02/02. – 05/02.2015, 2pm-5pm
3/61 Lương Ngọc Quyến
By invitation only

07/02/2015, 8pm
Goethe Institute 56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc
Free Entrance

Burkhard Beins is best known as one of the most distinctive percussionists in European free music.’ – The Wire –
‘ …simply one of the most imaginative percussionists around, indeed making the tag ‘percussionist’ seem hopelessly deficient.’ – All Music Guide

After his successful performances at the Hanoi New Music Festival in 2013, Hanoi is pleased to once again welcome the composer and percussionist Burkhard Beins. He will conduct a workshop with the musicians of the DomDom Centre for Experimental Music and Sound Art, managed by composer Kim Ngoc.

During this workshop participants will develop together with Burkhard Beins a version of his graphic score Adapt/Oppose which combines composition, improvisation and guided group interaction. The focus of the workshop will be on analyzing musical situations and on relating to them by contributing individual musical material. The results of this working process will be premiered at the concert.

Burkhard Beins

Born in Lower Saxony/Germany in 1964, Burkhard Beins is a composer/performer working in the fields of experimental music and sound art he is known for his definitive use of percussion in combination with selected objects. Furthermore he works with electronics, electro-acoustic instruments, and devices . Since the late 1980’s he performs at internationally renowned venues and festivals throughout Europe, America, Asia, and Australia. He works solo or in collaboration with musicians like Keith Rowe, Sven-Åke Johansson, Chris Abrahams, John Tilbury, or Charlemagne Palestine. He is also a member of several long-standing experimental music groups such as Activity Center, Polwechsel, Mensch Mensch Mensch, Perlonex, The Sealed Knot, Phosphor, Trio Sowari, and Splitter Orchester. Burkhard Beins lives in Berlin since 1995.