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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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You are here AKA the Maze, online program of the massive 2 weeks festival in West Germany, Xberg by DuChamp

‘You Are Here Festival’ (aka The Maze!), is a festival started in New York and now moved to Berlin’s WestGermany venue in September 15-29 of 2012. The ‘You Are Here Festival’, will feature a life size sculptural maze which will occupy the entire venue. Performers, of which there will be three to five per night, will have to negotiate the confines of the maze in order to execute their performance. The ingenuity, flexibility, and at times, frustration involved with doing this is a central ingredient of the ‘You Are Here’ experience. ‘You Are Here’ also emphasizes the art and music of local scenes and communities. Each events is curated by a different artist/curator/creature based in Berlin

All events will be in West Germany, Kottbusser Tor,  and if you had been to Occultofest 2012 you know how to find it ! For timing, check this page 

15.09     OPENING: w/Diamond Terrifier & TroubleSean Nicholas SavageAtomicTitCorporation

16.09     HERMETISTASIS: curated by Jimmy Trash & Professor Mugglestone

Hermetistasis is a dramatic, instantaneous, violent and physical performance piece representing the Seven Alchemic Principles as explained by Hermes Trismegistus and the Emerald Tablet. One person at a time will be admitted to follow the transformative path of self realisation and our oneness with God, Nature and The Universe, by way of seven unusual encounters with strangers and self throughout the maze. The goal of the strange and brutal performance, coinciding with the 7 Alchemic Principles, is to push the limits of everyday consciousness and existence, and give keys to the hidden sublimations of everyday life. Due to the unrestrained handling of entrants, all must sign a waiver of duty of care, and tickets will be extremely limited. Entrants are advised to come on time and register their place in the piece. West Germany 7 till 10pm.

17.09     LONELY IN THE DIGITAL WORLD?: curated by Jim Avignon w/AnxieteamMotorcombo, DJ Netto, DJ Brutto

18.09     NIGHT OF THE MESHUGGAS FOR IMPROVISED MUSIC: curated by Oli Steidle w/Joke LanzOlaf Rupp, Jan Roder, Axel Dörner, Carlos Giuffone, Die Dicken Finger

21.09     THE EXTENDED AMORPHOUS DRONE FOR MULTIPLE HEADS:curated by Aidan Baker

The performance is scheduled between 21.30 and 00.30 and features a real seleção do drone, including Fabio Orsi, Stefania Pedretti (OvO, ?Alos), Will Gresson (Fausto Maijstral), Andrea Belfi (Hobocombo), Dirk Dresselhaus (SchniederTM), Rene Margaff (Pillowdriver, Twopeopleinaroom), Jeremie Mortier, Jasmine Monique GuffondSoren Brothers (Man Meets Bear), DuChamp (Fausto Maijstral) and of course Aidan Baker (Nadja).

22.09     BENEFIT FOR TOM CARTER: curated by Stephan Laackmann w/Jochen Arbeit (Einsturzende Neubauten) & Hopek Quirin, Nadja, Head Of Wantastiquet (Paul LaBrecque/Sunburned Hand of the Man)

This is the Berlin benefit concert evening, helping assist musician Tom Carter (Charalambides and many others..) through his recovery from severe pneumonia incurred while on tour in 2012.  Doors open 21h – Begin 22h. All proceeds from entrance + merch/prints etc., will be donated to ‘The Robert Thomas Carter Irrevocable Trust’.

Please check http://www.helptomcarter.org/ for further information.

26.09     HACK SANDWICH: w/Dirty Beaches

27.09     SCHOKOLADEN PRESENTSBig EaterIll WindsNOEM

28.09     DREAM KRAUT AT MAZE: EAGLE BOSTONSferics

29.09     CLOSING: Biological Father, Felix-Florian Tödtloff “GOIÂNIA” (installation), Flora Könemann & Felix-Florian Tödtloff “Thalata: Mein linkes Ohr zuckt wie bei einer Katze” (performance), Justine Electra & friends (acoustic performance), KRAP∞LA




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