Tuesday, November 12, 2013

AMSTERLINOVEMBER

* AUXXX EVENTS IN AMSTERLIN - NOVEMBER 2013 *



FRIDAY 8 NOVEMBER = JOKE + MIKE



K77 (lichtblik kino) - Kastanienallee 77 - 10435 BERLIN prenzlauerberg

doors open 21:00 / music starts 22:00

JOKE LANZ - turntables
MIKE MAJKOWSKI - double bass

A brand new duo with Mike Majkowski on double bass and Joke Lanz on turntables. Two exciting improvisers join forces for a thrilling expedition into unknown territory.

FRIDAY 22 NOVEMBER @ 21:00

K77 (lichtblik kino) - Kastanienallee 77 - 10435 BERLIN prenzlauerberg

bar opens: 21:00
music starts: 22:00

BASCOZSOLT



RICHARD BARRETT - electronics
RICHARD SCOTT - electronics
ZSOLT SORES - viola

the latest installment in the thrilling tale of the two electroacoustic Richards' improvisational encounters with acoustic instrumentalists

FB EVENT

SATURDAY 23 NOVEMBER @ 20:30



Encounter Culture is a new initiative co-organised by ausland and auxxx to open live debate between European cities, bringing together music with other disciplines that shape and reflect city culture.

ENCOUNTER CULTURE #2 - DANUBE BLUES

Capital cities in the Central European Danube region have a special atmosphere of nostalgia and melancholy. Historic centres like Budapest, Vienna and Bratislava are filled with this special atmosphere of decay – moody, crumbling and haunted. These grand locations, once real centres for culture and learning, start to appear lost and distinctly out of place in the high-tech, fast moving, digitised, glass and steel worlds of the twenty first century. Many original qualities of these cities now only seem to function for a culture of tourist-based nostalgia.

The recent phenomenon of the extreme right in Hungary directly affects the life of artists trying to live and work in the region, it has caused a mass exodus but also an upsurge of new oppositional and creative energy. The results of this current situation are not only negative, the attempts at oppression are being met with resistance and raising of awareness of the importance of alternative and open forms of cultural expression.

For this special event organised by ausland together with auxxx, four Central European artists have been invited to perform together their own improvised “Danube Blues”. Additionally they will reflect on and discuss their personal experiences of living in and leaving the region...

RUDI FISCHERLEHNER – drums
KATA KOVACS - movement
PAUL SCHWINGENSCHLOEGL - trumpet, flugelhorn
ZSOLT SORES - viola, objects, electronics

Set 1 - live improvised music and movement
Set 2 - open discussion moderated by Mathias Maschat
Set 3 - live improvised music and movement
(each set will last approx. 30 min)

AUSLAND - Lychener Straße 60 - 10437 BERLIN Prenzlauerberg

www.ausland-berlin.de

SUNDAY 24 NOVEMBER @ 20:00

LYSN


skull etching by Martha Colburn

SEAMUS CATER – concertina, harmonica, rhodes
MARTHA COLBURN – films
HILARY JEFFERY – trombone
ZSOLT SORES – viola, objects, electronics
RAPHAEL VANOLI – guitar

+ Introduction to the films of Andrey Iskanov by Zsolt Sores

BUDAPEST BAR - WG Terrain
Pesthuislaan
- behind the Buddha, up the steps and through the window -
1054 AMSTERDAM

ons.wg-terrein.nl

TUESDAY 26 NOVEMBER @ 20:30

Cinesthesia + Auxxx present ANDREY ISKANOV - HalluCinogeNnN



part one
special preview of Andrey Iskanov's new film "INGRESSION"
with live music from Hilary Jeffery and Zsolt Sores

part two
Iskanov's masterpiece "VISIONS OF SUFFERING" (2006)

OT301 cinema - Overtoom 301 - 1054 HW AMSTERDAM

www.ot301.nl

ARTIST INFO

RICHARD BARRETT


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.

richardbarrettmusic.com

SEAMUS CATER


photo Gerda Klingenboeck

Seamus Cater is an English writer, performer and organiser, living and working in the Netherlands. From a contemporary perspective, much of his music has a relationship to the British folk music revival of the 1950's and 60's. In 2012 he released an LP called The Anecdotes which was a two year musical collaboration with the Finnish musician Viljam Nybacka. Seamus studied music and performance at Dartington College of Arts and The University of Salford where he specialised in harmonica and composition. In 2009 he began making performances for narrating voice, song, piano and harmonica, etc. 'for Alexis' 2009, dealt with the story of French Canadian athlete Alexis the Trotter. 'The Folk Music, the Whale and the Sea', loosely connected fiction and history of the 18th century whaling trade, using improvised music structures in a trio with Viljam Nybacka and Fritz Welch. He has collaborated with many other artists including the NYC avant garde banjo player Woody Sullender and the visual artist Edward Janssen. His record label is called Anecdotal Records.

www.seacater.com

MARTHA COLBURN



Martha Colburn is a filmmaker and artist. She is best known for her animation films, which are created through puppetry, collage, and paint on glass techniques. She has made over forty films since 1994 and has also been fervently involved in playing music. Recently she has made sculptural/video installation work and experimented with integrating her films with musical performance. Yet music and film have always shared a deep connection within Colburn’s work. Martha lives and works in Queens, New York and Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Her unique work is shown in galleries and film festivals world wide.

www.marthacolburn.com

RUDI FISCHERLEHNER


photo Jason Blakely

Rudi Fischerlehner spielt Schlagzeug in Projekten verschiedener Schattierung von Free-Jazz, Post-Rock, improvisierter und experimenteller Musik. Weiters komponiert und produziert er Musik für Filme, Videos und Performances. 1977 in Oberösterreich geboren, beginnt er in seiner Kindheit zu trommeln, spielt als Teenager in Linzer Rockbands sowie bei Jazz- und Improabenden und studiert für einige Zeit klassisches Schlagwerk am Konservatorium Linz. Nach der Schule zieht er nach Wien, lebt einige Monate in New York und landet schließlich in Berlin. Zur Zeit ist er als Drummer hauptsächlich aktiv bei Rupp / Müller / Fischerlehner, im Percussion-Drums-Electronic Trio Fiium Shaarrk, bei Peter Van Huffel´s Gorilla Mask und im Duo mit Tonia Reeh.

www.rudifischerlehner.net

ANDREY ISKANOV



Photographer, director, visual effects designer, make-up artist and actor, Andrey Iskanov is a true author-creator. His fascination for the surreal and fantastic is omnipresent in all of his works, consisting of four feature films to date. Citing movies by directors such as David Lynch, Shinya Tsukamoto, Dario Argento and Andrei Tarkovsky as sources of inspiration, Andrey Iskanov develops mostly non-linear narratives, wrapped in fluorescent aesthetics. This former medical student masterfully dissects the human being and reveals degradation, suffering and repulsion. The very violent and gore depictions in his films have attracted censorship and limited their theatrical exposure to a minimum.

bio borrowed from LUFF 2013 website

www.luff.ch
www.imdb.com/name/nm2310557 HILARY JEFFERY

Hilary Jeffery is a composer and trombonist, based in Amsterdam and Berlin. As a trombone player Hilary is known for his genre-bending abilities, crossing between different styles and areas of music including contemporary avant-garde (Ensemble Hiatus, zeitkratzer, The Barton Workshop), rock, techno and electronica (Germ, Sand, Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation), jazz, funk and pop (Franz Hautzinger’s Third Eye, High Birds, Jimi Tenor), improvised music and free jazz (EARR Ensemble, Splitter Orchester, Apa Ini and countless ad hoc groups). Music has been Hilary’s main activity since 1990 which started with a journey to the Sahara Desert, accompanied by a trombone. This journey and the sense of silent-space experienced there has been a continuous influence on his work ever since. Since 2005 he began to express this clearly with a new group called Lysn which plays music for inner-space, composed using new notations, unusual instrumentation, drones and live electronics. Hilary has received several composition commissions including pieces for Slagwerk Den Haag, David Kweksilber Big Band, GRM Acousmonium, Lysn and Apa Ini. His contribution to music is available in different settings on various labels including Aquarellist, Col Legno, FMR, Dilemma Records, Important Records, New World Records, Soul Jazz Records and Sub Rosa.

www.hiljef.com

KATA KOVACS



Kata Kovács graduated as contemporary-modern dancer in 2007 in Budapest Dance School, Hungary. She started working as a freelance dancer, working and performing in Hungary and abroad. In 2010, due to a scholarship supported by the Culture Programme of the European Union, she participated in the PORCH programme of Ponderosa in Stolzenhagen, Germany. Here, her interest turned more towards performance arts, visual arts, experimental music and conceptual works and she also started to develop her own works. Since 2011, she has been the organiser of the performance event series PORCH Extended. Additionally, since 2011, she has worked collaboratively with Irish artist Tom O’Doherty (credited as Kovács/O’Doherty), primarily on Silences, a series of minimalist performative installation works.

www.katakovacs.org

JOKE LANZ



Turntablist Joke Lanz creates autonomous sound-cells that melt into a language free of any function. He combines ritual reductionism with anarchistic playfulness, atmospheric soundscapes with cut-up noise and physicalness with unpredictability. Best known for his international acclaimed noise project 'Sudden Infant', he is presenting his work since 25 years all over the world. Born in Switzerland and currently operating out of Berlin, Joke Lanz is one of the most prolific and profound artists working in the border zones where performance and body art meet improvisation and noise. His activities in various solo and collective guises (for music groups, radio projects, theater and contemporary dance) have included Sudden Infant, Schimpfluch Gruppe, WAL, Catholic Boys In Heavy Leather, Tell, duos with Shelley Hirsch, Christian Weber, Christian Wolfarth, Jorge Sanchez-Chiong, Lasse Marhaug and countless others. He has released his works on some of the most prominent record labels in the noise underground (RRR, Blossoming Noise, Tochnit Aleph, Entr'acte, SSSM, Klanggalerie, Harbinger Sound, Some Bizarre, iDeal Records and many more).

www.suddeninfant.com
suddeninfant.blogspot.de
sitshirtgallery.blogspot.de

LYSN



Lysn is Hilary Jeffery's minimal-psychedelic drone group with a continuously changing line up, featuring a wide range of musicians united by their interest in drone, repetition, musical meditation and deep journeys into inner/outer space.

www.lysn.nl

MIKE MAJKOWSKI



Mike Majkowski is a double bassist / composer born in Sydney, Australia, 1983. He has been working in the fields of jazz, improvised, and composed music since 2001. He holds an active interest in developing, extending and refining technical possibilities for the double bass. Mike performs as a soloist, and with a number of collaborative projects which include duo with Jim Denley (Blip), trio with Chris Abrahams & James Waples (Roil), and duo with Morten J. Olsen (Bass Love III). He is based in Berlin.

soundcloud.com/mikemajkowski
www.avantwhatever.com

RICHARD SCOTT



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.

richard-scott.net

PAUL SCHWINGENSCHLOEGL



Paul Schwingenschlögl is an open-minded musician, who is fluent in many musical styles from modern jazz, soul, funk and afrobeat to contemporary and improvised music. Moved from Vienna to Berlin in 1988 where he performed with his own groups COUNTERBLAST 11, AFRICAN CHASE EXPERIENCE, DUO CINEMA and participated in many other bands like MANIVOLANTI, TABOO, NAKADI, AFRO BERLIN SOUNDCHECK, ABRASAZ and DERNIER METRO. Works also as a musician for theatre, film and studio and as composer for many groups. His composing style is very unique, drawing both from contemporary classical music, jazz, funk and avant-garde rock. Concert activities include tours in Hungary, Spain, Italy, France, Austria, Finland, Denmark, the Netherlands, Ouzbekistan and Egypt, playing with renowned jazz musicians such as Gil Evans, Lew Soloff, George Adams, Misha Mengelberg, Lol Coxhill, Joe Sachse and Joachim Kühn, also with musicians from West Africa, Egypt and India at world music festivals in Amsterdam, Paris and Barcelona. He has made several live radio recordings in Berlin (SFB, Radio Brandenburg), Hamburg (NDR 4), Paris (Radio France) and Austria (Ö 1) and won the following awards: Austrian Young Composers Award, Berlin Studio Award, Berlin Jazz Composition Award.

ZSOLT SORES aka AHAD



Born 1969 in Budapest. Improvised/electroacoustic and noise musician, sound artist, editor, performance and conceptual artist. Groups: Abstract Monarchy Trio (with Franz Hautzinger), a duo with Rhodri Davies, Budapastis (with the members of the Parisian children-noise-rock group, Dragibus) etc. His field of interest and activity - beside music - includes the borderline and the margin of different art forms, too. He is also collaborate with artists from different fields of art (coreographers, stage directors, fine artists and videomakers etc.). He is the member and the program managing editor of the still independent "Tilos Rádió" ("Forbidden Radio") "No Wave" programme. Currently he is the main organizer of the underground film screening series called "Club of Invisible Films" at Ludwig Museum in Budapest. He is the artistic director of "Relative (Cross)Hearings International Indpendent Contemporary Music Meeting" in Budapest. In 2008 he edited a book and wrote a preface study about "New Chances of Autonomy" with the texts by Hakim Bey aka Peter Lamborn Wilson among other onthological anarchists.

inaplo.hu/ahad
ahadmaster.blogspot.com

RAPHAEL VANOLI


photo Maarten Mooijman

Rapahael Vanoli is a guitar player, improviser and composer based in Amsterdam. His solo music is based exclusively on electric guitar sounds which are generated live. Vanoli has a unique playing technique where he manages to exaggerate the richness of the tiniest sound particles within the instrument, making them audible in an often overwhelming fashion. By heavily boosting the volume; Vanoli's guitar turns into an extremely sensitive object on which he blows, caresses (with a feather), grazes with his lips/beard and gently hits and scratches. With his feet he controls 7 very different amplifiers (from a large powerful bass to toy-like battery mini-amps) which allows him to thoroughly explore a whole spectrum of frequencies in a very precise way. His equipment also gives him directional control of the sound for the audience (pan control). His music takes the form of uneven telluric sound-scapes. Highly emotional and disruptive - much closer to a Frostian electronic universe than the preconceived landing zone of a conventional electric guitar. Although at times loud and extreme - Vanoli’s music is especially meditative and body friendly. It hits the soul with waves of empathy. Raphael Vanoli is half of electronic post-rock duet Knalpot and founder of noisy African space-dub band Stolpernova. He has played with musicians such as Fred Frith, Martin Brandlmayr (Radian), Luc Ex, Franz Hautzinger, Eiríkur Orri Ólafsson (Mùm, Sigur Rós), Jozef Dumoulin, Manu Delago or Louis Sclavis amongst many many others.

www.knalpot.eu
raphaelvanoli.tumblr.com

*** AUXXX ROCKS ***

Monday, October 28, 2013

JOKE + MIKE



FRIDAY 8 NOVEMBER

K77 (lichtblik kino) - Kastanienallee 77 - 10435 BERLIN prenzlauerberg

doors open 21:00 / music starts 22:00

JOKE LANZ - turntables
MIKE MAJKOWSKI - double bass



A brand new duo with Mike Majkowski on double bass and Joke Lanz on turntables. Two exciting improvisers join forces for a thrilling expedition into unknown territory. Don't miss it!

JOKE LANZ



Turntablist Joke Lanz creates autonomous sound-cells that melt into a language free of any function. He combines ritual reductionism with anarchistic playfulness, atmospheric soundscapes with cut-up noise and physicalness with unpredictability. Best known for his international acclaimed noise project 'Sudden Infant', he is presenting his work since 25 years all over the world. Born in Switzerland and currently operating out of Berlin, Joke Lanz is one of the most prolific and profound artists working in the border zones where performance and body art meet improvisation and noise. His activities in various solo and collective guises (for music groups, radio projects, theater and contemporary dance) have included Sudden Infant, Schimpfluch Gruppe, WAL, Catholic Boys In Heavy Leather, Tell, duos with Shelley Hirsch, Christian Weber, Christian Wolfarth, Jorge Sanchez-Chiong, Lasse Marhaug and countless others. He has released his works on some of the most prominent record labels in the noise underground (RRR, Blossoming Noise, Tochnit Aleph, Entr'acte, SSSM, Klanggalerie, Harbinger Sound, Some Bizarre, iDeal Records and many more).

www.suddeninfant.com
suddeninfant.blogspot.de
sitshirtgallery.blogspot.de

MIKE MAJKOWSKI



Mike Majkowski is a double bassist / composer born in Sydney, Australia, 1983. He has been working in the fields of jazz, improvised, and composed music since 2001. He holds an active interest in developing, extending and refining technical possibilities for the double bass. Mike performs as a soloist, and with a number of collaborative projects which include duo with Jim Denley (Blip), trio with Chris Abrahams & James Waples (Roil), and duo with Morten J. Olsen (Bass Love III). He is based in Berlin.

soundcloud.com/mikemajkowski
www.avantwhatever.com


germseed sports a sudden infant

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

CINéSTHESIAUXXX #6

SUNDAY 27 OCTOBER @ 20:00

experimental / live sound & cinema



OT301 cinema
Overtoom 301
1054 HW AMSTERDAM



www.ot301.nl

Cinesthesia + Auxxx present

Film
"Von Morgens bis Mitternachts"



"Von Morgens bis Mitternachts" (1922) is a German Expressionist silent film by by Karl Heinz Martin. A cashier in a bank in a small German town is alerted to the power of money by the visit of a rich Italian lady. He embezzles 60,000 Marks and leaves for the capital city, where he attempts to find satisfaction in politics, sport, love and religion.

+ live soundtrack from



DAGORA is a free music and performance collective from Amsterdam, featuring:

pq - synths and fx
peter stront - vocals and fx
stephen - drums and more
frankie vis - vocals and fx
roro - drums and more

dagoramusic.com



+ COMING UP IN BERLIN...

FRIDAY 8 NOVEMBER

K77 (lichtblik kino) - Kastanienallee 77 - 10435 BERLIN prenzlauerberg

doors open 21:00 / music starts 22:00



JOKE LANZ - turntables
MIKE MAJKOWSKI - double bass

A brand new duo with Mike Majkowski on double bass and Joke Lanz on turntables. Two exciting improvisers join forces for a thrilling expedition into unknown territory. Don't miss it!

JOKE LANZ



Turntablist Joke Lanz creates autonomous sound-cells that melt into a language free of any function. He combines ritual reductionism with anarchistic playfulness, atmospheric soundscapes with cut-up noise and physicalness with unpredictability. Best known for his international acclaimed noise project 'Sudden Infant', he is presenting his work since 25 years all over the world. Born in Switzerland and currently operating out of Berlin, Joke Lanz is one of the most prolific and profound artists working in the border zones where performance and body art meet improvisation and noise. His activities in various solo and collective guises (for music groups, radio projects, theater and contemporary dance) have included Sudden Infant, Schimpfluch Gruppe, WAL, Catholic Boys In Heavy Leather, Tell, duos with Shelley Hirsch, Christian Weber, Christian Wolfarth, Jorge Sanchez-Chiong, Lasse Marhaug and countless others. He has released his works on some of the most prominent record labels in the noise underground (RRR, Blossoming Noise, Tochnit Aleph, Entr'acte, SSSM, Klanggalerie, Harbinger Sound, Some Bizarre, iDeal Records and many more).

www.suddeninfant.com
suddeninfant.blogspot.de
sitshirtgallery.blogspot.de

MIKE MAJKOWSKI



Mike Majkowski is a double bassist / composer born in Sydney, Australia, 1983. He has been working in the fields of jazz, improvised, and composed music since 2001. He holds an active interest in developing, extending and refining technical possibilities for the double bass. Mike performs as a soloist, and with a number of collaborative projects which include duo with Jim Denley (Blip), trio with Chris Abrahams & James Waples (Roil), and duo with Morten J. Olsen (Bass Love III). He is based in Berlin.

soundcloud.com/mikemajkowski
www.avantwhatever.com


germseed sports a sudden infant

Monday, September 09, 2013

keller + kino

FRIDAY 27 SEPTEMBER

K77 (lichtblik kino) - Kastanienallee 77 - 10435 BERLIN prenzlauerberg

doors open 21:00 / music starts 22:00



im keller

* record launch for Rishin Singh's 'three weevils' (AvantWhatever) *

'mosquitoes arrive & other short stories'

JOHNNY CHANG - viola
BRYAN EUBANKS - soprano saxophone
HANNES LINGENS - accordion
RISHIN SINGH - voice, composition

www.avantwhatever.com


photo : Donald Swearingen

ins kino

S-F DUO

THEA FARHADIAN - violin
DEAN SANTOMIERI - violin, guitar

Santomieri-Farhadian Duo is an avant-garde chamber music group, whose structured and free improvisations for violin and guitar draw from the vocabulary of Contemporary Classical Music, with influences from their collective backgrounds in rock, classical and Middle Eastern musics.

soundcloud.com/tfarhad

ARTIST INFO

JOHNNY CHANG



Berlin-based composer and violinist Johnny Chang engages in extended explorations surrounding the relationships of sound/silence and the in-between areas of improvisation, composition, performance and listening. Chang's articulated performances have been featured in festivals, residencies and experimental music series in both Europe, North America and New Zealand, from Sonic Acts (Amsterdam), Wandelweiser Klangraum Series (Düsseldorf), Hörbar (Hamburg), Klang im Turm (Munich), The Wulf (Los Angeles), Q-O2 workspace (Brussels), Loop-Line (Tokyo), Umlaut festival (Berlin & Paris) to experimental music series/venues in Berlin such as Ausland, Labor Sonor, Quiet Cue/Staalplaat and NK.

soundcloud.com/johnnychchang

BRYAN EUBANKS



soprano saxophone
live and digital electronics
field recordings
composition
improvisation
sound installations
musically active since 1999

www.sacredrealism.org/bryaneubanks

THEA FARHADIAN


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

HANNES LINGENS



Hannes Lingens is a musician and composer in the field of contemporary and experimental music living and working in Berlin. He studied drums with Michael Griener and Günter Baby Sommer in Dresden and Accordion with Henning Schober in Hamburg. In 2009 he co-founded the collective Umlaut Berlin, which curates an annual festival for contemporary and experimental music and is part of the international label and network Umlaut Records. He is part of the ensembles Obliq, Konzert Minimal, [ro] and Die Hochstapler. As an improvisor he has worked with Tetuzi Akiyama, Christof Kurzmann, Olaf Rupp, Alexander Frangenheim and many more. As an interpreter he has collaborated with composers Peter Ablinger, Antoine Beuger, Philip Corner, Sven-Åke Johansson, Christian Kesten among others. Hannes Lingens has performed in internationally renowned festivals and venues throughout Europe, Japan, Israel, Russia and the USA.

www.hanneslingens.de

DEAN SANTOMIERI



Guitarist Dean Santomeri composes and improvises using electric resonator guitars. He also regularly performs as a spoken word artist. In addition to his solo and duo work he has been associated with the groups: Donkey Boy; Malcolm Mooney & the 10th Planet; I Franzen, Ghost in the House and the Cornelius Cardew Choir.

. www.foundrysite.com/santomieri

RISHIN SINGH



born in kuala lumpur, 1985
lived in sydney for a long time
makes music using the trombone, performance, text and scores
tries to make music that is both minimal and sensual

www.rishinsingh.com

Saturday, July 27, 2013

alchemistic cabaret

WEDNESDAY 31 JULY @ 21:00



CHALET - Vor dem Schlesisches Tor 3 - 10997 BERLIN Kreuzberg

AUXXX teams up with percussionist / DJ Juergen Groezinger
for the return of the legendary Alchemistic Cabaret!

*** live performances // burlesque // dancefloor ***

* Jueri Gagarino (live & dj) *
* Antonis Anissegos (live) *
* Hilary Jeffery (live) *
* Seamus Cater (live) *
* Oren Lazovski (dance performance) *
* The Light (live) *
* Lebensfreude Records: Zuckermann & Gunne (djs) Ryoma Sasaki (dj, Kyoto)
Kat Kat Tat (burlesque, dj, Buenos Aires) *

--- more alchemistic cabaret info coming soon... ---

www.groezinger-music.de

Saturday, July 13, 2013

VANOLI SANDWICH

FRIDAY 26 JULY @ 21:00



K77 (lichtblik kino) - Kastanienallee 77 - 10435 BERLIN prenzlauerberg

doors open 21:00 / music starts 22:00

part one - im keller
DIRAR KALASH - solo saxophone

part two - ins kino
RAPHAEL VANOLI - solo guitar and electronics

part three - im keller
LIZ ALLBEE + DIRAR KALASH - trumpet and saxophone duo

ARTIST INFO

LIZ ALLBEE



Liz Allbee plays trumpet, as well as conch, electronics and voice. Her work spans many genres, primarily encompassing improvisation, electronic composition, instrument building, noise, weird pop, and experimental rock. She is interested in proto-lingualism and the gestures, loops, and tics of communication, and in re-configuring the tools and the hands that make them.

Besides her solo work, current groups and collaborations include:

Mensch Mensch Mensch with Burkhard Beins, Bogan Ghost w/Anthea Caddy, Pivot with Chris Heenan, Vagino w/Gino Robair, The Zoo w/Michael Vorfeld, Animal Nacht Quartet (w/Felicity Mangan, Ute Wassermann and Olaf Hochherz), and Berlin’s 24-piece Splitter Orchestra. She has played and recorded with Anthony Braxton, Fred Frith, Rova Saxophone Quartet, with members of Sun City Girls, Caroliner, and many others.

www.lizallbee.net

DIRAR KALASH



Dirar Kalash works with live performance, combining text, sound, image, video and movement. Regularly using free and open-source software in the field of real-time audio and video and image processing, he is also a multi-instrumentalist and engages in musical composition and free improvisation. His work is based on everyday life as a phenomenon, which is then subjected to live processing, composition and decomposition in order to transcend time and matter to a ritualistic live performance.

Some of his group participations include a live audio-video performance for the 2011 /si:n/ Festival of Video Art and Performance in Ramallah, and a video and sound installation for the 2011 Open Studio exhibition at the Khalil Sakakini Cultural Centre (Ramallah), in addition to an almost regular musical performances in the range of free and improvised music in Palestine and Egypt.

myownspace.fr/praxis

RAPHAEL VANOLI


photo Maarten Mooijman

Rapahael Vanoli is a guitar player, improviser and composer based in Amsterdam. His solo music is based exclusively on electric guitar sounds which are generated live. Vanoli has a unique playing technique where he manages to exaggerate the richness of the tiniest sound particles within the instrument, making them audible in an often overwhelming fashion. By heavily boosting the volume; Vanoli's guitar turns into an extremely sensitive object on which he blows, caresses (with a feather), grazes with his lips/beard and gently hits and scratches. With his feet he controls 7 very different amplifiers (from a large powerful bass to toy-like battery mini-amps) which allows him to thoroughly explore a whole spectrum of frequencies in a very precise way.  His equipment also gives him directional control of the sound for the audience (pan control). His music takes the form of uneven telluric sound-scapes.  Highly emotional and disruptive -  much closer to a Frostian electronic universe than the preconceived landing zone of a conventional electric guitar. Although at times loud and extreme  - Vanoli’s music is especially meditative and body friendly.  It hits the soul with waves of empathy. Raphael Vanoli is half of electronic post-rock duet Knalpot and founder of noisy African space-dub band Stolpernova. He has played with musicians such as Fred Frith, Martin Brandlmayr (Radian), Luc Ex, Franz Hautzinger, Eiríkur Orri Ólafsson (Mùm, Sigur Rós), Jozef Dumoulin, Manu Delago or Louis Sclavis amongst many many others.

www.knalpot.eu / raphaelvanoli.tumblr.com

+++ coming up +++

WEDNESDAY 31 JULY @ 21:00



CHALET - Vor dem Schlesisches Tor 3 - 10997 BERLIN Kreuzberg

AUXXX teams up with percussionist / DJ Juergen Groezinger
for the return of the legendary Alchemistic Cabaret!

*** live performances // burlesque // dancefloor ***

* Jueri Gagarino (live & dj) *
* Antonis Anissegos (live) *
* Hilary Jeffery (live) *
* Seamus Cater (live) *
* Oren Lazovski (dance performance) *
* The Light (live) *
* Lebensfreude Records: Zuckermann & Gunne (djs) Ryoma Sasaki (dj, Kyoto)
Kat Kat Tat (burlesque, dj, Buenos Aires) *

--- more info soon... ---

www.groezinger-music.de

Saturday, May 11, 2013

amsterlin auxxx june 2013

AUXXX events in AMSTERLIN - JUNE 2013

FRIDAY 28 JUNE @ 21:00

2 xxx 2 = unusual duet evening

K77 (lichtblik kino) - Kastanienallee 77 - 10435 BERLIN prenzlauerberg

doors open: 21:00 / music starts: 22:00

ALESSANDRO BOSETTI & CHRIS ABRAHAMS - voice, electronics, dx7



Chris Abrahams and Alessandro Bosetti are an unusual match. Chris is known for his work with the legendary Australian band The Necks and for his contemplative piano improvisations. His playing develops over long stretches of time and often builds up "immersive sound cathedrals". Alessandro is known for his "paradoxical constructions" matching spoken language and music, with a taste for translation, misunderstanding and disguise. For this performance they will play variations on ideas originally presented on their debut album "We Who Had Left" (Mikroton Recordings 2012).

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ANNETTE KREBS & UCHIHASHI KAZUHISA - guitar duet



Established Berliner - Annette Krebs welcomes new Berliner - Uchihashi Kazuhisa for a unique guitar duet... "echt" Berlin music of the present time!


CD art for "We Who Had Left" - Mikroton Recordings 2012

www.mikroton.net

SUNDAY 23 JUNE @ 20:30

OT301 cinema - Overtoom 301 - 1054 HW AMSTERDAM



CINéSTHESIAUXXX #5

psychedelic drone rock band LYSN perform to films by artist MARTHA COLBURN

MARTHA COLBURN - film, projections
ALFREDO GENOVESI - guitar, electronics
STEVE HEATHER - drums
ROZEMARIE HEGGEN - bass
HILARY JEFFERY - trombone, electronics
FELIPE WALLER - bug brand devices, electronics

www.ot301.nl



SATURDAY 8 JUNE @ 20:30

AUSLAND - Lychener Strasse 60 - 10437 BERLIN prenzlauerberg



Encounter Culture is a new initiative to open live debate between European cities, bringing together music with other disciplines that shape and reflect city culture.

Encounter Culture #1: European "non-jazz"

The “European Non-Jazz” theme, with its focus on contemporary life in Paris and Berlin, offers many questions for a potentially controversial debate about the practice of improvised-jazz in Europe. In the past Paris has been identified as one of the foremost jazz cities of Europe, while Berlin is now arguably the most important centre for improvised music today. What social factors made the jazz scene in Paris change to what it is now? Can such changes be observed in Berlin as well?

The four invited musicians, who are all uniquely influenced by the jazz tradition in their playing, will be asked to consider in how far they align themselves with a musical tradition which originates from Afro-American culture. They will also be asked to reflect on the similarities and differences of the music scenes in Paris and Berlin.

musicians:

AXEL DOERNER - trumpet
YORGOS DIMITRIADIS - double bass
BENJAMIN DUBOC - drums
HILARY JEFFERY - trombone

discussion participant:

MAXI SICKERT
journalist (Die ZEIT, Tagesspiegel, RBB), expert for jazz and improvised music

discussion moderator:

MATHIAS MASCHAT

Encounter Culture is co-initiated by ausland and auxxx

www.ausland-berlin.de

FRIDAY 7 JUNE @ 21:00

K77 (lichtblik kino) - Kastanienallee 77 - 10435 BERLIN prenzlauerberg

doors open: 21:00 / music starts: 22:00

ROBIN HAYWARD - microtonal tuba

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TREE
live-electro-acoustic music



CHRIS ABRHAHAMS - dx7
BURKHARD BEINS - live-electronics
ANDREA ERMKE- samples, field recordings

record release: new CD out on Musica Moderna

ARTIST INFO

CHRIS ABRAHAMS



Chris Abrahams was born in Oamaru, New Zealand but grew up in Sydney, Australia. He became very active in the Sydney jazz scene in the early eighties playing with modern jazz groups including Mark Simmonds’ Freeboppers and The Keys Music Orchestra. With Lloyd Swanton he formed the 60’s modern jazz-influenced The Benders in 1982. The band broke up in 1985 after having released three albums - E, False Laughter and Distance. In 1984 Chris recorded and released his first solo piano album Piano, followed in 1986 by Walk. In 1985 Chris became a founding member of the Sydney indie rock band The Sparklers. As a result of this, Chris began working regularly with the singer and songwriter Melanie Oxley. Chris collaborated with Melanie, writing songs and producing 5 albums, throughout the nineties. In 1987 he became a founding member and pianist of the meanwhile highly acclaimed Australian minimal jazz/rock trio The Necks. Chris released a third solo piano album Glow in 2001. This was followed in 2003 by Streaming, Thrown in 2004, and Play Scar in 2010. He has collaborated, in both recording and performance, with many contemporary improvising musicians including Burkhard Beins, Mike Cooper and Anthony Pateras. He performs regularly in the improvising music scenes both in Australia and Europe.

www.thenecks.com

BURKHARD BEINS


photo: Klaus Muempfer

Burkhard Beins was born in Lower Saxony, Germany but lives in Berlin since 1995. As a composer/performer, working in the non-academic fields of experimental music, he is known for his widely abstracted use of percussion instruments in combination with selected objects and materials. Since the late 1980's he performs at internationally renowned venues and festivals throughout Europe, North America, Australia/NZ and Asia. Burkhard works solo, but is also a member of groups like Perlonex, Activity Center, Polwechsel, SLW, Trio Sowari, Phosphor, BBB, or The Sealed Knot. Furthermore he collaborates with Keith Rowe, Sven-Åke Johansson, Andrea Neumann, Chris Abrahams, John Tilbury, Charlemagne Palestine, and many others. Meanwhile Burkhard has released more than 30 CDs and LPs on labels like Zarek, Erstwhile, Hat Hut, Potlatch, Absinth or Confront. His first Solo-CD Disco Prova has been released in 2007 and combines field recordings and percussion material with digital multitracking, followed in 2009 by Structural Drift, a result of a sound art residency at Künstlerhäuser Worpswede, based on e-bowed and propelled zither, analog synth, objects and small electronic devices.

www.burkhardbeins.de

ALESSANDRO BOSETTI



Alessandro Bosetti is a sound artist, composer and performer currently based in Berlin. His main focus is in the fringe area between spoken language and music. He has created a series of highly compelling sound works where relational aesthetics meets innovative composition. Field research and interviews often build the basis for his abstract compositions along with electro-acoustic and acoustic collages, relational strategies, trained and untrained instrumental practices, vocal explorations and digital manipulations.

www.melgun.net

MARTHA COLBURN



Martha Colburn is a filmmaker and artist. She is best known for her animation films, which are created through puppetry, collage, and paint on glass techniques. She has made over forty films since 1994 and has also been fervently involved in playing music. Recently she has made sculptural/video installation work and experimented with integrating her films with musical performance. Yet music and film have always shared a deep connection within Colburn’s work. Martha lives and works in Queens, New York and Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Her unique work is shown in galleries and film festivals world wide. Around 2004 she painted the OT301 cinema a deep black, for optimum film viewing.

www.marthacolburn.com

YORGOS DIMITRIADIS



Yorgos Dimitriadis is a musician born in Thessaloniki Greece. He started playing drums professionally in the 80s in various rock and blues bands in Greece. Later he studied jazzdrums in Boston Massachusets with Bob Moses, Alan Dawson and Gary Chaffee. In 1994 he moved to Paris with a two year residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts with the support of the Greek Ministry of Culture. For the next twelve years he was an active member of the paris jazz and improvised music scene as a sideman and with his own projects (Trikyklo with Stéphane Payen and Philippe Lemoine, Low Pitched with Pierre Badaroux and Romano Pratesi, Tetrachromie with Bruno Angelini and Georgi Kornazov). Meanwhile he was busy touring and recording as a percussionist in various worldmusic groups with Minino Garay et Les Tambours du Sud, Nedim Nalbantoglou 3, Mano Solo and many others. In 2006 he moved to Berlin where using all the former experience he focused more on improvised music while at the same time he started experimenting with electronics. Current projects include a solo for drums and electronics, the trio GRIX with Antonis Anissegos and Floros Floridis, GLUE with Tom Arthurs and Miles Perkin, ALLIGATOR PEAR with Frank Paul Schubert and Mike Majkowsky and a duo with Tobias Delius. He has also played among others with Alexander von Schlippenbach, Paul Dunmall, Sirone, Mark Turner, Peter Kowald, Achim Kaufmann, Tristan Honsinger, Harri Sjöström, Nils Ostendorf, Antonio Borghini, Michel Hatzigeorgiou, Clayton Thomas, Sakis Papadimitriou, Günther "Baby" Sommer, Gebhard Ullman, Jan Roder, Daniel Erdmann, Matthias Müller, Edoardo Maraffa, Julie Sassoon, Lothar Ohlmeyer, Peter van Huffel...

AXEL DOERNER



Trumpet, electronics, composition; studied piano in Arnhem (NL) from 1988 - 89, then piano and trumpet (with Malte Burba) at the Musikhochschule, Cologne from 1989 - 94. Moved to Berlin in 1994. He has worked together with numerous internationally respected figures in the fields of "Improvised Music", "Composed Contemporary Music", "Jazz" and "Electronic Music". He has developed a unique style of trumpet playing based in part on unusual, often self-invented techniques. He has toured in Europe, North and South America, Australia, Japan and Asia and appeared on numerous CD and record releases.

www.shef.ac.uk/misc/rec/ps/efi/musician/mdorner

BENJAMIN DUBOC



Benjamin Duboc is a very strong voice on double bass, born 1969, studied with JF Jenny-Clark & Bernard Cazauran, and has played with many great musicians (as Ernest Dawkins, Bertrand Denzler, Roy Campbell, Jean-Luc Cappozzo, Sabir Mateen, Byard Lancaster, Daniel Erdmann, Abdelahaï Bennani, Michel Doneda, Daunik Lazro, Sunny Murray, John Betsch…). And also with Henry Grimes for a great duet in Paris. He leads the "Nuts" quintet with Itaru Oki & Rasul Siddik on trumpets, & Makoto Sato & Didier Lasserre on drums. He plays in "The fish" with Jean-Luc Guionnet on alto sax & Edward Perraud on drums (double cd on Ayler Records) and Rocks in the Sea with Mario Rechtern, Eric Zinman and Didier Lasserre. His recordings are available on many labels including: Amor Fati, Futura Marge, Creative sources, le petit label, sansbruit.

benjamin.duboc.free.fr

ANDREA ERMKE



Andrea Ermke is a sound artist from the so-called Berlin scene. Self-taught, she has been working with a sampler, mini disc players and a mixing board since about 1997. She has developed a very personal and uncompromising style of collage. Andrea has worked/collaborated among others with Jim Denley, Dorothea Schürch, John Butcher, Ignaz Schick, Annette Krebs, Margareth Kammerer, Leonid Soybelmann, Ami Yoshida... She was member of the groups Guestar, Cox Orange and Organic and currently performs with Tree (w Chris Abrahams & Burkhard Beins) and Sink.

ROBIN HAYWARD


photo: Miroe

Robin Hayward was born in Brighton, England in 1969, has been based in Berlin since 1998. He has redefined the tuba’s potential both in the areas of noise and microtonality, and his compositions for other instruments reflect a similar experimental, medium-specific approach. Pieces have been written for him by such composers as Alvin Lucier and Christian Wolff. He has toured extensively both solo and in collaboration. His approach to the tuba has been documented in the solo CDs Valve Division and States of Rushing, along with various collaborative releases. Active in many contemporary music ensembles including Phosphor and Kammerensemble Neue Musik Berlin, in 2005 he founded Zinc & Copper Works for continued research into brass instruments.

www.robinhayward.de

UCHIHASHI KAZUHISA



electric guitar & daxophone player + composer for film, dance, theatre


since 1983 - started to play improvised music with hundreds of musicians
in 1989 - organised the band "ALTERED STATES"
since 1990 - played in many festival in Europe - solo + with Altered States & Ground Zero
in 1995 - started workshop for young improvisers

in 1996 - started annual international music festivel "Beyond Innocence"
in 1998 - started to play daxophone as his main instrument as guitar
in 2002 - started to organize alternative club "BRIDGE" in Osaka
in 2005 - started to live in vienna
in 2006 - started multi speaker project
in 2013 - started to live in Berlin

ANNETTE KREBS


photo Iris Broderius

Annette Krebs has been connected with music since her childhood. She studied music at "Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst" in Frankfurt/Main and finished her studies 1992 with the diploma. In the same time, she worked in painting.Since 1993 she has lived in Berlin and developed her own musical vocabulary. She works within the field of electro-acoustic music, using tones, noises, field-recordings, silences and language to create acoustic collages and sound-sculptures. She composes music for loudspeakers which are played live and independently from each other. The acoustic of the concert space and its background sound are often integrated in the composition. In different duos and ensembles, she is collaborating with musicians, composers, performers and visual artists. She has performed in numerous festivals in Europe, the USA, Canada and Japan, including Donaueschinger Musiktage (D), Amlify (USA), Vancouver New Music (CA), Exposition of New Music, Ostrava Days (CZ), Sonoric Perspectives (SE), Musique Action (FR), LMC-Festival (UK), Dublin Electronic Arts Festival DEAF (IE), Nous Sons (ES), Musique Actuelle (CA), What is Music (AU), Festival International de Música Contemporánea de Alicante (ES). Musical collaborations with Taku Unami, Jean-Luc Guillonet, Tomomi Adachi, Steffi Weismann, Andrea Neumann, Sven-Åke Johannson, Lucio Capece, Johnny Chang, Magda Mayas, Anthea Caddy, David Dove, Chris Abrahams, Luca Venitucci, Rhodri Davies, Taku Sugimoto, Toshimaru Nakamura, Phosphor, Ernst Carel Peter Cusack, Bhob Rainey, Birgit Ulherr, Wade Matthews, Daniel Meyer Gronewold, Alessandro Bosetti, Michael Vorfeld, a.m.o.She composed for the Berlin Ensembles "Maulwerker", "Phosphor", "Zeitkratzer" and "Les femmes savantes" and participated in projects of "Kammerensemble Neue Musik Berlin". She was presenting her work in workshops, lectures and conferences in- and outside of Europe, including the Adelaide Festival (AU), School of the Chicago Art Institute SAIC and Janácek Academy of Music and Performing Arts, Brno (CZ). Her music was presented and discussed in international journals and in radio, among others in:"The Wire- Adventures In Sound And Music" (UK), "Nutida Musik" (SE), His Voice (CZ), "Positionen- Texte zur aktuellen Musik", "Deutschlandradio Kultur", "WDR-3" (D)

www.annettekrebs.eu

LYSN



Lysn is Hilary Jeffery's minimal-psychedelic drone group with a continuously changing line up, featuring a wide range of musicians united by their interest in drone, repetition, musical meditation and deep journeys into inner/outer space.

www.lysn.nl