* 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
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
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
SUNDAY 24 NOVEMBER @ 20:00
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
- behind the Buddha, up the steps and through the window -
TUESDAY 26 NOVEMBER @ 20:30
Cinesthesia + Auxxx present ANDREY ISKANOV - HalluCinogeNnN
special preview of Andrey Iskanov's new film "INGRESSION"
with live music from Hilary Jeffery and Zsolt Sores
Iskanov's masterpiece "VISIONS OF SUFFERING" (2006)
OT301 cinema - Overtoom 301 - 1054 HW AMSTERDAM
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
*** AUXXX ROCKS ***