Gustavo Costa / The Interstring Project / Julia Eckhardt
Festival Day 3 + Night Concert
19:30 Gustavo Costa – Perkussion solo
20:30 The Interstring Project – inter/face with works by Hunjoo Jung, Sarah Nemtsov & Francisco Uberto
22:00 Julia Eckhardt
The third day starts out with a solo concert by Portuguese percussionist Gustavo Costa. In his work, Costa is guided by a constant exploration of the limits of listening itself. Being a drummer, instrument builder, teacher, and founder of Porto based collective Sonoscopia, he has been an important figure in Portugal’s contemporary music and sound art scene for years. At klub katarakt, he will be performing his first ever solo album Entropies and Mimetic Patterns for the first time in Hamburg.
For the main concert of the day, The Interstring Project will take the stage, a five piece ensemble working within the grey area between New Music, progressive rock and electronics – also for the first time in Hamburg. On stage, the ensemble combines acoustic and electric guitars with objects, preparations, effects and live-electronics. The ensemble's goal is to get a young audience hooked on experimental music using the guitar as an instrument normally connotated to pop culture.
Their new multimedia concert inter/face presents several pieces dedicated to the ensemble. The project is a musical reflection upon the »interface« as a technological and philosophical concept, a search for intersections between parts foreign to each other, and the attempt to converge them: human and computer, performer and composer, artist and audience. The Interstring Project will be performing pieces by Hunjoo Jung, Sarah Nemtsov, and Francisco Uberto. A light and live visual concept by German artist Cornelius Reitmayr will tie the pieces together and make the concert an immersive and dynamic experience.
Julia Eckhardt will perform in the night concert. She is a musician and organiser in the field of sound art and works at the interface between composed and improvised music. She is a founding member and artistic co-director of the Q-O2 Workspace in Brussels, for which she has conceived various research projects. As a performer, she has collaborated with numerous artists, including Éliane Radigue, Phill Niblock, Pauline Oliveros and Jennifer Walshe. She lectures on topics such as sound, gender and public space. Eckhardt will present a new solo performance for viola and feed.