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June 2024
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«Watersheds» listening session suburb river reverb


water is omnipresent. it flows around us everywhere, often barely visible, hardly noticed. it drips, gurgles, splashes in millions of nuances, but it can also thunder and roar. it is therefore ideally suited to sharpening our hearing. in this listening session, curated by tracy september and severin kolb, after a short group meditation, we will follow a collage of recordings collected on andres bosshard's suburb rivers sketch walk on the previous sunday, 16th june (participation in the walk is highly recommended, but is by no means a prerequisite for the listening session). toshio hosokawa's composition "neben dem fluss" from 1982, played by harpist marina mello, not only reflects different ways of flowing, but also links it to the philosophical quest of humankind. and since all rivers lead to the sea, we also arrive there with a homage to eliane radigue's "occam ocean" compositions. to round off the last day and the free flow festival, dankushen will conclude the event with a "watersheds" dj set that brings together a wide variety of musical water impressions and builds a bridge between nature and culture. to this end, we invite you to a cozy exchange with tea and a view on the limmat.

At 3pm, at provitreff

Marina Mello (harp) & dankushen (dj) – curated by Severin Kolb & Tracy September


address, direction, accessibility

Sihlquai 240
8005 Zürich

- Closest tram station: Quellenstrasse (tram 4,13,17), 3 min walk
- Closest bus station: Escher-Wyss-Platz (bus 72), 9 min walk

the concert is at provitreff zurich which is completely on groundlevel and wheelchair friendly including toilets. If you wish to visit the concert and want support, please feel free to contact our team and we will arrange a support who accompany you throughout the event. Contact: / 079 398 51 31


Marina Mello is a Brazilian harpist based in Zurich with a wide range of experience as a musician. During her studies in São Paulo (BR), she had the opportunity to play in orchestras such as the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra (OSESP) and the Rio de Janeiro Symphony Orchestra, and to tour to Europe and the United States.

Building bridges between the most diverse areas of cultural life is one of Severin Kolb's main interests. As head of the Joachim Raff Archive and a member of the DFG project "Digital Liszt Sources and Works Catalogue", he enjoys the challenge of versatile academic work. He writes program texts for numerous orchestras (including the Tonhalle Zurich and the Musikkollegium Winterthur), ensembles and other musical projects. He is part of the guerillaclassics Think & Do Tank.

tracy september is a South African musician, performer and music researcher based in Zürich. She works around themes of memory, spirit and protest, with a particular passion for improvisation. For tracy improvisation is a way to surrender attachment and trust the capacity of one’s intuition. It is an invitation to let go. tracy uses her voice, electronics, texts, archive materials and field recordings, to tell stories that are deeply rooted in ritual, community and communion.