Prequel Tapes works through trauma in meticulous sound and choreography [trigger warning]

The Golden Cage is a deeply intimate work by Berlin-based Prequel Tapes, who strings together electronic sounds and voice to grapple with his feelings about his father. That sense of physical-emotional effort also sees realization in movement with a video featuring dance and performance artist Hana Stojaković.

Finding lost intimacy and freedom, in the collaborative hacklab at CTM Festival

In tenuous times of war, disease, and uncertainty, our MusicMakers Hacklab program in May at CTM Festival held a special energy. Here’s a look back at this open performance lab for music, just as the deadline for the 2023 edition approaches Sunday.

Peter Kirn - November 4, 2022

Premiere – Noise in the Key of Life: Lukasz Polowczyk meditates on music and listening

A funeral with violins, a hospital, a broken piano, a diesel engine, a farewell – artist Łukasz Polowczyk’s new work Noise in the Key of Life layers live players and field recording with equal standing and reflects on experience and sound. We talked to Lukasz and premiere a short film about the work.

Peter Kirn - November 3, 2022

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