Join us for an afternoon of soundings across MaerzMusik and our current exhibitionLAKBAYAN: Voices of resistance from the Philippines – curated by Dang A Dang Radio. 

14:00 Sonic Meditation XI (1971), GONG by Pauline Oliveros, performed by Marisol Jiménez, PHØNIX16 as a part of Grenzraum Hören

“Grenzraum HÖREN” is a collective study of hearing itself, the limits of hearing and the spaces that are created by extending our notion of what hearing is – those spaces that differentiate between the audible and the inaudible. The programme will engage with the works of two composers in particular: Jakob Ullmann’s “voice, books and FIRE II” and Pauline Oliveros’s “Sonic Meditations”. In rituals, meditations, installations and sonic actions spread across the festival, and SAVVY Contemporary hearing itself becomes the theme of listening.

PHØNIX16 is a paradox: a collective of individuals – researching on the phenomenon of voice as a primary instrument, but also as bearer and carrier of social, political and cultural expression and means of communication. Thriving from different sources of research, from vocal to social to political to expressive, the collective realizes its expressive performances of various dimensions such as experimental film, installation and happenings. PHØNIX16 isn't shy to take influences in its vocal expression from folklore to electronic or contemporary music to death metal. This constantly questions, confronts and expands the common way of listening. 


16:00 Performance of Teach Yourself to Fly by Pauline Oliveros, performed by PHØNIX16 (Veronika Böhle, Goh Lee Kwang, Michael Taylor, Timo Kreuser) as a part of Grenzraum Hören

A̵n̵y̵ ̵n̵u̵m̵b̵e̵r̵ ̵o̵f̵ ̵p̵e̵r̵s̵o̵n̵s̵  four people are sitting in a circle facing the center. Illuminate the space with dim blue light. Begin by simply observing your own breathing. A͟l͟w͟a͟y͟s͟ ͟b͟e͟ ͟a͟n͟ ͟o͟b͟s͟e͟r͟v͟e͟r͟.͟ Gradually allow your b͟r͟e͟a͟t͟h͟i͟n͟g͟ to become a͟u͟d͟i͟b͟l͟e͟. Then g͟r͟a͟d͟u͟a͟l͟l͟y͟ introduce your v͟o͟i͟c͟e͟, Allow your vocal chords to v͟i͟b͟r͟a͟t͟e͟ ͟i͟n͟ ͟a͟n͟y͟ ͟m͟o͟d͟e͟ which occurs naturally. Allow the intensity to i͟n͟c͟r͟e͟a͟s͟e͟ ͟v͟e͟r͟y͟ ͟s͟l͟o͟w͟l͟y͟. Continue a͟s͟ ͟l͟o͟n͟g͟ ͟a͟s͟ ͟p͟o͟s͟s͟i͟b͟l͟e͟ naturally, and u͟n͟t͟i͟l͟ ͟a͟l͟l͟ ͟o͟t͟h͟e͟r͟s͟ ͟a͟r͟e͟ ͟q͟u͟i͟e͟t͟, always observing your own breath cycle.

Variation: Translate voice to an instrument.