Uncommon Grounds: Yan Jun & Takako Suzuki (performance) & Christian Kesten (conversation)
11.06.2022 / 19:00 – 23:00
With Yan Yun
Doors 7 pm / start 8 pm
Impro performance by Yan Jun and Takako Suzuki. After the performance, Christian Kesten will engage in a conversation with Yan Jun about his practice.
The musician and poet, Yan Jun (fellow 2016-17), is using feedback, field recording, voice, body movement, environment, interval, and background for his works on improvised music and experimental music. Sometimes he goes to the audience’s home to play with a plastic bag. “i wish i was a piece of field recording”.
Yan Jun is based in Beijing. While back in Europe for the first time since the start of the pandemic, he is reconnecting not only with his DAAD networks, but also with his collaborator, Takako Suzuki.
Takako Suzuki started her dance training with Anzu Furukawa in Tokyo and at the HBK Braunschweig. Since 1992 she has worked with Sasha Waltz in Berlin. In her own works, Takako Suzuki chooses multidisciplinary approaches and works with various musicians such as Johnny Chang (viola), Dietmar Diesner (saxophone), Axel Dörner (trumpet), Joel Grip (bass), Seijiro Murayama (percussion), Makiko Nishikaze (piano), Pär Thörn (electroacoustic/author). In 2010 she created her second production Collavocation at the European Center for the Arts Hellerau, through Tanzplan Dresden. Takako Suzuki directed and choreographed More than one species with georgian traditional dancers and musicians, a collaboration with Matthias Müller (trombone) at Khidi Tbilisi Georgia and Theater im Delphi Berlin. As actress she attended the theatre project Kluge Gefühle (2018) by Niels Bormann (director) and Maryam Zaree (author) at HAU Berlin.
2018, Yan Jun and Takao Suzuki were commissioned for their collaboration, Meta Music no. 2, at the Berlin Festival Labor Sonor – Choreographing Sound :
Event starts at 8 pm. Before and after the concert, works by Shadi Habib Allah, Pallavi Paul (Nayi Kheti/New Harvest, 2013), Alicja Rogalska (Dark Fibres, 2021) are on view at the daadgalerie. Therefore, the doors already open at 7 pm.
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Picture credit: Gao Xiaotao