A mysterious interstellar object moved against the laws of physics towards the Spreehalle Berlin.

It is the OUMUAMUA probe, a scout from far away, which has entered our solar system to collect data about humanity and its habits. In the interactive installation, OUMUAMUA communicates with the audience and with the musicians Laura Robles, Oğuz Büyükberber and Marc Sinan. It collects sounds and stories that the audience shares with it, and even reacts to movements and touches. Artificial intelligence creates a multimedia performance from completely new, hierarchy-free, sound (dis)orders. OUMUAMUA is an alternative concept to the colonial and anthropocentric world view. An interactive sound cosmos that stores and reproduces all input on an equal footing.

Visitors have the unique opportunity to enter into an exchange with OUMUAMUA and become part of this large extraterrestrial audiovisual collection themselves.

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Marc Sinan

Marc Sinan is a composer and guitarist. He lives and works in Berlin and releases the recordings of his works on ECM Records. His mostly full-length works address current socio-political issues and have been performed at festivals such as the Schleswig-Holstein Musikfestival, Istanbul Festival, MaerzMusik and at venues such as the Wuppertal Opera, the Humboldt Forum Berlin, the Gorki Theater and the Vienna Konzerthaus.

Sinan has collaborated with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Dresdner Sinfoniker, No Borders Orchestra, Ensemble ConTempo Beijing, the Belgrade Ensemble Metamorphosis, Sonar Quartet, Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart, and countless other ensembles, musicians and artists from Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and North and South America.

In his work, he explores new ways of collaboration between artists in a transcultural and transmedia context.

Oğuz Büyükberber

Oğuz Büyükberber is a clarinettist and composer. In his work, he combines contemporary composition, jazz and influences from his Turkish origins in his style. His oeuvre includes over 60 albums, including releases on ECM and Blue Note, a detailed textbook explaining his own improvisational systems, exhibitions of his visual art, university lectures and dozens of commissions for ensemble pieces as well as electro-acoustic and audio-visual works.

He studied bass clarinet with Harry Sparnaay at the Amsterdam Conservatory and received composition lessons from Theo Loevendie. In addition to a further degree in fine arts, he integrates his own visual art into his musical work. His activities as an artist with modular synthesizers are often presented under his stage name OX Barber. Composing and improvising in an avant-garde environment is where he feels most comfortable, be it purely acoustic, purely electronic or anything in between.

Laura Robles

Laura Robles is an improviser, composer, multi-instrumentalist and researcher, born in Swaziland and raised in Lima, Peru. She wants to develop what she calls “Antigroove”, which has emerged from many years of analyzing folk rhythms with a strong focus on Afro-Peruvian folklore. The “antigroove” creates new possibilities of expression in modern jazz and improvised music. She is already represented on the PANTOPIA Music platform with the album Rhythm & Memory Vol. 2.