Platform 2 – Within the framework of 100 Years at Lerchenfeld
With Asmus Tietchens, Dieter Moebius, Felix Kubin, Love-Songs, Nika Son & Phuong-Dan
October 9th – 11th, 2013, HfbK, Hamburg, 20:00
Invited by Nguyen Phuong-Dan
From October 9th to 11th, 2013, we at HfbK Hamburg have been celebrating the history of our main building which has now been in situ at Lerchenfeld 2 for one hundred years. Lerchenfeld, the name of the street, has become a synonyme for cultural activities and education in fine arts, with a reputation far beyond the borders of Hamburg. Our striking Fritz Schumacher building was completed and designated as a “school of art and craft” in 1913. Precisely one hundred years later, the series of special events opened with a special ceremony in the extensively restored assembly hall. On the 11th of October, this series of events culminated in a huge all-night party taking over the whole building.
Asmus tietchens (lecturer at the HfbK 2010–2013) is one of the best-known German artists in the field of abstract music. At the age of ten, he got to know musique concrète and electronic composition through the NDR night program. He has been a freelance musician since 1975 and his first solo album was released in 1980.
Dieter Moebius is one of the most important protagonists of the German electronic music avant-garde. He was a founding member of Kluster /Cluster, part of the Krautrock group Harmonia and has had various other collaborations – among others with Brian Eno, Conny Plank and Asmus Tietchens. In 2012 he recorded an album for Bureau B with Tietchens.
Felix Kubin recorded his first electronic pieces with a 4-track device at the age of 12. Shortly thereafter, he played at punk and new wave festivals of the legendary Hamburg ZickZack label. At the end of the 80s, he turned to electronic noise music. Kubin has been dealing with futuristic pop music, electroacoustic music since the late 90s, is the author of numerous radio play productions and operates the record label Gagarin Records.
Sebastian Kokus (HfBK since 2007) founded the band Love-Songs in 2012 together with Thomas Korf and Manuel Chittka. Drums are woven into loops. Now and then do voices sing with machines. The bass stays human. Variations intensify the repetition. Love-Songs love love songs but don't play them.
Nika Breithaupt (HfBK 2009–2012) lives and works in Hamburg as an artist, musician and DJ. As Nika Son, compositions are created by manipulating field recordings in connection with instrumental fragments and sparse vocals. As Nikae, she regularly play records, mainly in the Golden Pudel Club, where she is also co-organizer of the monthly art and music series next time.