Friday, October 14, 2016

AUXXX IM ACUD



following the success of their first event at ACUD with Elliot Sharp + ASHES in June 2016 - AUXXX returns this November with two special concerts

1 - SUNDAY 20 NOVEMBER: CUL-DE-SAC + ELSAFFAR - KAKALIAGOU - TAVIL
2 - MONDAY 28 NOVEMBER: LA TOURETTE + CASSERLEY - KERBAJ - SJÖSTRÖM

SUNDAY 20 NOVEMBER @ ACUD BERLIN Mitte

CUL-DE-SAC + ELSAFFAR - KAKALIAGOU - TAVIL




A concert with two sets of energetic improvisation, expanded noise and accelerated electronics. Featuring Iraqi-American trumpeter Amir ElSaffar, Greek-Austrian horn player Elena Kakaliagou and Turkish drummer Utku Tavil plus the Cul-De-Sac Accelerated Evolution Orchestra from Zagreb. Unmissable ultra enthusiastic and uplifting sounds from the international underground!

set 1:

ELSAFFAR - KAKALIAGOU - TAVIL

Amir ElSaffar - trumpet
Elena Kakaliagou - french horn
Utku Tavil - snare drum, electronics

set 2:

CUL-DE-SAC Accelerated Evolution Orchestra

Franjo Glušac - electric guitar, effects
Neven Jurić aka "Nenchi" - french horn
Andreja Kurelec Košavić - vocals, trumpet
Miro Manojlović - vibraphone, xylophone, percussions
Ivan Marincel - trombone
Igor Pavlica - trumpet
Damir Prica Kafka aka "Capri " - saxes, keyboards
Darko Rundek - bass, effects
Bruno Vorberger - drums, percussion
Nikola Vincelj aka "Jinks" - visuals



doors open - 20:00
music starts - 21:00

ACUD MACHT NEU
Veteranenstraße 21
10119 BERLIN Mitte

acudmachtneu.de

MONDAY 28 NOVEMBER @ ACUD

LA TOURETTE + CASSERLEY - KERBAJ - SJÖSTRÖM



a concert of two contrasting sets featuring emotional experimental pop and dynamic electro acoustic improvisation, with musicians from Austria, Finland, Germany, Lebanon and UK

set 1:

LA TOURETTE

Tonia Reeh - vocals, piano
Rudi Fischerlehner - drums

set 2:

CASSERLEY- KERBAJ- SJÖSTRÖM

Lawrence Casserley - SPI (signal processing instrument)
Mazen Kerbaj - trumpet
Harri Sjöström - soprano & sopranino saxophone

doors open - 20:00
music starts - 21:00

ACUD MACHT NEU
Veteranenstraße 21
10119 BERLIN Mitte

ARTIST INFO

ELSAFFAR - KAKALIAGOU - TAVIL

AMIR ELSAFFAR



Iraqi-American trumpeter, santur player, vocalist and composer Amir ElSaffar has distinguished himself with a mastery of disparate musical styles and a singular approach to combining aspects of Middle Eastern music with American jazz, extending the boundaries of each tradition. A skilled jazz trumpeter with a classical background, ElSaffar has created new techniques to play microtones and ornaments that are idiomatic to Arabic music but are not typically heard on the trumpet.Additionally, he is an acknowledged performer of the classical Iraqi maqam tradition, and performs actively in the US, Europe and the Middle East as a vocalist and santur player.

amirelsaffar.com

ELENA KAKALIAGOU



Elena Kakaliagou is a Greek-Austrian french horn player and performer, currently based in Berlin. Starting out with piano lessons, she moved on to the French horn at the age of 18. After completing her studies in Athens with Vangelis Skouras, she moved on to KUG-Graz to continue her education under the teaching of Hector McDonald. Instructed by Erja Joukamo-Ampuja, Elena obtained her Master’s degree from Sibelius Academy, Helsinki in 2010 in French horn and chamber music. During her career, Elena has received scholarships from Klangforum, Impuls and Ensemble Modern with teachers like Mike Svoboda and Bill Formann. Elena’s field of specialization is free improvised and contemporary music, next to classic chamber music. She has performed premiers and classical repertoire both as a soloist and as a member of Ensembles such as Ensemble Linea, Unitedberlin, KNM Berlin, zinc & Copper and zeitkratzer at Festivals such as Ultraschall Berlin, Maerz Music, Randspiele, Musica Nova (Finland), Musica (France), Warsaw Autumn, New Adits and Klanspuren (Austria). She has also worked with individual artists: Riikka Innanen, Samuel Stoll, James Andean, Ingrid Schmoliner, Katharina Klement, Catherine Christer Hennix, Robin Hayward, Simon Steen-Andersen, Thomas Noll, to name but a few. Elena is the co-founder of the Helsinki-based Rank Ensemble, the Austrian trio PARA, the performance groups Lúiss and Continuous Variation, as well as the classical wind quintet Aeolides.

www.elenakakaliagou.com

UTKU TAVIL



Drummer and noisemaker Utku Tavil is an inspiring and energetic player. He travels constantly, bringing his powerful and uplifting sounds to enthusiastic audiences worldwide. Utku is also the founder of Multiversal - a network, consisting of musicians, artists, performers and spaces around the globe. Multiversal has its roots in guerrilla actions which started during 2011 on the border of Friedrichshein and Kreuzberg neighborhoods of Berlin, which has evolved into a series of events traversing live music venues, art galleries, cellars, apartments and streets in Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Italy, France, Spain, Austria, Slovenia, Greece , Turkey and beyond...





soundcloud.com/utkutavil
utkutavil.bandcamp.com
multiversal.eu

CUL-DE-SAC Accelerated Evolution Orchestra



Hailing from the dynamic underground music scene of Zagreb, Cul-de-Sac was formed by Dragan Pajić aka "Pajo" and Damir Prica Kafka aka "Capri" in 1986. They published audio cassettes, made film soundtracks and played concerts in Zagreb, Belgrade, Ljubljana, Copenhagen and Berlin. The last performance of the original line-up took place in June 1991 on the balcony of the skyscraper on the main square in Zagreb, a few months later war broke out in former Yugoslavia. Relocating to Amsterdam from 1993 - 2000, Cul-de-Sac dived into Amsterdam's thriving music scene at the time playing at clubs and galleries all over the city and collaborating with Nikola VIncelj aka "Jinks", who created posters and covers for CDs and slide shows for the gigs. After their return to Zagreb in 2000, Pajo and the other original members teamed up with young musicians, creating an orchestra of up to 20 musicians who played at festivals Austria, Bosnia, Croatia Macedonia, Serbia including the legendary Showroom of Contemporary Sound in Zagreb. Founding member Pajo passed away on 23 February 2014. He was a pioneering improvising musician who left behind a powerful musical legacy, the spirit of which continues to this day with the Cul-de-Sac Accelerated Evolution Orchestra, returning to Berlin for the first time since their 90s appearance at Tacheles.

culdesaczagreb.bandcamp.com

TRIO - CASSERLEY- KERBAJ- SJÖSTRÖM

An unexpected, spontaneous, fresh and surprising trio playing for the first time together in Berlin.

LAWRENCE CASSERLEY



Lawrence Casserley is best known for his work in free improvised music, particularly real-time processing of other musicians' sound, and he has devised a special computer processing instrument for this work. He has worked with many of the finest improvisers, particularly Evan Parker, with whom he works frequently as a duo partner, in various larger groupings and in the Evan Parker Electro-Acoustic Ensemble. CDs have been released by ECM, Konnex, Leo Records, Psi, Sargasso and Touch.



lcasserley.co.uk

MAZEN KERBAJ



Recently relocated from Beirut to Berlin after his DAAD residency here - Mazen Kerbaj is well known as a comic artist, painter and musician. He pioneered improvised music in the Middle East, playing with musicians such as Sharif Sehnaoui , Christine Sehnaoui, Raed Yassine, Charbel Haber, Jad Balaben, Jassem Hindi, Franz Hautzinger , Helge Hinteregger, Lê Quan Ninh, Bertrand Denzler, Stéphane Rives, Edward Perraud, Taku Un and curating IRTIJAL - an annual international festival for free music in Beirut.



kerbaj.com

HARRI SJÖSTRÖM



Originally from Turku, Finland - Harri Sjöström is a well known improvising musician on the Berlin scene and throughout the world. His incredibly wide ranging musical life has included creative encounters with leading musicians and composers such as Derek Bailey, John Cage, Bill Dixon, Vinko Globokar, George Russell and Cecil Taylor - the latter being an ongoing collaboration since their first Berlin meeting in 1990, they recently played together at the major retrospective for Taylor's work at the Whitney in New York.



harrisjostrom.com

LA TOURETTE



La Tourette is as intense and emotional as a duo can be. On the surface some of the songs appear as fluorescent pop music pearls, but once seduced and pulled deeper into the world of La Tourette one finds even more to explore than just great songs: endless layers of influences and collisions with different musical styles and soundworlds - from experimental to african, hip hop to punk, and opera to soundscapes. Tonia Reeh is best known for her solo work as Monotekktoni and as the front singer for rock bands Masonne and Das zuckende Vakuum. In 2014 she started touring with Rudi Fischerlehner - who, as a drummer, is mostly associated with the likes of Olaf Rupp, Gorilla Mask and Fiium Shaarrk - with the idea of recreating some of the percussion effects used on her solo albums in live concerts. Over time the influence of Fischerlehner's sensitive and unorthodox drum and percussion styles melded the sound of the duo into something exciting and fresh - it could no longer be seen as "a solo thing with accompaniment". It was time to face the fact that this project had turned into a band, and the band was given the name "La Tourette".



toniareeh.de
rudifischerlehner.net

Sunday, October 02, 2016

13 OCTOBER - OT301



Ożóg & Knysak (Poland)

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JesterN & Bol (Italy / Amsterdam)

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Milo & Milo (Mexico)

show starts @ 21:00

OT301
Overtoom 301
1054 HW AMSTERDAM

ot301.nl

ARTIST INFO

Ożóg & Knysak



Polish electronic wizardry by Ożóg and Knysak: invisible architecture of electromagnetic sound waves combined with a self-made analogue vision generator.



JesterN & Bol



Alberto Novello a.k.a JesterN creates spirals of polyphonic harmony, combined with glitchy rhythms and dronic soundscapes. Novello will perform with Ivo Bol, who uses plants to make electronic music, combining live sampling and modular sythesis. Visuals by Erin McKinney.

jestern.com
ivobol.nl

Milo & Milo



Milo Tamez wil present his percussive video work OXYOQUET ¨el volcán silencioso¨ Piezas en Cadencia I-XII. This audiovisual cinematic experience is inspired by his stay in Chiapas in South-Mexico.

.milotamez.com.mx

coming up in BERLIN

following the success of their first event at ACUD with Elliot Sharp + ASHES in June 2016 - AUXXX returns this November with two special concerts:

1 - SUNDAY 20 NOVEMBER: CUL-DE-SAC + UTKU TAVIL
2 - MONDAY 28 NOVEMBER: LA TOURETTE + CASSERLEY - KERBAJ - SJÖSTRÖM

SUNDAY 20 NOVEMBER @ ACUD

CUL-DE-SAC + UTKU TAVIL



A concert with two sets of energetic improvisation, expanded noise and accelerated electronics. Featuring Turkish drummer and noisemaker Utku Tavil and Cul-De-Sac Accelerated Evolution Orchestra from Zagreb. Ultra enthusiastic uplifting sounds from the underground!

set 1:

UTKU TAVIL - drums, electronics



set 2:

CUL-DE-SAC Accelerated Evolution Orchestra

Franjo Glušac - electric guitar, effects
Neven Jurić aka "Nenchi" - french horn
Andreja Kurelec Košavić - vocals, trumpet
Miro Manojlović - vibraphone, xylophone, percussions
Ivan Marincel - trombone
Igor Pavlica - trumpet
Damir Prica Kafka aka "Capri " - saxes, keyboards
Darko Rundek - bass, effects
Bruno Vorberger - drums, percussion
Nikola Vincelj aka "Jinks" - visuals

doors open - 20:00
music starts - 21:00

ACUD MACHT NEU
Veteranenstraße 21
10119 BERLIN Mitte

acudmachtneu.de

MONDAY 28 NOVEMBER @ ACUD

LA TOURETTE + CASSERLEY - KERBAJ - SJÖSTRÖM



a concert of two contrasting sets featuring emotional experimental pop and dynamic electro acoustic improvisation, with musicians from Austria, Finland, Germany, Lebanon and UK

set 1:

LA TOURETTE

Tonia Reeh - vocals, piano
Rudi Fischerlehner - drums

set 2:

TRIO: CASSERLEY- KERBAJ- SJÖSTRÖM

Lawrence Casserley - SPI (signal processing instrument)
Mazen Kerbaj - trumpet
Harri Sjöström - soprano & sopranino saxophone

doors open - 20:00
music starts - 21:00

ACUD MACHT NEU
Veteranenstraße 21
10119 BERLIN Mitte

ARTIST INFO

UTKU TAVIL



Drummer and noisemaker Utku Tavil is an inspiring and energetic player. He travels constantly, bringing his powerful and uplifting sounds to enthusiastic audiences worldwide. Utku is also the founder of Multiversal - a network, consisting of musicians, artists, performers and spaces around the globe. Multiversal has its roots in guerrilla actions which started during 2011 on the border of Friedrichshein and Kreuzberg neighborhoods of Berlin, which has evolved into a series of events traversing live music venues, art galleries, cellars, apartments and streets in Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Italy, France, Spain, Austria, Slovenia, Greece , Turkey and beyond...

soundcloud.com/utkutavil

CUL-DE-SAC Accelerated Evolution Orchestra



Hailing from the dynamic underground music scene of Zagreb, Cul-de-Sac was formed by Dragan Pajić aka "Pajo" and Damir Prica Kafka aka "Capri" in 1986. They published audio cassettes, made film soundtracks and played concerts in Zagreb, Belgrade, Ljubljana, Copenhagen and Berlin. The last performance of the original line-up took place in June 1991 on the balcony of the skyscraper on the main square in Zagreb, a few months later war broke out in former Yugoslavia. Relocating to Amsterdam from 1993 - 2000, Cul-de-Sac dived into Amsterdam's thriving music scene at the time playing at clubs and galleries all over the city and collaborating with Nikola VIncelj aka "Jinks", who created posters and covers for CDs and slide shows for the gigs. After their return to Zagreb in 2000, Pajo and the other original members teamed up with young musicians, creating an orchestra of up to 20 musicians who played at festivals Austria, Bosnia, Croatia Macedonia, Serbia including the legendary Showroom of Contemporary Sound in Zagreb. Founding member Pajo passed away on 23 February 2014. He was a pioneering improvising musician who left behind a powerful musical legacy, the spirit of which continues to this day with the Cul-de-Sac Accelerated Evolution Orchestra, returning to Berlin for the first time since their 90s appearance at Tacheles.

culdesaczagreb.bandcamp.com



TRIO - CASSERLEY- KERBAJ- SJÖSTRÖM

An unexpected, spontaneous, fresh and surprising trio playing for the first time together in Berlin.

LAWRENCE CASSERLEY



Lawrence Casserley is best known for his work in free improvised music, particularly real-time processing of other musicians' sound, and he has devised a special computer processing instrument for this work. He has worked with many of the finest improvisers, particularly Evan Parker, with whom he works frequently as a duo partner, in various larger groupings and in the Evan Parker Electro-Acoustic Ensemble. CDs have been released by ECM, Konnex, Leo Records, Psi, Sargasso and Touch.

lcasserley.co.uk

MAZEN KERBAJ



Recently relocated from Beirut to Berlin after his DAAD residency here - Mazen Kerbaj is well known as a comic artist, painter and musician. He pioneered improvised music in the Middle East, playing with musicians such as Sharif Sehnaoui , Christine Sehnaoui, Raed Yassine, Charbel Haber, Jad Balaben, Jassem Hindi, Franz Hautzinger , Helge Hinteregger, Lê Quan Ninh, Bertrand Denzler, Stéphane Rives, Edward Perraud, Taku Un and curating IRTIJAL - an annual international festival for free music in Beirut.

kerbaj.com

HARRI SJÖSTRÖM



Originally from Turku, Finland - Harri Sjöström is a well known improvising musician on the Berlin scene and throughout the world. His incredibly wide ranging musical life has included creative encounters with leading musicians and composers such as Derek Bailey, John Cage, Bill Dixon, Vinko Globokar, George Russell and Cecil Taylor - the latter being an ongoing collaboration since their first Berlin meeting in 1990, they recently played together at the major retrospective for Taylor's work at the Whitney in New York.

harrisjostrom.com

LA TOURETTE



La Tourette is as intense and emotional as a duo can be. On the surface some of the songs appear as fluorescent pop music pearls, but once seduced and pulled deeper into the world of La Tourette one finds even more to explore than just great songs: endless layers of influences and collisions with different musical styles and soundworlds - from experimental to african, hip hop to punk, and opera to soundscapes. Tonia Reeh is best known for her solo work as Monotekktoni and as the front singer for rock bands Masonne and Das zuckende Vakuum. In 2014 she started touring with Rudi Fischerlehner - who, as a drummer, is mostly associated with the likes of Olaf Rupp, Gorilla Mask and Fiium Shaarrk - with the idea of recreating some of the percussion effects used on her solo albums in live concerts. Over time the influence of Fischerlehner's sensitive and unorthodox drum and percussion styles melded the sound of the duo into something exciting and fresh - it could no longer be seen as "a solo thing with accompaniment". It was time to face the fact that this project had turned into a band, and the band was given the name "La Tourette".



toniareeh.de
rudifischerlehner.net

22 SEPTEMBER - OT301



SEAMUS CATER (Amsterdam)

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LORD TANG (Oakland)

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DJs Von Zweigbergk & Morse (Amsterdam)

OT301
Overtoom 301
1054 HW AMSTERDAM

ot301.nl

ARTIST INFO

SEAMUS CATER



Born in England, son of an Essex folk singer, Seamus Cater grew up surrounded by English revivalist folk music. Seamus is a writer and performer, and organises the renowned DNK concert series and the Pest House living room sessions in Amsterdam. In his music he mixes English folk, jazz, and avant-garde into a seamless, enchanting blend. He just released his debut album "The Three Things You Can Hear" through Nearly Not There and the Lebanese Annihaya Records, contributions from Kai Fagaschinski and Michael Thieke (The International Nothing), Koen Nutters and Morten J. Olsen (from The Pitch), and Johnny Chang (Konzert Minimal).

seacater.com

LORD TANG



The music of Dominic Cramp aka Lord Tang (Oakland USA) is steeped in the bass heavy, echo laden, reductive magic of dub reggae spun into a new form that incorporates soundtracks, traditional music, vintage science fiction, dirty beats, modular electronic music, field recording, and the drone. Dominic is also active in several other musical projects; Carla Bozulich’s Evangelista and the Talking Book with Jared Blüm and Bill Gould of Faith No More.

lordtang.bandcamp.com