3 November 2022 | 21:30 | Haus der Berliner Festspiele, Berlin – Germany
Jazzfest Berlin 2022
Craig Taborn – piano, electronics
Mat Maneri – viola
Nick Dunston – double bass, electronics
Sofia Borges – percussion, electronics
12-14 November 2022 | 20:00 | St. Elisabeth-Kirche, Berlin – Germany
In a photograph from 1906, a crowd in southern Rwanda gathers for a magical event in front of a small apparatus on a table: deceiving the masses through technology. Behind the table is an official of the German colonial administration. The artists sell their talent without compensation. The funnel is directed at the musicians to the right of the table. A machine that sucks in the sound, carves the voices and the music into the wax rollers.
In the music theater BUZZING BRIDGE, Sounding Situations plays out how the process of recording makes us who we are. Those who press the record button have power, framed for themselves and others. Through repetition, sounds, music, language become part of our identity.
In BUZZING BRIDGE, the musicians and performers become sound carriers who turn the stage into a sounding negotiation space: Who owns what and who belongs where? Who takes in whom, in himself as the foreign or as his own?
Stage direction, Composition, Text: Sounding Situations (Milena Kipfmüller, Jens Dietrich, Klaus Janek)
Musicians: Sofia Borges, Michael Thieke, Klaus Janek, Milena Kipfmüller, Michael Makembe, Josué Mugisha
Performance: Eric 1key, Katharina Mewes
18 November 2022 | 20:00 | Kühlspot, Berlin – Germany
COOLING AT KÜHLSPOT #9: PhonOx
Sofia Borges (percussion) Eutália de Carvalho (voice) Silvia Ocougne (guitar, prepared instruments) Edith Steyer (alto saxophone, clarinet, effects) Horst Nonnenmacher (double bass)
19 November 2022 | 20:00 | NaTO, Leipzig – Germany
Liz Allbee (tp), Anat Cohavi (cl), Daniel Beilschmidt (e-org), Uki Gurkitase (gp, perc), Maura Knierim (harp), Xu Fengxia (guz), Els Vandeweyer (vib), Sofia Borges (perc), Nuria Andorra (perc)
20 November 2022 | 20:00 | NaTO, Leipzig – Germany
Lina Allemano (tp), Matthias Muche (pos), Susanne Fröhlich (fl), Uki Gurkitase (gp, perc), Kathrin Pechlof (harp), Emilio Gordoa (perc), Els Vandeweyer (vib), Sofia Borges (perc), Nuria Andorra (perc)
24 November 2022 | 20:00 | Donau 115, Berlin – Germany
Mia Dyberg (alto sax), Brad Henkel (trumpet), Antti Virtaranta (bass), Sofia Borges (percussion)
26 November 2022 | 20:00 | Supamolly, Berlin – Germany
MULTIVERSAL – 10th anniversary!!
KIME: Sofia Borges (percussion), Fyodor Stepanov (bass & electronics), Andreas Voccia (electronics)
+ more TBA!!
4 December 2022 | 19:30 | Morphine Raum, Berlin – Germany
Isuru Kumarasinghe – electro acoustic guitar
Axel Dörner (trumpet)
Sofia Borges (prepared snare drum, props, found objects, toys)
Steve Heather (prepared snare drum, props, found objects, toys)
Super-Asymmetry’o is a trio formed by two non-identical parts – one trumpet and two snare drums – two instruments with a historical connection. Using various kinds of props as unexpected as they are suggestive, the two percussionists generate an equation composed of elastic loops, textures, rhythms, and patterns which interconnects with the equation suggested by the trumpet. Featuring a program that makes use of graphic scores, circular generative methods, and linear compositions, Super-Asymmetry’o essentially lives on spontaneous variables and unknown particles that may materialize in each performance.
11 December 2022 | 17:00 | Industriesalon Schöneweide, Berlin – Germany
Sofia Borges (solo) – drums & electronics
Max Andrzejewski; Moritz Baumgärtner; Boris Bell; Evi Filippou; Rudi Fischerlehner; Martial Frenzel; Michael Griener; Joe Herstenstein; Willi Kellers; Christian Marien; Lucia Martinez; Diego Pinera; Tilo Weber