la gioiosa macchina da guerra

by DuChamp

O C C U L T O F E S T  2 0 1 3 

                                  .Expect metamorphosis.


Expect fly-like mutants, giant beetles, the new issue of Occulto Magazine and great live performances: here comes the Metamorphosis.

8 JUNE –  8pm/1am

DUCHAMP (IT/DE, Boring Machines)

Solo project of the guitar player of How Much Wood Would a Woodchuck Chuck If a Woodchuck Could Chuck Wood?

LA PIRAMIDE DI SANGUE (IT/DE Boring Machines/Sound of Cobra)

9 JUNE – 8pm/1am


KWJAZ (US, Not Not Fun)


+ distros, dj, Occulto new issue, smart talks and so on…


DuChamp and Occulto Magazine touring in Belgium! by DuChamp

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

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

No Fear of Pop and Noisekölln presents: Sean Nicholas Savage / Ensemble Economique /Fausto Maijstral live at Raum 19.07.12 by DuChamp

Noisekölln and are teaming up again for a wonderful night at the Raum sanctuary. This is the first Berlin show for our “favorite Canadian weirdo” (nfop) Sean Nicholas Savage!


Sean Nicholas Savage is probably the best thing that happened to music this year. Smokey Las Vegas lounge P!O!P!, dirty disco, weird-folk, neo-R&B thrashers, bubbling 80s heartsongs, smooth 70s AM pop, basement lonertude, campfire balladry, dreamy soft-psych, blue-eyed reggae, Caribbean-tinged synth pop and, most importantly, hit-making.



“I’m in a perpetual personal transitional period and my music moves along accordingly. I let the vibes take me, this way and that, like the mist, the fog, the gentle ghost, floating aimless on the beach, full of everything and nothing, at once, letting the early morning sun blast me into a million pieces of ecstatic white light, pure, fragmented, transcendent.”



Fausto Maijstral is the Berlin based duo of DuChamp (IT) and Will Gresson (NZ). Together they perform dense, musique concrete/drone pieces that explore memories and lived experience through heavily processed instruments and field recordings. They have performed with Concern (US), Family Battle Snake (GR), Preslav Literary School (UK), BeMyDelay (IT), Rella the Woodcutter (IT), Drekka (US), Canid (US), Sun Worship (DE) and Nadja (CAN) among others, and recently performed in Istanbul.

spinning some rad tunes:



Concern + Matar Dolores + DuChamp (w/Filipe Dias De) @ The Zone Berlin! by DuChamp

La gioiosa macchina da guerra, Occultofest and Noisekölln are delight to present:

Concern + Matar Dolores + DuChamp (w/Filipe Dias De) @ The Zone Berlin

live Sun May 13th @ The Zone, Reuterstrasse 95 starting from 8.30 sharp!

Concern is the recording project of Portland-based Gordon Ashworth, who in a previous incarnation (as Oscillating Innards) delivered an altogether more brutal take on experimental music before planting his feet firmly in the world of shimmering, layered drones.  His brother, Owen Ashworth, works under the Casiotone for the Painfully Alone banner. Gorden has often worked with his sibling in that project. Under the Concern moniker, Ashworth “proceeds to completely obliterate the vast majority of what passes for contemporary drone with a colossal shimmer that sounds like Tim Hecker reconfiguring classic Raga structures into something almost unspeakably beautiful. Amazing music” (Boomkat). Full-lengths releases on Digitalis and Peasant Magik have acted to establish Concern as a key figure in the field of contemporary drone explorers.

Matar Dolores is a collaborative effort consisting of Francesco Tignola and Giuseppe Esposito, active in Naples, in the south of Italy. Their sound research is based on a massive use of field recordings in a strict compositional perspective and clever breaks of “music”; their gigs usually hit audience for depth and dynamism.  First official release, a c20 tape dedicated to philosopher Karl Polanyi, will see the light in early 2012 through the italian label Joy De Vivre.

DuChamp is an Italian scientist, musician and curator based in Berlin, religiousely devoted to drone. In her semi-improvised compositions, she uses accordion, baritone guitar, keyboard and voice. She performed here and there in Berlin, in Italy and Turkey. She´s currently working on her first solo album.  In this very unique occasion, she will perform a piece baritone/sitar with Filipe Dias De from Awe Processing Sitar

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.

minus twenty to Occultofest!! 🙂

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


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



Occulto Fest 2012: Music Program 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

Fausto Maijstral

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

An amazing band based in Berlin TBA

Sun Worship



O C C U L T O F E S T 2 0 1 2 – T H E A R M A G E D D O N E D I T I O N – by DuChamp
March 20, 2012, 11:54 am
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Occultofest 2012 is coming, thank God. Save the date and book your flights/trains/car lifts: Occultofest 2012 Armageddon Edition will happen in May 25th and 26th in Berlin Kreuzberg.

More info on concerts program very soon here!

This year we will have a series of talks instead of a workshop, and there is a call for talks, we warmly invite all to submit ideas!

And, as always, a manifesto!

“Let it be a giant asteroid hitting the earth, the ultimate economical crisis, the third world war, the return of the big reptiles due to the Earth overheating, or a bunch of helicopters dropping napalm accompanied by Wagner’s The Ride of the Valkyries: Apocalypse is indeed not just a specialty number of religious fanatism and more or less articulated esoteric discourse. One or more of its possibile declination…continue reading


John´s "Apocalypse", fragments

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