Cluster #10 w/Caleb Salgado, Kaj Duncan David & Martin Lau

25 Nov 2018

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DOORS: 17:30 // CONCERT: 18:00

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Labor Neunzehn

Berlin, Germany


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Labor Neunzehn is glad to introduce the second to last concert of this years series. In this occasion we will present the work by the composer Kaj Duncan David with the text of Martin Lau, originally commissioned by the ensemble mosaik for an instrumental group, reduced and revised for this concert to a new voice and electronics version. The event, guest-curated in collaboration with Passepartout Duowill also involve a performance of the American experimental musician Caleb Salgado, combining structural aspects of drone, New Age and ambient musics as well as free improvisation, automated sequencing, organic and inorganic processes.

Concert programme:

Caleb Salgado
Perfect Deleted Future (“pdf”)


Kaj Duncan David [*1988]
formula for escaping the logic of the trap (2017) – Premiere
for voice and electronics
text by Martin Lau

Caleb Salgado (electronics)
Kaj Duncan David (electronics)
Martin Lau (voice)

This concert is kindly supported by Dezentrale Kulturarbeit Berlin-Treptow.

FREE ENTRANCE but registration required
or email to cluster[at]laborneunzehn[dot]org

“Cluster” is a music series devoted to sound investigation with a particular focus on contemporary languages, new music and extended techniques. “Cluster” supports the collaborative work and aims to offer an exchange platform for musicians, composers and electronic music performers in Berlin-Treptow.


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Caleb Salgado
Caleb Salgado is an American experimental musician, bassist and multi-instrumentalist. He performs regularly with ensemble proton bern, Manufaktur für aktuelle Musik, Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop, Ensemble Garage, soundinitiative, the Lucerne Festival Academy, and is a guest with Ensemble Intercontemporain, Musik Fabrik, Asko|Schönberg Ensemble, the Netherlands Philharmonic, et al. Releases on col legno, wergo, accentus. klarthe/harmonia mundi. Texts appear in SAND Zeitschrift (5/7).


Kaj Duncan David
Kaj Duncan David (*1988) is active somewhere between notated composition, electroacoustic music and audiovisual performance.
Light as a totally integrated musical voice plays a central role in much of his work.
He creates solo and ensemble works, as well as installations and performances.
Using electronic and acoustic instruments, computers, lights and video in careful scenic dispositions. Exploring the possibility of a point where interrelated visual and sonic materials become a single musical gestalt.
He also devises experimental music theatre and creates audiovisual situations for dance in collaborative settings.Festivals and institutions that have presented his work include: Münchener Biennale [Munich], Manifeste [Paris], Maerzmusik [Berlin], Rainy Days [Luxembourg], Ultima [Oslo], CYCLE [Reykjavík], Darmstädter Ferienkürse für Neuen Musik [Darmstadt], Klang [Copenhagen], SPOR [Aarhus],The Kitchen [New York], SESC Pompéia [São Paulo], Cafe Oto [London], IAC [Malmö], ZKM [Karlsruhe], HEK [Basel] and Akademie der Künste [Berlin].

Martin Lau
Martin Lau (*1984) is a berlin-based soundpoet, vocal improviser and graphic artist, who is exploring language as impulse and material, its variety, boundaries & conditions. After having studied literature & performance studies he published a volume of poetry in 2010, soon to focus on the performative & sonic side of poetry. In his energetic live-performances he digs deep in the acoustics of the mouth. His visual work is based on minimal scriptural gestures, examining the dynamics between self, sign & world.He has released two solo voice CDs and numerous collaborative recordings in the fields of soundpoetry, free improv and noise. He performs and exhibits internationally.

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