Music Performances of the Installation “Cevdet Erek. Bergama Stereo”

Hamburger Bahnhof – Nationalgalerie der Gegenwart

Architectural construction with sound & performance: Cevdet Erek performs a remix of the installation "Cevdet Erek. Bergama Stereo" as part of the series Works of Music by Visual Artists. On November 29, 2019, the performance series will start at the Hamburger Bahnhof and is planned to continue from January to March 2020.

"Bergama Stereo Variations + Davul Step 2"

  • Friday, November 29, 2019, 8 p.m.
  • Live Mixing: Cevdet Erek
  • Davul: Cevdet Erek, Gökhan Deneç, Saba Arat
  • Tickets: 12 euros, concessions 8 euros, tickets can only be purchased on the night at the box office

Cevdet Erek performs a live remix of the 34 seperate audio channels of his installation Bergama Stereo. He will be joined by Saba Arat und Gökhan Deneç to experiment with the davul, the double-headed drum popular across the Middle East and on the Balkans, a forerunner of the Western bass drum. It is struck with a strong mallet on the upper side, hanging from the left shoulder on a strap. On the lower side, it is played with a thin whip, which makes buzzing noises similar to the snare drum. Erek plays his Davul in his own way, alienating its sound in the finest nuances

The three players experiment with the relationship between the acoustically played drums and the pre-recorded drum sounds of the installation: the evenly organized beat against the impulsive, the relationship between amplified and unamplified, the testing of distortions and feedback in the sound system.

Contagious [De-Constructed]

  • Monday, 27 January 2020, 8 pm
  • Innenklavier (piano), electronics: Andrea Neumann
  • Trumpet, electronics: Sabine Ercklentz
  • Turntables, electronics: Mieko Suzuki
  • Tickets: 14 euros, concessions 10 euros, available only at the museum box office, which opens one hour before the performance

Founded in 2018, the trio contagious explores the interface between club-oriented danceable music and “autonomous” experimental music, opening up new aesthetic spaces through mutual “contagion.

In collaboration with the CTM Festival 2020

The Aesthetics of Resistance

  • Saturday, 15 February 2020, 8 pm
  • Voice: Ayben, David Moss, Volkan T error
  • Tickets: 14 euros, concessions 10 euros, available only at the museum box office, which opens one hour before the performance

An open-ended experiment: Rap remixes of the description of the Pergamon Altar from The Aesthetics of Resistance by Peter Weiss (in German, Turkish and English), with Aybes, renowned rapper from Istanbul; Volkan T error, pioneer of Turkish hip hop, from Berlin; and Brian Moss, American doyen of experimental vocal music, living in Berlin.

DJ Battle: The Lippok Brothers vs. the Nicolai Brothers

  • Saturday, 29 February 2020, 9 pm
  • Robert & Ronald Lippok, Carsten & Olaf Nicolai
  • 4 turntables, 2 mixers, 1 dance floor, 1 jury, 1 prize
  • Tickets: 10 euros, available only at the museum box office, which opens one hour before the start of the event

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Works of Music by Visual Artists, the Nicolai and Lippok brothers will once again compete with each other: Who are the better deejays? Who gets people more in the mood to groove? The artists are subject to the jury’s rigorous verdict.

Series "Works of Music by Visual Artists"

The series “Works of Music by Visual Artists”, initiated in 1999, is an ongoing collaboration of Freunde Guter Musik Berlin e. V. with Nationalgalerie – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. So far the series has presented concert performances of musical works and installations by Hanne Darboven, Yves Klein, Hermann Nitsch, Rodney Graham, Stephen Prina, Lawrence Weiner / Peter Gordon, Käthe Kruse, Carsten Nicolai, Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller, Cory Arcangel, Egill Sæbjörnsson & Marcia Moraes, Ryoji Ikeda, Susan Philipsz, Saâdane Afif, Ari Benjamin Meyers, Christian Marclay and Jorinde Voigt at Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin.

Coproduction by Freunde Guter Musik Berlin e.V., Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin and Ruhrtriennale 2018–2020.