00:30 – 02:00, Konzertsaal
• AMET aka Elsa M’Bala (Berlin //Cameroon), Addis ’63, Sound Performance• C-Drik (Berlin // Congo), Concert• Jacqueline George (Cairo / Egypt), Revelation, Concert
The listening night features the artistically minded experimental edges of electronic music and presents underground and emerging artists from Cairo and Berlin working between noise, field recording, radio play and video.
Elsa M’bala aka AMET is a sound artist, musician, and educator who works with time based media, mostly in the form of sound performance and podcast. She is interested in languages and embodied knowledge in remembrance of transcoding, code switching and memory, and mixes analogue and digital sound machines, as well as electronic and acoustic instruments with field recordings in live improvisation settings. Her latest work Addis ’63 is a sound performance around music, identity and spirituality, and the topic of African independence based on the speech former Ghanaian president Kwame Nkrumah gave at the African Union in Addis Abeba in 1963.
Jacqueline George is an artist based in Cairo, Egypt. Her work focuses on the creative potential of Cairo‘s sounds and noises, and integrates sounds with different visuals and performances. Jacqueline is fascinated by how sound carries thoughts and draws mental images. She has also published and toured internationally with Egyptian Females Experimental Music Session, a group of experimental, ambient and noise musicians whose work drew inspiration from multimedia artist Ahmed Basiony and his Experimental Digital Sound Art Workshop in Cairo.
C-drík (born Cedrik Fermont) is a multifaceted vegan artist, academically trained musician, dj, singer, composer and drummer. Of Greek, Zairian and Belgian descent, born in Congo (former Zaire), C-drík grew up in Belgium and also lived in the Netherlands. He is an eternal voyager, a ‘noise nomad’, a ‘musical archivist’. He started his first project in 1989 and juggles in between many projects and electronic genres. C-drík is a noted researcher on the history of experimental and extreme music in Africa and in Asia. In 2016, with sociologist and experimental musician Dimitri della Faille, he co-wrote a book on noise music in Southeast Asia – Not Your World Music –, for which they were awarded with the prestigious Golden Nica Prix Ars Electronica in the “Digital Musics and Sound Art“ category in 2017.