NEWS

Dear friends from Berlin and beyond, Christophe Demarthe is taking part in an unseen collective art experiment where light bulbs become speakers. The performances are free but places are very limited. Opening day 28 July. Information below.

MEHR LICHT [Mir so schlecht]

[English below] Eine synästhetische Performance für 33 Glühbirnen von Christophe Demarthe, Miodrag Gladović, Angela Hicks, 2000, Bruno Pocheron, Aaron Snyder, Dan Su und Ruth Waldeyer.

Glühbirnen verschwinden aus unseren häuslichen und öffentlichen Umgebungen und werden weitgehend durch LED ersetzt. Ihr warmes Licht wird von den Menschen, die in kälteren, effizienter beleuchteten Wohnungen aufwachsen, bald vergessen. In dieser Performance huldigen wir den warmen pseudo-sphärischen Objekten aus Glas, Vakuum und Wolfram, die über ein Jahrhundert lang die Dunkelheit von uns fern hielten.

Mehr Licht [Mir so schlecht] erforscht die fragile klangliche Natur der Glühbirnen und verschiebt die Wahrnehmung des Zuschauers in einen komplexen synästhetischen Raum, in dem Licht klingt und Klang flackert.

Tanzhalle Wiesenburg, Wiesenstraße 55, 13357 Berlin

28. – 31. Juli nur nach Vereinbarung, maximal 5 Zuschauer

14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00, 18:00, 19:00

ausland-berlin, Lychener Straße 60, 10437

4. – 7. August nur nach Vereinbarung, maximal 5 Zuschauer

14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00, 18:00, 19:00

Bitte reservieren Sie Ihr Zeitfenster per E-Mail: mugglestone@gmail.com

Produktion: Bruno Pocheron und Heiko Schramm // Guiding Light: Nancy Banfi // Dank an: Marcello Silvio Busato, Emese Csornai, Ian Douglas-Moore, Emma Juliard, Brian Kiel, Claire Terrien // Unterstützt durch das NATIONALE PERFORMANCE NETZ – STEPPING OUT, gefördert von der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien im Rahmen der Initiative NEUSTART KULTUR. Hilfsprogramm Tanz // Unterstützt durch Nikolina Komljenovic / ekscena Zagreb, Tanzhalle Wiesenburg Berlin

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MEHR LICHT [Mir so schlecht]

A synaesthetic performance for 33 light bulbs by Christophe Demarthe, Miodrag Gladović, Angela Hicks,  2000, Bruno Pocheron, Aaron Snyder, Dan Su and Ruth Waldeyer.

Incandescent light bulbs are disappearing from our domestic and public environments, widely replaced by Light Emitting Diodes. Their warm light is soon to be forgotten by populations growing up in colder, more efficiently lit dwellings. In this performance we pay homage to the warm pseudo-spherical devices made of glass, vacuum and tungsten that kept darkness away from us for over a century. 

Mehr Licht [Mir so schlecht] explores the fragile sonic nature of the bulbs and displaces the perception of the spectator within a complex synaesthetic space where light sounds and sound flares. 

Tanzhalle Wiesenburg, Wiesenstrasse 55, 13357 Berlin

28. – 31. of July

by appointment only, maximum 5 spectators

14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00, 18:00, 19:00

ausland-berlin, Lychener Strasse 60, 10437

4. – 7. of August

by appointment only, maximum 5 spectators

14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00, 18:00, 19:00

Please reserve your time slot per email: mugglestone@gmail.com

Production: Bruno Pocheron and Heiko Schramm // Guiding light: Nancy Banfi // Thanks to: Marcello Silvio Busato, Emese Csornai, Ian Douglas-Moore, Emma Juliard, Brian Kiel, Claire Terrien // Supported by the NATIONAL PERFORMANCE NETWORK – STEPPING OUT, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media within the framework of the initiative NEUSTART KULTUR. Assistance Program for Dance // Supported by Nikolina Komljenovic / ekscena Zagreb, Tanzhalle Wiesenburg Berlin

 

NEWS

A few CLAIR OBSCUR CDs, Vinyls and Cassettes are available from labels Infrastition, Nochnye Travy, Optical Sound, Vinyl On Demand, including the very limited editions of the C.O.I.T. Wood Box and the Antigone Saint Petersburg Cassette. See list below.

 

This is a CD-Edition of the VOD41-Release « C.O.I.T. A Collection Of Isolated Tracks 1981-1988 », previously published by Vinyl On Demand in 2007 in two different versions.

This 2012 edition collects 28 tracks from the period 1981-1988 which appeared on singles or on compilations, or were never released before the 2007 release of VOD41. Besides 6 Offset printed Postcards inside the black varnished wooden-box-Set limited to 300 copies it furthermore contains a 7“inch with the 8 tracks from the legendary „La Cassette Noire-Tape. These titles were chosen to give a more complete survey of that period and have been remastered once more with best possible equipment as some of the recordings might still sound quiet rough and raw. It also contains two bonus tracks which were only part of the VOD-Subscriber-Box-Set; a Remix by G-Nox on CD1 and a 1983 live recording at Pali Kao on CD2.

(a shorter 15-Track-Version of C.O.I.T. was initially released on CD by Apocalyptic Vision in 1995)

Antigone was written by Clair Obscur frontman Christophe Demarthe in 1989 as soundtrack for the theatrical performance of the Sophocles’ tragedy. According to the author this work represents his own fantasy of what ancient Greek music could have sounded like. The record was released on CD in 1996, accompanied by the soundtrack for a radio drama production The mythological adventures of Daedalus (1994) and some bonus tracks. The second edition, also on CD, was released in 2008.

Ночные травы (Night herbs) are proud to present the first official cassette edition of Antigone/ Daedalus, dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the premiere of the performance on the stage of a Paris theatre. The cassette includes a six-panel booklet with information, photos and exclusive interview with Christophe Demarthe, a postcard and a sticker. Limited to 80 hand-numbered copies. 

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