MONOM program April & May 2018
MONOM is home to the world's most advanced spatial sound system built by 4DSOUND
The 4DSOUND system is a spatial instrument. It provides a flexible, intuitive control platform for artists from different performative disciplines to experiment and express their ideas with a new dimensionality.
MONOM cultivates a social listening space in which the listener and performer can interact, moving freely to explore a new physical environment of sound.
The 4DSOUND system pioneers the harmonious integration with any and all interfaces – movement, light, virtual augmented reality, biofeedback, metric or brainwave providing an opportunity for artists to collaborate and combine sensory dimensions in effect to compose, and perform a live ecosystem.
At MONOM the audience is enveloped completely within the artwork, enticed as active listeners to explore a shifting sonic landscape made up of dynamic sound arrangements that play with the laws of perception, and entirely subvert them. From a single syllable floating in the breeze to a hurricane of choirs, from gentle waves of polyphony to lorries of bass that crash through the body of the room, audiences can expect experiences ranging from the most subtle and nuanced to the most intensely visceral, from healing and meditative to thought-provoking and radical.
April 12th & 13th
Felix K & ENA
James Ginzburg (Emptyset)
MONOM opens its doors once again to those in search of sonic explorations. This time with a collaboration by Felix K & Ena and James Ginzburg of Emptyset. MONOM offers itself as a tool of artistic expression allowing each artist to explore the realm of spatial sound using the most advanced spatial instrument in the world built by 4DSOUND. Each composition is created especially for the system, specifically for the night.
April 20th & 21st
The night will start with label co-founder Frank Bretschneider who will perform an exclusive set in 4DSOUND at the MONOM studio. Moving to Funkhaus Studio 1, Atom™ will present his new AV live set »Deep State«, followed by an experimental AV live set by Dasha Rush and finally the premiere of label head Byetone's new AV show, featuring a special guest. The evening will continue in the Funkhaus Foyer with live sets by Robert Lippok, Grischa Lichtenberger and »raster« resident DJ Mieko Suzuki.
MIRA Festival Berlin
Throughout the festival, MONOM will showcase their emerging spatial sound practices via live shows from Eomac and WaqWaq Kingdom, sound installations by Thomas Ankersmit and Croatian Amor and a retrospective of 4DSOUND’s extensive catalogue, including pieces by Casimir Geelhoed, Ioann, John Connell, Koenraad Ecker, Maxime Gordon, Peter Van Hoesen, Paul Oomen & Edgard Varese.
Production duo and science ninja team WaqWaq Kingdom and Irish DJ, artist and music producer Eomac will present their own live shows, created exclusively for the 4DSOUND system, and commissioned by MIRA Festival Berlin.
May 7th - June 1st
Ecoacoustics + Future Design (4 week workshop)
The School of Machines, Making & Make Believe is organizing a 4-week international course that takes into consideration how the nature of the body reacts to sound and light to design immersive experiences that heighten the senses.
The participants will be given the unique opportunity to design virtual reality sound and develop an immersive experience using the unique 4DSOUND system, of which there exist only two in the world.
May 17th & 18th
Flora (Varg and Anna Melina)
On May 17th and 18th, MONOM welcomes FLORA (Varg and AnnaMelina) and Oli XL to present their spatial compositions developed during their residencies at the Berlin Center for Spatial Sound. Each piece is created specifically for the advanced spatial sound system built by 4DSOUND, of which there currently are only two of its kind in the world.
The 4DSOUND system cultivates a social listening space in which the listener and performer can interact, moving freely to explore a new physical environment of sound.
The performances will be followed by DJ sets in the MONOM bar.