Sa. 29.11.2008,
Einlass: 20.00h, erstes Konzert: 20.30h

aufabwegen präsentiert: Geräuschwelten #48

ASMUS TIETCHENS (grey sound matter) &
THOMAS KÖNER (the master of polar ambient!) &
HATI vs. PURE (Ritual gongs meet SuperCollider landscapes, PL/AT) &
LEE KWANG GOH (Good vibrations from Malaysia)

Black Box/cuba
Achtermannstr. 12, 48143 Münster

Der Jahresabschluss der geräuschwelten ist gewohnt fulminant: vier Konzerte mit unterschiedlichsten Sounds gibt es an einem Abend zu hören. ASMUS TIETCHENS lässt die Klänge vor unseren Ohren zerbröseln und sich auflösen. THOMAS KÖNER evoziert eisüberzogene Landschaften und projiziert dazu statische Bilder. Lee Kwang Goh aus Malaysia lässt die Beach Boys sich in einem Steinbruch tummeln und in der ungewöhnlichen Begegnung von Pure mit Hati treffen digitale Knisterein und analoge Ritualgongs aufeinander. Gefördert durch das Kulturamt der Stadt Münster und die LAG Soziokulturelle Zentren NW e.V. mit Mitteln des Ministerpräsidenten.


Asmus Tietchens

3.2.1947 Born in Hamburg, Germany.
1965 First experiments with tape machines and electronic sound generators (rhytm machines, sine tone generators) and with concrete sounds.
1971 Starts working with the Minimoog. Complex results through the use of 8-channel tape devices.
1975 Marks the decision, to compose and realize electro-acoustic music „for a living“.
1980 First LP-release („Nachtstücke“) in France, produced by Peter Baumann („Tangerine Dream“).
1982 Discovery of stylistic affinity to Industrial Music. LP „Formen letzter Hausmusik“ (1984) is released on the british label „United Dairies“. Through to 1989 numerous LP releases on labels of the international Industrial scene such as Esplendor Geometrico, Hamster Records, Multimood, A-Mission a.o., presenting works with prepared piano, water sounds and various other concrete material.
1985 Experiments with the Fairlight CMI.
1986 First travels to Brasil to present his work in the form of lecture-concerts uopon invitation by the Goethe-Institute.
Since 1989 Teaches sound design, communication design and sound research at the Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften Hamburg (HAW).
1991 Second concert journey to South America invited by the Goethe-Institute, this time going to Argentinia, Chile and Uruguay.
Since 1991 Various CD-releases on international labels such as Staalplaat, Soleilmoon, Selektion, Mille Plateaux and more. Collaborations with other composers of the so-called noise scene like Merzbow, Achim Wollscheid, Thomas Köner, Vidna Obmana and more.
2003 Awarded the „Karl-Sczuka-Preis für Akustische Kunst“ by Südwestrundfunk (SWR).
2006 Again awarded the „Karl-Sczuka-Preis für Akustische Kunst“ by Südwestrundfunk (SWR).
Until today more than 50 LP- and CD-releases and numerous public performances in Germany and abroad.
No studies, no academic education no scholarships just pure learning by doing = self-taught appropriation of creative skills and handling of analogue and digital studio technology. I am my own Tonmeister.

Thomas Köner

Thomas Köner attended the music college in Dortmund and studied electronic music at the CEM-Studio in Arnhem. Until 1994 he worked for the film industry as editor and sound engineer.
He extended his concept of time and sound colour to images, resulting in video installations, photography and film works. 2000 the Montreal International Festival New Cinema New Media awarded him the „New Media Prize“. 2004 the Prix Ars Electronica awarded him the „Golden Nica“, and he was awarded the „Produktionspreis WDR / Deutscher Klangkunst-Preis“ (german sound art award). His media installation „Suburbs Of The Void“ received the Transmediale 2005 award in Berlin and was presented at La Biennale di Venezia, Teatro La Fenice as a live performance in the same year. Köners video „Nuuk“ received the Tiger Cub Award (best short film) during the International Filmfestival Rotterdam 2005.His point of departure was composition of sound in which aspects of a performance and visual language were gradually integrated.At first in the collaboration with film artist Jürgen Reble and the live performance Alchemie (1992). Following this, he started to compose film soundtracks and music to accompany historic silent films for the Louvre Museum and the Musée d’Orsay, Paris. The Rimbaud Museum commissioned Thomas Köner five permanent sound installations for five rooms of the „Maison Rimbaud“ in Charleville-Mezières, France.
Several significant museums acquired his audiovisual works for their collection.

1965 born in Bochum, Germany
1985-1990 studying electronic music at CEM Studio, Arnhem
1987-1992 Conservatory of Music, Dortmund
1992-1994 Avid Operator, cutter- and soundassistant, Ruhr Sound Studios, Dortmund
1995 – working as independant artist with sound, installation, film, photography, music, video, theater and radio art

Permanent installations:
Musée Rimbaud / Maison Rimbaud, Charleville-Mézières

Work in public collections:
Centre Pompidou Musée national d’art moderne Paris, France
Musée d’art contemporain Montreal, Canada
Comunidad Pamplona Collection, Spain
Comunidad Madrid Collection, Spain
Fundacio La Caixa, Barcelona,Spain
Skulpturenmuseum Marl, Germany
F.R.A.C. Limoges, France

Commissioned works:
2008 25th Music Biennale, Zagreb
2007 Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno, Las Palmas
Metro Santiago de  Chile
2004 Musée Rimbaud, Charleville-Mézières
2001 Centre d’art contemporain, Rennes (with yann beauvais)
2000 Hayward Gallery, London (with Max Eastley)
1998 Musée National d’art moderne, Paris (with yann beauvais)

Goh Lee Kwang

Born Penang, Malaysia
Goh Lee Kwang (family name Goh) was influences by rock music in general, electro-acoustic improvised music, 20th avant-grade composed music, electronic experimental music as well as visual art, movie & literature. Early in his career he was involved in indie rock music and electronic experimental music; Writing musical articles and essays for various fanzines and newspapers; as well as taking part in art exhibitions.
Since 2001 he began making his own music to cdR, most of his early works became the backing music of dance and theater pieces. In 2002 he was selected by international pioneer sound artist Max Neuhaus a grant/ fellowship at the Akademie Schloss Solitude of Stuttgart, Germany to stay and continue his artistic career in Stuttgart, Germany for 15 months in 2004 to 2005.
During his stay in Germany, he came up with the S.O.S. (sound of Solitude), a field recording project, on which he recorded the sound surrounding the Akademie, and come out with a more then 3 hours composition without any additional sound source; After Germany, The Netherlands Art Collective „stDSPS“ invited him to stay and develop his work in Rotterdam as guest artist for another 3 months before he returned to Malaysia.
In December 2005, Goh organized his first solo exhibition, “Sound, Video, Visual, Media and Installation”, an exhibition cross over the National Art Gallery, private gallery and artist run space in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Then in Jan 2006 Goh was invited to the 1st Sound workshop in New Delhi, India and He was in the Artist-in-residency of Krems, Austria from Jan till end of March 2006.
In 2007 Goh were in the Artist-in-residency of STEIM, Amsterdam, The Netherlands & WORM, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; He is going to have his second solo exhibition in Kuala Lumpur in November 2007, which again will be more then 1 location. In December he will be the artist in residency of Green Papaya, Manila, Philippine.
Among his work were shown at „Look At The Sound“ Reka Art Space 2003, „A.S.S.2004“ Akademie Schloss Solitude 2004, „Klangraum Festival“ Kunstraum Stuttgart 2004, „Film Winter, Media Im Raum“ WKV Stuttgart 2005, „D.I.Y.“ stDSPS, Rotterdam 2005. His multimedia installation „Sing-a-Long“ is the collection of the National Art Gallery in Malaysia.
Beside his sound installation & composition, Goh also play live music as an improviser, in 2004 he produced the CD „Internal Pleasures – solo improvisation with stereo DJ mixer“. And supporting the CD, Goh was toured 10 cities in Ireland, Germany, France and The Netherlands, performed in various well-known experimental music/ sound festivals such as “Jazz en Nord” Lille, France, “Ver Uit De Maat” Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
And he second Europe tour called „Europe Vibrations“ in 2007 covering Austria, Sweden, Germany, The Netherlands & France, performed in various festivals such as „New West Electronic Arts & Music Festival“, Berlin & „Festival de Musiques Innovatrices“, Saint-Etienne… His next Europe visit/ presentation will be in the spring 2008.
Goh is also one of the founding members of „n desir studio“ and one of the founders of Experimental Artists Co-op Malaysia (EMACM). „n desir studio“ an alternative multifunctional space in Kuala Lumpur, organized art exhibition, underground music concert, experimental music workshop, international film screening, and as well as using the space as rehearsal space for dance and theater performed. EMACM is a collaborative project dedicated to the facilitation, publication and exposure of creative and experimental works from the region.

HATI is an audiovisual project  based on sound of ethnic instruments from all over the world and hand-made instruments or find objects of scrap metal, plastic and wood. Musicians sometimes use electronic equipments to modulate acoustic sound as well. HATI connects a personal interest in modern improvised and acoustic music with ritual and meditation.
The band was founded in Torun, Poland, in 2001 by Rafal Iwanski and Dariusz Wojtas. They formed many  psychedelic rock and  industrial experimental musical  projects since the beginning of the 90’.
HATI have performed more than 100 concerts in Poland, Germany and Spain and on festivals (e.g. Audio Art Festival in Krakow, 2006;  Festival Muzyka w Krajobrazie in Inowlodz, 2004 – 2006; IV and VI Wroclaw Industrial Festival, 2005 and 2007). In  2006 members of HATI organized and performed 2 tours with Z’EV, one of the founders of ‘industrial‘ – the cultural movement. All HATI  albums received very good reviews, their unusual magic sound and power was emphasized.  Nowadays HATI performs as duo: Rafal SABON Kolacki and Rafał X-NAVI Iwanski and ocasionally guest musicians.  X-NAVI and SABON are also organizers of CoCArt Music Festival in Torun, Poland.
– Works for Scrap Metal, 2007, Eter, CD.
– Recycled Magick Drones, 2007, Drone Records, 7” vinyl.
– Recycled Magick Emissions, 2006, Malachit, miniCD-R.
– Zero Coma Zero, 2005, Nefryt, CD-R.
– Music for Metal Idiophones, 2003, Eter, CD-R
– Genius Loci, 2003, Eter, CD-R.

Collaborations, side projects and prehistory of HATI:
– HATI vs. LAL: The Journey Like Never Before…, 2008, Requiem, CD.
– HATI vs. Z’EV #1, 2006,  Ars Benevola Mater, CD.
– Recycled Magick Soundsystem: live, 2006, Eter, CD-R.
– Mantra-I: Prehistory of HATI: Vol. 1, (1997) 2006, Eter, CD-R.
– 23 IX: Prehistory of HATI: Vol. 2, (1994) 2007, Eter, CD-R.

-originating from Vienna/Austria
-works and lives in Berlin/Germany
Working mostly in the field of abstract listening music and sound for performances since the second half of the nineties. He started with djing in around 1990 and was one of the driving forces behind the very first techno parties in Vienna from 1991 on but departed from this gradually soon after to move on to further less explored and harsher fields of electronic dance musics. He was one half of the legendary rave act ILSA GOLD.
This changed drastically in the second half of the nineties when he lost any interest in beatbased precomposed music just to discover and combine two new fields of interest: computer based music creation by self developed software instruments and musical improvisation that leads to droney, soundtrack-like long sound pieces that evoke connotations of dreams (some might say nightmares) and abstract narrations.
These diverse fields of music led to approx. 20 vinyl and 10 cd releases on such labels as Mego (at), Staalplaat (nl), Praxis (ch), and his own label dOc Recordings.
Since 2000 he advanced towards sophisticated interactive projects that include collaborations with musicians from a symphony orchestra, networked audio visual performances, and twelve tone composers.
When starting the very sucessful WASTED parties together with Jason Forrest in 2005 his early nienties past caught up with him and since then he is trying to be active in all his different fields at the same time which can get stressy of times.
In 2007 he received a one year working grant from austrian foundation SKE Fonds.
His next studio album (since NOONBUGS on Mego in 2002) is scheduled for early 2008 on the Porto based label CRONICA ELECTRONICA