Preview

7.8. Vernissage of the soundinstallation subversiv in Halle/Westfalen
2.9. Listening-Workshop related to the Exhibition blind spot, Künstlerhaus Dortmund
2.9. Performance together with Anja Erdmann, Mex, Dortmund
10.9. Vernissage of the soundinstallation subversiv at the Staff-Stiftung, Lemgo
9.-12.11. Freedom of Movement – Soundworkshop, Pravo Ljudski Filme Festival, Sarajevo

Soundwalk

On tuesday, 18th of July I will lead a soundwalk through Bielefeld.
Being silent in a group, listening to the environment as in a concert.

The 18th of July is recognised as the international World Listening Day. This year it is dedicated to Pauline Oliveros.
“Listening to the Ground”.

Meeting point at 7 p.m. in front of the Bunker Ulmenwall, Bielefeld.

Jour fixe sound installation subversiv

The sound installation subversiv is based on a concept of Willem Schulz, composition by Marcus Beuter. The 6-channel-installation will be realised at three different places in the region.
The material of the installation is based on recordings by the musicicans of the Cooperativa Ensemble:
Edith Murasova – Voice
Anke Züllich-Lisken – Voice, Monochord
Heidemarie Bhatti-Küppers – Text
Reinhold Westerheide – Guitar
Stefan Kallmer – Clarinet
Willem Schulz – Violoncello
Gerd Lisken – Piano
Angelika Höger – Kinetic Soundart
Peter Schwieger – Synthesizer, Electronics, Toys
Marcus Beuter – Laptop, Field Recordings
The jour fixe is an evening where Willem Schulz and Marcus Beuter will present the concept and play samples of the composition.
Monday, 3rd of July, 8 p.m., Capella hospitalis, Bielefeld

Don Quijote

A new production of Cervantes’ Don Quijote de la Mancha

11.| 14.| 16.| 17.| 25.| 26.| 30. May and
3.| 4.| 5. June 2017 7.30 p.m.
RIEDEL Communications, Halle V, Wuppertal
Tickets

forgotten at the Sound of Memory symposium

War is an extraordinary situation for societies. It creates collective traumas and the aftermath stays mainly for people who experienced it. War is always present, there are always wars. In countries of peace we are used to get information or at least opinions about some of the current wars. They seem to drop on and off the agenda without any influence of the consumer of news.
So many wars have been forgotten, so much distruction dropped out of our focus.
The piece forgotten is about a place where war has been, where several times collective traumas occurred. It is a place where is no peace until today.
In december 2011 I travelled with two french artists to Nagorno-Karabach, a non-recognised state in South Caucasus. The war about this territory has taken place after the end of the Soviet Union. For more then 20 years exists a cease-fire, but no peace treatment.
On the eastern border of Nagorno-Karabach is a buffer zone by the Armenian and Karabachian army. Officially territory of Azerbaijan, it is a no man’s land. Here are the remnants of the city of Agdam, which has been razed.
One of the artists and I decided to visit this former city. The piece forgotten is based on recordings I did from the moment we got up that morning, our breakfast with our host, the travel to the capital, in order to get a visa to be allowed to go to an archaelogical excavation close to the border, on the travel there, the talk with people in a museum who organised us a taxi to bring us into this devastated place until we got into the taxi again to go back to our host.
We stayed for approximately four hours at this place where has been a city before. It has been abandoned, controlled by the army.
We split up to be alone with this extraordinary situation.
After a while a dog tried to chase me. A young man appeared and asked me to follow him. He led me to one of the five houses I saw which still have a roof. He and two other man used it as a stable for their flock of sheep. They offered me tea, gave a lamb on my lap and even if we couldn’t talk to each other as we didn’t share any language we sat together for one hour.
It was a striking moment, to find life in the middle of a totally devastated place.
Afterwards I walked the streets again, tried to document the silence, the absence of the former city life.
There are several information about the population figure of Agdam when it got destroyed. 50.000 is the number that circulates regulary. 50.000 people had to flee or died. Everyone who survived got traumatised.
The title of this piece is forgotten, because the conflict is forgotten, the people are forgotten. It is not a particular piece about the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan. It is not a statement towards or against any party of conflict. Agdam is in this moment a synonym for all forgotten places of violent conflicts, of war situations, of destruction caused by humans.
You can listen to it here.

} JUST { and free improvisation

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Hommage à déconstruction

a dance in silence.
to music that only the dancer can hear.
improvised music on the movements of the dancer.
a concert without the movements.
for a dance we just saw.

Dance: Maristela Estrela
Music: Marcus Beuter
Production: Agnes Lundgren and Marcus Beuter

Subsequent to this performance a free improvisation will taking place with dancers of Núcleo Cinematográfico de Dança and musicians of the netlabel Al Revés.

The borders between movement, body and sound get fluid. The performance space transforms to a playground. Dancers with contact microphones, the heartbeat of a musician as rhythm, the walls as membrane.

Dance: Maristela Estrela, Mariana Sucupira
Music: Bruno Hiss, Alexandre Marino, Marcus Beuter

Wednesday, 29th of March, Cia Mungunzá, São Paulo

In Dark Trees Saida #1

Sunday, 26th of March will be a preview of the new piece In Dark Trees in Espirito Santo do Pinhal, São Paulo. It is in cooperation with the dance company Núcleo Cinematográfico de Dança.

Go outside. Listen to the outside. You have to go into this dense and almost lightless space to amble together. And to stay a bit more with the images, to extract from them other meanings beyond of those immediately given. Holding hands. Lose the boundaries of space and of the own body in this twilight. A vibratory oscillation between bodies that resonate in dissolution. To follow in the dark you also have to open to the listening, as if crossing a thick forest. Sounds are like a possible guide to glimpse a path between the branches. In Dark Trees. To touch. And understand that darkness is just the passage. A transit between disaster and restoration.