AUXXX arrives in ACUD for the first time for a very special evening

MONDAY 27 JUNE @ 20:00 - AUXXX im ACUD

Veteranenstraße 21
10119 BERLIN Mitte


Elliot Sharp - a central figure in the avant-garde and experimental music scene in New York City for over 30 years - ends his recent stay in Berlin with a special one-off concert at ACUD presented by AUXXX. He will be joined onstage by ASHES - a dynamic new Berlin combo who made their debut appearance last year at the legendary Konfrontationen Festival in Nickelsdorf, Austria. The night will feature three sets of kaleidoscopic music: E# solo - ASHES - E# + ASHES, a magical alchemical mix in the true AUXXX tradition!

set 1: ELLIOTT SHARP - solo guitar

set 2: ASHES

JULIA REIDY - guitar
RICHARD SCOTT - modular synthesizer

set 3: E# + ASHES

+ EUGENE (DJ & Sounds)

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

Veteranenstraße 21
10119 BERLIN Mitte




E# is an American multi-instrumentalist, composer, and performer. A central figure in the avant-garde and experimental music scene in New York City for over 30 years, Elliott Sharp has released over eighty-five recordings ranging from orchestral music to blues, jazz, noise, no wave rock, and techno music. He leads the projects Carbon and Orchestra Carbon, Tectonics, and Terraplane and has pioneered ways of applying fractal geometry, chaos theory, and genetic metaphors to musical composition and interaction. His collaborators have included Radio-Sinfonie Frankfurt; pop singer Debbie Harry; Ensemble Modern; Qawwali singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan; Kronos String Quartet; Ensemble Resonanz; cello innovator Frances Marie Uitti; blues legends Hubert Sumlin and Pops Staples; pipa virtuoso Min-Xiao Feng; jazz greats Jack deJohnette, Oliver Lake, and Sonny Sharrock; multimedia artists Christian Marclay and Pierre Huyghe; and Bachir Attar, leader of the Master Musicians Of Jajouka.Sharp is a 2014 Guggenheim Fellow, and a 2014 Fellow at Parson's Center for Transformative Media. He received the 2015 Berlin Prize in Musical Composition from the American Academy in Berlin. He has composed scores for feature films and documentaries; created sound-design for interstitials on The Sundance Channel, MTV and Bravo networks; and has presented numerous sound installations in art galleries and museums. He is the subject of a new documentary "Doing The Don't" by filmmaker Bert Shapiro.



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.



Julia is a guitarist from Australia, currently based between Berlin and Sydney. She performs improvised and composed music with ensembles and as a soloist.



Steve is a drummer and composer based in Berlin. He was born in Melbourne and studied percussion/improvisation at the Victoria College of the Arts and performance art at Das Arts, Amsterdam. His current music projects/bands include: The Cool Gang with Anthea Caddy, Robin Hayward and Hilary Jeffery, TUB with Boris Hauf and Thomas Meadowcroft, The Still with Rico Repetente, Derek Shirley, Booklet with Toby Delius and Joe Williamson, Mrs Conception with Axel Doerner, Toby Delius and Jan roder), Lysn with alfredo Genovesi, Rozemarie Heggen and Hilary Jeffery. Steve also is a co-founder of the performance group SXS Enterprise with Siegmar Zacharias and Xander de Boer. As sound designer, composer and performer, Steve works regularly in the fields of dance, theatre, film new media, performance and has worked with the Netherlands Dance Theatre, Sandra Parker Dance, Scapino Ballet, Ivana Müller and Dansgroep Amsterdam.



Various trombones have travelled alongside Hilary to many inspiring places since 1990. He has played in diverse settings including theatres, jazz clubs, cathedrals, night clubs, festivals, dance studios, bars, cinemas, streets and mountains. Some favourite highlights include: a seven-hour Anthroposophic theatre production at Rudolf Steiner’s Goetheanum in Switzerland, late night appearances at underground techno clubs in the UK and Berlin, at the Tokyo New National Theatre with Sand in Saburo Teshigawara’s epic production “Green”, as a trombone-dervish in a disused mine in Belgium, for Tibetan Lama’s in the Himalayan town Kaza on the occasion of the Dalai Lama’s birthday, for long drone performances with Catherine Christer Hennix in Amsterdam, Berlin and New York, at Arles amplitheatre and Havana Parque de Trillo for performances of work by Anri Sala, in remote North Ghana playing for chiefs and villagers with Polyversal Souls featuring Guy One, various haunted cinemas with an Inconsolable Ghost...


Eugene lets Owen's hair down. Eugene lets Owen play with his toys. Eugene lets Owen take his clothes off in public. Owen is an upstanding composer-producer type. Owen 'works'. He does or has done that with Jóhann Jóhannsson, Brandt Brauer Frick, Slip Imprint, Raz O'Hara, Julia Reidy and Tim Hecker. Eugene is a downstanding imposer-deconstructor type. Eugene 'plays'. He does or has done that at Berghain Kantine, Feed Soundspace, Kampnagel Hamburg, Cafe Central Brussels, Wilde Möhre festival, Brief Festival Madrid.


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