Sunday 06.09.2020 17:00–19:00

(Berlin/ Kigali/ Cairo/ Ljublijana/ Johannesburg/ Kaliningrad/ Harare/ Khartoum/ Tripoli time)

17:00 - 18:00 Summoning Invocations | Calling On Julius Eastman, Partitura II

18:00 - 19:00 Behind Shelves: #VIBRATIONS | WITH Jasmina Al-Qaisi

In our first hour of the evening we again feature our series ‘Summoning Invocations’ with Julius Eastman. Eastman is called upon with a one hour deep listening to WE HAVE DELIVERED OURSELVES FROM THE TONAL: OF, WITH, TOWARDS, ON JULIUS EASTMAN. We listen to Eastman’s prolific life long work and musicality, delving into the atonalities and never-ending vibrations of his sonic worlds as a composer, musician and performer. Eastman’s influence blasts out of the sonic directly into the cultural, political and social domains, and in these two hours his work becomes a broader rhizomatic relation to musical epistemologies and sonic practices at large. The session features music by Julius Eastman, a lecture by Kodwo Eshun entitled ‘Unbinding Eastman’, and a talk by Mary Jane Leach, ‘Living Roles to the Fullest’.

For part two of the evening, Jasmina Al-Qaisi takes us Behind Shelves where there are audible and inaudible reverberations and reverbs meeting through radio waves from the midst of change and movement, objects which behold their material memory, stepping in and out of history reordering ideas of traditions linked through non-human sounds with voices and drillings from home over phones reading each other’s listening.

Accounts on vibrations with: Sagal Farah singing, Beya Othmani with her flute, Sean Griffin, Kamila Metwaly with mbiras, Antonio Mendes moving, Anna Jäger, Lynhan Balatbat-Helbock, Maria Karpushina voicing insects

Song: Gasba chaoui - Ali El Khencheli - Ain el karma

Archival material from performances by: Stella Chiweshe for SAVVYbrations, Elaine Mitchener for WE HAVE DELIVERED OURSELVES FROM THE TONAL: OF, WITH, TOWARDS, ON JULIUS EASTMAN

Literature: The Earth Worm Also Sings by Pauline Oliveros, A quote by Halim El-Dahb

Featured objects from Behind Shelves archive of performance: Two egg timers

Sound work extracts: DARK LOOPS, ACT III OF CARBON THEATER vinyl record by Institute of Incongruous Translation (Natascha Sadr Haghighian and Ashkan Sepahvand) and Julieta Aranda’s LIP, DIP, PAINT, TALK (YOUR MOUTH IS BLEEDING) video from 2018

Non-human: Various calls of Long eared Owls (Asio otus) and various bats