Ichiko Aoba
Mi, 07/09/2022, 18:00 Uhr
Elektronische Musik / Klangkunst / Sound Art / Konzert


w/ Alison Cotton, Dylan Henner and Ichiko Aoba

Violist and vocalist Alison Cotton will premiere her album Only Darkness Now, for the first time in Berlin. Released in 2020 to widespread critical acclaim, it strips the music back to reveal the audible and lyrical noises inherent in fields and stones, creating “an expressive and thoroughly absorbing album, which envelops the listener and takes them to places that seem both familiar and terrifying, halfway between inner and outer worlds.” – The Quietus

In 2020, UK producer Dylan Henner asked his computer “What do you think a human sounds like?”, and used the subsequent concept of man versus machine to build his first full length album The Invention of The Human (AD 93). It’s one of our favourite recordings from that year, featuring a brilliant collection of drones and synthesized vocals. “Combines the synthetic inventiveness of Sophie and Arca with Grouper’s spectral drones and the beatific simplicity of Arvo Pärt’s post-minimalist compositions.” (Bleep.com, top 50 albums of the year 2020).

The third guest for this special event is Ichiko Aoba, a Japanese folk singer and songwriter who releases music on her own label, hermine. Her main instrument is guitar, but she also plays piano, clarinet, accordion and flute. Known for her acoustic sound and songwriting, which is often inspired by her dreams, she was also featured on the soundtrack of the 2019 Nintendo Switch remake of The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening.

Alison Cotton
Dylan Henner
Ichiko Aoba


  • Einführung: On Wednesday September 7, Kiezsalon returns to our beloved Haus der Kulturen der Welt with two special premieres. London-based viola player Alison Cotton and young UK ambient producer Dylan Henner will both premiere their respective albums in Berlin,
  • Haus der Kulturen der Welt
  • John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10, Berlin
  • Barrierefreiheit: Sehbehinderung und Blindheit / motorische Einschränkungen / Hörbehinderung / kognitive Einschränkungen
  • Ticketpreis: 10
  • Kartenvorbestellung: +49 30 12 0878 47
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