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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



Occulto Fest 2012: Music Program UPDATE 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

Supermelle

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

Apex Predator

Fausto Maijstral

Sun Worship

Nadja

INFOS HERE



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
THIRD PILL EPISODE 3: THE ULTIMATE PLAYLIST
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.

10.30pm
DU CHAMP – liveset
http://duchampdrone.tumblr.com/
TATSEMME (Tatsumi Ryusui + EMME) – liveset
http://www.myspace.com/tatsumiryusui

Wir freuen uns auf euch ❤

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

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by nanabianca

OCCULTO MAGAZINE Issue √-1 is HERE!

occulto issue i is here!

It stayed glossy, it went thicker: 176 pages which bring together science, humanities and arts.The first 100 Occulto exemplars ordered via mail at info@occultomagazine.com will feature a special CD compiled by no less than Onga Boring Machines. Be fast, order now!

Texts by Meris Angioletti, Marco Antonini, Enrico Bellone, Alessio delli Castelli, Bill Dolson, Daniele Gasparinetti, Martin Howse, Matteo Lenardon, Federica Rossella Massimo Sandal, Max Stadler, Barbara Urbanic, Alexander Ziegler
Original artworks by Daavid Mörtl, Andrea Zimbaro
An artist’s project by Jon Fawcett

Occulto explores new possibilities in the popularisation of science in connection to other fields such as the visual arts, parascientific theories and history of ideas.

Occulto affirms the cultural value of scientific knowledge and the potential of an interdisciplinary approach opened to deviance and irony. Its research also questions past and present attempts to find shortcuts to knowledge (and power), the fascination towards the irrational and revealed truths.

What lies behind the insurmountable gap dividing humanities and science?

OCCULTO. WE NEED MORE DISCIPLINES IN HERE.



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



Brand new OCCULTO out soon!! by DuChamp

Issue √-1 is almost there!

OUT IN NOVEMBER 2011

It has kept its glossy outlook but is twice as thick.

It features stories about urine tests and work conditions; sea urchins and Magnetic Resonance Imaging; oscillations applied to neuroscience and electronic music; delirious theories about how sistematic blood transfusions can heal any mortal disease; reflections on the damages caused by scientific analfabetism in the last centuries and more more more.

Here below some preview of the contents, check our events and news section and book your copy now! The first 100 exemplars will feature a special CD compiled by no less than Onga Boring Machines

PREMIERE IN ARTISSIMA LIDO IN TURIN, 4 – 6 November 2011 http://artissima.it/frontend/in-citta/artissima-lido/



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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