This summer we celebrate 5 years of ACUD MACHT NEU in the backyard of the cultural center and former milkhouse. Every wednesday evening together with former partners and friends of the house we have prepared an eclectic program throughout the summer with concerts, performances, talks, drinks and aperitivo by Feinkost Minutillo.
This new Acud Macht Sommer night will be an Amplify Berlin one with a DJ Set by NE in the backyard followed by the presentation of the Microtonal Sound Workshop with Marc Sabat in Acud Studio. Participants will produce an experimental presentation of works-in-progress exploring tuning related psychoacoustic phenomena, featuring three performances with live and fixed media components.
... usually performs under the moniker Ionian Death Robes; a collaborative project which takes its cue from atmospheric, doom-inspired soundscapes. The songs draw on a dialogue between the discordant distressing of violin, flute and confessional chanting. Ionian Death Robes released their first EP titled Old World | New Ruins in 2019 which was developed under the mentorship of Caterina Barbieri during a residency with Amplify Berlin.
... is a Turkish-American composer and improviser who has recently moved from New York to Berlin. His compositions have been performed by artists such as So Percussion, JACK Quartet, and Wet Ink Ensemble. He also creates electronic music recordings and live performances in collaboration with choreographers, film makers, and other musicians such as Jason Treuting, Jeff Snyder, and Samita Sinha. Venues that have featured his work include New York's Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, Amsterdam’s Muziekgebouw, Zurich’s Tonhalle, Istanbul’s Babylon, and Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie. An album of his string quartets, recorded by JACK Quartet, will be released in 2020 on New Focus Recordings.
René Margraff (*1975)
... lives and works in Berlin. In 2008 he started his pillowdiver project but abandoned the guitar more and more and replaced it with samplers and synths. Lately, Margraff prefers to listen more closely and dials back the sounds: less reverb, less delays, less layers. His latest releases include a split with Malte Cornelius Jantzen on Second Editions (DE, also Eva-Maria Houben, Kevin Drumm, Karl Fousek) and a collaboration with Cody Yantis on Patient Sounds (US) called "Ohne Eile".
... Canadian composer, professor at UdK, Marc Sabat makes pieces for acoustic instruments and electronic sounds. He works with microtonally extended just intonation to explore melody, harmony, counterpoint, rhythm and form. His music is inspired by the perception and interaction of tones.
Before the Amplify Showcase