We are thrilled to announce a performance with SOUNDWALK COLLECTIVE at the upcoming DokuFest. An international genre-bending group of artist-musicians with studios in New York City and Berlin, the three members of Soundwalk Collective (Stephan Crasneanscki, Simone Merli, and Kamran Sadeghi) formed in Manhattan to produce concept albums, sound installations, and live performances, and have worked with a diverse range of collaborators, from Nan Goldin and Patti Smith to Berghain and Zaha Hadid.
The Collective’s approach to composition combines anthropology, ethnography, non-linear narrative, psycho-geography, the observation of nature, and explorations in recording and synthesis. The source material of their works is always linked to specific locations, natural or artificial, and requires long periods of investigative travel and field work.
On August 10 at Lumbardhi, Sounwalk Collective will be performing their latest album WHAT WE LEAVE BEHIND, drawing on Jean-Luc Godard’s personal archives of reel-to-reel, shot film and outtakes.
The sound composition shows us the very real and somewhat forgotten audiovisual archive of the legendary film director, rediscovered by accident somewhere in France. A portrait of contemporary cinema and a reflection on the archive as a recurrent idea in philosophical and artistic thought.
Along the years, Soundwalk Collective performed live, among other spaces and festivals, at Opéra de Lyon, CTM Festival, KW Institute of Contemporary Art, Barbican Centre, Berghain, Centre Georges Pompidou, Florence Gould Hall, Mobile Art by Zaha Hadid in Hong Kong, Tokyo, New York; MUDAM, MuCEM, Museo Madre, National Museum of Singapore, New Museum, Palazzo Reale in Milan, La Triennale, Radialsystem V, Volksbuhne in Berlin, documenta14 in Athens and Kassel, Funkhaus in Berlin, Manifesta12 Art Biennale in Palermo.