Come over for a listen! 22.9.2020 we will present a emitter micro release alongside with Edition Telemark and Tochnit Aleph

Kupfer Bar (Kreuzberg)



The concept of KISSAs or Listening Bars is an old Japanese tradition. Since the 1930s, intimate cafes have been serving select records for the price of a coffee or whiskey, played on high quality sound systems. Following this concept, the Month of Contemporary Music presents select labels for experimental music in an immersive, deep listening experience.
The entrance is free.
Tue. 01.09. Tor Bar (Mitte)
Corvo Records | Sacred Realism | Second Editions
Tue. 08.09. Rhinoceros (Prenzlauer Berg)
Syrphe | Audition Records
Tue. 15.09. arkaoda Berlin (Neukölln)
bohemian drips. | Karlrecords
Tue. 22.09. Kupfer Club Bar & Restaurant (Kreuzberg)
emitter micro | Edition Telemark | Tochnit Aleph
5–8 p.m. | Free admission


We are very happy to curate a special emitter Label night at KONTAKTE ’19 – Biennial for Electroacoustic Music and Sound Art:

date: 2019-09-27

start: pm 10.30

Peter Cusack
Aral Sea Stories: water uses and abuses, jackal magic, ice bells, perpetual motion, Dagira in thunder
(New release by Corvo Records)
Francisco López
Live-set (2019), partially based on the piece “untitled#360“, released
by emitter micro


Peter Cusack:
Aral Sea Stories: water uses and abuses, jackal magic, ice bells, perpetual motion, Dagira in thunder
Fifty years ago the Aral Sea in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, Central Asia, was the planet’s fourth largest lake. In the decades since it has virtually disappeared; a victim of disastrous irrigation schemes that divert much of the water from its feeder rivers planned during Soviet times. Today Kazakhstan is making a surprisingly successful attempt to restore the small part of the Aral within it’s territory. Water levels have risen, native fish species have increased, wildlife is returning and, although slow, improvements to the environment are obvious. The fishing industry is employing local people once more, returning work to an impoverished region.
However, the Aral Sea should be seen in isolation. It is the end point of the vast Syr Darya and Amu Darya river watersheds that have their sources in the Tien Sian and Pamir mountains 3000km away on the borders of China and Afganistan. Since 2013 I have made several trips to the Aral and to the Naryn river in Kyrgyzstan to make field recordings, take photographs, talk to people and to try to understand the impact, on people and the environment, of the water uses and abuses along its length.
Tonight’s presentation includes audio recordings, images and stories from the mountains of Kyrgyzstan, the fertile Fergana valley and of different seasons beside the Aral itself.
Francisco López
“Widely acclaimed for the intensity, richness and astonishing audio
detail of his live immersive performances in the dark, sound artist and composer Francisco López has been enthralling audiences worldwide for decades with his sonic experiences with multi-channel surround systems and blindfolds provided for the public. Renowned for the complexity and intricacy of the unfolding aural micro-worlds, López works with sound as a ‘medium’ for a transcendental experience open to individual exploration: this is one-of-a-kind experience not to be missed.”



CD, edition of 300

3 track album
1. movement 1 (6:16)
2. movement 2 (54:54)
3. movement 3 (13:08)

“Try to imagine an astonishing reversal of the traditional widespread subservience of sound to story-telling: instead of sound effects providing realism to a narrative, the open shell of an apparent narrative becoming sound work… or perhaps even a new form of weird experimental music that only requires a willingness to listen to the actual sonic matter itself, precisely when it appears to be something else.”


buy CD here (Staalplaat mailorder)

and here (Rumpsti Pumsti mailorder)




by kris


The 4th edition of the EMITTER MICRO Festival is taking place at AUSLAND, SPEKTRUM and ZUKUNFT am Ostkreuz.

more info.

AUSLAND (19th of May, 8pm)

Hsiao Li Chi

Cao Thanh Lan

Sayori Izawa / Kumi Iwase


SPEKTRUM (20th of May, 8pm)

Ute Wassermann

Jorge Ponzoña

Richard Garet



ZUKUNFT am Ostkreuz (21st of May, 8pm)

John Bock

Jealousy Party


DJ Ondula