Laura Mello, Michael Kuchinke-Hofer
Fr, 12/10/2018, 20:30 Uhr
Konzert / Performance / Klangkunst

Record Release Night

Live: Laura Mello + Korhan Erel + special guest (tba)

Ringing Still Life is a 7″ concept-album.
The medium where I discovered what I would later learn to call hörspiel accompannied me throughout my childhood. At that time, I had a huge collection of children´s stories on 7″ vinyl, including pretty well done musical arrangements. Thus, I wanted to honor the format that surely influenced my further musical path, bringing together in one single concept two technologies that refer to different times: ringtones and vinyl records.
The double groove cut enhances the game with a chance operation: either you reach the groove with only ringtones in it, or you hear ringtones and field recordings. The material for the ringtones was generated in many steps within some years, played during a jam session recorded at the ELAK-Studios in Vienna, and other random recordings from the time, processed and re-composed later on.
The field recordings belong to another collection of mine which includes sound landscapes from many places I have been. Ringing Still Life is a sounding bridge between different media, times, places and my first work on vinyl.
— LM

The release will be available for a special release night price!
It is a double groove cut 7” + digital download and includes 7 free ringtones, composed by Laura Mello.
Limited to 300 copies

After her studies of Media and Musical Composition in Brazil, Laura Mello went to Vienna to study Electroacoustic Music, where she won the Theodor Körner Prize. Living now between Vienna and Berlin, she works as a composer-creator, thinking concepts for different formats, having sound as the starting point and the spoken language as a recurrent material. Her intermedia performances, interventions, compositions and DJ-sets have been presented at Konzerthaus Berlin/Vienna, Tonspur at MQ21 Vienna, Märzmusik, Berlin Biennale, Wiener Bezirksfestwochen, Euro-Latin Performance Tour, Festival der Regionen, Paraflows, New Adits, HörenSehen2.0, Club Transmediale, LaborSonor, Tanztage Berlin, 48 Stunden Neukölln, Documenta Kassel. Laura is lecturer for music/sound at the University Bayreuth and member of the Sound Art Project Space Errant Sound, Berlin.
Korhan Erel is a electronic musician, improviser, sound designer based in Berlin. He plays instruments he designs on a computer by employing various controllers. He also uses analog and digital electronics. He composes and designs sounds for dance, theater, installations and film. He collaborates with dancers, video artists and spoken word artists. Korhan has had three residencies at STEIM (Center for research & development of instruments & tools for performers) in Amsterdam, where he studied use of sensors in music performance and instrument design. He was a guest composer at the Electronic Music Studios in Stockholm in January 2011. Korhan has seven CD releases on Gruenrekorder (Germany), Creative Sources Records (Portugal), Evil Rabbit Records (Netherlands/Germany), A.K. Müzik (Turkey) and Kukuruku Recordings (Greece) as well as several netlabel releases. He performs regularly in Europe and in the Middle East as a solo artist as well as with his projects in Germany, Turkey and Switzerland.

  • : »Ringing Still Life« (UA 2018)

LAURA MELLO, Performance, Voice, Electronics

Ringing Still Life is a concept-album based on 1970’s audioplays (Hörspiel) on 7″ vinyl, field recordings and ringtones. The release is a hand numbered, special double groove pressing!

  • : »Stone, Paper, Scissors« (2018)

KORHAN EREL, Performance Lecture

The piece is loosely based on the hand gesture game rock paper scissors.

SPECIAL GUEST (tba), Live performance

  • Einführung: LAURA MELLO — RINGING STILL LIFE (7'' single) out on Corvo Records
  • Dauer: 02:00h, Pausen: 00:30
  • Bemerkungen zum Datum und Uhrzeit: doors 19:30
  • West Germany
  • Skalitzer Strasse 133, Berlin
  • Ticketpreis: 8-10€