26.04:: re:sustain – on Sound, Music, Sustainability Xayide, Germaine Png Felipe Vareschi & drusNoise



@Galiläakirche_Rigaer Str. 9/10, 10247 Berlin-Friedrichshain, Deutschland

sustain.fm – Sound, Music, Sustainability 
a project presented by sustain.fm in collaboration with re:natura, Liebig12.net at Jugendwiderstandsmuseum in der Galiläakirche in occasion of Earth Day. 
Future Soundscapes AV installation by drusnoise
live performances by Xayide, Germaine Png and Felipe Vareschi connecting sound, music, and sustainability. 

sustain.fm is a hub for artists, researchers, activists, and anyone interested in how sound, music, and sustainability fit together. Featuring a new monthly online radio show highlighting projects around the world with interviews and music; workshops, events, and performances in different cities; and a growing archive of live performances.

::about the artists::


Steve Williams aka drusnoise is a live, electronic music producer, sound artist and and is curator of sustain.fm. drusnoise will be presenting Future Soundscapes – an audio-visual installation running from 19.00 – 19.30. The Future Soundscapes project co-created soundscapes of the future with local residents in a workshop Lindholmen, Sweden. Workshop participants learned about sound and listening then went out into the neighbourhood to record sounds they want to hear more of and less of in the future. Then we came back and collectively edited the sounds and arranged a composition. The installation intercuts archival video and audio of the Lindholmen shipyards, field recordings and footage of the present, and the co-created soundscape of a sustainable future. Through sound, we can recompose the city. Project supported by @chalmers.university @universityofgothenburg @lindholmensciencepark @radiomuseet_goteborg @aftonstjarnan


After being trampled by her army, Xayíde has risen again. She now spends her time with a small, modular army, trying to ignore the coldness of the land that surrounds her. With warm and simple sounds that may or may not evolve into a loud post-apocalyptic reggaeton, she tries to bring warmth to her once cold heart. Xayide will be performing a new piece Machine Gun – “si la tierra tiembla, sera culpa ti” A political statement, an introspective reflection. On one hand, the denunciation of mankind’s responsibility in damaging the earth, on the other hand, the self trying to observe itself from the outside. The piece takes its material from these two juxtaposing observations and feeds itself back in a loop.

Germaine Png

Germaine Png // Colossal Cabbage Baby is a performance/ sound artist, contemporary percussionist, and composer. Constantly struggling with placing labels on herself, she is a self-described artistically confused individual, and likes to believe that remaining so for the rest of her life is ok. Germaine will be performing the piece Collective Obsession (fuck you). Through the play of field recordings and foraged goods, Collective Obsession (fuck you) is an attempt to bring the collection of nature-made and human-made objects into one space, removing the unnatural hierarchy between both “dead” mediums.

Felipe Vareschi

Felipe Vareschi is an Experimental Electronic Musician, Performer and Mastering Engineer based in Berlin. Their work explores the way people interact with each other through objects, with a particular focus on the interactions between individuals, technology and nature. Felipe Vareschi is developing a new musical language where interactions between electronics, sound objects, performers, and installation sites mimic social interactions and human-object networks. Inspired by the physical and imaginary sounds of everyday life, Felipe aims to empower listeners to value and participate in the soundscape around them and embrace the noise of interconnected life.