bi'bakaudio #01


Tursday, 10.11.2016, at 8pm

With The Sounds of the Living Dead we start the new format bi’bakaudio, curated by Eckehard Pistrick.

“The living dead” – with this term Albanians refer to their migrated compatriots. Migration leaves social and cultural gaps, which are often compensated by cultural creativity. This public audio event makes creative local strategies to cope with uprooting, separation and nostalgia a listening experience – presenting rare field recordings as well as commercial videoclips and vinyl artist records. Musician and composer, Volker Zander, will reflect about music as a migrative and diasporic art form, his participation as publisher for the Albanian pavilion at this years Architecture Biennale in Venice, and how music is distributed in the post-digital age.

Volker Zander (*1968, in Fulda) studied urban planning and since 2011 works as a composer, musician and author in Cologne. Between 1998 and 2012 he was bass player in the American Rock group, Calexico. Since 2005 he runs the label for artist records Apparent Extent.

Eckehard Pistrick has been researching and teaching as an ethnomusicologist at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg since 2009 on the themes of Music and Migration. He also works as a journalist, curator, concert manager, and film director. In 2015 he published the monograph Performing Nostalgia- Migration Culture and Creativity in South Albania (Ashgate, 2015) and in 2016 he was involved in the content development of the Albanian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale.

Fotos: Felix Kayser

Ein Projekt im Auftrag des QM Soldiner Kiez und des Bezirksamts Mitte, Stadtentwicklungsamt, und ist gefördert durch die Bundesrepublik Deutschland und das Land Berlin im Rahmen des Programms Zukunftsinitiative Stadtteil Teilprogramm Soziale Stadt.