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Fausto Maijstral and Krapoola live eXperimontag 13.02.12 by DuChamp

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.

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

 

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.
http://myspace.com/indhecenter

dj set DAVIDLY (Implied Music and Ambient/US, DE)



Be My Delay and Rella the Woodcutter live in Berlin! by DuChamp

La gioiosa macchina da guerra, Occultofest, Occulto magazine and Boring Machine are very proud to present:

RELLA THE WOODCUTTER

BE MY DELAY

two amazing, dreamy psychedelic live act from Italy, both issued on Boring Machine…live this week end in Berlin!

Rella The Woodcutter, is an Italian musician and songwriter. He has been associated with the underground ensemble The Rotten Wine Company for many years and released many albums and EPs on a variety of labels exploring different styles, some focused on traditional songcraft, others more experimental, based on a variety of subgenera as drone, free-rock and folk music, as the CD trilogy “Desire, Death and Rebirth/Ode to Makarashyiu/Excerpt from the Blue Bible”.  He is also part of Eternal Zio, psych-drone project with Roberto Maggioni, Valla and Maurizio Abate, the latest known for his collaborations with Jooklo Duo and releases from Troglosound Records.
A fully devotion and understanding of the song dynamics makes Rella one of the most interesting musicians to continue the tradition that goes from psychedelic folk to blues to more experimental territories.  Rella’s singing is rich, intense and perfumed, sometimes plunged into deep trance. Instruments and voice which rise together in a psichedelic unison building from country-like openings or dissolving from a noisy cluster into a static chord strumming.

http://www.rethwo.tk/

BeMyDelay is the solo project of Marcella Riccardi (Blake/e/e/e, Franklin Delano, Massimo Volume), singer and guitarist. Her interest in archaic blues and adventurous music is the ground for building a song collection which tastes of experimental blues, vocali drones, acoustic pareidolia.
BeMyDelay takes the listener to a soft voyage, letting the mind flow gently, a cosmic singalong where melodies come and go circularly, immersed in a muffled and ethereal atmosphere. Voice is used as an instrument, following the guitar loops and delays. The new album, entitled “ToTheOtherSideΔ” is based around manipulation of two loop stations, a couple of old wha-wha tibetan bells and some percussions, which togheter with the voice create circular vortex where the mind can loose herself into thousand echoes floating inside the songs. Marcella Riccardi aka BeMyDelay has played and sung with: Blake/e/e/e, Franklin Delano and Massimo Volume. With Franklin Delano she recorded three albums, of which “Like a smoking gun in front of me” (2004, mixed in Chicago by Brian Deck) and “Come Home” (2006, mixed at John McEntire’s Soma Studios and produced by Brian Deck) with the partecipation of musicians like Jim Becker, Ben Massarella, Tim Rutili from Califone, Fred Lomberg-Holm, Nick Broste, Josh Berman and Brian Deck himself. In 2008, with her new band, Blake/e/e/e, she started her collaboration with Vacuum Studio’s Bruno Germano, fine soundmaker and great musician (played with Settlefish among others). Blake/e/e record, “Border Radio”, has been released in US by Freefolk Records and in Europe by Unhip Records. In 2011 she worked again with Bruno Germano to record and mix her new album as BeMyDelay “ToTheOtherSideΔ” which has been mastered by Carl Saff in Chicago. Marcella/BeMyDelay loves to play live and from 2004 until now she played three coast-to-coast tour in US, two european tours and more than one hundred gigs in Italy with her bands or alone.

http://soundcloud.com/bemydelay

SAT Nov 5th @ .HBC Karl-Liebknecht Straße 9 Berlin Mitte

MON Nov 7th @ LOOPHOLE Boddinstrasse 60 Berlin Neukölln



Nap Concert in Berlin, Wed 22-06 in Loophole by DuChamp

Nap Concert on Wed June 22 @ 21 in Loophole Berlin….

Bring your pillows! Long night of lethargic drones…(I´m serious! it will be a sleeping concert, so whatever you need to sleep!)

Fausto Maijstral (drone, saddest music in the world, IT/NZ/DE)

Fausto Maijstral is a multi-faceted band formed around the core duo of Italian scientist and musician DuChamp and sound artist Will Gresson of New Zealand. The band explores the middle ground between their mutual interest in experimental music, improvisation and the practice of field recording, performing largely improvised soundscapes with various instruments heavily processed during live performances. Individually both Rossella and Gresson have been involved in various solo and group performances, as well as contributing to several festivals in Berlin.

Olivier Newton Johnny (minimalism, NZ/FR/DE)

… sometimes you will be screaming your heart out , sometimes you are softly whispering – often you are delicately accompanied by our electric guitar / viola noise. other times your voice is actually supporting us, and quite constantly the three of us are battling each other – no one gives way and yet everyone shares a presence. We are Olivier Newton Johnny.
Olivier di Placido: electric guitar
Harmony Molina: voice
Johnny Chang: violin

Zabo Chabilant (drone, FR)

Zabo Chabiland is a French Berlin based artist working with various mediums.
She has never been trained as a musician and uses it as an advantage to create timeless soundscapes. Her favorite instrument is the
piano board she plays with electronic massagers. Zabo will perform “Piano Coude en C Majeur” a musical composition generated by the action of falling asleep on a keyboard. She is currently doing a Sleepy Tour….



Takfrei-two days exp music festival @ Able Gallerie Berlin! 17/18 June by DuChamp

Friday 17th of june

17h | Olivier Di Placido / Seiji Morimoto
18h30 | Tatsumi Ryusui / Francois Sallé
20h | As Deafness Increases
21h30 | Joker Nies / Mona-Jean Cedar / Jeff Boynton

Saturday 18th of june

14h | Felicity Mangan
15h15 | Rubén Patiño
16h30h | Ignaz Schick / Olivier di Placido
17h45 | Benjamin L Aman
19h00 | Fred Altstatt
20h15 | Mario De Vega
21h30 | Marcel Türkowsky



Electronic and experimental music in Asia and Africa: a research 09/06 @ NK by DuChamp
June 3, 2011, 12:06 pm
Filed under: occultofest | Tags: , , , ,

Lecture/presentation/discussion by C-drík Fermont @ NK, Elsenstrasse 52

Halim El-Dabh composed his first experimental piece in Cairo in 1944, his  work can be related to other pioneers such as Luigi Russolo, John Cage, Walter Ruttmann, and Pierre Schaeffer. The official history of experimental and electronic music is mostly centered around three starting poles : Paris, Cologne, New York and then everything seems to have spread all over the Western civilization. This is what I learned when I studied electro-acoustic music at the conservatory. Most contemporary media introduces us to Western electronic music as if nothing else existed, the West is self-centered and consciously or not often denies the others the right to express themselves. Have you ever heard about the pioneers who composed electro-acoustic music in Israel, Japan, Iran, Turkey or Indonesia in the 1950′s and 1960′s ? The Filipino experimental scene ? The Chinese sound art scene ? The Tunisian electronica ? The South African shangaan electro ? The Lebanese dubstep and breakcore parties? This lecture will be an introduction to C-Drik research on electronic and experimental music in Africa and Asia, from 1944 until today.

http://www.syrphe.com

http://www.myspace.com/cdrk

http://www.myspace.com/syrphe



Selektive Hören Archiv online by DuChamp

A new blogstar is born.  Selektive Hören Archiv is an online site for documenting various elements of the live music scene in Berlin, Germany. There you will find photographs, videos and  recordings from some of the small shows and events which take place every week in particular venues across the city.

Many of the artists are from outside Germany, and play in a multitude of different projects. The focus of this community is always on collaboration and improvisation, and as such many of the artists will appear numerous times in this archive as part of different ensembles. First post, about Italian noisester Torba and Japanese sound artist Tatsumi Ryusui, with pictures and an except of their live in Territorium 91.  To get in touch with the blog runner, click here!


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Fausto Maijstral – Utku Tavil live @ Void Haus by DuChamp

Thu May 26 a special performance into the Void Haus, an installation by French artist and performer Zabo Chabiland, in Waterloo Ufer, just in front of Amerika Gedenkbibliotek.

# Thu 26th May @ Void Haus, Waterloo ufer at 21.30/22 Fausto Maijstral / Utku Tavil AV

Fausto Maijstral is a multi-faceted band formed around the core duo of Italian scientist and musician Federica Rossella (DuChamp) and sound artist Will Gresson of New Zealand. The band explores the middle ground between their mutual interest in experimental music, improvisation and the practice of field recording, performing largely improvised soundscapes with various instruments heavily processed during live performances. Individually both Rossella and Gresson have been involved in various solo and group performances, as well as contributing to several festivals in Berlin.
http://www.myspace.com/faustomaijstralband

Utku Tavil AV

An homeless improviser and sound artist expands his expression techniques with purely greyscale images; his sounds become visible by all means.
http://vimeo.com/utkutavil

26.05.2011
@
Waterloo / Voidhaus

http://www.voidhaus.com/




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