Mia Zabelka och Lars Åkerlund solos / duo OBS: AVBOKNING

16 Jun 2019 - 18:30


18:30 Tape piece
19:30 - 22:00 (with intervals) Mia Zabelka och Lars Åkerlund solos / duo
22:00 Tape piece

Entrance 80/60 SEK


The duo creates a freeform sound that invokes the spirit of both concrete and electronic music, while incorporating both traditional and unorthodox instrumentation. Lars Akerlund‘s heavily processed signature collages of sound interacts wit0 the organic and often similarly processed strings of Mia Zabelka, resulting in a world of audio that buzzes and drones, glitches and slithers, careening into unstable, mesmerizing musical territories.

About Mia Zabelka:
"'Live in concert MIA ZABELKA is an electrifying performer, as a result of which she has become the focus of intense audience interest.' John Eyles/ All about Jazz (UK)

MIA ZABELKA is a sound artist, composer as well as an experimental violinist and vocalist from Vienna, with czech, jewish and french familiar background. Comprehensively educated in classical music from early age on, she continued to construct and explore the limits of sound and music in a language entirely her own, based on the de- and reconstruction of the violin’s sonic possibilities, expanding the range of the instrument using live electronic devices, preparing it through the insertion of alien objects between or on the strings and innovative performance techniques.

Since her first release SOMATEME on Berlin’s Edition RZ, MIA ZABELKA has continuously explored sound and music as physical phenomena, always pushing back the boundaries in experimental performances and compositions that question established notions, improving the available techniques and given structures. The violin and her own voice and body are transformed in the process into sound bodies which are at once organic and primal, screaming, lyrical, composed and explosive.

She has collaborated with a string of exciting artists from around the world, such as Robin Rimbaud, Pauline Oliveros, Electric Indigo, Dälek, Lydia Lunch, Elliott Sharp, Phill Niblock, John Zorn, John Russell, Maggie Nicols and Philippe Petit.

She has given concerts and performances at many Festivals throughout Europe, America and Asia. Numerous CD, vinyl and video releases. Recipient of highly regarded prizes (3-time winner of the Prix Ars Electronica) and awards, she was a guest of the DAAD’s (German Academic Exchange Service’s) international artists’ programme in Berlin and the Fulbright Commission in New York.

Recently MIA ZABELKA was awarded THE AKADEMIA Music Award 2018 in the category “experimental music” for her composition “FOR PAULINE OLIVEROS”, the Outstanding Tour support by Music Export Austria 2016 and the Outstanding Artist award by the BKA Federal Chancelley of Austria 2015 in the category “sound art in the public space”.

In 2017, the Solo album ‘Cellular Resonance’ was released on the British label LCR, which received numerous enthusiastic reviews.

MIA ZABELKA is currently the artistic director of Phonofemme Festival Vienna and Klanghaus Untergreith in the region of South Styria."

About Lars Åkerlund:
Lars Åkerlund
is a composer, sound artist and performer of mainly electronic and electroacoustic music, living in Stockholm.

He studied music and classical guitar at Conservatorio del Liceo, Barcelona, and classical guitar and electroacoustic music at the Royal College of Music, Stockholm, at the EMS, Stockholm, as well as musicology at the University of Stockholm.

Musical collaborations include Eryck Abecassis, Kasper T Toeplitz, Zbigniew Karkowski, CM von Hausswolff, Jean-Louis Huhta, Dror Feiler, Tetsuo Furudate, Julien Ottavi, Lise-Lotte Norelius, Freddie Wadling, Dennis Wong, Leif Elggren, Sebastian Öberg, Kroumata and Johan Söderberg.

He co-founded bands like P.I.T.T. (with Zbigniew Karkowski a.o.) and Lucky People Center (with Johan Söderberg and Sebastian Öberg) and recently LLLSD (Lab for Life-Long Sound Dysfunctions) which toured in South East Asia during 2018/19.

Since the 90s he has made music for contemporary dance with choreographers Per Jonsson, Björn Elisson, Johan Inger and Cristina Caprioli and the Rambert Dance Company, London, Finnish National Ballet, Helsinki, the Gothenburg Opera Ballet, Stockholm Opera Ballet and most of the major Nordic dance companies, as well as the companies of the choreographers mentioned above.
Lars Åkerlund has been touring and made numerous live performances as well as music lectures and workshops throughout Africa, South America, Asia, USA and Europe.

Lars Åkerlund released records on labels Radium 226.05, Firework Edition Records, Sub Rosa, Monotype Records, R.O.S.A. MNW Records, Zora Records and Fylkingen Records.
His latest release, "Sub Liminal Transmission". is a 3-CD album on the Firework Edition Records label.


Medlemsproduktion: Lars Åkerlund


6 Jul 2019 - 7 Jul 2019

6-7 July 2019
Werkhalle, Dortmund

A two-day performance program and seminar, curated by Hiroko Tsuchimoto & Marie Gavois, presenting the artists:

Birt Berglund
Yingmei Duan
Marie Gavois
Rebecca Erin Moran
Alexander Rütten
Jana Kerima Stolzer
Johan Sundell
Hiroko Tsuchimoto
Nathalie Wuerth



they are a potential warning sign before an action
they are afraid of doing the action

they are becoming a problem
they are hidden in a smile

they ruin
they protect

they press
they feel oppressed

they rude
they too woke

catch the moment before being edited by the harmony
combination of noise and silence
even at the same time

tolerant of intolerance
intolerant of intolerance
intolerant of tolerance

the enemy of our enemy is our frenemy

AGGRESSIVE GESTURES, depending on who you are, depending on your experience, depending on your taste, depending on your fetishes, depending on the weather, depending on the money in your pocket, depending on the day in the month, depending on your levels and directions of sensitivity, depending on your identity that very second, depending on the guards, depending on the traffic you’re in, depending on your neighbors, depending on your friends, depending on your enemies, depending on the cameras, depending on your body, depending on your insurance company, depending on your brain capacity, depending on your humor, depending on your empathy, depending on your sadness, depending on the ground on which you stand, depending on from which position you are operating.

Longing for AGGRESSIVE GESTURES, like wanting someone to be speaking out loud, using only CAPITAL letters, being extremely honest, wipe that politeness away!
That’s how it started, we were saying we miss to experience explosive, aggressive gestures of thoughts and visions, reflections, screwed up, taboos being exposed. That’s how it started, that’s why we do this, that’s why we want to talk about aggressive gestures. Because we miss the artistic aggressive gestures, miss aggressive reactions to overdeveloped ideas, theoretic meta bullshit and snakepit tendencies, and then the single artist geniuses still being presented, get a life!
We are longing for more daredevils! We want to see riots on stage, We want to feel something, We expect only to be blown off our seats, nothing else but going against any kind of normativity is entertaining us.
Fuck frames and discipline.
If you don’t have a feminist way of looking at the world, get out of the way!
We want sweat!

We welcome everyone to our safe place, a yoga free zone.

*we hear what you’re saying and, although we don’t agree with everything you said
*we care about you without a trigger warning

/ Tsuchimoto, Gavois


Detailed program and more info: TBA

Entrance is free, but donations are welcome.

Date & Time: 6-7 July, 16:00-22:00
Place: Werkhalle im Union Gewerbehof
Huckarder Straße 10-12, Dortmund


Co-production with Fylkingen - New Music and Intermedia Art, Stockholm
Supported by Kunststiftung NRW, Stadt Dortmund Kulturbüro

Special thanks to die Urbanisten, MEX-appeal, Künstlerhaus in Dortmund