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Fully Blown Dental Reform+Iku Sakan live at Bei Roy! by DuChamp

Wed Sept 19 at 21

Bei Roy, Ziegrastrasse 13 NK


are Marc Fantini + Leon T. Barnett + Danny O´Really

“Free jazz, noise, free noise, free form music, whatever you want to call it, these guys are experts at it. Combining the shrieks and improv of free jazz stuff like Ornette Coleman and Coltrane’s Ascencion with the harsh noise and bleak nihilism of the forward thinking modern noise movement, both Pollard and O’Really have been playing all over Europe as solo artists and have now combined forces to blow your mind.” Barry Spooren, Incubate festival, 2


Iku Sakan (Jp)

is a experimental sound performer, improvisor and DJ from Osaka, Japan currently based in Berlin, Germany.

He has performed in Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, UK, Mexico, Malaysia, China & Japan, including important festivals in Europe as a member of several bands, such as All Tomorrows Partie’s in UK(with Maher Shalal Hash Baz) and Avantgard Festival in Germany(organised by Faust, with Meeting of the Spirits).


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 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).

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.

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.

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 


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.

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…
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) (Guitar Experiments) 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!)

14 January – SAVE THE DATE – Occulto Issue √-1 Release Event @General Public, Berlin by nanabianca

Dear Berliners, the time has come: 300 kilograms of glossy paper finally arrived to Germany and are ready to meet you.

It will happen in General Public, on 14th January, from 6pm on, and it will feature interventions, installations and performances of some of our beloved contributors (and of some other talented friends too).

6 pm – 10pm
The Apocalypse is round corner, and we do want to be prepared. Occulto Magazine asked some brilliant composers, musicians and other music professionals to recommend old and new tracks that can help us on the way.
Occulto Magazine and friends/collaborators will also curate video and paper installations that will be on display all night long.

DU CHAMP – liveset
TATSEMME (Tatsumi Ryusui + EMME) – liveset

Wir freuen uns auf euch ❤

Occulto: the dubious magazine bringing together science, humanities and the visual arts. WE NEED MORE DISCIPLINES IN HERE.


Upcoming gigs, in the land of milk and honey, part 1, Japanese Connections. by DuChamp
October 14, 2011, 9:01 am
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Sorry for the delay. This long, aching tape delay. Some upcoming gigs!

[#] Japanese connections:

Tonight, fri Oct 14th @ Loophole (Boddinstrasse 60 Neukölln)

ASTRO is the solo project of legendary Japanese noise artist Hiroshi Hasegawa, also highly revered as a member of the seminal noise band C.C.C.C (along with Fumio Kosakai of Incapacitants, amongst others). Hasegawa is rightly regarded as a major player in the noise world, appearing on over 50 releases in various guises, famously touring the US with Hair Stylistics and Jazkamer, collaborating with Damion Romero, Masonna, Richard Ramirez and many others.
He also appeared at 2006’s No Fun Fest in New York as half of Astromero, his duo with Romero. And his spot in the eternal noise firmament was secured with No Fun’s C.C.C.C. box set Early Works.

Opening act:  KAKAWAKA  and ARNO BRUIL 

DJ set IKU SAKAN    Donation: 6-10€.

Sun Oct 16th @ Smartdeli (Chaussestrasse 5, Mitte)

LAZY CRAZY PUDDING – Japanese pop live

we wanna be simply happy with pop songs ! feel free to stop by like having a cup of tea after sunday walk, if you need relaxin’, uncomplicated but good music before the winter comes.

15:00 Open
16:00 Tatsumi + Anemone ( J-noise pop )
17:00 Futaba Nakayama ( J-Folk pop )
18:00 DJ Anemone ( J-pop & Rock )

tatsumi ryusui    ・*:.。. .。.:*・゜゚・*

Electric guitar, pedals, toys…Sonic transition of everyday sounds with a touch of noise-ambience treated by Tatsumi.
this time he will show his another side with special singer.
delicately manipulated flagile vocal soaked in a heavy syrup of guitar noise..

futaba nakayama ・*:.。. .。.:*・゜゚・*

*The singer and songwriter Nakayama Futaba was born in Osaka in 1981. During
her studies at the Osaka University of Arts she started playing the “Guitalele“ in a band and is touring since. Nakayama played live in Toronto, Frankfurt, Leipzig and Berlin. Her song “Hanatori“ is the theme song and soundtrack of the Japanese independent film “Kokoro no oto” (2011) by Senichi Tamura. Nakayama released two albums so far: Her first album, “Tomodachi Wa Inu Dake” (My only Friend is a Dog) was released by Alchemy Records in 2006; her 2nd album, “Tsuduku”(continue) by P-VINE RECORDS in 2009.* <>

admission fee : 3euro
ticket + japanese pudding or panda onigiri : 5euro

Mon Oct17th @ NK, Elsenstrasse 52, Treptow


Collective led by Kawabata Makoto. There are currently around 30 members, famous and unknown, musicians, artist, dancers, farmers etc. In order to follow and document their multifarious activities, in 1998 the Acid Mothers Temple family record label was set up. The Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. group is just one part of collective’s activities. Over a decade ago Kawabata became involved with a commune of Japanese beatniks and hippies, but the whole left-wing ethos didn’t really sit right with him. The members of Acid Mothers Temple have several houses all over Japan, and each of us is free to come and go between these houses. So we’re not a commune in the sense that all of us live together in the same place. There are some members who like to travel, others who stay at home. Everyone is free to live in whatever way they like. Our slogan is “Do Whatever You Want, Don’t Do Whatever You Don’t Want!!”. As a result of this philosophy, we have lost money and the trust of society as a whole, but we’ve gained time and freedom. When all the Aum Shinrikyo stuff was going on in Japan in 1995, there were quite a few of our members staying at AMT’s house. [NB Aum Shinrikyo, or Aum Supreme Truth, were the religious cult who carried out the poison gas attack on the Tokyo underground in 1995 that left 12 dead and over 1000 injured]. The neighbours mistakenly thought that our house was a secret Aum hideout and managed to get them evicted. Also, mountain villages are always suspicious of outsiders, and sometimes they are ostracised by the community. These kinds of problems pop up from time to time, but there’s not much we can do about it. One of our members is a farmer, living together with his fields and rice paddies. There’s another member who has travelled through the Australian deserts and lived with Aborigines. There’s others who are bumming round India. One went to Africa and never came back. One dropped out of a yakuza gang and decided to travel around Japan searching for mermaids. But we all live according to our slogan, and we all eventually return to the fold. They respect each others’ ways of life, and we try not to tie each other down. The “soul collective” only exists so that we can protect our freedom.





Upcoming gigs for Berlin-based Japanese sound artist Iku Sakan by DuChamp

14 June: b-flat w/ Erich Zann Quintett feat. Shasta Ellenbogen(viola) – Berlin


17 June: LADRIDO alfa beta festival w/ Volcano the Bear, Ramon Churruca, Nice Girls Become Porn Stars and Then Monstars, Tronatti – Madrid, Spain


18 June: Loophole w/ Tatsumi Ryusui – Berlin


24/26 June: Avantgarde Festival 2011 w/ Faust, Ax Genrich(ex-Guru Guru), Kakawaka, Meeting of the Spirits and many many more – Shiphorst


30 June: Loophole w/ Dario Fariello, Luca Marini, Cristiano De Fabritiis

Yummi noises and drones this week in Berlin… by DuChamp

# Wed 18th May @ Ruf Reaktor, Landsberger Allee 54


In Zaire is a psychedelic tribal quartet involving the memers of the italian duo G.I. Joe, Claudio Rocchetti and Stefano Pilia. Their performance is able to bring the audience into a psychedelic trip. But their music is not only psychedelic. They mix dub-funk drum rythms, tribal and african percussions, electrical-indian bassguitar melodies, arabic and psychedelic voices, and minimal-introspective electronic sounds.

# Thu 19th May you choose:

@ Raum 20 Ziegrastrasse 20 NOISEKOLLN

Strange Forces-The History of colour TV-Proto Hills-Basedeck-Addictiv

Back from their European Tour Strange Forces are living healthier than ever. With Space Punk sonatas and mind dwelling psych-out jams they will bring the 4th dimension down your pants.

Gameboy Turntable Destruction and Breakcore Master. We are stoked about his performance because Baseck soon moves back to LA and he’s gonna tear it up for us!

The History Of Colour TV: these Post-Gazers enjoy listening to the Baywatch Soundtrack while listening to Slowdive. They accumulate every 90’s Reference you can think off and mash it together into a casscade of overdriven guitars.

Additiv:Michigan’s finest in Beat Destruction and Frequency-Texture-Banging Mayhem delivers straight to your guts. His EP is out now on Void Tactical Media.

Proto Hills: A three piece group comprised of members from berlin based bands I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream, Fausto Maijstral and The History Of Colour TV.

+ Reuben Bonner and his best buddy Kenny Powers of An Emerald City will be spinning a fine selection of tasty interplanetary treats

@ Loophole Boddinstrasse 60: Iku Sakan / Tatsumi Ryusui / Utku Tavil AV / Kakawaka

Iku Sakan: Japanese sound artist and DJ, catapulted in Berlin, creates impressive sound textures with his voice and devices.

Tatsumi Ryusui Electric guitar, pedals, toys… They might sound quite boring until they meet Tatsumi’s hands and become the foundation of a noisy sonic experiment.

Utku Tavil AV An homeless improviser and sound artist expands his expression techniques with purely greyscale images; his sounds become visible by all means.

Kakawaka Kakawaka makes noise. Often with a 1987: ‘Seahorse’ badge for swimming 25m at Rosdorf public pool.Since 2001: noise on the internet. Since 2005: live performances.

And, yes, on Fri whoah! Animal Collective @ Astra!

Eternal Zio live in Berlin! by DuChamp

Eternal Zio (IT) is a semi acustic drone project featuring members of Asabikeshiinh,Rella the woodcutter and Valla. They use an home-made hurdy gurdy, violin, guitars, organ, percussion, voices. Infos here. Eternal Zio are touring in East Europe in March, and you can see their dreamy, magic performance also in Berlin, here:

Sat 5th March @ Loophole w/Iku Sakan  at 21.30

Sun 6th March @ Your Mum – Sanderstrasse 18 at 17

Mon 7th March @ Ichiyo w/Francesco Cavaliere at 21.30

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