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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/



New song by Preslav Literary school by DuChamp
October 20, 2011, 9:28 am
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“La relflextion du tir”, new tape from Adam Thomas´ main project, is out for the Russian label Full of Nothing http://fono.tihiiomut.ru/, you can listen here on Souncloud, and sounds like bliss.



upcoming this week… by DuChamp

                                                                                                                                                                       [#] Mon July 11th @ Limbus Europae

Candelight performance/installation. A ritual performance to inaugurate a mutual piece of art. The piece itself will be done and – in this way – happend from that very moment on. Coded upon an idea by an art space called “woofer ten” (hong kong, china), done by I00I SqAR and brent SqAR.

8pm-midnight (performance times 9.30pm, 10.30pm, 11pm) in (kienitzer/weisestrasse) U8-Leinestrasse by artists Rinus van Alebeek, Der Tapeman, Pink Milk

http://www.limbus-europae.de/index.php?id=524

[#] Wed July 13th @ Bei Roy (Ziegrastr.11) : Ohrengala

Preslav Literary School+Man from Uranus +Helge Meyer

Helge Meyer is an experimental electronic musician from Hamburg, Germany. Using a varying array of analogue Synthesizers and Boutique Pedals he tries to articulate his relations to musical subgenres such as Drone, Ambient or Noise.
Since 2009 he presented his improvisations in a number of concerts and came to share a stage with people like Eddie135, Balz Isler, Felix Kubin and Feine Trinkers Bei Pinkels Daheim.

As Preslav Literary School, Adam Thomas makes live tape collages using sounds drawn from an ever-growing archive of self-generated or discovered outsider noise, found sound and spoken word cassettes. A process of transference, overdubbing and live manipulation reworks these source materials into compelling, ambient broadcasts. Adam has released three albums, numerous live CDrs and played at venues and festivals throughout Europe.

Man From Uranus is a one man band from Cambridge, UK. His main influences are Science Fiction movie soundtracks from the sixties as well as the music of Sun Ra and Karlheinz Stockhausen. He has toured all across europe and released his music on several independent labels.

[#] WHISTLE, MINOTAURE! 08  Catherine Christer Hennix with Henry Flynt: Concept Art 50 Years Anniversary

The 8th episode curated by Francesco Cavaliere & Marcel Türkowsky will feature drone music legend Catherine Christer Hennix with Henry Flynt!

Opening/Lecture by C.C. Hennix: Concept Art 50 Years Anniversary”
15 July 7 – 11 pm

Featuring: weekend concerts during the show:
The Chora(s)san Time-Court Mirage performs
Blues Dhikr al- Salam (Blues al-Maquam)
by Catherine Christer Hennix

16.07.2011 (6-9PM) ( saturday )
23.07.2011 (6-9PM) ( saturday )
31.07.2011 (4-7PM) ( sunday )
06.08.2011 (6-9PM) ( saturday )
14.08.2011 (4-7PM) ( sunday )

20 eu
12 eu (students)
limited seating (reservation recommended)

for booking and more informations

Grimmuseum Fichte Strasse 2 10967 Berlin http://www.grimmuseum.com/       centonze@grimmuseum.com   0049(0)15112412524

Catherine Christer Hennix (C.C. Hennix) (born 1948) is a Swedish-American composer, philosopher, scientist and visual artist associated with drone minimal music. Hennix was affiliated with MIT’s AI Lab in the late 1970s and was later employed as research professor of mathematics at SUNY New Paltz. She currently lives in Berlin. C.C. Hennix began her musical studies in the 1960s by exploring the music of the art music composers Iannis Xenakis and Karlheinz Stockhausen.  Hennix met La Monte Young and Hindustani raga master Pandit Pran Nath at the Nuits du Fondation Maeght festival in 1970 and pursued studies with both men during the 1970s. Hennix also drew inspiration from the Japanese Gagaku music and early vocal, thirteenth-century music of Perotinus and Leoninus. Hennix frequently worked together with the American anti-art philosopher, composer and violinist Henry Flynt.

http://www.ubu.com/sound/hennix.html

Henry Flynt (born 1940 in Greensboro, North Carolina) is a philosopher, avant-garde musician, anti-art activist and exhibited artist often associated with Conceptual Art, Fluxus and Nihilism. Henry Flynt violin´s style fuse avant-garde noise music (particularly the hypnotic aspects of minimalism) with free-jazz and hillbilly country music. Some of his more dissonant violin performances can be compared to the no wave noise music violin performance art of Boris Policeband.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Flynt

[#] Unmapped festival @ Altes finanzamt Schönstedtstraße 7 – EG

Friday and Saturday,
July 15 and 16.
Two nights in Berlin with Unmapped collective and guestsUnmapped is a french collective and is coming in july to berlin to present its work. It combines accoustic instruments, real-time processing, electronics and video bringing musicians oscillating between very distant universes (classical and contemporary, electronic, jazz, rock, traditionals) and artists, which are to meet for an originalproject. And hazardous experiment, sailing between improvisation and writing, instruments and machines, tradition and present, simplicity and complexity.

Friday, July 15
Unmapped invites Berlin-based projects:

Concerts by:
Utku Tavil (live sampling/electronics)/ G. Dilek Açay (Violin/Voice)
http://vimeo.com/album/157​2419
+
PXPRD (Penelopex + Martin Kuentz)
www.soundcloud.com/pxprd
+
Unmapped (see below the list o musicians playing)
http://soundcloud.com/unma​pped

Doors open at 21:30
Concert starts at 22:00

Saturday, July 16
Unmapped Collective
http://soundcloud.com/unma​pped

Various constellations of this collective members and its guests:

Instruments by:
Emanuele Battisti – Virus TI Synth
http://soundcloud.com/eman​uele-battisti
filipe dias De – Sitar
www.ausland-berlin.de/fili​pe-dias-de
Andrea Gozzi – Electric Guitar
www.temporoom.net
Amine Mesnaoui – Fender Rhodes
http://www.myspace.com/mes​naouimusic
Dionysios Papanicolaou – Violin
http://www.myspace.com/dio​nysiospapanicolaou
Thomas Vittek – Accordeon
Melisa Yener – Voice

Electro-acoustic processing by:
Jérémy Labelle – Laptop live electronics
http://www.myspace.com/jer​emylabelle
Gabriel Peraza – Laptop live electronics
http://www.myspace.com/gab​rielperazaatv
Raphaël Vens – Laptop live electronics
Julien Vincenot – Laptop live electronics
http://soundcloud.com/juli​envincenot
Sinan Mansuroglu – Video projection
http://mimarsinanjr.isgrea​t.org/wordpress

Dj set by Jérémy Labelle

Doors open at 21:30
Concerts start at 22:00



Detection workshop-some pictures by DuChamp

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Tonight, there will be a presentation and performance of the workshop participants….finally some EVP! (maybe)



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.




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