AUXXX events coming up in AMSTERLIN
MARCH / APRIL 2013
WEDNESDAY 17 APRIL @ 21:00
STEIM + AUXXX present
KK NULL + PETER QUISTGARD
STEIM and AUXXX team up once again to bring you KK NULL! KK Null (real name : KAZUYUKI KISHINO) is a composer, guitarist, singer, and mastermind of ZENI GEVA. He is one of the top names in Japanese noise music and in a larger context, one of the
great cult artists in experimental music since the early 80′s.
PETER QUISTGARD (Luc van Weelden) with a breakcore / performance act with a lot of hacked toys, running around and noise.
OT301 - Overtoom 301 - 1054 HW AMSTERDAM
FRIDAY 22 MARCH @ 21:00
K77 - Kastanienallee 77 - 10435 BERLIN Prenzlauer Berg
YORGOS DIMITRIADIS - drums
MARCO ENEIDI - alto sax
HILARY JEFFERY - trombone
doors open: 21:00
music starts: 22:00
THURSDAY 14 MARCH @ 21:00
OT301 - Overtoom 301 - 1054 HW AMSTERDAM
GERT-JAN PRINS & ALAN COURTIS (Reynolds)
For the first time together on stage! Intense electric set from transatlantic duo
Gert-Jan Prins and Alain Courtis, presenting their latest vinyl release. The music of Alan Courtis always has a strong experimental sence and usually based on high-skilled techniques of prepared sound, tape manipulations, processing of field recordings, live electronics, objects, cymbals, synthesizers, computer tools, playing traditionas (both acoustic and electric) instruments as well as self-built, strange and unusual instruments. Gert-Jan Prins has been known fortwenty years as one of the most challenging sound artists in the Netherlands. He is an autodidact who focuses on the sonic and musical qualities of electronic 'noise'.
Pumporgan plays a blend of stompin’ jive music with dissonant art rock and free jazz. Imagine where rock ‘n roll and rhythm and blues would have ended up if it had evolved in a progressive way and still had kept it’s rough and edgy sound.
Alan Courtis (aka Anla Courtis, Alna Courtis, etc) was born in 1972 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was a founder member of Reynols, group with many releases on labels from USA, Europe, Japan & New Zealand, including conceptual projects like: 10.000 Chicken Symphony, Blank Tapes, Whistling Kettle Quartet. He has also released more than 100 solo releases and collaborations on labels like: Tonschacht (Germany), Blossoming Noise (USA), No-Fi (UK), Antifrost (Greece), RRR (USA), Xerxes (Japan), Celebrate Psi Phenomenon (New Zealand), 267 Lattajjaa (Finland), Monopolka (Russia), Quasi Pop (Ukraine), Jewelled Antler (USA), Riot Season (UK), Kning Disk (Sweden), Beta-Lactam Ring Records (USA), Prele (France), Matching Head (UK), 8MM (Italy), Komkol Autoprod (Norway), Public Eyesore (USA), Herbal (Malaysia), Smittekilde (Denmark), Sedimental (USA), Slottet (Sweden), Alt.Vynil (UK), Pogus (USA), Mikroton (Russia), etc.
He has toured extensively in Japan, Europe, USA & Latin America and also has collaborated with musicians like: Pauline Oliveros, Lee Ranaldo, The Nihilist Spasm Band, Damo Suzuki (of Can), Makoto Kawabata (of Acid Mothers Temple), Eddie Prevost (of AMM), Mats Gustafsson, KK Null, Sir Rick Bishop (of Sun City Girls), Yoshimi P-Wee (Boredoms), Masonna, Gunter Muller, Jason Kahn, Toshimaru Nakamura, Solid Eye (of L.A.F.M.S.), Thomas Dimuzio, Rudolf Eb.Er (of Runzelstirn & Gurgelstock), Kouhei Matsunaga, MSBR, The Moglass, Seiichi Yamamoto (of Boredoms), Yoshida Tatsuya (of Ruins), Tabata (of Zeni Geva), Tetuzi Akiyama, Lasse Marhaug, Ashtray Navigations, Mattin, Armpit, Michael Snow, Rapoon, Uton, Birchville Cat Motel, The Moglass, Culver, Dan Warburton, Dylan Nyoukis, MSBR, Andrey Kiritchenko, Edward Sol, Stylluppsteypa, The New Blockaders, Kaffe Mathews, Jaap Blonk, Jazzkammer, Aaron Moore and members of Avarus, Anaksimandros & Kemialliset Ystavat.
The music of Alan always has strong experimental sence and usually based on high-skilled techniques of prepeared sound, tape manipulations, processing of field recordings, live electronics, objects, cymbals, synthesizers, computer tools, playing traditionas (both acoustic and electric) instruments as well as self-built, strange and unusual instruments (unstringed guitar, for example).
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...
Born on All Saints Day, 1956 in Portland, Oregon, Marco Eneidi's life in music began at the age of nine playing the clarinet while growing up in the San Francisco East Bay area of California. During high school he started playing the guitar in the finger picking style of the southern blues legends, played gut bucket bass in a jug band, and played clarinet in a Dixieland band which performed at nursing homes and the local pizzeria.
At the age of twenty, Marco decided to get serious about music and finally began to practice upwards of twelve hours a day. In 1978 he got his first real job in music. He was hired to be part of a C.E.T.A. sponsored band, playing swing and jazz standards twice a day at various nursing homes, schools and hospitals throughout Sonoma County in Northern California. It lasted one year, until he was accused of trying to sound like Ornette Coleman, then John Coltrane, and then fired for not wearing socks.
In 1981, Marco decided to move to New York and look up Jimmy Lyons who he had met several years earlier at San Francisco's Keystone Corner with the Cecil Taylor Unit. Within several days of moving into the Lower East Side, Marco met Jemeel Moondoc along with the members of his band which included Denis Charles, William Parker and Roy Campbell. He began an everlasting relationship with some of the most important musicians of the time. Many other relationships and collaborations soon followed. They include Don Cherry, Jim Pepper, Bill Dixon, Cecil Taylor, Earl Cross, Clarence "C" Sharpe, Dewey Redman and Wilbur Morris.
With the release of his trio LP recording "Vermont Spring" in 1987, Marco formed Botticelli Records which has since seen several releases on CD. These releases have included many of the most important creative jazz musicians in the field: Denis Charles, William Parker, Wadada Leo Smith, Glenn Spearman, Peter Broetzmann, Wilbur Morris, Karen Borca and Jackson Krall.
After returning to California in 1995, Marco, along with Glenn Spearman formed the Creative Music Orchestra. It was the first of many large recent orchestral works that were composed on an even larger scale, leading to the creation of the American Jungle Orchestra, which has varied in size from fifteen to fourty over the years.
Since moving to Vienna in 2004, the opportunity to perform throughout the European continent has opened up with concerts at many of the festivals, concert halls, clubs and art galleries; including Nickelsdorf -Konfrontationen, Ulrichsberg - Kaleidophon, Sibiu -Jazz and More. Regular work with the Austian artist Franz West has also provided performances at international art centers including the Venice Biennale 2007, and the recent recording of John Cage's piece "Variations" to be used as a soundtrack for a film on Cy Twombly. Since September 2005 he is the Artistic Director of The Neu New York/Vienna Institute of Improvised Music, a performance/workshop jam session meeting every Monday night in Celeste Jazz Keller, 1050 Wien. Recent work includes performances and recordings with:
Cecil Taylor, Joe Morris, Michael Zerang, Paul Lovens, Roscoe Mitchel, Georg Graewe, Ken Vandermark, Damon Smith, Butch Morris, Peter Broetzmann, Han Bennink, Andrew Cyrille, Bertram Turetzky and drummer Sabu Toyozumi.
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.
KAZUYUKI KISHINO was born in Tokyo, Japan. Composer, guitarist, singer, mastermind of ZENI GEVA. One of the top names in Japanese noise music and in a larger context, one of the great cult artists in experimental music since the early 80′s. In 1981 KK NULL studied at Butoh dancer, Min Tanaka’s “Mai-Juku” workshop and started his career by performing guitar improvisations in the clubs in Tokyo. He continued by collaborating with MERZBOW for two years, and joining the band YBO2 (with Masashi Kitamura, the chief editer of “Fool’s Mate” magazine and Tatsuya Yoshida, the drummer of RUINS) and starting the improvised noise/rock trio ABSOLUT NULL PUNKT (with Seijiro Murayama, the original drummer of Keiji Haino’s FUSHITSUSHA), and also GEVA2 (GEVA GEVA) with Tatsuya Yoshida (RUINS) and Eye Yamatsuka (BOREDOMS).
In 1985 he established his own label NUX ORGANIZATION to produce & release his own works and subsequently the bands such as MELT-BANANA and SPACE STREAKINGS. He also produced the series of “Dead Tech” (compilation albums by Japanese bands) which heralded Japanese alternative music boom internationally from the early 90′s to date. In the early 90′s he gained world-wide recognition as the mastermind, guitarist and singer of the progressive hardcore band ZENI GEVA, releasing five albums produced by STEVE ALBINI (two on Jello Biafra’s Alternative Tentacles label) and a few more on other labels such as NEUROSIS’s Neurot Recordings. Also ZENI GEVA recorded twice for JOHN PEEL SESSION on BBC, and immensely toured throughout Europe, USA, Australia, New Zealand and Japan, playing hundreds of concerts. All the while, KK NULL has worked on his solo career and collaborated with other musical innovators such as Z’EV, CHRIS WATSON, KEIJI HAINO, JON ROSE, MATMOS, FRED FRITH to name a few, and has been invited to perform at international festivals such as “Presences Électronique” in Paris (France), “Sonar” in Barcelona (Spain), “All Tomorrow’s Parties UK“, “Radar” in Mexico City (Mexico), “International Sound Art Festival” in Mexico City (Mexico), “Sergey Kuryokhin International Festival (SKIF-6 & 8)” in St.Petersburg & Moscow (Russia), “Elevate” in Graz (Austria), “X-peripheria” in Budapest (Hungary), “Liquid Architecture” in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane (Australia), “Totally Huge New Music Festival” in Perth (Australia), “Avanto Helsinki Media Art Festival” in Helsinki (Finland), “Roadburn” in Tilburg (Holland), “International Festival Musique Actuelle” in Victoriaville (Canada), “Electron” in Geneve (Switzerland), and more.
After playing the guitar as his main instrument for nearly thirty years, KK NULL has gradually moved towards a more electronic approach. Since the late 90′s he has concentrated his efforts on his solo & collaborative recordings, exploring the outer territories of electronica, creating intense clashing wave of noise, structured electro-acoustic ambience, broken down rhythmics, scattered pitch sculptures, droning isolationist material which could be described “cosmic noise maximal/minimalism”.
KK Null (born Kazuyuki Kishino in Tokyo) is a Japanese experimental multi-instrumentalist. He began as a guitarist, but soon added composer, singer, electronic musician and drummer to his list of talents, and also studied with the Butoh workshop. Null joined the noise/progressive rock band Ybo2 in 1984, issuing several albums and EPs throughout the remainder of the decade. Later he founded more bands, such as Absolute Null Punkt (aka ANP) and his most well known one, the self-described "progressive hardcore trio" Zeni Geva. From that point he also produced albums for other artists, created his own record label (Nux Organization), played live and collaborated on albums with many other musicians, including John Zorn, Yona-Kit, Steve Albini, Boredoms, Seiichi Yamamoto, Jim O'Rourke, Merzbow, Fred Frith, James Plotkin, Keiji Haino, Otomo Yoshihide, Jon Rose, Damian Catera, Atau Tanaka, Zbigniew Karkowski, Z'EV, Alexei Borisov, Earth, Cris X. Noisegate and Philip Samartzis, as well as supporting such artists as Sonic Youth and Mike Patton on tour. Altogether Null has released more than 100 albums. In 2004 he restarted ANP and in 2006 they released their first studio album in 20 years.
Gert-Jan Prins has been known for twenty years as one of the most challenging sound artists in the Netherlands. He is an autodidact who focuses on the sonic and musical qualities of electronic 'noise'. In his work, Prins makes connections with modern electronic club culture, occupying a radical position with his investigation of electronic sound and its relationship to the visual. He also creates links with the performance art and machine art of the 1980s, which reshaped the legacy of industrial society to produce threatening, yet sometimes also sublime, encounters with technology.
Prins has built various analogue- and digital electronic systems that create signals within the listenable audio domain. Besides his solo-project, current projects include MIMEO, Synchronator (with Dutch video artist Bas van Koolwijk), The Flirts (with Cor Fuhler), he has collaborated with Pita, Thomas Lehn, Lee Ranaldo, Anne la Berge, Fennesz, the Vacuum Boys, Peter van Bergen, Marcus Schmickler, Raed Yassin, Koen Nutters, Norbert Moslang, Tomas Korber, Thomas Ankersmit, Giuseppe Ielasi, Carlos Giffoni, Luc Houtkamp and Misha Mengelberg and many others. With visual artists: Bas van Koolwijk, Rob Flint, Xavier Quérel, Andre Avelas, Manel Esparbé i Gasca, Petra Dolleman, Martha Colburn, Cyrus Frisch. Composers and ensembles: LOOS, Maarten Altena Ensemble, Gilius van Bergeijk, David Dramm, Domenico Sciajno. Performances, on international festivals & clubs throughout Europe, North America, South-Africa, Russia, Australia.
Dirk Bruinsma- alto sax, bass guitar, compositions
Wilbert Bulsink- hammond organ
Christian Ferlaino - baritone sax
Jeroen Kimman - guitar, bass guitar
Nout Ingen Housz - drums, percussion
Imagine how it feels to play a pump organ. Playing it is a rather intense job. You have to keep pumping the air whilst trying to impress with musical stunts. Well, this is even more the case with playing in the band PumpOrgan! We call our music Psychojive, which means keeping the pulse pumping whilst playing musical constructions that make your brain ache. Your body wants to move while your brain is short-circuiting. It's the new therapy for lethargy! And PumpOrgan is ready for mass treatment.
PumpOrgan is a recently erected band playing a blend of stompin' jive music with dissonant art rock and free jazz. Imagine where rock 'n roll and rhythm and blues would have ended up if it had evolved in a progressive way and still had kept it's rough and edgy sound. The music is wild, fast and overwhelming, pushing the players to their limits. The group leads you through crazy architecture where one would easily go astray.
A large part of the repertoire has been written as a composition commission for the North Sea Jazz festival edition 2011. With the latest line up we first played in dec. 2011 at TryTone in Amsterdam. Fall 2012 we did a double bill with the Norwegian group Elephant9 playing concerts in clubs around the Netherlands.
PETER QUISTGARD / LUC VAN WEELDEN