Diffusion Jam

With the performers of the festival

Sun, Oct 24, 2021
Roof Terrace
7–8.30 pm
Free admission
At this time, the GGG rule (tested-vaccinated-recovered) applies for this event. More about Covid-19 admission regulations
Marcin Pietruszewski, Photo: Camille Blake

When a festival comes to an end, the cleanup begins – at least in theory. In practice, however, the duo Amely & Ophelia aren’t carrying their vacuum cleaners up to the roof terrace of HKW to clean. Instead, the musicians will use them to blow fanfare sounds into the air to herald the beginning of the end of The Sound of Distance. The final item on the program will again unite all the forces and distribute a multitude of sounds around HKW.

At the Diffusion Jam, Amely & Ophelia and many other program participants, among them Andi Toma, Hani Mojtahedy, David Grubbs, Dodo NKishi and Tunde Alibaba, Louis Chude-Sokei, Marcin Pietruszewski and Jan St. Werner, come together – but actually disperse – for one last big jam session. The performers will improvise while in constant motion and at a distance with one another, with the surrounding space and the audience, which will move between or be circled by them. For the last time, performance is decentralized, conventional forms of performance are deconstructed, and thus traditional hierarchies of music production and reception are disintegrated. At the Diffusion Jam, as so often during these four days, pretty much anything can happen.