Boiling Harmonies #2 

We are excited to host Boiling Harmonies –  a concert series initiated by Boiling Head Media, our dear partners and colleagues for video streaming of all our events. With the concert series they aim towards diversity of culture and amalgamation of sound, bringing them to one stage. 

On this special night at SAVVY, we welcome some old and some new friends to the stage – Loten Namling, Cedrik Fermont, Tengal, Zeynep Ayşe Hatipoğlu, Farabi Toshiyuki Suzuki!

Cedrik Fermont is an artist with Belgian, Congolese and Greek descent based in Berlin. He studied declamation, theatre improvisation, and electroacoustic music in Belgium. Since 1989, he has been actively involved in the realms of noise, electronic, and experimental music as a composer, musician, mastering engineer, author, radio host, concert organiser, independent researcher, and label manager at Syrphe, a label and platform founded in 2002, mostly dedicated to electronic, experimental and free improvised music from Asia and Africa. He was a member of groups such as Axiome, Tasjiil Moujahed, and Ambre and has lent his compositions to sound installations, theatrical performances, and choreographies. He was the guest curator at GEIGER Septemberfest 2022 in Gothenburg, Sweden, gave composition workshops at the Darmstadt International Summer Course for New Music and was guest lecturer in numerous universities.

Tengalis a composer, media artist, and cultural instigator, engaged in research-based production that bridges art, technology, and society. Since 2005, he has initiated various projects in Manila and across Southeast Asia. Notably, he founded the art organisation SABAW Media Art Kitchen, a curatorial platform specialising in sound and media art. In 2008, he established the Philippines' first international media art festival and symposium, WSK Festival of the Recently Possible. From 2017 to 2018, Tengal curated the exhibition "INTERSTICES: Manifolds of The In-between" and served as the guest director for the "Self-reflexivity: Thinking Media and Digital Articulations" exhibition at the Tokyo Media Art Festival MeCA | Media Culture in Asia, initiated by the Japan Foundation.
Tengal co-created the international platform NUSASONIC, a creative collaboration between YES NO KLUB, WSK Festival of The Recently Possible, Playfreely/BlackKaji, CTM Festival, and the Goethe Institute. Nusasonic was a multi-year project that explored a wide spectrum of experimental sound and music cultures in Southeast Asia, fostering dialogue not only within the region but also with Europe.

Recently relocating to Berlin, Tengal served as curator-at-large at Art Laboratory Berlin and played a significant role as co-curator of the project "Hackers, Makers, Thinkers”, and “Radyo Somatodelia: Experiments in Sonic Animism.”

Zeynep Ayşe Hatipoğluis a cellist, composer and improviser. Her works include electroacoustic compositions, open formed acoustic pieces, site-specific performances, sound installations and interdisciplinary projects. Her performances are derived from free improvisation and contemporary/new music to Turkish Makam music.

Loten Namling is an Indian-born Tibetian musician, artist, cartoonist and activist currently living in Switzerland. The 14th Dalai Lama once called Loten "a singer with a voice." Based in Switzerland, the artist has travelled worldwide with his lute, singing the songs of the 2nd Dalai Lama, as well as other traditional songs, and his own songs. From Kalmykia to Korea to Wales, Namling has performed worldwide, telling stories about his life, connecting songs of the past to the reality of the present, and inviting his audience on a journey through the landscape of spirituality. 

Farabi Toshiyuki Suzuki was born in Japan. He is a DJ and also plays several musical instruments: shamisen (traditional Japanese string instrument), guitar, bass, synthesiser, percussion, as well as singing. He is a songwriter and composes using his computer and a tape recorder. In 2016 he moved to Europe, Israel, and Asia in order to create music in those places. After returning to Japan, he edited the material performed and recorded in each country. His sound is developed upon the concept of “universal world”, advocated by philosopher Al Farabi. Recently he has formed the nepalese japanese band "Ek dui tin char". Also he contributes with his music to the work of mashup visual artist BacSoiBros. Farabi seeks to synchronise primitive and futuristic approaches. Visual effects, phenomena, reverberation, and psychological factors are all taken into consideration at the same time.