The Vinyl Cafe

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About the history and materiality of recorded sound and listening tour with travel gramophones
Sascha Brosamer
Everything Remains
The worldwide distribution of shellac records started around 1925 with an unprecedented electrical recording boom. It was also the beginning of the music industry as we know it today.
In his lecture performance at Vinyl Café, Sascha Brosamer will talk about the history and materiality of recorded sound and how infrastructures of the music industry are entangled with colonial and militaristic histories of the western world.
A listening tour with travel gramophone and selected 78" shellac records will follow afterwards.
Sascha Brosamer is an interdisciplinary artist and electronic music composer from Berlin. He is exploring the archaeology of sound and its projection into the digital future.
Brosamer studied Music and Media Art at HKB in Bern, Switzerland and graduated as Meisterschüler in 2014 with honors in Painting from the State Academy of Fine Arts Karlsruhe, Germany.
His work has been shown at Zwinger Gallery Berlin, Club Silencio Paris, Bundeskunsthalle Bonn, WP8 Düsseldorf, BB15 Linz, Oz Gallery Tokyo, Le case d'Arte Milan, Pas Normal Festival Puglia and Cooper Union Gallery New York.
He is the founder of Global Forest, an artist residency in the former studio of Martin Kippenberger in the Black Forest/Germany and curator of Dual Sessions, a multidisciplinary format that brings together turntable industry, science, art, music and pop.
Most recently he lived and worked as a scholarship holder at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, where he realized exhibition and performance projects amongst others with Giulia Currà and Abi Tariq. Currently he is engaged in early technology of sound reproduction, especially the gramophone and 78" shellac records, an ancestor of today's club culture.
In collaboration with Graham Dunning (London), he released the album “Glocken” (2019, Invisible City Records). Together they dig deep into the beauty of textural studies, analogue media and surface details. As well as the Transoceanic EP (2020) on BB15/Linz, which deals with the cultural imagination of dematerialisation, historical sound carriers and digital colonialism.
His latest vinyl edition "Donaueschingen 2020" is a sound recording of the Donaueschinger Musiktage 2020, which was cancelled due to the pandemic. Brosamer documented the festival, that did not take place in a performative act of silence on tape.
This record was the first release on the Cologne based label “Total Silence”, he co-founded with Manuel Schaub in 2021.

Brosamer's studio is the sound archive. He researches and works in the Phono Museum Paris, the Berlin Phonogramm-Archive and the Schmauder Collection, one of the most extensive collections of historical sound recordings.