“RASHAD BECKER is a composer and musician residing in Berlin. His compositions are multilayered narratives populated by an ensemble of sonic entities. Often there’s a tragic-comical touch, like a cartoon version of what could be a requiem from a dream (or just as much a fertility dance from another dimension).
“Recent works include the cycle ‘Traditional Music Of Notional Species‘ released across two volumes on PAN, and a multi-part work called ‘Based On A True Story‘ that derives scores from historical occurrences in a sort of ‘sonic staging’. In this context, he is currently commissioned by New York-based ensemble Alarm Will Sound and Berlin string-ensemble Kaleidoskop.
“Rashad has collaborated alongside Eli Keszler, Moritz von Oswald and as a member of the formation Moleglove. Other and more sporadic collaborators have included performances with Okkyung Lee, Andre Vida, Ashley Paul, and Valerio Tricoli.
“Liquid Architecture is an Australian organisation for artists working with sound. LA investigates the sounds themselves, but also the ideas communicated about, and the meaning of, sound and listening.”