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Gilles Aubry

And Who Sees The Mystery

24 November 2018 | performances and talk

Pho­tos © Fed­er­i­ca Sosta

24 Novem­ber 2018

6 p.m. | per­for­mance and talk


Uni­ver­sität der Kün­ste Berlin
Liet­zen­burg­er Str. 45
Room 103
10789 Berlin


Die Rei­he. Con­tri­bu­tions to audi­to­ry art and cul­ture presents the Swiss sound artist, musi­cian and researcher Gilles Aubry with his piece “And who sees the mys­tery”, orig­i­naly pub­lished on the Berlin label Cor­vo Records in 2017.

The per­for­mance is based on sound check sit­u­a­tions and rehearsals of Berber-Amazigh music record­ed by Gilles Aubry in Moroc­co. Using his micro­phone as a sound pro­cess­ing device Aubry trans­forms fur­ther his field record­ings through per­for­ma­tive feed­back tech­niques. The result is an abstract son­ic explo­ration of tra­di­tion­al instru­ments, rhythms and spaces. It also fea­tures a poet­ic text in Amazigh lan­guage by Farid Zal­houd, “Trib­ute to the Ear”, com­mis­sioned espe­cial­ly for the project.


Aubry’s prac­tice is based on a per­for­ma­tive approach to field record­ing, doc­u­ments and his­tor­i­cal sources, often in col­lab­o­ra­tion with oth­er dis­ci­plines. He crit­i­cal­ly address­es lis­ten­ing, sound prac­tices, music, tech­nol­o­gy and envi­ron­men­tal voic­es, exam­in­ing their rela­tions to pow­er struc­tures and ide­olo­gies in var­i­ous contexts.

Pho­to © Kathrin Scheidt

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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. |