№ 123/2014 from Apr 15, 2014
The International Research Center »Interweaving Performance Cultures« at Freie Universität is organizing a concert entitled "Interweaving Strings" to be performed April 24 in the Werkstatt der Kulturen in Berlin-Neukölln. Composer and electric guitarist Amos Elkana, sitar player Hindol Deb, cellist Dan Weinstein, and flutist Roy Amotz will play together, partly free improvisation and partly compositions Elkana created for this concert. Amos Elkana is currently a fellow at the International Research Center »Interweaving Performance Cultures« at Freie Universität. The Fellows Program of the research center provides outstanding international artists and scholars with an opportunity to both study and experience cross-cultural connections through performance and theater. In line with the motto of the research center, the performance "Interweaving Strings" will incorporate music and instruments from different cultures, with the sitar, the cello, the electric guitar, and flute all being played. Admission is free, and there is no advance sign-up.
The researchers involved in the International Research Center »Interweaving Performance Cultures« of Freie Universität analyze exchange among different cultures in the areas of performance and theater. The research center was founded in 2008 at the Department of Philosophy and Humanities as part of the "Space for Humanities" Initiative of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Located directly next to the university's Institute of Theater Studies, the center hosts a fellows program for outstanding artists and scholars. During the past five years, the center has hosted more than 60 fellows from over 20 countries.
Amos Elkana is the recipient of several awards for his numerous compositions for film, dance, and theater. In 2011 he was awarded the Israeli Prime Minister's Prize for Music Composition. He plays electric guitar as a member of temporary ensembles, and also uses the computer as a musical instrument.
Stefan Donath, International Research Center »Interweaving Performance Cultures«, Freie Universität Berlin, Tel.: +49 30 838-51925, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org