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
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.
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.