start from 19:00
Sari-Sari e.V
Lichtenraderstr 49 Berlin 12051
reservation via :  rsvp@soydivision.berlin
Donation : 7-10€ (including first snack)

In this new pop-up series Ariel Orah and Pedro Oliveira, in collaboration with LK_W, Soydivision and Sari Sari, will host and present listening sessions as a form of collective sharing and learning. Starting from but not constrained to our own personal record collections and research interests, we will try to unpack from musical histories that deal, subtly or not, with the (often violent) devices, legacies, and complexities of colonialism. The DJ is the storyteller, and record collections are historical documents of a specific snippet of one's own identity, intertwined with the political, cultural, and social histories. The idea of this series is not to be country-specific but instead to question the very idea of a “national identity”, thus establishing a dialogue from  and with multiple souths.

With that in mind, we want to ask ourselves and those listening with us: Where do we find the sound of border identities, of new modes of existing? How do we find new listenings, how do we attend to and witness these listenings? Come listen, share, learn, teach, and eat with us as we dive deeply and tangentially to the history of music history.

For the first round, Pedro Oliveira will present “Sertantifonas” (a term coined by Brazilian musician Elomar Figueira Mello), showcasing a couple of records, artists and songs hailing (mostly) from northeastern Brazil that deal, one way or another, with the legacies of christianity in the process of colonization of the Americas, and the forms of musical expression that challenge, contradict, or convey the complexity of this violent process.

Pedro Oliveira is a researcher, sound artist and educator working with the articulations of listening in the policing of urban and border spaces. He is currently an artist-in-residence at the Max-Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics in Frankfurt (Germany) and from 2021 on he will be a Postdoctoral fellow at the Helsinki College for Advanced Studies (Finland). He also makes music under the moniker OLVRA.

Ariel Orah is a Berlin-based Indonesian artist who explores themes related to identity, memory, and scarcity. He fancies the durability of homo sapiens and the fragility of the machines. He is working with a variety of media, ranging from sonic and other multi-sensory performances, physical and interactive installations, and moving and/or still images.  He co-founded an empathy driven artist collective L-KW , Bandung-based progressive rock band “Vincent Vega”, and Indonesian gastronomy initiative SOYDIVISION.BERLIN.  Selected works included commissioned installation for Tanz im August Festival Berlin (2016), film-music scoring for “Deeper High”- Germany (2018), CTM Festival Music Maker Hacklab 2020, solo album “Scarcity” (2017)  and “WIM”  (2018) under alias ravenative.