The way we perceive our surroundings, both sonically and visually, is constantly and continuously being shaped by art. Over the past 2 decades, the German label raster-noton - archiv für ton und nichtton has been excelling at bringing forth artists whose creative vision helped build a transitional area between music, art, and science. And whether it’s by deconstructing or reinventing aesthetics, their approach never ceases to amaze. This year they are celebrating 20 years of activity at Berghain with 2 events that perfectly reflect the concept behind the label.
April 28 – 30 - The installation “white circle” at Halle Am Berghain.
Initially presented in Karlsruhe, at the ZKM museum's "sound dome", the installation is the embodiment of sculptural ambient music, acting as a connection between space and sound. Alva Noto, Byetone, Frank Bretschneider and Kangding Ray all contributed to it, and the opening of the exhibition will be followed by live performances on the immersive 4DSOUND system.
"Each composition will present an independent, self-contained concept of the respective artist. All works will be based on the idea of ambient music, a music that wants to make (palpably) tangible the acoustic space as well as the visual stimulus.”
April 29th – Label showcase at Berghain & Panorama Bar
Friday sees raster-noton's anniversary party with a line-up that lives up to the expectation of any raster-noton fan, music geek or art freak: Dasha Rush, Kangding Ray and Marcell Dettmann, just to name a few. For the complete line-up head over here.