VOLTAGE 2.0The electrostatic tension on the fields of disconnect.
An audiovisual performance based on the premises of deep ecology and ecofeminism, a collaboration of art director and musician Akkamiau, visual artist Jana Franzova and dancers and choreographers Marlene Kahl, Marketa Kuttnerova, Magdalena Junkova and Jolana Sturmova, with an opening and closing ritual by Sarah Martinus. This audio was recorded at the premiere at Berlin’s gallery Vierte Welt in March 2022. Voltage refers to the electric pressure and our piece deals with the ongoing tension between natural and human-created artificial structures, comments on the exchange of the energies. The creative concept of sound composition Xiao experiments with human voice, the ultimate melodic instrument able to capture instantaneous emotions and thus to translate feelings into sound, and with transcendental Whistling, a Taoist method that creates a connection between whistling and the basic elements of nature, targeting specific body organs through sound and movement. The interpretation of these specific human expressions is further analysed and reinterpreted in the digital realm by AI algorithms, through deep neural networks. Reworked samples are mixed with the instrumental part, improvisation with electricity currents running through the semi modular hardware synthesisers Moog Matriarch and Grandmother, the sound explores the possibilities of the human and the artificial, the organic and inorganic, to merge into a new form of coexistence. The soundtrack resonates and revisits internal emotional states, melting the tension stored in old memories and traumas, and brings healing experience through grounding the energy through the dancers movements and the interconnected visuals.
The electrostatic tension on the fields of disconnect.
March 11th and 12th / 8pm at Vierte Welt /Berlin GE
April 7th and 8th / 8pm at NGO DEI /Prague CZ
VOLTAGE 2.0 is an audiovisual performance based on the premises of deep ecology and ecofeminism. A collaboration of Berlin based art director and musician Akkamiau, dancers and choreographers Marlene Kahl and Sevgim Canay Doertyol from collapsetofraction, visual artist Jana Francova and dancers and choreographers Marketa Kuttnerova, Magdalena Junkova and Jolana Sturmova from Czech republic. With a special opening and closing ritual by Sarah Martinus.
Voltage refers to the electric pressure, to the difference in electric potential between two points, defined as the work needed to bring a charge from one location to another. Our piece deals with the ongoing tension between natural and human-built artificial structures and comments on the exchange of those energies. The dancers in their choreography re-feel and recreate the struggle of organic matter to maintain a life ground in urban and industrial surroundings, expressing the neurotic, disconnected and tensed notions, but also soft, harmonic and peaceful states. The spectator is guided through the journey of natural pervasive force, which is challenged for its survival within constantly shrinking space, escalating the urgency of our concern.
Supported by Deutsch-Tschechischer Zukunftsfond
© akkaproduction 2022
Ambient-Chaos Studio Live Performance Number 98: Akkamiau
& čiki & miki in the dance groove
Have a listen to a gentle conversation with my synth family! here and now: #akkachaosmanagement
early announcement 2022:
The electrostatic tension on the fields of disconnect.
11. & 12. March 2022 at Vierte Welt Berlin (premiere)
8. April 2022 at NGO DEI Prague
Supported by Deutsch-Tschechischer Zukunftsfonds.
Voltage 2.0 is a new collaborative piece between audiovisual artist Lenka Kocisova, PhD, Berlin-based Collapsetofraction (Calvin Bernauer Marlene Kahl, Paula Proebrock, Canay Sevgim Doertyol, Roy Funke), visual artist Jana Francova, PhD and dancers Marketa Kuttnerova, Majda Junkova and Jolana Sturmova, based in Prague.
Voltage refers to the electric pressure and the current flow when connected to a circuit. Our piece deals with the ongoing tension between nature and human-built artificial structures and comments on the exchange of these energies. The spectators are guided through the journey of natural pervasive force, challenged for its survival within constantly shrinking space, escalating the urgency of our concern.
female:pressure Circle @ HÖR with akkamiau / Ksenia Kamikaza / KYA.debrah
Wednesday 10th November @ KINO SONICO - Opening Night of the 5th Visionär Film Festival BERLIN at ACUD KINO
A new score from improsessions with Moog Matriarch for a silent movie La Tierra de los Toros (The Land of the Bulls, France1924) by Musidora.
Renate Garten x female:pressure with
DJ BONEY S
performances by #collapsetofraction
+ female:pressure video showreel
Akkamiau @ Widows.be
death of codes - I tried
MEDIATRIX - The Accomplice
Donna Maya - Michigan Central Station
Akkamiau - Voltage
Electric Indigo - ferrum 5
Caro C - Dreamers For Elisa
Ani Klang - Us (Pixelord Remix)
Monibi - Corona ate my dollaz
BB Deng - Silent Battle
BB Deng - Purple Hertz
Ida Mandato - My World Is Over
Jacki-E - Break It Down V1
Basis Change - Circling
HYENAZ - Perimeter
Noemi Burel - Tribal Dance
RUIZ OSC 1 - Foreign land
Three Faces of Eve - Smash This
Jolly - Reform System
Drax - Amphetamine
Badmoiselle - The Drops The Drops
Akkamiau @ female:pressure
Kritzkom - Positive Pole
Ani klang - The Problem =
Mila Chiral - Myriads of Memories V
Jolly - Untitled
Stina Francina - She's Leaving
AK Sports - Bad Bwoy
Linn Elisabet - Made to Burn
X.A.X.A - Alpha 1
Gretchen Bazooka - Azriel
Linn Elisabet - Except This Time We Won't Fail (Electric Indigo Remix)
Marusha - Raveland (1994 Wicked mix)
Gretchen Bazooka - Warehouse
Ani Klang - m-Power
Keflat23 - Mythe ou Réalité?
Akkamiau - Voltage
Blegrami - Vaptisma
SHE/MACHINE - De.end
IVVY - Emotional
Isabassi - Teach Me How To Wait
Ani Klang - Burn the Empire
Akkamiau @ 666666 label
ITSU - Environmental Disaster
Worg - Rapsodia Sciamanica (Svarog Remix)
Kamikaze Space Programme - Low Flying Aircraft
Denise Rabe - Unresolved Tension (Luis Flores Remix)
Ikigai - Khidi (DJ Emerson Remix)
Ksenia Kamikaza - Vs Nkrt (Original Mix)
Akkamiau - Bradgatia linfordensis
Fran Hartnett - Hauler (Wuhan Virology Lab Remix)
ID10-T - Tonalware
CTSD - Psychedelics
Keepsakes - And So The Feckless Fall
Helrad - Perseverance
New Frames - Eine Andere Welt
Ghost In The Machine - Hall of Flame
H880 - The City in the Sea
Inhalt Der Nacht - Erwachen
Rumenige - Kdyz Vera Nemela Na Najem
I Am Bam - I Don't Know
Manni Dee - Exploit Me I'm Yours
Ediacaran EP cat# Detund LTD 76
"The Ediacaran biota has particular significance for the history of life as it represents the earliest known assemblage of complex multicellular organisms, with “complex” here referring to organisms that host more than just a few different cell types. The Ediacaran world was a rather peaceful one, largely without conflict and predation. The soft-bodied organisms were a largely immobile form of marine life shaped like discs and tubes, fronds and quilted mattresses. The majority were extremely passive, remaining attached in one spot for their entire lives. Many fed by absorbing chemicals from the water through their outer membranes, rather than actively gathering nutrients. Paleontologists have coined the term "Garden of Ediacara" to convey the peace and tranquility that must have prevailed during this period. But there was a lot of churning going on beneath that apparently serene surface."
My previous compositions Interjections and Kummerang dived into the psychology of trauma and worked within the frame of Buddhist ethics and practice of inner ecology. Ediacaran EP continues this exploratory nurturing of one’s inner landscape, reaching for the holistic and sustainable philosophy of life. In the spring of 2020 covid quarantine ‘allowed’ me to spend all the days in the garden behind our house, where I could pay close attention to the awaking plants, bushes and trees, observe insects, many kinds of birds, mice, squirrels and other furry visitors of our garden and learn their times and habits.
Understanding their behavioral patterns made me adjust my own presence accordingly, in the least possible intervention with their way of existence. My goal was to reestablish a sustainable environment for them, in this small space in between the block of flats in the middle of Berlin. Inspiration for this EP came from reading wonderful book Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness while sitting in the garden and listening to the improvisations I recorded with semi modular synthesizer Grandmother Moog, analog drum synthesizer Vermona DRM1 MkIII, workstation Korg Kronos and Korg Electribe S1. The peaceful time focused on happenings in this microcosmos in our backyard turned into a wish to revisit the seemingly peaceful world before the Cambrian explosion.
released March 30, 2021
Cover art Fruiting bodies (detail) by Umico Niwa
female:pressure Circle @ HÖR with Noemi / BB Deng / akkamiau
female:pressure Circle @ HÖR with Breezy & DJ Rona / Rosa Luxemburg / akkamiau
4.Visionär: Opening w/ Kino Sonico+Panorama Nordic|Female Voices
𝟮𝟭 𝗦𝗲𝗽𝘁𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟬 𝗮𝘁 𝟮𝟬:𝟬𝟬
𝗔𝗖𝗨𝗗𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗼, 𝗩𝗲𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗲𝗻𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗮ß𝗲 𝟮𝟭, 𝟭𝟬𝟭𝟭𝟵 𝗕𝗲𝗿𝗹𝗶𝗻
Opening presents "a section of short films made by women* directors from Northern Europe under the name of 𝗣𝗮𝗻𝗼𝗿𝗮𝗺𝗮 𝗡𝗼𝗿𝗱𝗶𝗰 | 𝗙𝗲𝗺𝗮𝗹𝗲* 𝗩𝗼𝗶𝗰𝗲𝘀 and 𝗞𝗶𝗻𝗼 𝗦𝗼𝗻𝗶𝗰𝗼: a female project where two well-known female electronic musicians, Marion Wörle aka Frau W and Lena Kocisova aka Akkamiau, develop new scores for silent films made by a Alice Guy Blaché’ Falling Leaves and Making an American Citizen 1912.
#music #electronicmusic #live #stream #femalepressure #techno #berlin #liveset #livestream #streaming #listentoberlintechno #detroitunderground #detund #experimental #akkamiau #hithertoo #vermona #modularsynth #korg #synth #synthesizer #rave #party #manvsmachine #modularsynth #synthesizer #artofinstagram #liveelectronicmusic #electronicmusic #experimentalmusic #experimental #3danimation #3d #3dart
Live experimental techno hiT͟Hərˈto͞o from Lecken #organize 6/3/2020 Berlin 📡
at Turbo Dreams episode 006 by DJ Mojave (@femalepressure)
Audio visual performance INTERJECTIONS (Liminal Act)
premiered at Vierte Welt, Berlin on December 11th, 2019
original length of the performance 50"
Interjections (Liminal Act) is an adaptation of the composition Interjection into the liminal act, a collaboration between concept writer and musician Akkamiau, visual artists Anastasiia Holumbovska and Jakub Krejci and artist collective of choreographers and dancers collapsetofraction. 50 minutes long audio visual movement performance includes also the audience, interacts with their presence, works with their perception of the space and movement within, evokes emotions and creates connection.
Dark surrealistic video animation for tracks Krabat and Choices by Anastasiia Holumbovska
hiT͟Hərˈto͞o - Archipelago
official release at compilation SONIC RESISTANCE. A Compilation For Rojava on February 10, 2020
buy here: kashevtapes.bandcamp.com/album/ksh03-…n-for-rojava
This is a call for maintaining the international solidarity with the revolution in Rojava. It is a musical interference against the imperialist war machinery, against capitalism. It is campaigning to raise awareness about the struggle of the Kurdish freedom movement.
31.12.2019 DJ gig @ NYE at Suicide - Last Call '19 *Welcome 2020*
Suicide Club Berlin / Revaler Straße x Warschauer Brücke
set time 8:30-10 am
we are all one, but we spin on with different taste ∘ ◦ ∅ ◌ ◍ ⊕ ⊖ ⊘ ⊚ ◎ ● ◐ ◑ ◉ ○ ◒ ◓ ◔ ◕ ❂ ⊗ ⊙ ◯ ⊜ ⊝ ❍ ⦿ 〇
Circle x female:pressure this Saturday techno & rave party at Suicide Club Berlin !
Nina Berg (Parallel Berlin)
Paula Koski (Monument)
Stina Francina (Citizen)
INTERJECTIONS (Liminal Act) @ Vierte Welt, 11. December 2019, 7 PM
Adaptation of Akkamiau’s recently released InTerjeCtions EP (Detroit Underground) into a liminal performance. At “work in progress” showcase four-channels sound is accompanied by 3D visuals created by Jakub Krejci, sourcing in the original b&w animation by Anastasiia Holumbovska. This obscure audiovisual content meets with movement performance by four female dancers from CollapsetoFraction collective, under the choreography by Calvin Bernauer.
fcb EVENT link
official videoclip Krabat ( from Interjections EP)
black and white hand drawn animation by Anastasiia Holumbovska
My turn at HÖR :]! Playing a selection featuring many awesome tracks by artists from our female:pressure network! tune in and leave a comment if u like what u hear ;] and thanks dears for all that great music you shared with me! so excited to feature brand new releases or even few unreleased tracks by Electric Indigo Antye Greie - AGF gudrun gut+ Dasha Rush Pooja B / ikigai Tsorn Black Lotus Monya hiT͟Hərˈto͞o Ôneyra Stephanie Sykes Bad Conscience OCD Onirología Dmitrievna and more...
akkamiau - InTerjeCtions (EP)
to be released on October 21st, 2019 on DETUND
1 | Krabat
2 | Choices
3 | Kraak
4 | 4CM
mastering by Joe Farr
premiered at Interdisciplinary festival The Art of Reproduction
WAHLBÜRO XX TÉCHNE 6.0, St. Pölten AU, 11. 4. 2019
Berliner Runde | Colaboradio 88.4 MHz Berlin https://fr-bb.org/
TESLAFM | Barcelona https://www.teslafm.net
House Nation Toronto Radio http://www.housenationtoronto.com
Radio Flintshire www.radioflintshire.co.uk
Radio ORANGE 94.0 FM Wien http://o94.at/
Radio Študent 89,3 MHz http://www.radiostudent.si
“work in progress” showcase of the audiovisual movement performance at the gallery Vierte Welt, Berlin
on11th December 2019 https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1354005
spatial sound by Akkamiau
live visual by Jakub Krejci
animation by Anastasiia Holumbovska
choreography by Calvin Bernauer + movement performance by CollapsetoFraction
Rituals x female:pressure 14/7/2019
Dance for sustainable planet with us on the upcoming Rituals x female:pressure Suicide Club Berlin Sunday 14/7. Our next get together in a techno drum circle will present live performance by palm reader Nina Pixel bouncing techno from Canadian Kloves morning time exercise with Ina Kacz and spatial purrs by akkamiau Come join us at the last of the Rituals series and please show us some love at RA: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1277507 #femalepressure #femalepressureBerlin #RitualsXfemalepressure #techno #rave #dj #berlin #suicideclubberlin #suicidecircusberlin #suicidecircus #party #rituals #weekend #hardtechno #darktechno #technomusic #electronicmusic #guardiens #sunday #climatechange #sustainabilityPosted by Rituals x female:pressure on Monday, July 8, 2019
In Terje C-tion(s) by Lena Kocisova (akkamiau/hiT͟Hərˈto͞o)
11. April, 2019 festival THE ART OF THE REPRODUCTION,
Institut für Medienarchäologie’s voting office XX tèchne 6.0, St. Polten, AU
A live quadraphonic sound performance presents a granulated message of vibrational mantras. The vocal parts of the composition originate from narrations of the women who made a choice at a certain point of their life and now they come forward and share their stories. In order to interpret subjective feelings through the music and sound, recorded interviews are granulated into soundbites, revealing and emphasizing the hidden message of emotionally loaded sentences. Speech is transformed into emphatic expression, and substitutes the role of the emotional and cognitive interjections in linguistics with the healing power of the sound. The final composition is devoted to representing the mystical law of simultaneity of cause and effect.
image by Anastasiya Golumbovska
WE HAVE A CHOICE
IMAfocus 2018 is inspired by the centennial anniversary of women’s suffrage in Austria. Institut für Medienarchäologie’s voting office XX tèchne 6.0 will be open from October 2018 to May 2019. We plan to rent a vacant business space with daily office hours, preferably in downtown St. Pölten as close to the town hall as possible.
Idea: Elisabeth Schimana and Tamara Wilhelm
Concept: Seppo Gründler, Elisabeth Schimana and Tamara Wilhelm
Experts: Lenka Kocisova, Karin Macke, Norbert Math, Christian Munk, Pia Palme und Markus Wintersberger
What is the man of the future or what is he like?
Weren’t there ever in the past or aren’t there in the present societies that recognize more than two genders?
What is the family without biological parents?
What is necessary for women to really be able to freely decide about their own bodies?
Akkamiau: Reprogramming Identity
KUMMERANG (composition for StratoFyzika)
premiere 28. /29. April 2018 Ufer Studios / drei D poesie festival + Heroines of Sound
StratoFyzika in collaboration with Dagmara Kraus, the poet of Kummerang (Gloomerang).
ABLETON LOOP SUMMIT 10 – 12 Nov 2017, Funkhaus Berlin
female:pressure presents: JAM ROOM with Akkamiau
WORKSHOP: QUADRAPHONIC SOUND SETUP IN ABLETON LIVE 24. Oct 2017, Acud Macht Neu
hiT͟Hərˈto͞o 'ttsb within' @ HEROINES OF SOUND, 2017 Berlin GE
A quadraphonic sound composition " ttsb within " presented by Lenka Kocisova aka hiT͟Hərˈto͞o on the festival Heroines of Sound, 4th editionat the Radialsystem V, Berlin.
hiT͟Hərˈto͞o is a deep tissue techno massage, whipping synapses with psycho acoustics; the rhythmic structure of drums keeps the body center in motion, syncope percussion purge mind controlling the muscles in shaky ritualistic madness, inert bass fluid fills the gaps in between, creating the jelly dance pool for dancers to sail on harmonics like on waves, emphasizing the emotions, resonating feelings, encompassing the concept of spiritual awakening through your body experience: hiero gamos par excellence.
photo by Udo Siegfriedt (email@example.com)
Various Artists @ Decadence Recordings // A1: hiT͟Hərˈto͞o - Korahite \ Atom Haiku
order at www.decadencerecordings.com / http://tinyurl.com/decadence01 / or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
a documentary by Beate Kunath, Eleven portraits of international, Berlin-based music
producers, showing the facets of women in electronic music. Featured artists: Anna Bolena,
Kritzkom, Ksen., Kyoka, hiT͟Hərˈto͞o, Mimicof, Rona Geffer, Ziur and others.
Radio Študent 89,3 MHz featured live set from Urban Spree (November 2016)
article about female:pressure and activities of association Perspectives
Female:pressure: žena za mixpultem by Zuzana Friday Přikrylová
release of pink noises version of Korahite/ Atom Haiku and in depth interview
"In need of feminism"
Series of dialogues co-organized by dBs Music school Berlin and female:pressure on the topics addressing the issue of low female to male student ratios in music production in 2016.
Antye Greie-Ripatti: THE DJ AND MUSIC PRODUCER MIX IS GENDER BLAND: WHERE THE GIRLS AT?
Josa Peit: KIDS IN TECH MEANS WOMEN IN TECH
Mad Kate: BODY IS A WONDERLAND
Electric Indigo & Emika: GETTING CREATIVE
family constellations of akkamiau & hiT͟Hərˈto͞o presenting ANAGRAMS [female:pressure, 2016 Berlin] on Frission Radio
AKI HIKO - THEO TRAUMA
HEATH - TUII AKKA ROOM
KORAHITE - ATOM HAIKU
THOREAU - KOMATIK HAI
AKI HIKO - AUTOMAT/HER
OH OK - H:AM KITTIE AURA
MATHIEU - TIARAK HOOK
female:pressure PERSPECTIVES festival 25.9.2015 @ //:about blank Berlin
- raising awareness on gender issues and increasing the visibility of female artists in the electronic music scene.
- female:pressure, an international network and database of 1,520 women musicians, artists and academics in 66 countries, is the inspiration behind the festival series with concerts, djs, vjs and talks
Aschka (ca) ✭ Borusiade (ro) ✭ Clara Moto (at) ✭ Donna Maya (de) ✭ Dorit Chrysler (us) ✭ hiT͟Hərˈto͞o (cz) + aikia (it) ✭ Kaltès (be) ✭ Kate Miller (au) ✭ Magda El Bayoumi (de) ✭ Monya (de) ✭ Perera Elsewhere (uk) ✭ Reka (es) ✭ female:pressure visualpulse ✭ Special Guest tba ✭ panel talk Perspectives and limits of subcultural diversity ✭
organized by female:pressure PERSPECTIVE
Re_presenting: Genre and Gender
On September 10th, SoundCloud and female:pressure co-hosted a meet-up alongside a panel discussion on the topic: Genre and Gender. The panel was moderated by Annie Goh with four musicians representing a range of music genres: Emika (Electronic Pop, UK/Czech Republic), Sarah Farina (Rainbow Bass, Germany), Gudrun Gut (Experimental electronica, Germany), and Phia (DIY-pop, Australia). In this discussion, the panelists explored the subject of genre from various perspectives, discussed their role-models and inspirations, and shared stories from their careers. Organized by Sara Kremer (Soundcloud) and Lenka Kocisova (female:pressure).
female:pressure is a global network of female artists in electronic music, focused on connecting artists, labels, bookers, curators, and event organizers.
in ► definitely ▌▌ may ■ be ◄◄ female pleasure here
INDEF Series podcast # 002 with selected female:pressure artists
hiT͟Hərˈto͞o live experimental techno set / visuals by Peter Kirn
LEHRTER SIEBZEHN and CDM present: UNRENDER - the beauty of impermanence
"It's flaws and imperfection. It's what doesn't fit, what's left unfinished. It is a beauty of things unconventional, impermanent, and incomplete. It’s the kind of perfect beauty that is seemingly-paradoxically caused by just the right kind of imperfection. This is our aesthetic, forged in the embrace of transience. It’s right because it's been done wrong. It's what you find in the moment you very nearly missed, when you thought you might stay home, when you might turn the other way. You found it just before it was used up, just before it closed.
And by tomorrow, it will be gone."
The Morning Breaks Into The Night
a tribute mix for 4DSOUND system (Hacklab workshop)
The intent for listener experience is very close ideal perception of the sound in our natural surrounding, where sound encloses us, arriving to our ears and entering our bodies from all different positions, with reverbed breaks and reflexed delays, as we move along.
Sounds in 4DSOUND studio are separately placed within the 3 dimensional grid created of vertical columns, each with omni speakers, arranged on three levels of height (bottom, middle, top) and under elevated platform supported with hidden subwoofers, facing the ground. Further this settings makes the floor material works towards the final effect. Same applies with architecture of buildings where this sound studio is built. Music might be produced live on hardware instruments or software, connected or imported to Ableton Live project with programmed patches. Datas are sent into the engine transforming them into output depicted in 3D model. Sounds can be placed into this dimensional system by written values, manipulated by controllers, touchpad apps or preprogrammed values. Patches allow to set their characters and shapes, as well as their movement inside or outside of defined space. The action of speed motion in time and space is encountered as the fourth level of this three dimensional installation. For detailed technical description I recommend to go through their website www.4dsound.net
As this mixture of sound works is wandering around the behavior of vibrations in the spatial environment perceived on the linear time axis, it would be great, hopefully some time in a near future, to hear at least some of the artists included in this mix in that splendid place. I wish we could meet there enjoy to listen.
hiT͟Hərˈto͞o [female:pressure, Berlin]
The sound of the constant present.
How long does the present last?
visuals by Aikia
hiT͟Hərˈto͞o // Platoon Kunsthalle , 19. 06. 2014 Berlin
interactive audiovisual performance Shadows of aiKia by StratoFyzika
love u ty tu
opening track from interactive audiovisual performance Shadows of aiKia by StratoFyzika
Isadora & Ableton LIVE WORKSHOP
13. September 12:00 - 16:00 / About Blank, Berlin
at female pressure festival PERSPECTIVES
25th & 26th May 16:00-21:00 / NK projekt Berlin
Shadows of aiKia
29th May 19:30 & 21:30 / UFER STUDIOS Berlin
official program of Month of Performance Art Berlin
Sound for live audiovisual performance II aiKia II by StratoFyzika, Platoon Gallery, Berlin 2012