When we are drowning in instability, creativity can be the saving anchor, as Simon Berz, the guest of the upcoming «Chromatic Wednesdays» edition, states. In his project Rockingdesk, he improvises over musical notations, making them vibrate and translating them into images that accompany the sound. By amplifying the material he finds in notations and developing flaws, he expresses impermanence in his performances. In the performance of the second guest, Georg Werner, instability results from the unpredictability of the radio programs that he uses in his experimental music. He plays a self-built instrument, which controls three radios via a step sequencer, recombining what can be heard on this medium.
CW#14 l SEASON 2 l Nour Sokhon & AweKid l «Chromatic Wednesdays» in collaboration with «HIVE INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM DAYS BERLIN»
The performances by Nour Sokhon and Awe Kid investigate this months’ «Chromatic Wednesdays» theme «Divergence». With her performance «And who are we now?», Nour attempts to imagine a future for her home country Lebanon, worn-out by recent economic and political developments.
Offseeds’ album «Tales of Extinction» is a collection of musical and visual stories symbolizing extinct animal spirits. In the performance for «Chromatic Wednesdays», Offseeds present interpretations of these animals through sounds, music, voice and live illustrations
For this edition of «Chromatic Wednesdays» the core team of A.I.D, based mainly in Turkey, comes together to give their third concert in Berlin. A.I.D (Art is Dead) is an organization that breaks with defined musical criteria.
In the letter «o», which has neither beginning nor end, the line runs in circles and repeats its shape again and again. The second event on the theme of «Recurrence» invites Anthony Hüseyin to present their new project «O».
In what form does mutualism express itself in interpersonal relationships? Birgit Auf der Lauer and Caspar Pauli investigate this question in their workshop «MitEinAnder – an exploration»
Psychedelic Choir is a Berlin-based noise band, consisting of six singers (Florence Freitag, Gosia Gajdemska, Irina Gheorghe, Pauline Payen, Karoline Strys and Lyllie Rouvière) and a bassist (Leah Buckareff). The group intones haunting ambient sounds through witchcraft rituals, underscored by a mesmerizing sonic foundation of drones and processed sounds through the bass.
CW#6 l SEASON 2 l Wanderings Through Uncertainty with Stephanie Hanna & Bernhard Wöstheinrich and Azra Deniz Okyay
With this session, «Chromatic Wednesdays» enquires into how people respond to the presence of precarity in individuals and in society.
Precarity leaves people in a state of insecurity and uncertainty that is constantly increasing in neoliberal societies. This session of «Chromatic Wednesdays» approaches the subject through experimental artistic forms.
Exile means not only the loss of a place, but also the reorientation in a new one. How do artists deal with finding themselves in an unfamiliar setting? Art is often a place where dealing with these changes and challenges can unfold and artists in exile build structures of solidarity.
The second Chromatic Wednesdays event on improvisation considers the interrelation of visual and performative arts with music in the infinity of possibilities, expressed through improvisation.
Never be sure what to expect: Éponj stretches the possibilities of improvisation to the limits, fusing composed and improvised elements in unique performances. Based in Berlin and active since 2019, Éponj is a string trio consisting of Marie Takahashi (viola), Anil Eraslan (cello), and Antonio Borghini (contrabass).
Before moving to Germany in 2017 Özlem Sarıyıldız produced several films that focused on memory, gender, commons, and justice movements and relied on an aesthetics that was fed by genres such as documentary, interview, and oral history.
For the first episode of “Chromatic Wednesdays” theme “Survival”, we have an experimental electronic improvisation duo in our studio. Sara Persico and Melih Sarigöl debuted their project after a “blind- date” on stage in August 2018 at Multiversal in Berlin.
We finalize our program for June with good music and cold raki. We host Gazino Neukölln in the Apartment Project. An intimate “Gazino” night with flying napkins, plate smashing, song requests, love stories, lots of fun, and a little bit of sadness.
As we welcome summer and nice weather, we slowly increase the momentum and modify the format of the events with excitement. We missed socializing and we missed you. Let’s join together one more time! For the second episode of June, we host Ceren Saner at Apartment Project Space.
Celebrating Pride Month 2021, Chromatic Wednesdays focus on “Gender” as a theme in this month’s program. The first episode brings together Teo Vlad and Arielle Cottingham to produce a collaborative live performance at Apartment Project’s space in Neukölln.
In the final episode of our Ecology month, we will be welcoming Julia Lazarus with her film titled Northern Forests. This week’s program consists of a live artist talk with Lazarus at our studio and the screening of the film
On the second episode of Chromatic Wednesday’s Ecology month, we are happy to host Andrei Cucu and Janine Eisenächer. The event will begin with Cucu’s sound performance titled NESTS, drafted as an attempt to disrupt the hierarchy between biophonic and anthropogenic sounds.
Where is my body: in the middle of destruction. I destroy. I listen to the destruction with all my senses. I listen to nature in cooperation with nature. I use nature’s reflections and I travel from birth to collapse. How does my body react to and take part in this destruction? How does the destroying body turn into the destroyed one?
Seçil Yersel is hosting Yelta Köm for the 15th episode of Chromatic Wednesdays. Their conversion will cover a long span, which is from inhabiting practices to modes of living. The discussion will be around the questions: How do we witness the practices of living together? Who transforms the city? Can architects make a neighborhood? Can we reconsider the invisible power of the inhabitants together with the power of everyday life practices? What are the ownership discussions on land? The talk will evolve strolling through different neighborhoods of Istanbul and Berlin.
Apartment Project’s aim to give voice to the figures who have been resisting the gentrification projects in Berlin, results in another episode where we welcome Berlin-based artist KAI at our studio to talk about a special case: Eschschloraque!
For the first iteration of this month, we will host .PK. in our cellar. .PK. is going to present an exploratory aural satori whose aim is to present a story obsessed with incompatible sounds. Her fast industrial beats will be accompanied by video projections by Chromatic Wednesdays crew to form a sharp and deconstructed narrative about the livelihoods of our city and its inhabitants.
On the third episode of Chromatic Wednesday’s “Sustainability” month, we will be leaving the floor to violinist/violist Penelope Gkika and double bassist Adam Goodwin who reinterpret sacred music practices from various cultures around the world.
For the first episode of our Borders theme, we are thrilled to welcome the musical embodiment of the region’s intertwined and rich composition — A.G.A. Trio, namely Deniz Mahir Kartal, Mikail Yakut, Arsen Petrosyan.