Date 30. November 2013
Start 14:00 Uhr
End 16:00 Uhr
Event Discussions and sound clips
Place Main Stage
With Anatopia, Holger Hiller and presenter Michael Aniser
In Public Soundcheck, bands that normally perform on stage at night will have the chance to discuss one of today’s big issues: the evolution of technology. Both bands will also provide an audio insight into their work and present their views on the digital revolution in electronic music. A talk about sounds, samples, and the static/ecstatic aspects of being on stage.
Presented by: Michael Aniser
Holger Hiller, born in 1956 in Hamburg, studied at the Kunsthochschule Hamburg (University of Fine Arts), where he met Walter Thielsch and Thomas Fehlmann, and recorded his first songs with them. With Fehlmann in 1980, he founded and became the lead singer of the group Palais Schaumburg. Since 2012 the band has been reunited and performs together. In addition, Hiller has worked on solo projects: he was one of the first musicians in Germany to use a sampler as his only or main instrument. From 1984 onwards he lived and worked in London as a producer for Mute Records, among other things. Since 2001 Holger Hiller has lived in Berlin.
Valentin von Lindenau (Anatopia)
Valentin von Lindenau has composed music for numerous theatre, film and media projects in the Netherlands and Germany. He is a member of klingklangklong, a Berlin collective for interactive music and sound installations in various spaces and on stage. Together with his partner Shani Leidermann aka Henrietta Morgenstern, he performs all over the world as Anatopia, an active, handmade high-tech pop band.
Shani Leiderman (Anatopia)
Shani Leiderman comes from Israel and is a performer and musician who makes installations and videos. After finishing her studies at the Amsterdam College of Arts, she organised several projects, including “WAX”, a theatre performance (Hetveem Theater Productions Amsterdam), the pop music performance group Anatopia together with Valentin von Lindeau aka Klaus Plötzlich (performances at Paradiso Amsterdam and Fusion, among others), and has performed at various European festivals, such as Impuls Tanz, Vienna, Rotterdam Opera Days, Bullevard Festival and the Over Het IJ Festival. Last year she developed the mobile platform “Capsuling”, together with other business and tech professionals, which allows digital content to be discovered and shared in certain places.
Michael Aniser, born in 1985 in Kufstein (Austria), organises parties and concerts in Berlin and works as a freelance editor and music journalist. His texts have been published on electronicbeats.net, Spex.de and in De:Bug. As a founder of the Noisekölln collective, he spends most of his time exploring music off the beaten track – infiltrating the mainstream to create a superstructure for the underground. He presents his rare finds and music from the margins in a weekly show on Berlin Community Radio. Besides this, he runs the label Noisekölln Tapes.