | 18:30 to 20:00 | Level 8
BURKHARD VON HARDER
scar Berlin (2009)
Live Sound Performance of FM Einheit

29.03. | 20:00 to 9:30 p.m. | Level 8
ERIC HOLM
barotrauma (2015)
Live Audio-Visual Performance

29.03. | 21:30 to 22:30 | Level 8
MIKA VAINIO
Live Electronic Music Performance

29.03. | 22:30 – 30.03. 12:30 | Level 8
ACTRESS
Live Electronic Music Performance

29.03. | 24:00 | OHM
Afterparty BABA ELECTRONICA

“The Long Now” is a place for the enduring present, a space in which time itself can unfold, where the sense of time can take uncharted paths and get lost. A time bubble, separated, for an unending moment, from the clocked pace of the metropolis. A chronosphere to make space for each and everyone’s proper time

With a duration of more than 24 hours, “The Long Now” constitutes the monumental closing event of MaerzMusik − Festival for Time Issues 2015. The project consists of concerts, performances, sounds installations, film and electronic live-acts by, amongst others, Morton Feldman, Phill Niblock, Thomas Köner, Leif Inge, Actress, Mika Vainio, Pierluigi Billone – a composition in space and time, sheltered by one of Berlin’s most impressive spaces: Kraftwerk Berlin.

The visitors are invited to enter this time bubble, to stay overnight, sleeping or otherwise, and surrender to this artistic borderline experience.

 

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