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workspace for experimental music and sound art
Burkhard Beins & Liz Allbee
02/06/2013 - 04/06/2013

Burkhard Beins (Lower Saxony, d 1964) lives in Berlin since 1995. As a composer/performer working in the fields of experimental music and sound art he is known for his definitive use of percussion in combination with selected objects. Furthermore he works with electronics, electro-acoustic instruments and devices . Since the late 1980’s he performs at internationally renowned venues and festivals throughout Europe, North America, Asia and Australia. He works solo, in collaboration with Keith Rowe, Sven-Åke Johansson, Chris Abrahams, Orm Finnendahl, John Tilbury, Charlemagne Palestine and is also a member of groups like Perlonex, Activity Center, Polwechsel, The Sealed Knot, Phosphor, Mensch Mensch Mensch, and Splitter Orchester. Meanwhile he has released more than 40 CDs and LPs. Burkhard Beins gives lectures and workshops, has published several articles on music theory, and is a co-editor of the book „Echtzeitmusik Berlin – Self-Defining a Scene“.


Liz Allbee (Berlin, Vermont, usa 1976) lives in Berlin since 2009. She plays trumpet, as well as conch, electronics and voice. Her work spans many genres, primarily encompassing improvisation, electronic composition, instrument building, noise, weird pop, and experimental rock. She is interested in protolingualism and the gestures, loops, and tics of communication, and in reconfiguring the tools and the hands that make them. Besides her solo work, current groups and collaborations include: Mensch Mensch Mensch with Burkhard Beins, Bogan Ghost w/Anthea Caddy, Pivot with Chris Heenan, Vagino w/Gino Robair, The Zoo w/Michael Vorfeld, Animal Nacht Quartet (w/Felicity Mangan, Ute Wassermann and Olaf Hochherz), and Berlin’s 24-piece Splitter Orchester. She has played and recorded with Anthony Braxton, Fred Frith, Rova Saxophone Quartet, with members of Sun City Girls, Caroliner, and many others.


Sebastian Dingens - WALKS
Pavel Tchikov 29/11/23
Nika Son - Scatter

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