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