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).
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
SUNDAY 23 JUNE @ 20:30
OT301 cinema - Overtoom 301 - 1054 HW AMSTERDAM
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
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.
AXEL DOERNER - trumpet
YORGOS DIMITRIADIS - double bass
BENJAMIN DUBOC - drums
HILARY JEFFERY - trombone
journalist (Die ZEIT, Tagesspiegel, RBB), expert for jazz and improvised music
Encounter Culture is co-initiated by ausland and auxxx
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
CHRIS ABRHAHAMS - dx7
BURKHARD BEINS - live-electronics
ANDREA ERMKE- samples, field recordings
record release: new CD out on Musica Moderna
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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 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.
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
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)
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.