Saturday, January 28, 2012

auxxx-amsterdam-feb-2012

AUXXX / AMSTERDAM
OT301
Overtoom 301
1054 HW Amsterdam



THURSDAY 16 FEBRUARY 2012

Doors Open 21:00
Music Starts 21:30
€ntrance = 6

HAYDEN CHISHOLM / AuxxxDroneTrio
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DOPPELGÄNGER
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TRIP-EL-GÄNGER
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DJ MORSANEK



HAYDEN CHISHOLM + AuxxxDroneTrio



alto sax, sruti box, monochord + auxxxdronetrio :

Sanne van Hek - flugel horn
Hilary Jeffery - trombone
David Kweksilber - bass saxophone

After the phenomenal success of his "Love In Numbers" CD release party at AUXXX / BERLIN - Hayden Chisholm brings his multi-dimensional 21st Century music to Amsterdam. For this occasion he will present a new version of his composition "Love In Numbers" for multitrack alto saxophones as well as playing solo sax with sruti box accompaniment. Well-tuned and elevating music for times of change!



Hayden writes about "Love In Numbers" :

This work is about the marriage of two universal creative principles expressed through sound: the harmonic series, and the growth series more commonly known as the Fibonacci series. Their point of intersection is a fascinating one, both mathematically and musically. The harmonic series is perhaps more familiar to lovers of music but the way in which the Fibonacci series interacts with the overtones reveals much more to the listener regarding the nature of self-similarity, organic growth, inter-dimensional relationship and micro-macrocosm similarity. The Fibonacci series gradually approaches the irrational number phi (1.618…), more commonly known as the Golden Section. Some musicians have attempted to use the Golden Section by dividing their works accordingly along the time axis; in this work this proportion is approached on the vertical harmonic axis, which occurs in
realtime


Hayden Chisholm Links:

haydenchisholm.net

www.softspeakers.com

loveinnumbers.mp3

DOPPELGÄNGER



Mathieu Calleja - percussion
Richard Comte - guitar
Sanne van Hek -trumpet
Xavier Lopez - electronics
Dafne Vicente-Sandoval -bassoon

Dopplergänger's music is a subtle balance of instrumental extended techniques, melodic apparitions, electronically generated ersatz and electric whispering, a blend of acoustics and electronics which mix to the point where they become indistinguishable. The band did a ten-day residency in Moers (DE), developing improvisational concepts and sound. During the residency they played the 'Free Essen Festival, the concert was recorded by WDR radio and will be broadcasted, plus concerts at the Temporary Art Centre in Eindhoven (NL), Schlosstheater Moers, and the LOFT in Cologne.

Doppelgänger Links:

soundcloud.com/trashvortex/dopplerganger-live

vimeo.com/15106221

soundcloud.com/trashvortex/dopplerganger-live-2-2

TRIP-EL-GÄNGER

A smokin' final set with all the musicians!

"If you want to understand the Universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration" Nikola Tesla



coming up : Auxxx in Berlin - Friday February 24 2012

Basic Electricity #2



*Rastko*: Ciat-Lonbarde instruments
*Hayden Chisholm*: alto sax and Sruti box
*Richard Scott*: Buchla Thunder

AUXXX / BERLIN
Kastenienallee 77 (lichtblikino)
10435 BERLIN

FRIDAY 24 FEBRUARY 2012

Doors Open 21:00
Show Starts 22:00

more info soon... and here:

navsmodularlab.blogspot.com/2012/02/basic-electricity-2

Monday, January 09, 2012

ODD OZ CABARET #2



AUXXX first presented a very Odd Oz Cabaret at OT301 in Amsterdam in July 2007
(see archive: auxxx.blogspot.com/2007/06/auxxx015-odd-oz-cabaret.html)

for the first AUXXX of 2012 the ODD-OZ concept of presenting an evening of artists mostly from down-under has appeared by itself again, this time in Berlin...



AUXXX / BERLIN
Kastenienallee 77 (lichtblikino)
10435 BERLIN

FRIDAY 27 JANUARY 2012

Doors Open 21:00
Show Starts 22:00





Té is the duo of Australian saxophonist Andrew Brooks and Australian sound artist Kynan Tan. Tan and Brooks have been working as a duo whilst living in Berlin in 2011 and have developed a common language and approach to improvisation.

soundcloud.com/t-314

BASS LOVE III



Mike Majkowski - double bass
Morten J. Olsen - rotating bass drum

Morten and Mike first played as a duo in late 2010. Then after a break, they continued in September 2011. Since then, they have rehearsed and played two gigs as BASS LOVE III in Berlin. This performance will be their third.

ARTIST BIOGRPAHIES:



ANDREW BROOKS is an Australian saxophonist-composer creating work which draws from jazz, improvised and experimental traditions. He leads several original music projects and is involved in numerous other collaborative projects. His music explores the intersection between composition and improvisation.

Andrew has lived and worked in Melbourne and Berlin, he co-leads the ensembles 'Motion' and 'Terracotta Tile Games' and performs as part of a duo with the digital artist, 'Kynan Tan'. He has toured and performed nationally, appearing at festivals such as the TURA New Music Festival (2009), Melbourne International Jazz Festival (2011), Melbourne Jazz Fringe Festival (2011) and the Wangaratta Jazz Festival (2010). Andrew has also performed or colaborated with Sabir Mateen (USA), Giorgio Magnanensi (Ita/Can), Hayden Chisholm (NZ/Ger), Peter Knight, Shoeb Ahmad and Dr. Tony Gould.

Andrew is also the co-founder of the independent record label and creative music network, ‘Listen/Hear Collective’. An artist-run initiative, ‘Listen/Hear Collective’ was created to provide a home for performers and composers whose music refuses to be defined by the expectations of a single genre and brings together open-minded, stylistically-diverse musicians, producers and technicians.

www.listenhearcollective.com



MIKE MAJKOWSKI, born 1983, is a double bassist from Sydney, Australia, now living in Berlin. He began his musical activities as a jazz bassist, and has since developed an active interest in music of an exploratory nature. He performs as a soloist, in duo with Jim Denley as 'Blip,' in trio with Chris Abrahams & James Waples as 'Roil,' and frequently collaborates with other improvisers from around the way. He holds an interest in developing technical possibilities for the double bass.

www.myspace.com/mikemajkowski



MORTEN J. OLSEN is a musician, sometimes composing - once in a blue moon involved in other arts. Born in Stavanger, Norway in 1981. He has lived 5 years in Amsterdam and is since 2006 based in Berlin. He works with a sound palette that encompasses the history of orchestral percussion, electronics and rock – a fountainhead of possibilities that he manages with pin-point critical perception and exceptional taste. He is a constant reminder that just because it sounds good, doesn’t mean its good enough.

berlinsplitter.org/artists/morten-j-olsen



KYNAN TAN is a sound artist who creates installation, performances and recorded works that investigate the use of digital technology in creating immersive and temporal audio-visual environments. His live performance works are based on scored and improvised instrumental parts and real-time manipulation with the computer software Max/MSP, the latest shows featuring vocals, computer generated sound and guitar processed into dense, shifting spectralist textures.

In December 2009 Kynan toured Japan, playing 11 shows, performing with Kouhei Harada, Psychedelic Desert and Chihei Hatakeyama. This tour also saw the self-release of the Two Clouds EP. Between 2009-2010 Kynan also supported Lawrence English, Daniel Menche and Tom Hall.

Kynan has been involved with several sound installations, including his own Hypnogenia, Floating Spires and Threads installations. Approximately 5000 people viewed and interacted with Hypnogenia while it was installed at Scitech in early 2010. Kynan is also involved in collaborating with film and dance, scoring 20 works in the past 3 years, including two collaborations with LINK Dance Company, with New Zealand Dancer/Choreographer Craig Bary in 2009 and LINK artistic director Michael Whaites in 2010.

Including visual elements into live performances has been a recent focus, manipulating synaesthetic relationships between sound and light to create juxtaposing textures.

Kynan currently lives and works in Perth, Western Australia. He co-presents the experimental radio show Difficult Listening on RTR FM, is a part of the core group of the Granular Synthesis Composers Collective and is a member of the artist run gallery free range.

www.kynantan.com