Albert Oehlen Invites Steamboat Switzerland and Lorenzo Senni

Serpentine Pavilion

2 Oct 2019 - 7:00 PM

Albert Oehlen Invites Steamboat Switzerland and Lorenzo Senni

On the occasion of his major new exhibition at Serpentine Gallery Albert Oehlen invited the trio Steamboat Switzerland and experimental musician Lorenzo Senni to devise an evening of music inside the Serpentine Pavilion. 

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Steamboat Switzerland are Dominik Blum (organ), Marino Pliakas (bass) and Lucas Niggli (drums) who define themselves as a “Hammond Avantcore trio”. Their music, a crossroad between New Music and improvised Jazz with influences from Hardcore, Drum’n’Bass, Noise, among others, cannot be put in a box. Steamboat Switzerland tour worldwide and have played in numerous festivals including Donaueschinger Musiktage, Moers Festival and Patti Smith's London Meltdown Festival. 

Lorezo Senni is an experimental musician and tireless investigator of dance music’s mechanisms with a heavy background on computer music. His is the head of the experimental label Presto!?  and responsible for unique releases such Persona (Warp, 2016), Quantum Jelly (Editions Mego, 2012) and Superimpositions (Boomkat Editions, 2014). In 2016, Senni signed for legendary Warp Records and his EP Persona was awarded with the prestigious Honorary Mention at Prix Arts Electronica. Coining the terms Pointillistic Trance and Rave Voyeurism to describe his approach, Senni carefully analyses constituent parts of rave sounds together with computer music and pop through repetition and isolation. Exploring the idea of a “build-up” in euphoric dance music as a starting point, Senni creates non-uplifting, more introspective work that implicitly preserves its emotional tension and drama. As founder of Presto!? Records, he has released albums by numerous internationally acclaimed artists including DJ Stingray, Florian Hecker, Palmistry and Evol.

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Albert Oehlen Invites: Steamboat Switzerland and Lorenzo Senni, 2 October 2019, Serpentine Pavilion event photo.

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Albert Oehlen Invites: Steamboat Switzerland and Lorenzo Senni, 2 October 2019, Serpentine Pavilion. Photo by Christa Holka
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Albert Oehlen Invites: Steamboat Switzerland and Lorenzo Senni, 2 October 2019, Serpentine Pavilion. Photo by Christa Holka
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Albert Oehlen Invites: Steamboat Switzerland and Lorenzo Senni, 2 October 2019, Serpentine Pavilion. Photo by Christa Holka
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Albert Oehlen Invites: Steamboat Switzerland and Lorenzo Senni, 2 October 2019, Serpentine Pavilion. Photo by Christa Holka
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Albert Oehlen Invites: Steamboat Switzerland and Lorenzo Senni, 2 October 2019, Serpentine Pavilion. Photo by Christa Holka
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Albert Oehlen Invites: Steamboat Switzerland and Lorenzo Senni, 2 October 2019, Serpentine Pavilion. Photo by Christa Holka
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Albert Oehlen Invites: Steamboat Switzerland and Lorenzo Senni, 2 October 2019, Serpentine Pavilion. Photo by Christa Holka
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Albert Oehlen Invites: Steamboat Switzerland and Lorenzo Senni, 2 October 2019, Serpentine Pavilion. Photo by Christa Holka
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Albert Oehlen Invites: Steamboat Switzerland and Lorenzo Senni, 2 October 2019, Serpentine Pavilion. Photo by Christa Holka
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Albert Oehlen Invites: Steamboat Switzerland and Lorenzo Senni, 2 October 2019, Serpentine Pavilion. Photo by Christa Holka
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Albert Oehlen Invites: Steamboat Switzerland and Lorenzo Senni, 2 October 2019, Serpentine Pavilion. Photo by Christa Holka
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Albert Oehlen Invites: Steamboat Switzerland and Lorenzo Senni, 2 October 2019, Serpentine Pavilion. Photo by Christa Holka
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Albert Oehlen Invites: Steamboat Switzerland and Lorenzo Senni, 2 October 2019, Serpentine Pavilion. Photo by Christa Holka
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Albert Oehlen Invites: Steamboat Switzerland and Lorenzo Senni, 2 October 2019, Serpentine Pavilion. Photo by Christa Holka
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Albert Oehlen Invites: Steamboat Switzerland and Lorenzo Senni, 2 October 2019, Serpentine Pavilion. Photo by Christa Holka
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Albert Oehlen Invites: Steamboat Switzerland and Lorenzo Senni, 2 October 2019, Serpentine Pavilion. Photo by Christa Holka
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Albert Oehlen Invites: Steamboat Switzerland and Lorenzo Senni, 2 October 2019, Serpentine Pavilion. Photo by Christa Holka
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Albert Oehlen Invites: Steamboat Switzerland and Lorenzo Senni, 2 October 2019, Serpentine Pavilion. Photo by Christa Holka
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Albert Oehlen Invites: Steamboat Switzerland and Lorenzo Senni, 2 October 2019, Serpentine Pavilion. Photo by Christa Holka
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Albert Oehlen Invites: Steamboat Switzerland and Lorenzo Senni, 2 October 2019, Serpentine Pavilion. Photo by Christa Holka
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Albert Oehlen Invites: Steamboat Switzerland and Lorenzo Senni, 2 October 2019, Serpentine Pavilion. Photo by Christa Holka

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Steamboat Switzerland

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Lorenzo Senni

Lorenzo Senni

Lorenzo Senni

Lorenzo Senni

Photo by Mayumi Hosokura

Steamboat

Steamboat Switzerland

Lucas Niggli. Photo by Doris Huesler

Steamboat

Steamboat Switzerland

Marino Pliakas. Photo by Peter Gannushkin

Lorenzo Senni

Lorenzo Senni

Steamboat

Steamboat Switzerland

Courtesy of the artists

Steamboat

Steamboat Switzerland

Courtesy of the artists

Steamboat

Steamboat Switzerland

Courtesy of the artists

Steamboat

Steamboat Switzerland

Courtesy of the artists
Senni Steamboat

Senni Steamboat