AUXXX @ LICHTBLIK KINO - Kastanienallee 77 - 10435 BERLIN prenzlauerberg
on FRIDAY 22 JANUARY @ 21:00
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film screening :::::
A Selection of Moving Circles and Lines (2011-2016)
AUDREY CHEN - voice
RICHARD SCOTT - modular synthesizer
on the face of it the human voice and analogue synthesizer may appear to have little in common but Chen and Scott share an intuitive, corporeal and dynamic sound world out of which an intense and sustained musical conversation develops - phrases and interjections bounce and ricochet between Chen’s vivid lexicon of glottal pops, rasps and expulsions and Scott’s exhaustive catalogue of electronic clangs, plosives and propulsions - the resultant musical conversation may not always seem entirely human in origin; conjuring sonic images of stories, languages and environments populated by many unearthly creatures, real or imagined
Chen and Scott will soon release their debut album: "Hiss and Viscera" on Sound Anatomy
bar opens 21:00
music starts 22:00
auxxx @ lichtblik kino - Kastanienallee 77 - 10435 BERLIN prenzlauerberg
Audrey Chen is a Chinese-American musician who was born into a family of material scientists, doctors and engineers, outside of Chicago in 1976. Parting ways with the family convention, 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.
Chen’s work delves 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 the combination and layering of the homemade analog synthesizer, preparations and traditional and extended techniques in both the voice and cello. She works to join these elements into a singular ecstatic personal language. Over the past decade, her predominant focus has been her solo work with the cello, voice and electronics, but she has more recently begun to shift back towards the exploration of the voice as a primary instrument. Recent projects, aside from performing solo, include her voice only duo with London based artist, Phil Minton, a duo with NYC abstract turntablist, Maria Chavez and a collaborative project with German conceptual artist, John Bock. Recent album releases (2013) include, a quartet LP with Nate Wooley, C. Spencer Yeh and Todd Carter on Monotype (Warsaw), and a duo record with Phil Minton on Subrosa (Brussels).
Werner Dafeldecker is a composer and bass player based in Berlin. Concentrates on improvisation, electronic music and cross-over projects. Long term research into sound, pure acoustic research, and the creation of a personal sound archive are the basis for his work. He is the co-founder of polwechsel and durian records. His background is in European modern music and improvisation, inclduing the examination of graphical notations, fluxus, minimal music, electroacoustic music and field recordings. His musical projects are often inspired and deduced by outside influences such as architecture, physics, photography and film.
Richard Scott is a free improvising musician and electroacoustic composer working with electronics including modular synthesizers and controllers such as the Buchla Thunder and Lightning and his own self-designed WiGi infra red controller developed at STEIM. He has been composing and performing for over 25 years recently working with artists such as Evan Parker, Jon Rose, Richard Barrett, Kazuhisa Uchihashi, Shelley Hirsch, Ute Wasserman, Michael Vorfeld, Frank Gratkowski and his own Lightning Ensemble. He studied free improvisation in the 80s with John Stevens, saxophone with Elton Dean and Steve Lacy, and electroacoustic composition with David Berezan and Ricardo Climent. He has released many albums, for example with Grutronic and Evan Parker for PSI records, The Magnificence of Stereo (sruti BOX) and an album with Twinkle³ and Sidsel Endreson, Debris in Lower Earth Orbit. He has a solo double modular synthesizer LP, Several Circles due for release on CUSP Editions in 2016.
Tim Wright is a musician, composer and video artist based in York, UK. He has been active in experimental electronic and dance music since the early 1990s. With projects including Germ, Tube Jerk and Sand he has built a large catalogue of commercial releases and has performed at festivals and in clubs across the UK, Europe, Australia, Asia and the US. His recent audio visual work builds on this legacy using algorithmic constructions of light and sound to produce rich and complex material. His sound and video work 8 Switches has been screened at festivals including Punto y Raja (Iceland 2014) and Sonar (Spain, Brazil 2012).
A version was released on a USB drive by the label Entr’acte in 2011. Tim currently works as composer and sound manager for the Japanese choreographer Saburo Teshigawara. Recent compositions include original music for Metamorphosis (Göteborgsoperan Danskompani, Sweden 2014) and Darkness is Hiding Black Horses (Ballet de l'Opéra National de Paris, France 2013). His album with Monika Načeva, The Sick Rose was nominated for best electronic album in the Czech Grammies in 2010 with two of the tracks making number 1 on the Czech Radio 1 top 40.