Sonic Specters. A cooperation between Struma+Iodine and AIL (Angewandte Innovation Lab)
Between Nostalgia and Anticipation New Series of Sound Performances, starting October 2023
Eerie atmospheres and flickering sound traces created by past audio sources and the coming times – for each event of the new series Sonic Specters. Between Nostalgia and Anticipation two musicians track down what has ceased to exist and what is yet to come. Oscillating between melancholic nostalgia and euphoric anticipation, linear concepts of time and space will be called into question. Does the past haunt the present and the future?
For Joseph Kamaru (KMRU) a Nairobi-born Berlin-based sound artist, sound is a sensorial medium through which social, material and conceptual interpretations are manifested in his works. KMRU carries with him a repository of listening experiences from Nairobi and beyond expanding his sonic practices, bringing an awareness of surroundings through creative compositions, installations and performances. He has earned international acclaim from his performances and releases , at the Barbican, Berlin Atonal, Présences électronique, and releases on Editions Mego, Subtext, Seil Records. KMRU has carved out a serious and definitive space on the list of essential authors in ambient experimental music – one of the most prolific and innovative artists in his field.
Misonica as a Dj is a strong selector across times and spaces, fusing hidden gems from all over the world and obscure vocal tracks into a coherent, punchy mix between Industrial and EBM, Tribal and Cosmic or experimental sounds. In her recently presented live sets, she works with field recordings, ambient noises and her voices. They engage with a larger narrative, and guide us into imaginary realms, opening auratic spaces that we can walk in.
INOU KI ENDO dj-set
Inou Ki Endo’s preference lies in infernal and cerebral sounds, obscure dilettantes and professional borderliners beyond the musical mainstream. Shilla Strelka hosts concerts in Vienna under the name Struma+Iodine, curates the Unsafe+Sounds Festival, is part of the Elevate Festival team of curators and active as a music journalist for various magazines. As Inou Ki Endo, she is filtering communal sounds and rhythms from the past and the present, drawing from techno, industrial, ambient and noise.