Blind Signal #5 with Svarte Greiner, Chikiss, LauraL
September 15, 2018, Berlin
LauraL is an artist, guitarist and researcher with a multi-disciplinary background encompassing music, performing arts, photography, video, physics, chemistry and communication-journalism.
Born in Brazil where she began her artistic career in the 80s, she lives in Berlin for nine years now. Among other projects, she develops a concept of concert-installation and dark ambient, exploring noises and harmonic sounds of the guitar, mixed with field recordings, processed sounds and experimental videos. For the church she will present a new performance entitled 'No noise, No gods’.
Svarte Greiner is the solo guise of Berlin-based Norwegian Erik K. Skodvin (Deaf Center, B/B/S). Founder of Miasma Records and the Acoustic Doom genre, he works mostly with darkly painted soundscapes through bowed guitar, effect-pedals and varied sound-making tools. Skodvin’s music and (rare) live performances can be seen as something of a time stopping cinematic experience, he is a master of enveloping the listener into a world that is both monumental and suspenseful. Erik K. Skodvin has also toured and worked with a broad selection of varied artists, from Fever Ray to Johann Johannsson, Nils Frahm, Andrea Belfi & Aaron Moore to name a few.
Chikiss aka Galina Ozeran is a singer-songwriter, composer, producer, pianist, and dj. Born in Vitebsk, Belarus, spending 15 years in St.-Petersburg, she is based in Berlin since 2015. Having released her first album in 2010, Galina Ozeran has created numerous wide-ranging projects, from
contemporary piano and electro-acoustic pieces to nostalgic synth-pop songs, noise-rock and spectral electronic avant-garde music - all as a solo artist and in collaboration with others. As a child of Soviet-era sci-fi, Chikiss tinted by the faded glory of suggested futures that never came to be. Her performances draw on nostalgic futurism, both brand new and nodding to obscure numbers by long forgotten and little known internationally soviet acts. Armed with encyclopediac knowledge of early synth recordings, depicting mischievous romantic mechanical dreams brought into life by analogue machines.
For the first time she will perform a spectral-pop, sound-landscapes improvised show around her New Season album, with live visuals.
Presented by Initiative Neue Musik Berlin / field notes
Unterstützt mit Mitteln des Bezirkskulturfonds und Mitteln der Projektförderung des Bezirks Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg