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Berlin Sound Poets Quoi Tête: Tomomi Adachi, Er...

23 Oct 2013 - 20:00
Berlin Sound Poets Quoi Tête / (c) Alessandra Eramo

Lyrik im ausland presents a special night of solos and collaborative performances by

Berlin Sound Poets Quoi Tête:

Tomomi Adachi, Ernesto Estrella, Jelle Meander and Cia Rinne

- as part of our unsurpassed sub-series "Lyrik im ausland spezial" | doors 20:00h, start 21:00h

 Berlin Sound Poets Quoi Tête is a collective of four sound/experimental poets living in Berlin. They explore vocal-based performances of poetry, experimental music, and a conceptual linguistic approach with solos and group formations:

Tomomi Adachi is a performer, composer, sound poet, installation artist, and occasional theater director. He studied philosophy and aesthetics at Waseda University in Tokyo. He has played improvised music with voice, live electronics and self-made instruments. He has performed with numerous musicians, dancers and flm makers. His works were performed at ZKM, Maerzmusik, IRCAM/Centre Pompidou, Akademie der Künste/Berlin, Tonic/New York, STEIM. In 2012 he was artist in residence at the Berliner Künstlerprogramm/DAAD.

Ernesto Estrella  is a musician, poet, and educator born in Granada and living in New York since 2000. Between 2007 and 2011 he was Contemporary poetry professor at Yale University and since the spring of 2012 he has turned to Berlin as a second base for his artistic and academic endeavors. As a musician, he concentrates on the voice´s potential  to explore the poetic process through sound. Along this line, he has created a wide array of pieces included in performances that have been presented at diverse international festivals.

According to certain sources Jelle Meander is a poet and a musicologist. He wonders what Khlebnikov meant with “scrape language and you will see space and its skin”.

Cia Rinne is a writer, poet and artist with an uncommon natural inclination towards languages. Born in Sweden from a Finnish family and raised in Germany, she holds a MA degree in Philosophy and has studied in Frankfurt/Main, Athens and Helsinki. Experiencing the continued switch between many languages and places helped her to raise awareness about the political and cultural implications lying down subtle gaps and shift of meanings. Besides her poetry projects, Cia Rinne is committed since the end of the 1990s to deepening her study of communities, which, due to climatic, economic, and racist issues have difculty in gaining respect and consideration in the eyes of the citizens.