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Audiovisionen The International Nothing, Katharina Bévand

Katharina Bévand

Sound artist based in Berlin. She creates site-specific sound installations, sound sculptures, 3-D sound environments and performs on modular synthesizers. In 2017 she was honored by “bonn hoeren – sonotopia” of the Beethoven Foundation for
Arts and Culture Bonn. In 2021 she was part of Goldrausch Project for women artists. She received grants from Berlin Senate, Stiftung Kunstfonds or Musikfonds, among others. She exhibited internationally in Germany, Spain, Egypt, Taiwan, and
in the Autonomous Region of Kurdistan in Northern Iraq. Her collaborations oscillate between the fine arts scene and the experimental and electronic music field. In 2022 she directed the first sound art oriented artist residency Cráter in La Palma, Canary Islands funded by the GOETHE Institute. Since 2022 she teaches sound art and modular synthesis at Berlin School of Sound.

The International Nothing

The International Nothing is a Berlin-based psycho-acoustic clarinet duo formed by Michael Thieke and Kai Fagaschinski in 2000. They collectively compose multilayered sound sculptures using multiphonics, beat frequencies and difference tones as an integral part of their language. Both musicians might be known as improvisers but in this project they develop and perform exclusively their own compositions crafted with an extreme care for detail and precision. The duo's works have been released on several albums by the Japanese Ftarri Label.

While their 5th album release is in preparation their new piece "Just None of Those Things" is already to be heard live for the curious concertgoer. For the last 2 1/2 years The International Nothing has been working  more obsessed than ever on their newlong-form composition. The two clarinets continue to gel into one multilayered entity. And while you might recognize their collective voice, they certainly reached down way further into the abyss of weirdness. Ambiguously this one might count as their yet rawest and most refined work exploring their most
futuristic and primordial sonic territories.

The International Nothing toured all over Europe, North and South America and East Asia, including festival appearances like Donaueschinger Musiktage(2007), Konfrontationen (Nickelsdorf 2008 & 2019), Experimental Intermedia (New York 2009), Maerzmusik (Berlin 2009), Serralves em Festa (Porto 2010), Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik (Darmstadt 2012), Météo (Mulhouse 2012), Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville(2015), Music Unlimited (Wels 2015), Ftarri Festival (Tokyo 2015 & 2019), Novas Frequencias (Rio de Janeiro 2018),  Elevate! (Graz 2020), Seanaps (Leipzig 2020),and WienModern (2022).


Video performance of In Doubt We Trust: