23. March 2020Zeiss-Großplanetarium, Berlin

Non-Face / Trilogie de la Mort | Robert Lippok & Lucas Gutierrez
Concert & Audiovisual Performance

With “Trilogy de la Mort”, MaerzMusik presents one of the masterpieces of the French electronic music pioneer Éliane Radigue (*1932), diffused by François J. Bonnet aka Kassel Jaeger under the starry dome of Europe’s most modern science theatre. A landmark of minimalism and deep listening, the three-hour cycle was created between 1988 and 1993 and is inspired by texts from the Buddhist “Bardo Thodol”, The Tibetan Book of the Dead. Time-defeating music that has been described as at the same time monu- mental and infinitely discreet. In the first part of the evening, the Berlin sound artist Robert Lippok (*1966) and the Argentinian digital artist Lucas Gutierrez (*1985) perform a live version of their work “Non-Face”, which provides the visual identity of MaerzMusik 2020. Putting the Zeiss Great Planetarium’s cutting-edge audio-visual technology on full display, “Non-Face” explores a field of mathematics that also serves as an inspiration for Éliane Radigue’s work: non-manifold geo- metry, where objects look realistic but cannot exist in the real world.



Robert Lippok & Lucas Gutierrez
World premiere
Robert Lippok
Lucas Gutierrez video

Éliane Radigue
Trilogie de la Mort
Musique pour ARP Synthesizer en 3 chapitres
Chapitre I: Kyema
Chapitre II: Kailasha
Chapitre III: Koume

François J. Bonnet
sound direction