Tuesday, December 28, 2010

DOUBLE (bass) TROUBLE


AUXXX in BERLIN
Kastenienallee 77 (lichtblikino)
10435 BERLIN

FRIDAY 4 FEBRUARY 2011


Doors Open 21:00
Show Starts 22:00

KLAUS JANEK - DOUBLE BASS + LAPTOP
CLAYTON THOMAS - DOUBLE BASS + ANALOGUE PREPARATION

exploring different technical approaches to reach density in musical communication on doublebasses

+ "DJ" KLAUS KÜRVERS - providing double bass sounds for the bar

Klaus Janek



"Born in Bolzano Italy, studies classical doublebass with M. Muraro, Venice, workshops with Dave Holland, Peter Kowald, Laurence Butch Morris. Explores avantgarde music and works on sound research on the doublebass. Gets involved in the improvised music scene and lots of traditional and electronic music, published CD, in between three solo doublebass CDs. Composes music for tv and dancetheatre and a house opera for Berghain. Art direction of various concertseries in Italy and Germany. Concert and festival appearances in EU, USA, Canada, Japan, Israel and Russia. Since 2008 he freelances for Meta Design in conception and production. Collaborations (excerpt): Borah Bergmann, Johannes Bauer, Hilary Jeffery, Michael Vorfeld, Scott Looney, Biliana Voutchova, Marc Weaver and o.s.t., Bryan Eubanks, o.blaat, Simon Berz, Claudio Rocchetti."

Clayton Thomas



Clayton Thomas is a double bassist and grass roots organiser working in the broad spectrum of improvised and experimental music. He is Australian, but lives in Berlin.

"I'm trying to work out a physical activity equally engaged in electronic and acoustic music aesthetics, while maintaining the kind of transitional and transformative energy of the music that changed my life. I draw inspiration from creative music of all eras, happily learning from and engaging with improvisers, sound artists, composers and thinkers alive and kicking in the 21st century.

"I have been inspired and pushed by many great musicians, but would especially thank my first teachers Wilber Morris and Peter Kowald, and Jon Rose, Jim Denley, Andrew Meisel, Cooper-Moore, Tony Buck and Hollis Taylor for doing some real work on the topic. "

Weblinks:

www.klaus-janek.de
www.myspace.com/doubleclayton

Friday, August 20, 2010

LichtbliKinOctober



AUXXX @ Lichtblik Kino
Kastenienallee 77
10435 BERLIN

Friday October 22
Doors Open 21:00
Show Starts 22:00

Richard Barrett - electronics
Han-Earl Park - guitar
Jaap Pieters - super 8 films


photo Stephanie Hough

Improviser, guitarist and constructor HAN-EARL PARK (박한얼) works from/within/around traditions of fuzzily idiomatic, on occasion experimental, mostly open improvised musics, sometimes engineering theater, sometimes inventing ritual. He feels the gravitational pull of collaborative, multi-authored contexts, and has performed in clubs, theaters, art galleries, concert halls, and (ad-hoc) alternative spaces in Denmark, England, Ireland, The Netherlands, Scotland and the USA. He is involved in ongoing collaborations with Bruce Coates, and with Franziska Schroeder, fifteen year long associations with Alex Fiennes and Murray Campbell. Recent performances include ensemble Mathilde 253 (Park, Charles Hayward and Ian Smith) with Lol Coxhill, a duo concert with Paul Dunmall, a trio with Kato Hideki and Katie O’Looney, an improvisative meeting with Thomas Buckner and Jesse Ronneau, and the performance of Pauline Oliveros’ ‘Droniphonia’ alongside the composer. He has appeared at festivals including Sonic Acts (Amsterdam), the Center for Experiments in Art, Information and Technology Festival (California), dialogues festival (Edinburgh), Sonorities (Belfast) and VAIN Live Art (Oxford). Park founded and curates Stet Lab, a monthly improvised music space in Cork, Ireland, and teaches improvisation at the UCC School of Music.


photo Luis Neuenhofer

RICHARD BARRETT is equally active in electronic free improvisation and notated composition. Recent compositions have been premiered by the London Sinfonietta and the Symphonie-Orchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, and in 2010 he has performed at the Venice Biennale, Inventionen (Berlin), Jazz em Agosto (Lisbon), Spark (Minneapolis), Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ (Amsterdam), MusikTriennale Köln and elsewhere. He is currently a guest professor at the Instituut voor Sonologie in Den Haag, where he leads a workshop in electroacoustic improvisation. Current work in progress includes CONSTRUCTION, a two-hour composition for voices, twenty instruments and electronics, which is the latest result of his twenty-year collaboration with the Elision Ensemble and whose premiere is planned for November 2011. He and Paul Obermayer have been working together as the electronic duo FURT since 1986 and formed the electroacoustic octet fORCH in 2005. He also performs regularly with vocalist Ute Wassermann, in the Evan Parker Electroacoustic Ensemble and in many other contexts, and has recorded for NMC, Matchless, Unsounds, ECM, Creative Sources, Psi and others.



Jaap Pieters

Jaap Pieters (Enschede, 1955) grew up in Almelo and is known as „The Eye of Amsterdam“. He taught Yoga in cities across the Netherlands and worked in various organic food stores. Since 1977 Jaap Pieters has been living in Amsterdam and he has been engaged in photography and film since the 1980s. All of his films are shot on Super8 – at first because it was easy and later on because the aesthetics became important to him. For a few years now Pieters has been setting up exhibitions in the field of installations where film and photography share equal parts. In his films Jaap Pieters is interested in the boundary between film and photography. To bring photographs to life so that the viewer will experience the field of tension between moving and still images and the extent to which the two are connected. His films are made with a minimal use of equipment and minimal manipulation. Pieters' film programmes include portraits of homeless people, who have deeply touched the filmmaker with their individualism, and also his so-called “abstract” films, in which he has mostly shot simple movements detached from a context exploring meaning and function.

Weblinks:

han earl park


richard barrett


jaap pieters

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Last Lichtblik of April!

AUXXX @ Lichtblik Kino
Kastenienallee 77
10435 BERLIN



Friday April 30
Doors Open 21:00
Music Starts 22:00



Richard Scott (UK) - Buchla Lighting, Analogue Synthesizer
Gustavo Aguilar (US) Drums and Percussion
Olaf Rupp - (GER) Guitar

+

Renset (US):

Layers and loops of processed sounds derived from resuscitated vital organs extracted from the guts of dead electronics found lying in the gutters throughout the streets of Berlin. Experimental sound in a genuine sense of experimental sound, that being unknown results, improvisation using uncertain parameters, and an openness to any outcome. The focus is on sonic textures with a light shade of minimalist electronic aesthetic. Live sets consist of dirty real-time texture assembly and electrical improvisation using self-built instruments, induction coils, motors, and effects.

Thursday, April 01, 2010

AUXXX - Lichtblik Kino - BERLIN



AUXXX @ Lichtblik Kino
Kastenienallee 77
10435 Berlin

Friday April 2
Doors Open 21:00
Music Starts 22:00

MULLET

Charlotte Birkenhauer – vibraphone
Tobias Delius – tenor sax, clarinet
Hilary Jeffery – trombone

TELLUM

Tobias Delius – tenor sax, clarinet
Klaus Janek - double bass, electronics
Adam Linson - electronics

Weblinks:


tobias delius


adam linson


klaus janek


Friday April 16
Doors Open 21:00
Music Starts 22:00

Alfredo Genovesi - guitar, electronics
Richard Barrett - sampler / electronics

Rebekka Uhlig - voice
Richard Scott - Buchla Lightning/analogue synthesizer

Friday April 30
Doors Open 21:00
Music Starts 22:00

Gustavo Aguilar - drums and percussion
Richard Scott - Buchla Lightning/analogue synthesizer

plus more - to be announced

Thursday, February 11, 2010

EAT CONCRETE LABEL NIGHT & .MAN


Wednesday 31-03-2010

Style: High-energy futuristic machine/man/like sonority
Starts: 21:30 hrs
Entrance: 6 euro

OT 301, Overtoom 301 Amsterdam € 6,-
doors open 21:00, 21:30 concert

.MAN
High-energy futuristic machine/man/like sonority
http://www.myspace.com/dotmanmusic


EAT CONCRETE LABEL NIGHT: BLIPVERT & DJ: PETE CONCRETE
http://www.eatconcrete.net/
http://www.myspace.com
http://www.myspace.com/eatconcretepete