2021-09-17

Film premiere with live concert «RELIEF»

RELIEF | A topographical film and sound study | Open Air 18. & 19. September 2021 | Waschhaus Potsdam

«RELIEF» is inspired by the question of how a digital independent algorithm would musically interpret natural landscapes which have been increasingly affected by human presence.

Based on drone footage, the result is a landscape film illustrating varying topographies and applying an original soundtrack to them using only custom-programmed algorithms for sound design and composition.

This way, the textures—themselves as silent witnesses of rapidly progressing change, and as historical memory of topographical character and forms—are being given their very unique voice in line with contemporary understanding. The dramaturgy is unfolded by the aesthetic illustration and juxtaposition of natural and anthropogenic terrains from a bird’s eye view, which are used entirely for the generative synthesis of the soundtrack.

Furrows render sequences of frequencies, forestation unfolds shimmering granular sound spectra while liquid surfaces are transformed into multi-layered ambient textures.

RELIEF is a cooperation between Xenorama and Marc Eisenschink.

The project is funded by Fachbereich Kultur und Museum der Landeshauptstadt Potsdam and put into practice in cooperation with Waschhaus Potsdam GmbH.

Get tickets here!

18. September, 8 pm
19. September, 8 pm

Waschhaus Potsdam gGmbH
Schiffbauergasse 6
14467 Potsdam


2021-01-15

REFLECT: multisensory concert as 360° experience

Exciting things ahead! Corona turned our original plan of a concert into a 360° film: For REFLECT we are preparing an audiovisual experience in three scenes with Kammerakademie Potsdam and Waschhaus Potsdam.


2020-01-25

A SECRET ARCHIPELAGO at „Localize Potsdam“ Festival

What does the word »ISLAND« mean to you?
What feeling does it evoke?

9 Languages.
17 Takes on the matter.

A Brief impression of our immersive multi-channel audio book »A Secret Archipelago«, installed in Potsdam, on the Isle of Friendship. Thank you to Localize Potsdam for hosting, funding and supporting the piece, as well as ALL curious participants (of which there were many) !!

Info & full printed Text Book:
http://xenorama.com/portfolio/archipel

Vimeo:
https://vimeo.com/xenorama/archipel

Full Stereo Mixdown and Original Voices (parallel German translations omitted for stereo compatibility):
https://soundcloud.com/the-solar-nex…/…/a-secret-archipelago


2020-01-16

Imago at „Unterwegs im Licht Potsdam 2020“

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Kommender Samstag 18.01. 18:00 Uhr in POTSDAM: »Unterwegs im Licht«

Xenorama und Stelzen-Art beleben mit dem gemeinsamen Projekt »Imago Caeli« den Alten Markt von Potsdam. Stelzenläufer in aufblasbaren Kostümen werden mit mobilen Animationen und Musik inszeniert.
Showtime Punkt 18 Uhr — kommet rechtzeitig, wir freuen uns auf Euch!


2019-10-13

Architecture vs. Virtual Painting

A collaboration between Xenorama and the Berlin-based painter Helge Leiberg. An abstract journey through the history of Stendal, rendered as façade painting with an exclusive post progressive soundtrack on the Justizzentrum »Albrecht der Bär« at the #LichttageStendal.

Logistical Partner: Volkswagen Automobile Potsdam

Analog Projection Mapping

Justizzentrum »Albrecht der Bär«
Scharnhorststraße 44,
39576 Stendal

October 17th – 19th, 7pm


2019-08-07

Richard talks about the process of composing (German)

In a short radio interview with the SWR2, our very own Richard Oeckel talks about the process of composing the music for large-scale projection mappings. He elaborates on the special team that he forms with Tim Heinze as well as the process of realising audiovisual ideas from scratch. In the special case of the show WALLS OF PERCEPTION, the topic of working with a mix of real and software-based instruments is also a crucial aspect. Enjoy listening to the interview!


2019-07-29

Behind the scenes of WOANDERS

Exicting new things in the making! We are very happy to work on a multi-sensory performance at the HAU Hebbel am Ufer with music by Masha Qrella and band, inspired by poet, musician and film maker Thomas Brasch from the former GDR. It’s great fun working with the team of Diana Naecke, Emma Cattell, Christina Runge and many others towards the premiere on 4th of December 2019.

The performance evolves around music, theatre, stage mapping, multichannel audio and displacement.

Performance

Hebbel Am Ufer | Berlin
HAU2, Hallesches Ufer 32
10963 Berlin

December 4th-7th 2019, 8pm

More information: https://www.hebbel-am-ufer.de/programm/pdetail/2886/


2019-03-25

Collaboration concert with live electro band

This Saturday, you can witness a unique experience that blurs the boundaries between visual and auditive perception. After starting with an audiovisual performance of our own we will support the concert of our Berlin-based friends CATS & BREAKKIES and their progressive live electronic sound with light art and live visuals. The venue is the DEFA 70, an event location build out of an old cinema in the heart of the famous Studio Babelsberg.

Tickets available here: https://www.koka36.de/cats-u-breakkies_ticket_105260.html…

If you’re around Potsdam or Berlin, come by and have a great evening with us!


2016-06-28

Xenorama Music at „Fusion Festival“ 2016

Our musicians are also very nice to listen to without moving images. Here is a chance to catch them at Fusion Festival next Saturday!

We’ll be playing the Serendubity-Space right at the Salón de Baile with a brand new set of ours. A Special guest ist our livelong Friend and founder of maki roots! We are looking forward to this wonderful event and to see lots of known and yet unknown faces there.

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