Vinyl Release by : duo-mono-lith / David Moss & Boris Hegenbart – on the new label of the Misbits Record Shop
Online Release by : duo-mono-lith / David Moss & Boris Hegenbart – waywordsandmeansigns.com
duo-mono-lith: Boris Hegenbart & David Moss, premiered in 2016 in Berlin’s BKA Club.
Hegenbart and Moss were destined to create this new duo. They met each other repeatedly in Berlin since the early ‘90s at concerts, exhibitions and festivals; and spoke about an imagined collaboration.
Since its 2016 premiere duo-mono-lith has created a performance program that binds, and then releases, metal, wood, mixers, mouth, microphones/megaphones, machinery and meditative mystery into the microscopic/macroscopic lithosphere.
Hegenbart is an expert in recombining the human voice, acoustic instruments and electronic sounds. He delves into the vibratory protoplasm of audio events, and recasts the organic machinery into jumping audio enigmas.
Moss is widely known for his powerful vocal performances. He magically transforms his voice through the most extreme yet intimate forms — casting the world’s air into inexplicable songs and human chants.
David Moss is considered one of the most innovative singers in contemporary music. He has performed his solo and theater work from New York (Lincoln Center) to Venice (Theatro La Fenice) to Brisbane (Festival). In 1991 he received a Guggenheim Fellowship; in 1992, a DAAD Fellowship (Berlin).
Moss has sung with the Berlin Philharmonic under Sir Simon Rattle, and made his Carnegie Hall debut with the American Composers Orchestra. He was twice a featured soloist at the Salzburg Festival. He was a 2008-09/2016-17 fellow of the “Interweaving Performance Cultures” research center at the Free University of Berlin. He has been the artistic director of the MADE Festival in Sweden and is the co-founder/artistic director of the Institute for Living Voice, which has conducted master classes, workshops and seminars internationally since 2001.
In 2016 he celebrated 25 years living in Berlin by curating a concert for the DAAD MikroMusik Festival.
Boris Hegenbart, from Berlin – Germany. Composer and performer of electroacoustic music and sound-art since 1996. Sound installations, electroacoustic concerts, performances, workshops and lectures in Europe, Asia and America. Soundscapes for theatre plays, dance performances and experimental radio- and video-art. Solo-performances and collaborations with different performers, composers, improvisation musicians and ensembles: Zeitkratzer, Kairos Quartett, Michael Vorfeld, Stephan Mathieu, David Grubbs, Fred Frith, Martin Brandlmayr, Felix Kubin, and many others. At Transmediale, Club-Transmediale, MaerzMusik, Inventionen, Steirischer Herbst and at many other venues.
„Boris Hegenbart, whose collages sound like meditations at a street crossing with an invading swarm of locusts.“ – (taz Berlin)