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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, 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

[#] 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   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.

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.

[#] 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)​2419
PXPRD (Penelopex + Martin Kuentz)
Unmapped (see below the list o musicians playing)​pped

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

Saturday, July 16
Unmapped Collective​pped

Various constellations of this collective members and its guests:

Instruments by:
Emanuele Battisti – Virus TI Synth​uele-battisti
filipe dias De – Sitar​pe-dias-de
Andrea Gozzi – Electric Guitar
Amine Mesnaoui – Fender Rhodes​naouimusic
Dionysios Papanicolaou – Violin​nysiospapanicolaou
Thomas Vittek – Accordeon
Melisa Yener – Voice

Electro-acoustic processing by:
Jérémy Labelle – Laptop live electronics​emylabelle
Gabriel Peraza – Laptop live electronics​rielperazaatv
Raphaël Vens – Laptop live electronics
Julien Vincenot – Laptop live electronics​envincenot
Sinan Mansuroglu – Video projection

Dj set by Jérémy Labelle

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

Upcoming this week: Preslav Literary School,Thomas Zunk, Lin Chi-Wei, Tastumi and so on… by DuChamp

Wed June 9th Lin Chi-Wei and C-drik live @ Quiet Cue Flughafenstraße 38 Berlin at 09 pm, entritt 5 €

Lin Chi-Wei is an audio, video and experimental performance artist from Taiwan based in Beijing.

He is also known for having been in the core of the industrial and experimental movement in Taiwan in the early 1990 with the project ZSLO (Zero and Sound Liberation Organisation).

C-drík (aka Kirdec) is a Berlin-based artist from Congo and Belgium who plays various styles ranging from electro-acoustic music to digital punk. He also manages the label Syrphe producing electronic and experimental artists from Africa and Asia among others.


Lin Chi-Wei (Beijing, China) – balloon music


Lin Chi-Wei – voice

C-drik (Berlin) – computer

Thursday, June 9 at Raum 20 Ziegrastraße 11, hinterhof


supporting acts:
WHAT featuring Amine Mesnaoui (fender rhodes) & Alix Lhoumeau (drums) dj set ondula


Fri June 11th

Japanese sound artist Tatsumi Ryusui plays solo with a new video performance in MultiLayer Laden Adalbertstraße 4, Berlin…Electric guitar, pedals, toys… They might sound quite boring until they meet Tatsumi’s hands and become the foundation of a noisy sonic experiment.

Sunday June 12 at 11 NOI Warschauer Str. 70
some ambient Theremin music while you eat your Sunday brunch, off course by Thomas Zunk!



Preslav Literary School new album to download by DuChamp

New Preslav Literary School tape-stry is out now!  The album is available as a free download from Interdisco, esteemed Zurich purveyors of sonic materials, and was described as “dense, stunning and ritualistic live cassette collage and found sound conjuring” by Lend Me Your Ears.

Download your copy for free here.

This is what Interdisco kindly wrote by way of liner notes:

We’re very excited to introduce you to the Preslav Literary School. Preslav’s ambient drones are an offer of peace and tranquility. Veer is disarmingly heartfelt and has an emotional intensity which leaves you with goose bumps and a deep feeling of sobriety. While doing that, it’s not esoteric or New Age-y in any way. So we’re not talking about waves breaking on the shore, whales mating in the deep ocean, or the like. No, droning out of the tape archive are lost & found violins, ghostly voices, stretched out guitar riffs and industrial soundscapes.

Veer uses live recordings of a Preslav Literary School concert at Open Broadcast’s Radio Village, Basel, Switzerland on Friday June 18th 2010. It was mixed and named in Berlin in March 2011. Artwork is by Benjamin Laurent Aman.

# Our Occultofest´s main act Preslav Literary School Adam Thomas will perform live in Berlin

18 July Preslav Literary School @ Madame Claude

6. August, Preslav Literary School – Erik Levander @ Staalplaat

Some lo-fi pictures of Sat 13 by DuChamp

Hi-fi pictures will comes…

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Fuori i nomi! 1/Musica by DuChamp

We are very happy to announce that we have finally our definitive line-up.  It has been really hard to choose, but, inspired a bit by Sam Wagstaff, we decide to present just music that we love, no matter where it comes from and how is produced, and furthermore we were delighted by the possibility of using the EVP in an aesthetical sense, so we like to think that each artist we have choosen deal a bit (maybe unconsciously) with mystery and wonder, sometimes letting the surprise of the creation taking over the control of the execution.  So, here’s the names…for detailed infos, go here

Siamo molto felici di annunciarvi che finalmente abbiamo una line-up definitiva. E’ stato molto difficile decidere, ma, un pò ispirate da Sam Wigstaff, abbiamo deciso di presentare solo musica che amiamo, non importa da dove venga e come sia prodotta, e inoltre siamo deliziate dal poter usare il concetto di EVP in senso estetico, quindi ci piace pensare che ogni nostro artista abbia, magari incosciamente a che fare con il mistero e la meraviglia, magari lasciando la sopresa della creazione prendere il sopravvento sul controllo dell’esecuzione. Quindi, qui ci sono i nomi, per informazioni piu’ dettagliate, vi rimandiamo qui

In alphabetic order:

Adrian Shepard (UK)

Fausto Maijstral (IT/NZ/DE)

Francesco Cavaliere (IT) & Marcel Türkowsky (DE)

LifeLoop (IE)

Miguel Negrão (PT/NE)

Preslav Literary School (UK)

Rinus Van Alebeek (NL)

Roi Poingi (IL)

Thomas Zunk (DE)

throuRoof (IT/DE)

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