[resource-net] 04.06 Workshop&Show @Liebig12 // Berlin

liebig zwoelfe liebigzwoelfe at gmail.com
Wed May 31 15:10:24 CEST 2017

Hello reSourcers!
Another great workshop & following performances for u to join or just be
aware of :)

*04.06.17 // 14uhr*

*Sharmi Basu's Decolonizing Sound workshop - *participation fee €10

In this workshop, we attempt to teach mindfulness, listening, resistance,
and improvisation as multiple facets of a congruent universe. In this
workshop we will introduce ways in which investigating privilege and our
personal histories with music and performance can lead us to construct new
methods of working in social justice modes. Most importantly, we will shed
light on ways in which improvisation and playing music can help
marginalized people reclaim and create new identities and languages despite
the distortion of and violence upon our cultures, work, and genders that
have historically oppressed us. Decolonizing sound can mean decolonizing
our given languages into ones we create for ourselves. The workshop will
also emphasize the importance of shared politics within musical communities
and, further, the importance of solidarity through material resistance.
What are the ways sound can be used to challenge capitalism, the police
state, heteronormativity, racism, and gendered violence?

*BEAST NEST* is *Sharmi Basu*, an Oakland born and based South Asian queer
woman of color creating experimental music as a means of decolonizing
musical language. She attempts to catalyze a political, yet ethereal
aesthetic by combining her anti-colonial and anti-imperialist politics with
a commitment to spirituality within the arts. She is an MFA graduate from
the Center for Contemporary Music at Mills College in Electronic Music and
Recording Media and has worked with Fred Frith, Roscoe Mitchell, John
Bischoff, Pauline Oliveros, Chris Brown, George Lewis, Laetitia Sonami,
Jesse Drew, Bob Ostertag, Jesse Drew, Dr. Nalini Ghuman, Maggi Payne, and
more. Her workshops on “Decolonizing Sound” have been featured at the
International Society for Improvised Music, the Empowering Women of Color
Conference, and have reached international audiences. She specializes in
new media controllers, improvisation in electronic music, and
intersectionality within music and social justice. She is a co-collaborator
of the Bay Area's first Black and Brown Punk Fest: The Universe is Lit!
You can find out more about Sharmi at http://www.sharmi.info/
www.soundcloud.com/olgadagod , beastnest.bandcamp.com

*04.06.17 >> 7pm sharp!*

Liebig12 is thrilled to host California artists *BEAST NEST + BIG DEBBIE*
joined by Mexican artist (and Liebig12 pal!) *Barbara Lazara*!
€5-10 Suggested Donation directly to artists!

*BIG DEBBIE* is an LA - based artist that started as a bedroom recording
project that emerged out of San Francisco, CA in 2012. Within a year these
4 track recordings surfaced in a form of limited cassette and vinyl
releases on such labels as Cochon, Teen Action and Danish Skrot Up.
Midheaven Disitribution described the release as "Driving drum machine
beats and repetitive fuzzed out, sludgy bass lines with some tape
manipulated vocals that croon, whisper and growl mostly in English. Foggy,
hypnotic, haunting and dancy at times, the music carries a strong 80's

*"AB-RA-CA-DEB-RA"* - the sophomore album by Big Debbie brings to mind
religious pagan celebrations as much as the 1980's industrial, goethe
Links: https://ratskinrecords.bandcamp.com/album/big-debbie-ab-ra-ca-deb-ra
videos: https://vimeo.com/115244693
 , https://vimeo.com/61316161

Performer / voice artist based in Mexico City, focused on the relation
between body, voice and space using tools like choreography, natural
corporeal resonances, and sound installation. Lazara creates performatic
pieces to activate the dicotonomy between divine/animal she founds
naturally expressed on human voice. She performs in México, US and Europe
solo and in collaboration with stage and sound artists such as Zbigniew
Szumski, Simon Fujiwara or Naomi Rincon Gallardo. Her works have been
released by Staaltape (GER), Volta (MEX), and broadcast on Antenas
Intervenciones (ECUADOR).
Links: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLAJkTnQNwQ

Liebigstrasse 12
10247 Berlin

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