Raed Yassin Phantom Orchestra

Wednesday, 20 October2021

Morphine Raum


Morphine Raum, Köpenicker Str. 147
Marta De Pascalis: Synth & Tape Loops
Biliana Voutchkova: Violin
Ute Wassermann: Voice

Raed Yassin’s Phantom Orchestra is a collective project that captures and archives a distinct musical moment in recent history: the sounds of experimental improvisers developed alone and in isolation. Improv musicians are used to constantly collaborating with others in new settings and new sonic environments, but the recent situation forced them to improvise in a solitary manner, often in closed domestic places. Here, the results of this unique experimentation is performed, recorded and pressed onto vinyl records, then played together as a kind of Turntable Orchestra, where the disassociated sounds are heard together and somehow reconnect in an alternative way. The project aims to mimic our present moment, in which we emerge from isolation and must relearn how to be together in the world again.

Funded by Musikfonds e.V. by means of the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media (BKM), as part of the NEUSTART KULTUR recovery programme