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Radiophrenia Live-to-Air: Christian Ahlborn | Frauke Berg | Anja Lautermann

Sat 10 September 2016

'Fourteen Signs – Fifty-Eight Symptoms: sounds & songs on feeling alien’ - a work loosely based on a list of 58 Possible Signs of Alien Abduction. Following their debut performance at Kraftwerk’s legendary Kling Klang studio earlier this year this Düsseldorf based trio attempt to investigate the phenomena of alien abduction as a symptom of a collective social unease and 'alienation' toward the 'foreign and strangers'. The idea is to refer to the semantic field of the 'alien' – strange, foreign, unknown. “It’s all about feeling alien, being alien….it’s all about being frightened of feeling alien and alien beings.” Narrated by Matti Rouse.

Anja Lautermann explores the different sonic possibilities of the flute and other tone generators, calling on both traditional and experimental playing techniques and different musical styles.

In her artistic works Frauke Berg interweaves animations and drawings with her voice, electronic sounds and installations. Together with the composer and musician Anja Lautermann she founded the sound performance project Studium Stadt using field recordings mixed with voice, analogue sounds and animations.

Christian Ahlborn works as a freelance journalist for German public radio WDR.