BEAM SPLITTER CALIFORNIA TOUR 2018
Dec
1
to Dec 11

BEAM SPLITTER CALIFORNIA TOUR 2018

BEAM SPLITTER CALIFORNIA TOUR 2018

01. THE FRONT - SAN YSIDRO - https://www.facebook.com/events/311130369613772/

05. THE LAB - SAN FRANCISCO - https://www.facebook.com/events/1014964625349106/

06. CCRMA STANFORD UNIVERSITY - STANFORD - https://www.facebook.com/events/328809334517025/

https://arts.stanford.edu/event/80536/

07. MA/GOLD LION ARTS - SACRAMENTO - https://www.facebook.com/events/305834573478775/

10. TBA

www.beamsplitter.org

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SOLO // We Are Not SAME SAME @ STUDIO CHERIE, BERLIN, GERMANY
Nov
17
8:00 PM20:00

SOLO // We Are Not SAME SAME @ STUDIO CHERIE, BERLIN, GERMANY

WE ARE NOT SAME SAME
BUT WE ARE DIFFERENT 

FREE EVENT for people of Asian descent, friends AND allies - people who want to help spread the awareness and enjoy an open exchange. 

Donations VERY VERY appreciated. 


TALKS // PERFORMANCES // ART // PHOTOGRAPHY // WORKSHOPS // MUSIC // FOOD // DRINKS // INSTALLATIONS 

An intersectional feminist event for people of South, East, South-East Asian descent, the LGBTQIA+ community and allies. Come together, share experiences, begin discourse and find empowerment.

Women* have historically been the object of sexual exploitation and fetishism, however that type of objectification increases when it comes to women* of colour and LGBTQIA+. Of course, these are not the only topics of importance but a community that requires more visibility and solidarity.

The WE ARE NOT SAME SAME event highlights the misconception that all Asian countries can be placed under the one umbrella, without regard or respect towards their differences in culture, individuality and history. This event follows up the I AM NOT A FORTUNE COOKIE event and will be spotlighting the implications encircling exotification, sexism, objectification, racism, stereotyping and diaspora. 

It is apparent that many shy away from discussing the social, cognitive and emotional roots of prejudice. This is a way we can come together to begin discourses surrounding issues within our society and better understand how to move towards a more equal future. I invite you all to come and enjoy this two-day event! 

website: goo.gl/4PHFa4
program: goo.gl/Mbh8ax

Saturday, November 17, 2018

3:00 PM

DOORS OPEN - FOOD with Mama Shabz & Khao Taan . DRINKS . INSTALLATIONS . ART . PHOTOGRAPHY

3:30 PM

Book Reading with Sheree Domingo

4:15 PM

Talk with Cadudasa - Photographer. Sharing stories from her book

4:45 PM

Talk with Jihee Lee - Graphic Designer and Visual Artist

5:30 PM

Talk with Scholar and Activist Saboura Naqshband

7:30 PM

Talk with Drago - Photographer

8:00 PM

Performance by Audrey Chen - Musician

9:00 PM

Talk with Minh Duc Pham - Artist

9:00 PM

DISTINCTIVE JUN - DJ set 100% FUNKY FRESH

9:30 PM

Workshop with Anisha Gupta Müller - FemmeFitness Dance

https://www.facebook.com/events/345078616061938/

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Charuest/Chen/Scott + Sofia Borges @ ACKERSTADT PALAST, BERLIN
Nov
16
8:00 PM20:00

Charuest/Chen/Scott + Sofia Borges @ ACKERSTADT PALAST, BERLIN

improvised and composed experimental music

Berlin-based Audrey Chen and Richard Scott meet with Canadian saxophonist Yves Charuest for a performance of improvised sonic intricacies — dynamic melding of distinct voices and collective textures shifting on a dime. The evening will start with Berlin-based Sofia Borges performing two pieces for percussion.


1rst set: 
Sofia Borges, percussion, electronics

2nd set: 
Yves Charuest, alto saxophone
Audrey Chen, voice
Richard Scott, analog synthesizer

16 November 2018 um 20h
im Acker Stadt Palast
Ackerstraße 169/170, Berlin
Tickets: 15€ / 10 € (ermäßigt) 
Vorverkauf: https://billetto.eu/e/charuest-chen-scott-sofia-borges-improvised-and-composed-experimental-music-Tickets-308570
Ein begrenztes Kontingent an Karten ist an der Abendkasse verfügbar (geöffnet ab 19 Uhr)

https://www.facebook.com/events/264221727544587/

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KARL RECORDS RELEASE EVENING! Hanno Leichtmann, Audrey Chen, Nørstebø/Loxbo @ KM28
Nov
14
7:30 PM19:30

KARL RECORDS RELEASE EVENING! Hanno Leichtmann, Audrey Chen, Nørstebø/Loxbo @ KM28

at KM28

Karl-Marx-Straße 28, 12043 Berlin, Germany

7:30 doors // 8pm start (SHARP!!!)

Karlrecords double record-release concert. Opening set by Henrik Munkeby Nørstebø (trombone) and Finn Loxbo (guitar), followed by Audrey Chen presenting Runt Vigor (KR046) and Hanno Leichtmann presenting Nouvelle Aventure (KR049)

https://www.facebook.com/events/472702023137660/

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AM ANFANG WAR DAS WORT @ BEATE UWE, BERLIN
Nov
7
7:00 PM19:00

AM ANFANG WAR DAS WORT @ BEATE UWE, BERLIN

Am Anfang war das Wort

at

Beate Uwe

Schillingstr. 31

10179 Berlin, Germany 7pm - 12am


Music pieces that investigate the circumstances in which speech, or other forms of oral language, are considered music. Working at the point where one thing happens to be the other, without having the intention to define when we are talking about language or music, but the opposite.
We propose works around the voice, not in search of a creative extension of it´s expressive possibilities or color, but of the origin of the link between voice and language, between oral language and the origin of the musical experience.


Antoine Beuger Solo set. ”Keine Fernen mehr". 
The Co- founder and mentor of the recognised group of composers “Wandelweiser” performs his unique piece for 
whistling solo performer.

Audrey Chen performs Rishin Singh. 
"Possibly Anna Magdalena" - for solo cello (2018) WP.
A reflection on memory and sound: How varying scales of memory - from historical records to contemporary private diaries -
affect the embodied positions from which we listen to music. 

Evelyn Saylor- Rebecca Lane. Voices. Sacred Harp Singing.
Sacred Harp Singing is a tradition of community singing that originated in colonial New England, and, while nearly having died out at the beginning of the 20th century, has been preserved for generations in the South of the United States. 
The name is derived from The Sacred harp, a tunebook printed in shape notes first published in 1844. The book is a rich collection of shape note songs from various sources, from the 1770s to the present day. Modal polyphonic music built with unexpected harmony and counterpoint techniques. Evenly Saylor and Rebecca Lane will offer also a composition of their own, resonant of their experience performing this unique music.


Margareth Kammerer- Joe Kudirka. Voices, electric guitars.
Kudirka´ s composition for Kammerer takes as departing point the way language is related to how we actually learn music and describe it, and how this can't really be separated from the music itself. The piece works as a form in dialog with Margareth´s own songs and music experiences oral sharing as main contents, as well as duo readings of Nanni Balestrini.´s poetry.


Rasha Ragab : Voice, texts selection- Christoph Nicolaus: Stone Harp- Lucio Capece: Bass Clarinet. I lost Myself in Finding you.
Collective Composition .Texts by Rabia of Basra ( Rabi'a al-Adawiyya ) ( رابعة العدوية القيسية‎) (714/717/718 — 801 CE)[. Muslim Saint and Sufi Mystic. 
Rasha Ragab´s enigmatic presence is joined by the the unbelievable sounds of the Stone Harp. An Indian stone that rubbed with wet hands sounds like acoustic sine waves, as well as the deep wood sounds of the bass clarinet.
Rabia of Basra is often noted as having been the single most famous and influential renunciant women of Islamic history. The stories detailing her life and practices show a countercultural understanding of the role of gender in society. 
Her texts are exposed by Rasha, in the ambiguous zone between speech and singing.

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Nov
4
4:30 PM16:30

AUDREY CHEN SOLO @ WIEN MODERN, VIENNA, AUSTRIA

AUDREY CHEN SOLO @ WIEN MODERN, VIENNA, AUSTRIA

http://wienmodern.at/en/

Wien Modern 31

Security in music, as Nikolaus Harnoncourt argued, always leads to a loss in beauty. Security and beauty are simply not compatible. A breathtaking balancing act of virtuosity, of blind groping, of lines throws to breaking point, and lightning quick reactions - "an artist who wants to achieve the utmost has to go to the farthest edge of the abyss, to the brink of catastrophe, so to speak, and there is maximum beauty. We should not be around in comfort zones. "(Nikolaus Harnoncourt). Between 28. 10 and 30. 11. 2018, Vienna Modern invites you to series of exciting encounters with "unplayable" masterpieces and with the most diverse range of artists pushing the boundaries between freedom and control.

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Oct
13
8:00 PM20:00

LUKAS KOENIG SPECIAL II @ PORGY & BESS in VIENNA, AUSTRIA

LUKAS KOENIG SPECIAL II @ PORGY & BESS in VIENNA, AUSTRIA

http://www.porgy.at/events/8948/

Week Tomorrow
Martin Siewert: guitar
Briggan Krauss: alto saxophone
Lukas König: drums, synthesizer

Mopcut
Audrey Chen: vocals
Julien Desprez: guitar
Lukas König: drums, synthesizer

Kudo Big 3
Martin Siewert: guitar
Audrey Chen: voice
Briggan Krauss: alto saxophone
Robo Zimmermann: electronics
Martin Eberle: trumpet
Benny Omerzell: keyboards
Manuel May: bass
Lukas King: drums

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Sep
1
8:00 PM20:00

SONIC CIRCUITS presents Us, Today // Colla Parte // Rest // Audrey Chen+Meg Rorison @ RHIZOME, DC

http://dc-soniccircuits.org/shows/09-01-2018-rhizome-297/

$10 at the door

Us, Today
http://www.uscommatoday.com/

Colla Parte
http://danielbarbiero.wordpress.com/
https://www.facebook.com/perryconticchiomusic
https://www.facebook.com/richomeara

Rest
Rest is an improvisational musical group featuring a rotating cast of Baltimore musicians: April Camlin, Miles Clark, Alex Homan, Isabella Pittman, Lucas Rambo, Jordan Romero, Eric Rosario. Rhythm builds and disintegrates, meditations in cacophony, exploring and expanding. A particle is also a wave.

Audrey Chen/Meg Rorison
(voice and 16mm film projection)
The collaboration between Audrey Chen and Margaret Rorison works inside the intimate worlds of their maternal lines, as experienced through the myriad sounds of the human voice and 16mm film projection. Images and sounds captured in spaces brought together by their individual experiences of mother, daughter, granddaughter and how that affects their identities- and channels towards decision making, touch, habit, memory and language. 
http://margaretrorison.com/
http://www.audreychen.com/

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Aug
25
5:00 PM17:00

ART OMI MUSIC CONCERT @ ART OMI, GHENT, NY

 

Danielle Bentley (Australia, Australian Arts Foundation fellow)
Tatiana Castro (Colombia/Argentina)
Shinobu Eto (Japan)
Hilliard Greene (USA)
Sandra “Sunny” Kluge (Germany/USA)
Bonnie Lander (USA)
Nikolaus Neuser (Germany)
Jude Nwankwo (Nigeria)
Carlos Quebrada (Columbia/Argentina)
Daniel Sabio (Puerto Rico/USA)
David Schulman (USA)
Siyang “Sophia” Shen (China)
Federico Valdez (Argentina/Mexico)

Jeffrey Lependorf (USA/ Director)
Audrey Chen (USA/Berlin, Alumnus in Residence)

https://www.facebook.com/events/667580616951984/

http://www.artomi.org/calendar/music-2018-concert

 

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Jun
15
8:00 PM20:00

AUDREY CHEN SOLO @ SPEICHER II, BERLIN, GERMANY

https://www.facebook.com/events/1969901003276815/

bohemian drips presents: Speicher II

"Speicher II" is the second edition of a festival for site-specific music which takes place from the 15th to the 17th of June 2018 in the old water reservoirs of Berlin-Pankow. The immense acoustic scenery of the two water reservoirs will be witness to ten concerts across genres which will open up a spectrum of styles oscillating between New Improvisation, Free Jazz, Electroacoustic music, Drone, Noise and Minimal Music. Carefully curated by "bohemian drips", who alongside the artists approach the given space as an independent compositional dimension and as a joint starting point for musical, technical and performative processes, in order to set a common thread between music and architecture. The peculiar acoustic characteristics of the two water reservoirs stand out with their natural reverberation that can reach up to 18 seconds; an unusual scenario which usually doesn't apply to a traditional concert or studio context. Hence, every composition and performance is distinguished by its absolute individuality.

Programme (Fri, 15th – Sun, 17th of June 2018)

in chronological order

Audrey Chen (Friday, big tank)

• Audrey Chen (USA | voice & cello)

MORPH! (Friday, small tank)

• Mia Dyberg (DEN | alt-sax)

• Roberta Wjm Andreucci (IT | electronics, turntablism)

microtub (Friday, big tank)

• Robin Hayward (UK | microtonal F tuba)

• Peder Simonsen (NOR | microtonal C tuba)
• Martin Taxt (NOR | microtonal C tuba)

Sandra Boss (Saturday, big tank)

• Sandra Boss (DEN | installation: automated organ | performance: tape, electronics)

Saba Alizadeh (Saturday, small tank)

• Saba Alizadeh (IRN | self flagellation device, electronics)

Marimba (Saturday, small tank)

• Elia Buletti (IT | electronics)

• Paul Jones (NZ | stringed instruments)

Kudu (Saturday, small tank)

• Ignaz Schick (GER | sax)

• Els Vadeweyer (BEL | vibraphone)

• Klaus Kürvers (GER | double bass)

Air Cushion Finish (Sunday, small tank)

• jayrope (GER | guitar, diy-devices)

• Lippstueck (GER | voice, electronics)

JD Zazie (Sunday, small tank)

• JD Zazie (IT | electronics)

Clive Bell & Sam Weaver (Sunday, big tank)

• Clive Bell (UK | shakuhachi flute)

• Sam Weaver (UK | Hordjik modular)

Sawt Out (Sunday, small tank)

• Mazen Kerbaj (LIB | trumpet, objects)

• Burkhard Beins (GER | percussion) 

• Michael Vorfeld (GER | percussion)

 

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