19 May | 20:30

Giovanni Verga / Å (Alexandra Spence + Adam Pultz Melbye) #454

  • Doors: 20:00
  • Start time: 20:30
  • Entrance: 6-10 € (up to your offer)

Giovanni Verga - Sylphic
An instant piece based on interaction of free forms and manipulated sounds taken from the new unreleased work "Sylphic" by Giovanni Verga.

Å (Adam Pultz Melbye + Alexandra Spence) - It will finally happen
Improvised duo set with double bass, clarinet, objects, electronics.

Giovanni Verga, born in Palermo in 1976, is active in the electronic and improvisational sound art scene. Nowadays based in Berlin, where he collaborates with many improvisors from the German scene and composes soundtracks for documentaries, theatre pieces and video installations. He runs several projects as sound artist, composer and producer: Giovanni Verga solo, CUPIS (with Gianni Gebbia), Spleen (with sam Rouanet) and Monstruo (with Kevin Ryan). 


Alexandra Spence is an artist from Sydney, Australia. She makes and performs audiovisual installations, electroacoustic compositions, improvised sonic and experimental performance. Her practice explores the idea of listening as an active practice, examining the ways in which our individual notions of place and identity are shaped and mediated through sound. Through her practice Alex attempts to reimagine the intricate relationships between the listener, the object, and the surrounding environment as a kind of communion or conversation. Her aesthetic favours small sounds, hidden sonic processes, subtlety, quietude and unusual sound sources.

Alex has performed and presented work in concerts, festivals, symposiums and galleries in Australia, Canada, and Europe, including the Vancouver Art Gallery, CA; Destroy Vancouver, CA; Engineroom International Sound Art Competition, London, UK; Le Cube, Paris, FR; Musée Guimet, Paris, FR; NOW Now Festival, Sydney, AU; SoundOut Festival, Canberra, AU; UNSW Galleries, Sydney, AU; and Siteworks Festival, Bundanon, AU (w. the Splinter Orchestra). Alongside Rebecca Bruton she is the co-curator of Tidal~Signal Festival, which operates from a core set of anticolonial feminist ethics, and seeks to disrupt patterns of gender disparity in music programming of all genres, it currently takes place in Vancouver, CA.


Adam Pultz Melbye

Born in Ribe, Denmark in 1981. Currently living in Berlin. Living in Berlin since 2013, Adam is an active performer as a solo artist and with numerous international projects. A fascination with resonance, acoustics and psychoacoustics has led to the development of unique instrumental techniques and approaches to the double bass that causes the instrument to sing and vibrate in original and unexpected ways. As a composer, Adam has written acoustic and electroacoustic music for smaller and larger ensembles as well as theatre, dance and film. Formerly a member of the label and collective Barefoot Records, in 2016, Adam started his own release platform Noema. Current projects include a duo with dancer Akemi Nagao, Gullet (acoustic and electroacoustic works for solo double bass), Tennis of all Kinds (with Julia Reidy), LUBB (with Pat Thomas and Peter Ole Jørgensen), SAP (with Paul Stapleton), Flamingo (with Chris Heenan and Christian Windfeld) and Water speaks of Water (with dancer Jenny Haack and percussionist Michael Vorfeld). Additional notable collaborations: Peter Brötzmann, Evan Parker, Alexander von Schlippenbach, Rudi Mahall, Sofia Jernberg, Frank Gratkowski, Magda Mayas, Johannes Bauer, Tony Buck, Axel Dörner, Gerald Cleaver, Tobias Delius, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Paul Lovens, Mikolaj Trzaska.