Tune into HÖR today for music and an earthquake relief fundraiser

News cycles tend to move from crisis to crisis – ignoring what happens as crises deepen. Artists of Turkish, Syrian, and Kurdish heritage deserve more attention in Berlin and Germany generally, so today is a great time for some music, awareness, and action as areas impacted by last month’s earthquake still urgently need support.

Canilla’s love ballads sing from code and dismantled accordions; LP first listen here

The ruins of fractured accordions are reanimated with hybrid mechanical-digital constructions, to sing the imagined love ballads of a wounded forest. Canilla’s latest creation deserves a full listen – so let’s premiere it here together, right now.

Peter Kirn - May 13, 2021

Here’s what happens when HÖR Berlin DJ sets are reimagined with AI

Vinyl, then digital… now meet meta-DJing. OÍR by Moisés Horta Valenzuela imagines what would happen if one machine learning-powered DJ set could combine all those DJ sets streaming out of Berlin. And what happens? It slaps. It slaps so hard that someone asks for a track ID.

Peter Kirn - March 23, 2021

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