06.06.2013, 19-22h, free entry!
Who killed Mr. Moonlight?
DJ Zipo [aufabwegen] plays his favourite Wave/Inide & Pop stuff
A journey in time with tunes by Bauhaus, The Cure, Antony & The Johnsons, The Clash, White Noise, The Saints, Echo & The Bunnymen, Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, Japan, Chris & Cosey, Chameleons and many more…
Bento Bar Karlsruhe
Flyer: Hendrik Vogel
Stadtgarten, Venloer Str. 40, 50672 Köln
Outskirts # 4
Volcano The Bear (UK)
DJ Zipo (aufabwegen)
Mittlerweile sind sie nur noch ein Duo, bestehend aus den beiden Multiinstrumentalisten Daniel Padden und Aaron Moore, aber am radikalen Musizierstil von Volcano the Bear hat sich nichts geändert: Ihre eigensinnige Musik speist sich aus ungezählten Quellen und findet dabei zwischen Einflüssen indigener Volksmusiken, Free Jazz und New Improvised Music, dunklem britischem Folk und musique concrete eine hochspannende, immer offene Balance zwischen Komposition und Improvisation, zwischen Ritual, Theatralik, Schönheit und Absurdität. Presse und Kollegen sind ähnlich begeistert: “Volcano The Bear have produced some of the finest, wildest British music of the last10 years on record and on stage…” (The Wire), “the band exists in a twisted forest all their own.” (Dusted), “some things have just got to be seen and heard to be believed. One of these things is to experience UK combo Volcano the Bear in the live setting.” (Mats Gustafsson)
DJ ZIPOs Sammlung von wunderbaren, verschwurbelten und betörenden Raritäten sorgt für einen feinen Rahmen!
VVK: 8,00€ , AK: 10,00€
Again in 2013 aufabwegen has been invited to curate the ‘concerts in the dark’ series at the renowned moers festival on May 18th and 19th. With the motto “ernegy” we have invited 5 international sound artists to play quadrophonic concerts of 20 minutes each in total darkness. The artists we invited are:
PRSZR (Hati + Pure)
The concerts take place at the Studio of Schlosstheater Moers, Kastell 6, 47441 Moers each day from 17.30h onwards. The entrance is free! Below is some info in German.
Konzerte im Dunkeln: »Energie!«
Samstag und Sonntag, ab 17:30 Uhr
Studio des Schlosstheaters Moers | Kastell 6 | Eintritt frei!
Bei den diesjährigen Dunkel Konzerten geht es unter dem Motto »Energie« um die verborgene Kraft und Macht der Musik. Fünf internationale Klangkünstler und Geräuschmusiker loten das Potenzial von Sounds aus, um unsere Raumwahrnehmung zu verändern. Die Konzerte schwanken zwischen spiritistischer Sitzung und wissenschaftlicher Exkursion, zwischen psychoakustischer Frequenzmodulation und entspannender Klangmassage. In der Dunkelheit »leuchten« die Sounds stärker als im Alltagsgebrauch und werden nur auf sich selbst zurückgeworfen. Im intensiven Erlebnis extrahiert das Publikum bestimmte Eigenschaften heraus, verstärkt diese und zapft dabei verborgene Energiefelder an.
Leif Elggren (se, krev) | Kallabris (d) | Giancarlo Toniutti (it) | Kassel Jaeger (fr, ch) | PRSZR (at, pl)
Kurator: Till Kniola/aufabwegen
Foto: Karsten Fähnrich
LEIF ELGGREN (SE/KREV)
Active since the late 1970s, Leif Elggren is a visual artist, writer, artist’s book publisher, stage performer, and composer based in Stockholm. His varied and prolific output routinely involves dreams, subtle absurdities, and social hierarchies turned upside-down. His audio work, often created as the soundtrack to an installation or performance. “It’s about signals, sounds, anatomy and ideas about death and spiritual experiences.”
KALLABRIS (Jazztone, Bochum)
Since the mid 80s Kallabris has been musically active, at least from time to time. However, most of the time it was rather passive – or active only in a very casual sense of ‘active.’ Its music has been described as electro-acoustic chamber music, which should be taken literally and not as an art-tag. Neither art nor tags are part of Kallabris’ interest. Even though Kallabris’ interest has changed through the active and passive years, there has always been one corner-stone: simplicity. Unfortunately, ‘simplicity’ is a term not easily defined. Simple ontologies may ask for complex theories, and simple theories usually require complex ontologies. But even worse: the simplest solution very often means hard work and good craftsmanship. Attributes, no-one in his right mind would dare to predicate to Kallabris, even though Kallabris believes in the completeness of first-order logic (including existence) and, thus, is fully aware that attributions of this kind are justifiable.
Kallabris has sometimes been identified with a person called Michael Anacker. No entity without identity, says scholastic metaphysics. But Kallabris is no entity, nor is a person. Thus, we conclude, this identification is only a marketing trick.
GIANCARLO TONIUTTI (IT)
Born in Udine, 21.3.1963.
Researcher in various fields, mainly morphology, anthropology and languages, and experimental composer of electroacoustic music and theoretician.
He developed a largely materic approach to electroacoustic sound works, where the morphogenetic acoustics of sounds generate forms and structures.
He published his music at a relatively slow pace, with about 15 works in 35 years, including some collaborations. He realized various live activities, from concerts to sound-sites. He wrote and gave lectures on various subjects.
Giancarlo Toniutti is one of the most important italian composers of the so-called Post-Industrial scene releasing works on such cult-labels as Broken Flag and has collaborated with renowned artists such as Andrew Chalk or german Kraut-Electronics-Guru Conrad Schnitzler.
KASSEL JAEGER (F/CH)
Kassel Jaeger is an elusive shadow, a password, a catalytic entity, not a real name anyway.
This rather enigmatic self-effacement serves the purpose of an “equally impenetrable aural art” (DC). Kassel Jaeger is a swiss-french composer. He is a member of the Groupes de Recherches Musicales in Paris, France.
His works are published by Editions Mego, Senufo Editions and Unfathomless.
PRSZR is PURE (Peter Votava) and HATI (Rafal Iwanski & Rafal Kolacki).
PRSZR (pronounced pressure) combines the eerie, computer generated sound world of Austrian electronic music veteran PURE with the archaic, outer-worldly spaceyness of Polish duo HATI’s percussion play. Multi-layered syncopatic polyrhythms alternate with gong-based drones, both built on top of computer-generated loops and pulsating patterns. Melting acoustic with electronic aesthetics in a unique way, the trio explores strategies for a highly hypnotic, cathartic sonic experience.
PRSZR formed in 2008 and played a few promising live shows since. Their first CD “Equilibrium” was released in 2012 on Hinterzimmer Records.
The Swedish Scene
16. Mai 2013 / Donnerstag / 20:30 h
Stadtgarten (Saal), Venloer Str. 40, 50672 Köln
Experimentalelektronik in Schweden – Elektroakustik, Ambient, Performance-Kunst,
Eintritt: 10 EUR
The Sons Of God
Ronnie Sundin plays Rune Lindblad
Über die äußerst aktive Experimental-Szene Schwedens weiß man hierzulande noch wenig – die reiheM stellt nun einige ihrer Protagonisten vor: Zu den bekanntesten Künstlern zählt Leif Elggren, der mit Kent Tankred das Performance-Kunst-Duo The Sons of God bildet und neben Installationen, Bildenderund Video-Kunst eben auch Sound produziert. Eine kleine Sensation ist der Fund, den der Geräuschmusiker Ronnie Sundin in der Bibliothek seiner Uni machte: ein Karton mit unveröffentlichten Tonbandarbeiten des Elektroakustik-Großmeisters Rune Lindblad. Sundin wird einen Auszug aus seinen Funden spielen – mit einer echten Bandmaschine! Die jüngere Generation repräsentiert Dag Rosenqvist, der vormals mit seinem Projekt Jasper TX doomigen Ambient spielte und nun unter eigenem Namen veröffentlicht. Die äußerst vitale Noise-Szene Schwedens wird durch Dan Johanssons Projekt Sewer Election repräsentiert, mit sprödem, energiegeladenem Krach.
Programm: aufabwegen/Till Kniola
From 28.04. – 02.05.2013 german electronic pioneer Asmus Titechens will embark on his first ever tour through the UK. There will be five concerts in five different cities, plus one interview session for London station Resonance FM. Asmus Tietchens will be joined on tour by DJ Zipo (aufabwegen), who will play experimental DJ sets before and after the live concerts. There will be other acts performing at the various venues too. aufabwegen will have a record stall at all events offering lots of Tietchens material including the recently released box set “Tarpenbek”. Please come and say hi.
Belwo you’ll find a list of event details as far as we have them, with links to the event sites (for tickets, etc.)
28.04. 2013: LONDON, Cafe Oto, www.cafeoto.co.uk, w/ Jaap Blonk
29.04.2013: NOTTINGHAM, Rammel Club at Chameleon Arts Cafe, www.rammelclub.org, w/ Shelly Knotts & Adam James Davis
30.04.2013: SHEFFIELD, CADS, www.cads-online.co.uk
01.05.2013: NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE, Morden Tower, www.tuskmusic.co.uk/events, w/ Ian Nagoski
02.05.2013: BRIGHTON, The Spirit of Gravity at The Green Door Store, https://www.facebook.com/events/270460589755966/, w/4thirtythree;The Organ Grinders Monkey
radio interview on Resonance FM, to be broadcast on 29.04. 8-9 pm “Clear Spot”
Asmus Tietchens interviewed by Yiorgis Sakellariou (mecha/orga) + DJ-set by Zipo (aufabwegen)
The edition #66 on November 10th 2012 marked the final concert evening in our series “geräuschwelten” that we hosted since 1997 in Münster, Germany. It started with a bang – a concert by JOHN DUNCAN – and ended quietly with a beautiful diverse night with concerts by Ross Parfitt, Luc Kerleo and Luigi Archetti.
“geräuschwelten” has been a labour of love, a constant source of inspiration and surprises, a place to meet new friends and make great discoveries. It was also the place where we learned a lot: about curating and setting up shows, about the value of music, about time, place and emotions.
I want to personally thank ERHARD HIRT for inviting me to organize shows at his lovely venue cuba-cultur/black box in Münster. I also must thank all the people in the team who have been there to support me; first of all Andreas Vogel for doing sound and documenting the events, Anja Kreysing for being a great host, spreading the word in MS and doing slides, Robert Schalinski for designing the postcards, Christian Blaha for staying aboard all those years, Kai Niggemann for adding a certain pop flavour and all the staff at cuba-cultur.
I must also thank all the institutions and organizations who have supported the “geräuschwelten” series over the last 15 years. I must mention here the Kulturamt der Stadt Münster, in person Andreas Ermeling, for the trust and support over all those years!
Most importantly I want to thank all the artists that have played concerts in the course of “geräuschwelten” in the last 15 years. Great memories remain. And of equal importance was our dedicated audience sometimes travelling from quite far to see the shows – THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU!!!
The series has to end because of personal reasons: I don’t live in Münster anymore and have a family life I want to devote more time to. The plan for the moment is to build up a comprehensive archive of the series in 2013 on the web, with info on all those shows by Merzbow, Asmus Tietchens, Cranioclast, Illusion Of Safety, and many more. There is also a plan to let “geräuschwelten” continue as a yearly festival over one weekend but this is still very vague and might happen or not. Future will tell.
Till Kniola / aufabwegen
PS: The concerts in Köln will of course continue!
Einlass: 20.00h, erstes Konzert: 20.30h
aufabwegen präsentiert: Geräuschwelten #66
!!! zum letzen Mal !!!
(Discrete sound events by this ex-member of Hood & Vibracathedral Orchestra, UK)
(Sculptured electronics, F)
(Minimal digital compositions, CH)
Achtermannstr. 12, 48143 Münster
Mit der Folge 66 endet die Konzertreihe Geräuschwelten, die 1997 mit einem Konzert von John Duncan begann. Drei verschiedene Spielarten der Geräuschmusik werden zum Abschluß Reihe präsentiert. Ross Parfitt steht für den Ansatz des forschenden Musikers. Mit seinem Background als Schlagzeuger in “echten” Bands ist er vor allem an den Möglichkeiten der Erweiterung herkömmlicher Instrumentalklänge interessiert. Sein Schlagzeug weint mit ihm. Luc Kerleo steht für eine skulpturalen Ansatz: er arbeitet vor allem als Klangkünstler, der Installationen realisiert. In Konzerten überführt er die Materialität seiner Skultpuren in rein klangliche Ereignisse durch direktes Ablauschen der Materialoberflächen – Metall, Glass und Stoff klingen. Luigi Archetti hat aus dem Improv-Jazz ins Fach der Computermusik gewechselt und schreibt minimal pulsierende, karg ausgeleuchtete Stücke. Geräuschwelten wird gefördert durch das Kulturamt der Stadt Münster, den Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien sowie durch den deutsch-französischen Fond für zeitgenössische Musik / Impuls neue Musik. Der Auftritt von Luigi Archetti wird gefördert von Pro Helvetia – Schweizer Kulturstiftung.
LUC KERLEO (FR)
from signal to space
I act as a sculptor. I work with moving and instable things like sound, electricity, mechanical movements, liquids and gaz, thoughts. I mainly work with sound for two reasons. First, compared to visual, sound is a discrete manifestation. Thus I consider one of my preoccupations which is to make people feel a thought without having to recover and hide a part of reality with objects which blocks up or invade the viewing field. Furthermore by listening reality I develop thoughts and reflexion structures which complete our cultural perception of what surrounds us, this perception which on a cultural aspect is mainly based on the visual. Notably the sounding requires us to consider not only what is in front of us but also, and equally, what surrounds us. But then the stake for me is the same than for artists acting in visual. Since it is about representing what surrounds and constitutes us. History and actuality of visual arts (painting, sculpture, installation, drawings, performances) constitute the territory to which I refer and in which I move around. Because they are bridges between thinking and action in reality.
Foto: Luc Kerleo
ROSS PARFITT (UK)
Ross Parfitt is interested in simple physical processes and their potential for complex musical outcomes. He has previously hung drums from the roof, tipped a kit off the stage and played a cymbal until he cried.
He was a member of Hood and Vibracathedral Orchestra.
Foto: Ross Parfitt
1955 born in Brescia, Italy, lives and work in Zürich.
Artistic activity as a musician, composer in the areas: experimental and electro-acoustic music
As visual artists in the areas painting, drawing, installation (partial also sound-installations) and video
Music & Other Projects (selection)
Since 1994 with Bo Wiget (cello and Electronics) as duo Archetti/Wiget
Concerts and tours by Europe and Japan; three CD „LOW TIDE DIGITALS I – III “from the duo appeared on the label rune Grammofon, Oslo.
Their films to its music I HAVE SEEYOU BETTER DANCING THAN THIS (2007) and BESTES DEUTSCHES MUSIKVIDEO (2008) received at the 53. and54. International Kurzfilmtagen Oberhausen 2007 and 2008 the renowned MuVi price, the films were pointed to numerous film festivals (Lisbon, Lausanne, Canada, South Korea, U.K and the USA).
2012 CD SILENT SURFACE II with the bass player Jan Schlegel, label Unit Records, Switzerland.
2011 Solo-double-cd NULL II & NULL III, label: Die Schachtel, Milano.
2010 solo CD NULL on the label „Die Schachtel“, Milano.
2008 solo CD FRAGMENTS ON SLOWLESS, SPEED AND TEDIUM
2006 with Meg Stuart – Damaged Good company in Vienna and Salzburg
2005 solo CD FEBRUAR Unit record, CH
2004 solo CD TRANSIENT PLACES, unit record, CH.
2004 various music video performance in the Kunsthalle Zurich, Kunsthalle Winterthur and in Barcelona.
2001 order for composition (scholarship) of Pro Helvetia.
Since 1983 implementing of various projects “Kunst und Bau.
Foto: Luigi Archetti
Flyer: Robert Schalinski
21.10.2012, 20:30h, Eintritt: 5€
KGNM myCage Reihe #2:
45’18” – ein Off-Cage Abend kuratiert von aufabwegen
KAPOTTE MUZIEK live
Frans de Waard lecture
Frans de Waard:
45’18 – a lecture on John Cage
Exactly ten years ago Korm Plastics released a CD with 9 versions of ‘4’33’ by John Cage, following an idea by Roel Meelkop, compiled by Jos Moers and liner notes by Frans de Waard. Music by Keith Rowe, Artificial Memory Trace, Thurston Moore, Pauline Oliveros, Jio Shimizu, Voice Crack, Clive Graham, Toshiya Tsunoda and Alignment. “Almost unobtainably obscure” according to Kyle Gann in ‘No Such Thing As Silence’. A lecture by Frans de Waard on ‘4’33’, including music examples from the CD and performance of a busy man (0’00 for a busy man) working on many things at the same time.
Frans de Waard (1965) has been producing music since 1984. First as Kapotte Muziek, but throughout the years, he also worked as Beequeen (with Freek Kinkelaar), Goem (with Roel Meelkop & Peter Duimelinks, both of whom are also a member of Kapotte Muziek these days), Zebra/Wieman (with Roel Meelkop) and such solo projects as Freiband, Shifts as well as his own name. He has worked for Staalplaat (1992-2003) and since 1986 as a reviewer for his own publication Vital, now only Vital Weekly, an online music magazine, which has been the online source for underground music since 1995. In February 2007 he played various solo concerts as Goem|FDW in Japan, as part of a package tour with Pan Sonic. Frans de Waard also likes to play sets of improvised music with whoever is available, just as he did with people like Guiseppe Ielasi, Jaap Blonk, Howard Stelzer, Roel Meelkop, Andrew Liles, Radboud Mens and the mayor of his home city Nijmegen. In 2008 film maker Harrie Timmermans made a small documentary about his work with Kapotte Muziek under the title ‘What You See Is What You Hear’. He has given workshops and lectures at various places, such as Extrapool, the art academy of Maastricht en ‘s-Hertogenbosch, the Glinka Conservatorium in Moscow and Lithuania. With Scott Foust he formed the duo The Tobacconists in 2009 and with Wouter Jaspers the duo Ezdanitoff in 2010.
De Waard is a part-time sound curator working for Extrapool (Nijmegen, The Netherlands) hosting the ‘Brombron’ project and initiator of the ‘Audiotoop’ project.
Kapotte Muziek is an electro-acoustic trio of Frans de Waard, Peter Duimelinks and Roel Meelkop. They play live concerts and never make studio recordings.
During live performances Kapotte Muziek explore the minimum input of acoustic sound to a maximum extent. All sounds originate from obsolete materials that we have found in the course of our activities. Every performance is preceded by a ‘junk search’ to obtain new sound material. In the past we have used metal (from very small to very big), wood, paper, plastic, glass, stones etc. Every object is thoroughly explored for its sound qualities, amplified either by microphone or by contact-microphone. This is combined live with pre-recorded sounds of acoustic, environmental and electronic origin. In this line-up Kapotte Muziek exists since 1995. From 1993 to 1995 Kapotte Muziek were just Peter Duimelinks and Frans de Waard. Duimelinks and Meelkop are also a member of THU20 aswell as actively involved as solo musicians. De Waard also plays with Beequeen, and solo as Freiband and Shifts.
Since 1993 Kapotte Muziek have played nearly 100 concerts around the world, including the USA, Canada, Japan and most European countries. They have played art-galleries, museums, squats, radio stations and rock clubs. Some of these concerts were part of a workshop, given by the members of Kapotte Muziek to untrained players, showing them how to produce sounds by amplifying and playing objects and making field recordings. They also played spontaneous concerts with people like Illusion Of Safety, Edwin van der Heide, Rumpeln, Co Caspar, the R.I.P. and others.
Since 1997 they commision reworks of their concerts, which were first released as a 7″ and these days on CD. People included are Thurston Moore, Asmus Tietchens, Troum, Illusion Of Safety, Lasse Marhaug, Leif Elggren, Stavostrand/Wiklund, Radboud Mens, Boca Raton, Toshiya Tsunoda, Richard Chartier and Stephan Mathieu.
From 1984 up to 2003 Kapotte Muziek was also a solo studio project by Frans de Waard, who as such released a whole bunch of cassettes, LPs, CDs and CDRs. A complete discography can be found here:
In 2003 the last release was ‘Curing Without Killing’, after which De Waard stopped playing solo as Kapotte Muziek.
A selective discography by Kapotte Muziek (as a trio):
1. Add (Staalplaat, 3″CD)
2. Mort Aux Vaches (Staalplaat, CD)
3. Columbus, Ohio (Gameboy Records, CDR)
4. Praag/Rotterdam (Pac Rec, CD)
5. Tsurumai (Intransitive Recordings, CD, a collaboration with Lethe)
Photo: Frans de Waard
Einlass: 20.00h, erstes Konzert: 20.30h
Eintritt: AK 12 / VVK 10 EUR
aufabwegen präsentiert: broken sound #14
M A I N (UK)
Robert Hampson returns with his mysterious drone project / aided by Stephan Mathieu
New collab between Pure & HATI, dense electronics meet ritual gongs
The Sleep Of Reason (B/UK)
New project of Dirks Serries (Fear Falls Burning, Microphonics, Vidna Obmana), joined by Jon Attwood (Yellow 6) – dense guitar layers
Venloer Str. 40, 50672 Köln
„broken sound“ ist die Konzertreihe in Köln, bei der es konsequent um die musikalischen Ränder geht. Drei Ansätze von Drone Musik werden heute vorgesteltl, drei Varianten des Experiments mit Gitarren. MAIN von Robert Hampson war in den Mid-1990ern ein fast schon legendäres Projekt, welches den Stil des Isolationism maßgeblich mitprägte. Der Ausgangspunkt war dieser: Wie minimal kann ich mit traditionellen Rock-Instrumenten wie Bass und E-Gitarre werden? MAIN weideten das Songformat förmlich aus bis nur Knochen übrig blieben. Das reaktivierte Projekt bezieht nun flirrende Electronics unter Mitwirkung von Stephan Mathieu ein und ist beim kultigen Editions Mego Label gelandet. PRSZR ist die Kollaboration zwischen dem Electronica-Projekt PURE des Österreichers Peter Votava (früher auch Ilsa Gold u.a.) und dem polnischen Ritual-Gong-Duo HATI. Pure arbeitet verstärkt mit gestretchten Samples aus Black Metal Riffs, die sich in gespenstischer Art und Weise mit den metallischen Geräuschen der Gongs vermengen. The Sleep Of Reason sind ein puristisches Gitarren-Drone-Projekt von Dirk Serries (Fear Falls Burning, Microphonics, Vidna Obmana) und Jon Attwood (Yellow6), welches aus ineinadergreifenden Akkordfolgen einen flirrenden Droneteppich entstehen läßt.
„broken sound“ wird kuratiert von Till Kniola/aufabwegen und gefördert durch das Kulturamt der Stadt Köln und das Ministerium für Familie, Kinder, Jugend, Kultur und Sport des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen.
Tickets via: www.stadtgarten.de
(1990 – 2005) & (2011 – ….)
After the demise of Loop, Robert Hampson formed a new project MAIN with Scott Dowson (also of Loop), with the initial idea of exploring territories of guitar based music that would become heavily subtracted, a million miles away from Loop.
Mixing these guitar textures with field recordings, concrete sounds and collages of sound ephemera, and also shirking rhythm based structures that relied on conventional sounding instruments such as drums, the pair soon created new forms of guitar-based music, initially without any computer intervention.
Main were mistakenly enveloped by others into the Post-Rock and Isolationist movements and with the morbid fear of pigeonholing, they did their best to remove themselves from any movement, wanting to be treated as a separate entity. Although aware of their peers and ever quick to acknowledge those pioneers of sound art that came before them, Main dug into their own hole and their explored their own form of inner space.
With the departure of Dowson in the mid nineties, Hampson decided to treat Main as a solo project and also took the step of removing any traces of guitar that remained, feeling that he had at that time exhausted all possibilities with the instrument.
Sadly, it was a fact that seemed lost in reviews of his work and caused him some frustration at forever having to be associated with the instrument, even though it did not feature at all in any of his pieces.
Such was this frustration, that by 2004, Hampson decided to abandon the name altogether to try and instill in people’s minds that his work had become much more than music derived from guitar sounds.
With the release of ‘Surcease’ (2005), he laid to rest the name of Main.
Now, after six years of working purely on solo Acousmatic sound projects and pieces, Hampson has decided to open the gates again for Main. With the intention of using this guise now as a collaborative project, which will host a floating member framework with invited guests and friends, the first projection has been augmented with fellow sound artist Stephan Mathieu. Using new material derived from field recordings, electronics and pure sound design mixed with Mathieu’s beautiful spectral work for stringed instruments, organs and radios, a new era of Main has begun. A new album of Main recordings is due for release on Editions Mego in December 2012.
Photo: Robert Hampson
PRSZR – A collaboration between HATI & PURE
PRSZR (pronounced “pressure”) comprises of acclaimed polish percussion duo HATI and austrian electronic music veteran PURE combining the eerie, computer generated sound world of PURE with the archaic, outer-wordly spaceyness of HATI’s percussion play.
Multi-layered syncopating polyrhythms alternate with gong-based drones, both built on top of computer-generated loops and pulsating patterns. Melting acoustic with electronic aesthetics in a unique way PRSZR explores in their performances strategies for a highly hypnotic, cathartic sonic experience for the audience.
Formed in 2008, they played both clubs as well as prestigious festivals like Club Transmediale (Berlin), CoCArt Music Festival (Torun) and Ars Electronica (Linz). The trio recorded its first studio material in 2009. It will be released by swiss label Hinterzimmer Records in October 2012 and accompanied by a tour through several European cities. The trio recorded its first album in 2009. It will be released by swiss label Hinterzimmer Records in early 2012 and accompanied by a tour through several European cities.
the sleep of reason
The Sleep Of Reason is an introspective exchange in guitarperformances between Jon Attwood (Yellow 6) and Dirk Serries. The Sleep Of Reason exists as a triple album project. Jon and Dirk got acquainted with each other’s music a few years back and slowly but surely the idea formed to join forces and express their fascination for the introspective and desolate in the guitar music they both have been performing seperately. This trilogy is carefully scored with an ear for the greatest detail in every guitarsound and bit of performance. Each album is a continuation of the previous one but differs on an almost subliminal level, making the listener realise over time that The Sleep Of Reason is a slowly mutating, thematic and specific musical entity. This trilogy will come with a bonus one-sided LP featuring the complete recording of their succesful debut concert at the tf100 Tonefloat festival, March 27th 2011.
The Sleep Of Reason (3xLP+one-sided LP, tonefloat 2012)
Photo: Leon Versmissen
12. Oktober 20.30 Uhr
Zimmerman´s, Venloer Str. 39, 50672 Köln
Eintritt: 8/6,- €
THE TENSES (Los Angeles)
dada-noise-improv from SMEGMA members
MATTHIAS MAINZ (Köln)
solo trumpet & electronics
DJ Zipo [aufabwegen]
The Tenses is the duo of Oblivia and Ju Suk Reet Meate, stalwarts of the legendary Los Angeles Free Music Society touchstone, Smegma. Known to their Portland, Oregon neighbours as Jackie and Eric Stewart, The Tenses pare down Smegma’s sprawling collective mania to a duo of turntables, vocals, guitar, and various toys, gadgets and small instruments, invariably backdropped by their home-made video collages. (They also adopt the monicker The Rodney Forest when they become a trio with the addition of fellow Californian and LAFMS honcho Tom Recchion).
Eric seems able to draw a story from any instrument that falls under his gaze, hinting at enigmatic plot trajectories and haunted intrigue, while Jackie’s turntable technique is deceptively deep and encompassing â€“ weâ€™d strongly recommend you also check Super Relaxed, her collaboration with Tokyo noise monster Pain Jerk, and relish the bewildered aftermath of Jackie and decks in full flight.
On stage, as with Smegma, The Tenses ooze a bewildering charm and a sleight of hand that makes the magic they weave seem so simply honed, until you realise theyâ€™ve deftly transported your mind to another location via several conflated and seemingly incongruous stylistic manoeuvres.
Genuine musical alchemists.
Überall und nirgends zuhause, pflegt Matthias Mainz in seinen Soloimprovisationen mit Trompete und Elektronik die Kunst der kleinsten Form. Im konsequenten Verzicht auf groÃŸe Gesten, findet er in kleinsten Strukturen und mikroskopisch vergrößerten Lauten und Stimmgeräuschen, zwischen subtilem White Noise und vagen Erinnerungen an verschiedene Stilidiome v.a. des Jazz zu einer intimen postmodernen Sprachauflösung, immer bereit hier- oder dorthin abzudriften, ohne je dort ankommen zu wollen.