06/11.23::workshops:: SUSTAIN::on art,politics, imagination&sustainability

06.2023 to 11.2023

This workshop series explore the relationship between art, politics, imagination, and sustainability.

Sound and music have always had the capacity to create connections – between ideas, places, and people as well as within us. The interacting global crises we face are fundamentally rooted in the challenge of connecting across diverse perspectives and ideas, often set in opposition. It is therefore more important than ever to explore the potential role that art can play in opening up imagination around possible just and sustainable futures and bringing these into being.

The most common understanding of sustainability is a focus on carbon dioxide emissions, fossil fuels, and climate change. While these are of crucial importance, this project aims to engage with other dimensions of sustainability including social justice, challenging and disrupting power structures, and creating spaces for transformation.
Artists at the intersection of sound, music, and sustainability are the target audience for the project.
Specifically artists that understand the need to engage with the topic of sustainability but are not sure how that might integrate into their artistic practice.

The format is a monthly series of 4 hour workshops with target 25 participants each, followed by a closing evening performance.


Steve Williams aka drusnoise is a live, electronic music producer, sound artist and co-founder of Berlin Modular Society and is curator of sustain.berlin. drusnoise integrates analog modular synthesizers with digital FX and organic samples to create a style that flows from lush ambient tones to gritty techno. drusnoise also releases and performs experimental sound art works incorporating field recordings, sonified climate change data, and feedback loops. Known in the outside world as Dr. Steve Williams, his academic work includes conducting and publishing research on sustainable energy transition in Canada, Germany, and Sweden. www.drusnoise.com

In her compositions, JacqNoise is looking for the spot where rhythms cross each other’s paths. She is deconstructing sounds in order to understand the symphony and the themes that are reflected in it. During live performances JacqNoise synchronizes with her surroundings. She finds her main source of inspiration in cultural cross-pollination. In the past years, JacqNoise has collaborated with musicians from all over the world. This is leading her curiosity to experiment and adapt new methodologies. Jacky is curator at Berlin Modular Society, founder of Berlin Noise Festival, initiator of Hijack parties. https://jacqnoise.cargo.site/ , www.noisefestival.info

Julia Schwerdtfeger, also known by her artist name JVLIɅ, is a live performer and producer of hard and industrial techno who is passionate about supporting FLINTA+* artists in the industry. In addition to her music career, Julia holds a master’s degree in media psychology and works as a frontend developer, web designer, and photographer. Julia brings a unique perspective to her work in both the music and design industries by combining her diverse skills. As a result, she has collaborated with various groups such as the Berlin Modular Society, female:pressure, Hijack and Raw Industries.
Sarah Sommers is a Berlin based live electronic dance music producer and performer. Blurring the boundaries of genres on the dance floor, Sarah also hacks hardware to create unique aesthetic instruments for the stages.

further details, dates, Artists, Speakers & Facilitators will be Announced soon_stay tuned!