Filed under: concert, Uncategorized, weirdness | Tags: avantgarde, dream house, dream light, drone, La Monte Young, maerz musik, Marian Zazeela, pandit pran nath
The Just Alap Raga Ensemble
Three evening concerts in the Raga Darbari
In the light installation by
La Monte Young / Marian Zazeela / Jung Hee Choi, voice
Naren Budhkar, tabla
The Tamburas of Pandit Pran Nath, pre-recorded
Jim Conti, lighting
Bob Bielecki / Ben Manley, sound
20 March – 1 April 2012
Villa Elisabeth, Invalidenstraße 3 Mitte
daily 3 p.m – 8 p.m. / free entrance
In collaboration with DAAD: Berlin Artists-in-Residence progra,,e, ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, Kunst im Regenbogenstadl Polling, Angelica Festival Bologna, Fondazione Mudima Milano and Kulturbüro SOPHIEN Berlin. Funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation
In the 1960s, he began working onThe Well-Tuned Piano using just intonation, compositions with octaves, fifths and natural sevenths. Together with his wife, Marian Zazeela, he developed numerous sound-light installations and performances, among them the legendary Dream House, which appeared at the documenta in Kassel in 1972.
For two weeks, MaerzMusik will see the grand hall at Villa Elisabeth transformed into a »Dream House«. La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela invite you to spend time in a magical sound and light installation in which slowly changing drones and intensive magenta lights seem to stall time. On three evenings, La Monte Young will perform with The Just Alap Raga Ensemblewithin the installation, concert evenings that La Monte Young dedicates to his Indian music guru Pandit Pran Nath – a unique, sumptuous and sensual event.
Filed under: concert | Tags: altes finanzamt, anti art, avantgarde, bei roy, catherine christen hennix, concept art, der tapeman, drone, electronics, Experimental, field recording, fluxus, francesco cavaliere, grimmuseum, helge meyer, henry flynt, Improvisation, jeremy labelle, limbus europeae, man from uranus, marcel türkowsky, martin kuentz, penelopex, pink milk, preslav literary school, rinus van alebeek, tape music, uktu tavil, unmapped, whistle minotaure!
[#] Mon July 11th @ Limbus Europae
Candelight performance/installation. A ritual performance to inaugurate a mutual piece of art. The piece itself will be done and – in this way – happend from that very moment on. Coded upon an idea by an art space called “woofer ten” (hong kong, china), done by I00I SqAR and brent SqAR.
[#] Wed July 13th @ Bei Roy (Ziegrastr.11) : Ohrengala
Helge Meyer is an experimental electronic musician from Hamburg, Germany. Using a varying array of analogue Synthesizers and Boutique Pedals he tries to articulate his relations to musical subgenres such as Drone, Ambient or Noise.
Since 2009 he presented his improvisations in a number of concerts and came to share a stage with people like Eddie135, Balz Isler, Felix Kubin and Feine Trinkers Bei Pinkels Daheim.
As Preslav Literary School, Adam Thomas makes live tape collages using sounds drawn from an ever-growing archive of self-generated or discovered outsider noise, found sound and spoken word cassettes. A process of transference, overdubbing and live manipulation reworks these source materials into compelling, ambient broadcasts. Adam has released three albums, numerous live CDrs and played at venues and festivals throughout Europe.
Man From Uranus is a one man band from Cambridge, UK. His main influences are Science Fiction movie soundtracks from the sixties as well as the music of Sun Ra and Karlheinz Stockhausen. He has toured all across europe and released his music on several independent labels.
[#] WHISTLE, MINOTAURE! 08 Catherine Christer Hennix with Henry Flynt: Concept Art 50 Years Anniversary
The 8th episode curated by Francesco Cavaliere & Marcel Türkowsky will feature drone music legend Catherine Christer Hennix with Henry Flynt!
Opening/Lecture by C.C. Hennix: Concept Art 50 Years Anniversary”
15 July 7 – 11 pm
Featuring: weekend concerts during the show:
The Chora(s)san Time-Court Mirage performs
Blues Dhikr al- Salam (Blues al-Maquam)
by Catherine Christer Hennix
16.07.2011 (6-9PM) ( saturday )
23.07.2011 (6-9PM) ( saturday )
31.07.2011 (4-7PM) ( sunday )
06.08.2011 (6-9PM) ( saturday )
14.08.2011 (4-7PM) ( sunday )
12 eu (students)
limited seating (reservation recommended)
for booking and more informations
Catherine Christer Hennix (C.C. Hennix) (born 1948) is a Swedish-American composer, philosopher, scientist and visual artist associated with drone minimal music. Hennix was affiliated with MIT’s AI Lab in the late 1970s and was later employed as research professor of mathematics at SUNY New Paltz. She currently lives in Berlin. C.C. Hennix began her musical studies in the 1960s by exploring the music of the art music composers Iannis Xenakis and Karlheinz Stockhausen. Hennix met La Monte Young and Hindustani raga master Pandit Pran Nath at the Nuits du Fondation Maeght festival in 1970 and pursued studies with both men during the 1970s. Hennix also drew inspiration from the Japanese Gagaku music and early vocal, thirteenth-century music of Perotinus and Leoninus. Hennix frequently worked together with the American anti-art philosopher, composer and violinist Henry Flynt.
Henry Flynt (born 1940 in Greensboro, North Carolina) is a philosopher, avant-garde musician, anti-art activist and exhibited artist often associated with Conceptual Art, Fluxus and Nihilism. Henry Flynt violin´s style fuse avant-garde noise music (particularly the hypnotic aspects of minimalism) with free-jazz and hillbilly country music. Some of his more dissonant violin performances can be compared to the no wave noise music violin performance art of Boris Policeband.
[#] Unmapped festival @ Altes finanzamt Schönstedtstraße 7 – EG
Friday and Saturday,
July 15 and 16.
Two nights in Berlin with Unmapped collective and guestsUnmapped is a french collective and is coming in july to berlin to present its work. It combines accoustic instruments, real-time processing, electronics and video bringing musicians oscillating between very distant universes (classical and contemporary, electronic, jazz, rock, traditionals) and artists, which are to meet for an originalproject. And hazardous experiment, sailing between improvisation and writing, instruments and machines, tradition and present, simplicity and complexity.
Friday, July 15
Doors open at 21:30
Saturday, July 16
Various constellations of this collective members and its guests:
Electro-acoustic processing by:
Dj set by Jérémy Labelle
Doors open at 21:30
Filed under: concert | Tags: avant rock, avantgarde, beach pop, bei roy, Berlin, Concert, impro, improvvisation, Kevin Shea, Lo fi, Matt Mottel, New York, Talibam!, Young Hare
Tomorrow night, the awesome Talibam! live in Berlin @ Bei Roy (Ziegrastrasse 11, NK)
Hailing from New York, Talibam!, founded in 2003 by Kevin Shea and Matt Mottel has created most unique and exciting live shows and powerfully recorded documents. At a time when most culture sticks to conservative niche opportunities, Talibam! is interested in expansion and exploration; They manage to part the sea by not sticking to genre, aesthetic predisposition or the usual norms of what being a ‘band’ is. More inclined to put on a show that any and all will like, and not be stymied by ‘avant’ type casting, they have won over both unsuspecting and in the ‘know’ audiences worldwide. The energy of Kevin Shea’s full steam drumming is not to be missed, nor is the primal tone of Mottel’s synth run through a Marshall Half Stack.
Sam Kulik is a member of the bands Starring and Nervous Cabaret, and has toured and/or recorded with Skeletons, Amanda Palmer, Capillary Action, Lia Ices, Parts and Labor, Roswell Rudd, and Cynthia Hopkins. He has composed music for dance and theater works and was curator of John Zorn’s club The Stone in December 2009.
check out the video: http://vimeo.com/22665818
YOUNG HARE (GER)
Young Hare play wavy lo-fi beach pop.
sounds and looks like this live: http://vimeo.com/23095157
Filed under: concert, weirdness | Tags: avantgarde, Berlin, dream, drone, DuChamp, Experimental music, fausto maijstral, Harmony Molina, impro, Johnny Chang, loophole, minimalism, nap, Olivier Di Placido, olivier netwon johnny, sleeping concert, trance, will gresson, zabo chabiland
Nap Concert on Wed June 22 @ 21 in Loophole Berlin….
Bring your pillows! Long night of lethargic drones…(I´m serious! it will be a sleeping concert, so whatever you need to sleep!)
Fausto Maijstral (drone, saddest music in the world, IT/NZ/DE)
Fausto Maijstral is a multi-faceted band formed around the core duo of Italian scientist and musician DuChamp and sound artist Will Gresson of New Zealand. The band explores the middle ground between their mutual interest in experimental music, improvisation and the practice of field recording, performing largely improvised soundscapes with various instruments heavily processed during live performances. Individually both Rossella and Gresson have been involved in various solo and group performances, as well as contributing to several festivals in Berlin.
Olivier Newton Johnny (minimalism, NZ/FR/DE)
… sometimes you will be screaming your heart out , sometimes you are softly whispering – often you are delicately accompanied by our electric guitar / viola noise. other times your voice is actually supporting us, and quite constantly the three of us are battling each other – no one gives way and yet everyone shares a presence. We are Olivier Newton Johnny.
Olivier di Placido: electric guitar
Harmony Molina: voice
Johnny Chang: violin
Zabo Chabilant (drone, FR)
Zabo Chabiland is a French Berlin based artist working with various mediums.
She has never been trained as a musician and uses it as an advantage to create timeless soundscapes. Her favorite instrument is the
piano board she plays with electronic massagers. Zabo will perform “Piano Coude en C Majeur” a musical composition generated by the action of falling asleep on a keyboard. She is currently doing a Sleepy Tour….