Opening - RE ASIA

Thu, Mar 13, 2008
7 pm
Free admission, Meeting Point: Restaurant
Ujino and the Rotators, © Photo: Masaki Hirano, Live performance at Bankart NYK Studio, Kanagawa, Japan, © Ujino Muneteru, All rights reserved.

Opening: Bernd M. Scherer, Director House of World Cultures, and Shaheen Merali, Co-curator of the exhibition “Re-Imagining Asia”

To be followed by
Vernissage of the exhibition Re-Imagining Asia
Ujino and the Rotators
Performance by Ujino Muneteru, Japan
A spectacular showcase of hybrid instruments: Blenders, electric sockets, junk, hair dryers, parts of bicycles, used vinyl discs, turntables, all come together in that improvised performance. Fused with club and dance music."The Rotators"- is this sculpture, or musical instruments? Is this art, or performance? "The Rotators" is a 21st-Century direct descendant of Futurism, Dada, Pop-Art, and Noise-Industrial.

DJ Colin Bass aka Sabah Habas Mustapha, Berlin
asian-wide-music from Arabia to Indonesia
Colin Bass is known for his performances with the British 3 Mustaphas 3 and their oriental-Balkan Fusion music. For many years, he was very successful in Indonesia as a bassist, producer und composer, and had the biggest-ever English-language hit on the local market. In the meantime, forty cover versions of the title have been released in many different languages and regional styles. Bass, who is also on the Radio MultiKulti wavelength, is considered the expert on Indonesian music. Here, as DJ Sabah Habas, he will be presenting musical worlds from Java to Arabia