news and upcoming events

PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL BERLIN 2018

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Performance of the work-in-progress Metamorphosaic (by metacorpus: Katharina Bévand & Azzie McCutcheon) at Schiller Bibliothek in Berlin-Wedding (Leopoldplatz)

8th of June, 5 pm, duration:  ~30 min

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PATH OF AWARENESS (Pfad für aufmerksames Hören) – by the artist katrinem

 

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On Friday 1st June ´18,  I will perform the Path of Awareness for the artist katrinem as part of the Long Night of Ideas and Humboldt Forum in Berlin. Starting point for this guided sound walk is the Humboldt Box every hour from 6 to 10 pm. If you can´t join today, we will perform again between now and September 2018, registration via: events.humboldtforum.com.

Teaser of the path: https://vimeo.com/263879391 , see her website: http://www.katrinem.de

 


THE CITY OF 1001 CHURCHES: 

Research travel in may 2018 to the historic site of ANI in eastern Turkey (Kars region) in collaboration with Peter Cusack.

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SPACE 21 FESTIVAL FOR SOUND ART – April 2018 

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Participation in the Festival with an installation piece and a sound performance held in Suleymaniyah & Erbil, Kurdistan, Iraq.

Participating artists: Cedrik Fermont, Klaas Hübner, Katharina Bévand, Jan Vormann, Gernas Haj Sheikhmous, Rebeen Hamarafiq, Tuukka Haapakorpi, Ali Assaf, Ali Ahmad, Clare Charnley, Hardi Kurda.

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Berlin Sonic Places – A Brief Guide by Peter Cusack on 20. March 2018 / 7 pm

bookpresentation & performances at ECHO BÜCHER, Berlin

https://www.echobuecher.com/past-events/berlin-sonic-places/

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Peter Cusack will discuss about his recent book and the Berlin soundscape with Sam Auinger and Carsten Stabenow, followed by two performances: Katharina Bévand – Iranian Tanbur & Peter Cusack – Field Recordings/Visuals.

Berlin Sonic Places – A Brief Guide by Peter Cusack
Edited by DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program 2017, published by Wolke Verlag. Audio & photos available on the favouritesounds.org website.

http://sonic-places.dock-berlin.de/

https://wolke-verlag.de/cusack.html

 


 

Khorasan, Country of the rising Sun at the Pergamon Museum for Islamic Art, Berlin

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On December 7th 2017 I was honoured to perform at the Event “Khorasan, Country of the rising Sun”  in front of the Mshatta Facade in the Museum of Islamic Art at the Pergamonmuseum in Berlin. This was an event held in honour to the culture of Khorasan consisting of lectures, music and poetry related to this cultural area in Central Asia, which spans over Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan.

http://web.irankultur.com/?p=6908

https://www.smb.museum/museen-und-einrichtungen/pergamonmuseum/


 

KLANGTOUR 2017 at VIERTE WELT BERLIN

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22.08 – Sunday. 27.08 | free admission  / Performances & Soundinstallations at and around Vierte Welt. 

Katharina Bévand (DE) | burgund t brandt (DE) | Chelsea Leventhal (USA) | Gregor Pfeffer (DE) | Felipe Vaz (BRA)

Five international artists will show different pieces and/or performances during 6 days in the center of Berlin Kreuzberg. I have the public soundinstallation Polyphonic Birds installed at Kottbuser Tor on Tuesday.

http://www.viertewelt.de/archiv/kleine_formate/2017/klangtour_2017.html 

 


 

I received a HONORARY MENTION at the sonotopia – bonn hoeren contest

The Beethoven Foundation for Art and Culture of the federal city of Bonn, Germany awarded young sound artists for their 3rd edition of the contest. On march 8th 2017 the official awards presentation for the sonotopia student competition took place in bonn’s Kunstmuseum. A total of 62 works from students from the following institutions were experienced on site and evaluated by a jury over the course of 2016: royal academy of art the hague (den haag), hbksaar (saarbrücken), hbk braunschweig, sound studies (udk berlin), bauhaus-universität / hfm weimar.

http://www.bonnhoeren.de/_2017/sonotopia/wettbewerbsergebnisse/  

 


Invitation to the opening of the soundinstallation Resonor:

Großer Wasserspeicher, Berlin Prenzlauer Berg

Opening:             3. february 2017 / at 6 pm

Exhibition:        4. to 5. february 2017 / 12 am to 8 pm

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The former big water reservoir situated in the district of Prenzlauer Berg in Berlin will open it´s doors for the soundinstallation and collaborative performance Resonor. This installation is an experiment of resonances between: the human voice & architecture….

Resonor is part of my Master Thesis project “Resonanz. Körper in Schwingung” (Resonance. Oscilating bodies) for the master in Sound Studies program at UDK Berlin. Thanks for the kind support of Förderband Kulturinitiative e.V., the Sound Studies department and all other involved persons.

 

 


 

It was nice to share a moment of improvisation with David Behrman during his lecture/performance at the Sound Studies Studio(UdK) in Berlin. Find an excerpt here: