Photo: Camille Blake
25.04 ACK The Wine Cellar
26.04 WLG Meow
27.04 CHC The Dark Room
28.04 DUD The Anteroom
01.05 ACK Audio Foundation
02.05 ACK Audio Foundation
04.05 SYD Red Rattler
05.05 MEL Northcote Uniting Church
06.05 HBA Pharos, MONA
07.05 MEL Sound School, Siteworks
08.05 MEL MESS Residency
09.05 BNE Alchemix
10.05 BNE MONO x LA, IMA
12.05 ADL Ancient World
Rashad Becker is a composer and musician residing in Berlin. His compositions are multilayered narratives populated by an ensemble of sonic entities. Often there’s a tragic-comical touch, like a cartoon version of what could be a requiem from a dream (or just as much a fertility dance from another dimension).
Recent works include the cycle ‘Traditional Music Of Notional Species’ released across two volumes on PAN, and a multi-part work called ‘Based On A True Story’ that derives scores from historical occurrences in a sort of ‘sonic staging’. in this context, he is currently commissioned by New York-based ensemble Alarm Will Sound and Berlin string ensemble Kaleidoskop.
Rashad is mainly active as a solo artist but finds himself in a series of permanent collaborations alongside Eli Keszler, Moritz von Oswald and as a member of the formation Moleglove. Other and more sporadic collaborators have been Okkyung Lee, Andre Vida, Ashley Paul, and Valerio Tricoli.
“Becker’s deft manipulation of the oddball sounds he creates allows him to elevate what could have been hazy sketches into the realm of high art” —The Quietusritual community music
Folk, Noise, Electronics, Improvisation – how can radical music help us manifest new possibilities for thinking and imagine new ways of organising community through ritual behaviours, actions and languages? Music as a model for civil society—decoding metaphorical power structures, violence, empathy, ecstasy and cooperation.acknowledgement
We acknowledge these performances will take place across Australia and Aotearoa on country whose sovereignty has never been ceded. We pay respects to elders, and indigenous people’s who are the custodians of the lands on which we work and live.partners