Dan Flavin Music Listening Sessions

Kunstmuseum Basel | Neubau, 2nd floor in the special exhibition «Dan Flavin»

6.3.: Kode9
20.3.: Audio Dope & Alexia Thomas
27.3.: Ben Kaczor
6 p.m.–7.45 p.m.

Over three Wednesday evenings, we welcome music enthusiasts and lovers of unique art experiences to Music Listening Sessions amid the Dan Flavin exhibition. These sessions merge Flavin's light art with experimental, contemporary sounds inspired by music from the 60s to 80s. The musicians take inspiration from iconic Minimal Music compositions, such as those by Steve Reich, Meredith Monk, or La Monte Young. They provide commentary on their selections, transforming them into unique listening experiences. These three sessions are exclusively designed for the exhibition at the Kunstmuseum Basel.

Musicians:

Alexia Thomas

Electronic vibes in summer, nostalgic tunes in winter. Diversity is the fuel of her creativity.
Alexia Thomas is a newcomer artist, singer and producer. She has created her own kind of music; a fusion of electronic and urban music with a lot of alternative inspirations. Her goal is to experiment with all sorts of music genres in order to unify different genres and share her new-styled "organic" music with the rest of the world.

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Ben Kaczor

Ben Kaczor is a DJ/ producer born, raised and based in Basel, Switzerland. He began as a Hip Hop DJ when he bought his first set of turntables at the age of 14, but soon after realized that electronic music was where his heart is truly at. In his hometown and in Switzerland Kaczor is now known for his well-selected energetic House and Techno sets as well as his minimalistic and impulsive productions.

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Audio Dope

The Basel based producer Audio Dope started his musical journey by making old fashioned beats inspired by the late 90s US hiphop vibes until he fell in love with the instrumental music scene and quickly established his own recipe combining organic samples and vocal fragments with crispy synths and tight drums. His creations between hiphop, downtempo and trip-hop followed to supports for international acts such as KAYTRANADA, Maribou State, The Gaslamp Killer or ODESZA and shows at festivals like Montreux Jazz, Zürich Openair and Openair Frauenfeld.

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Kode9

Kode9 is a DJ/Producer, artist and writer. He set up the record label Hyperdub in 2004, and in 2019 the sub label Flatlines to focus on audio essays and sonic fiction.
From 2017, he co-curated Hyperdub’s monthly event series Ø. His book ‘Sonic Warfare’ was published on MIT Press in 2010 and with AUDINT he co-edited the book ‘Unsound: Undead’ for Urbanomic Press in 2019. He has produced numerous installations, and his sound designs have also been presented as part of the Hyundai commission at the Tate Modern (2018) and the Barbican 'AI: More than Human' in London (2019).

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