Jessica Ekomane & La Manta

Time at a loss #1 - Polyrhythms and trance music

20h - Sunday 16th September 2018 at KuLe, Berlin

Auguststraße 10, 10117 Berlin - Germany


In 2018, Outbound reflects on our universal experience of time by looking at how the various invited artists interpret time in their own work. Temporal reality, dynamics of change and our experiential encounters with time will be challenged through the confrontation of the different ways to treat its passage: cyclically, linearly, reflectively, and repeating indefinitely.

Jessica Ekoman ©Silje Nes

Jessica Ekomane seeks physical effects by playing with rhythmical structures and adding psychoacoustic elements to her compositions. Her latest project consists in a quadraphonic performance exploring the way our perception is affected by the surrounding space and the standards of the concert ritual itself. Integrating errors as part of her process, her work questions the ideologies and yearnings behind technolog

Berlin based, Jessica Ekomane was one of the recipient of an honorary mention for the Sonotopia award 2016 from the Bonn Beethoven-Stiftung, as well as for Ars Electronica 2013 in the category "Digital Musics and Sound Art" for Light / Movement, as part of the project Pulse Lab II: Works for Wave Field Synthesis initiated by Robert Henke (DE). She also has been a DAAD scholarship holder.
Since 2018, she hosts the monthly radio show Open Source on Cashmere Radio. The listener is invited on a journey through the open online archives of Alan Lomax and other recordings of traditional and folk music, while taking occasional side roads into related contemporary experimentations. In times of individual insecurity, these collective practices continue to offer a sense of belonging for various communities, often questioning notions of restrictive authorship.


La Manta is a contemplative devotional drone music duo made up of clara de asís (ES) and golem mécanique (FR). The two musicians are devoted to researching music in many forms. For this project they use electric bows on guitar strings, a drone box and voice to produce a hypnotic trance music, which beauty is dense and simple at the same time.


Clara de Asís is a Spanish composer, guitarist and performer based in France. Her work highlights simplicity and active listening as means of music-making. She uses different combinations of objects, materials and sound sources, involving electroacoustics and minimal approaches.


After studying classical literature , Golem Mécanique made her own education in arts, painting and music. Music as the synthesis of her expectations.
The voice was her first weapon but  it was not enough to explore the land of unseen. Her three Lp released on the french netlabel Nowaki is a trilogy fed by Voodoo, the main line of research of her works.
Now the new born can walk by herself. The desire for mystical is strong.
A personal ancient cult  reconstituted with machines never domesticated but still mastered. Voice, noises and samples. Words, cries and silence. trying to create a poetry of sounds. A policy of concrete sounds.

©Silje Nes