Moritz von Oswald brings his brand new live set to Deep Blue—chances are you won't get to see a legend in venue like this anytime soon again.
Moritz von Oswald
Deep Blue presents a new live performance entitled Akklamation from Moritz von Oswald, whose work under Basic Channel, Rhythm & Sound, and Maurizio, became a defining feature of the so-called “Sound of Berlin”.
Akklamation is a new performative compositional cosmos for Moritz von Oswald, a piece which sets out to unify the expansive and divergent musical paths of the electronic master. From his origins in the German new wave to his pioneering work in the intersection of dub and various strands of electronic music to his more recent forays into the fringes of experimental music and composition. Akklamation serves as an investigation into the future of rhythmic structures, timbral architecture and an exploration of the psycho-physical effects of repetition.
Moritz von Oswald, legendary master of electronic experimentalism and technical exactitude, has an unassailable place in the modern history of forward-thinking music. To follow his career is to take a guided tour through some of the most important developments, places and people in the history of electronic music. Trained as a classical percussionist, von Oswald joined avant-garde new wave band Palais Schaumburg in the early 80s. His growing interest in the possibilities of electronic music culminated in a landmark collaboration with Thomas Fehlmann in 2MB (and 3MB with Juan Atkins). He founded Basic Channel (with Mark Ernestus) whose releases defined and eptimozied various genres, primarily minimal and dub techno, throughout the 90s. As a central figure in the Berlin electronic music scene which coalesced around the Tresor club and label, von Oswald helped initiate and develop the famous Berlin-Detroit-Chicago axis, collaborating with artists in the burgeoning Techno scene across the Atlantic such as Juan Atkins, Eddie “Flashin” Fowlkes, Jeff Mills and many others. As half of both Maurizio and Rhythm & Sound (again with Mark Ernestus) he transformed this new sound in respectively minimal and dub-inflected directions, originating ongoing traditions in electronic music. Von Oswald’s influence on the fledgling music scene in Berlin also had a more concrete dimension flowing from his tireless work as a mastering and cutting engineer at the legendary Dubplates & Mastering studio -- contributing to acclaimed releases on imprints such as Warner, Universal, Sony, and Columbia records as well as a slew of the most important works in electronic music. Over the last decade, von Oswald has branched out into more experimental and improvisational contexts: a landmark release for Deutsche Grammophon which commissioned him and Carl Craig to recompose music from Ravel and Mussorgsky, a critically acclaimed collaboration with Norwegian jazz trumpeter Nils Petter Molvaer for Universal Music, as well as continued recorded and live work as The Moritz von Oswald Trio which sees him “conduct” Max Loderbauer, and legendary Afro-beat pioneer Tony Allen. He has also released multiple works and toured extensively with Juan Atkins as Borderland and has released further solo works. Von Oswald’s later work builds on his illustrious output from the 90s and 00s - which has now entered the canon of truly original and influential electronic music -- expanding it through new projects, collaborations and performances.
*limited to 100 tickets
Poster by Veronika Yemelyanova
Supported by the Goethe-Institut