Hello from beautiful sunny Berlin. I just returned from Kaunas,
Lithuania where I was in rehearsals with William “Bilwa” Costa for our
upcoming tour, more on this below and this week’s overnight
sleep concert at Lake Studio Berlin!
“Meditating on Sound” in Kaunas at Pirmi Šilainiai. Photo by Daina Dieva
Overnight Sleep Concert
This Saturday I’ll be playing an overnight concert of ambient music for sleeping, dreaming, being and becoming. The space at Lake Studios Berlin is perfect for a deep night’s sleep listening subconsciously to
slowly evolving soundscapes. The space has high ceilings with long
skylights that will allow natural night elements to paint the sky. Also,
there’s a surround ceiling mounted sound system. It’s in the quiet
Friedrichshagen neighborhood of East Berlin which is very tranquil.
Please join me for a night of serene lullabies and inner exploration.
Please bring a pillow, blanket or sleeping bag. Lake Studios has plenty of tatami mats to sleep on. Arrive at 21h to secure a spot, have some tea and get to know the other concert goers. Music will start around 22h.
OVERNIGHT SLEEP CONCERT with MICHAEL MCDERMOTT
19 May at 21h to 20 May at 6h
Lake Studios Berlin
Scharnweberstrasse 27, 12587 Berlin, Germany
The Unheard Sea
While preparing sounds for this sleep concert, I got inspired to re-score a film by friend and collaborator Alex Bond.
Alex did the live video projections for my first two sleep concerts. I
love his work and think this new music goes well with his hazy visual
dreamscape of oceanic disintegration.
Un/natural Fields Tour
I’m very excited to team up with my old colleague and friend William
“Bilwa” Costa for a tour through the Baltics and Central Europe.
Un/natural Fields is a new project in which Michael McDermott and William “Bilwa” Costa juxtapose two solo projects, the organic imagined landscapes of the McDermott’s Echozoo works in progress and Costa’s unnatural field recordings. Together they create an imaginary listening experience akin to magical realism.
Madame Claude, Berlin, Germany May 21
MOKS, Mooste, Estonia May 24
MIM stuudio, Tallinn, Estonia May 25
UNDER / Electronic Musik Festival, Riga, Latvia May 26
Skaņas dienas (Sound Days) Festival, Liepaja, Latvia May 30 – June 2
BB 15, Linz, Austria, June 5
Rozkurz, Wroclaw, Poland, June 7
Osobliwy Poniedziałek, Krakow, Poland, June 8
Kolonia Artystów, Gdaǹks, Poland, June 10