Mar 212018
 
Jun 21, 2018 | Thu | 18年06月21日
8:00 PM | 20時00分

Rie Nakajima & Pierre Berthet

Dead Plants and Living Objects

Tin cans, whistles, locomotive suspension springs, porcelain bowls, compressor top bells, ping pong balls, agave dry leaves, sponges, steel wires, branches, paper foils, plastic bags, silver papers, pink gloves, piano, balloons, buckets, feathers, water, scraps, peebles, flower pots, guitar, metal tubes, paulownia tree seeds, pearls, bamboo sticks, logs, bones, stones, filter queens…

RN and PB have been creating various ways to vibrate things so that their acoustic shadows dance around: invisible air volumes that reshape constantly, move in the space, enter in the most secret places and inside ourselves. A way to get closer to things inherent spirits is to listen to them. Eventually encouraging them to produce sounds and resonate by various means: to hit, caress, shake, beat, scrape, scratch, claw, boil, clap, rattle, rock, throw, move, magnetize, clamp, cook, pinch, galvanize, motorize, bow, blow, pluck, heath up, let flow, freeze, drop, drip, connect, roll, mix, extend, sing…

David Toop about a performance by Rie and Pierre

This concert was made possible with the help of Wallonie Bruxelles International

Gigaldi

Sommer / Summer / 夏

“Das ganze Doppelalbum” is the first solo release of Gigi Gratt aka Gigaldi. Since 2005 Gratt plays in intense bands like the improvisation trio Nirwakia with Wolf Lobo Eisberg and Martin ‘Hipi’ Hiptmair. At the same time he started with Bernhard Breuer (Elektro Guzzi) the band Tumido. But Gratt also created Gigi’s Gogos, a 13 piece orchestra built around improvisation conducted by Gigi. This project transferred into the GIS Orchestra, an Upper Austrian improvisation orchestra, with up to 30 musicians (organised in collaboration with Waschaecht Wels (Unlimited Festival). Gratt comes from Ottensheim, he is one of the key pillars of Ottensheim Open Air and organises shows for KOMA, a culture association doing shows at changing spaces. He is playing E-Guitar in the post-math-rock quartet of NI, next to BRAAZ a quartet between Jazz and Noiserock, with a lot of space for improvisation. These days Gratt is also playing at DRUMSKI a collective working in a traditional way with (upper-)austrian proverbs. And if he is not involved in new projects, his next other band is ROMANOVSTRA working in a new way with hungarian proverbs.

In 2015 Gratt transferred the idea of a concept recording having every season one piece, giving each season its own instrument. This was also the time he has chosen GIGALDI as his moniker. In winter 2013 he recorded, like every track on “das ganze Doppelalbum”, “winter” in Ottensheim with E-Bass, a dark, close to 16 minutes song. On “frühling”, Gratt uses the flugelhorn, a following composition of TUMIDO’s album “vakuum”, that was completely recored using wind instruments. On the 2nd LP, “sommer” was recored in Schrattenberg in 2016, Gratt uses the Tres, a cuban string instrument and “herbst”, with E-Guitar, he recorded in a gym hall with an amzing acoustica in Vinac, Bosnia. His Tumido fellow Mario Stadler mixed the album at the Goon Studios / Linz / Austria. Mastering done by legendary Alexander Jöchtl aka Audiobomber. The artwork was done by artist Inga Hehn. The liner notes in the album, are written bei Andreas Fellinger of the Austrian Independent zine “Freistil”. Released by Interstellar Records, that collaborated with Gigi for more than 10 Years resulting in the releases of TUMIDO, NI and BULBULTUMIDO.

Mar 022018
 
May 30, 2018 | Wed | 18年05月30日
9:00 PM | 21時00分

In the Sea

In the Sea is a family of instruments and a family of musicians. Their music is full of intimacy, sincerity, debate and conflict. They strive to create a new approach to the string trio music through collective improvisation, verbal instructions, traditional notation, and graphic scores.
Together they share the responsibility for the outcome of the music because of the actions they make during each performance.
In the Sea represents a homecoming for Tristan Honsinger who started improvising in Montreal more than forty years ago, prior to his move to Europe.

Tristan Honsinger (Berlin) is a singular artist : originally from Vermont, he has made his life in Europe and has worked with most first generation improvising artists. He has played extensively with Derek Bailey and Evan Parker in the UK; Misha Mengelberg and Han Bennink in Holland; Peter Brotzman and Peter Kowald in Germany; and Cecil Taylor in the USA. Currently he regularly tours and gives workshops with the ICP orchestra.

Nicolas Caloia (Montreal) He has been a composer, performer and bandleader in Montreal since the early 1990s and has toured in North America,
Europe, and Asia. He has worked with musicians like Marshall Allen, Roscoe Mitchell, Joe McPhee, Steve Lacy, William Parker, Malcolm Goldstein, Lori Freedman, and Matana Roberts. http://www.nicolascaloia.net/

Joshua Zubot (Vancouver) came to age in Montreal leading the groups Subtle Lip Can, and Mendham. Some collaborations include projects with
Patrick Watson, William Parker, Pierre-Yves Martel, Michael Blake, Sam Shalabi, Myra Melford, Marshall Allen, Fred Frith, Matana Roberts, Jean Derome, Malcom Goldstein, and John Butcher.

In the Sea is touring in support of their new recording, released in May 2017 on the New Jersey label “Relative Pitch”. This string trio sounds fantastic, they have performed over 40 concerts in North America and Europe this past year.

http://nicolascaloia.net/inthesea.html

Trio Giesriegl / Klement / Wurzwallner

Annette Giesriegl, vocals/electronics
Katharina Klement, piano/electronics
Patrick Wurzwallner, drums/percussion

Die drei MusikerInnen treffen zum ersten Mal in dieser Konstellation aufeinander, kennen sich bereits über das alle zwei Jahre stattfindende VNM_Festival in Graz.
Ihre individuell geschärften Spielweisen stammen aus den Bereichen Jazz, Rock, elektronische und experimentelle Musik, Komposition als auch freie Improvisation.
Man darf gespannt sein, was aus diesem Gemisch entstehen wird – Ohren auf!

Feb 172018
 
May 17, 2018 | Thu | 18年05月17日
8:00 PM | 20時00分

Biliana Voutchkova

presenting her solo album Modus of Raw ​

A clutter of sound and imagery taking place in a micro-environment of a solo combining the sound of the violin and the voice.​ ​
Creating depths and abstractions, resonance and echo, expending the borders of the known.

„…Biliana Voutchkova strikes me as one of those profound and insightful artists who deals in silence, precision of thought, and a taut compacted mode of expression; only these taut-lipped approaches are suitable for the complex content she’s attempting to delineate, where there are clearly a lot of unknowns, and you need a degree of courage to get to the heart of the matter…” (The Sound Projector, Ed Pinsent)

http://www.bilianavoutchkova.net/

Patrizia Oliva

Patrizia Oliva is a singer, autor, improviser of experimental music that crosses electronics, electro-acoustic, free jazz and performing arts. Her research is aimed on a redefinition of contemporary singer.
She has played with many musicians, among other with Gino Robair, Stefano Giust, Pamelia Kurstin, Edoardo Marraffa, Tommy Greenwood, Martin Mayes, Tristan Honsinger Linda Sharrock, Silvia Bolognesi, Alessandro Bosetti and many others.

http://www.patriziaoliva.wordpress.com/