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Upcoming this week, part 1 by DuChamp

Upcoming this week…with the bigger problem of Berlin, lack of ubiquity. Too many nice things, so make your choice…

[#]Mo Sept 10

Iku Sakan/Supermelle(JP/DK)  and Tasos Stamou (GR/UK) at Experimontag (Madame Claude)

IKU SAKAN & SUPERMELLE (Sun Horogram Music/JP,DK)
Iku Sakan is a experimental sound performer, improvisor and DJ from Osaka, Japan currently based in Berlin, Germany. Since 2009, he has been performed all over the world including important festivals in Europe as a member of several bands, such as ATP in the UK (with Maher Shalal Hash Baz) and Avantgard Festival in Germany. His music is a sort of weaving exercise, looking to find “soulful moments from soulless materials.” Iku explores music as ‘Myth-Science’ by combining computer processing, prepared recordings with a range of sounding objects (such as mini-massager, measure & oscillator).

http://soundcloud.com/ikusakan

Anders Lauge Meldgaard is the real name of the man behind Supermelle aka Frisk Frugt. He is coming out of the experimental music collective yoyooyoy based in Berlin and Copenhagen. Frisk Frugt (eng. Fresh Fruit) operates in his own quirky musical universe, where the genre of traditional Danish folk song writing and poetry in an unpretentious way are spiced up with elements from experimental rock, improvisation, drone, noise, electronica, lo-fi, free jazz and African high-life guitar. Here, the music arises at the intersection between the programmed and the hand played, and between the naive and the complex – where the sonorous clouds of tones from home-built instruments, brutal guitarriffs, synthdreams and saxophone improvisations are mixed together.
http://www.yoyooyoy.dk/friskfrugt.htm

TASOS STAMOU (Electronics & Visual/GR,UK)
Tasos Stamou is a currently UK based performer of free improvised music and an electroacoustic composer. He has been collaborating with various experimental musicians and collectives (the London Improvisers Orchestra, Adam Bohman, Adachi Tomomi, Nikos Veliotis etc). His audiovisual project “Videodrones” consists of a handmade live electronics modular system which incorporates circuit bent musical toys and self-modified video mixers.
http://www.tasosstamou.com/

Will Guthrie, Rashad Becker  and Luciano Maggiore at West Germany (Xberg)
Australian drummer/percussionist Will Guthrie uses amplified found and junk, microphones, electronics, drums and cymbals. He works in many different settings of music: live performance, improvisation and studio composition. He studied jazz and improvised music(s) at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne, Australia and alongside Ren Walters he started the weekly concert series ‘Improvised Tuesdays’, now known as the Make It Up Club and is Australia’s longest running performance space dedicated to
experimental and improvised musics. In Nantes, France he is part of the collective CABLE# which also organises regular concerts and an annual festival. He also runs the experimental improvised CD label and mailorder service; ANTBOY MUSIC. He plays solo using different combinations of drums, percussion, amplification and electronics, in minimalist/maximalist free jazz trio THE AMES ROOM, in appalachian mutant folk duo ELWOOD & GUTHRIE, as well as the electro/acoustic improvised/composed ensemble
Rashad Becker is a shadowy figure. He describes his music as “playing the music of notional species”.
Luciano Maggiore (Palermo 1980) is an electroacoustic musician living and working in Bologna. In recent years he has developed a strong interest in the mechanisms of sound diffusion, utilizing speakers and various analog and digital media (walkmans, CD players, tape recorders) as his primary source. Maggiore’s interests runs between architectural values and directional, dynamic and psychoacoustic sound, placing a strong emphasis towards fixed sound. He works regularly as a duo with Enrico Malatesta and Francesco Brasini. He has collaborated with Angstarbeiter, Auriga, Mario De Vega, John Duncan, Andrew L. Hooker, Seiji Morimoto, Seijiro Murayama, Valdoca Theatre, Zapruder Filmmakergroup, Zimmerfrei. His work is published by Senufo Editions and Boring Machines.
[#] berlin, baleine, balloon  WSTNB – zabo chabiland & kevin morrison
opening tuesday, 11 September 2012 (7 pm)
closing saturday, 6 October 2012 (7-10 pm)
performance project with happenings, live music, video projections, pierogies, leather. and other surprises…
participation of the public is welcomeopen every day
free entrance
thursday – saturday 4 pm – 7 pm or by appointment 

[#] SILVER APPLES, BLACK DICE AND MV/EE in FESTSAAL XBERG

Decades after their brief yet influential career first ground to a sudden and mysterious halt, the Silver Apples remain one of pop music’s true enigmas: a surreal, almost unprecedented duo, their music explored interstellar drones and hums, pulsing rhythms and electronically-generated melodies years before similar ideas were adopted in the work of acolytes ranging from Suicide to Spacemen 3 to Laika.

For over fifteen years, the highly influential Black Dice have continuously reinvented and mutated punk music into new sonic stews. The New York based trio of Eric Copeland, Bjorn Copeland, and Aaron Warren have released scores of albums, EPs, and singles on iconic labels (Gravity, 31g,Troubleman, DFA, Paw Tracks), that document their musical travels, from raw brutal thrash to inside-out pop anthems from way out.

MV&EE
w/ the Home Comfort Sound System: A spectral sound cinema show from the visionary American free-folk duo

The Home Comfort Sound System is built to MV&EE’s spec by sound engineer Tall of Suffolk’s Ambush Cinema and combines with 16mm projections, slides, oils, and customised lighting devised by Hogge of Bristol’s infamous Cube Cinema. Together they plan to reconfigure and retune each space with specially dreamt up environments channelling MV&EE’s homespun aesthetic. Good time front porch vibes, heavy acoustics and zero gravity jams blend with moving image, moonshine and local ales in this untethered and other-worldly a/v show.

[#] 12 Sept, tragic undecision…
a) CARLA BOZULICH’S EVANGELISTA (Live) | B/B/S/ (Live)
Kantine am Berghain | 12.09.2012 | at 21, ticket around 14 eu..
Carla Bozulich´s  Evangelista is known as one of the most vivd figures of the international avant-garde and NoWave scene whose musical incarnations are almost endless. She has worked with Mike Watt, Lydia Lunch, Bulbul, Willie Nelson or Sonic Youth, and has, since August 2009, when she, together with Marianne Faithfull and Marc Ribot in an concert for the opening of the Ruhr Triennale. With “In Animal Tongue”, a new album that lives mainly on the interplay of depression, melancholia and breaking through to anger. Carla Bozulich bathes once more formally in authenticity and emotion. Thematically, the album deals with her departure from Los Angeles and their nomadic existence in recent years. On the album there are many guests, with which it has taken the road truly fantastic collaborations. The core of her band currently consists of Sam Mickens (The Dead Science), Shahzad Ismaily (Laurie Anderson, Secret Chiefs, Sam Amidon) and John Eichenseer (jhno).

Open the evening B/B/S/. Founded in 2012 in Berlin and consisting of guitarist Aidan Baker (Nadja, Whisper Room, ARC), the Italian drummer Andrea Belfi (David Grubbs, Hobocombo, Il Sogno del Marinaio) and Norwegian guitar player Erik Skodvin (Svarte Greiner, Deaf Center) B/B/S/ mostly present improvised music: psychedelic sounds meet here on reduced fragments of melody and experimental drone textures.

 b) CELESTIAL HIGHWAY new series of concerts created by Nicholas Hum and Robin Oo, Mariannenplatz 2b, South Wing of Bethanien
+++CONCERTS START SHARP+++zul (Guitar + Tape Drones)
http://sndyprlrs.bandcamp.com/Sferics (Guitar Experiments)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwwdOn_mutw mp3s by ♬Черное солнце™
c) And yes, same nights, also Reigning Sound at Roadrunner Paradise in Berlin. Since the Occultofestgirls used to be a big fan of Oblivians (although we liked more “Bad girl” by Detroit Cobras than “Bad Man”)…is tough.
(this song is by Isaac Hayes <3!)
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