Co: Labs with Burkhard Beins & Goh Lee Kwang



Burkhard Beins was born 1964 in Lower Saxony/Germany. He lives in Berlin since 1995. As a composer/performer working in the fields of experimental music and sound art he is known for his definitive use of percussion in combination with selected objects. Furthermore he works with electronics, electro- acoustic instruments and devices. Since the late 1980's he performs at internationally renowned venues and festivals throughout Europe, North America, Asia and Australia. He works solo and in collaboration with Keith Rowe, Sven-Åke Johansson, Andrea Neumann, Chris Abrahams, Orm Finnendahl, Clayton Thomas, John Tilbury, Charlemagne Palestine. He is also a member of groups like Activity Center, Polwechsel, Mensch Mensch Mensch, The Sealed Knot, Phosphor, Tree, Perlonex, Glück, Trio Sowari, DNB, and Splitter Orchester. Meanwhile he has released more than 40 CDs and LPs. Burkhard Beins gives lectures and workshops, has published several articles on music theory, and is a co-editor of the book „Echtzeitmusik Berlin – Self-Defining a Scene“ and the curator of a follow-up 3CD-compilation.


Homepage: www.burkhardbeins.de


"Burkhard Beins is best known as one of the most distinctive percussionists in European free music." ---The Wire

"Burkhard Beins has proven to be one of those players delivering consistently intriguing releases." ---Signal To Noise



Goh Lee Kwang is a prolific artist who wears many hats. He is a sound artist and composer. He also runs the the label Herbal Records. His own bandcampe page features a staggering 671 releases. He also organizes the Switch On Mini Festival, which brings together local and international sound artists in the hub of Kuala Lumpur.

Goh Lee Kwang states that the medium of Sound as art relies upon the response created in the listener for its existence. Without the receptivity and response from a listener, the sound ceases to exist, does not take up any space. What I have observed and enjoyed most about Lee Kwang as an artist is the inv