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Fast der ganze weite Makrokosmos liegt ausserhalb unserer Reichweite. Das Universum, der Planet Erde, komplexe Gesellschaften, wir selbst als menschliche Wesen – all das sind Makrokosmen, die aus kleineren Strukturen und Systemen bestehen und dabei im Wesentlichen gross angelegte Reproduktionen ihrer Unterstrukturen darstellen. Wie können wir unseren Mikrokosmos analysieren, um unseren Platz im übergeordneten Makrokosmos besser wahrzunehmen? Welche Möglichkeiten haben wir als Individuen, unsere Rollen im eigenen Mikrokosmos zu gestalten?

Das Projekt Makrokosmos des Ensemble Aabat ist das zweite Konzert einer zweiteiligen Reihe, die kleinere musikalische Strukturen und Szenen zu einer grösseren, kollektiven, selbstreflexiven Welt in Beziehung setzt. Das erste Konzert, Mikrokosmos, fand als Teil des pakt-Abends “Flash Back, Flash Forward” im Dezember 2017 im Freien statt und widmete sich der Erkundung von vier kleinen musikalischen Welten.  Makrokosmos wird vier Performer/innen in sechs verschiedenen musikalischen und visuellen Welten in einem gemeinsamen Raum zusammenführen mit dem Ziel, eine gemeinsame Ordnung für ein kollektives Ganzes zu finden. Der Abend besteht aus Kreationen, Uraufführungen und Konzeptstücken, die unterschiedliche Medien und Kunstformen einbeziehen, darunter (aber nicht ausschliesslich): Videoprojektionen, Objekttheater, Skulpturenperformance, neue Musik und vokale Expression.


Marie Delprat
Born in 1991, Marie Delprat began her musical studies at the conservatoire of Versailles in the class of Pierre Boragno. While in Versailles, Marie also participated in the "musical thursdays" concert series at the Center of Baroque Music, directed by Olivier Schneebeli. In 2012, after attending master classes at the Urbino Festival in Italy, she joined the studio of Michael Form at the Bern University of the Arts in Switzerland. Towards the end of her Bachelor concentrated mainly on the language of early music, Marie began her Master in theatrical music under the direction of composer Xavier Dayer. 

Marie defines herself as a musician as well as performer, having studied the texts of Georges Aperghis, "Körper Sprache" by Dieter Schnebel, "Quad" by Beckett, or the famous "Song Book" by John Cage. Her essential goal is to bring together music, speech, and movement by establishing bridges between the two worlds of Baroque and theatrical music. An example of her combination of passions can be seen in her interpretations of Vivaldi concerti, developing her works based on diction, gesture and scenic movements. In June 2015 Marie participated as a musician and performer at the Biennale in Munich, as part of the installation The Navidson Records, directed by Till von Ballmoss and Tassilo Tesche. In 2017, she performed at the Gare du Nord in Basel and at the Cologne National Theater with Hans Wüthrich’s Das Glashaus, under the direction of Pierre Sublet. Since 2014, Marie has participated in the organization of summer academies with Amandine Beyer and the musicologist Olivier Fourès, within the framework of the programming of the Théâtre des Quatre Saisons in Bordeaux, France.

Katelyn King 
A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Katelyn King is a percussionist without boundaries, finding non-traditional and unexplored ways to connect with audiences. Primarily based in Bern (CH), Katelyn is an artistic nomad interested in all projects that create a more-than-just-music experience.

Katelyn has several on-going projects all over the world: Ensemble Aabat (CH), Dressage Percussion (HK), speak/strike (USA).

Katelyn’s past and present collaborations include work with the HKB Théatre Musical Alumni, Lucerne Festival Academy and Alumni, presentations at PASIC and Transplanted Roots Percussion Symposium, performances with Stadttheaters Basel and Bern, and commissions with composers and artists such as Katharina Rosenberger, Carolyn Chen, Justin Rabideau, Christopher Adler, and Andrea Mazzariello.

Katelyn has a Master in Composition and Theory in Théatre Musical from the Hochschule der Künste Bern (CH, 2017), a Master in Music Performance from McGill University (CA, 2015), and a Bachelor in Music Performance from Kennesaw State University (USA, 2013). Her most recent awards include the Rita Zimmermann Musik-Stiftung, Lyra Stiftung, Swiss Excellence/Fulbright, and a McGill Recording Competition Prize.

Mathilde Bernard 
Born in Bordeaux, Mathilde Bernard has chosen from a very young age the harp as a companion of adventure. She studied music at the Bordeaux Conservatory in parallel with a degree in Musicology and then at the Conservatorio Superior del Pais Vasco (Musikene, Spain) under the tutelage of Christine Icart.

Attracted by the stage and passionate about ensemble music, Mathilde has participated in several concerts with the Bilbao Orchestra, as well as a tour in China. She also collaborates with the Young Orchestra of the Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes with whom she has played under the direction of Marc Minkowski. 

Between her various performances, Mathilde has received the teachings of recognized harpists including Huguette Geliot, Frédérique Cambreling, Gabriella Dall'olio, Isabelle Perrin, and Florence Dumont. Curious to discover new artistic paths, she is currently pursuing her training in Bern as part of the HKB Master in Théâtre Musical and free improvisation among which she performed in the acclaimed play Das Glashaus by Hans Wutricht in Acht Brucken Köln and Gare du Nord Basel.

Shuyue Zhou
schloss ihren Bachelor und Master in Musik Performance an der Juilliard School in New York ab. In sieben Jahren des Studiums wird ihr Interesse für alte Musik bis hin zur Musik unserer Zeit geweckt. 2015 zieht sie von New York nach Bern, um ihr Studium der Klarinette mit Prof. Ernesto Molinari an der Hochschule der Künste Bern (HKB) zu vertiefen. Während ihres Studiums unterrichtet sie als Assistentin von Prof. Ernesto Molinari.

Im Juli 2017 gewinnt sie den Eduard-Tschumi-Preis für die beste Solistenprüfung (HKB). Im September 2017 gewinnt sie den ersten Preis beim Concours Nicati. Aktuell studiert sie Contemporary Art Practice an der HKB und möchte ihr künstlerisches Studium auf elektronische Musik ausdehnen und vertiefen.

Christoph King-Utzinger 
Born and raised in Langnau i.E. (CH), Christoph King-Utzinger is a jazz bassist and sound engineer living in Bern. As a bassist, Christoph works with groups such as the Oli Kuster Kombo and Paralog, in addition to his freelancing career. As a sound engineer, he works with live sound mixing in concerts and tours as well as studio recording and mixing. 

Christoph tours frequently with groups such as Hildegard Lernt Fliegen and the Swiss Jazz Orchestra, and works for festivals and clubs like BeJazz and Langnau Jazz Nights. In his studio he works with artists like Reto Suhner and Raphail Jost. Christoph completed the B.A. in Contrabass (2008) and M.A. in Composition (2011) in the jazz school at the Hochschule der Künste Bern, and an M.A. in Sound Engineering (2013) at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste.

Olivier Famin

Born and raised somewhere in Paris northern suburb in a pre-internet age, Olivier Famin grew up between the absurd of the French animated television series « Les Shadoks » and the very graphic yet surrealistic nature of 70’s and 80’s Horror/Arthouse VHS released movies. 

He started tinkering primitive electronics and computer programming at the age of 6, recording music on 4-Track tape machines with his band at 15 and eventually graduated in Telecommunication engineering specialized in Multimedia. Following his passion for music and performative art, he then professionaly delved into the realm of live sound, light and video. Fascinated by the poetry of obsolete technics as well as the promises of emerging technologies, he’s relentlessly exploring the work of modern, contemporary and classical artists. 

He currently lives and works in Bern (CH) as a light and sound technician (Bee-Flat/Turnhalle, Fri-Son, BeJazz Club) and is regularly called to collaborate on independent projects for theater (UNPLUSH, Marie Delprat) and live or recorded music (Pyrit, Thee Irma & Louise).


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