The work of the writer Thomas Kling has left its mark on
German literature and set new standards in many areas. In his texts, Kling
often emphasizes the tonal dimension of language through the omission of
vowels, the use of different dialects, the conscious accumulation of chains of
sounds, and a special kind of performance without dissolving the semantics of
language. He also did groundbreaking work on the communication of music/text
and the musicality of poetic language.
For KLANGSONDAGEN the trombone guitar duo Matthias
Muche/Nicola L. Hein, the Viennese vocal artist Christian Reiner and the video
artists Luis Negrón van Grieken and Matthias Neuenhofer have processed texts
from Thomas Kling’s work (in the sense of the “language
installation”) visually/digital, musically and vocally and developed them
into musical-spatial compositions.
These place the intimate interlocking of text, music,
language and image at the centre of the work, thereby throwing completely new
perspectives on the communication of music, image and language and the works of
Kling used here.
The rehearsals will take place in the architect Raimund
Abraham’s architecturally highly interesting building, in the immediate
vicinity of the Thomas Kling Archive at the Hombroich rocket station in Neuss,
where an additional performance will be presented on 10 October 2019.
UnStumm is a project for improvised film and music (Echtzeitfilm) for cross-disciplinary and crosscultural collaboration between filmmakers, video artists and musicians from Germany and other countries. The project is organized and curated by video artist Claudia Schmitz and guitarist/soundartist Nicola L. Hein.
The cooperation partners from Colombia are: Bogotá: Universidad de los Andes, Mapa Teatro, Manizales: Universidad de Caldas, Rogelio Salmona University Cultural Center, Medellín: Museo De Arte Moderno, Santa Marta: Museo Bolivariano de Arte contemporáneo
It aims to create an environment of cultural and creative exchange, where a common complex artistic language is invented and used to communicate narratives, textures, colliding, combining, attracting worlds of sight and sound. The group of eight artists will work together in two different groups for three days to create an audiovisual performance that explores multidisciplinary improvisation as well as structure and narrative. The resulting artworks reflect on the themes of interculturality, cultural identity, cross cultural communication, the history of artistic thought (in different cultures) and many other philosophical topoi. The concert encompasses two Echtzeit-movies, which are improvised by a group alongside a conceptual composition that has been worked out during the rehearsals. Every group presents a piece that is in between 40-50 minutes long.