Circular VI 21

Michal Martychowiec
Berlin, December 3rd, 2021

Elshan Ghasimi
Hamburg, December 8th, 2021
Berlin, December 9th, 2021

Dear lovers and disappointed pantheists,

two concerts by Elshan Ghasimi (Berlin and Hamburg) and an opening by the brilliant Polish-British conceptual artist Michal Martychowiec in Berlin. We look forward to seeing you on site.

MARTYCHOWIEC December 3rd, 2021

The installation “Sous les paves la plage (1868)” by Michal Martychowiec opens at 6 p.m. on December 3, 2021, in the Chinese-German gallery HUA International. You can find information on the background to this work cycle here.

HUA International
Potsdamer Str. 81 B
10785 Berlin


Experience a concert by the Iranian tar virtuoso, composer and performance artist Elshan Ghasimi and the Hamburg-based composer, instrumentalist and zither artist Leopold Hurt in the vaulted hall of the MARKK. What does art music sound like that faces its multiple, hybrid influences in exile and diaspora? How do we listen to dissolve notions of the center and the periphery? Outernational is an artistic research project on trans-traditional music that presents outstanding artists in newly developed concert performances.

Date 08.12.2021
Time: 19:00 - 21:00

Museum at the Rothenbaum
Rothenbaumchaussee 64 D-20148 Hamburg

Elshan Ghasimi with Ensemble Extrakte, Sandeep Bhagwati and Gebrüder Teichmann

How does music morph when it crosses listening traditions? Based on an album by Ensemble Extrakte, 4 iterative live concerts and their sound and video recordings are interwoven step by step. Following an always identical instruction score by Bhagwati, the musicians comment on, accompany, and imitate the preceding concert - before they themselves become the inspiration for the following one: as acoustic memories in the headphones of their colleagues, and as fragments and samples in the sound of the Gebr. Teichmann. The audience can hear and see how new music is created: designed but unpredictable, guided yet involuntary, rich in tensions - and in unexpected beauty. Between the concerts, renowned historian of science Hans-Jörg Rheinberger will reflect on such "iterative listening as artistic research".

Thursday, 09.12.2021 Maschinenhaus Kulturbrauerei

19:00h RESOUND 3: Concert
19:45h ITERATIONEN II: Podium conversation
20:45h RESOUND 4: Concert

Deniza Popova (voice), Ravi Srinivasan (Tabla, voice), Lucy Zhao (Pipa), Wu Wei (Sheng, Erhu), Eva Glas-macher (voice), Sören Birke (Bluesharmonika, Duduk), Elshan Ghasimi (Tar, voice), Klaus Janek (Bass), Simo-ne Heilgendorff (Viola), Claudius von Wrochem (Cello), Gregor Schulenburg (Flute, Duduk), Naoko Kikuchi (Koto)

Gebrüder Teichmann (Live-Electronic, Live-Sampling)
Anweisungspartitur (Video): Sandeep Bhagwati

Michal Martychowiec - Sous les pavés, la plage (1868)

Michal Martychowiec - Sous les pavés, la plage (1868)

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