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Goethe-Institut (北京德国文化中心·歌德学院) , 2 Jiuxianqiao Road Sun 17 Nov Free

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In cooperation with JIM (Jazz Improvise Meeting Festival) and as part of the Festival of German Films 2019, the Goethe-Institut China presents the event series 'Klang sichten' (Seeing Sound), an event dedicated to film music. Well-known German and Chinese composers and musicians Ulrike Haage, Christian Meyer and Xiao He has been invited to present their own works in a concert and share their insights into the fascinating world of film music. Ulrike Haage works as a composer, pianist, sound artist and radio drama author. Christian Meyer is a composer for film, commercials and dance theatre. For Ulrike Haage and Christian Meyer, the focus of their composition is on emotions and story, which arise from the interplay of images, words, motions and music. In 2016 they composed the title 'Asa Nisi Masa' for the film Greetings from Fukushima by Doris Dörrie. This composition combines piano recordings, finely spun electronics with hypnotic beats. Xiao He, Head of Glamourous Pharmacy, is one of the most creative and talented Chinese musicians. He experiments with various musical instruments and styles, and has already released several band and solo albums. He is also involved in composition for film, theatre and modern dance. He has already composed music for more than 10 films and 4 theatre plays, including the film Suburban Birds (2018) by Qiu Sheng and the well-known play Rhinoceros In Love (2004) by Meng Jinghui. The event revolves around the question of how the three artists get to the sounds and compositions that then find their way into films, clips or plays. They will each present their projects and show sound examples and film clips. The conversation will be moderated by DJ Zhang Youdai. The talk will be from 2.30-4.30pm and the concert will be from 6-9pm.

Languages used will be in Chinese and in German.

Learn more about Ulrike Haage here, about 小河(Xiao He) here and about Christian Meyer here.
Date: Sun 17 Nov
Time: 2-9pm
Event admission: FREE
Venue name: Goethe-Institut (北京德国文化中心·歌德学院)
Open: Tuesday - Sunday (12:00 - 18:00)
English address: Originality Square 2 Jiuxianqiao Road Chaoyang
Chinese address: 北京朝阳区酒仙桥路2号 798艺术区创意广场
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