shut up and listen! 2010

duos — doubles — dialogues

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Nader Mashayekhi: eine Woche + eine Nacht for flute & percussion
featuring Double Image (Gisela Mashayekhi-Beer, flute | Berndt Thurner, percussion)

Sure (Hui Ye & Veronika Mayer) — laptop duo

Die Strottern (Klemens Lendl & David Müller) — Wienerlied duo

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Nina Polaschegg: Vom Reiz des Duettierens … — lecture

z.B.: … (Barbara Kaiser & Tamara Wilhelm) — performance duo

October 20-21, 2010

Serge Baghdassarians & Boris Baltschun: what does a bird know about jetlag? — sound installation

October 20-21, 2010 | raum35

In the fifth season of shut up and listen! the festival motto duos – doubles – dialogues sets the scene for works of music and sound art resulting from the collaboration of two artists or, in the broadest sense, the combination of two sound-producing entities. Though too small to pass for an ensemble, they reveal that the essence of intense dialogue is often contained in one-on-one interaction. Polar, complementary or symbiotic, the conceptual approaches are just as varied as the genres.

Duos are less common in sound installation art, but the Berlin-based artists Serge Baghdassarians & Boris Baltschun are an exception to the rule. Visitors can experience their sound installation what does a bird know about jetlag? in a basement space at raum35. In contrast, duos in the electronic and improvised music scene are much more prevalent. This year’s lineup includes the laptop duo Sure (Hui Ye & Veronika Mayer), the electroacoustic duo blauwurf (Eric Schörghofer & Michael Zacherl) and guitarist Burkhard Stangl with clarinettist Kai Fagaschinski, a collaboration that produced the album Musik – Ein Porträt in Sehnsucht in 2009. Contemporary instrumental music duets are also quite common, for example this year the duo Double Image — Gisela Mashayekhi-Beer (flute) & Berndt Thurner (percussion) — is performing the composition eine Woche + eine Nacht by Nader Mashayekhi. Artfully representing the Wienerlied genre we have Die Strottern – Klemens Lendl (violin and vocals) & David Müller (guitar and vocals). The performance duo z.B.: … (Barbara Kaiser & Tamara Wilhelm) expands the context of the festival into the area of sound-related media art. Nina Polaschegg talks about the various facets of one-on-one collaboration in her lecture Vom Reiz des Duettierens