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mélodie melak

Musician, organiser and curator Mélodie Melak lives and works in Berlin since 2009.
She has a degree in art with a focus on communication. In the last 15 years, she has contributed to several arts collectives and cultural organisations in the field of jazz, contemporary, improvised and experimental music. Since 2010, she has been part of the collective running the venue ausland, a territory for experimental music, performance and art.

In her work, she likes to question the place and role of the performer in experimental art, and investigate the relationship between the individual voice and the great melody, the pivot between solitude and community.

Her solo project consists of self-made synthesizers that are hooked up to an array of plants. The plants, who have their own unique timber, shape the sound of each oscillator. Because of physiological reactions, the plants modulate the frequency they produce, creating an alive and ever morphing sound.
On stage, a.melodie composes with the sounds produced and modulated live by the plants. Her music evolves from minimalism to noise drone.

Plants play music: Plants and empire + a.melodie

3 Oct 2014 - 20:30
3 Oct 2014 - 23:59

Plants and empire works with the sound of signals produced by plants, picked up from plants, transformed and generated by plants and is constantly researching new ways of developing plantsound

a.melodie consists of self-made synthesizers that are then hooked up to an array of different plants.

plants vs. animals / Rupp & Fischerlehner

11 Jan 2015 - 20:00
plants vs. animals / Rupp & Fischerlehner © by the artists

Olaf Rupp - git
Rudi Fischerlehner - dr

plants vs. animals
Liz Allbee: tr, Christina Ertl/plants and empire: plants, electr, Melodie Fenez/a.melodie: plant synth, Felicity Mangan: fieldrecordings, Ute Wassermann: voice and birdwhistles

Doors: 20:00, Beginn 20:30


Filter III - Move nimbly with light rapid steps

24 Jan 2016 - 18:00
24 Jan 2016 - 22:00

A collaboration initiated by Jessica Ekomane with a.mélodie and Silje Nes

"Move nimbly with light rapid steps" is a 4 hour reactive sound installation. A territory of permanent feedback, a state of perpetual tension and saturation.

FILTER is a new series on conceptual sound art by Zona Dynamic. Each edition is a temporary collaboration between 3 artists channeled into a one-night sound scene.