Thursday, December 06, 2007

ALCHEMISTIC CABARET #3



"TRANSFIGURED TIME TRAVEL"

Friday December 7 - 9pm /€5,-
Overtoom 301, Amsterdam

A warped and dynamic program of music, film, performance and dance - transforming space and time through alchemistic cabaret action!

WHALE OIL



Mind Bending Improv Avant Rock - Inner-Space + Outer-Time

Santiago Botero [Columbia] - electric bass + effects
Alfredo Genovesi [London] - electric guitar + effects
Gerri Jaeger [Austria] - drums

Debut of the new psychedelic improv rock trio formed by the free improvising electronic guitarist Alfredo Genovesi. Using an array of pedal effects, found objects, samplers and external sound sources, Alfredo constructs multi-layered soundscapes that enable him to fluctuate between diverse and colourful soundworlds. He is joined by the rockin' Brown Vs Brown drummer Gerri Jaeger and high grade Columbian bass player Santiago Botero. This music will melt your mind!

WRIKKEN



Ivo Bol - electronics
Joris van Perlo - electronics

Live soundtrack to Maya Deren's classic film "Ritual In Transfigured
Time" and "The House", a film by Jan Suschitzky

Wrikken is a project of Ivo Bol and Joris van Perlo, who have made music together since they were 15. Wrikken originated in the Dutch city of Groningen where they played in cult bands like Soom, Plan Kruutntoone, Wastewell and G.I. Magnetic Inflatable Carrot plane. In 1996 they composed music for strings, saxophone and electric guitar. After 1996 their music has become more and more electronic. The music of Wrikken is constructed during an ongoing process of redefining their own sound, based mostly on samples made from their own music. Influences are Minimal music, Coil, Beefheart, David Lynch. Wrikken collaborated with several theatremakers, filmmakers and visual artists. They have been touring in Germany, the USA and Holland. Wrikken will perform a live soundtrack that is composed for Maya Deren’s film “Ritual In Transfigured Time” (1945-46). Stichting Mixer released their debut single.

MARIJE NIE & MARTIJN GROOTENDORST



SoundFloor, tapdance and video: a TripTych on Seagulls
Walking thru time and treading frantic rhythms from wired surfaces

De SoundFloor is een electronische tapvloer waarmee de tapdanseres zelf haar geluiden kan besturen. Tapdanser Marije Nie droomt al jaren over dit electroaccoustische instrument. Het is een instrument waarmee Marije niet alleen haar eigen geluid kan manipuleren, maar dat ook een interactieve geluidsomgeving kan maken op basis van het tapgeluid. Deze incarnatie van de SoundFloor is ontwikkeld door studenten van de Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht en TU Eindhoven en is nu al een veelbelovende start op een avontuurlijke weg.

Plus AUXXX Time Travel Disco with DJ PHILIPPONA and DJ MORSANEK

DJ PHILIPPONA



DJ Philippona spins music from the past, pleasing discerning music lovers and (jazz) musicians alike with her exquisite yet totally unpredictable taste. DJ Philippona strives to create a timeless uplifting experience through music: disarmament - fun & amazement - real bands on records - voices voices voices - depth in sound & depth in music - lightness in sound & lightness in music - DJ Philippona spins uncensored originals: jazz - mambo - soul - samba - rock'n'roll - disco - funk - break - country - beat - gospel - boogaloo – eurotrash.

DJ MORSANEK



Morsanek is the DJ name of improvising musician and hiphop geek Mark Morse. Originally from America, Mark is currently based in Amsterdam and has been the resident DJ for AUXXX since its inception. His AUXXX sets are an attempt at surreal sonic alchemy, synthesizing blunted beats, Osaka-style noise, machine music, free improvisation and a junkbox of found sound into edgy party music that doubles as textured ambience.

AUXXX - ALCHEMISTIC TIME TRAVEL CABARET!
Friday December 7 @ 21:00
OT301,
Overtoom 301, Amsterdam
€ntry 5

Auxxx Alchemistic Cabaret is supported by Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst and the Thuiskopie Fonds - thanxxx!



Links to Alchemistic Cabaret #3 Artists:

Alfredo Genovesi
DJ Morsanek
Marije Nie
Fred Pelon
DJ Philippona
Wrikken

Monday, November 05, 2007

ALCHEMISTIC CABARET #2



Friday November 23 @ 9pm
Overtoom 301 - Amsterdam

"SPEAKING IN TONGUES"
with live music from



Kain The Poet / Baby Kain Band (USA/NL)

rap rock
indie-jazz
holy roller
existential
blues poet

Kain - voice
Rozemarie Heggen - bass
Jeff Hollie - saxophone
Psar Pzzz - turntables
Vassil Votec - drums

"Man's greatest tragedy is that he was first born a child".
Philosopher Poet - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Ye that hath seen me hath seen Baby Kain and no-one cometh to My father except by me. My name is Kain and I just got here".
Kain The Poet



Ausweis (DE)
mantra loops - surrealist soundscapes - dream voices

Ulrike Helmholz - voice and electronics
Ralf Meinz - electronic percussion and computer
Pit Schmidt - saxophone and computer

Ausweis make surrealistic soundscapes with strangely possessed voices and sounds which emerge from trance and dream states. Their improvised music plays with tensions which seem to exist between acoustic, electronic, composed and improvised musics. Ulrike Helmholz will explore the "speaking in tongues" theme through the rhytmical recitation of texts by Hölderlin, Brecht, Kerouac, Rimbaud, Baudelaire, Genet, Dauthendey and Japanese Haiku poets. Her mantra-like looping of these words will be accompanied by colourful soundscapes created by Pit Schmidt and Ralf Meinz on saxopohone, electronic percussion and computers. Ausweis have a broad and intuitive approach to rhythmical and musical structure, every song takes the listener to a new world... These unique musicians from Tubingen have worked with many other artists including Japanese Butoh dancer Mitsutaka Ishii, German krautrockers Faust, improvisers Otomo Yoshihide, David Moss, Elliot Sharp and Franz Hautzinger, the contemporary music ensemble Zeitkratzer and American legends such as Lou Reed and Ike Willis - as alchemical artists they distil their experience from such a wide field into pure gems of strange abstraction!



MC Quio + DJ Marcelle (DE/NL)
Berlin MC meets Amsterdam DJ for a late night mash up!

Quio is a Berlin based MC, singer and performer. She started MCing in 1997 as MC Looney Tunes. She performed with Drum' n Bass and HipHop DJs in Berlin and throughout Europe. In 1998 she met DJ G-Serve from Audiotaxi in WTF together with DJ Christine Lang. They organized parties under the title "On Bass Tracks". Quio is still part of a radio show on Berlin's former Pirate Radio Station TWEN FM, named Underground Essentials. In 1999 she met AGF when they performed on the same bill in a club. Various collaborations ensued and in 2003 they founded Quio. 2004 saw them release their first 12" on AGF Producktion and after that a full length album entitled „...like oooh!“. In September 2007 her new album "Phiu" was released. For the AUXXX alchemistic cabaret evening she will perform together as an MC with resident Auxxx DJ - Marcelle.

"Like Ooh is like a punch in the face of the creative opposition to change... an album which shoots in the aberrations of our day-to-day life, giving a sense to what we don't have ! "
CODA Magazine (France)



DJ Morsanek (AUXXX / Amsterdam)

Morsanek is the DJ name of improvising musician and hiphop geek Mark Morse. Originally from America, Mark is currently based in Amsterdam and has been the resident DJ for AUXXX since its inception. His AUXXX sets are an attempt at surreal sonic alchemy, synthesizing blunted beats, Osaka-style noise, machine music, free improvisation and a junkbox of found sound into edgy party music that doubles as textured ambience.

Friday November 23 @ 21:00
OT301,
Overtoom 301, Amsterdam
€ntry 5

Auxxx Alchemistic Cabaret is supported by Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst and the Thuiskopie Fonds - thanxxx!



Links to Alchemistic Cabaret Artists:

Black Galaxy on Monium
Nicholas James Bullen
The Ex
Alfredo Genovesi
Ulrike Helmholz
Hilary Jeffery
Simon Mabbott
DJ Marcelle
DJ Morsanek
Marije Nie
Fred Pelon
DJ Philippona
Quio
John Richards
Wrikken

Thursday, October 11, 2007

ALCHEMISTIC CABARET ANNOUNCEMENT



AUXXX presents:
a new series of Alchemistic Cabaret evenings!



Saturday October 27 @ 21:00
OT301,
Overtoom 301, Amsterdam
€ntry 5

Alchemistic Cabaret #1:
"PUNK = FUTURISTIC ALCHEMY"
with live music from



THE EX

Terrie Ex - guitar, baritone guitar
G.W. Sok - vocals
Andy Moor - guitar, baritone guitar
Katherina Ex - drums, vocals

Legendary band The Ex have been playing and recording since 1979. They have played 1,270 concerts all over Europe, Northern America and Africa, and recorded more than 20 CD-albums. They are continuously evolving and always open for new ideas, developing their unique sound together with other musicians who’s spirit inspires and appeals to the group. It's 2007 now, and they're still going strong, and forward, in every possible direction.



BLACK GALAXY

Nicholas James Bullen (ex-Napalm Death / Scorn) - guitar, electronics
Hilary Jeffery (Lysn, Kreepa) - trombone, tromboscillator
Simon Mabbott (Sacrifist, Migrant) - computer, electronika
John Richards (Kreepa, Sand) - kreepback instrument

Black Galaxy is a new project from Birmingham-based musician, sound artist and writer Nicholas Bullen. Bullen was one of the original founder members of Napalm Death in 1981, performing as vocalist and bassist and recording on their classic 1st album - "Scum". Since then, he was also a member of Scorn and has worked with many musicians (including Bill Laswell and Tim Wright), along with developing work as a sound artist which has been shown at a variety of venues including Tate Britain, Art Basel, ICA and the Staten Island ferry in New York. He started his own label - Monium in 2007. Black Galaxy is a collaboration with fellow Birmingham sound artist and musician Simon Mabbott - the project operates in a variety of fields from distorted breakbeats to non-rhythmic soundscapes. For this concert they will be joined by Kreepa musicians John Richards and Hilary Jeffery, together they will play a version of a set they played with great success at this years Sonar Festival in Barcelona.

plus

Films:

Amsterdam filmmaker Fred Pelon will present a rare Super 8 screening of found footage from Queens Day - 30 April 1980 - a day where violence and innocence ruled the streets of Amsterdam. A Super 8 camera films at Waterlooplein, Rokin, Kinkerstraat and side streets where both police, anarchists, punks and tourists experienced chaos in their own way...

DJs:

DJ MARCELLE (Another Nice Mess) and DJ MORSANEK (Auxxx)

Friday November 23 @ 21:00
OT301,
Overtoom 301, Amsterdam
€ntry 5

Alchemistic Cabaret #2:
"SPEAKING IN TONGUES"
with live music from



Kain The Poet / Baby Kain Band (USA/NL)

rap rock
indie-jazz
holy roller
existential
blues poet

Kain - voice
Rozemarie Heggen - bass
Jeff Hollie - saxophone
Psar Pzzz - turntables
Vassil Votec - drums

"Man's greatest tragedy is that he was first born a child".
Philosopher Poet - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Ye that hath seen me hath seen Baby Kain and no-one cometh to My father except by me. My name is Kain and I just got here".
Kain The Poet



Ausweis (DE)
mantra loops - surrealist soundscapes - dream voices

Ulrike Helmholz - voice and electronics
Ralf Meinz - electronic percussion and computer
Pit Schmidt - saxophone and computer

Ausweis make surrealistic soundscapes with strangely possessed voices and sounds which emerge from trance and dream states. Their improvised music plays with tensions which seem to exist between acoustic, electronic, composed and improvised musics. Ulrike Helmholz will explore the "speaking in tongues" theme through the rhytmical recitation of texts by Hölderlin, Brecht, Kerouac, Rimbaud, Baudelaire, Genet, Dauthendey and Japanese Haiku poets. Her mantra-like looping of these words will be accompanied by colourful soundscapes created by Pit Schmidt and Ralf Meinz on saxopohone, electronic percussion and computers. Ausweis have a broad and intuitive approach to rhythmical and musical structure, every song takes the listener to a new world... These unique musicians from Tubingen have worked with many other artists including Japanese Butoh dancer Mitsutaka Ishii, German krautrockers Faust, improvisers Otomo Yoshihide, David Moss, Elliot Sharp and Franz Hautzinger, the contemporary music ensemble Zeitkratzer and American legends such as Lou Reed and Ike Willis - as alchemical artists they distil their experience from such a wide field into pure gems of strange abstraction!



MC Quio + DJ Marcelle (DE/NL)
Berlin MC meets Amsterdam DJ for a late night mash up!

Quio is a Berlin based MC, singer and performer. She started MCing in 1997 as MC Looney Tunes. She performed with Drum' n Bass and HipHop DJs in Berlin and throughout Europe. In 1998 she met DJ G-Serve from Audiotaxi in WTF together with DJ Christine Lang. They organized parties under the title "On Bass Tracks". Quio is still part of a radio show on Berlin's former Pirate Radio Station TWEN FM, named Underground Essentials. In 1999 she met AGF when they performed on the same bill in a club. Various collaborations ensued and in 2003 they founded Quio. 2004 saw them release their first 12" on AGF Producktion and after that a full length album entitled „...like oooh!“. In September 2007 her new album "Phiu" was released. For the AUXXX alchemistic cabaret evening she will perform together as an MC with resident Auxxx DJ - Marcelle.

"Like Ooh is like a punch in the face of the creative opposition to change... an album which shoots in the aberrations of our day-to-day life, giving a sense to what we don't have ! "
CODA Magazine (France)



DJ Morsanek (AUXXX / Amsterdam)

Morsanek is the DJ name of improvising musician and hiphop geek Mark Morse. Originally from America, Mark is currently based in Amsterdam and has been the resident DJ for AUXXX since its inception. His AUXXX sets are an attempt at surreal sonic alchemy, synthesizing blunted beats, Osaka-style noise, machine music, free improvisation and a junkbox of found sound into edgy party music that doubles as textured ambience.

Friday December 7 @ 21:00
OT301,
Overtoom 301, Amsterdam
€ntry 5

Alchemistic Cabaret #3:
"TRANSFIGURED TIME TRAVEL"
with live music and performance from



Whale Oil
mind bending improv rock

Debut of the new psychedelic improc rock trio formed by the free improvising electronic guitarist Alfredo Genovesi. Using an array of pedal effects, found objects, samplers and external sound sources, Alfredo constructs multi-layered soundscapes that enable him to fluctuate between diverse and colourful soundworlds. His music moves between ambient soundscapes, psychedelic riffing and noise. His musical activity includes free improvisation in all manner of combinations and with many international improvisors such as Keith Rowe, Oren Marshall and Lol Coxhill, live music for theatre including work with Zaoum / Sulayman Al-Bassam Theatre (touring the Middle East and Asia) and a composer/director of ensembles such as the Resonance Radio Orchestra. Since arriving in Amsterdam in 2007 Alfredo has commenced work with a range of choreographers and dance projects including work with Katie Duck / Magpie MusicDance Company and Vincent Cacialona. In August 2007 he performed with Japanese dancer Makiko Ito at the Muziekgebouw aan 't Ij during the presentation of the Amsterdamprijs voor de Kunsten for Overtoom 301. He has also been very active in the Amsterdam improvised music scene playing with Ig Henneman, Han Buhrs, Alan Purves, Michael Vatcher and Wilbert de Joode amongst others. For AUXXX Alfredo will present his new trio with a classic guitar, bass and drums line up consisting of:

Santiago Botero (Columbia) - electric bass + effects
Alfredo Genovesi (London) - electric guitar + effects
Gerri Jaeger (Austria) - drums

"Really outrageous stuff...The range of (his) work is awesome." John Zorn



Wrikken (NL)

Ivo Bol - elektronika
Joris van Perlo - elektronika

Wrikken is a project of Ivo Bol and Joris van Perlo, who have made music together since they were 15. Wrikken originated in the Dutch city of Groningen where they played in cult bands like Soom, Plan Kruutntoone, Wastewell and G.I. Magnetic Inflatable Carrot plane. In 1996 they composed music for strings, saxophone and electric guitar. After 1996 their music has become more and more electronic. The music of Wrikken is constructed during an ongoing process of redefining their own sound, based mostly on samples made from their own music. Influences are Minimal music, Coil, Beefheart, David Lynch. Wrikken collaborated with several theatremakers, filmmakers and visual artists. They have been touring in Germany, the USA and Holland. Wrikken will perform a live soundtrack that is composed for Maya Deren’s film “Ritual In Transfigured Time” (1945-46). Stichting Mixer released their debut single.



Marije Nie (NL) - tapdans + SoundFloor

De SoundFloor is een electronische tapvloer waarmee de tapdanseres zelf haar geluiden kan besturen. Tapdanser Marije Nie droomt al jaren over dit electroaccoustische instrument. Het is een instrument waarmee Marije niet alleen haar eigen geluid kan manipuleren, maar dat ook een interactieve geluidsomgeving kan maken op basis van het tapgeluid. Deze incarnatie van de SoundFloor is ontwikkeld door studenten van de Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht en TU Eindhoven en is nu al een veelbelovende start op een avontuurlijke weg.



DJ Philippona / BIimhuis (NL)

DJ Philippona spins music from the past, pleasing discerning music lovers and (jazz) musicians alike with her exquisite yet totally unpredictable taste. DJ Philippona strives to create a timeless uplifting experience through music: disarmament - fun & amazement - real bands on records - voices voices voices - depth in sound & depth in music - lightness in sound & lightness in music - DJ Philippona spins uncensored originals: jazz - mambo - soul - samba - rock'n'roll - disco - funk - break - country - beat - gospel - boogaloo – eurotrash.


Auxxx Alchemistic Cabaret is supported by Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst and the Thuiskopie Fonds - thanxxx!



Links to Alchemistic Cabaret Artists:

Black Galaxy on Monium
Nicholas James Bullen
The Ex
Alfredo Genovesi
Ulrike Helmholz
Hilary Jeffery
Simon Mabbott
DJ Marcelle
DJ Morsanek
Marije Nie
Fred Pelon
DJ Philippona
Quio
John Richards
Wrikken

Thursday, September 20, 2007

AUXXX ARCHIVE

Amsterdam Underkurrent XXX - AUXXX

"a new channel for unconventional artists"



AUXXX is a series of regular events at OT301 (Overtoom 301) in Amsterdam showcasing local and international artists. We are interested in booking and putting on events for people active in the following areas: installation art, improvised and composed music, writing, spoken word / rap, performance art, film / video, animation, electronics and new media, bands and djs. We are particularly interested in mixed bills where new combinations of approaches are encouraged. We aim to bring together artists whose work taps into a strong creative undercurrent running through many genres and scenes. We provide these artists and their audience with an open and flexible performance platform, as well as a vibrant meeting place. The name "Amsterdam Underkurrent XXX" reflects the city in which we are based, Amsterdam, a "floating city" built on water, historically renowned for its progressive outlook, a city of experiment and openness, an international port and meeting place where new ideas can emerge, many of which find expression through unconventional channels and hidden paths. By tapping into these (under)currents our events will open up new areas of dialogue and challenge existing notions of what it means to be xxxperimental - watch this blog!

Below is an overview of the first AUXXX series.

AUXXX 016: ABSTRACT BLUES MOODS
Friday 14 September 2007



DUKE GARWOOD [London]
South London avant-bluesman Garwood brings his own special blend of spooky, atmospheric and abstract blues guitar to Amsterdam. Influences include Captain Beefheart, Tom Waits and Derek Bailey.
"It's music from the margins, but from the margins of several genres" - The Guardian

MINISTER KEBAB
Mark Morse - guitar, sampler, electronics
Alan "Gunga" Purves - drums, percussion, brim bram, wee bells, squeakology
Joost Buis - pedal steel guitar + trombone

More surreal and tasty improv from the 'Bab...

COR FUHLER
Analogue synths, turntable and electronics played by Amsterdam's master instrument inventor and electric improviser!

DJ MORSANEK - spins blues and the abstract truth

Weblinks:
Duke Garwood
Minister Kebab
Cor Fuhler
DJ Morsanek

AUXXX 015: ODD OZ CABARET
Saturday 14 July 2007



THE KLEBER CLAUX MEMORIAL SINGERS
The Kleber Claux Memorial Singers are an Australian duo featuring members of ninetynine, The Hatchetmen and The Diving Bell who play anarcho casio pop and analogue synth driven punk. With music designed to set the masses' hearts afire their performance includes keyboard pop versions of Crass, Subhumans and other anarcho classics...

*PARAPHERNALIA*
karaokecore cabaret*_ by sister0 [ex=toydeath]
Mutant dolls & curiosa embedded with hacked gamepads, played like instruments to divine samples and modify vocals that sound like radio transmissions coming from as far off as tasmania...

USER>
Hailing from the gothic isle of Tasmania, USER is a sound project by Australian artist Scot Cotterell which he describes as having a sound which ranges from sublime atmospherics to stoner doom on a broken tape machine...

PAUL GLAZIER
'Dorothy Squeezed'
To make the "OZ" theme complete Paul Glazier will present a new version of his film "Yellow Brick Road Works". The material for this work, both audio and visual, was all drawn from the classic 1939 film "The Wizard of Oz". In 'Dorothy Squeezed' Paul improvises live electronic music with samples from both the "Wizard" and the "Road Works" squeezing the original 98 minute video into a frenetic 30 minute trip...

DJ MARCELLE(Another Nice Mess)
Australian punk and other songs about kangaroos

DJ MORSANEK (AUXXX)
oddoz electronika + beats from downunder

Weblinks:
http://www.myspace.com/kleberclaux
http://sistero.sysx.org/paraphernalia
http://www.paulglazier.com
http://www.anothernicemess.com
http://www.subdist.com/morsanek

AUXXX 014: PSYCHEDELICATESSEN
Saturday 16 June 2007



HENRY'S PHONOGRAPH [UK]
The psychedelic / new wave group from Southampton return to OT301! Angry, powerful and mind-bending rock.

AXIX OF WEEVIL [UK/US]
"Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome" [live soundtrack]
Tom Bugs, Alfredo Genovesi and Mark Morse play a combination of love-electronics, electric-guitars, feedback, samplers and BugBrand weevils in a mind shattering live soundtrack to Kenneth Anger's "Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome" which "details the shifts in consciousness undergone by guests at an occult Eucharist at the house of Lord Shiva, the Magician".

MARIE CELESTE [NL]
An indie-sleaze experience with a noisy and grungy edge!

DJ MARCELLE [NL]
Psychedelia and late-night dance music

+ Psychedelic lightshow from Luminous Goatbubble!!!

Weblinks:
http://www.myspace.com/henrysphonograph
http://www.myspace.com/alfredogenovesi
http://www.bugbrand.co.uk
http://www.myspace.com/mceleste
http://www.anothernicemess.com

AUXXX 013 - "3- Bands 0n- 1- Nite"
Thursday 12 April 2007



Live sets:

CLOUDLAND CANYON
a transatlantic duo consisting of Kip Uhlhorn (Hamburg) and Simon Wojan (Brooklyn) playing music with a "far out krautrock vibe, like some classic long-lost, extra-damaged super freaked out 60s or 70s psychedelia, but filtered through modern technology."

DANNY O'REALLY and the AMPS of LOVE
for guitar and amp fetishists – a theatrical ritual of rock'n'roll worship at the altar of
feedback with members of Plastered and Harakiri Sisters - an Anglo-Serbian-Japanese celebration from Mars!

TIGER STRING ENSEMBLE
hard rock 'n' roll duo from Den Haag

DJ Colin 301

Weblinks:
http://www.myspace.com/cloudlandcanyon
http://www.dannyoreally.com
http://www.myspace.com/tigerstringensembledenhaag

AUXXX 012 - "THE ELECTRIC WIZARD MEETS MILES ON MARS"
Friday 23 February 2007



Live sets:

MOUNT FUJI DOOMJAZZ CORPORATION
two members of The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble (Planet Mu Records)
play "DoomJazz" – psychogrind, heavy 'n' sow, dark drones and uber doom

JASON KOHNEN (aka Bong Ra) bass and electronics
EELCO BOSMAN (s.u.b.c.o.d.e) guitar and electronics
plus SPECIAL GHOSTS subliminal blues tones

DJs RALF MEINZ (Zeitkratzer) and MORSANEK (Auxxx)
dark jazz and industrial drones

Weblinks:
http://www.bongra.com
http://www.subcode.nl
http://www.tkde.net
http://www.zeitkratzer.de

AUXXX 011- "STRINGS-TAPS-DRONES-DREAMS"
Friday 1 December 2006



Live sets:

JARGON plays "Tap On A Hard Shoulder"
a new suite for tapdance, video, string quintet, electric guitar and electronics composed by Maurice Horsthuis

Jelte van Andel - double bass
Jeffrey Bruinsma - violin
Peter Grond - violin
Wiek Hijmans - electric guitar
Nina Hitz - cello
Julius Horsthuis - video
Maurice Horsthuis - viola
Marije Nie - tapdance

LYSN plays "Lysnstallation # 1"
a continuous one hour performance of long stretched out drone music from Jupiter

Tom Bugs - analogue electronics
Seamus Cater - harmonicas
James Fulkerson - trombone and electronics
Alfredo Genovesi - electric guitar
Rozemarie Heggen - double bass
Nina Hitz - cello
Hilary Jeffery - trombone and electronics
Noortje Kohne - viola
Dave Murphy - saxophone

DJs Morsanek + Hiljef
ecstatic danceomatic space music

Weblinks:
http://www.jargon.ws
http://www.hiljef.com

AUXXX 010 - "UK INDEPENDENTS NITE"
Thursday 30 November 2006



Live sets:

TOM BUGS (Bristol) - invented analogue instruments
bug brand audio demo

ALFREDO GENOVESI (London) - electric guitar and effects
improvised drones and electric melodies

HENRY'S PHONOGRAPH (Bournemouth) – powerpop / new wave band
psychodelic audio entarte kunst

VJ MORSANEK
surrealist war films

DJs MORSANEK + HILJEF
psychiatric horse meat

Weblinks:
http://www.bugbrand.co.uk
http://www.myspace.com/alfredogenovesi
http://www.myspace.com/henrysphonograph

AUXXX 009 - "MUSIC and GAMES"
Friday 6 Oktober 2006



Live sets:

Dutch pianist Oscar Jan Hoogland leads a large group of music students from Amsterdam, Den Haag and Utrecht conservatories in a program of game based music. Composers include Gyorgy Kurtag, Matt Lewis, Dick Raaymakers and John Zorn. With composer and guitarist Matt Lewis from London as a special guest.

DJs Morsanek + Hiljef
roulette decks

AUXXX 008 - "HIGH BIRDS"
Friday 15 September 2006



Live sets:

Paul Dunmall soprano saxophone
Rozemarie Heggen double bass
Hilary Jeffery trombone
Alan Purves drums, percussion and squeakology

DJ Morsanek
season's greetings + gimp love

Weblinks:
http://www.mindyourownmusic.co.uk/paul-dunmall.htm

AUXXX 007 - "HE'S STILL 60"
Friday 30 June 2006



Live set:

JAMES FULKERSON and members of the BARTON WORKSHOP
a marathon of experimental music, premieres and improvisations

James Fulkerson trombone / electronics
Elizabeth Harding text / voice
Nina Hitz cello
Dante Oei keyboards
Dave Murphy tenor / soprano sax

DJs MORSANEK + HILJEF
unidentified soundtracks for rare films

Weblinks:
http://www.bartonworkshop.org

AUXXX 006 - "SURREALISTMIX"
Saturday 27 May 2006



Live sets:

INDUSTRIAL NOMADS
dreamy surrealist scenes, live and on film

performed by Camilla Milena Feher, MooXue and Jean Fuel Warlip in sound, dance, film and bizarre costumes

NIGHT OF THE WAXWORKS
performance and installation

John Richards (kreepa / sand) presents his amazing "kreepback instrument" brought to life through melted wax and a meat mincer – dangerous experiments and surreal instruments!

VJ TATI
magic rabbit interaction

DJs:
MATTHIJS VINCENT KOUW (kinetic engineering / radio 100)
microsound, drones and electroacoustics

MORSANEK
fish silicon and tortoiseshell wiretapping

Weblinks:
http://www.jsrichards.com
http://www.mediamatic.net/person-11146-en.html

AUXXX 005 - "ELASTIC PULSE"
Thursday 27 April 2006



Live set:

MARIJE NIE and COMPANY
elastic pulse, cycles and interlocking

Dorona Alberti - voice
Marcos Baggiani - drums
Ivo Bol - computers
Oscar Jan Hoogland - piano
Rozemarie Heggen - bass
Marek Isleib - dance
Saskia Meijs - viola
Justin Morrison - dance
Marije Nie - tapdance

Films:

rare vintage footage of early black American dance

DJ MORSANEK + HILJEF
snaggle tooth beats + tap delay disco

Weblinks:
http://www.marijenie.tk

AUXXX 004 - "NORWEGIAN DRONES and FILMS"
Friday 3 March 2006



Live set:

BJERGA / IVERSEN
old school organic drone improv from Norway
"blissed-out and slowly evolving"

Sindre Bjerga - amplified objects, guitar and effects
Jan M.Iversen – electronics and effects

Films:

"The Hunt for the Herring King" (Jakten pa sildakongen)
Film editied by Toft, Gjerde and Iversen. Music by Sindre Bjerga

"High Water Everywhere" by Brian Baxter.

DJ Morsanek
gnordic gnoise + avant doom

DJ Hiljef
nordisco + frozen rubber

AUXXX 003 - "DAS ARTS ARTISTS"
Thursday 16 February 2006



Live sets:

DAVID MICHAEL DIGREGORIO - voice, sampler, synths, vocoder and xylophone
songs influenced by pianos, gospel choirs, and electro-acoustics

iLLEGITIMATE – borderline personality disorder explained...
an audio-visual-breakcore-cabaret-noisepunk-passion-abyss!

ELECTRIC BONGO BONGO (aka Steve Heather) – drums and computer
no bullshit minimal beats + video from the Home Alone Dance Company

DJ MORSANEK
filmic beats + impure blacknuss

Weblinks:
http://www.myspace.com/steveheather
http://sistero.sysx.org/illegitimate.html
http://homepage.mac.com/dogr/indexnieuwe.html

AUXXX 002 - "UBERTOMB"
Saturday 21 January 2006



Live set:

DANNY O'REALLY (Plastered / Harakiri Sisters)
electric guitars, amplifiers, feedback and noise degeneration

DJ X-O-X(Sushi Sounds / Ruigoord)
psychedelic electro + funk

DJ DROID (Near Dark)
neo goth + zombie trance

Web links:
http://www.dannyoreally.com

AUXXX 001 - "VOODOO BAROQUE"
Thursday 24 Novermber 2005
Concert and installation curated by JAMES BECKETT



Sound Piece/ Concert:

BURGUNDY MILKSHAKE

"BASF Recall" - a sound collage using found on BASF cassettes
"Fridge" - a drone piece using live and pre-recorded workplace refrigerators as source material

Exhibition:

SOCIETY FOR THE PRESERVATION OF TRACE
a poster/book-cover exhibition

"Sketchy" - Dutch “chocolate-box” romance novels featuring eyebrows darker than what one would normally expect of a Dutch woman

"Hailing from Nigeria" - a series of public service announcements regarding religious and sexual practices.

DJs MORSANEK and HILJEF
dark-jazz+out-electro+psycho-psoundscapes

Web links:
http://www.jamesbeckett.tk



AUXXX will continue to program events at Overtoom 301 during 2007, presenting programs of music and dance, film with live soundtracks and spoken word / rap and hip hop. The nights we organise will feature a wide a range of radical and new work followed by an Auxxx Disco where resident and guest djs will play underground music for late night dancing! Through these endeavours we will be making a positive and unusual contribution to the growing arts scene in Amsterdam and bringing a very broad audience to Overtoom 301.

Weblinks:
http://auxxx.blogspot.com
http://www.squat.net/ot301

Friday, August 31, 2007

AUXXX016: ABSTRACT BLUES MOODS



Friday September 14 @ 21:00
OT301,
Overtoom 301, Amsterdam
€ntry 5

ABSTRACT BLUES MOODS featuring:

DUKE GARWOOD [London]
South London avant-bluesman Garwood brings his own special blend of spooky, atmospheric and abstract blues guitar to Amsterdam. Influences include Captain Beefheart, Tom Waits and Derek Bailey.
"It's music from the margins, but from the margins of several genres" - The Guardian

MINISTER KEBAB
Mark Morse - guitar, sampler, electronics
Alan "Gunga" Purves - drums, percussion, brim bram, wee bells, squeakology
Joost Buis - pedal steel guitar + trombone

More surreal and tasty improv from the 'Bab...

COR FUHLER
Analogue synths, turntable and electronics played by Amsterdam's master instrument inventor and electric improviser!

DJ MORSANEK - spins truth and the abstract blues

Weblinks:
Duke Garwood
Minister Kebab
Cor Fuhler
DJ Morsanek

Saturday, June 23, 2007

AUXXX015: ODD OZ CABARET



SATURDAY JULY 14 @21:00
OT301,
Overtoom 301, Amsterdam
€ntry 5

ODD-OZ Cabaret featuring:

THE KLEBER CLAUX MEMORIAL SINGERS

Coming at you straight out of Coburg The Kleber Claux Memorial Singers play anarcho casio pop and analogue synthesizer punk to set the masses' hearts afire!

The Kleber Claux Memorial Singers are an Australian duo featuring members of ninetynine, The Hatchetmen and The Diving Bell who play anarcho casio pop and analogue synth driven punk. With music designed to set the masses' hearts afire their performance includes keyboard pop versions of Crass, Subhumans and other anarcho classics as well as visuals and plenty of surprises.

*PARAPHERNALIA*
karaokecore cabaret*_ by sister0 [ex=toydeath]
mutant dolls & curiosa embedded with hacked gamepads are played like instruments to divine samples and modify vocals that sound like a radio transmission coming from ...as far off as tasmania...

USER >

Hailing from the gothic isle of Tasmania, USER creates Subterranean ambient studio explorations created with guitar, effects, field recordings, and appropriated sound. USER mixes and manipulates this live ranging from sublime atmospherics to stoner doom on a broken tape machine, no input on an obsolete mixer to concert hall crescendo. A sound project by Australian artist Scot Cotterell, USER has been presented at empty punk bars and packed concert halls around Oz.

IAIN MCINTYRE

The A Warning project first took form whilst Iain McIntyre (ninetynine, Thee Stag Knights, The Hatchetmen) was living in London in 2004. Inspired by the film work of composers such as John Carpenter and John Cameron and gifted the use of a three track recorder and a Holiday Genie organ McIntyre crafted a soundtrack to a “lost” dystopian film set in the US of the Nixonian 70s. Completing work on the soundtrack using a number of analogue synthesizers during 2005 and 2006 McIntyre invited a number of Australian musicians to contribute vocals, strings, piano and drums to the project. Alongside work on the musical side of the project McIntyre raided various video and online archives for stock footage with which to create the surreal “lost” movie the soundtrack accompanies. 15 separate clips have been put together to tell the story of a shell shocked and alcoholic journalist who is forced into private detective work following a 1972 military coup within the US. Traveling across America in search of the runaway daughter of a high ranking politician our hero experiences saucer landings, fish falls and earthquakes. Are these phenomena merely the result of his fast deteriorating psyche or are they part of some wider conspiracy involving his quarry?

PAUL GLAZIER

'Dorothy Squeezed'

To make the "OZ" theme complete Paul Glazier will present a new version of his film "Yellow Brick Road Works". The material for this work, both audio and visual, was drawn from the classic 1939 film "The Wizard of Oz". Taking a figurative magnifying-glass to the original film "Yellow Brick Road Works" examined the building-blocks of this icon and unfurled a new road to Oz and back. In 'Dorothy Squeezed' Paul will improvise live electronic music with samples form both the "Wizard" and the "Road Works" squeezing the original 98 minute video into a frenetic 30 minute trip!

DJ MARCELLE (Another Nice Mess) - Australian punk and other songs about kangaroos

DJ MORSANEK (AUXXX) - oddoz electronika + beats from downunder


Weblinks:

http://www.myspace.com/kleberclaux


http://sistero.sysx.org/paraphernalia


http://www.scotcotterell.com/user.htm


http://www.myspace.com/awarningost


http://www.paulglazier.com


http://www.myspace.com/djanothernicemess


http://www.anothernicemess.com


http://www.subdist.com/morsanek

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

AUXXX014: PSYCHEDELICATESSEN



SATURDAY JUNE 16 @ 21:00
OT301
Overtoom 301, Amsterdam
€ntry 5

HENRY'S PHONOGRAPH [UK]
The psychedelic / new wave group from Southampton return to OT301! Angry, powerful and mind-bending rock.

AXIX OF WEEVIL [UK/US]
"Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome" [live soundtrack]
Tom Bugs, Alfredo Genovesi and Mark Morse play a combination of love-electronics, electric-guitars, feedback, samplers and BugBrand weevils in a mind shattering live soundtrack to Kenneth Anger's "Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome" which "details the shifts in consciousness undergone by guests at an occult Eucharist at the house of Lord Shiva, the Magician".

MARIE CELESTE [NL]
An indie-sleaze experience with a noisy and grungy edge!

DJ MARCELLE [NL]
Psychedelia and late-night dance music

+ Psychedelic lightshow from Luminous Goatbubble!!!

OT301.
Overtoom 301, 1054 HW Amsterdam.


auxxxamsterdamyspace

Monday, February 05, 2007

AUXXX012: The Electric Wizard Meets Miles On Mars




the electrik wizard meets Miles on mars...


Pscyhogrind / heavy 'n' slow / dark-drones / uber-doom featuring 2 members of The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble [Planet Mu Records]

JASON KOHNEN [aka Bong Ra] - bass + electronics
EELCO BOSMAN [s.u.b.c.o.d.e] - guitar + electonics
+ special ghosts

plus...
DJs RALF MEINZ [Zeitkratzer] + MORSANEK [Auxxx] - dark jazz + industrial drones

Entrance 5 euro.

+++

OT301.
Overtoom 301,
1054 HW Amsterdam.