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FELIX K & ENA, JAMES GINZBURG (EMPTYSET)


  • MONOM 18-50 Nalepastraße Berlin, Berlin, 12459 Germany (map)

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. 

The MONOM concert space is a unique immersive sound environment, housing a permanent installation of the 4DSOUND system which immerses up to 350 people inside 48 state of the art omnidirectional speakers suspended throughout the venue, extending to 9 powerful subs submerged beneath an acoustically transparent floor. 

Note: 2 shows available (same program both nights) - 12.04.18 & 13.04.18

doors 19:30
show 21:00
TICKETS
22 (INC. FEES)

World premieres by Felix K & Ena, James Ginzburg (Emptyset) in 4DSOUND, purposely sculpted for this occasion.


Felix K [hidden hawaii, dystopian] 

Felix Krone is a music composer, publisher and researcher born 1980 in Berlin, Germany.

Having an academic background in law studies and having worked on the foundations of a copyright/participation rights model, Felix Krone is a conceptual thinker.

Felix Krone's creative process is lead by programming rhythm textures and algorhythms that include propability variables. An important aspect plays the identification of space in repetitive sound environments. He utilizes synthesis from analog machines as well as the computer and often combines it with sounds taken from field recordings to add ambivalent context.

In 2013 he released his debut album 'Flowers of destruction', a work that concentrates on an idea of slowing down time in certain moments to to avoid a loss. Assuming that losses can be associated with forceful explosions, they also have a momentum of strange beauty to them. The idea of slowing time down leads to the interesting premise, that explosions grow like flowers. The end of Michelangelo Antonionis film 'Zabriski Point' (1970) has been an influence for that image. After the dead of his father Felix revisited the topic with his 2017 released album 'Die Kunst zu verschwinden'.

His work as a Live performer started in 2016. Felix Krone is working on two directions. While the one is based on a constantly growing selection of his own loops of electronic music sequences, that is maybe accessable for dance floors the other is focussing on improvisational and algorhythmic live synthesis that is adapted for every location in a unique way.

Felix' DJ career goes back to 1997. His selections in many places of the world have always been unique. Understanding that grooves are a language of the body, he can turn his DJ-Sets into art (if the audience is up for challenging moments). Although you can certainly recognize an immense intertext of inspirations that spans from music and movies to art and architecture, Krone's’ production output is hard to pinpoint to any specific musical genre. When listening to his music, it’s hard not to appreciate the way he filters his inspirational input into unique moody and dubby music.

Under the impression of music genres Dub, Jungle, Musique Concrete, IDM, African Poly- rhythmics, House and Techno, Krone founded record labels Hidden Hawaii (1998/2008), QNS (2009), Solaris (2011), SUB (2012), Gilga (2013), Nullpunkt (2013) and Nautil (2014). He also founded Krone Music Publishing (2018).

 

Ena

ENA is a music producer from and based in Tokyo. He is a major player in the Japanese underground dance music scene for more than a decade. Taking influences from early drum & bass productions, rave sound and abstract hip hop, ENA is recognized for his tight production techniques and massive audio dynamics. Uncompromising, forward thinking and unique, his releases on 7even Recordings, Horo and Latency brought international attention and have led to collaborations with like­minded virtuosos such as Felix K and Rashad Becker which were both invited to perform on the main stage of Berlin Atonal festival (in 2016 and 2017 respectively.)

His expert music selection and technical excellence continues to impress the audience in and outside of Japan. Having toured Asia and Europe numerous times and appearing in wide range of prominent international festivals such as Berlin Atonal, rural, Fibre, Mapping and Sun and Bass in the past few years, he is establishing himself as a singular performer fitted to deliver a primetime rave set to a gritty basement fix to abstracted sonic experiments.

 

James Ginzburg 

James Ginzburg is an American­-British artist and musician based in Berlin.

In 2004 James founded Subtext recordings and Tectonic recordings with British electronic musician Pinch, both of which were labels integral to the beginnings of Dubstep and the subsequent international expansion of the genre. Pinch and James' track “War Dub”, the first release on Tectonic, is generally regarded as a seminal track in the genre.

In 2005 James began collaborating with Paul Purgas on emptyset, a project which interrogates the boundaries between experimental music and conceptual art. emptyset's work has been presented by a variety of institutions including the David Roberts Art Foundation, Tate Britain, the V&A museum and Zurich Kunsthalle, and they have performed around the world at events such as Krakow’s Unsound and Berlin’s CTM festival. The project's sonic output has been released by Thrill Jockey, raster noton, and Subtext.

James' 2009 and 2010 collaborations and major label remixes for artists such as Example, Basement Jaxx and Zero 7 with Bristol Based electronic musician Joker under the moniker Ginz went on to enormous critical acclaim, in particular the track “Purple City.” which in addition to extensive international club and radio play, appeared in diverse contexts such as the Mercury Music Prize and CSI. James' solo output also has included an experimental folk album under the name of Faint Wild Light, and scores for collaboration with visual artist Joanie Lemercier.

James currently curates Subtext recordings and collaborates with Jennifer Allan on Arc Light Editions, which is a record label that has released music from Arthur Russell, Ingram Marshall, and Joan la Barbara.

Additionally, from 2004 till present James has been the director of Multiverse, a network of labels, publishing company and studio that focuses on experimental and contemporary electronic music in contexts ranging from boutique underground releases to major studio film scores.

 


Earlier Event: January 27
NOQTURNL (GERMAN PREMIERE)