Mi. 15.04.2009
Einlass: 20.00h / Konzert: 20.30h / Film ab 21.15h
Tickets: 8 Euros

aufabwegen in Kooperation mit KölnMusik präsentiert:

Scott Foust
(Idea Fire Company, USA)
zeigt seinen Spielfilm
“Here’s To Love“ (USA, 2008, 95 min.)
Live-Konzert von
Asmus Tietchens
DJ Frans de Waard
(Kapotte Muziek, Freiband, Beequeen, NL)

Filmforum im Museum Ludwig
Bischofsgartenstr. 1, 50667 Köln

Der US-amerikanische Künstler ist ein Outsider  im besten Sinne, denn er ignoriert konsequent alle Trends und Hypes. Mit seinen Musikprojekten Idea Fire Conmpany oder XX Comitee frönt er dem analogen Minimalismus der durch die Bladerunner-Brille betrachteten goldenen 1980er Jahre. Als Fotograf und jetzt Filmemacher fängt er skurrile Szenarien ein und verbindet sie zu Geschichten. „Here’s To Love“ ist Scott Fousts erster Spielfilm und er ist in Köln in einer deutschen Erstaufführung in Anwesenheit des Regisseurs zu sehen. Abgerundet wird der Abend von einem Livekonzert des Hamburger Geräuschmeisters Asmus Tietchens und DJ-Programm des niederländischen Experimental-Künstlers Frans de Waard. Gefördert durch das Kulturamt der Stadt Köln.

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20.00h Einlass, Eintritt 8,00 Euro
20.00h – 20.30h DJ Frans de Waard
20.30h Konzert Asmus Tietchens
21.15h Screening von Scott Foust „Here’s To Love“
22.50h – open end DJ Frans de Waard
Zum Film “Here’s To Love”

here’s to love!
a film by scott foust (swill radio 028) dvd

Starring: matt krefting, meara o’reilly, jessi swenson.
with scott foust, graham lambkin.
music by idea fire company, tart, the pickle factory, xx committee, y front.

here’s to love! is reminiscent of the past glory of silent film, when the beauty of the image predominated, yet it looks firmly to the future. it is the story of a quest by three young people to find their aesthetic idol and save him from his degraded state, told through slowly unfolding scenes with striking, lingering, and sometimes aethestically challenging videography. these images are closely matched with original music by foust and his various sound projects from throughout his career. a film to be watched with thought and a patience not usually demanded by today’s methods of hyperactive, cartoonish editing, here’s to love! should be viewed as a series of extended moving paintings, accompanied by truly timeless music.

Scott Foust

Visionary theorist, musician, composer, filmmaker, performance artist – Scott Foust is a true outsider artist. Unlike most outsider artists, Foust has a clear world view grounded in reality. For three decades Foust, now 50, has pounded away at The Spectacle, employing a wide array of aesthetic approaches with no public or financial support. Foust’s hermeneutics lie at the strange crossroads between Guy Debord and Oscar Wilde. If Foust’s ideas seem idealistic and impractical at first, it is only because being against
power and for beauty is always idealistic and impractical. His Swill Radio record label, founded in 1983, has released not only his own work, but LPs by The Shadow Ring, Asmus Tietchens, and Ralf Wehowsky among others. His longest running musical project, Idea Fire Company (founded with long time associate Karla Borecky in 1988) — while not having the bloated catalogue of many contemporary bands — produced three of the finest, if still unknown LPs of the last decade: Anti-Natural, Stranded, and The
Island Of Taste. In 1997 Foust, along with Borecky and Dr. Timothy Shortell, founded the Anti-Naturals, an art and theory group which has few but dedicated members worldwide.

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.

Frans de Waard
Frans de Waard ist eine der wichtigsten Figuren im europäischen Geräusch-Zirkel,, ein echtes Urgestein könnte man sagen, wenn solche Begriffe nicht für Status Quo und Konsorten reserviert wären. Er war Mitbetreiber des legendären Staaplaat Labels, unterhält selbst mindestens fünf eigenen Plattenlabels und ist in zahlreichen Musikprojekten aktiv: u.a. Kapotte Muziek, Beequeen, Freiband, Wander und ein Dutzend weitere.

Scott Foust
Asmus Tietchens
Frans de Waard