Sunday, December 02, 2012

CINéSTHESIAUXXX

AUXXX Cinesthesia Night

experimental / live sound & cinema



SUNDAY 2 DECEMBER @ 20:30

OT301 cinema
Overtoom 301
1054 HW AMSTERDAM

www.ot301.nl

CINéSTHESIA returns with an evening of electronic and contemporary music, short films and performances in the OT301 cinema. All the music presented this evening is composed and/or performed by members' of the composers collective Monoták.

PROGRAMME:

TWO
by Anat Spiegel from the internet opera Soulseek

CUORE (2008)
by Eric de Clercq

A THOUSAND TONES
a tape piece played by noise and recorded by Henry Vega

THE PAGE'S WING (2011)
film: Federico Campanale
music: Natalia Domìnguez Rangel

BRIGHT NOISE
a film by Paul Glazier

F*
by Wilbert Bulsink, Bart de Vrees and Florian J de Backere
music with moving images for the 88th birthday of D.H.Vilgot Sjöman
(2 December 1924 – 9 April 2006)


A STORY OF FLOATING WEEDS (1934)
by Yasujirō Ozu, silent film with English subtitles and a live soundtrack from:

Ivo Bol - electronics
Hilary Jeffery - trombone
Udo Moll - trumpet

SUNDAY 2 DECEMBER @ 20:30

OT301 cinema
Overtoom 301
1054 HW AMSTERDAM

www.ot301.nl

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Sonĝoj Fontoj

AUXXX in BERLIN presents

Sonĝoj Fontoj



FRIDAY 30 NOVEMBER Kastanienallee 77
10435 BERLIN Prenzlauer Berg

Doors Open: 21:00
Music Starts: 22:00

Sonĝoj Fontoj (sources/springs of dreams) is a multimedia performance piece by composer and multidisciplinary artist Marisol Jiménez worked in collaboration with Klaus Kürvers and Biliana Voutchkova. The piece features violin, prepared contrabass, various sound sculptures build by the composer and video installation.

Marisol Jiménez



Marisol Jiménez is a composer and multidisciplinary artist from Guadalajara, Mexico. Her output includes numerous instrumental and electro-acoustic works, as well as sound & mixed media installations and collaborations with visual artists. As she has a deep fascination with the tactile process of creating sound, most of her electronic and mixed media works involve self-made instruments, found objects, and collected sound materials from her own performances, improvisations and field recordings. She completed a masters degree at Mills College and doctoral studies at Stanford University. Her teachers have included Pauline Oliveros, Alvin Curran, Brian Ferneyhough, Mark Applebaum, Chris Chafe, Erik Ulman and Josh Levine. She is a founder and artistic director of the ARTSON Festival for Contemporary music that takes place in her native city. Her music has been featured at various festivals and events including Ultraschall Festival für Neue Musik (2008), Sommerakademie Schloss Solitude (2009), Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik Darmstadt (2010), Ensemble Akademie (2007), and Radar Festival (2007) by leading interpreters of contemporary music such as the Arditti String Quartet, Ensemble Surplus, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Ensemble Recherche, International Contemporary Ensemble, the Freiburger Barockorchester, Ensemble Octandre, SfSound, El Perro Andaluz among others.

Klaus Kürvers



Klaus Kürvers – born 1950 in Essen (Germany), doublebass studies 1964-68 among others with Peter Trunk. During the late sixties member of the Essen Youth Symphony Orchestra and also at the same time of different amateur Jazz groups ("Free Jazz" since 1967); 1969-71 in Cologne with the Jazz-Rock-Group "Eiliff" (w/Rainer Brüninghaus). Interupted 1971-2006 his public music activities for his studies and professional scientific career as an architect and cultural historian in Berlin. Since 2006 resumption of his musical activities as part of the Berlin improvisers' scene. Performing bassist again since 2009 – on one hand with working groups like "Sequoia" (a doublebass quartet with Antonio Borghini, Meinrad Kneer and Miles Perkin), "ZENK!" (with Nikolaus Neuser, Zeger Vandenbussche, Els Vandeweyer), "Pfff..." (with Gerhard Uebele, Tristan Honsinger); on the other hand concerts in changing combinations, besides others with Anat Cohavi, Tobias Delius, Edoardo Marraffa, Lothar Ohlmeier, Simon Rose, Frank Paul Schubert; Liz Allbee, Axel Dörner, Paul Hubweber, Hilary Jeffery, Matthias Müller; Wolfgang Seidel, Mikaele Pellegrino, Andreas Paolo Perger; Frantz Loriot, John Rose, Andrea Sanzvela, Gerhard Uebele; Ute Wassermann, Mat Pogo; Jürg Bariletti, Julie Sassoon, Chino Shuichi; Tristan Honsinger, Hui-Chun Lin, Hugues Vincent; Dominic Duboc, Thomas Helton, Mike Majkowski, Pascal Niggenkemper, Clayton Thomas, Maresuke Okamoto; Julian Bonequi, Rudi Fischerlehner, Alex Huber, Yorgos Dimitriadis, Michael Kersting, Willi Kellers...

Biliana Voutchkova



Biliana Voutchkova studied classical violin and during her college years she started her involvement with the contemporary and improvised music scene. A risk taker approaching contemporary classical repertoire with the same inspiration and freedom characteristic of her forceful improvisations. She is involved in interaction with dancers, improvisers, composers, visual artists and others eager to search into the unknown, among those Frances-Marie Uitti, Matthias Bauer, Chiyoko Szlavnics, Robin Hayward, Michael Thieke, Axel Dörner, Louise Wagner. collaborates with Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop, the Splitter Orchestra, Ensemble Modern, Insomnio, Mozaik, Das Neue Ensemble Hannover, MusikFabrik, Sasha Waltz & Guests, Oper Dynamo West. She has appeared in festivals and concert series in Europe, USA and Japan.

COMING UP IN AMSTERDAM:

AUXXX Cinesthesia Night

experimental / live sound & cinema

SUNDAY 2 DECEMBER @ 20:30

OT301 cinema
Overtoom 301
1054 HW AMSTERDAM

www.ot301.nl



CINéSTHESIA (OT301 cinema nights with live music, films and visuals) returns with an evening of electronic and contemporary classical music, short films and a live soundtrack. All the music presented this evening is composed and/or performed by members' of the new Dutch composers collective MONOTAK.

"A Story of Floating Weeds" (1934) directed Yasujirō Ozu with live soundtrack from:

Ivo Bol - electronics
Hilary Jeffery - trombone
Udo Mol - trumpet

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F* (Wilbert Bulsink, Bart de Vrees and Florian J de Backere)

TWO - Anat Spiegel, from internet Opera Soulseek, films and music by Eric de Clercq, Paul Glazier, Henry Vega and Natalia Domìnguez Rangel

OT301 cinema
Overtoom 301
1054 HW AMSTERDAM

www.ot301.nl

Sunday, November 11, 2012

2 xxx 3

two trios on one evening

WEDNESDAY 14 NOVEMBER @ 21:00

OT301
Overtoom 301
1054 HW AMSTERDAM

www.ot301.nl

JOZEF DUMOULIN TRIO



JOZEF DUMOULIN - fender rhodes, electronics
TREVOR DUNN - electric bass
ERIC THIELEMANNS - drums, percussion

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GERRI JAEGER - drums, electronics
HILARY JEFFERY - trombone, electronics
RAPHAEL VANOLI - guitar, electronics

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DJ MORSANEK



JOZEF DUMOULIN TRIO



Considering his birthplace, Belgium, the place where he now lives and works, France, and Germany, where he has studied, one can say that Jozef Dumoulin is part of these young generations of european artists used to cross the frontiers. His ability to mix different musical genres is not voluntary, but perfectly natural. John Taylor’s student, he ended up doing jazz passing through the pop and jazz roundabouts of the 60s and 70s – among other musical styles.

Despite his exceptional talent as a piano player, he voluntarily swaps his piano over a fender rhodes that he fits out with a number of pedal effects. Noticed for his abilities as a composer and his research on sound, he collaborated with different bands and artists: Octurn, Magic Malik, Franck Vaillant Benzine, Dre Pallemaerts, Reggie Washington Trio Tree, Othin Spake, Narcissus Quartet, Maak’s Spirit, Aka Moon or Christophe Wallemme.

After his first album Trees are always right’s release in 2009, Jozef Dumoulin takes the plunge and embarks on a trio adventure with Trevor Dunn (Mr Bungle, Fantomas, John Zorn, Andrew D’Angelo) on bass and Eric Thielemans (Lidlboj, EARR, A Snare is a Bell, Maak’s Spirit) on drums, which gave birth to his second album Rainbow Body. In the latter, Jozef Dumoulin carries on his search for the right balance at the borders of electronic sounds, experimental music, pop and jazz. Presenting mainly Jozef Dumoulin’s compositions, Rainbow Body is a fascinating and unclassifiable album which reveals the universe of this unequalled, infinitely multifaceted musician.

www.jozefdumoulin.com

www.trevordunn.net

www.ericthielemans.com



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.

morsanek.blogspot.com

Sunday, November 04, 2012

2xAuxxx

AUXXX presents TWO events in BERLIN & AMSTERDAM

ONE: FRIDAY 9 NOVEMBER @ 22:00
Kastanienallee 77
10435 BERLIN Prenzlauer Berg



DAVID BIRCHALL - guitar
OLIE BRICE - double bass
PHILLIP MARKS - percussion
MICHELLE YOM - flute

TWO: WEDNESDAY 14 NOVEMBER @ 21:00

OT301
Overtoom 301
1054 HW AMSTERDAM

www.ot301.nl

JOZEF DUMOULIN TRIO



JOZEF DUMOULIN - fender rhodes, electronics
TREVOR DUNN - electric bass
ERIC THIELEMANNS - drums, percussion

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GERRI JAEGER - drums, electronics
HILARY JEFFERY - trombone, electronics
RAPHAEL VANOLI - guitar, electronics

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DJ MORSANEK



MORE INFO...

BIRCHALL / BRICE / MARKS



David Birchall started playing the guitar in 1994 and has continued to ever since, gigging and touring extensively with a variety of groups in the UK, France, Holland, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Palestine and Denmark. Music he has been involved with creating has been played on BBC1, BBC Radio1, BBC 6 Music and Resonance FM. Realising a few years ago he spent most of his time trying to improvise within the musics he played whether structured or open, he has since consciously tried to locate improvisation at the core of his musical work. He has also made performances with dancers and performance artists at the Lowry Theatre in Salford, the Greenroom in Manchester and the Arnolfini Gallery in Bristol.

www.davidmbirchall.wordpress.com



Olie Brice is a double bassist from London he has performed with Ingrid Laubrock, Javier Carmona, Veryan Weston, Marks Sanders, Alexander Hawkins, Gail Brand, Evan Parker, Paul Dunmall, Louis Moholo-Moholo, Lol Coxhill, Pat Thomas, Mulatu Astatke, Mikolaj Trzaska, Steve Noble, Alex Ward, Hannah Marshall, Steve Reid and Steve Swell, among many others.

"Brice makes the entire body of his bass sing. He has the ability to deliver a fractal line that is as purposeful as any by the great jazz bassists, but to do so within an entirely abstract setting." (Brian Morton, Point of Departure).

oliebrice.wordpress.com



Phillip Marks has been performing and promoting improvised music in Manchester, the UK and Europe since the mid-80s. He is a founder member of Bark!, a member of the Grew Trio and has performed with Derek Bailey, Evan Parker, Phil Waschman, Marcio Mattos, Alan Tomlinson, LaDonna Smith, Mick Beck and many others.

"Mark's percussion work shapes and holds it together. His drumming drives the music along and gives it it its pulse - enough indeed for the publicity to describe it as 'James Brown meets the spirit of Modernism!' not a phrase often attributed to improvised music." (All About Jazz).

MICHELLE YOM



Michelle Yom is a flautist and composer known for her innovative technique, unique vocabulary, and penchant for improvising. She is dedicated to expanding the range of musical expression through extended technique, improvisation, and electro-acoustic sound environment. She received an M.A. in music from New York University in 2006 and has been creating experimental music since.

In 2009, Doggebi, a drum/flute improv duo collaboration with SPIKE the Percussionist led to the release of *Penetralia of the Moment* (Noiz Temple Records), a full length album that depicts sections of Thomas Pynchon’s *Gravity’s Rainbow*. In 2010, a residency with Labotanica led to *Back To Imagined Spaces*, an installation that explores the relationship between spirituality and human physiological perception. *What Is Now*, an audience participatory video installation that explores the malleable nature of human time perception, was exhibited at The Foundry in 2010 Art Crawl. In 2012, she received a fellowship from Houston Arts Alliance to create *Falcor*, a multi-media work fusing sound with movement.

As a collaborative performer, Yom has performed in sound series Brave New Waves, Binarium Productions, They Who Sound, Resonant Interval, and Nameless Sound, as well as with CoRE Suspension Troop, Texas Dance Improvisation Festival 2010, and Parallel Universe Art Exhibition 2011. She has also performed in Korea, France, Italy, and has extensively toured Australia and New Zealand.

www.michelleyom.com

JOZEF DUMOULIN TRIO



Considering his birthplace, Belgium, the place where he now lives and works, France, and Germany, where he has studied, one can say that Jozef Dumoulin is part of these young generations of european artists used to cross the frontiers. His ability to mix different musical genres is not voluntary, but perfectly natural. John Taylor’s student, he ended up doing jazz passing through the pop and jazz roundabouts of the 60s and 70s – among other musical styles.

Despite his exceptional talent as a piano player, he voluntarily swaps his piano over a fender rhodes that he fits out with a number of pedal effects. Noticed for his abilities as a composer and his research on sound, he collaborated with different bands and artists: Octurn, Magic Malik, Franck Vaillant Benzine, Dre Pallemaerts, Reggie Washington Trio Tree, Othin Spake, Narcissus Quartet, Maak’s Spirit, Aka Moon or Christophe Wallemme.

After his first album Trees are always right’s release in 2009, Jozef Dumoulin takes the plunge and embarks on a trio adventure with Trevor Dunn (Mr Bungle, Fantomas, John Zorn, Andrew D’Angelo) on bass and Eric Thielemans (Lidlboj, EARR, A Snare is a Bell, Maak’s Spirit) on drums, which gave birth to his second album Rainbow Body. In the latter, Jozef Dumoulin carries on his search for the right balance at the borders of electronic sounds, experimental music, pop and jazz. Presenting mainly Jozef Dumoulin’s compositions, Rainbow Body is a fascinating and unclassifiable album which reveals the universe of this unequalled, infinitely multifaceted musician.

www.jozefdumoulin.com

www.trevordunn.net

www.ericthielemans.com



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.

morsanek.blogspot.com

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

2 xxx 3

AUXXX presents "2 xxx 3"



two trios on one evening

WEDNESDAY 14 NOVEMBER @ 21:00

OT301
Overtoom 301
1054 HW AMSTERDAM

www.ot301.nl

Trio 1

JAEGER / JEFFERY / VANOLI

GERRI JAEGER - drums, electronics
HILARY JEFFERY - trombone, electronics
RAPHAEL VANOLI - guitar, electronics

Trio 2

JOZEF DUMOULIN TRIO

JOZEF DUMOULIN - fender rhodes, electronics
TREVOR DUNN - electric bass
ERIC THIELEMANNS - drums, percussion

http://www.jozefdumoulin.com/

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DJ MORSANEK

Sunday, September 16, 2012

auxxxtumn



FRIDAY 26 OCTOBER 2012 - AUXXX in BERLIN

GRAPESHADE

KLAUS JANEK - double bass, electronics
KATHARINA MEVES - dance
INGO REULECKE - dance
BILIANA VOUTCHKOVA - violin

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Nàrwal by DANIEL PUIG

K77 (lichtblikino)
Kastanienallee 77
10435 BERLIN Prenzlauer Berg

doors open 21:00
music starts 22:00


photo Carlos Bustamante

Grapeshade is dedicated to expanding the relationship between music/sound, dance/movement improvisation, dedicated to a form of communication which avoids the concreteness. with this it opens spaces to imagination and interpretation in order to work against a populistic way of explanation. simpler: grapeshade wants to explore the field in between black and white, good and bad, rich and poor and millions of other examples of polarization. Based in Berlin, started exploring the small alternative spaces in the city in 2009, among those are Sowieso, Ausland, Farbfernseher, Das Hotel, Miss Hecker, Exploratorium, Quite Cue, Wendel, Galerie Mazzoli, LaborGras, shared continuously their work with the music and dance followers in informal settings making most of their gatherings public, developed further interest for site specific performances and started touring, performed in a natural cave, billiard hall, old water tower, on stage at Radial System V, outdoors at Tempelhof, also at the Elias Canetti Center and the Watertower Festival in Bulgaria in July 2011 with support from the Goethe Institut.

grapeshade.weebly.com



The Nàrwal is •
• a story told in a few steps of an almost mythical animal. The spiraled tooth that grows out of it’s forefront into the air, is a sensory organ. Moving in big ponds through the cold waters of the arctic, it uses echolocation and other senses, diving at great depths.
• a multimedia performance that tries to stimulate new perceptions through the use of non-conventional interaction between different sensory realms. An experiment to enhance our awareness of the soundscapes around us. New repertoire for the Nàrwal is prepared at slow pace, collecting short compositions that use different sensors. Every time we denounce how we use a sensor to capture data from the world, we also announce how we see ourselves detached from it (borrowing from a concept by brazilian educator and philosopher, Paulo Freire).
• a pocket-concert, to be presented in a small room with a quadraphonic system — four boxes arranged around the public — and projections on the ceiling. Music-videos tie in the compact repertoire, where sensors and different gestural control interfaces for the real-time electronics help to expand sounds from daily objects and situations.

www.danielpuig.me/narwal

ARTIST BIOGRPAHIES

Klaus Janek



studied classical doublebass with M. Muraro, Venice and has taken workshops with Dave Holland, Peter Kowald and Butch Morris. His work has explored avantgarde music and sound research with the double bass and later on the combination between the double bass and electronics. He is involved in the improvised music scene as well as playing much traditional and electronic music. His recordings are released by published CD FMP, edel classics, Minor Music, Solponticello, Ubiquity and others. He composes music for cinema, theater and dance theater and has undertaken art direction for various concert series in Italy and Germany. He has played concerts and at festival in Europe, USA, Israel and Russia.

www.klaus-janek.de

Katharina Meves



Born in Germany, studied at SEAD, Salzburg, DanceWEB scholarship recipient in 2009. Katharina has been working as a dancer, actress and performer in Germany, Austria and the Netherlands in works of Georg Blaschke, Liquid Loft/Chris Haring, Mara Mattuschka, Ingo Reulecke, Lukas Matthaei, Ayat Najafi, Lubricat Theatre Company, Louise Wagner, Christoph Winkler, Lara Kugelmann, Anna Malunat and T.r.a.s.h. Dance Company.

Daniel Puig



(b.1970, Petrópolis, Brazil) is a contemporary music composer currently based in Berlin, Germany. He completed his formal music education at Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), and studied composition with Hans-Joachim Koellreutter (b.1915, Germany - d.2005, Brazil). Attended composition classes with composers such as Rodrigo Cicchelli Velloso, Rodolfo Caesar, Vania Dantas Leite and Francisco López. His work has been performed by artists such as ICE — International Contemporary Ensemble, ABSTRAI Ensemble, soprano Gabriela Geluda and soprano Frauke Aulbert, among others. Recently he had a prémiere at the Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik (Darmstadt) and a commission by Rio de Janeiro’s Secretary of Culture. His music is primarily focused on organically integrating performers and real-time electronics, freely fluctuating between improvisation and controlled material, with a special emphasis on multimedia realizations. Alongside with his compositional activities, he has experience with music education at all levels and has lectured on themes such as Composition as a strategy for Music Education, Digital Sound Synthesis and Max/MSP. Currently develops his research at UNIRIO and Universität der Künste (UdK-Berlin), for a Doctorate in Composition.

www.danielpuig.me

Ingo Reulecke



studied dance in New York and Berlin before his choreography studies in the college of the arts "Ernst Busch". He works as a freelance dancer and choreographer and developed the pieces "distans 1:02" ( HAU 3 ) in collaboration with the dramaturge A. Hardegen, "diminuendo 2" in collaboration with Zufit Simon (this production wins the first price in the VorOrt-festival in Muenster), "winterreisen", "unsere tage wie schatten", "2109", "sender weimar" in collaboration with Lukas Matthaei. He has led the dance department at the college of arts “Ernst Busch” since 2006, is artistic leader for the "Dance Media Academy" at Kunstfest Weimar in 2008, and is part of the directory board of the Hochschuluebergreifende centre of dance in Berlin.

www.ingoreulecke.de

Biliana Voutchkova



studied classical violin and during her college years she started her involvement with the contemporary and improvised music scene. A risk taker approaching contemporary classical repertoire with the same inspiration and freedom characteristic of her forceful improvisations. She is involved in interaction with dancers, improvisers, composers, visual artists and others eager to search into the unknown, among those Frances-Marie Uitti, Matthias Bauer, Chiyoko Szlavnics, Robin Hayward, Michael Thieke, Axel Dörner, Louise Wagner. collaborates with Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop, the Splitter Orchestra, Ensemble Modern, Insomnio, Mozaik, Das Neue Ensemble Hannover, MusikFabrik, Sasha Waltz & Guests, Oper Dynamo West. She has appeared in festivals and concert series in Europe, USA and Japan.

www.bilianavoutchkova.net

K77 (lichtblikino)
Kastanienallee 77
10435 BERLIN Prenzlauer Berg

doors open 21:00
music starts 22:00

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

auxxxtember

FRIDAY 14 SEPTEMBER 2012 - AUXXX in BERLIN



SPLEEN

SAM ROUANET - guitar, fx
GIOVANNI VERGA - keyboard, synth, fx, laptop

atmospheric music for a silent film

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ANTJE VOWINCKEL - organ&objects

music performance for electric organ, amplified slit drum, rasp, vibrating speaker, balloon, tape, cobbler tool and tape

K77
Kastanienallee 77
10435 BERLIN Prenzlauer Berg

doors open 21:00
music starts 22:00



SPLEEN is a band project formed by Sam Rouanet and Giovanni Verga, both musicians and established music producers from South of France and Sicily. SPLEEN live is formed by this duo and sometimes guest musicians - always creating an original piece with a place for improvisation and ambient soundscapes.

www.youtube.com/spleensounds
www.facebook.com/spleensounds



ANTJE VOWINCHEL is a Berlin based sound artist, radio artist and performer. She is often focused on language compositions with melodies of dialects or pieces with automatic speaking. She works for a variety of public radio stations such as WDR, DeutschlandRadio, SWR, BR, HR, NDR as well as for other institutions such as ZKM, Karlsruhe, Biennale Bonn, Goethe-Institut, Hammer Museum, L.A. Humboldt-Lab and was awarded with numerous awards and grants, e.g. Prix Europa, Karl-Sczuka-Förderpreis, Prix Ars-Acoustica of Spanish Radio RNE. In her compo-improvisation Organ and Objects she only uses everyday life sounds which are integrated in a contemplative musical landscape.

www.antjevowinckel.de

K77
Kastanienallee 77
10435 BERLIN Prenzlauer Berg

doors open 21:00
music starts 22:00

Friday, August 10, 2012

aug-auxxx

FRIDAY 24 AUGUST 2012 - AUXXX in BERLIN



featuring solos and duos from :

THEA FARHADIAN - violin, electronics
ALEXANDER BEIERBACH - saxophone

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acousmatic compositions from :

SAM SALEM and RICHARD SCOTT

K77
Kastanienallee 77
10435 BERLIN Prenzlauer Berg

doors open 21:00
music starts 22:00


photo Heike Liss

Thea Farhadian is an interdisciplinary artist and performer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her projects include solo violin & interactive electronics, laptop performance, improvisation, sound art, and video. Thea's work has been seen internationally in venues in Berlin, London, Armenia, San Francisco, and New York.

www.theafarhadian.com



Saxophone player Alexander Beierbach was born in Stuttgart, has studied in Mainz and lives in Berlin since 2002. He works with various ensembles, most of them small groups like his quartett The Tigers of Love or his trio BROM, but also in large ensembles like the Hannes Zerbe Jazz Orchester. Alexander is interested in the connection between improvised music and composed material.

www.alexanderbeierbach.de



Sam Salem is an acousmatic composer living and working in Manchester, UK. He recently completed his PhD at the University of Manchester under the supervision of David Berezan and Ricardo Climent. I’m mainly interested in composing acoumsatic music exclusively with field-recorded sound. He currently teaches at Leeds College of Music. Sam has received the follwing awards: "Public Bodies" was awarded in Musica Viva 2010, "Dead Poets" received an Honorary Mention in Musica Nova 2010, and he received 2nd Prize in Espace du Son 2010.

for this event Sam will present his composition "Public Bodies" (winner of Música Viva Competition 2010) :

A work in three movements. Sonically, the main musical discourse is between the following elements: a human voice (which represents the Self or Inner), the sounds of the city (which represents the Other or Outer) and harmonic and rhythmic material derived from the two. Public Bodies explores the theme of voyeurism, both intentional and accidental. We are private bodies caught in the public gaze, we see things that we would rather not, we are simultaneously hungry for attention and yet crave privacy: we are always seen and yet never watched.

www.osamahsalem.co.uk



Richard Scott is a composer and improviser residing in the UK and working regularly in Berlin and Amsterdam. He has been composing electroacoustic music and performing improvised music for over 25 years, performing and recording with artists such as Grutronic, Twinkle³, Clive Bell and Evan Parker. His work has been featured on BBC Radio 3 and 4, International Computer Music Conference, London Jazz Festival, Bratislava NEXT Festival of Advanced Music, Sonorities Belfast, Berlin Interaktion Improvised Music Festival and MANTIS Electroacoustic Music Festival. Manchester. He is a long term artistic resident at STEIM, a part-time Lecturer in Music at Lancaster University and co-curator of two concert series in Berlin: AUXXX Berlin and Basic Electricity.

for this event Richard will present his composition "Resonant Bodies" :

A continuous three movement electroacoustic piece drawing from the sounds of female voices, analogue synthesizer and kalimba. The resonating bodies in the title refer to the body of the kalimba, to the human body as it exists in the voice and to the resonating body of water, especially in the myriad of ways that it refracts and transforms light. One technique I have explored here is that of analysing and extracting data from videos of water moving. With this method I was able to capture variations in the effect of light dancing across a moving body of water and employed this data as a modulation source for the processing of vocal and percussion samples.

richard-scott.net



K77
Kastanienallee 77
10435 BERLIN Prenzlauer Berg

doors open 21:00
music starts 22:00

Sunday, July 22, 2012

kellerkino

FRIDAY 27 JULY 2012 - AUXXX in BERLIN



im keller : MICHAEL VORFELD - lightbulb music
ins kino : UTE WASSERMANN - strange songs for voice & birdcalls

K77
Kastanienallee 77
10435 BERLIN Prenzlauer Berg

doors open 21:00
music starts 22:00

MICHAEL VORFELD
LIGHT BULB MUSIC



Michael Vorfeld, musician and visual artist, based in Berlin, plays percussion and self designed stringed instruments and realises electro-acoustic sound pieces. He works in the field of experimental, improvised music and sound art and is often involved in site-specific art projects. He realises installations and performances with light, works with photography and film. Besides his solo activities he is a member of various ensembles and collaborates with artists from different art forms. His list of activities includes numerous concerts, performances and exhibitions in Europe, America, Asia and Australia.



Light Bulb Music is an audio-visual performance using sounds that are generated by different light bulbs and actuating electric devices. The use of different controllers such as switches, dimmers, relays, flashers and various others leads to changes in the light and the current flow. This is made audible by a range of microphones and pick-ups. In addition, fine mechanical sounds occurring inside the light controllers are amplified and integrated into the music. The changes in the light intensity, the incandescence of the filaments and the rhythmic variety of the flickering and pulsing lights is directly transformed into a comprehensive and microcosmic electro-acoustic world of sound.

www.vorfeld.org

UTE WASSERMANN
strange songs for voice & birdcalls



Ute Wassermann disguises her voice with a number of palate whistles and birdcalls. She creates hybrid voices evoking strange songs of the human voice and the voices of creatures.

Ute is known as a vocal soloist and composer/performer for her extraordinary, many-voiced and extreme vocal sound-language, which she has brought into experimental/contemporary music in diverse ways. She has developed techniques to “mask” the voice using birdcall-whistles, palate whistles or resonant objects, and designs sound-installations. A particular interest is the development of compositions for spaces with unusual acoustic qualities.



She studied visual arts (sound installation and performance art) at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Hamburg with Henning Christiansen and Allan Kaprow among others, and subsequently visual art, music and singing at the University of California, San Diego (with a DAAD grant). As a vocal soloist in contemporary and experimental music Ute Wassermann has performed in festivals, galleries and clubs throught Europe and also in Australia and Asia.As an improvising musician she performs regularly with musicians of the London scene and in duos with Richard Barrett, Aleks Kolkowski and Birgit Ulher, in the quartet “speak easy” (with Phil Minton, Thomas Lehn and Martin Blume) as well as in larger formations such as the octet fOrch or ECIO.



As an interpreter of contemporary music she has given premieres of numerous works composed specially for her voice, for example by Richard Barrett, Chaya Czernowin, Henning Christiansen, Hans-Joachim Hespos, Michael Maierhof, Michael Finnissy and Ana Maria Rodriguez, with the ASKO Ensemble, Elision, Munich Chamber Orchestra, KNM Berlin and others. She has taken part in music theatre productions by Matthias Kaul (Ensemble L’art pour l’art), Salvatore Sciarrino, Gerhard Stäbler and others, and performances with dancers, circus artists and visual artists; pedagogical projects and workshops with her choral composition “mimic” for festivals and cultural institutions.

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Kastanienallee 77
10435 BERLIN Prenzlauer Berg

doors open 21:00
music starts 22:00

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

cinesthesiauxxx

SUNDAY 24 JUNE 2012

AUXXX Cinesthesia Night

experimental / live sound & cinema



OT301 Cinema
Overtoom 301
1054 HW AMSTERDAM

www.ot301.nl

starts: 21:00 hrs
entrance: 6 euro

CINEMA SOLORIENS

experimental films by James Harrar + live music

James Harrar: sax
Roro: drums

Bastian Duncker: alto sax

Jan-Bas Bollen: Bass, electronics, visuals

ARTIST INFO:



Cinema Soloriens is a multi-media performance consisting of James Harrar’s experimental and highly personal film and video images with a live musical rendering of soundtracks for each film. The musical concepts are created, directed and performed by Harrar (tenor sax, clarinet, flute, bulbul tarang, reeds, voice & effects) with Roro (rogier smal). When combined, the Artists endeavor to reveal deeper levels of interpretation within Harrar’s visceral film poems. This presentation also celebrates the early beginnings of cinema, providing live music to support and elevate the silent movie experience.

www.cinemasoloriens.com



Roro (Rogier Smal) is a drummer who experiments with free percussion sounds. Besides playing in improv group "DAGORA" he plays with different musicians and solo. Roro tries to find the energy of space and participants while remaining open to the environment and acoustics. lately roro has been lucky enough to have been making sonic waves of liberty with gems like: Anne la Berge, Peter Quistgard, James Harrar, Yedo Gibson, Marshall Allen, Dagora, Ti Femme, Eugene Chadbourne, Peter Zincken, Frankie Vis, Peter van Bergen, City Hands, Raoul van der Weide, Sunburned hand of the man, Giovanni Barcella, Eric Thielemans, Mik Quantius, Alfredo Genovesi, Arvind Ganga, and many more.....



Bastian Duncker (*89 in Kiel/Germany) is a saxophonist whose work draws inspiration from the regularities and incalculabilities of nature. Stimulated by a broad range of sonic traditions, he improvises and writes for a number of different constellations. Bastian lives in Berlin, where he has also studied at the Jazz-Institute with Peter Weniger and Greg Cohen. Among others, he played with Gunter Hampel, Hayden Chisholm, John Hollenbeck and Claudio Puntin.

soundcloud.com/bastianduncker



Dutch composer, sound designer, instrumentalist and digital artist Jan-Bas Bollen (Amsterdam, 1961) has written music for many soloists, ensembles and theatre productions and his works are frequently performed in The Netherlands and abroad. Among his recent compositions there are works for Ensemble Klang, Percussion Group The Hague, Matangi String Quartet, Array Music Toronto, LOOS, HEXNUT, David Kweksilber Big Band and Trio 7090. He often uses (live-) electronics and also creates computer compositions as well as installations. Many of his works include the use of interactive video. He frequently collaborates with dancers and choreographers like Ross Cooper (UK) and Daniel Belton (NZ). Together with Alison Isadora he forms the multimedia performance duo SYNC and he regularly performed with the Dutch groups LOOS and LEAMO and the Australian percussionist Steve Heather. Bollen teaches composition and New Media at Codarts Classical Music Academy in Rotterdam.

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