Chris Corsano is one of the greatest drummers working today. He has developed a percussive language of extraordinary amplitude and infinite resources. His collaborations stretch from free jazz greats (Joe McPhee, Paul Flaherty & more) to noise mavens (Bill Nace, C Spencer Yeh etc) and pop superstars (Björk). Capable of generating narrative out of permanent ecstasy, Corsano never ceases to be profoundly affirmative and imposing of his language, and being an absolute and charismatic virtuoso, he simultaneously is one of the most noble and generous improvisers of the few last decades.
Mette Rasmussen is a Danish saxophone player based in Trondheim, Norway. She works in the field of improvised music, drawing from a wide range of influences, spanning free jazz to textural soundwork. Rasmussen works on exploring the natural rawness of her instrument – experimenting on what the saxophone is capable of in sound and expression, with and without preparations. Much in demand, she has performed with the likes of Alan Silva, Chris Corsano, Ståle Liavik Solberg, and with her Trio Riot group with Sam Andreae and David Meier.
Louis Rastig on Piano
MAY 4th 2015 Doors 20:00 Concerts 21:00
Elsenstr. 52 2.HH 2.Etage
About: Farahnaz Hatam
Farahnaz Hatam is an experimental sound artist and is highly active in the Berlin experimental scenes. As an artist working with digital sound synthesis in SuperCollider, her current work is not only interested in sound as sculptural material, but as the medium in which ideas are communicated. Over 15 years professional work as a molecular biologist, Farahnaz arrived at sound through the visual arts. Her past includes video art, sculpture, and subtle provocations through public art. Current projects include Hacklander \ Hatam; Labour; Empire Strikes Back: Kingdom of the Synthetic; Dreck: ein apparat; NK; and solo work.
Hatam has shared bills with Mouse on Mars, Jan Jelinek, Mika Vainio, PRSZR & Mattin, performed at the George Ernescu Philharmonic in Bucharest and festivals including OpenSound Lisboa & London, ERTZ #14 and Teenitus at Festsaal Kreuzberg, and has composed music for the Hyperion Ensemble International.
Born in Iran; emigrated to the USA; BA in Molecular Biology; MFA in Installation Art from Hunter College.
Based in Berlin now for 12 years, Farahnaz is co-founder & co-director of NK PROJEKT, a space for the avant-garde, experimentation & criticism. Curator/organizer cred includes Eye for an Ear 2013 A/V at NK, contribution to Berlin Atonal 2013, 2014 & 2015, helping bring the SuperCollider Symposium to Berlin in 2010, plus hundreds of concerts, workshops, lectures, artist talks & film screenings.