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Sound installation at Kontakte Festival
The sound installation »Kayapó« is based on recordings made in Brazil in 2018 as well as on the radio composition »Kayapó« composed in 2018-19. Kayapó is the name of an indigenous tribe living in the Amazon rainforest in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul. In this part of the Amazon, the murder rate is 20 times higher than in the capital city of Saõ Paulo. The sound material of the work documents nature, protest, cultural appropriation and open violence against indigenous populations. The installation »Kayapó« is conceived to create a »real« sound space within the Akademie’s garden: an auditory environment in which the public is free to move around, discovering the work in space as well as in time.
The radio composition »Kayapó« was commissioned by Deutschlandfunk Kultur Berlin for the programme »Klangkunst« and the Westdeutschen Rundfunk (WDR 3) Cologne for the programme »Open Sounds«. Thanks go to Tiago de Oliveira Pinto for inspiring the project; to Majoí Gongora, Janete El Haouli and Patricia Boniha for their help in Brazil; to Gabriel Soares for his translations in Brasilia; to Sardes Fernandes Ramos for organising the trip to the rainforest and to Gabriel Gomes, who was a trusted guide in the rainforest. The composition is dedicated to the Kayapó and Guarani people in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul in the Amazon rainforest and to the Kayapó leader Raoni.

Multichannel sound installation for ca. 60 mp3 players, based on recordings of the Kayapó, a Brazilian indigenous tribe.

Assistants: Tim Helbig, Martin Recker, Paul Hauptmeier

Commissioned by the KONTAKTE ʼ19 Festival in collaboration with the DAAD Berlin Artists-in-Residence Programme. With friendly assistance of the Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung. In collaboration with Deutschlandfunk Kultur.

Opening Hours:

26.9. 18:00-23:00
27.9. 16:00–23:00
28.9. 14:00–23:00
29.9. 10:00–23:00

free Admission, more Information About Kontakte Festival here


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