Filed under: concert, weirdness | Tags: Berlin, Biblo, black tar jesus, borgata boredom, Concert, drone, DuChamp, field recording, filipe dias de, frgmnt, hypnagogic, jaff surak, live electronics, loophole, mademe claude, Mario De Vega, marta zapparoli, martin howse, martin kuentz, mushy, nika son, rinus van alebeek, scott sinclair, sitar, synth wave, topmodel, west germany, yannick frank
Wed Jan 9th @ Loophole, Boddinstrasse 60 NK
NIKA SON + BIBLO + DUCHAMP w/FILIPE DIAS DE
NIKA SON makes music with fieldrecordings, voice, analog and electronic instruments. Her music is composed of manipulated field-recordings, combined with instrumental fragments and sparse vocals. Playing live, her tracks are stretched and extended, using a groove box, varying instruments and contact-microphones. Sounds coming from somewhere deep down, circling, spinning and hovering between dark blue, red and grey. Some of her tracks have been released on compilations on m.mlabel, Alrealon Music and Wir rufen zurück (Demo-Dandies). As a DJ (Nikae) she plays records on a regular basis, mainly at the Golden Pudel Club in Hamburg, where she hosts, together with Ratkat, a monthly music and exhibition night.
BIBLO Istanbul based artist Biblo, has been creating music out of everyday noises, field recordings and lazy, confused pieces of beats for a while now. Her record “On Ugliness” was released in a limited edition of 200 pieces as the first ever record on Quetzi Records (a-musik/Cologne) in May 2010 and her latest album ’Projection’ isreleased in April 2012 through her bandcamp.
DUCHAMP is an Italian scientist, musician and curator based in Berlin, religiously devoted to drone. She’s mainly inspired by the sound of the hairdryer, drone superheroines such as CC Hennix, Eliane Radigue, Pauline Oliveros, a long series of dronester lovers and by the lack of God. Her debut album will be release on vynil in January for Boring Machines (IT).
FILIPE DIAS DE is a founding-member of Altes Finanzamt, musician and writer. After graduating in economics in Lisbon, moved to Asia (i.e. India, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia) where he lived from 2006 till 2008. There he learnt sitar (Indian classical music), various Gamelan instruments (Balinese music) and Gender Wayang (Balinese xylophone used for shadow puppetry). After moving to Berlin (mid 2008), Filipe started exploring sitar in the context of experimental improvised music, developing new melodic constructions and also using objects.
Thu Jan 10, @ West Germany, Skatlizer strasse Xberg
jeff surak (US)
mario de vega (DE/MX)
yannick franck (BE)
marta zapparoli (IT)
scott sinclair (AUS)
martin howse & martin kuentz (UK/DE)
Mario de Vega - born in Mexico City, 1979 his work overlaps relations between stability, failure, simulation and ambiguity with site-specific interventions, sound events, process-oriented projects, sculpture, modified electronics and sound improvisation. As an improviser, his practice explores the value of fragility & in-determination involving a wide range of customized objects, analog and modified electronics, turntables and computer based interfaces in different combinations.
Jeff Surak - operates in the netherworld between composed and improvised music, moving between musique concrete, drone, noise, & free improvisation using whatever sound implements at hand. He has collaborated with such artists as Alexei Borisov, Zan Hoffman, Rinus Van Alebeek, Frans De Waard, and Michael Gendreau.
In 2006, Programmer, writer, performer and explorer Martin Howse co-founded xxxxx, organising one large-scale conference and concert series in London (xxxxx) and publishing the acclaimed xxxxx [reader].
Heavily improvised, playing with the collapse of massed, barely functional salvaged equipment and software systems made manifest in sound/noise and image, Howse presents a complex, process-driven constructivist performance; the symphonic rise of the attempt to piece together fugal systematics is played out against the noise of collapse and machine crash at the deserted border of control.
Scott Sinclair - is an audiovisual artist, performer, and programmer. Largely self-taught, and with no allegiance to any single scene, he usually creates work that involves harsh and humorous collages of different media, from computer music and video art to vocal improvisation and custom-made costumes. Sinclair has a long history in improvised music, and is known for his brutal and unpredictable performances mixing more ‘serious’ and ‘difficult’ elements with ‘low brow’ trash, which has found audiences strangely entertained on many tours in Europe, Australia, Japan, Russia, and North America.
Musician, performer and founder of Idiosyncratics Records, Yannick Franck has developed an increasingly personal style that combines sharp acoustic research and abrasive walls of sound. Often described as trance-inducing, his music is based on the treatment of sources such as instruments and non-musical objects, voice, radio signals and field recordings. It ranges from fundamental acoustic explorations (The Staircase Continuum) to more stylistic-expressionistic searches (Memorabilia); two fields of investigation that tend to collide in his latest works.In the past, Yannick Franck has collaborated with Pietro Riparbelli / K11, Craig Hilton (Gauchiste, Loincloth), Phil Maggi, Alan Trench (World Serpent, Temple Music, Orchis) and Esther Venrooy among others and his music has been released on several labels including Silken Tofu, Young Girls Records, Sylvain Chauveau’s concept record house Onement and Italian label Silentes.
Topmodel - was Magnus Schaefer and Rinus van Alebeek on various keyboards and Mireia Guzman who made up spontaneous songs in spanish,german, english and gibberish. To some blind listeners their music reminded them of Malaria or the early Tödliche Doris. In the last years of the first decade of the new century, they were Momus’ preferred supporting act.After Magnus Schaefer`s decision to leave the group, topmodel continued, but mainly spend their time looking at a glass of milk. Now they are back. With a brand new idea. Tarot – Singing!
Fri Jan 11, @ Madame Claude
Mushy + Black Tar Jesus
MUSHY Italian artist directly from the underground experimental scene. Started in 2003. She’s got a double sided synth-wave slash kraut-psychedelic soul. Her sound reveals a charming world, made by the mixture of analog drum-machine loops, burgeoning cold drones, tempestuous noises and spectral chants which rise at the surface.
BLACK TAR JESUS
Filed under: concert | Tags: Biblo, boring machines, Concert, DuChamp, istanbul, o tannenbaum, quezi
Sat Dec 15th, at O Tannenbaum, Sonnenallee Berlin NK starts at 20
First concert of the age of Aquarius!! Biblo and DuChamp live!
Istanbul based artist Biblo, has been creating music out of everyday
noises, field recordings and lazy, confused pieces of beats for a while now. Her record “On Ugliness” was released in a limited edition of 200 pieces as the first ever record on Quetzi Records (a-musik/Cologne) in May 2010 and her latest album ’Projection’ is released in April 2012 through her bandcamp.
DuChamp is an Italian scientist, musician and curator based in Berlin, religiously devoted to drone. She’s mainly inspired by the sound of
Filed under: occultofest | Tags: Concert, loophole, marrow Mandler, Neukolln, Noisekolln, Talibam!, urge
Noisekölln and Loophole present:
Talibam! live in Loophole
Boddinstrasse 60 NK
Previously known for their avant-jazz, experimental rock leanings, Puff Up the Volume sees Talibam! turning their considerable talents towards an album of synth-pop-infused, comedy-soaked “No School Rap”.
Filed under: concert | Tags: Berlin, Concert, drone, eXperimontag, gun solo, Madame Claude, noise, Tatsumi Ryusui
Mo 22-10-12 at Madame Claude, Lübberner Str. Xberg
Giuseppe Capriglione Class 1985 Lives in Nola (Naples), plays the guitar since 2004 in various punk-hardcore band. In 2010 began playing with Egidio Rivoli (EjZ) with Duo Gunzard. Many dates in assets, various collaborations and solo split. The set includes the use of an old turntable 70, springs, saws, and other objects, a projector 8mm He has played with: Yann keller , Olivier di Placido, Fecalove, A spirale, Endorgan, Fune, Suburban Howl , Massimo Croce, Ialia belorucov, Marziano, Hysm?, Emme! Grumor, ! 1984, Grausam Frühjahr, Bologna Violenta, Psychofagit, Ecoute La merda, Faal, RaectionPawertrio ,Otto von Rhinau et Karl Ferdinand, le petit bergois, Fukte ,Molestia Auricularum , Tor Navjord
TATSUMI RYUSUI (Experimental Noise/JP)
Electric guitar, pedals, toys…Ryusui Tatsumi developes sonic transition of everyday sounds with a touch of noise-ambience treated by Tatsumi.
NEKROBOT (DJ-Set/Experimental, industrial, minimal synth/GR)
Filed under: occultofest | Tags: Aidan Baker, Berlin, Concert, Felix-Florian Tödtloff, loophole, Nadja, Neukolln, Noisekolln, noveller, sarah lipstate, sferics, sun worship
beloved Noisekölln + julie tippex presents:
Noveller + Aidan Baker + Sferics
Mon 15 Oct in Loophole (Boddinstrasse 60 NK) at 21
Noveller is the solo project of Brooklyn-based guitarist and filmmaker Sarah Lipstate. Handling the electric guitar as her muse, Lipstate summons a sonic palette so rich as to challenge the listener to conceive of how it’s housed in a single instrument manipulated by a solitary performer. Lipstate has collaborated with several renowned musicians, including live improvised duo performances with Carla Bozulich (Evangelista, The Geraldine Fibbers), David Wm. Sims (the Jesus Lizard, Scratch Acid), and Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth).
Sferics is Felix-Florian Tödtloff (of Petethepiratesquid, Sun Worship, etc.) on solo electric guitar. Eccentric shredding to a stereo delay, Kraut-influenced improvisation, if you know what you’re doing it’s not experimental!
on the decks:
Filed under: concert, occultofest | Tags: Berlin, Concert, How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?, ill winds, muran humanos, Noisekolln, noisekolln tapes, Raum, unur
Thu May 24 at Raum Berlin (Ziegrastrasse, S bahn Sonnenallee)
Unur (US), HMWWAWCIAWCCW? (IT), Ill Winds, Tomas Nochteff (mueran humanos)
Unur : “minimal, dystopian, post-something” drum machines // synths // guitar // voice made in chicago.
HOW MUCH WOOD WOULD A WOODCHUCK CHUCK IF A WOODCHUCK COULD CHUCK WOOD?: “apocalyptic folk” guitar/voice/drums made in Turin
ILL WINDS guitar, bass, drum machine, wave from Berlin
Filed under: concert, occultofest | Tags: armageddon, Berlin, Concert, doom, drone, fabio orsi, fausto maijstral, How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?, Kreuzberg, music, Nadja, OccultoFest, program, sun worship, valentina besegher
Occulto Fest 2012: Music Program
The Armageddon Edition will take place in Kottbusser Tor, Berlin Kreuzberg, on May 25th and 26th.
Now, this is what we call a LINE-UP.
25 May/ 9 pm – open end
26 May/ 9 pm – open end
An amazing band based in Berlin TBA
Filed under: occultofest | Tags: 2012, apocalypse, armageddon, Berlin, Concert, Festival, Kreuzberg, music, Occulto, OccultoFest
Occultofest 2012 is coming, thank God. Save the date and book your flights/trains/car lifts: Occultofest 2012 Armageddon Edition will happen in May 25th and 26th in Berlin Kreuzberg.
More info on concerts program very soon here!
This year we will have a series of talks instead of a workshop, and there is a call for talks, we warmly invite all to submit ideas!
And, as always, a manifesto!
“Let it be a giant asteroid hitting the earth, the ultimate economical crisis, the third world war, the return of the big reptiles due to the Earth overheating, or a bunch of helicopters dropping napalm accompanied by Wagner’s The Ride of the Valkyries: Apocalypse is indeed not just a specialty number of religious fanatism and more or less articulated esoteric discourse. One or more of its possibile declination…continue reading“
Filed under: occultofest | Tags: Berlin, Biblo, Concert, drone, DuChamp, electroacoustics, female artists, field recordings, hypnagogic, istanbul, loophole, Svet
Wed Feb 29th (quite special day this year, uh!) in Loophole (Boddinstrasse 60, NK) enjoy a special night of hypnagogic, droney sounds made by three girl artists, Biblo from Istanbul, and then Svet and DuChamp from Italy/Berlin! Plus feed your eyes with a special visual performance of Saiko Ryusui and shake your soul with an amazing music selection by dj Nanabianca!
Concerts starts at 9.30 sharp, entritt spende
Biblo aka Pinar Üzeltüzenci is a young musician from the growing experimental, hypnagogic and lo-fi music scene in Istanbul. In her music you feel the intensity again and again in an almost painful way when it peeps through the curtain of drones and noise. She is a sister in mind for acts like Inca Ore, Pocahaunted and Kuupuu, who amalgamate folk traditions, vanguard experiments, improvisation and outsider art. Her record “On Ugliness” was released in a limited edition of 200 pieces as the first ever record on Quetzi Records in may 2010.
Duchamp is an Italian scientist and musician based in Berlin, religiousely devoted to drone. She’s mainly inspired by the sound of the hairdryer, drone superheroines such as CC Hennix, Eliane Radigue, Pauline Oliveros. She had her debut as solo on the Aug 22 2010 and since then performed in many galleries/clubs in Berlin. She’s currently experimenting with different instruments (bass guitar, baritone guitar, keyboard, accordion) and will have her debut on tape in May/June 12. As curator, she organize gigs for artists she love and she is the co-curator of Occultofest.
Svet is the solo project of Susanna Trotta, keyboard player of the Berliner indie/shoegaze band I have no mouth and I must scream. In her tracks, she mix field recordings, ethereal key sounds and rhythms to create a aching aural landscapes.
DJ Set by NANABIANCA!
Live VJ by Saiko Ryusui
Filed under: concert | Tags: aagoo records, Berlin, boring machines, Concert, Experimental, father murphy, Italy, Les Rhinocéros, post
Tonight, one of the most amazing band I’ve saw live in my life, Father Murphy, are coming in Berlin! You can see them live at White Trash, w/Les Rhinocéros
Father Murphy is an Italian trio comprised of Reverend freddie Murphy (vocals, guitar), Chiara Lee (vocals, keyboards, chinese percussions) and Vittorio Demarin (drums, viola, vocals). Born in Treviso, northern Italy, from the ashes of freddie’s several previous musical projects, Father Murphy with just one album and a plethora of ep’s and limited releases became one of the most mysterious and enigmatic musical entities coming out of Italy. If their first album Six Musicians getting unknown was still somewhat rooted in twisted psychedelic pop and sounded vaguely related to Os Mutantes and Italian psych pop masters Jennifer Gentle, the new record is a bold statement and a significant step ahead – out of every familiar musical genre and right into the darkness. Recorded in San Crisostomo in Bombanella church between the end of 2007 and the beginning of 2008, And He told us to turn to the sun maybe was born like a rather weird attempt to a concept album about religion, but surely sounds like a collection of dark, foreboding songs that crawl and twist and hiss like that old biblical serpent.
Think of Gnostic masses, kabbalistic chanting, chiming little bells, tinny Gregorian-like drones played on toy-keyboards and the subtle but inescapable influence of 70’s Italian horror rock acts like Jacula and you will have some of the ingredients that make Father Murphy’s music. Add a good deal of lunacy and enough humour to keep the gloom away (just because you cannot take yourself that seriously) and the album is here, in all its strangely beguiling simplicity. Song after song, from the initial semi-pop outburst of “We were colonists” to ascetic, almost medieval atmospheres of Go Sinister, the entire lp feels like a truly different, warped experience. Think of Alan Sparhawk’s Low doing versions of Twilight furniture from This Heat or Milk it from Nirvana. When the final, 10-minutes mastodon “In their graves” creeps in with all the agility of a primordial doom-metal beast slowly sucked in a prehistoric swamp, everything comes full circle: an uneasy, compelling, furiously heretic yet sandblasted in Catholicism little album that could come only out of Italy.
“Compliments to Michael Gira for pointing Dream Magazine in the direction of this intriguing Italian psychedelic outfit. Lumpy and smooth lurching uneven constructions suffused with oblique passions and simmering intensity. As the title aptly indicates there\’s a vaguely sinister quality to the music these folks make. Even the lighter moments have a slightly uneasy nightmarish undertone to them, but in a completely natural and unforced way. A mix of male and female vocalists, loudness and subtlety, and a wide range of stylistic influences blended into something quite unique. Though they sing everything in English they have a distinctively Italian feeling. In a world of cookie-cutter imitators, it\’s very refreshing to find something so disturbingly and provocatively unique. These folks also sent along a great CD-R of their upcoming album \”…And He Told Us to Turn to the Sun\” which is perhaps even more intense, edgy and fascinating than Do the Sinister. This is definitely a band to keep an eye and ear open for.” Dream Magazine review by George Parsons
Their last album, “Anyway your children will deny it” is out now for Aagoo records