Saturday, May 18, 2019, 6pm
Off Kunsthaus Glarus: at Güterschuppen Glarus
Caterina Barbieri (IT/DE), Gabriele Garavaglia (IT/CH), Bendik Giske (NO/DE), Lolina (EST/UK) / Visuals by Vera Karlsson, Albrecht Pischel (DE)
Osmosis is an event that brings together musicians and artists interested in various ways in the interplay between social and architectural space and sound as well as in the manipulative effects of minimalism and repetition. Presented as part of the Off Kunsthaus Glarus program, the evening at the Güterschuppen initiates an experimental format between performance, concert, and exhibition setting. Taking their respective contexts – electroacoustic composition, jazz improvisation, experimental club music, performance – as starting points, Caterina Barbieri, Gabriele Garavaglia, Bendik Giske, Lolina, and Albrecht Pischel confront in various ways the complex interrelationships between space, sound, and body.
Caterina Barbieri works primarily with analog modular synthesizers to produce her music. Her compositions examine the spatial qualities of electronically generated sound, which takes on a quasi-sculptural character. Working with minimalist structures, Barbieri creates during her sets elegant harmonies reminiscent of trance music, complex rhythmic structures, and driving atmospheres. Her new album, Ecstatic Computations, will be released in early May by Editions Mego, the prestigious independent label for experimental electronic music. Lolina is a producer and performer of electronic music. Her self-released albums and EPs - RELAXIN’ with Lolina EP (2015), Live in Paris (2016), Lolita EP (2017), The Smoke (2018) - are lo-fi digital, bedroom studio productions and repeated vocal compositions. Following the release of Live in Geneva (2019), Lolina will perform in Glarus a new live set of experimental beatbox, with visuals by Vera Karlsson. Saxophonist Bendik Giske explores queer aspects of physicality, endurance, and vulnerability. During his performances, a minimalistic repetition of sounds and gestures in space yield transcendental qualities. In Glarus he will play an entirely acoustic set. Gabriele Garavaglia’s performances are based on minimal interventions in people’s outer appearances in certain social settings, such as exhibition openings. His interventions transform such settings in incidental ways. For the Commission Roundabouts record-edition series, Albrecht Pischel invited artists such as B. Wurtz, Raphaela Vogel, Veit Laurent Kurz, and Matt Mullican to create imaginary roundabout sculptures presented on spinning vinyl records. Here the interplay of space and sound is negotiated in an implicit and explicit way.
Organized by Jan Vorisek