This Friday 8 February see's Chinatown Bar The Berlin KL collaborate with Art Xtreme Media to bring you a creative audiovisual experience, Kindred from Germany, a live artistic project blending organic electronic music with the visual sensorial experience. With support from OtherKind.
This collaboration is meant to be an "outside the box" project , emphasizing the creative side of an artiste's performance whilst providing a full sensorial experience with intrinsic visuals and a live electronic performance by Kindred involving drum machines, groove boxes, synths, loopers and samplers – a blend of analogue and digital rendered by people from diverse ethnic backgrounds; as it is a live experience, the music created right there and then is meant to bring an element of surprise and keep the audience on their toes, literally and figuratively.
Kindred is an audio-visual Project that's focused on improvisation where both music and visuals influence bounce off each other. The improvised music may bring out different electronic styles, with influences from ambient, glitch, techno and others genres. The music is programmed on machines without the use of computers. A mix of digital and analogue hardware create a unique soundscape.
Kindred is a collaboration of international musicians and visual artists based in Germany. Their style is marked by drum machines, groove boxes, synths, loopers and samplers. The improvised music may bring out different electronic styles, with influences from ambient, glitch, techno and others genres. The music is programmed on machines without the use of computers. A mix of digital and analogue hardware create a unique soundscape.
Kindred has frequent jam sessions with a constantly growing pool of sounds. Collaborating with artists that come to their studio is a great source of inspiration and opens up many possibilities for creating an interesting sound experience. These are local artistes, singers and instrumentalists playing various acoustic instruments from different ethnic backgrounds. Kindred performances are live acts, this means patterns and sounds are all created on the fly. The direction and intensity of the sound largely influenced by the setting and the atmosphere given. Kindred takes guidance from the reactions of the crowd and in turn plays with the mood collectively created.
Hailing from Tehran, Otherkind is an exciting DJ with 13 years of underground experience under his belt. Having mastered the art of playing the Tumbak & ZARB, a percussion instrument specific to Iran, allows him to incorporate a specific style to his performances-experimental, playful and solid and at the same time smooth and melodic. Breezing through music genres Otherkind's focus is on deep house, electronica and techno and his journey is uplifting, sensible and epic.
THE BERLIN KL: 208, Jalan Tun H. S Lee, KL: Free entry. Call 03-2022 2111.