Embark on tonal expeditions into the realms of ambient and electronic music at the ADV3NT concert series. Surrounded by cacti and agaves, attendees can immerse themselves in unfamiliar soundscapes on four Sundays in Advent. The concerts take place from 5:30 PM in the Succulent House. Culinary delights from the ‘Naschmarkt’ will be served starting at 5:00 PM.
ADV3NT 2023 #1 – 03.12.
Pivophone – Jen Morris & Michael Egger
ADV3NT 2023 #2 – 10.12.
OUT Session – Werner Hasler & Carlo Niederhauser
ADV3NT 2023 #3 – 17.12.
Superorganism – Luz González & Trio Tramontana
ADV3NT 2023 #4 – 24.12.
Everest – Black Box Bricolage & Meienberg
Concerts start at 5:30 PM
Price: CHF 10
Delights from ‘Naschmarkt’
Botanischer Garten der Universität Bern
3013 Bern, Schweiz
ADV3NT 2023 #1 - 03.12.Pivophone - Jen Morris & Michael Egger
Jen Morris is a sound artist specializing in electronic, radical, and disturbing performances. Morris, also internationally recognized under the pseudonym [sic], rarely communicates with the human species. But when she does – through videos, installations, film soundtracks, or the label Squirrelgirl – it is direct and bewildering. In the Botanical Garden, she will perform alongside Michael Egger (Anyma, Fribourg) with their jointly developed Pivophone. This new machine, buzzing around in Jen Morris’s mind for ages, could become the icing on the cake in the history of noise machines. The Pivophone questions what was considered an authority in the art of sound until its arrival. So, is the goal to hear the Pivophone as John Cage wished to hear the souls of ashtrays? No, but you get closer, you have to approach. We find ourselves in the art of miniatures. Miniatures of a grand TV show where pop stars are peonies. Miniatures of a mirrored stage. Miniatures of Holidays on Ice, where dancers become hockey players. Have you ever seen a ballet of majestic peaches on speed? Listened to the noise of two cones colliding? Come closer to the sound of the Pivophone.
ADV3NT 2023 #2 - 10.12.OUT Session - Werner Hasler & Carlo Niederhauser
Exceptional music in extraordinary places in surround quality. For over four years, Werner Hasler and Carlo Niederhauser have been on the road with their “OUT Session”: on a bus, in the Alps, between the tracks, on a solar ship, on the roof of a skyscraper, by the lakeside. The live-created sound bubbles represent a surprising, non-hermetic, acoustically new reality in each unique context. Each “OUT Session” has its own electronica setup and is a one-of-a-kind experience. The setup includes cello, prepared cello, and spatialized input electronics. Every session tells a musical story that generates a connection with the venue. Selected OUT Sessions will be released in a digital EP series on Everest Records. The complete series will be available on triple vinyl as “OUT Session [recordings]” at the end of 2023.