Klanglumineszenz by Heiko Wommelsdorf
Do, 16/09/2021, 19:00 Uhr
Elektronische Musik / Klangkunst / Sound Art / Konzert / Longplay (Austellungen, Installationen, überlange Konzertformate)

Hydroacoustics w/ Lucy Railton, Rabih Beaini, Sven Helbig and Marta Forsberg

Festival for scientific and artistic exploration of the subject of reverb, in Berlin’s unique water reservoirs.

The 150 year-old underground water reservoirs in Berlin Prenzlauer Berg are a unique industrial landmark in Europe. The larger reservoir features five concentric circles around a tower. The reverberation time in the outer ring of the water reservoir is up to 18 seconds, shortening towards the inner rings. The smaller reservoir, with its column and vault structure reminiscent of a crypt, has relatively even reverberation times of 4 to 6 seconds.
Hydroacoustics will be one of the first festivals to deal scientifically and artistically with the subject of reverb. The festival, in October, will commission four composers who will work with the unique acoustic conditions to develop site-specific compositions. The pieces will be premiered and recorded live.

Lucy Railton, Cello

British, Berlin-based musician Lucy Railton is active as both a performer in new music and improvisation, and writes her own music for cello, electronics and field recordings, releasing solo records on the labels Editions Mego/GRM and Modern Love.

Sven Helbig, Electronics, Composer

Sven Helbig is a composer for choir, orchestra and chamber music. He combines classical composition techniques, with a deep knowledge of electronic sound synthesis and his skills on various musical instruments.

Rabih Beaini, DJ, curator

Lebanese-born producer and DJ Rabih Beaini (formerly Morphosis) specializes in grainy, imaginative analog techno. Lately however, his Morphine label has focused on key (often overlooked) voices in avant-garde electronic and outernational music.

Marta Forsberg, Composer, sound artist

Marta Forsberg is a Swedish-Polish composer, sound artist and musician working in the field of installation art and electronic music. She has released albums on Warm Winters Ltd, SUPERPANG, thanatosis, Havtorn Records and Holy Geometry.


  • Dauer: 72:00h
  • Bemerkungen zum Datum und Uhrzeit: Ticket only live event on 01.10 & 02.10, free-to-public installation 03.10
  • Großer Wasserspeicher
  • Eingang an der Belforterstrasse, Berlin
  • Bemerkungen zum Ort: Takes place in both the Kleine and Großer Wasserspeicher