Saturday, October 31, 2015

THURSDAY 10 + FRIDAY 11 DECEMBER



AUXXX ends 2015 with a special programme - in co-operation with LICHTBLIK KINO
on THURSDAY 10 and FRIDAY 11 DECEMBER 2015

LICHTBLIK KINO - Kastanienallee 77 - 10435 BERLIN prenzlauerberg

THURSDAY 10 DECEMBER @ 20:00



RECORDINGS
a film with SVEN-ÅKE JOHANSSON by JÜRGEN HEITER

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Rot und Blau
another film by JÜRGEN HEITER featuring SVEN-ÅKE JOHANSSON

FRIDAY 11 DECEMBER @ 21:00

Video screening:

GRENAPHON EXERCISES
and other short films by Teresa Iten with Sven-Ake Johannsn

TOM ARTHURS - trumpet
SIMON VINCENT - electronics

performing 1 bis 10 - 5 by SVEN-ÅKE JOHANSSON
and improvisations



RECORDINGS
a film with SVEN-ÅKE JOHANSSON by JÜRGEN HEITER

auxxx @ lichtblik kino - Kastanienallee 77 - 10435 BERLIN prenzlauerberg

bar opens 21:00
music starts 22:00

ARTIST INFO

TOM ARTHURS


photo: Remko Wieland

Drawing influence from music ranging from György Ligeti to the pygmies of Central Africa, the work of film directors Andrei Tarkovsky and Jean-Luc Godard and the creations of pioneering chefs Ferran Adrià and Heston Blumenthal, Tom's warm sound and all-encompassing approach are becoming increasingly well known across Europe and beyond. Recent recordings include Julia Hülsmann Quartet (ECM, 2013), Eric Schaefer's 'Who's Afraid of Richard W.' (ACT, 2013), Miles Perkin Quartet (2012), H3B Songs No Songs (Abalone, 2012) and Postcards from Pushkin with Richard Fairhurst (Babel, 2011). As a composer, Tom has been awarded commissions from the BBC/RPS for both the City of London Festival (Postcards from Pushkin with Richard Fairhurst), and the BBC Proms (And Distant Shore, with Richard Fairhurst and ace classical trumpeter Giuliano Sommerhalder). The Geneva Downtown Orchestra also commissioned a suite of music for 9-piece ensemble with Arthurs.Høiby.Ritchie at it's centre, and A.H.R have also performed a suite by Tom with the Elysian and Gerdur Gunnarsdottir String Quartets. 2010 saw the commission of Fire Paintings (for Yves Klein), which was premiered by the BBC Concert Orchestra with Tom and drummer Stuart Ritchie as soloists, and 2011 saw a further BBC commission for the Elias Quartet plus Swiss drummer Samuel Rohrer. Bands range from the duo with Richard Fairhurst and trio Arthurs-Høiby-Ritchie to sideman work with H3B (Denis Badault, Sébastien Boisseau, Régis Huby), Miles Perkin Quartet (Benoît Delbecq, Miles Perkin, Thom Gossage), Julia Hülsmann Quartet (Marc Muellbauer, Heinrich Köbberling), as well as in quartet with Julie Sassoon, Lothar Ohlmeier and Samuel Rohrer. Much of Tom's improvised experimental output is available through the Not Applicable Label, whether with the trio GLUE (Miles Perkin, Yorgos Dimitriadis), working with interactive computer software (Long Division, Ollie Bown), or in duo with electrician Simon Vincent.

tomarthurs.co.uk

JÜRGEN HEITER



Juergen Heiter lives in Cologne. He is a filmmaker of essay-films, documentaries, and story-films, an author and producer. He has made 35 short and long films since 1979, recently he collaborated with Raymond Pettibon, Sven-Åke Johansson, Otto E. Roessler, Rüdiger Carl, ZKM-Karlsruhe, Udo Kier, Cony Theis, Oliver Augst among others.

juergen-heiter.de

SVEN-ÅKE JOHANSSON


photo: Bresadola

Sven-Åke Johansson born in Mariestad (Sweden). Composer and musician, poet and visual artist, writer and initiator of several music and performance art productions among:„ Die Harke und der Spaten“, „...über Ursache und Wirkung der Meinungsverschiedenheiten beim Turmbau zu Babel“ (Hebbel Theater Berlin, 1994), „Harding Greens - Symphony for Cardboard Packaging“ (Sophiensaele Berlin 2010), „Irving Berlin in Berlin“ (2013), exibitions, publications of books, last „In St. Wendel am Schlossplatz...“ (Texte, 2013), LP, CD, and DVD. Major stylistic forerunner within improvisational music. In the 60s, he developed a European form of freejazz. 1969 establishing M.N.D. (Moderne Nordeuropäische Dorfmusik) with Eisbrenner and Goetz, same year its first vinyl production, „Westberliner Stadtmusik“. Extended in the 1970s the drumset with performance practices for carboard, bassbow and foamrubber a.o. Cooperation with visual and performing artists, worldwide. Engagement as an actor in the Burgtheater Vienna, virtuosic drummer, performs also as a singer and narrator. Compositions a.o.: „Seewetter 69“ (Radioplay commissioned by Deutschlandradio 2001), „Polis, Wachs und Pomade“ (chamber piece for strings, wind instruments and voice, Donaueschinger Musiktage 2001) „MM schäumend“- Overture for Handheld Fire Extinguishers (Akademie der Künste, Berlin 2003), „Concert for 12 tractors“, (1996), „Stereo für 8“, (Berlin 2005), „Die neue Zeit ist pausenlos“ (Berlin 2010). Runs the label SÅJ-CD/DVD Records, Participant in the Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art 2010. Wears suits by Sali Saliu.

sven-akejohansson.com

SIMON VINCENT



Nominated in 2014 for a Paul Hamlyn Award for Artists, Simon Vincent is a performer and composer of acoustic and electronic music, who challenges the boundaries of genre and musical expression with a highly personal language which he has been developing since the early 1990s. Known for his releases on Erstwhile Records, EMINEM, L’innomable, Good Looking Records, as well as his own label Vision of Sound, his unique work has led him to appear worldwide at the Glastonbury Festival, Rotterdam Film Festival, Akademie der Künste (Berlin), ICA London, London Fashion Week, Club Transmediale (Berlin), National Museum (Stockholm), Progression Sessions (London), Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik (Darmstadt), Visiones Sonoras (Mexico City), Making New Waves (Budapest), >Sync 2013, as well as on Resonance FM, BBC Radio 1, Ministry of Sound Radio, XFM, and FM4-Austria among many others. He is currently focusing on composition, solo performances, Tom Arthurs / Simon Vincent duo, and The Occasional Trio with Roland Fidezius and Rudi Fischerlehner.

simon-vincent.com

Saturday, October 24, 2015

HALLOWEEN PREQUENCIES



AUXXX presents spooky halloween prequencies on FRIDAY 30 OCTOBER

@ K77 (kino) - kastanienallee 77 - 10435 BERLIN prenzlauerberg

bar opens 21:00
music starts 22:00

A F T E R B U R N E R



Berlin based AFTERBURNER is the new collaborative project of vocalist Audrey Chen and electronic artist Doron Sadja. Unique in a crowded field of voice and electronics duos, the pair weaves together Chen’s idiosyncratic vocal growls and chirps with Sadja’s dense synthetic atmospheres into a singular monolithic texture. Intimate, dark, chaotic and ritualistic, AFTERBURNER have created a fascinating vision of romantic noise music that is all their own.

afterburnernoise.tumblr.com

Audrey Chen - voice
Doron Sadja - electronics, light

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R A B I A T O R



In Spring 2015 Nora Krahl and the composer Juan Felipe Waller founded this new duo for analog electronic music. In the rabiatoric world reality is limited and uncontrollable – the view through the rabid eye becomes experimental hearing. With handmade devices the duo creates an environment with unpredictable features, where creative malfunctionary circuits unite with sounding objects from another world.

Nora Krahl - electronics
Juan Felipe Waller - electronics

ARTIST INFO



AUDREY CHEN



Chinese-American musician who was born into a family of material scientists,doctors and engineers, outside of Chicago in 1976. She turned to the cello at age 8 and voice at 11. After years of classical and conservatory training in both instruments, with a resulting specialization in early and new music, she parted ways again in 2003 to begin new negotiations with sound in order to discover a more individually honest aesthetic. Now, using the voice and cello, Chen’s work delves deeply into her own version of narrative and non-linear storytelling. A large component of her music is improvised and her approach to this is extremely personal and visceral. Her playing explores preparations, traditional and extended techniques in both the voice and cello. She works to join these elements into a singular ecstatic personal language. Recent projects, aside from performing solo, include her voice only duo with London based artist, Phil Minton, a duo with NYC turntablist, Maria Chavez and a collaborative project with German conceptual artist, John Bock. Since 2004, Chen has been performing across Europe, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, China, Japan, Taiwan, Brazil, Canada and the United States. She is currently based in Berlin, Germany.

audreychen.com

NORA KRAHL


photo: Vincent Stefan

The performer and cellist for contemporary music Nora Krahl played with ensembles as Ensemble Resonanz, Ensemble Reflexion K or Zeitkratzer at festivals as Ruhrtriennale, Munich Biennal, Bang on a Can Summer Festival (NYC), ISEA or ZKM. In her work she also focuses on acoustic and electronic improvisation. She performs with the groups The Octopus (Cologne) Am Steg (Berlin) and Chromatophore (Berlin/Istanbul) and plays with musicians as Joëlle Léandre, Audrey Chen, Mark Stewart, Oguz Büyükberber or Tobias Klein. Nora Krahl works with the director Karin Beier at Hamburger Schauspielhaus. Further projects including theater and composition brought her to Columbia University New York. Nora Krahl was awarded scholarships by DAAD, Ensemble Modern, Allianz Arts Foundation, Arts Foundation NRW and Paul Sacher Foundation.

norakrahl.de

DORON SADJA



Doron Sadja is an American artist, composer and curator whose work explores modes of perception and the experience of sound, light, and space. Often using multichannel or motorized speaker systems and high intensity fog and light, Sadja crafts immersive performance and installation works that are both playful and transportive. Sadja has published music on 12k and Shinkoyo records, and has performed/exhibited at PS1 MoMa, Miami MOCA, D’amelio Terras Gallery, STEIM, Norberg Festival, Cleveland Museum of Art, and Issue Project Room amongst others.

doron.sadja.com

JUAN FELIPE WALLER



Mexican-Dutch composer Juan Felipe Waller studied at the CIEM in Mexico City, Rotterdams Conservatorium and at IRCAM in Paris. His pieces have been widely performed in Europe, Mexico, Taiwan, Australia and the USA, His music often involves a ‘lens of deformation’ as an integrative ingredient, manifesting the maleability of sound by intertwining instruments, harmonies and pre-established sonorities. He also develops live performances with a self made a midi-ratchet triggering sound and video manipulation. His live improvisations are characterized by hybrid pulsations, and electronic detonations, and are mostly focused on accompanying film or performative acts. He currently uses hand made devices which are electronic circuitry sound devices which involve intuitive playing methods, resulting in a mutating range of organic rash clusters.

felipewaller.com

HALLOWEEN PREQUENCIES happens
@ K77 (kino) - kastanienallee 77 - 10435 BERLIN prenzlauerberg on
FRIDAY 30 OCTOBER

bar opens 21:00
music starts 22:00

Sunday, October 04, 2015

ODD OZ CABARET #4 - FRIDAY 23 OCTOBER



AUXXX presents ODD OZ CABARET #4
the fourth in the ongoing auxxx series of unique artists (mostly) from down under

on FRIDAY 23 OCTOBER

@ K77 (kino) - kastanienallee 77 - 10435 BERLIN prenzlauerberg

bar opens 21:00
music starts 22:00

ANTHEA CADDY- cello, vocals
NED COLLETTE - guitar, vocals

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DEAN ROBERTS - guitar, vocals

ARTIST INFO

ANTHEA CADDY



Anthea Caddy lives and works in Berlin and Melbourne. Her practice explores the spatio-temporal aspects of sound and architecture, applying these to audio works that manipulate and distort perceptions of time, space and experience.

antheacaddy.com

NED COLLETTE



Ned Collette is a Melbourne-born singer, instrumentalist, songwriter, and producer now based in Berlin. He was a member of Melbourne instrumental band City City City and has since then recorded five albums, either as solo productions or with his band, Wirewalker.

nedcollette.com

DEAN ROBERTS



Dean Roberts is a musician and composer from New Zealand who works with electroacoustic music, minimalism, free improvisation, song cycles and progressive rock. During the mid-1990s he was a member of the trio Thela with Rosy Parlane and Dion Workman. After Thela disbanded, Roberts recorded 3 solo albums under the name White Winged Moth, followed by a series of releases under his own name. Along with Martin Brandlmayr and Werner Dafeldecker, Roberts was a member of experimental trio Autistic Daughters when he lived in Italy. He has also recorded with Eugene Chadbourne and Thurston Moore.He graduated from Elam School of Fine Arts' Intermedia department and later taught time-based arts there.

kranky.net

- coming up - FRIDAY 30 OCTOBER @ K77 (kino) - kastanienallee 77 - 10435 BERLIN

A F T E R B U R N E R

Audrey Chen - voice
Doron Sadja - electronics

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Nora Krahl - electronics
Juan Felipe Waller - electronics