Untraining the Ear #8: Pamela Z

Savvy Contemporary, Gerichtstraße 35, 13347 Berlin Map
Tickets: 8 €


19:00 21:00

Untraining the Ear performance with Pamela Z

After seven Listening Sessions, we have prepared a special outlook for your ears: the renowned composer, experimentalist, sound and media artist Pamela Z will engage with Untraining the Ear through a sonic exhibition and a solo performance around her work Sonic Gestures. This media installation, created for a 360º immersive environment, consist of multiple channels of video and audio composed of fragmented gestural images. The work surrounds the audience with a virtual chorus of chattering, whispering, singing, and ever transforming sonic entities.

The exhibition and performance of Pamela Z will be followed in June by the Untraining the Ear Days featuring the artists Memory Biwa and Robert Machiri, Rehab Hazgui, Edyta Jarzab, Ain Bailey, Alessandra Eramo, and others. Stay tuned.

Exhibition opening hours: Daily 14:00–19:00
Performance: 26.05.2019 19:00

About Untraining the Ear, Listening Sessions

This sixth listening session is part the Untraining the Ear series by SAVVY Contemporary, Deutschlandfunk Kultur and CTM Festival, which attempts to suggest alternative ways to listen to music and sound. The series invites up-and-coming Berlin based and international musicians and composers to perform uninterrupted listening sessions preceded by a moderated conversation between performers, curators, and listeners.

Moreover, in order to contextualise how we listen to the world today we also need to replay the past of abounding sonic references. We (the audience, the performers, the space, the radio, the moderators and the technicians) will rhetorically navigate through archives of maverick composers in the attempt to re-index their contributions, to create other possible genealogies and narratives. By involving sound practitioners coming from diverse genres to perform, and scholars to discuss works of the composers, we listen back to the influence and ingenuity of musicians and sound artists who defy the linearity of 20th century avant-garde music history. The series will thus shed light on and dives into the works of pioneers such as Halim El-Dabh, Eliane Radigue, and Jose Maceda to mention a few. The initiative will also commission new works to echo and reflect (with a contemporary take) rare archival body of works that have been marginalized by history of avant-garde music and sound art.


Curation: Kamila Metwaly
Co-Curation: Marcus Gammel, Jan Rohlf
Production: Beya Othmani, Ola Zielińska
Communications: Jasmina Al-Qaisi, Anna Jäger
Visuals: Elsa Westreicher, Ahmed Isamaldin
Management: Lema Sikod, Lynhan Balatbat-Helbock
In collaboration with: Deutschlandfunk Kultur and CTM Festival
On Air: Klangkunst by Deutschlandfunk Kultur, presented by Esther Schelander
Support: Musicboard Berlin

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Presented by SAVVY Contemporary, Deutschlandfunk Kultur and CTM Festival