Joshua Light Show ft. Supersilent
With concert by Supersilent (no)
At transmediale 2012 The Joshua Light Show presents its light projections for the first time in Europe since the 1960s. Thousands of kilograms of equipment have been packed into boxes, shipped to Berlin, and installed on stage in the Auditorium. Once in place, the magical-psychedelic gadgetry will be fired into action, overwhelming and sweeping the audience into the past, the present, and into places they have never been before. Together with CTM.12 – Festival for Adventurous Music and Related Arts, transmediale has initiated a series of special collaborations with musicians, bringing together historical and contemporary sounds. Tonight JLS are joined by the band Supersilent and the guitarist Stian Westerhus from Norway.
Supersilent is a Norwegian improvisational band formed in Bergen in 1997. The current band members are Arve Henriksen (trumpet), Ståle Storløkken (keyboards) and Helge Sten (electronics). 1998 saw the release of Supersilent’s debut album 1-3. Supersilent 6 is considered by many to be a particular highlight. While the band’s earlier work was often propelled by drums and harsh electronic treatments, the bands sound has gradually become more meditative and expansive. After the departure of their drummer Supersilent has continued to perform extensively as a trio and has meanwhile released the albums 9, 10 and 11.
For their show at transmediale 2012 Supersilent will be joined by guitarist Stian Westerhus from Norway.
Stian Westerhus is one of Norway’s most in demand young musicians playing in bands like Monolithic (with Kenneth Kapstad from Motorpsycho), Puma, Nils Petter Molvaer Group and more. For the last few years Stian Westerhus has put more and more energy into challenging the electric guitar alone on a stage. Having been blessed with little or no respect for the instrument his performances balance raw expressiveness, virtuosity and melodic instinct utilizing his Norwegian heritage as well as growing up listening to Slayer. With a soundscape far beyond the standard guitar he seeks to push the boundaries for improvised music across the muddy waters of genres.
This event is a collaboration between transmediale and CTM – Festival for Adventurous Music and Related Arts.
(Image: Supersilent photo by Anja Basma)
// Tickets available directly at the Tickets Counter of the Haus der Kulturen der Welt