Componisten: Aaron Cupples | Aki Onda | Antye Greie | Aris Giatas | Bianca Leilani | Frank Bretschneider | Frank Metzger | Hanne Lippard | Ivan Zoloto | Leo Dolgan | Lisa Stenberg | Mark Harwood | Markus Popp | Nao Nishihara | Oliver Leith | Peter Rehberg | rutger zuydervelt | Sam Waymon | Sean McCann | Sebastian Oschatz | Sierra Rose | Stephan Mathieu | Tasos Stamou | Tomoko Sauvage | Vasilis Liolios | Visionist | Yiannis Tsirikoglou
Electro-acoustische fragmenten, geïmproviseerde geluiden, vreemde liedjes en auditieve absurditeiten.
00:30 Tasos Stamou – Kondilies
05:03 Frank Bretschneider – Abtasten_Halten B
06:20 Tomoko Sauvage – Clepsydra
09:28 Hanne Lippard – PigeonPostParis
12:35 Aki Onda & Nao Nishihara – Buriki-no-Tokage
16:16 Oval – You Are . Here 0.9 B
17:57 AGF – Katerina Gogou 1940-1993
20:30 Thomas Brinkmann – Perinon
23:19 Machinefabriek with Greg Saunier, Casper Van De Velde, Karen Willems –
GS CV KW
24:30 Eventless Plot – Parallel Words
29:30 Stephan Mathieu – Wurmloch VI
32:20 Sam Waymon – A Strange Dream – You’ve Got To Learn To Let It Go
33:20 Mark Harwood – Borderline Pass
35:20 Sean McCann – A Guiding Measure
36:40 Lisa Stenberg – Monument
40:28 Visionist – Cast
43:20 Rodolphe Loubatière, Pascal Battus, Bertrand Gauguet – Acte III.
44:41 Sam Slater, Hildur Guðnadóttir, Kári Grisey – Happy, Healthy, Safe
47:00 Ivan Zoloto – Problem No.1.
50:18 CocoRosie – Terrible Angels
53:24 Pita – Mesmer Side B
55:40 Oliver Leith – Good Day Good Day Bad Day Bad Day
58:00 Leo Dolgan – Ocean & Prayers
Electroacoustic music composer and performer, alternative electronic music instrument maker, tutor and sound technologist.
Frank Bretschneider (born 1956 in Obercrinitz, East-Germany) lives and works as a composer in Berlin. Still in the GDR he founded the tape-label klangFarBe. Later he co-founded the Raster-Noton label in 1996.
Over the past decade, Tomoko Sauvage (JP/FR) has been working on “natural synthesizer” of her invention – waterbowls – combining water, ceramics and hydrophones (underwater microphones). Porcelain bowls, water drops, waves and bubbles as well as hydrophonic feedback and electronics are the main ingredients of her instrument that generates the sculptural and fluid timbre. Her musical experimentation is grounded on a live-performance-based practice that investigates the improvisation and interaction with the environment – the acoustic space and medium affected by architecture, temperature, humidity and human presence. Through primordial elements augmented by technology, enlivened by ritualistic yet playful gestures, Sauvage’s work contemplates, tunes and connects both the material and the immaterial in keeping a fragile balance between hazard and mastery.
Hanne Lippard has been using her voice as primary material for her sound installations and live performances since 2010. She appropriates and reenacts situations taken from the public sphere to interrogate a large range of subjects, including body politics, identity, standardization, and art ontologies. Her practice proposes a unique view on the media soundscape that surrounds us—one that prods us to listen more carefully.
Aki Onda & Nao Nishihara.
Onda and Nishihara depart from any tactical or directive method, instead favoring the open-ended and nonhierarchical exploration of their specific sculptural arrangement. This approach, highly cultivated in strands of each of the artists’ respective practices, frees sound from its usual striated contexts while also emphasizing specific sonic and physical relationships through distinct visual and technical cues. Both Onda’s various found objects, as well as Nishihara’s “musician machines” (such as a kick drum triggered by a rope attached to his toe) behave as individual characters, performers, and sonic sources throughout these five recordings.
Oval is an electronic music group founded in Germany in 1991 by Markus Popp, Sebastian Oschatz and Frank Metzger. The group pioneered glitch music, writing on CDs to damage them and produce music with the resulting fragments
Antye Greie (aka AGF or Poemproducer) is a vocalist, musician, composer, producer, and new media artist. She was born and raised in East Germany. Her work explores speech and spoken word combined with electronic music. She also works on sound installations, moving image, audio visualization and real time video processing.
Thomas Brinkmann (born 1959) is a German producer of experimental minimal techno music. He began experimenting with records in the early eighties and released re-workings of material by fellow artists Mike Ink and Richie Hawtin in the second half of the 1990s. These productions were made by playing physically modified vinyl records on highly customized turntables with an additional tone arm.
Machinefabriek is the alias of Rutger Zuydervelt. His music combines elements of ambient, noise, minimalism, drone, field recordings and electro-acoustic experiments. The music can be heard as an attempt to create sonic environments for the listener to dwell in. Finding tension in texture, tone and timing, the result can be very minimalistic at first glance, but reveals its depth upon closer listening.
Eventless Plot borrows elements from different genres and aesthetics to build their own hybrid of sound. Formed in Thessaloniki in 2002 by Vasilis Liolios, Aris Giatas and Yiannis Tsirikoglou, the trio exhibits great attention to sonic details expressed in different forms of experimentalism. From free impro and noise to new electronica, electroacoustic composition and jazz, their music remains always unconventional and contemporary. They use a variety of instruments, analog sources, field recordings and Max/MSP patches. Eventless plot often collaborate with Chris Cundy (bass clarinet), Angelica Vasquez Salvi (harp) and Stefanos Lazaristos (bass saxophone).
tephan Mathieu is a self-taught composer and performer of his own music, working in the fields of electroacoustics and abstract digitala. His sound is largely based on early instruments, environmental sound and obsolete media, which are recorded and transformed by means of experimental microphony, re-editing techniques and software processes involving spectral analysis and convolution; it has been compared to the landscape paintings of Caspar David Friedrich, the work of Painters Mark Rothko, Barnett Newman and Ellsworth Kelly.
Sam Waymon, a creative legend who has contributed to local, national and world culture. He arrived in Rockland County in the early 70s with actor/playwright/novelist/filmmaker Bill Gunn, for whom he performed as an actor as well as provided the score for one of the groundbreaking films of black cinema, Ganja & Hess (1973). Shot partly (and recognizably) in the Nyack Center when it was an active church, Ganja & Hess is the story of a black vampire, and much more.
Mark Harwood (b. Melbourne) is a London based performer and recording artist working with a variety of sonic and performative elements. Under the guise of Astor he deploys a wide variety of techniques including field recording, musique concrete and electronics resulting in works that are developed as a means of bypassing the cliches imbedded within these disparate worlds in order to coerce a sound world which is simultaneously contemporary, foreign and engaging. Astor takes a magnifying glass to reality and unfurls it into uncanny audio essays. . His live performances encompass a variety of procedures incorporating the immediate surrounds where improvised actions yield spontaneous results leaving both performer and audience in unexpected predicaments, a state of mild hypnosis and potentially even laughter.
Sean McCann (b. 1988, California) is a composer, musician, and curator who examines pastoral and bizarre beauty. Recent chamber compositions have been premiered in Moscow (Kymatic Ensemble), Stockholm (Third Edition Festival), and Toronto (Thin Edge New Music Collective). McCann concurrently operates the record label Recital, which publishes sound art, new music, and archival Fluxus and sound poetry recordings. His recent albums include Puck (2019, LP) (Pitchfork Review), Music for Private Ensemble (2013, LP) and Music for Public Ensemble (2016, 2xLP), which marry orchestral settings and text abstractions.
Lisa Stenberg is a composer and musician hailing from Luleå in the north of Sweden, based in Stockholm. Her music oscillates in the realm of instrumental and electroacoustic music, often drone-based and slow, characterised by gradually evolving and sustained sound.
Visionist’s first release for Mute is a hypnotic elegy. A Call to Arms is Visionist’s third album release and where previously the artist used his vocals as samples, we hear his singing voice in the form of song and lyric for the first time. Along with the addition of Visionist’s vocals, the album is host to a varied list of collaborators including Haley Fohr (Circuit des Yeux) and Morgan Simpson (Black Midi).
Sam Slater, Hildur Guðnadóttir, Kári Grisey.
Hildur Guðnadóttir is a composer and violinist known for her solo albums on Touch and various collaborations with artists such as Sunn O))), Pan Sonic and Throbbing Gristle, as well as her award-winning scores for the TV series Chernobyl and the film Joker. Sam Slater is a British artist and composer, friend and collaborator of Jóhann Jóhannsson, who helped Hildur realise her vision for her scores, and has also joined her live on stage for live presentations of the music for Chernobyl.
Ivan Zoloto, a Karelian musician and artist based in Barcelona is releasing his new album “Pleasure Prison” on the freshly-minted label School of the Arts. Recommended if you like: dark drone and ambient, experimental electronics, raw minimalism, noise, and free-floating strings.
CocoRosie is an American musical group formed in 2003 by sisters Sierra Rose “Rosie” and Bianca Leilani “Coco” Casady. The group’s music has been described as folktronica, freak folk and “New Weird America” and incorporates elements of pop, blues, opera, electronica, and hip hop.
Peter Rehberg is an author of electronic audio works and head of Editions Mego. In 1999 he received Prix Ars Electronica Distinction Award for Digital Musics, alongside Christian Fennesz.
Oliver Leith is a London based composer making acoustic music, electronic music and video. His work focuses on text, image, video, theatre, pathos and the everyday.
Leo Dolgan & Aaron Cupples.
Island of the Hungry Ghosts is a hybrid documentary that moves between the natural, human and spiritual worlds. Located off the coast of Indonesia, the Australian territory of Christmas Island is inhabited by migratory crabs travelling in their millions from the jungle towards the ocean, in a movement that has been provoked by the full moon for hundreds of thousands of years. Poh Lin Lee is a trauma therapist who lives with her family in this seemingly idyllic paradise. Every day, she talks with the asylum seekers held indefinitely in a high-security detention centre hidden in the island’s core, attempting to support them in a situation that is as unbearable as its outcome is uncertain. As Poh Lin and her family explore the island’s beautiful yet threatening landscape, the local islanders carry out their “hungry ghost” rituals for the spirits of those who died on the island without a burial. They make offerings to appease the lost souls who are said to be wandering the jungles at night looking for home.