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
Filed under: concert | Tags: a-sun amissa, Aidan Baker, andrea belfi, Berlin, Biblo, broken spine, crystal shipsss, doom, drone, DuChamp, erik skodvin, Experimental, eXperimontag, fausto maijstral, ill winds, krapoola, lich, Madame Claude, miasmah, Nadja, selective horen archiv, sun worship, Svet, unknown pleasures, VOC
Some very gourdy gigs upcoming in the land of milk and honey:
[#] Mo 13.02.12 @ Madame Claude Xberg Fausto Maijstral (drone, musique concrete NZ/IT)+Krapoola (impro, sound exploration, ES)
Filed under: concert, occultofest | Tags: Berlin, Concert, concrete music, drone, DuChamp, Experimental, Experimental music, eXperimontag, fausto maijstral, impro, krapoola, Kreuzberg, Madame Claude, noise, will gresson
Mo. 13/02/12 @ Madame Claude, Lübbener Str. XBerg eXperiMontag
FAUSTO MAIJSTRAL (Musique Concrete, Drone/NZ,IT)
Fausto Maijstral is the duo of DuChamp (IT) and Will Gresson (NZ). Together they perform dense, musique concrete/drone pieces that explore memory and lived experience through heavily processed instruments and field recordings. They performed with Concern (US), Family Battle Snake (GR), Steindor Kristinsson (IS), Iku Sakan (JP), Bemydelay (IT) and Rella the Woodcutter (IT), and opened the 2011 edition of Occultofest in Ausland, Berlin.
both pictures courtesy of Tanya Mar http://www.tanyamar.de/
KRAPOOLA (Impro, Sound Exploration/ES)
Krapoola is a tamer who explores the ways that materials interact when the entropicio happens. Noise is a part of this, not a reality by itself. Along this learning path a memory has formed itself and oblivion has appeared. The mutation has just begun. Regression? For his performances Krapoola’s self-built devices are the usual. They mostly proceed from detritus and go towards the secret. One of his tricks is to spin three records at the same time – one at normal speed, another one twice as fast or slow and one gets played backwards.
dj set DAVIDLY (Implied Music and Ambient/US, DE)
Filed under: concert, show, weirdness | Tags: Alessio delli Castelli, Alice Cannava, Berlin, Concert, drone, DuChamp, Emme, Experimental, General Public, iku sakan, noise, Occulto Magazine, Tatsumi Ryusui
Dear Berliners, the time has come: 300 kilograms of glossy paper finally arrived to Germany and are ready to meet you.
It will happen in General Public, on 14th January, from 6pm on, and it will feature interventions, installations and performances of some of our beloved contributors (and of some other talented friends too).
6 pm – 10pm
THIRD PILL EPISODE 3: THE ULTIMATE PLAYLIST
The Apocalypse is round corner, and we do want to be prepared. Occulto Magazine asked some brilliant composers, musicians and other music professionals to recommend old and new tracks that can help us on the way.
Occulto Magazine and friends/collaborators will also curate video and paper installations that will be on display all night long.
Wir freuen uns auf euch <3
Occulto: the dubious magazine bringing together science, humanities and the visual arts. WE NEED MORE DISCIPLINES IN HERE.
Filed under: concert | Tags: Berlin, Concert, drone, DuChamp, electroacustic, Experimental, fausto maijstral, Izanami's Labour Pains, loophole, Neukolln, noise, Tatsumi, Tatsumi Ryusui, ugly potato, will gresson
La gioiosa macchina da guerra proudely presents:
THU Dec 15th, at Loophole, Boddinstrasse 60, Neükolln (at 21.30)
Fausto Maijstral (NZ/IT) Electroacustics, drone, post something, saddness…
Izanami’s Labour Pains (DE) Noise…
Ugly Potato a.k.a Tatsumi Ryusui (JPN/BE) Noise, ambient, drone…
Filed under: occultofest, weirdness | Tags: baritone guitar, drone, DuChamp, electroharmonix, Experimental, impro, protect me from what I want, soundcloud
DuChamp put a new track online, recently. Title is “Protect me from what I want (for J.)” it’s a 15 min drone impro done with baritone guitar/effects. Here she experience the tuning she inveted together with Laurence Wasser, partially inspired by the oud, plus the superbliss of an Electroharmonix cathedral.
Filed under: concert | Tags: Experimental, drone, francesco cavaliere, preslav literary school, rinus van alebeek, field recording, electronics, Improvisation, bei roy, altes finanzamt, avantgarde, tape music, limbus europeae, pink milk, der tapeman, man from uranus, helge meyer, catherine christen hennix, grimmuseum, whistle minotaure!, marcel türkowsky, henry flynt, fluxus, concept art, anti art, penelopex, uktu tavil, unmapped, martin kuentz, jeremy labelle
[#] 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, Uncategorized | Tags: Dub, Experimental, Free Jazz, HHY & The Macumbas, Mark Stewart, occultism, Occulto, Pop Group, Porto, Portugal, primitivism, Raz Mesinai, ritual, soopa, Steve McKay
Friday, June 10
at Altes Finanzamt
SOOPA collective book presentation + exhibition
Soopa crew improvisation + guests
Soopa is a collective of Porto, Portugal started off a little over ten years ago, as an effort to gather musicians of different backgrounds into a performing collective with a strong focus on improvisation and a quasi cinematic visualization of sound narratives. In time, the project began to take on a much wider scope, evolving into its current multidisciplinary and somewhat holistic status. Soopa is organised around the central core of Jonathan Uliel Saldanha and Filipe Silva and features the collaboration of a network of musicians, artists and thinkers whose approaches are in some way connected to their own. Affliated musicians are Steve Mackay, known as saxophonist on the recent The Weirdness and Funhouse by The Stooges, Badawi aka Raz Mesinai and Mark Stewart of The Pop Group.
Although Jonathan and Felipe have a different musical background, they immediately understood those differences to be secondary in the face of our shared interests, such as the impact of sound on matter and psyche, the ocurrence of extreme musical forms in both traditional and contemporary contexts, ritualistic practices and their place in our current society, the reconfiguration of time through musical stasis, the dialectics of visible/occult, mental space/outer space. “Our individual approaches and methodologies may differ, but our work lurks a central idea. We both belong to a tradition that spans time and place, and reconfiguration of perception and reality investigating.”
The Macumbas are a cast of musicians assembled by Jonathan Saldanha (HHY) to perform his space-age voodoo Dub constructions, combining a feverish barrage of Haitian ceremonial bone-percussion, heavy sub-bass lines, clusters of horns and Skull Cave echo.
Influenced by Magick and ritual, they use Dub to unravel the sonic spectrum that connects King Tubby and Sun Ra with Macumba rhythms from the mental jungle.
Filed under: concert | Tags: alix lhoumeau, altes finanzamt, amine mesnaoui, Berlin, C-drik Fermont, drone, electronics, Experimental, HHY & The Macumbas, Kreuzberg, Lin Chi-Wei, multilayer laden, Neukolln, noise, preslav literary school, quiet cue, Raum 20, soopa, syphe, Tatsumi, Tatsumi Ryusui, zero and sound liberation organization, ZSLO
Wed June 9th Lin Chi-Wei and C-drik live @ Quiet Cue Flughafenstraße 38 Berlin at 09 pm, entritt 5 €
Lin Chi-Wei is an audio, video and experimental performance artist from Taiwan based in Beijing.
He is also known for having been in the core of the industrial and experimental movement in Taiwan in the early 1990 with the project ZSLO (Zero and Sound Liberation Organisation). http://linchiwei.com/
C-drík (aka Kirdec) is a Berlin-based artist from Congo and Belgium who plays various styles ranging from electro-acoustic music to digital punk. He also manages the label Syrphe producing electronic and experimental artists from Africa and Asia among others. www.syrphe.com
Lin Chi-Wei (Beijing, China) – balloon music
Lin Chi-Wei – voice
C-drik (Berlin) – computer
Thursday, June 9 at Raum 20 Ziegrastraße 11, hinterhof
HHY & THE MACUMBAS
PRESLAV LITERARY SCHOOL
WHAT featuring Amine Mesnaoui (fender rhodes) & Alix Lhoumeau (drums) dj set ondula
Fri June 11th
Japanese sound artist Tatsumi Ryusui plays solo with a new video performance in MultiLayer Laden Adalbertstraße 4, Berlin…Electric guitar, pedals, toys… They might sound quite boring until they meet Tatsumi’s hands and become the foundation of a noisy sonic experiment.
Sunday June 12 at 11 NOI Warschauer Str. 70
some ambient Theremin music while you eat your Sunday brunch, off course by Thomas Zunk!