Musiche Visibili (Dreamscapes) – September issue

Musiche Visibili (Dreamscapes) – September issue
Sky Walking

Curated by Gigiotto Del Vecchio

Musiche Visibili (Dreamscapes)
September issue with Sky Walking


Air
by Sky Walking

2021
Sky Walking plays improvised music that moves along channels of the subconscious. Their new video piece Air creates an open-ended space in which we can perceive unplayed notes and subliminal sounds. Its two movements are performed in a call and response mode that speaks of cheerful encounters and a never ending search for the unexpected.

Credits: Music w&p Peter M. Kersten, Christian Naujoks and Richard von der Schulenburg
Video by Peter M. Kersten

 

Sky Walking is a collaborative project by Peter Kersten, Christian Naujoks and Richard von der Schulenburg. With their idiosyncratic selection of instruments — which includes various synthesizers and keyboards, a vibraphone, tapes, and a destroyed zither – the group focuses on unconventional music informed by a multitude of genres. Founded in Hamburg’s Golden Pudel Club in the early 2010s, the band has since then initiated their own label that has been showcased at Meakusma Festival in Eupen, BE (2017) and, organized the concert series Sky Walking Laboratory at Berlin’s ACUD MACHT NEU (2018), which hosted shows by Eve Essex, Sergei Tcherepnin, Nika Son among others. Most recently the band performed as part of the exhibition Broken Sounds / Remote Music — Prepared Pianos from the Archivio Conz Collection at KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2020) and 4fakultät at Resonanz Raum, Hamburg (2021).

Musiche Visibili (Dreamscapes)

The inability to remain still is one of the fundamental characteristics of sound. By its very nature, the sound structure experiences a constant movement in which dynamic and elastic forms and accents aggregate. Music goes far beyond itself and its most obvious recognizability, displacing all possible definitions of genre and structure. “Musiche Visibili” – visible music – takes its title from a 1977 work by Walter Marchetti, an Italian artist and composer known for his work related to the intersection of visual art, performance and Avant Gard music. And the aim of this project, conceived for the 5th floor of the Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève, is to create a series of presentations, alternating video and sound with pure musical contributions. This intersection of moments aims to reconfigure two fundamental aspects of the work of the invited artists: performativity as a visual guideline and the possible redefinition of an aesthetic for music. “When I listen to what we commonly call music, I have the feeling that someone is talking to me, talking to me about their feelings, their ideas, their relationships…”. Cage’s vision, represented by this thought of his, takes the form that “Visible Music” was seeking: the articulation of the concept of sensitive and visible music in its pure state; sound that enhances its contradictory action by playing with the unconscious, with its demons, its visions. Good listening, good vision. – Gigiotto Del Vecchio