PHOTO: © Außenansicht, Foto: Luca Girardini

Triangular Waving for Solo Sax - Musikalische Performance von André Vida

In the organizer's words:

In the performance, musician André Vida interacts sonically with the Electrical System installation conceived by Nancy Holt, which extends across the atrium of the Gropius Bau. Resonating with Holt's interest in how spaces are perceived and altered through sound and language, Vida experiments with the work's network of curved wires and light bulbs by moving around the space with his instrument and playing with it.

Over the course of five decades, Nancy Holt (1938-2014) explored how we perceive our environment and how we try to understand our place on the surface of this planet. Holt's System Works reveal the mechanics of everyday technical structures for the circulation of electricity, heat and air. Electrical System reveals something that is so commonplace in contemporary life that it is often forgotten: Light. Holt described the work as a "fountain of light". Visitors are invited to enter the installation and move through the network of light and the sound of André Vida's saxophone. Both the light and the music move in waves - a phenomenon that Vida plays with.

AndréVida (born 1974) is a saxophonist, composer and writer based in Berlin. He creates performance pieces that develop presence through the materiality of sound, physical gesture and the moment. Vida frequently performs as a soloist and has collaborated with artists such as Tarek Atoui, Anthony Braxton, Evelina Deicmane, Hassan Khan and Hajnal Nemeth. He has also worked with Anri Sala on performances at the Pinault Collection, the Serpentine Gallery, the New Museum and the Buffalo Bayou Cistern. Vida has been commissioned by the Tri-Centric Foundation, the Global Art Forum, the Berlin Biennale, Eyebeam, Hyper! at the Deichtorhallen Hamburg and the European Sax Ensemble. A three-volume set of his works from 1995 to 2011 was published by PAN, his piece for 41 saxophones, Minor Differences, was published by Entr'acte, and he has been featured in The Wire, TANK, Monopol and Electronic Beats.

Meeting point: Gropius Bau, Lichthof

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Gropius Bau Niederkirchnerstr. 7 10963 Berlin

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