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Bill Fontana

Distant Trains and other works

1 June 2016 | installation and concert presentation

Pho­tos © Susanne Baron

1 June 2016 | 4–9 pm


Instal­la­tion and Con­cert Presentation


Jazz-Insti­tut Berlin 


Ein­stein­ufer 43–53

10587 Berlin


4:00 pm | video pro­jec­tion
Desert Sound­ings (Abu Dhabi, 2014). Com­mis­sioned by the Abu Dhabi Music and Art Foundation.

8:00 pm | con­cert pre­sen­ta­tion
Dis­tant Trains (Berlin Anhal­ter Bahn­hof, 1984) and oth­er works, Bill Fontana in conversation

Intro­duc­tion by Julia Ger­lach (Berlin­er Kün­stler­pro­gramm des DAAD)

On June 1, Bill Fontana will be a guest at the Jazz Insti­tute Berlin.

He is one of the Amer­i­can pio­neers of sound art. In the 1970s, he began to trans­mit sounds live to oth­er loca­tions, cre­at­ing “sound sculp­tures” or “sound bridges.” In Berlin in 1984, for “Dis­tant Trains,” he played sounds from Cologne’s main train sta­tion in the waste­land behind the ruins of the Anhal­ter Bahn­hof. The sound mate­r­i­al from this now leg­endary work will now be heard again for the first time at the Berlin Uni­ver­si­ty of the Arts, along with excerpts from more recent pieces — the event is being held in coöper­a­tion with the DAAD’s Berlin­er Künstlerprogramm.


die Reihe.

Beiträge zu auditiver Kunst und Kultur 

die Rei­he. Con­tri­bu­tions to audi­to­ry art and cul­ture is an event series of the Master’s pro­gram Sound Stud­ies and Son­ic Arts at the Berlin Career Col­lege at Berlin Uni­ver­si­ty of the Arts the Audio Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Group at Tech­ni­cal Uni­ver­si­ty Berlin. A colab­o­ra­tion between the Elec­tron­ic Music Stu­dio, the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Pro­gram and the Master’s pro­gram Sound Stud­ies and Son­ic Arts at UdK. |