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Seedlings with Siblings

In these times when we are yearning for and also questioning our interpersonal connectivity, the Seedlings with Siblings Public Program revisits the topic of social silver lining through the networks of plants that have surged to takeover HAUNT’s concrete, asphalt and cobblestoned backyard. The idea comes from a mere curiosity, rather from a childlike eagerness to know: What would we see underneath if we were to take an x-ray of these hard surfaces that structured this back yard? Knowing the interconnectedness of tress through mycelia, how would the network of these wild plants look like? How would these images in our imagination would reflect to our own current realities at this very moment?

Through workshops on sonic arts and music, we are looking at an urban surface at the yard of HAUNT to see the unseen, to hear the unheard and to perceive the interconnectedness allover again with fresh eyes, under the different conditions of today. In this garden that is taken over by the ruthless power of nature with small and tiny plants, we are learning from them and creating new networks.

With a microcosmic attitude, we are getting familiar with every tree, bush, moss and weed in this “hidden”garden of plenty. And with a meticulous attention to the detail, collaboratively, we will discover each plant at this garden. To honour the bounty, we will be creating a visual and sonorous inventory and devote each week of workshops, performances and talks to everyone one of them.

SEEDLINGS WITH SIBLINGS Sound Art Workshops

facilitated by Roberta Busechian (21 MAY – 25 JUNE)

Within the frame of Seedlings with Siblings programme, Roberta Busechian will hold a bio sonic/ sound workshop. In this collaborative experimental journey, we will be working with the plants, using various methods to identify them, paying meticulous attention to their details and their natural and architectural surroundings through various kinds of mics and equipments.

The themes of the workshop will be: organic listening, structural listening, micro listening, macro listening and will involve specific ways to approach sound as sound artistic practice. 

The workshop will be finalised with a performance/ presentation.

For who: Everyone from all backgrounds and age groups. (No prior knowledge is necessary)
When: 21 May – 25 June – register by 19 May
Every Friday, between 2pm – 4 pm

Where: Haunt, Frontviews, Kluckstraße 23A, 10785 Berlin
What to bring: Personal computer, Headphones, if available recorder, USB Stick, Block notes
Working Language: English and German
Participation Fee: 10 eur, payable on the first day of the workshop

*The workshops will be held outdoors and according to the Corona regulations. In case of cancellations, they will be held via Zoom.

Roberta Busechian is a sound artist, curator, researcher, lecturer of sound art theory, practice  and sonic activism. She is a guest lecturer at IUAV University of Venice, was a lecturer at Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera (Master Sound Art for creative industries) at electronic music academy recreative12. She teaches sound art in art schools in Berlin since 2014 and has attended international conferences presenting her research through talks and presentations (i.e “CENSE Annual Sonic Ecology Conference” (Usti nad Labem – CZ),  ICST – Institute for Computer Music and Sound  Technology, Zurich). Her main interests include the effects of listening in creating common aggregation points in the physical space, and especially the technological possibility of virtually connected urban spaces through live stream and time shift. She presented her works in many exhibitions and performances around Europe: Venice, Milano, Verona, Vicenza, Trieste, Nova Gorica (Slovenia), Berlin (DE), Salzburg (AU), Siegen (DE), Graz (au), Weimar (DE), San Diego (CA), Los Angeles (CA), Long Beach (CA), Tijuana (Mexico). Her sound performances where presented at  international festivals like Hoergerede-Elevate Festival in Graz (2014) and Transmediale Vorspiel in Berlin (2015). www.robertabusechian.com

 

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SEEDLINGS WITH SIBLINGS Ukulele Workshops

facilitated by Judith Bernhardt & Jake Painter (Music Builds Teams)

Within the frame of Seedlings with Siblings programme, Judith Bernhardt & Jake Painter will hold a Ukulele workshop. Preparing a repertoire in relation to plants altogether, we will learn how to play this fun instrument. The workshop will be finalised with a performance/ presentation.

For who: Everyone from all backgrounds and age groups (No prior knowledge is necessary)
When: 22 May – 31 July – register by 19 May (Every Saturday between 2pm – 4pm)

Working Language: English and German
What to bring: Your self and your Ukulele.
*In case you do not have a Ukulele, you can rent your Ukulele from our Workshop leaders for 10 eur/workshop. In case you want to buy your own Ukulele, here are some suggestions:
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** To be able to play the Ukulele, having short nails on your left hand are strongly encouraged!

Where: Haunt, Frontviews, Kluckstraße 23A, 10785 Berlin
Fee: 12 eur/workshop payable on the first day of the workshop

*The workshop will be held outdoors and according to the Corona regulations. In case of cancellations, they will be held via Zoom.

Judith Bernhardt was born in Singen am Hohentwiel in southern Baden. After studying music in Würzburg, she performed as a solo soprano on various stages in Germany and abroad.
As a mother of two children, she and her husband founded the B&B MusicSchool in Schöneberg in 2013. She is responsible for the overall management of the music school and teaches singing. Over the years, the music school has grown into an established and much loved institution in Berlin and looks after hundreds of students, children as well as adults in many different fields and styles.

Jake Painter is from London. He received his Bachelor of Science BSc (Hons) after which he began Jazz studies at Middlesex University and became a professional musician. As a successful trumpeter and composer in London, Jake is at home in many styles such as jazz, rock, pop, reggae, and hip hop. Jake has performed with internationally acclaimed artists such as Paloma Faith, Vampire Weekend and Culture Club and has written and produced several chart hits. Jake is a specialist in the pedagogy of whole group instrumental tuition and he has developed his own concept for ukulele learning. Jake has taught thousands of children and adults the Ukulele, and also ran regular classes of ‘how to teach Ukulele’. Jake is the presenter of the popular online Ukulele course ‘Music Plus Digital’.

When Judith and Jake met in 2019 the two quickly realised the value their experience of many years performing, together with their education work with Ukulele and singing could add to organisations, and MusicBuildsTeams was born.


For more info seedlingswithsiblings@gmail.com

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