of the Indonesian consulate general of Hamburg is one of few Gamelan groups in Germany of this kind. In Indonesia, Gamelan music sounds to a variety of occasions such as religious festivities, weddings or births and to dances and shadow plays. Hallo Festspiele will be opposing this rich in tradition performance to the seemingly futuristic equipment of Hamburg-based composer and instrument maker Ferdinand Försch in the power plant’s Ballsaal.
create a dark, ritual and highly intense musical world. Alex Zhang Hungtai (formerly known as Dirty Beaches), David Maranha, Gabriel Ferrandini and Pedro Sousa know each other from Lisbon and will be compiling their programme over the course of a week in one of the stunning rooms of the power plant.
Ellen Fullman has worked on her imposing installation ‘Long String Instrument’ for the past 30 years. For her sound sculpture the internationally acclaimed artist will strain
70-foot (21-meter) music wire through the room. She strides along the wires with rosin-coated fingers producing a chorus of organ-like partials.
For Hallo Festspiele she will perform solo as well as in collaboration with German artsist and producer Konrad Sprenger.
is the solo moniker of Copenhagen-based sound artist Frederikke Hoffmeier.
Her performances and releases mirror her diverse work practices ranging from structured sound collages, experimental music to industrial noise. Trafohalle can brace itself for an explosive and apocalyptic live set.
Ferdinand Försch is a musician, composer, artist, instrument maker and video-artist from Hamburg. He invented and built far more than 100 sound works. In 1997 he founded Hamburg’s legendary ‘KlangHaus’, an experimental forum for interdisciplinary sound art. For Hallo Festspiele he presents his sound sculptures and interpretations for the first time with a five-person ensemble – a premiere project that was especially founded for Hallo.
Contributors: Patrick Bartsch, Ferdinand Försch, Lila-Zoe Krauß, Franziska Olenhusen, Hannes Wienert.
PS: Ferdinand is urgently looking for a space for his KlangHaus. If you know of anything, please get in touch: email@example.com
is a music and theatre installation developed by Hamburg-based composer Daniel Dominguez Teruel inside Kraftwerk Bille’s Wandlerwerk. For his research on compositional questions, Dominguez Teruel again and again visited anechoic spaces and particle accelerators. Emerging from his physical and psychological experience gathered, he and a small ensemble of fat-bellied pigeons disclose the walk-through installation zero decibel over several floors of Wandlerwerk.
an installation by and with: Cornelius Altmann, Frauke Aulbert, Alice Barkhausen, Judith Bartelt, Veronika Bartelt, Jonas Brandt, Gunnar Brandt-Sigurdsson, Nina Cavalcanti, Víctor Fernández de Tejada Pequeño, Julia Jost, Fabian Scheiba, Jonathan Shapiro, Sébastien Tripod, Philippe Wozniak, Liselotte Herms, Julian Sippel, Licia Soldavini, Jean-Michael Taillebois, Sébastien Tripod,
– a virtuoso and autodidact of the acoustic and the electrical guitar – juggles with various genres, that he combines to something new. Thus a distinctive uniqueness is created, always on the look-out for new musical ways. Lobos guitar-genius leads him to play gigs all over the world – one of them in the so-called Ballsaal of the power plant.
are two living legends of Hamburg’s nightlife. there isn’t a lot that has to be said about them; the golden hearts of vinyl belly dances and electronically blinking night walks will bring gloss and brilliance into the old and dusty Trafohalle of the power plant.
is one of the key figures of the budding experimental music scene of Lisbon. With his saxophone he effortlessly ranges between jazz, rock, free improvisation and electronic music. For Hallo Festspiele he will use various saxophones at once: by means of an air compressor and a custom made mouth piece for several tenor and baritone saxophones he will create a vast drone, that will cause Kraftwerk Bille to resonate over the course of a few hours.
will be playing at the spot of the furthest view over Hamburg with his far-carrying voice, various instruments and two other musicians. In 2012 Kabré was nominated as the best newcomer in Burkina Faso, in 2013 he participated at the FIMU of Belfort and went on his first European tour. He collaborates with numerous artists such as Lokua Kanza, Richard Bona, Ray Léma and Etienne M’Bappé.
is a guest from Brussels that works on stages, paper, online and in the physical, public space. He understands hearing as a performative act and his focus thus lies in the activation of the listener – the audience. His works have recently been shown at Martin-Gropius-Bau (Berlin), Palais de Tokyo (Paris) and at UnionDocs (New York), among others. For Kraftwerk Bille Helbich is developing a version of his participatory ‘Scores for the Body, Building and Soul’. Applications wanted via firstname.lastname@example.org
Bei Wind und Wetter sind wir am Samstag auf dem Grünstreifen vom Berliner Tor bis zum Kraftwerk Bille laut und bunt zusammen marschiert. Begleitet wurden wir von Liz Rech, die unsere Walking Performance angeleitet hat. Dazu konnte das Kraftwerk im Rahmen des Tag des offenen Denkmals mit drei Touren besichtigt werden. Zum Abschluss des «Hallöchens« gab es gespendeten Kaffee, Kuchen und gute Musik. Kommt doch auch mal vorbei und schaut selbst!
A lot has been going on since the last »Hallo Festspiele« : Together with the ideas and energy of many people, Schaltzentrale opened as an experimental and artistically orientated neighbourhood bureau beginning of this year. This is where a place for participation and exchange was created: A longterm space as a first result of the temporary use of Kraftwerk Bille by the Hallo Festspiele as it was wished for from the very beginning.
But we are not done yet. There is still a lot to be discovered inside and around Kraftwerk Bille: This time it will go up some stairs after using the outside areas (2015) and impressive halls (2016): Hallo Festspiele vertical – Hallo Festspiele 2017 are inviting you to experience spaces with your ears on five different floors in total inside Kraftwerk Bille. For the third edition composers, musicians and DJs are invited to come to Hammerbrook to develop and present concerts, installations, performances and DJ sets.
To facilitate the needed preparation time for the participating artists on site and make decent working conditions possible for team members, we decided to take a minimum price for the entrance this year. The price still allows you to spend your pocket money on a long night with many drinks. Schaltzentrale will be open during the festival with free admission and is inviting you to a neighborly programme.
Next year the Festspiele will move on the water, so already keep your water wings prepared!
Hallöchen Marsch! am 9.9. um 15.00! HALLO, MARSCH! führt durch den Stadtraum Hammerbrooks, entlang einer Strecke, die sonst eher vom Autoverkehr dominiert wird, hin zu einem ungenutzten ehemaligen Industriestandort, dem Kraftwerk Bille. Der Marsch als Hallöchen dient gleichermaßen als Begrüßungszeremonie, Mittel zur temporären Rückeroberung des öffentlichen Raumes und der experimentellen Herstellung von temporären kollektiven Identitäten in der Bewegung. Zusammen mit mitgeführten Objekten und Musik wird der durchquerte Raum von den Performer*innen und den Teilnehmenden verändert und markiert. Die Ankunft umfasst einen Prozess der Verortung: Wie verhalten sich diese Räume zueinander und inwiefern lässt sich ihr Verhältnis durch die kollektive Bewegung verändern? HALLO, MARSCH! ist das zweite künstlerische Forschungsprojekt von Liz Rech im Rahmen des künstlerisch-wissenschaftlichen Graduiertenkollegs Performing Citizenship. Als partizipative Performance wird das Projekt als Walking Performance vom Berliner Tor zum alten Kraftwerk Bille in Hammerbrook führen. Treffpunkt: 15.00 Mittelstreifen Kreuzung Heidenkampsweg Ecke Anckelmannsplatz Dauer: ca. 1,5 Stunde Eine Kooperation der Hallo Festspiele mit K3 – Zentrum für Choreographie | Tanzplan Hamburg
from Paris oscillates between experimental kraut rock and handmade techno, between his drum set, the synthesisers and primed respirator. With this very specific set up of his he fills the booming Trafohalle up to the ceiling with mechanical sounds – as a hi-fi-solo-orchestra for lo-fi-music.
Is the founder of the record label TRAVEL BY GOODS and is known as DJ DC SCHUHE from Hamburg’s Golden Pudel Club, among elsewhere. “There is a dialog between him and the dancers that seems much more vivid and musical to me, than the perfectly oiled Berlin techno machinery. ”, a De:Bug author once said about him. For his dj set in Trafohalle he will vacate the palm trees of Villa Massimo in Rome, of which he is currently holding an artist residency.
stacks percussive sounds to complex patterns. Although he doesn’t use any synthesisers to do so, the sound can be so electronic at times, that for Sven Kacirek – according to the label Pingipung Records – the in actual fact paradoxical genre term of ‘acoustic electronica’ could be invented. The delicate sound layers conquer the high spaces of the upmost floors of Wandlerwerk and flow into a collaboration with Patrick Kabré.
is the name of the experimental and artistically orientated neighbourhood bureau that evolved from ‘Hallo Festspiele”. During Hallo Festspiele a neighbourly programme from exhibitions, to an oasis to live-vinyl-pressing is offered there. Free admission!
is a rapper, producer and dj and describes himself as a “lover of the finest in the world of finer things”. For Hallo Festspiele he packed vinyl und an mpc live set.
creates a misty setting for her songs: when involving organic elements that coexist most smoothly with electronic elements, she still succeeds in arranging enough space for her striking and yet soothing vocal passages that will warm the container by the water.
And two of his friends are practicing the Sutsche Soundsystem for electronic deceleration since 2008. He also hosts the afro-club Kalakuta at Golem. Also, a screw is named after him.
The talent of sisters Lina Ventura (Berlin) and Niki Nebel (Hamburg) is bringing together pieces of music of diverging genre and speed. After the cosmic fusing of electronica, neodisco, wave, cosmic, hip hop and UK bass in Trafohalle of last year’s Hallo gig, no less than a nuclear melt down at one of the power plant’s secret spots is to be expected from them this year.
deliver witty lyrics about booming basses and electronic experiments. Being set members of the Hallo-ensemble by now, that have wandered all sorts of rooms singing – and are legends in Hamburg anyway – they will this time be landing at a later hour at a place that invites for dance and sweat.
fell in love with music while having a ride among the US coast areas. Driven by Hip Hop influences and sympathies for delicious tastes - hot likes potatoes style. They decided to become a DJ team early this year and since then try to find a smooth dancing style to their music (girls like it). Eastcoast vs. westcoast with hip hop, trap, pop & classics.
brings all Hallo-people together on the record players. Following the tradition of the open decks, the team will thereby inaugurate the newly created festival centrepiece.
roams in the avant-jazz scene and has already worked with musicians such as Thurston Moore, Peter Evans, Nate Wooley, John Butcher and Evan Parker. For Hallo Festspiele, the drummer will premiere a piece that dedicates the sub-bass area of his instrument to live electronica.
will be playing as their live project under the name of Dresvn. Apart from the music of their labels SUED (SVN) and Acido Records (Dynamo Dreesen), the duo is known for its experimental, interlaced and spherical club music. The dj set hence promises to let the old power plant lift off into the nocturnal cosmos.
is a passionate record collector. The ‘Gruf’ decides freely, what may enter the record case and what not. He loves Alte Schule and Back to the Future, boogie, jazz, hip hop & afro beat. Very prominent on his radar are regions between Rio de Janeiro, Bronx, Tokyo, Sibiria, Mauritius and Hamburg-upon-Bille.
will, after an ‘explosively apocalyptical’ noise concert, transform the evening in Trafohalle into a certainly momentous Future Depts night with Dynamo Dreesen, SVN and Thomas Baldischwyler. Godspeed!
B for Bambo
A for Alektro
R for Rop
S for Sindie
O for Ounk and
I for Io-Wave
therefore music with
gitarre: Anja Dietmann
synthesizer: Fion Pellacini
drums: Martin Muth
vocals: all of them, also in the Trafohalle
musical background was the non-academic club context at first, in which he dedicated himself in different projects to electronica, electroacoustic free jazz and noise hardcore. Live electronic compositions belong to his field of work as much as the sketch of software setups and the sensor-based extension of instruments. After an immersive sound installation at last year’s Festspiele, he will this year play a dj set.
Am 19. Juli haben wir Besuch von der Presse bekommen und in einem gemeinsamen Rundgang das Areal des Kraftwerks besucht. Nach einem Hörexperiment mit David Helbich, konnten erste Eindrücke der Klangwirkungen der großräumigen Gegebenheiten zusammen mit einem Live Konzert von L Twills bestaunt werden.
HALLÖCHEN RV Bille! Die Festspiele und die Schaltzentrale laden sich selbst und Dich mal wieder in die Nachbarschaft ein - Am Samstag, 12.8. ab 15.00 zum (un)sportlichen Sommerfest im Ruderverein Bille um die Ecke. Mit Bungee-Lauf und Drachenboot (Achtung SPORT!) und (MUSIK!) Hepting, Coca Band und DJs: DonPopon, LKTM, Raimund, Robin Nikolić und Toyota Royal (TANZEN!). Wer unsportlich ist hängt am Grill (ESSEN!) oder klebt an der Bar (DRINKS!). Paddel` doch mal lang! (WASSER!) Deine Hallos
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