MACCHINA SOM ALLSTARS (kipfmüller/janek/matthaei) feat. Edbrass Brasil & Andrea May in Salvador da Bahia
for DYSTOPIE/DISTOPIA sound art festival berlin, October 2020
Performative audio walk with live connection to Brazil. Afterwards independently accessible via smartphone.
ZERO, LAND DER ZUKUNFT connects Europe and Brazil referencing two novels: Brasilien, Land der Zukunft by Stefan Zweig, describing his understanding of the country in the 1940s when he fled from European dystopia and projected all his optimism onto Brazil. Where his life should end. And “Zéro” by Ignácio de Loyola Brandão, a story situated in the 1960s, during the Brazilian military dictatorship, opening a near visionary dystopian image to what we are politically living today in Brazil. In connecting two cities, we question dystopian fears and utopian hopes. Applied to the real city of Berlin, we walk along the Spree with a live-soundtrack directly connected to Salvador, where two musicians, Edbrass Brasil and Andrea May, join the perfor- mance, thus creating a live acoustic dialogue between two blind visions of our imagination. Sounds and music travel from Germany to Brazil and back, expand, enrich, and transform our walk in Berlin between Errant Sound and the Alte Münze. The acoustic bridge of these geographically separate musical entities performing together in real time creates a condition for a fantastic Utopia: Dystopian elements are acoustically transformed in such a way that they become a possible new reality.