Record presentation, sound performance and screening by Gilles Aubry
January 12 2017, 19h30
Location: Echo Bücher, Grüntaler Strasse 9, 13357 Berlin
19:00 – Doors
20:00 – Record presentation, live performance by Gilles Aubry, screening and discussion
« And who sees the mystery », Gilles Aubry’s new record on Corvo, is based on sound check situations recorded in Morocco between 2013 and 2014. The piece is a sonic exploration of Berber-Amazigh voices and instruments, rhythms and spaces. Using his microphone as a sound processing device Aubry further manipulates his field recordings through performative feedback techniques, creating an abstract composition. Limited to 300 numbered copies, the LP includes a gatefold cover with a silkscreen printed sleeve and will be available at a special price for this event. For more info and sound excerpts please visit :
The film “and who sees the mystery” (2014, 30′) is the output of a research residency by Gilles Aubry and Zouheir Atbane in Tafraout, a village where Paul Bowles recorded an ‘Ahwach’ music performance in 1959. In collaboration with local musicians the artists deliver an interpretation of the return of these music recordings to their original location, including the documentation of listening sessions, discussions and musical practice.
Gilles Aubry is a sound artist and researcher living in Berlin. Based on an auditory approach of the real, his work is informed by researches on material, historical and cultural aspects of sound and listening. He uses field recordings, voices, music and sound archives to create live performances, installations and movies. He recently won the European Sound Art Prize 2016 awarded by the Skulpturenmuseum Marl and the WDR3 Radio station.
Corvo Record is a label for sound art and contemporary music, founded 2010 in Berlin by Wendelin Büchler. It focuses on the production of primarily vinyl records and art books. Each of the label’s release is ambitiously produced with the highest possible sound quality and great care for both the visual and haptical aspect.