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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

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This week! To not miss…DuChamp, Biblo, Nika Son, a noise parade, Mushy… by DuChamp

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.

https://soundcloud.com/nikacis

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.

https://soundcloud.com/biblo

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).

https://soundcloud.com/duchamp-1

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.

http://soundcloud.com/filipediasde

Thu Jan 10, @ West Germany, Skatlizer strasse Xberg 

jeff surak (US)
mario de vega (DE/MX)
yannick franck (BE)
frgmnt (DE)
marta zapparoli (IT)
scott sinclair (AUS)
martin howse & martin kuentz (UK/DE)
topmodel (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.
http://www.mariodevega.info/

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.
http://zeromoon.com/violet


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.
http://1010.co.uk/org/


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.
http://soundcloud.com/halftheory/lloyd-honeybrook-and-scott-sinclair-live-in-melbourne

Marta Zapparoli – Sound artist, performer, musician, studied fine arts and the soproano saxophone. In Bologna/Italy being involved in a series of experimental radio shows, multmedia performances,sound installations and various dance companies and aswell experimental multimedia theater events.The last decade she creates sound art using field recordings digital and custom analog tools as well as found instruments and objects. Her sonic work investigates environmental phenomena, acoustic ecology,noise pollution, focusing on sonic narratives & human emotions through decomposition and real-time manipulation, sounds that are considered non-musical or overheard.
https://soundcloud.com/martazapparoli

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.
http://yannickfranckchronicles.blogspot.it/

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!
http://evivatopmodel.wordpress.com/

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.

http://mushyyy.tumblr.com/

BLACK TAR JESUS 

http://blacktarjesus.bandcamp.com/



DuChamp and Occulto Magazine touring in Belgium! by DuChamp
29 October 2012A SHELTER PRESS / OCCULTO MAGAZINE EVENING at WIELS

http://www.mottodistribution.com/site/?p=26114

https://www.facebook.com/events/446034662121674

The second step of Du Champ & Occulto adventure in Belgium will take place at Motto@WIELS, Bruxelles.
Thanks a lot to Shelter Press for organising and co-curating this evening!

Books & Magazines presentation: Occulto and Shelter Press

Music performances: Du Champ and Je Suis Le Petit Chevalier

WHERE: WIELS, Av. Van Volxemlaan 354, 119

WHEN: 7pm-10pm
28 October 2012

Donkey Kollektief presents: Du Champ + Occulto Magazine

https://www.facebook.com/events/474624405903862

Occulto will be traveling with Du Champ to Belgium for a mini-tour. This is the first event, in the beautiful Bruges. It is presented by Donkey Kollektief, a very active group of people bringing good music and more in the city, and the location will be in the space of Die Keure, a well-known local typography/publishing house. Sounds like the perfect chance to put together drones and magazines!

ADDRESS: oude drukkerij Die Keure, Oude Gentweg, Brugge

DOORS OPEN: 8pm (concert starts at 8.30 sharp)
25 – 26 May 2012



Experimontag with Tatsumi Ryusui and Gun Solo ! by DuChamp
October 21, 2012, 12:18 pm
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Mo 22-10-12 at Madame Claude, Lübberner Str. Xberg

GUN_SOLO (Noise/IT)
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

http://lucertolaconlapistola.blogspot.com/
http://gunzard.bandcamp.com/
www.myspace.com/gunzard

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.
http://soundcloud.com/tatsumi-ryusui

NEKROBOT (DJ-Set/Experimental, industrial, minimal synth/GR)
http://www.facebook.com/nekro.bot



Wed 17 Oct @ Knockenbox SUN WORSHIP + FAUSTO MAIJSTRAL by DuChamp

Wed Oct 17, @ Knockenbox Boxhagener str. F´hain Blitzgigs presents:

SUN WORSHIP (best metal ever existed, DE) + FAUSTO MAIJSTRAL (drone, NZ/IT)

Sun Worship channels almost distant howls from the void since early 2010, thriving in and from the netherworld between nothing and everything. Nihilism as an irrational and desperate urge to exist and create, the celebration of contradictions in general and particular, post fucking black fucking metal, et al. Played with a bunch of different bands the last few months.

http://sunworship.bandcamp.com/

Fausto Maijstral is the duo of DuChamp (IT) and Will Gresson (NZ). Together they perform dense, long musique concrete/drone pieces that explore memories and lived experience through heavily processed instruments and field recordings.  They performed with Concern (US), Family Battle Snake (GR), Steindor Kristinsson (IS), Preslav Literary School (UK), Iku Sakan (JP), Bemydelay (IT) and Rella the Woodcutter (IT), Drekka and Canid (US), Krapoola (ES), Nadja (CA). They have performed several time in Berlin and recently in Istanbul.

http://fausto-maijstral.bandcamp.com/

Also broadcasted, from 23 pm here: http://wirelessfm.net/



Concern + Matar Dolores + DuChamp (w/Filipe Dias De) @ The Zone Berlin! by DuChamp

La gioiosa macchina da guerra, Occultofest and Noisekölln are delight to present:

Concern + Matar Dolores + DuChamp (w/Filipe Dias De) @ The Zone Berlin

live Sun May 13th @ The Zone, Reuterstrasse 95 starting from 8.30 sharp!

Concern is the recording project of Portland-based Gordon Ashworth, who in a previous incarnation (as Oscillating Innards) delivered an altogether more brutal take on experimental music before planting his feet firmly in the world of shimmering, layered drones.  His brother, Owen Ashworth, works under the Casiotone for the Painfully Alone banner. Gorden has often worked with his sibling in that project. Under the Concern moniker, Ashworth “proceeds to completely obliterate the vast majority of what passes for contemporary drone with a colossal shimmer that sounds like Tim Hecker reconfiguring classic Raga structures into something almost unspeakably beautiful. Amazing music” (Boomkat). Full-lengths releases on Digitalis and Peasant Magik have acted to establish Concern as a key figure in the field of contemporary drone explorers.

http://forcedbloom.com/

Matar Dolores is a collaborative effort consisting of Francesco Tignola and Giuseppe Esposito, active in Naples, in the south of Italy. Their sound research is based on a massive use of field recordings in a strict compositional perspective and clever breaks of “music”; their gigs usually hit audience for depth and dynamism.  First official release, a c20 tape dedicated to philosopher Karl Polanyi, will see the light in early 2012 through the italian label Joy De Vivre.

http://soundcloud.com/matar-dolores

DuChamp is an Italian scientist, musician and curator based in Berlin, religiousely devoted to drone. In her semi-improvised compositions, she uses accordion, baritone guitar, keyboard and voice. She performed here and there in Berlin, in Italy and Turkey. She´s currently working on her first solo album.  In this very unique occasion, she will perform a piece baritone/sitar with Filipe Dias De from Awe Processing Sitar

http://duchampdrone.tumblr.com/

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.

http://soundcloud.com/filipediasde

minus twenty to Occultofest!! 🙂



Occulto Fest 2012: Music Program by DuChamp

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

Fausto Maijstral

How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?

Fabio Orsi w/ videoperformance by Valentina Besegher

26 May/ 9 pm – open end

An amazing band based in Berlin TBA

Sun Worship

Nadja

INFOS HERE




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