Zinc and Copper - Well Tuned Brass 2023

  • Neue Musik / Komponierte Musik
  • Improvisierte Musik
  • Elektronische / Elektroakustische Musik
  • Klangkunst / Sound Art
  • Konzert

Autonomex - new works by Juan Felipe Waller and Marisol Jiménez

Fri, 22.09.2023, 20:30 - 22:00 | KM28

Sep 22 | Doors 20:00 | Concert 20:30
Karl-Marx-Straße 28, Berlin

This concert focuses on well tuned noise, the ensemble is augmented by sound transducers and external sound sources. The concert is the result of a lengthy collaboration with two Mexican composers: Juan Felipe Waller and Marisol Jiménez.

Felipe Waller "Die sprechenden Stummen"

The first sketch for Waller's "Die sprechenden Stummen" was presented on 29.09.2022 at KM28 in Berlin. The piece was developed in close collaboration with the ensemble. Instead of standard loudspeaker amplification, the electronics take place inside the instruments, in the bell. For this purpose, 2 to 3 different adapted mutes are available for each instrument, each of which is equipped with an "exciter" loudspeaker (transducer). The mutes are set into vibration via the contact loudspeakers, and the electronics are thereby amplified by the mutes.


Marisol Jiménez "Installation for autonomous noise machines & brass instruments"

Jiménez's new work for Zinc & Copper consists of an immersive sound environment in which three autonomous sound machines work with three brass instrumentalists to create a nonlinear, ever-changing musical structure. The sound machines produce different tones of the natural overtone series. The musicians play specific tunings related to those of the machines, exploring common resonances and the spaces in between.


Zinc & Copper is an internationally recognised low brass ensemble founded in 2005 by Robin Hayward, working together with Elena Kakaliagou and Hilary Jeffery since 2014. Through an intensive exploration of microtonal and natural tunings, Zinc & Copper have developed a unique ensemble sound characterized by the warmth of low brass instruments and a wide range of extended playing techniques.




Zinc & Copper

    Marisol Jiménez »Installation für autonome Geräuschmaschinen & Blechblasinstrumente« UA
    Juan Felipe Waller »Die sprechenden Stummen« UA
  • Elena Kakaliagou | Horn
  • Hilary Jeffery | Posaune
  • Robin Hayward | Tuba
  • Juan Felipe Waller | Selbstgemachte Dämpfer, Elektronik, Computer, Komponist
  • Marisol Jiménez | autonome Klangmaschinen


  • Fri, 22.09.2023, 20:30 - 22:00
  • Break: Ja
  • Doors 20:00 | Concert 20:30

Contact and funding

Sponsored by inm - initiative neue musik berlin e.V.