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mikromusik Festival
Installation with live performances
Johnny Chang – violin
Erik Drescher - glissando flute
Michelle O’ Rourke - voice
Rishin Singh - trombone

once below (2015) is a double quadraphonic sound installation with intermittent soloists, which focuses on time, place and our ever-changing contexts of hearing. The entire work is based on recordings made in a bunker underneath Gesundbrunnen Station, Berlin. Most of the sounds recorded are not audible to our naked ears. They are hidden and yet feel very real and present. These sounds themselves adhere to their own rhythm and time, in which we play little part. This work brings many aspects of Power’s work together in a very special and unique venue; Kapelle der Versöhnung (Chapel of Reconciliation). Here, the two sound installations are naturally separated through the chapel dome offering audiences the opportunity to experience a creative manipulation of hidden and audible from this special world below. 4 soloists will ‘drop-by’ to perform a short composed piece in the outer space at numerous times throughout each day, which offers yet another context, another time, another space that changes how we hear everything.
Each performance will be unique, as each performer brings his/her own context, approach and balance between composed and improvised materials to the same composed piece. This is a short piece which is set against a much longer installation. therefore at least one element will be altered at each performance and leaves a sonic trace long after the performance itself has faded.

mit freundlicher Unterstützung durch Berliner Unterwelten e.V. and the Irish Embassy

Opening times: 27.-29.8. 14-19:00, 30.8. 12-17:00
26.8.: 7:00/7:30
27.8.: 2:20/3:00/4:40/5:20/6:10
28.8.: 2:30/3:00/4:40/5:20/6:10
29.8.: 3:00/3:30/5:10/5:40
30.8.: 12:30/1:20/3:40/4:10

Free entry

The radio version of "Once Below" will be broadcast at Deutschlandradio Kultur on Sept. 4, 2015 at 00:05 am
Production: Berliner Künstlerprogramm des DAAD / Deutschlandradio Kultur 2015

Foto1: Karen Power
Foto 2: Kai Bienert


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