Kamilya Jubran is one of the most formative voices of the Arab avant-garde that influences an entire generation today. Traditional musical influences are confronted with an experimental joy in deconstructing the expected. Accompanied by the Swiss trumpet player and electronic artist Werner Hasler, the singer enters a new space with her new program »Wa«, which in Arabic means »and« – quadrophonically amplified textures build up, which are brought to collapse in the next moment. The musician and artist Cevdet Erek from Istanbul dedicates his performance, which has also been developed over the years, to the davul, a bass drum that is widely used in regions from Eastern Europe to the Middle East. His way of playing is completely unique and leads from complex, traditional dance rhythms to techno-like beats to sensitive archaic. For the first time Cevdet Erek and the duo Jubran Hasler meet, accompanied by baroque and renaissance sounds constructing old listening spaces from fundament to ornament.
A few days after the concert Naika Foroutan, Professor of Social Sciences, specializes in integration and migration research, will reflect together with Esra Küçük, Managing Director of the Allianz Cultural Foundation, about the post-migrant society in an »Outernational Listening Session«.
Kamilya Jubran, Voice and Oud
Werner Hasler, Electronics
Cevdet Erek, Davul
Liam Byrne, Gamba
Andreas Arend, Theorbo
David-Maria Gramse, Violin & Concept
Elisa Erkelenz, Concept & Dramaturgy
Heinrich Horwitz, Direction & Concept
Carlo Grippa, Sound Recording
Martin Ruch (Control Room Berlin), Sound Mix
Florian Schmuck, Camera & Cut
Rosa Wernecke, Visuals & Light
Outernational Listening Session »Postmigrantische Gesellschaft« (in German):
Prof. Naika Foroutan and Esra Küçük