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2023—present

Transmissions

2023—present
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Soundwalk Collective

Soundwalk Collective invites key influences and frequent collaborators featured across their extended body of work to participate in a series that samples from the past 60 years of sonic arts.

ABOUT TRANSMISSIONS

Reflecting a personal view on collaboration as an essential aspect of the creative process, the series presents a broad summary of the sonic landscapes Soundwalk Collective has developed over the past two decades. Seminal masterworks and newer pieces blend into a cohesive yet varied ensemble that spans musique concrète, performance art, contemporary and mystical music. All of these genres have in common a meditative dimension, a transitional nature that has been at the core of Soundwalk Collective’s work.

About SOUNDWALK COLLECTIVE

Soundwalk Collective is the contemporary sonic arts platform of founder and artist Stephan Crasneanscki and producer Simone Merli. Working with a rotating constellation of artists and musicians, they develop site- and context-specific sound projects through which to examine conceptual, literary or artistic themes.

Evolving along multidisciplinary lines, Soundwalk Collective has cultivated long-term creative collaborations with musician Patti Smith, late director Jean-Luc Goddard, photographer Nan Goldin, choreographer Sasha Waltz and actress and singer Charlotte Gainsbourg, among others. In doing so, their practice engages in the narrative potential of sound across mediums such as art installations, dance, music and film.

Their latest original score for “All The Beauty and the Bloodshed” (dir. Laura Poitras) won the Golden Lion at the 2022 Venice Film Festival. In October 2022, they opened “Evidence,” a new exhibition with Patti Smith at Centre Pompidou in Paris. Soundwalk Collective have performed and exhibited at a diverse range of arts and music institutions, such as Berghain, Centre Pompidou, CTM Festival, documenta, KW Institute of Contemporary Art, Louvre Abu Dhabi, Manifesta, Mobile Art Pavillion by Zaha Hadid and New Museum.

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Jul 16

Jon Hopkins RITUAL

Tuesday 18:00
(Listening Experience)

Reethaus and Domino Records present this Jon Hopkins release for the first time outside of the British Isles. With RITUAL, Hopkins has crafted a hypnotic ceremonial epic to take listeners through stages of illumination, to a zenith that shimmers through the spatial sound temple of the Reethaus inner chamber.

Jul 17

Jon Hopkins RITUAL

Wednesday 19:00
(Listening Experience)

Reethaus and Domino Records present this Jon Hopkins release for the first time outside of the British Isles. With RITUAL, Hopkins has crafted a hypnotic ceremonial epic to take listeners through stages of illumination, to a zenith that shimmers through the spatial sound temple of the Reethaus inner chamber.

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Sep 02

Kelsey Lu The Lucid: A Dream Portal to Awakening

Saturday 18:00
(Performance)

Singer-songwriter, composer, cellist, performance artist and producer Kelsey Lu invites us into their liminal dream world for our first-ever performance at the Reethaus. Appearing live with cello and voice, Lu will reinterpret the score for their installation piece “The Lucid: A Dream Portal to Awakening” in an intimate exploration of the sonic frequencies of their subconscious during sleep. Light food and drinks will be served over the course of the program, and the performance will be followed by a panel discussion between series curator MJ Harper and Kelsey Lu, moderated by Kandis Williams.

Sep 03

MJ Harper Arias for a New World

Sunday 18:00
(Performance)

MJ Harper’s first full-length live performance, “Arias For A New World” weaves together dance, spoken word, fashion, music and performance art into an enigmatic exploration of Tanztheater in the age of the algorithm.

Sep 24

Soundwalk Collective All the Beauty & the Bloodshed Live Score

(Transmissions)
Soundwalk Collective
Sunday 18:00
(Performance)

To kick off their "Transmissions" series at the Reethaus, Soundwalk Collective performs their score to Laura Poitras’ Oscar-nominated documentary film "All the Beauty and the Bloodshed," a biographical documentary about the internationally renowned photographer, artist and activist Nan Goldin, for the first time in a live environment. Vocals will be performed by lead vocalist Mulay and members of the Berlin choir A Song for You, some of whom sang on the original score. Light food and drinks will be served over the course of the evening and the performance will be followed by a panel discussion.

Oct 08

Pan Daijing

(Transmissions)
Soundwalk Collective
Sunday 18:00
(Listening Experience)

Known for her raw storytelling approach melding performance art, music, dance and film, composer and artist Pan Daijing's multi-sensorial approach to music comes alive on the 360-degree spatial sound system in the Reethaus as part of Soundwalk Collective's "Transmissions" series. Food, wine, sake and cocktails will be served over the course of the evening, and the listening session will be followed by a conversation between Pan Daijing and Andrea Lissoni, curator of her upcoming solo exhibition at Haus der Kunst in Munich and of the 2019 Tate Modern debut performance of her five-act opera “Tissues.”

Oct 14

La Monte Young 12-Hour Sound Installation

(Transmissions)
Soundwalk Collective
Saturday 12:00
(Listening Experience)

Presented by Soundwalk Collective and spatialized by MONOM, the Reethaus hosts a rare staging of an early composition by La Monte Young, one of the first American minimalist composers, a drone music pioneer and a central figure in Fluxus and postwar avant-garde music. The sound installation takes place during Young's 88th birthday and will include the full-length rendition of "The Well-Tuned Piano in the Magenta Lights: 87 V 10 6:43:00 PM — 87 V 11 1:07:45 AM NYC," a solo improvised work that he performed live in public over 65 times between 1974 and 1987 in the Marian Zazeela light environment.

Oct 17

Jana Winderen Live

(Transmissions)
Soundwalk Collective
Tuesday 19:00
(Performance)

As part of Soundwalk Collective's "Transmissions" series, Norwegian sound artist Jana Winderen performs a 16-channel sound composition using field recordings of fish, crustacea and mammals, part of her longtime project revealing underwater audio topographies and our interaction with them. Light food and drinks will be served over the course of the evening, and a panel discussion will follow the performance. 

Oct 29

Lyra Pramuk Live

(Transmissions)
Soundwalk Collective
Sunday 18:00
(Performance)

As part of Soundwalk Collective's "Transmissions" series, Lyra Pramuk performs a site-specific, neo-psychedelic curing ritual: auratic, emotional and sensual. Her sounds are built from liquified vocals and mystical electronics, offering transcendental qualities that exceed the pure listening-experience. Pramuk’s take on ancient folk music and spirituality is driven by the desire to explore the healing potentials of music. She fuses classical vocalism, pop sensibilities, performance practices and contemporary club culture, investigating the relation between technology and humanity and a post-human, non-binary understanding of life. Light food and drinks will be served over the course of the evening. The performance will be followed by moderated conversation with Lyra Pramuk and musical collaborator and synth virtuoso Caterina Barbieri.

Nov 18

Crystal Winds Live

Saturday 18:00
(Performance)

As part of our exploration into traditional and sacred musical forms, the Reethaus welcomes Crystal Winds, a duo playing Carnatic music, one of two Indian classical music genres that evolved from ancient Hindu texts and traditions, particularly the Samaveda. The duo consists of Loup Barrow, one of the few musicians to play the Cristal Baschet, a chromatically tuned instrument invented in 1953, and a young virtuoso named Flute J. A. Jayant on the bansuri flute, an instrument dating back to the Vedic period. The glass rods of the Cristal Baschet are played with the fingertips to produce acoustic waves that comix with the sounds of the bansuri flute as the duo follows the strict rules of Carnatic music, including the rhythmic tala system.

Jan 21

Open HausThe Gyuto Monks Tibetan Tantric Choir

(Transmissions)
Soundwalk Collective
Sunday 14:00
(Listening Experience)

“They will rattle your bones”, Mickey Hart said about the Gyuto Monks Tibetan Tantric Choir. No small praise coming from the drummer of the Grateful Dead. To launch our 2024 program at the Reethaus, Soundwalk Collective presents Hart’s 1986 recording of the choir, part of the Gyuto Order originating in Tibet in the 15th century. Their chanting was never heard outside the context of their temples until after the Chinese annexation of Tibet in 1959, when the order fled to India. At that point, their prayers became political, expressive of the Tibetan resistance, and a spiritual rallying cry for repressed peoples. “Close your eyes, leave behind your prejudices,” Hart said, “After an hour of their sound, you’ll be different, cleaner, lighter.”

Apr 04

Jim Jarmusch Only Lovers Left Alive Original Score

(Transmissions)
Soundwalk Collective
Thursday 19:15
(Listening Experience)

The iconic director and pioneer of American independent cinema presents an arrangement of the score to his 2013 classic, “Only Lovers Left Alive,” on the 360-degree sound system of the Reethaus. Jarmusch composed and recorded the score with his “marginal rock band,” SQÛRL, and the Dutch lutenist Jozef Van Wissem. Part of the “Transmissions” series curated by Soundwalk Collective, the 45-minute listening experience will be followed by a conversation between Jarmusch and Stephan Crasneanscki of Soundwalk Collective.

Apr 05

Jim Jarmusch Only Lovers Left Alive Original Score

(Transmissions)
Soundwalk Collective
Friday 19:15
(Listening Experience)

The iconic director and pioneer of American independent cinema presents an arrangement of the score to his 2013 classic, “Only Lovers Left Alive,” on the 360-degree sound system of the Reethaus. Jarmusch composed and recorded the score with his “marginal rock band,” SQÛRL, and the Dutch lutenist Jozef Van Wissem. Part of the “Transmissions” series curated by Soundwalk Collective, the 45-minute listening experience will be followed by a conversation between Jarmusch and Stephan Crasneanscki of Soundwalk Collective.

Apr 28

Open Haus Human Nature Machine

(Spatial Futures)
MONOM
Sunday 12:00
(Listening Experience)

Composed by the sound artist William Russell, founder of the pioneering spatial sound collective Monom, “Human Nature Machine” is an embodied listening experience that explores our relationship with the organic and inorganic world around us.

May 26

Open Haus Behind Her Name Chestnuts Fall Forever

Sunday 13:00
(Listening Experience)

For this Open Haus, Reethaus presents “Behind Her Name Chestnuts Fall Forever” by the Danish sound artist and producer Sofie Birch, known for her lush ambient releases and live shows. Staged publicly for the first time, the piece was inspired by the soundscapes of electronic pioneers Franco Battiato, Raul Lovisoni and Francesco Messina, central figures within the 20th-century Italian avant-garde.

Jul 07

Open Haus: Maya Shenfeld Under the Sun

Sunday 14:00
(Listening Experience)

Maya Shenfeld calibrates her symphonic meditation on the material environment to the 360-degree sound system of Reethaus. Under the Sun is a sonic artwork that articulates the sounds of analogue synthesizers, youth choir and woodwinds, with hydraulic drills, drawing our attention to how extraction is sculpting the planet and attuning us to the latent possibilities that lie within every scratch and hum.