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To not miss: B/B/S at West Germany, Sat Mach 1st! by DuChamp
February 22, 2014, 10:54 am
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B/B/S (AIDAN BAKER (CA) + ERIK SKODVIN (NO) + ANDREA BELFI (IT)) at West Germany, March 1st 2014
There’s something darker happening in the artistic scene of Berlin….. three of the most important figures in experimental scenes are brought together. With Erik Skodvin manning the guitar, Andrea Belfi on percussion and Aidan Baker on bass and guitar, the result is one of a kind.
Their brand new second album is out now on Miasmah and will be presented on this tour / concert.

ColtreManto_cover-web

this is the band’s link
http://www.miasmah.com/BBS/

and here the new album
https://midirarecords.bandcamp.com/album/coltre-manto

facebook-link
https://www.facebook.com/events/474083386030623/

info artists:
http://64.92.105.10/~coldsnap/aidan/ahsyd.html
http://www.chocolateguns.com/content/
http://www.miasmah.com/eks/index.html



This week: Man meets bear, CC Hennix, Derek Holzer, Aidan Baker… by DuChamp

Busy week. And delightful.

[#] Wed 16 Jan @ Intersoup bar, Schliemannstr. 31 Pberg

Jacob Faurholt (DK) and Man meets bear (CA)

Man meets Bear has been a lake scientist from Ontario and the name of a totem pole in British Columbia which depicts a man climbing up a tree, facing a bear climbing down the tree. Today she includes a solar engineer and an Experimental Housewife.

www.manmeetsbear.bandcamp.com

Danish songwriter Jacob Faurholt has released four solo albums between 2005 – 2012, the latest Dark Hours, was released in Germany through Raw Onion Records in July. Dark Hours was well received and the English site Drowned In Sound wrote the following: “Jacob Faurholt instantly transports the listener to the sort of gothic Americana hinterland that has been populated by the likes of Will Oldham and Sparklehorse.” Faurholt moved to Berlin in 2010, and has since played more than 50 shows in Germany. He has also played support jobs for Grizzly Bear, The Black Heart Procession, The Handsome Family, and fellow danes Efterklang. Faurholt is also active with his psych pop band Crystal Shipsss.

www.jacobfaurholt.bandcamp.com

[#] Thu 17 Jan @ NK, Elsenstr. 52 Berlin Treptow,  a concert to be not missed!

BORN OF SIX: AMELIA CUNI / CATHERINE CHRISTER HENNIX / WERNER DURAND / STEFAN TIEDJE

Amelia Cuni – solo voice
Catherine Christer Hennix – drone voice
Werner Durand – invented wind instruments, drones
with Stefan Tiedje – sound

BORN OF SIX comes out of the traditions of Dhrupad, Early Minimalism and Just Intonation.

„A solid foundation is the best basis for the fundamental“

Narada´s Exposition of the seven notes begins as follows: Because sadja (the Tonic) arises from the combination of nose, throat, chest, palate, tongue, and teeth, it is known as „six-born“.

Catherine Christer Hennix, born 1948 in Stockholm, is an artist, poet, composer, and philosopher with a strong interest in logic, the foundations of mathematics, and formal music theory. Hennix began her musical studies in the 1960s, paying particular attention to the music of Iannis Xenakis and Karlheinz Stockhausen. She pursued studies with Hindustani raga master Pandit Pran Nath in the 1970 and has been a key protagonist in the Manhattan Downtown School along with La Monte Young and Henry Flynt, with whom she shared a number of collaborations that led both to coin the term HESE (“Hallucinogenic Ecstatic Sound Environment”) to aptly describe their scientifically systematic quest for ecstatic states of consciousness.

Amelia Cuni is a singer, composer and performer. She has trained her voice and musical skills in India, according to the tradition of DHRUPAD singing and KATHAK dance. Her present work includes contemporary music and multimedia collaborations with several artists of international repute. She is engaged in the transmission of the knowledge she has acquired from her gurus and teaches Indian singing at the Vicenza Conservatory in Italy. She is based in Berlin.

Werner Durand  performs his own music for saxophones, iranian ney, and self-made wind instruments since the late seventies. He studied with Ariel Kalma in Paris, Indian classical music in India and Berlin (with Kamalesh Maitra) and Iranian ney with Ali Reza Asgharia. He started to build wind instruments out of plexi-glass and PVC in the early 80s, which led to the foundation of THE THIRTEENTH TRIBE in 1990.

 

[#] Fri 18 Jan @ O Tannenbaum Sonnenallee 27 NK

DEREK HOLZER (US) + BARETH/STADLER (DE)+ NICHOLAS HUMBERT (DE)

Derek Holzer (1972) is an American sound artist based in Berlin, whose current interests include DIY analog electronics, sound art, field recording and the meeting points of electroacoustic, noise, improv and extreme music. He has played live experimental sound, as well as taught workshops in noise art technology, across Europe, North America, Brazil and New Zealand.

http://macumbista.net
bareth/stadler
is a cooperation of florinn bareth (e-violin) and max stadler (electronics).

https://soundcloud.com/florinn-1
https://soundcloud.com/menschenimhotel

Nicolas Humbert
A guy with a voice, realixing Billy. Seaguls fly by and say goodbye.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uidrfZt9xA
http://isleptininanicecave.tumblr.com/

[#] Sat 19 Jan @ Sdw Neukölln, Pflügerstrasse 11

Eye jazz: Visual Exhibit by HLG, live music by Aidan Baker

“Jazz is based on freedom; you start with one line and keep inventing as you go along…” E.D

HLG specializes in meditative free-form ornaMENTAL drawings, but he also dabbles in screen printing, painting and tattooing.  The bending of the Self that comes from collaborations with other like-minded artists is something he thrives on. He doesn‘t live in Sweden anymore.

http://hlglh.tumblr.com/
http://www.facebook.com/hlg.glh

Aidan Baker is a Canadian musician & writer alternately based in Toronto & Berlin. A classically trained multi-instrumentalist, his primary instrument is the electric guitar with which he creates music ranging from experimental/drone to ambient post-rock to contemporary classical. In addition to his solo work, he performs with the groups Nadja, Whisper Room, and B/B/S/. Baker has released numerous albums on such labels as Alien8 Recordings, Beta-lactam Ring Records, Important Records, and Drone Records.
http://aidanbaker.org/

https://www.facebook.com/AidanBakerMusic
http://aidanbaker.org/
http://aidanbaker.bandcamp.com/
http://twitter.com/BrokenSpinePrds



Nadja new record release party! Sat Oct 27 at West Germany by DuChamp

Bee And Flower + Nadja @ West Germany
21h – 8/6€

Bee And Flower (Cheap Satanism Records, Neurot Recordings) was founded in 2000 in New York City by singer/songwriter/bassist Dana Schechter. The band will be touring their new album “Suspension” recorded alternately in Berlin and New York City. More tour dates here:
http://beeandflower.com/tour

Nadja (Broken Spine Productions, Alien8 Recordings) is a duo alternately based in Berlin and Toronto. This will be the release party for their forthcoming album “Dagdrøm”; for this show, they will be joined by special guest David Dunnett on drums. More tour dates here:
http://brokenspineprods.wordpress.com/performances/

DJ HLG will be spinning between and after sets.



Noisekölln presents: Aidan Baker + Noveller + Sferics live in Loophole! 15-10-12 by DuChamp

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).

Aidan Bakeris a Canadian musician & writer alternately based in Toronto & Berlin. A classically trained multi-instrumentalist, his primary instrument is the electric guitar with which he creates music ranging from experimental/drone to ambient post-rock to contemporary classical. In addition to his solo work, he performs with the groups Nadja, Whisper Room, and B/B/S/. Baker has released numerous albums on such labels as Alien8 Recordings, Beta-lactam Ring Records, Important Records, and Drone Records.

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:
SFT(r)STPS
http://www.mixcloud.com/nicholas-houde/

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http://www.facebook.com/Noisekolln
http://julietippex.com/tourdates/



You are here AKA the Maze, online program of the massive 2 weeks festival in West Germany, Xberg by DuChamp

‘You Are Here Festival’ (aka The Maze!), is a festival started in New York and now moved to Berlin’s WestGermany venue in September 15-29 of 2012. The ‘You Are Here Festival’, will feature a life size sculptural maze which will occupy the entire venue. Performers, of which there will be three to five per night, will have to negotiate the confines of the maze in order to execute their performance. The ingenuity, flexibility, and at times, frustration involved with doing this is a central ingredient of the ‘You Are Here’ experience. ‘You Are Here’ also emphasizes the art and music of local scenes and communities. Each events is curated by a different artist/curator/creature based in Berlin

All events will be in West Germany, Kottbusser Tor,  and if you had been to Occultofest 2012 you know how to find it ! For timing, check this page 

15.09     OPENING: w/Diamond Terrifier & TroubleSean Nicholas SavageAtomicTitCorporation

16.09     HERMETISTASIS: curated by Jimmy Trash & Professor Mugglestone

Hermetistasis is a dramatic, instantaneous, violent and physical performance piece representing the Seven Alchemic Principles as explained by Hermes Trismegistus and the Emerald Tablet. One person at a time will be admitted to follow the transformative path of self realisation and our oneness with God, Nature and The Universe, by way of seven unusual encounters with strangers and self throughout the maze. The goal of the strange and brutal performance, coinciding with the 7 Alchemic Principles, is to push the limits of everyday consciousness and existence, and give keys to the hidden sublimations of everyday life. Due to the unrestrained handling of entrants, all must sign a waiver of duty of care, and tickets will be extremely limited. Entrants are advised to come on time and register their place in the piece. West Germany 7 till 10pm.

17.09     LONELY IN THE DIGITAL WORLD?: curated by Jim Avignon w/AnxieteamMotorcombo, DJ Netto, DJ Brutto

18.09     NIGHT OF THE MESHUGGAS FOR IMPROVISED MUSIC: curated by Oli Steidle w/Joke LanzOlaf Rupp, Jan Roder, Axel Dörner, Carlos Giuffone, Die Dicken Finger

21.09     THE EXTENDED AMORPHOUS DRONE FOR MULTIPLE HEADS:curated by Aidan Baker

The performance is scheduled between 21.30 and 00.30 and features a real seleção do drone, including Fabio Orsi, Stefania Pedretti (OvO, ?Alos), Will Gresson (Fausto Maijstral), Andrea Belfi (Hobocombo), Dirk Dresselhaus (SchniederTM), Rene Margaff (Pillowdriver, Twopeopleinaroom), Jeremie Mortier, Jasmine Monique GuffondSoren Brothers (Man Meets Bear), DuChamp (Fausto Maijstral) and of course Aidan Baker (Nadja).

22.09     BENEFIT FOR TOM CARTER: curated by Stephan Laackmann w/Jochen Arbeit (Einsturzende Neubauten) & Hopek Quirin, Nadja, Head Of Wantastiquet (Paul LaBrecque/Sunburned Hand of the Man)

This is the Berlin benefit concert evening, helping assist musician Tom Carter (Charalambides and many others..) through his recovery from severe pneumonia incurred while on tour in 2012.  Doors open 21h – Begin 22h. All proceeds from entrance + merch/prints etc., will be donated to ‘The Robert Thomas Carter Irrevocable Trust’.

Please check http://www.helptomcarter.org/ for further information.

26.09     HACK SANDWICH: w/Dirty Beaches

27.09     SCHOKOLADEN PRESENTSBig EaterIll WindsNOEM

28.09     DREAM KRAUT AT MAZE: EAGLE BOSTONSferics

29.09     CLOSING: Biological Father, Felix-Florian Tödtloff “GOIÂNIA” (installation), Flora Könemann & Felix-Florian Tödtloff “Thalata: Mein linkes Ohr zuckt wie bei einer Katze” (performance), Justine Electra & friends (acoustic performance), KRAP∞LA



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!)


Konzerten! Concerti! Concerts! upcoming in next weeks… by DuChamp

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) 

[#] We 15.02.12 @ West Germany Xberg Aidan Baker / Andrea Belfi / Erik Skodvin & A-Sun Amissa  beginning of Aidan´s and A-Sun Amissa tour, to no miss!!

[#] Th 16.02.12 @ Sharni 38 Fhain Lich +  Sun Worship (more or less, doom)

[#] Th 23.02.12 @ King Kong Club Mitte UNKNOWN PLEASURES, Cut up noirs 3:  Crystal shipsss, Ill winds, VOC (dark-wave-lo fi as we like)

[#] Fr 24.02.12 @ Loophole NK Biblo (TK), DuChamp (IT) and Svet (IT) charming girls makes drones.

 

 




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