Klosterruine x Pogo Bar:
Matrices of Vision
feat. Rebecca Lane, Lucy Railton, Evelyn Saylor
with an introduction by Tiara Roxanne
6 July 22, entry open 8 pm, start 9 pm
Venue: Klosterruine, Klosterstraße 73a, 10179 Berlin
Please note that the concert has no provided seating. Feel free to bring a cushion or blanket if you would like to experience it sitting or lying down.
Please register via firstname.lastname@example.org
An evening in two parts: As prelude to the concert ensemble ‘Matrices of Vision’, Tiara Roxanne will perform a live reading.
‘Matrices of Vision’ is the title of Abigail Toll’s upcoming debut release on French music label Shelter Press, which she composed during her Masters in Electroacoustic Composition at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.
Influenced by Tiara Roxanne’s research into data colonialism, the piece uses artistic sonification to question a Swedish higher education report which traces student demographics across seven decades.
In place of dominant western twelve-tone tuning, Toll applies Just Intonation (the harmonic series) to highlight the process of data extraction, creative restrictions and bias. As the instruments move up and down the octaves, the data is represented through sound and the piece takes on a tangible, emotional response. What is heard is a refusal to comply to these so-called rational systems. What results, is a sonic narrative that unsettles accepted hierarchies by moving beyond the limitations of these systems: in what Roxanne describes as “a kind of flooding of listening and experiencing, from the body and the spaces that surround the body.”
Abigail Toll (she/her; UK/DE) is an experimental music artist who lives and works in Berlin. She studied English Literature and Art History (BA) at Sussex University (Brighton, UK) and Electroacoustic Composition (MA) at the KMH; Royal College of Music in Stockholm (SE). She was an artist in residence for the Amplify Berlin programme in 2018 with Caterina Barbieri and Maya Shenfeld, during which time she developed her first EP Old World | New Ruins which she released in 2019 under the moniker Ionian Death Robes with Laury Achten. She will release her debut album Matrices of Vision on Shelter Press in 2022. She has performed at: Roter Salon with Puce Mary (Berlin, DE); Amplify Berlin with Caterina Barbieri & Maya Shenfeld (Berlin, DE); KMH (Stockholm, SE); Swedish Association of New Music Promoters, (Gävle, SE); Klosterruine (Berlin, DE); The Lucerne School of Music (Lucerne, CH); Moira (Utrecht, NL); with Jungstötter: UT Connewitz, (Leipzig, DE); Arttheater, (Cologne, DE); Beatpol (Dresden, DE). Her music contributions to Tiara Roxanne’s performance lectures have appeared at re:publica (Berlin, DE); Images Festival (Toronto, CA); AMOQA (Athens, GR).
In the summer months of 2022, Klosterruine and Pogo Bar join forces and merge their love for performative practices in order to present a series of three events in the ruins of the Franziskaner-Klosterkirche.
Klosterruine x Pogo Bar is a unique collaboration between the Klosterruine Berlin and the Pogo Bar of KW Institute for Contemporary Art, curated by Sofie Krogh Christensen, Léon Kruijswijk and Christopher Weickenmeier. The events will take place in the Klosterruine in Klosterstr. in Berlin-Mitte during June, July and August.