Noble Causes is a series of special events at Noble Savage, with their main purpose to raise awareness for the issues we consider generally important and to facilitate the exchange of ideas we deem worth sharing. As many such good ideas find their expression in art and inspire the works of genuine artists, they quite naturally in this form and status fit the bill of a club conceived somewhat apart from the entertainment industry – as rather a sociocultural entity.
Wednesday October 2nd, we were welcoming a group of international artists who combine their diverse extraordinary talents to make a powerful audiovisual statement in support of our fragile environment – it is what we all have in common. The Gletschermusik project has been traveling around the Great Caucasus capturing the sounds and images of melting glaciers and reworking the collected samples into a showcase which is as aesthetically impressive as it is topically unsettling: The climate change has led to a drastic retreat of ice, thus negatively impacting the nature and economy of the region.
Given its significance and urgency, we were especially pleased to see Robert Lippok in this project, suspecting his genius must be that vital impetus which has been driving this concept for years – an avant-garde German composer who has been a prominent and influential figure on Berlin's ever thriving experimental music scene since the early 1980's; and whose name today is intimately associated with the singular and paradigmatic Raster-Noton imprint, blessed and illuminated by its shining resident deities such as Alva Noto, AtomTM, Byetone, Ryoji Ikeda, William Basinski, Wolfgang Voigt, Ryuichi Sakamoto, to name a few.