The News Trilogy Part I: The News Blues (2014)
Sat.12.5.2016 Haus der Berliner Festspiele
Eduard Mont di Palol
“The News Blues” is a musical and social experiment using the tools of algorithmic composition. Nicholas Bussmann approaches news as a data stream, processed, imitated, harmonised, misunderstood and transformed into a polyphony of voices and meanings by seven performers with differing mother tongues. “The News Blues” questions the relationships between language and music, sense and nonsense, the causes of exclusion and integration, the manufacture of consensus and opinion. Presented as live durational performance in the Haus der Berliner Festspiele’s Kassenhalle, “The News Blues” accompanies an evening devoted to algorithmic composition.
Hila Peleg’s documentary on the exhibition space will be premiered at Berlinale this year. Music is composed by Nicholas Bussmann using Winfried Ritsch’s player piano “Der Automat”.
18.2.2016 14:00 at Akademie der Künste
as part of HKW’s exhibition WOHNUNGSFRAGE Angelika Levi’s Film “Miete essen Seele auf” is going to be presented as an installation.
Opening is October 22. 19:00 at HKW. The Film feature music performed by Cottbusser Chor.
Composition: Nicholas Bussmann
Lyrics: Jan Theiler
Performers:Lucile Desamory, Yusuf Ergün, Nana Possmann, Laura Mello,Rico Repotente,Thomas Tichai
The Berlin based choir “cottbusser chor” will present on saturday the 7.11. and sunday the 8.11. the first two parts of Nicholas Bussmann’s “News Trilogy”: “The News Blues” and “Major News / Minor News” also on sunday there will be a workshop on how to sing the news. News will be sung in French, English, Zaza, German, Turkish, Portugese, Italian and Kurdish. For the workshop everybody is welcome who enjoys singing.
Lucile Desamory: set design, Lindy Annis: text adaption, Nicholas Bussmann: music