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Anett Lau, installations
Biliana Voutchkova, violin

Exhibition opening with works by Anett Lau and improvisations by Biliana Voutchkova.

Admission free, donations welcome!

On 9.05.2019 the Musikstudio Ohrpheo Berlin celebrates its tenth anniversary! - In the period from May 9, 2009 until today more than 300 concerts with mostly new music, performances, exhibitions, readings (music and philosophy), workshops (course on new music), political events (e.g. Alleppo-Berlin, Friendship for Peace, BGE for artists) and film evenings with artists from all over the world were organized. We celebrate this event with the four-day festival EnCounterpoints 2019. This year's motto is: Trans-lation-scription-mission.

EnCounterpoints 2019 brings together the most diverse genres of New Music, from improvisation and real-time music to electronic music, performance and premieres of composed pieces and transcriptions. In five concerts by unique artists there will be encounters and counterpoints between music, literature, philosophy and painting. These reciprocal touches open up new spaces and forms of design and perception.

Ohrpheo's birthday evening begins with a welcome reception and a few brief introductions. The violinist and performer Biliana Voutchkova will then improvise to ornamental pictures and sculptures by Anett Lau. The impulses triggered by Annet Lau's paintings and installations are "transferred" into the language of music.

The events of the EnCounterpoints festival are sponsored by the Pankow District Office.

Anett Lau

Anett Lau

Ornament - Pattern - Space are my artistic focus. I am interested in the structures according to which spaces are structured, arranged, decorated and functionalised. For this purpose I look for traces of human activities that are represented as patterns of action in space. Existing or found spaces with their limitations are questioned with the artistic means of the art of ideas/explorative according to the ideas that connect people with this place. My goal is to change the existing "action patterns" of the place according to the ideas of the protagonists. Found materials, such as wallpaper and forms, become a matrix that I perceive as an expression of human order. I overdraw, collage or cut and print these existing patterns and ornaments and install them in the space.


Biliana Voutchkova, violin

Biliana Voutchkova

Biliana Voutchkova is a thoroughly engaged violinist, composer-performer and improviser who combines regular performances of major solo violin/ensemble works, new music by contemporary composers often written for her, and her own work with performative, long length formats, real time composition and improvisation. Her constant research as a creative artist spans the widest possible range of sound and movement and extends her sonic, technical and physical capacities evolving into the development of a highly individual artistic language.

Biliana lives in Berlin and appears at festivals and concert series worldwide. She works as a soloist and collaborates with Voutchkova/Thieke duo, the Splitter Orchestra, Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop, Ensemble Modern, Ensembles United Berlin and Zeitkratzer, among others. Recent/current projects include solo concerts at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Klangspuren Schwaz, Vorspiel/Transmediale, GAS, Mózg, Moving Music and Radar Festivals, solo tour in Colombia/Chile, performances with the Berliner Ensemble and She She Pop, appearances at Cafe Oto, Klangwerkstatt, Documenta14, Wien Modern, Experimental Intermedia, Météo Mulhouse, the release of her solo album "Modus of Raw" and the recent triplet “Blurred Music" which were received with critical acclaim worldwide. Biliana has received the Composition Stipend from the Berliner Senate and grands from INM Berlin, Musikfonds and the Trust for Mutual Understanding in New York.

Festival EnCounterpoints 2019 sponsored by:

Bezirksamt Pankow - FB Kunst und Kultur

With the kind help of:

Josef Huber - Master Violinmaker Berlin Unami - Asian cuisine

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