Abstract Musette © Cornelia Fahrner, Alessandra Eramo © Suncan Stone, Joke Lanz ©Wendelin Büchler,
Do, 13/02/2020, 20:45 Uhr
Klangkunst / Sound Art / Konzert / Performance

Abstract Musette

(Joke Lanz & Jonas Kocher) Record Release + Alessandra Eramo + special guest

Corvo Records is proud to release the brand new LP of Joke Lanz & Jonas Kocher "Abstract Musette"
This seemingly improbable duo finds both artists defending a common cause, with Lanz reinventing himself as a stunning turntablist to serve as a perfect companion to Kocher's iconoclastic approach to his instrument. Detailed moves, fast gestures and throbbing pulses are recurrently cut by silences and sustained tones. Short rhythmic patterns and precise syllables emerge only to give way to more intimate sequences where players drift into some neutral space before re-colliding again into actualizations of micro-events from a pool of potential occurrences. Each player is always observing and anticipating the other's next move, attributing a flowing dynamic to the duo which ultimately sounds like a system that finds itself on the threshold between equilibrium and disorder. A certain flair for inventiveness, a rich palette of sounds and ideas and an energetic, somatic
approach to sound performance makes this an action-packed duo that is not to be missed.
The duo was formed in 2015 and since then Kocher and Lanz have performed in several
venues and festivals including Cave12 Genève, Instants Chavirés Paris, La Malterie Lille,
Piednu Le Havre, Sound Delivery Torino, Moods Zürich, reMusik Festival St-Petersbourg,
Sound Around Festival Kaliningrad
Alessandra Eramo is a Berlin-based sound artist, vocalist and performer who works primarily with voice and noise. She creates sound performances, videos, installations and drawings, exploring the tension between vocality and writing, performative rituals and trance-like states through singing. Her projects often adopt relational aesthetics and address questions about the body, memory and identity. The essence of her practice is to destabilize the normal expectations of the voice to trace a new sense of beauty in sound and language.
In her Solo for Voice and Electronics Alessandra Eramo creates a collage of hypnotic soundscapes and voices to move beyond sound into more visceral layers of poetic expression. Beat-boxing, tongueclicking, screeching, hissing - in an immersive performance, Eramo explores trance-like states in singing - Her extended voice forms abstract sounds, crude noise, fragmented words, and unknown languages, interweaving a dynamic use of analog electronic instruments and pre-recorded sonic material. In reference to sound poetry, the performance is both an acoustic and physical experience, like a spiritual exercise shared with the audience.
She has performed and exhibited widely o.a. at: Savvy Contemporary Berlin, Liminaria/Manifesta12 Palermo, Deutschlandfunk Kultur, BBC Radio 3, Tempo Reale Festival Florence, Transmediale Berlin, Tsonami Festival Valparaíso, Chile, 6th Thessaloniki Biennial, Heroines of Sound Festival Berlin, FLUSSI Media Arts Festival Avellino, PACT Zollverein Essen, Roulette New York, Audiorama Stockholm, Padiglione Italia nel Mondo/54th Venice Biennale.

  • : »Abstract Musette« (2019, Record Release)

Joke Lanz, turntables
Jonas Kocher, accordion

This seemingly improbable duo finds both artists defending a common cause, with Lanz as a stunning turntablist to serve as a perfect companion to Kocher's iconoclastic accordion playing. Detailed moves, fast gestures and and throbbing pulse!

  • : (2020)

Alessandra Eramo, voice, electronics, field recordings

In her solo ALESSANDRA ERAMO uses extended vocal techniques and the dynamic use of analogue electronics and field recordings to create a hypnotic soundscape of abstract sounds, fragmented words and unknown languages.


  • Dauer: 04:00h, Pausen: 2
  • West Germany
  • Skalitzer Strasse 133, Berlin
  • Ticketpreis: Free donation