The Space Lady (USA) LIVE
SUGAI KEN (JP) LIVE | Rvng Intl.
Transcendentally beautiful, The Space Lady's music is returning to Earth. Transmitting messages of peace and harmony, The Space Lady began her odyssey on the streets of Boston in the late 70s, then San Francisco ten years later, playing versions of contemporary pop music with an accordion and dressed flamboyantly. Following the theft and destruction of her accordion , The Space Lady invested in a then-new Casio keyboard, complete with a phase shifter and headset mic, birthing an otherworldly new dimension to popular song that has captured the imaginations of the underground and its leading exponents ever since.
After years of releasing albums in Japan, the electronic composer Sugai Ken crosses over to America with his new album UkabazUmorezU. It is made from field recordings he took from “a local performing arts center” and “his daily surroundings”. A lived experience of traditional Japanese music’s conversation with environment, and vice versa, forms the melodic make-up and metaphysical philosophy conditioning UkabazUmorezU. Upon imagining a landscape, Sugai decomposes the image (and the images within the image) and replaces it with a sound representation – an artifactual terrain, tethered to but abstracted from the natural world.
Musikbrauerei Prenzlauer Berg
Greifswalder Strasse 23a in 10407 Berlin
Doors 20:00 | Shows 21:00 | Admission 10
Since early 2015 the Kiezsalon has offered a forum for innovative musical activity beyond genre boundaries. As an interface between avantgarde, advanced pop music and interdisciplinary art the series presents compact performances by artists from diverse genres, origin and status. Initiated by Digital in Berlin and based at one of the last authentic locations in Berlin, the 120 year old Schneider Brewery. Following three exciting years, the Kiezsalon has established itself as a popular and successful series, so far hosting 64 artists from 25 different countries, with an equal balance of female and male artists: www.kiezsalon.de
Art in the bunkers: Sculptures by Thomas Lucker
There is limited capacity to the salon. Tickets only available at the door.
The Kiezsalon is funded by Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa. Presented by taz. die tageszeitung, zitty Berlin, Exberliner and Musikbrauerei.
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