Co-Presented by MONOM and MIRA Festival , ‘Hear The World Begin’ is an interactive audiovisual installation in 4DSOUND that involves working with data and material of cosmic microwave background radiation (CMB). The aim of this project is to bring this oldest map of the universe and scientific data into a tangible art form, engaging a comprehension and interaction that lies beyond objective reality, bringing about an intimate experience and personal projection of space.
During a three-month artist residency at the Spatial Sound Institute, Rona Geffen executed a research into the alchemy of vibration and its effect on the listener. Her field of research concerns the connection between emotional and physical reception of sound by the listener in relation to shape, movement and intention, as well as the connection between sound, geometry and mathematics.
MONOM hosts Saplings Records’ first-ever showcase in the Northern Hemisphere. Founded by Fis (Oli Peryman) in 2017, Saplings has pioneered a bio-digital release format whereby sales of digital music translate to ecosystem restoration. In partnership with Eden Reforestation Projects, Saplings has funded over 14,000 trees since its inception.
Imagining the Hyperspace invites to explore space beyond our ordinary perception, to discover what else is inherent to human nature and how we are able to evolve consciousness, using sound to attain a deeper awareness of space and its multidimensional character.
Co-Presented by MONOM and MIRA Festivall, Sta/g-mos is an accumulation of research done by Sound Artist Kate De Lorme during her two months as an Artist in Residence at the Spatial Sound Institute in Budapest, Hungary.
Co-hosted by MONOM and CTM Festival, Interiority is a listening-based inquiry into the potential for mind to consciously remake itself. Performed entirely in the dark within MONOM’s 4DSOUND system from midnight until 7.30am, spatialised sonic objects emerge as manifestations of inner experience- complex, symbolic representations of pre-verbalised mental constructs- interacting and mutating in physical space, allowing participants to monitor, process and recontextualise their meanings.
Arma and MONOM join forces on July 19th to offer an evening of experiments live in 4DSOUND. The night will feature presentations from artists Phew, ENA, Prima Materia and Zoya Zerkalski aka Dasha Redkina, who during their residencies at MONOM have created compositions, especially for the Arma label night.
Lost Few is the audio-visual project of David Thomson, an experimental artist based in Melbourne, Australia.
Fusing his relationship with the physical form, which includes found sounds from the Buchan Caves in Victoria and the Tasmanian wilderness, his debut artist album showcases ambient techno, disturbed electronics, processed instrumentation and sub-bass experiments, leading the listener to a journey that traverses a world possessing a sharp, dissonant edge.
MONOM and CTM pair up once again to showcase a series of new works in 4DSOUND. The programme spans new virtuosic experiments, sound sculptures of past commissioned works by adventurous and experimental music innovators, and ends in a second edition of an overnight extended listening session, offering multiple occasions and formats through which to engage with deep and multi-dimensional listening.
MONOM presents the global premiere of the Symphonic Sound System. One of the largest spatial sound systems in the world, the Symphonic Sound System harnesses the pristine acoustics of Saal 1, the legendary orchestral recording hall within Funkhaus Berlin. As part of this series, iconoclast ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER will present a site-specific version of his four-part dystopian digital concertscape MYRIAD, which was first premiered at Red Bull Music Festival NYC.
MONOM presents the global premiere of the Symphonic Sound System. One of the largest spatial sound systems in the world, the Symphonic Sound System harnesses the pristine acoustics of Saal 1, the legendary orchestral recording hall within Funkhaus Berlin. For the premiere, Indiana-based Planet Mu artist Jlin, who layers the rhythmic drums of Chicago footwork with shadowy textures and time-shifting effects, recontextualizes her signature sound design in an inhabitable sonic world.
On July 13th Lotic will present their debut album ‘Power’ amongst the immersive walls of MONOM’s 4DSOUND installation at Funkhaus, Berlin. As a physical realisation of the Houston born, Berlin based artist’s spatially inquisitive work, this one-off event will serve as both a manifestation of the album’s microscopic nuances and a celebration of its release that day via Tri-Angle Records.
On June 2nd MONOM will present a Halcyon Veil label showcase featuring founder Rabit, experimental noise-duo NAKED and multidisciplinary artist CECILIA who will be celebrating her newly released 'Adoration' LP.
MIRA Festival Berlin is back! On Saturday, 5 May 2018, they'll celebrate the second edition of MIRA Berlin at the historical Funkhaus with a program dedicated to the experience of digital arts in one of the key cities in the world for the musical and technological creativity. Starting from 4PM, MIRA Berlin will host audiovisual shows, concerts, DJ sets, a 4DSOUND retrospective, spatial sound developments by MONOM - Berlin's Center for Spatial sound and conferences.
On April 30 (Tanz in den Mai), high-profile German electronic record label and artistic platform Raster will present a further »raster. index« showcase night, at Funkhaus Berlin. We are honoured to be opening the evening at MONOM spatial sound studio where Raster label co-founder Frank Bretschneider will present an exclusive performance in 4DSOUND. Our bar opens at 6pm, show starts at 8pm.
MONOM opens its doors once again to those interested in exploring and experimenting with spatial sound as an expressive medium This time with a collaboration by Felix K & ENA and James Ginzburg of Emptyset. MONOM offers itself as a tool of artistic expression allowing each artist to explore the realm of spatial sound using the most advanced spatial instrument in the world built by 4DSOUND. Each composition is created especially for the system, specifically for the night.
MONOM + SPATIAL SOUND INSTITUTE + CTM FESTIVAL 2018 present the German premiere of NOQTURNL as part of their "TRANSCEND THE TURMOIL" program.
Noqturnl is an overnight performance exploring the threshold between waking and dreaming. In
collaboration with MONOM Berlin and the Spatial Sound Institute, creators To and Connell
immerse participants in a spatial field of sound and light designed to open access to the
hyperlucid: the imaginative and highly receptive state of intelligence available within the
EARLY SESSION: DOORS 19:00, SHOW 20:00 | LATE SESSION: DOORS 21:00, SHOW 22:00.
MONOM presents a world premiere composition by long standing supporter and 4DSOUND pioneer, Max Cooper. The night will be supported by Berlin-based Italian minimalist electronic artist, Caterina Barbieri.
4DSOUND: A RETROSPECTIVE exhibits fifteen sound sculptures created by artistic collaborators from the fields of music, technology, architecture and media arts - ranging from some of the earliest experiments to most recent works.
12:30 - 20:00 BOTH DAYS (ENTRY ANYTIME)