Latest Interviews

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    Angela Braun

    Anna Braun is an opera singer taking part in BAM! Festival 2019 with the production ‘The Whale Whale Song‘. As in 2018, BAM! Festival unites a dense programme of outlooks on new paths in music theatre. If BAM! is hardly about opera, yet, it is focusing on theatre forms that still persue opera’s original questions, renewing the search from a contemporary perspective ...

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    Steven Walter

    Steven Walter is a cultural entrepreneur and cellist currently based in Berlin and Esslingen, Germany. Born in 1986, Steven was early to discover his passion for classical music. He started playing the cello at age 8 and soon began performing with various ensembles. After graduating, Steven studied the cello at Barrat Due Institute of Music in Oslo and Musikhochschule Detmold. He has ...

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    SEGMOD

    Segmod is a non-standard sound synthesis that embraces the discrete nature of digital sound. All sounds created with Segmod result from the concatenation of simple periodic waveforms, such as sine, triangle, and square waves. The sixteen contributing composers have employed a vast array of different compositional, aesthetic, and technological strategies, ranging from inaudible sounds, to neural networks, chaotic functions, careful micro-montages, and ...

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    Jemma Woolmore

    Blurring the boundaries between real and virtual, Jemma’s work explores the spatial and emotional possibilities of light and image in performative environments. Hailing from New Zealand where she completed her Fine Arts degree, Jemma has made a unique path, weaving between the electronic music and visual arts scenes. Spanning audio-visual performance, installation and bespoke visual and sculptural design, her work shows a strong ...

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    Nguyễn + Transitory and Katharina Hauke

    Nguyễn + Transitory is composed of Nguyễn Baly and Tara Transitory. Their work crosses disciplines of sound, performance, and installation. Together, the two attempt to approach sound, synthesis, noise, rhythm, and performance from a less colonial lens. Currently, they are in the process of presenting the immersive site-specific installation sound performance ‘Bird Bird, Touch Touch, Sing Sing’, which has been presented in ...

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    Mary Lattimore

    Mary Lattimore is a harpist living in Los Angeles. She experiments with her Lyon and Healy Concert Grand harp and effects. Her solo debut, ‘The Withdrawing Room’, was released in 2013 on Desire Path Recordings. Mary also writes harp parts for songs and recordings, performing and recording with such great artists as Meg Baird, Thurston Moore, Sharon Van Etten, Jarvis Cocker, Kurt Vile, ...

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    Drift Machine

    Modular synth duo Driftmachine started as a workshop where Andreas Gerth and Florian Zimmer, producers of an extensive back-catalogue of records and projects, focused on synth exploration and search for a new approach for groove and bass-driven music. The project steadily evolved and the duo ended up releasing several albums on the acclaimed Mexico-based experimental imprint Umor Rex, and labels like Hallow ...

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    White Hand Gibbon

    White Hand Gibbon is the solo project of Dominik Jureschko. Since 2014 he’s released off-kilter, folky dream-pop, which at first glance seem fragmentary, owing perhaps to the incorporation of field recordings, ambient passages and a certain bedroom-recording aesthetic. On second listening though, ‘Songs About Cars’ exposes itself as a lyrically as well as musically accomplished and intimate softcore-emo album, placing it somewhere ...

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    Interview with Örvar Smárason of múm

    In 1999 múm’s debut album ‘Yesterday Was Dramatic – Today Is OK’ dropped onto planet Earth and became one of the most influential building blocks of what back then was called electronica and today is considered an art form playing a crucial and important role in shaping and defining the rich electronic music culture. Múm’s Örvar Smárason gives us his 11+3 answers. ...

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    LinhHàfornow

    Linh Hà taps into the emotion of wonder, uplift, sorrow and reflection, through improvised looped vocal arrangements, various percussive instruments and a ‘loopstation’ to create layered soundscapes. Incorporating elements from traditional Vietnamese vocal techniques, personal lyrical content and myriad influences – from new wave, post-rock to avant-garde to techno – her music ranges from dense, lush harmonies to sampled sizzling noise to ...

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    Frances-Marie Uitti

    Frances-Marie Uitti is a composer and virtuoso cellist who pioneered the two-bow technique. A relentless collaborator and performer, she has worked with innumerable legendary composers including John Cage, Giacinto Scelsi & Iannis Xenakis since as far back as 1980. She is published by Contemporary Music Review, Cambridge Universtity Press, Granta, and Arcana among others and has given master classes worldwide for composers ...

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    Stefan Fraunberger

    Stefan Fraunberger is an Austrian composer and artist exploring themes of transformation and liminality in sound, focusing on systems of perception. Stefan engages in electro-acoustic dialogue with different instruments and concepts, interacting with conditions and languages beyond nature and culture. By investigating embodied understandings of the uncanny, his work touches on time, matter and transition. FACTS: 1: The only constant is change. ...

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    Biliana Voutchkova

    Bulgarian violinist Biliana Voutchkova lives and works in Berlin as a soloist and with renowned ensembles such as Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop, the Splitter Orchestra, Zeitkratzer, Ensemble Modern, Voutchkova/Thieke duo etc. She is a dynamic and thoroughly engaged performer/composer/improviser with truly personal musical language. Her work spans the widest possible range of music, sound and movement and her interests lead into various multi disciplinary ...

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    Alexander Tucker

    Alexander Tucker employs music as a mode of psychic transportation. His collaged lyrics spin tales of parallel dimensions: dream-like landscapes near the end of perception, with scenes of cursed high-rises, giant speakers transmitting across the city, and unknown horrors at the bottom of the sea. ‘Guild of the Asbestos Weaver’, his eighth studio album and the follow up to 2018’s ‘Don’t Look ...

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    Hilà Lahav

    Born 1985 in Zikhron Yaacov, Israel, Hilà Lahav is a poet and a musician. Since 2005, Hilà Lahav’s poetry has been published by literary magazines. Selections and individual poems were translated into Italian, English, Arabic, German, Slovak, Macedonian, Turkish, Romanian, Spanish and Ukrainian. Her debut poetry collection, Soul, was published in 2011. The poem Until the Morning – her second book of ...

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