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Thursday, June 20, 2024

7–9 pm 
Perera Elsewhere (DJ-Set)

From 9 pm 
Kaan Bulak (live)

The event format MINSKBAR will once again take place three times this year as part of the summer exhibition. On one Thursday each month, DAS MINSK and the bar will be open longer in the evening. There will then be an opportunity to speak with mediators in the exhibition and to linger over music in Café HEDWIG and on the MINSK’s terraces.

The music program of MINSKBAR will continue to be curated by the musician and artist Robert Lippok.

MINSKBAR NO. 3 will take place on July 11, 2024

Perera Elsewhere epitomizes musical journeys from London to Berlin, crafting a signature sound blending technology and introspection. Using technology to experiment with vocals, beats, and sound design, she's coined the 'Doom-Folk' sound and had the chance to release acclaimed albums with LA label "Friends of Friends". Her performances span Berghain to the Guggenheim, and her music features in Ava DuVernay's "Queen Sugar" and Paolo Sorrentino's works. Beyond music, she shares her expertise with renowned companies and cultural institutions worldwide, seamlessly transitioning her creative knowledge into collaborative projects and educational initiatives. Her latest album, "HOME," explores identity and self-realization, embodying her evolution as an artist.


Perera Elsewhere, "HOME" LP Cover

Kaan Bulak, 2022, Photo: Christin Nahapetian

Composer, pianist and sound artist Kaan Bulak was born in Aachen in 1991 and spent his childhood in Istanbul, where he was introduced to the piano at the age of 5. During his school years in Stuttgart, he was a piano student of Andrej Jussow. After some excursions into mathematics and economics in Cologne, Bulak found his way to sound production and composition, first at SAE Berlin, then at the Berlin University of the Arts with mentors Jean-Boris Szymczak at Funkhaus Berlin for sound production and Martin Supper for electroacoustic composition. Between 2018 and 2020, Bulak was one of the fellows of the Beethoven anniversary #bebeethoven. During this time, he researched sound concepts for the expansion of acoustic instruments, developed the 360° loudspeaker “Lynch” together with Martion Audiosysteme and recorded numerous works and experiments as an artist-in-residence at ZKM Karlsruhe. As an artist-in-residence at Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris from 2023-2024, he worked on various works and his first opera.

Istanbul and Berlin are the cities that have influenced him the most and inspired his own form of composition beyond geographical and cultural borders. In a similar way, the boundaries between acoustic and electronic instruments are blurred. This can be experienced most clearly in the concerts of his own ensemble. Strings, piano and electronics merge with custom developed radial loudspeakers and extended techniques to activate the subconsciousness. Bulak's music and improvisations performed on stages such as the Zurich Opera House, Philharmonie Berlin, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Verbier Festival, LSO St. Luke's London, Şerefiye Sarnıcı Istanbul, Philharmonie Dortmund, Konzerthaus Berlin, Schloss Elmau, ZKM Karlsruhe and Sónar Istanbul. On stage and in the studio, Bulak has collaborated with artists from a very broad spectrum such as Sarah Aristidou, Robert Lippok, Cosmin TRG, Anastasia Kobekina, Luise Enzian, Taner Akyol Trio, and many more. Bulak's first cello sonata found its way to music academies and is selected internationally as an exam piece.

Bulak lives in Berlin and runs the audiovisual art label he founded, Feral Note, with its own recording studio and music salon. He passes on his production experience on sound to students in workshops at the NYU Berlin Clive Davis Institute.


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