dub/ber/vie, ZKM, 2006






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Jennifer Walshe & Bernhard Gal


Multichannel composition / concert performance in collaboration with the Irish composer / voice performer Jennifer Walshe.

dub/ber/vie explores different points of intersection between the voice and the space in which it exists. Using two sets of binaural headphones, a series of four-channel recordings were made by Jennifer Walshe and Bernhard Gal within a variety of spaces - a pet shop, the Turkish market in Kreuzberg, a farm for children, a supermarket and an apartment. In each place, the recordings were synchronised in terms of time, but not in terms of space both composers wandered freely, picking up both global and local sounds. The content of these recordings inspired and shaped the creation of all acoustic materials used in the piece.

Commissioned by ZKM, Premiere at the Festival Stimme+, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany, May 18th, 2006

Further presentations:

Diapason Gallery, New York City, September 26th, 2008
ZKM broadcast at DEGEM web radio, Germany, fall 2008


dub/ber/vie, ZKM, 2006
[Chair spiral, sound check at ZKM, Karlsruhe, May 2006]