Mo. 01.11.2010,
Einlass: 20.00h, erstes Konzert: 20.30h
Eintritt: 8 EUR (VVK), 10 EUR (AK)

aufabwegen präsentiert:
broken sound #5

KK NULL (Japan)
Noise Loops from the ZENI GEVA / ANP frontman!
Utterpsalm, Improvised Komputer Musick

 Studio 672/Stadtgarten
Venloer Str. 40, 50674 Köln

Die fünfte Folge der Konzertreihe „broken sound“ bringt erstmalig den Japanischen Gitarristen und Elektronikmusiker KK NULL für seinen Soloauftritt nach Köln. KK Null ist vor allem als Frontmann der Metal-Core Band ZENI GEVA bekannt, die u.a. auf dem Jello Biafra Label Alternative Tentacles veröffentlichten. Im Rahmen von „broken sound“ zeigt KK NULL seine elektronische, experimentell-noisige Seite. Aus fletschenden Loops und zerbeulten Rhythmen konstruiert KK NULL euphorisierend-bizarre Klangfetzen. Support kommt vom im positiven Sinne kauzigen Einzelgänger John Wall, der zwar einen Laptop einsetzt, dessen ultra dynamische Tonmanipulationen und Raster-Entwürfe allerdings garantiert ungewöhnlich und einzigartig sind. Versprochen!
„broken sound“ wird kuratiert von Till Kniola/aufabwegen und gefördert durch den Ministerpräsidenten des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen und durch das Kulturamt der Stadt Köln. 




Born  in  Tokyo,  Japan,  1961.  Electro-acoustic  music  composer/performer, and guitarist, singer, mastermind of avant-garde rock band ZENI GEVA.

In  1981  studied  at  Butoh  dancer,  Min  Tanaka’s  „Mai-Juku“  workshop and started performing guitar  improvisation in Tokyo, and collaborated with MERZBOW for two years, and joined the band YBO2 (with  Tatsuya Yoshida, drummer of RUINS) and started the improvized rock trio ABSOLUT NULL PUNKT (with  Seijiro Murayama, the original drummer of Keiji Haino’s FUSHITSUSHA).
In the 90’s ZENI GEVA released five albums produced by STEVE ALBINI. Also recorded twice for JOHN  PEEL SESSION on BBC, and immensely toured throughout Europe, USA, Australia, New Zealand and Japan, playing hundreds of concerts.
All the while, KK NULL has been working on his solo career and collaborated with other musical  innovators from all over the globe such as CHRIS WATSON (UK), Z’EV (USA/UK), JOHN ZORN (USA),  FRED FRITH (USA/UK), MATMOS (USA), KEIJI HAINO (Japan), JON ROSE (Australia), PHILIP  SAMARTZIS (Australia), ALEXEI BORISOV (Russia), ZBIGNIEW KARKOWSKI (Poland) to name a few, and has been invited to perform at prestigious international festivals. Especially, KK NULL  has been invited by GRM (Le Groupe de Recherches Musicales) to perform at Presences Électronique in Paris, France successively 2008 and 2009.

In recent years KK NULL has concentrated his efforts on his solo & collaborative recordings, exploring the  outer territories of electronica, creating intense clashing wave of noise, structured electro-acoustic ambience, broken down rhythmics, scattered itch sculptures, droning isolationist material, which could be  described „cosmic noise maximal/minimalism“.

John Wall


John Wall (born 1950) is an autodidact electronic composer whose contribution to the field is widely noted by critics of new music [1]. His work has moved from early plunderphonic compositions – where he brought together unlikely combinations of musical genres to create fantastical new works – to large scale works composed of thousands of tiny fragments which create the impression of virtual orchestras. Critics have remarked on “his extraordinary feeling for musical narrative” which is achieved through a working method that has been described as “phenomenally painstaking” [2]. According to one critic, Wall’s “releases sound like the most finely crafted audio sculptures, somewhere between the contemporary composition of Lachenmann and the experiments of early laptop musicians of the mid 90s.