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Thursday November 13th, 2014
Kunstwerke, Auguststraße 69, 10117 Berlin
Doors: 19h, Concert: 20h, Tickets: 10€
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'and IV (inertia)'

Grischa Lichtenberger (born 1983) is an electronic music producer, visual and installation artist living in Berlin. Grown up in a withdrawn farmhouse near Bielefeld (Westphalia), his artistic approach developed from surveying the landscape as reference for the condition of art production itself. Landscape, in this sense, is understood not only as the picturesque or sublime recreational facility of nature, but as an interaction between the traces of biographical history and the material concreteness of the present surroundings.

The aggressive tone in his sound design has its counterpart in an emotional depth of the musical structure - a hermetic idiosyncrasy of rhythm and melodies that implement a personal handwriting into the arrangement and sculpture of the sound elements. The music aims towards a paradoxic parallelism of introspective moods on the dance floor and unsettling contemplations in an intimate listening situation. tumbling between funky, highly energetic beats and trembling, concerning melodies, an almost tactile honesty reaches out to the individual listener. technology appears not as the perfect, mathematically defined form, but as an index of failure and error, as a shadow of the spooking despairs and desires of its producer, engraved in the finiteness of the concrete form to be embraced by the attentive.

In 2009, he released his EP "treibgut" as part of the unun series on Raster-Noton, followed by his debut album "and IV (Inertia)" in 2012. He played audiovisual live sets on international festivals and realized several commissioned installations on both local and international sites.

"It is as if Lichtenberger checked out an earlier branch of Autechre’s source code, and began developing with no intent of merging back." Headphone Commute



Singular Stare

Ketev is a project by Yair Elazar Glotman, a musician and sound artist focusing on experimental electroacoustic composition, sound installations, and sculptures.

A post techno project made by phasing patterns from Reel-to-reel tape loops that are manipulated by 4-track cassette decks, Ketev creates roaring textures above slowly shifting rhythmic mantras. The artist’s self-titled debut release on Opal Tapes in 2014, described as “...picking up where the darkest records by Andy Stott and Sam Kerridge left off” (Boomkat), was well-received, and quickly followed-up by a second release, "Singular Stare", on the UK label where to now?.

Instantly noticeable in Ketev’s music is his willingness to dig into slower tempos and murkier territory than many of his post-techno contemporaries, a deliberate heaviness that through lengthy, patiently built tracks becomes totally immersive.

"…the music of Ketev stands out thanks to the artist’s use of dense yet delicate textures among the glacial rhythms, jet black atmosphere and haunting traces of melody. The accomplished result is something as meditative as it is challenging." Juno Plus