Lange Nacht der Musik 2023

17. June 2023, 19:00 - 23:55

Programme of the Edith-Russ-Haus:

Andrea Guterres: Walls (world premiere)

The 8-channel sound installation Walls is based on the 20th century Greek poet Cavafy's poem of the same name. In the poem, the protagonist describes the sudden realisation that he is surrounded by walls, and laments that he remained unaware when they were being built. In the piece, the walls are a metaphor for humanity having entrapped itself in its own fate due to its inherently self-destructive nature, specifically in relation to climate change, ongoing war, and violence. The work will be installed on the lawn of the Edith Russ House and will run continuously as a loop.

Andrea Guterres is a composer, classical guitarist, and sound artist from Sydney, Australia. With a specialisation in electroacoustic music and spatialised soundscapes, her work can be heard in a variety of contexts, including performances, sound installations, and multimedia artworks. With creative collaboration at the core of her practice and philosophy, Andrea often takes an interdisciplinary approach to composition, and likes to work closely with performers and artists of other disciplines.


Ute Wassermann: Body Snatch

In Body Snatch Ute Wassermann's voice merges with the sound of bird whistles, membranes and percussion objects. The objects become extended body parts or transplants of her vocal body. She sings in the extreme regions of her voice, her multidimensional singing oscillating between an/organic, human, animalistic and electronic sound qualities. Does her voice remain human or does it become something else?

Ute Wassermann tours worldwide as an improviser, she realizes audiovisual performances and composes for soloists and ensembles. An important source of inspiration for her singing are soundscapes, from which she composes imaginary acoustic habitats. Her multidimensional vocals oscillate between electronic, an/organic, human and animalistic qualities. In addition, she alienates and extends her voice with bird and palate whistles, objects, acoustic costumes or various microphones. In this way performative voice figures emerge, in the realm of improvisation, composition and performance art.


The complete program of the Long Night of Music (sorry, German only):

Walls (WFSCollider Screenshot) © Andrea Guterres
Ute Wassermann © Foto Cristina Marx / Photomusix

Funded by:

Niedersächsisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kultur