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The pioneer of experimental music Hans-Joachim Roedelius is going to be honoured with a three-day festival at Berlin’s Haus der Kulturen Welt. Lifelines is a series of events presenting his diverse creative achievements by reflecting them in discussions, films, an installation by Brian Eno, and, above all, concerts in which Roedelius will be joined by fellow friends and collaborators from his past and present, such as Arnold Kasar, Tim Story, and Christopher Chaplin. Roedelius is particularly known for his project Cluster, which was founded in 1971 in collaboration with Dieter Moebius who has sadly passed away earlier this summer, and later joined by Conrad Schnitzler.

Roedlius talks about his approach and influences in creating melodious soundscapes in his recent interview with Dominikus Mueller for frieze d/e:

“We still don’t know what electronic sounds actually do to the body, or how the body reacts to electronically generated frequencies. Does the body ‘naturally’ take in every kind of sound? We didn’t start off with the aim of doing something new. We wanted to create our own sound-language.”

Roedelius from Mindpirates on Vimeo.

Lifelines #4: Roedelius
03 Septmeber – 6 September 2015
Haus der Kulturen der Welt
John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10
10557 Berlin