Chromatic Wednesdays #12
drafted and organized by Apartment Project
supported by “NEUSTART KULTUR” and Fonds Soziokultur
March 2021 | Sustainability | Episode 3
The Spirit and the Tempest
31 March 2021, Wednesday
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.
The duo derives its musical material from traditions such as Sufism, Taoism, Orthodox Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Native American belief systems. These songs, hymns, and chants are then performed on violin, viola, double bass, and voice in combination with electronic effects and elements of free improvisation, giving new life to these ancient traditions while respecting the history and belief systems of these varied approaches to mystical union with the “divine”
Join the online concert which will be streamed live from Apartment Project’s studio in Neukölln for a sublime musical experience.
Adam Goodwin: double bass, voice, effects
Penelope Gkika: violin, viola, effects
Penelope Gkika is a Greek violinist living in Berlin. She studied classical violin and in more recent years her musical activities have expanded to include a wide range of genres and aesthetic approaches, including traditional Greek and Middle Eastern modal music, as well as contemporary compositions, free improvisation, and performance. Among her recent projects are Arcangel, Reverse Mode, Nawa Ensemble, and Farmagia. She is also active as a composer, writing music for theatrical plays and instrumental performances
Adam Goodwin is a composer, double bassist, and visual artist based between Berlin, Germany, and the United States of America. He is active as an interpreter of contemporary and classical music as well as organizing his own creative projects throughout Europe, Asia, and the Americas. His work frequently explores elements of physicality and mental state during the performance and listening, as well as addressing socio-political and environmental issues.
Live-stream link: https://www.facebook.com/apartmentprojectberlin/live/
Previous episodes of Chromatic Wednesdays: https://www.facebook.com/watch/487333424612058/870336180382778
“Chromatic Wednesdays” is a culmination of our recent collective consciousness — the pandemic has disrupted our ability, creativity, and production. How do we as artists and intellectuals develop alternative forms of thinking and articulate this unclear existential situation? How can we get out of this limbo? How can we expel it?
Addressing these questions, Apartment Project developed a program titled Chromatic Wednesdays, which consists of 33 individual events, that will take place within eleven months starting from December 2, 2020. Each month will revolve around specific themes on current issues such as; immigration, pandemic, ecology, sustainability, gentrification, gender, survival, boundaries, geography, freedom of speech, and future. On three Wednesdays per month, artists, musicians, performers, scholars, scientists, and cultural practitioners will be invited to collaborate and share their research, practices, and experiences. Space will host a variety of events such as; concerts, performances, workshops, film screenings, lectures, exhibitions, readings, panel discussions, and dinner gatherings.
„Gefördert von der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien“