Mosaic Music 2016–2017, in collaboration with concert agency Pop Farm, will open on September 5 with a concert by American ambient musician and singer Julianna Barwick. Layering loops of her own voice, Barwick creates hypnotic compositions that transport listeners to a space of beauty and wonder.
Her music seems to exist beyond time and fashion, not unlike the architecture of Rem Koolhaas, who reconstructed the building formerly occupied by the Vremena Goda restaurant for Garage. Evgeny Granilshikov—one of the recipients of Garage grants for young artists—will be accompanying Julianna Barwick’s performance with a video he will be making in real time during the concert. He will be demonstrating for the first time at a public performance the ‘hand montage’ technique he has devised—adjusting the pace of pre-recorded videos to match the music, he will be integrating several video channels into a single piece during the course of the concert.
Julianna Barwick will perform compositions from two albums: Nepenthe (2013) and Will (2016), which marked a change of direction—from collaborating with other musicians she has moved towards largely solo work, increasingly informed by local contexts (Will was recorded between New York, North Carolina, and Lisbon), which manifest themselves in a rougher, bolder sound.