Date: 28 AprilVenue: Inkonst, Black BoxTime: 22:00Superstructure (2017)Hassan Khan's renowned performances bring together prerecorded compositions with live improvisation defying most classifications. Khan usually uses a battery of feedbacking mixers, filters, processors, laptop manipulation, virtual synthesizers and live microphones in tandem to the recorded studio sections to produce live sets that are treated as one composition. He has worked with instruments including vocalists, brass ensembles, string quartets, the various instruments of a classical Arabic music takht, programmed Gamelan, group clapping and piano. For Intonal Khan has put together a concert program ranging from slow and suspenseful listening to subtle dancing including the pieces A Short Story Based on a Distant Memory with a Long Musical Interlude (2011), Excerpt from Club Gamelan (2015) & Taraban (2014). Live Ammunition! (2015) / 4 Channel Composition for Clapping / Duration 51'"LightShift (2015) / Programmed Shifting LightsDate: 28-30 AprilVenue: The entrance of Inkonst/IACTimes: 18:00 - 22:00
Presented in the public entrance of the festival these two works by Hassan Khan are shown together, engaging our senses in a politicized durational composed act. As hand strikes human hand in polyphonic patterns, are we inside a victorious march, repeating a call to unity? Or does this beaten out rhythm spell both hope and its demise. Live Ammunition! (2015) is a multi-channeled musical composition. It has existed in different forms, but here it is reconstructed, bruised and pared down to its essentials, the beat for a show. The constantly shifting colors of LightShift (2015) are maybe the unease at the architecture of a space that is itself uneasy, or is it just a way of bracketing transformations? It might take a moment to walk through the doors but it is always also a transition from something to somewhere else.