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Valerio Tricoli, Stephane Mathieu and Jason Lescaleet live at Ausland by DuChamp

Valerio Tricoli, Stephane Mathieu and Jason Lescaleet

Thu 11 Oct, 21.30 sharp @ Ausland Berlin Lychener Str. 60 Pberg

Stephan Mathieu is a self taught composer and performer, working in the field of electroacoustics and abstract digitalia. His sound is largely based on early instruments, environmental sound and obsolete media, which are recorded and transformed by means of experimental microphony, re-editing techniques and software processes involving spectral analysis and convolution; it has been compared to the landscape paintings of Caspar David Friedrich, the work of Colorfield artists Mark Rothko, Barnett Newman and Ellsworth Kelly. He currently collaborates with Sylvain Chauveau, Robert Hampson / Main, Taylor Deupree, Caro Mikalef, van Wissem and David Sylvian.

Jason Lescaleet‘s sound world occupies a space between noise, contemporary composition, and minimal electronics. Using decidedly primitive tactics and equipment (e.g. antiquated reel-to-reel recorders, damaged tape, etc.), his work focuses on extreme frequencies and microscopic audio detail. Jason Lescalleet is an exciting tape-music artist. He’s been a member of Due Process, performed and recorded with Keith Rowe,Joe Corley,Jason Kahn, Hudak, Bhob Rainey and Greg Kelley, and most recently
Graham Lambkin in their Breadwinner project. Lescalleet lives and works in the state of Maine. He has released music on significant labels such as PAN, Erstwhile Records, KYE, Intransitive Recordings and RRR. 

Valerio Tricoli is a Berlin-based composer, improviser, sound installation artist, producer, sound engineer and curator bridging musique concrète and conceptual forms of sound with a radical interest in how reality, virtuality and memory relate to each other during the acoustic event. He mostly uses analogue electronic devices (reel-to-reel tape recorders, synthesizers, microphones, light effects, ultrasonic speakers). The structure of the setup is
ever-changing however, seeking multiple relations between the performers, the device and the space in which the event takes place.



Some lo-fi pictures of Sat 13 by DuChamp

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Thomas Zunk Occultofest live set on SoundCloud by DuChamp
March 14, 2011, 4:22 pm
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The amazing live set of Thomas Zunk for Occultofest here to play and download

 

an improv set dedicated to the people of Japan
after two earthquakes, a tsunami and radioactive polution has struck the land on March 11
ending with Vocalise by Sergej Rachmaninoff

complete set in one track
rec by Thomas
directly from the RC-50



Hurry up! subscribe to DETECTION workshop!! by DuChamp

Detection
Conceveid and directed by Martin Howse and Martin Kuentz

12-13 March 2011, h 11.30-19 @ Ausland
Workshop fee: 30 Euros
Subcriptions and info here: info.occultofest@googlemail.com

But… But what is detection if not confession?
[NIcholas Roeg’s Bad Timing, 1980]

The conditions of the sentience had been here, he imagined, fulfilledin the method of collocation of these stones –in the order of their arrangement, as well as in that of the many fungi which overspread them, and of the decayed trees which stood around –above all, in the long undisturbed endurance of this arrangement, and in its reduplication in the still waters of the tarn.
[Edgar Allen Poe, The Fall of the House of Usher, 1839]

A two day workshop exploring the work of EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomena) and ITC (Instrumental Trans Communication) practitioners such as Friedrich Juergenson, Konstantin Raudive and Klaus Schreiber under the twinned practical methodologies of excitation (pick your carrier) and paranoid detection (everyday forensics). Detection is rehearsed in its widest sense, as a “making sense of that which is”. The detection workshop points towards playful techniques for the investigation of materiality and message which are positioned to one definite side of scientific, economic or teleological examinations; this revealing is necessary. And finally, to ask the question, experimentally, of what exactly constitutes detection and the work of the detective?

1st day schedule
Examination of classical EVP techniques with an emphasis on light/provision of carrier and subsequent detection/recording, and on the practical repurposing of electronic detection hardware (radios, tape recorders, video machines).
A series of experimental platforms ranging across radio, ultrasonics, white noise, light and vibration will be constructed alongside a set of experimental apparatus for use during the following day’s excursion. A small overnight test situation also will be set up at a new location.

2st day schedule
Fieldtrip to an to-be-specified location for primary inscription and playback of the stone tape. Other activities will include geophony, amateur geo-forensics and the construction of ad-hoc seismometers, dowsing, excavation, and forensic enquiry.
The workshop will close with a public presentation/performance with willing workshop participants at Ausland.

That which participants could bring
Any form of recording or transcribing device (tape/HD recorder, camera, pencil, paper), materials for excitation and subsequent detection (for example, minerals), and dowsing rods/pendulums.



Fuori i nomi! 1/Musica by DuChamp

We are very happy to announce that we have finally our definitive line-up.  It has been really hard to choose, but, inspired a bit by Sam Wagstaff, we decide to present just music that we love, no matter where it comes from and how is produced, and furthermore we were delighted by the possibility of using the EVP in an aesthetical sense, so we like to think that each artist we have choosen deal a bit (maybe unconsciously) with mystery and wonder, sometimes letting the surprise of the creation taking over the control of the execution.  So, here’s the names…for detailed infos, go here

Siamo molto felici di annunciarvi che finalmente abbiamo una line-up definitiva. E’ stato molto difficile decidere, ma, un pò ispirate da Sam Wigstaff, abbiamo deciso di presentare solo musica che amiamo, non importa da dove venga e come sia prodotta, e inoltre siamo deliziate dal poter usare il concetto di EVP in senso estetico, quindi ci piace pensare che ogni nostro artista abbia, magari incosciamente a che fare con il mistero e la meraviglia, magari lasciando la sopresa della creazione prendere il sopravvento sul controllo dell’esecuzione. Quindi, qui ci sono i nomi, per informazioni piu’ dettagliate, vi rimandiamo qui

In alphabetic order:

Adrian Shepard (UK)

http://www.adrianshephard.com/

Fausto Maijstral (IT/NZ/DE)

http://www.myspace.com/faustomaijstralband

Francesco Cavaliere (IT) & Marcel Türkowsky (DE)

http://www.myspace.com/marceltuerkowsky

http://www.nathiascatola.com/

LifeLoop (IE)

http://lifeloop.org/

Miguel Negrão (PT/NE)

http://www.friendlyvirus.org/artists/zlb/zlb_music.html

Preslav Literary School (UK)

http://www.preslavliteraryschool.co.uk

Rinus Van Alebeek (NL)

http://zeromoon.com/rinus/

Roi Poingi (IL)

http://soundcloud.com/poingi

Thomas Zunk (DE)

http://www.myspace.com/thomaszunk

throuRoof (IT/DE)

http://www.blissland.co.cc



two…two…two…two…two…two by DuChamp

OCCULTO FEST will be not one but two days, 12 and 13 march 2011, always in Ausland, Berlin. We’ll have great performers, videos, installations, a workshop, paper presentation, an awesome dj set and every sort of creepiness.




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