photo michael vorfeld

odd friday #4 | 13 February 2015 | 20 h

instant compositions – performance & music – by

Bodily Functions Company

jagna anderson
maría ferrara
dodi helschinger
nina selchow


ute wassermann
richard scott
emilio gordoa


is a non-conventional experimental music project formed by Ute Wassermann, Richard Scott and Emilio Gordoa in 2014. The combination of the analogue modular synthesizers, prepared vibraphone, and extended techniques of the voice, makes this trio very unique. Parak(.)eets -sound of birds- have the quality of electro-acoustic chamber music. It’s new, fresh, and abstract. They improvise all the music (real time composition), which often results in hybrid compositions created by colorful noises.

Ute Wassermann

is known as a vocal soloist and composer/performer for her extraordinary, many-voiced and extreme vocal sound-language, which she has brought into experimental/contemporary music in diverse ways. She has developed techniques to “mask” the voice using birdcall-whistles, palate whistles or resonant objects, and designs sound-installations and performance projects, i.a. with the light artist Michael Vorfeld. A particular interest is the development of compositions for spaces with unusual acoustic qualities.

She studied visual arts (sound installation and performance art) at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Hamburg with Henning Christiansen and Allan Kaprow among others, and subsequently visual art, music and singing at the University of California, San Diego (with a DAAD grant). As a vocal soloist in contemporary and experimental music Ute Wassermann has performed in festivals, galleries and clubs throught Europe and also in Australia and Asia. As an improvising musician she performs regularly with renowned musicians and regular formations as Speak Easy, (Martin Blume, Thomas Lehn, Phil Minton, Ute Wassermann), fORCH, Charlotte Hug, Aleksander Kolkowski, Birgit Ulher, John Russel, Els Vandeweyer and many others. She is a member of the Berlin-based composer-performer-ensemble called Les Femmes Savantes.

As an interpreter of contemporary music she has given premieres of numerous works composed specially for her voice, for example by Richard Barrett, Chaya Czernowin, Henning Christiansen, Hans-Joachim Hespos, Michael Maierhof, Michael Finnissy and Ana Maria Rodriguez, with the ASKO Ensemble, Elision, Munich Chamber Orchestra, KNM Berlin and others. She has taken part in music theatre productions by Matthias Kaul (Ensemble L’art pour l’art), Salvatore Sciarrino, Gerhard Stäbler and others, and performances with dancers, circus artists and visual artists; pedagogical projects and workshops with her choral composition “mimic” for festivals and cultural institutions.

Label: mode, nurnichtnur, creative sources, ABC Classic, Psi


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Richard Scott

is a composer and free improvising musician working with analogue modular synthesizers and alternative controllers such as his own self-designed WiGi infra red controller developed at STEIM, the Buchla Thunder and Buchla Lightning. He has been composing and performing improvised music for over 25 years, producing, performing and recording with artists such as Evan Parker, Twinkle³, Edward Barton, Clive Bell, Olaf Rupp, Robin Hayward, Richard Barrett, Gustavo Aguilar, David Ross, Bark! and Grutronic. He studied improvisation with John Stevens, saxophone with Elton Dean and Steve Lacy, Action Theater improvisation with Sten Rudstrom and electroacoustic composition with David Berezan and Ricardo Climent.

His work has been featured on BBC Radio 3 and 4, International Computer Music Conference, London Jazz Festival, BEAM, Bratislava NEXT Festival of Advanced Music, SARC Sonorities Belfast, Berlin Interaktion Improvised Music Festival and MANTIS Electroacoustic Music Festival, Manchester. He is a long term artistic resident at STEIM in Amsterdam, sometimes a Lecturer in Music at Lancaster University and co-curator of two underground experimental, improvised and electronic concert series in Berlin: AUXXX Berlin and Basic Electricity.

In 1993 he was awarded a PhD from London University for his thesis on free improvisation. In 2010 he completed a MusM (distinction) in Electroacoustic Music Composition at NOVARS, Manchester University. He wrote extensively for Wire magazine, was administrator at the LMC (London Musician’s Collective) and has been an active member of the improvising and electroacoustic communities in London, Manchester and Berlin.


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Emilio Gordoa

is a mexican musician, composer and vibraphonist, lives and works in Berlin and Mexico City. He is involved in numerous projects, the highlights of which are those related to experimental music, noise, free jazz, improvisation and contemporary music. He is redefining the vibraphone as a source, treating it with preparations and extended techniques, and is a busy composer as well, writing graphic scores for a variety of ensembles, large and small, for theatre, documentary films and audiovisual.
Some of his recent projects are: SOEL electro-acoustic quartet, Mano Morta, LEEM, Para.keEts and MOvE (Quintet with Adam Pultz Melbye, Dag Magnus Narvesen, Achim Kaufmann and Harri Sjöström).

Emilio has worked and recorded with artist such as John Russell, Tristan Honsinger, German Bringas, Misha Marks, Tobi Delius, Liz Allbee, Remi Alvarez, Chris Cogburn, Clayton Thomas, Klaus Kürvers, Tony Buck, Alexander Bruck, Juan García, Bonnie Jones, Harri Sjöström, Frank Paul Schubert, Daniel Ott and Ute Wassermann. He has performed in several venues and festivals around Europe as the Copenhagen Jazz Festival in 2014, Klangkunstprojekte of Leipzig, Art Sound Festival Berlin, CSW (Contemporary Art Museum of Warsaw), and in Vortex London, at the MOPOMOSO series of John Russell.


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13 February 2015 | 20 h
K77 (cinema) Kastanienallee 77 | 10435 Berlin
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