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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 & SUPERMELLE (Sun Horogram Music/JP,DK)
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).

http://soundcloud.com/ikusakan

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.
http://www.yoyooyoy.dk/friskfrugt.htm

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.
http://www.tasosstamou.com/

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 

[#] SILVER APPLES, BLACK DICE AND MV/EE in FESTSAAL XBERG

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.

MV&EE
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…
a) CARLA BOZULICH’S EVANGELISTA (Live) | B/B/S/ (Live)
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)
http://sndyprlrs.bandcamp.com/Sferics (Guitar Experiments)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwwdOn_mutw 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!)
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Tonight: Jacob Kirkegaard at LEAP Berlin +Lafidki and Alpha Couple live+opening of a pleasure “radio” dome by DuChamp

Upcoming events in the land of milk and honey…(you were missing it, isn’t?)

[#] Danish sound artist Jacob Kirkegaard presents in LEAP Berlin his new sound installation called “Pivot”, created from video and sound recordings from Alexanderplatz’s tv tower (Fernsehturm). Jacob Kirkegaard was granted a special permit to access the machinery that keeps the globe in its constant pivoting motion. Using vibration sensors, he recorded the sounds emerging from the heavy mechanical engineering – a striking contrast to the slowly and silently revolving look-out above. For the installation at LEAP video is projected onto a curved white canvas that stretches from floor to ceiling. The curved canvas reflects the shape of the Fernsehturm’s dome and panoramic view of Berlin revealing a view of the city as seen from within the dome. Simultaneously the view from Leap’s windows reveals an up close sight of the colossal landmark, allowing for a double perspective of the city to take place.

 Jacob Kirkegaard is a Danish artist who focuses on the scientific and aesthetic aspects of resonance, time, sound and hearing. His installations, compositions and performances deal with acoustic spaces and phenomena that usually remain imperceptible. Using unorthodox recording tools, including accelerometers, hydrophones and home-built electromagnetic receivers, Kirkegaard captures and contextualizes hitherto unheard sounds from within a variety of environments: a geyser, a sand dune, a nuclear power plant, an empty room, a TV tower, and even sounds from the human inner ear itself. Based in Berlin, Kirkegaard is a graduate of the Academy for Media Arts in Cologne, Germany. Since 1995, Kirkegaard has presented his works at exhibitions and at festivals and conferences throughout the world. He has released five albums (mostly on the British label Touch) and is a member of the sound art collective freq_out.
LEAP
Lab for Electronic Arts and Performance
(Berlin Carré 1. Stock)
Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 13
10178 Berlin
[#] Alpha Couple (CA) and Lafidki(CA) live in Loophole!
Canadian duo Alpha Couple — former gallery owners Kristel Jax and Mark Wohlgemuth — craft kaleidoscopic sound collages comprised of textural instrumentation and found soundbites. At once conceptual and emotionally raw, Alpha Couple’s compositions are haunting in their ability to communicate ineffable psychic states.
http://alphacouple.tumblr.com/
http://soundcloud.com/alpha-couple
Lafidki makes “Spacy winter lo-fi maximalism hymns and impatient post-pop.” from Avant-Avant
http://lafidki.free.fr/
http://soundcloud.com/lafidki/
DJ AUBREY BEARDSLEY
http://djaubrey.tumblr.com/BLACKBLACKGOLD
http://soundcloud.com/goldecahedronIn Loophole Boddinstr. 60, 12053 Berlin
[#] Launch party of  INeedRadio Funkhaus at Funkhaus Grünau, a wonderful ex ddr radio station! 

From 6: 00 P.m. live concerts, party till…French sound artist Zabo Chabilant will perform as well.
Regattastraße 277 Grünau


Nap Concert in Berlin, Wed 22-06 in Loophole by DuChamp

Nap Concert on Wed June 22 @ 21 in Loophole Berlin….

Bring your pillows! Long night of lethargic drones…(I´m serious! it will be a sleeping concert, so whatever you need to sleep!)

Fausto Maijstral (drone, saddest music in the world, IT/NZ/DE)

Fausto Maijstral is a multi-faceted band formed around the core duo of Italian scientist and musician DuChamp and sound artist Will Gresson of New Zealand. The band explores the middle ground between their mutual interest in experimental music, improvisation and the practice of field recording, performing largely improvised soundscapes with various instruments heavily processed during live performances. Individually both Rossella and Gresson have been involved in various solo and group performances, as well as contributing to several festivals in Berlin.

Olivier Newton Johnny (minimalism, NZ/FR/DE)

… sometimes you will be screaming your heart out , sometimes you are softly whispering – often you are delicately accompanied by our electric guitar / viola noise. other times your voice is actually supporting us, and quite constantly the three of us are battling each other – no one gives way and yet everyone shares a presence. We are Olivier Newton Johnny.
Olivier di Placido: electric guitar
Harmony Molina: voice
Johnny Chang: violin

Zabo Chabilant (drone, FR)

Zabo Chabiland is a French Berlin based artist working with various mediums.
She has never been trained as a musician and uses it as an advantage to create timeless soundscapes. Her favorite instrument is the
piano board she plays with electronic massagers. Zabo will perform “Piano Coude en C Majeur” a musical composition generated by the action of falling asleep on a keyboard. She is currently doing a Sleepy Tour….



Fausto Maijstral – Utku Tavil live @ Void Haus by DuChamp

Thu May 26 a special performance into the Void Haus, an installation by French artist and performer Zabo Chabiland, in Waterloo Ufer, just in front of Amerika Gedenkbibliotek.

# Thu 26th May @ Void Haus, Waterloo ufer at 21.30/22 Fausto Maijstral / Utku Tavil AV

Fausto Maijstral is a multi-faceted band formed around the core duo of Italian scientist and musician Federica Rossella (DuChamp) and sound artist Will Gresson of New Zealand. The band explores the middle ground between their mutual interest in experimental music, improvisation and the practice of field recording, performing largely improvised soundscapes with various instruments heavily processed during live performances. Individually both Rossella and Gresson have been involved in various solo and group performances, as well as contributing to several festivals in Berlin.
http://www.myspace.com/faustomaijstralband

Utku Tavil AV

An homeless improviser and sound artist expands his expression techniques with purely greyscale images; his sounds become visible by all means.
http://vimeo.com/utkutavil

26.05.2011
@
Waterloo / Voidhaus

http://www.voidhaus.com/




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