Mar 112018
 
Jun 11, 2018 | Mon | 18年06月11日
9:00 PM | 21時00分

Hiroshi Hasegawa

He was in the band named C.C.C.C. which was one of the biggest Japanese noise group.
Born in 1963, Hasegawa has begun his improvisation with his voice and drums. And in 1990, he made the group C.C.C.C. which’s concept was impovisative mass-noise with very loud sound. The group became legend with the members Mayuko Hino, Ryuichi Nagakubo, Fumio Kosakai.
Also he has begun his solo unit ASTRO with analog synthesizers in 1993 as well as playing in C.C.C.C.
Now he is actively playing and issuing and doing many collaboration with other artists. The artist who played together by now are Yamazki Maso, kawabata Makoto, Keiji Haino, Seiichi Yamamoto, Masaya Nakahara, Reiko.A, KK Null and many more. And there are released works beyond 50 titles.
His playing style is like drifting between the meditation and awakening state with electronics and still he is pursuing it.

https://astrocosmiccoincidence.tumblr.com/

Very interesting interview with Hiroshi Hasegawa

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die musik der in graz ansässigen band spannt einen bogen von noise-lastiger elektronischer klangerzeugung über träge hip-hop-beats bis hin zu erinnerungen an ein kinderlied.
einflüsse von freejazz und trashmetal von gitarrist michl laab treffen auf weite räume und sphärische flächen eines modularsynthesizer, der sich mitunter auf minimalistische strukturen zurückzieht.
bedient wird das instrument von richie herbst, der auch dichtem breakbeatgewirr klänge beisteuert, die sich scheinbar auflösen und doch existieren.
reas am e-bass erzeugt sounds, die sowohl als „bass“ funktionieren, als auch durch verschiedene effekte verfremdete klangwelten ausloten.
rhythmisch versetzte loops von gitarre und bass, die sich überschneiden und durchdringen, lassen patterns entstehen, die stützen und verführen.
alles improvisiert, teils tanz, teils geräusch, entwickelt die musik einen sog, dem man sich gerne anvertraut.

Mar 022018
 
Jun 02, 2018 | Sat | 18年06月02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

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/

Feb 092018
 
May 09, 2018 | Wed | 18年05月09日
8:00 PM | 20時00分

In Zusammenarbeit mit KiG! Kultur in Graz:

“The music of Portuguese songstress Rita Braga simultaneously summons the ghosts of Carmen Miranda and synth pioneers such as Delia Derbyshire and Bruce Haack. Her world is one of colours, exuding both the charm of a vintage cartoon character merrily bouncing along and the ominous melancholy of a lost kitten. Having toured all around the world for the best part of a decade, her shows which are both performative and visual will make you feel like you’ve stepped into a David Lynch movie from which you may not return.” (Paul Mangan, EurNoVision)
“I’ll just say that Rita Braga ‘Erosão’ is simply breathless, beautiful frosted chimes, it offers a dream dazed slice of wood crafted folk enchantment trading in a noir traced 60’s shimmering, think Mary Hopkins meets Seafina Steer and you’ll be as near to close as you can be.” (Mark Barton – The Sunday Experience)

“All way from Lisbon, Portugal comes Rita Braga. This charming and beautiful Ukulele queen with a voice of velvet plays a brilliant mishmash of sound. Combining Julee Cruise esque Lounge with a strange mix of folk ranging from Serbian, Hawaiian, and Appalachian Mountain music, Rita Braga’s sound is truly unique and refreshing.” (Chris Carlone)

“Rita’s career is a mishmash of everything – field recordings, analogue sounds, self-published material, internet radio, pirate webcasts, low-fi and soundcloud, home tapes of her singing over the sound of old records and broken old radios. Throughout she has been changing identities, leaving them behind like old clothes. She has collaborated with numerous musicians (such as Presidente Drogado), and forms bands in a jiffy. Original posters for her shows are usually made by well known graphic artists. She even claims that cartoon characters appear in her dreams, and give her “career” advice.. (…)” (Dragan Kremer, Vreme magazine, Serbia)

http://www.superbraguita.com/

Feb 032018
 
May 03, 2018 | Thu | 18年05月03日
8:00 PM | 20時00分

CocoonCrash

CocoonCrash is a project of an Austrian musician, composer, and performer Daniela Fischer.
It is based on the idea of transformation and on the premise that the only constant source of life is movement.
The violin is used as a sound generator, analogous to a synthesizer, engaging in an electro-acoustic dialogue with the change itself.
Analog and digital effects are used as translators of the acoustic sound of the violin.
The sounds overlap to form patterns, motifs, melodic and rhythmic structures that are then developed in various ways.
The actual outcome reflects that everything is constantly in motion and is always slowly morphing into something new.
This makes space for other artists to join in, react and/or transform themselves, intensify the experience and open it up for the listener to be perceived from another’s perspective.
The cocoon symbolizes the process of transformation taking place invisibly from the inside until the crash breaks our perceptions to create our perspectives and reveals new forms.

http://www.cocooncrash.org/

Jakob Schauer

Jakob Schauer and MONOCOLOR (Marian Essl) is a vienna based audiovisual artist duo. In october 2017, they started performing together in the field of drone, experimental music and generative visuals. Using complex algorithms, Schauer creates layers of sound in variable moods in tonal and atonal ways. Essls fully generative, algorithmically created imagery oscillates between fluid, organic textures and rigid structures. Together, the two artists create highly immersive audiovisual universes that aim to fully envelop audiences in sound and image.

Jakob Schauer und MONOCOLOR (Marian Essl) sind ein audiovisuelles Künstlerduo aus Wien. Seit Oktober 2017 treten sie gemeinsam im Bereich Drone, experimentelle Musik und generative Visuals auf. Unter Benützung von komplexen Algortithmen erzeugt Schauer vielschichten, sowohl tonalen als auch atonalen Sound in verschiedenen Stimmungen. Essls gänzlich generative, algorithmisch erzeugte Bildwelt oszilliert zwischen fließenden, organischen Texturen und harten, geometrischen Strukturen. Gemeinsam erzeugen die beiden Künstler höchst immersive, audiovisuelle Universen die darauf abzielen, das Publikum zur Gänze in Klang und Bild einzutauchen.

https://jakobschauer.wordpress.com/
http://mnclr.com/

Jan 192018
 
Apr 19, 2018 | Thu | 18年04月19日
8:00 PM | 20時00分

Miman

Miman is an improvising trio consisting of fiddler Hans Kjorstad, guitarist and clarinetist Andreas Røysum and bassist Egil Kalman; three of the most distinct and active young voices on the thriving Scandinavian improv scene. You might have heard them in collaboration with people like Tobias Delius, Tristan Honsinger, Axel Dörner, Frode Haltli, Håkon Thelin, Jasper Stadhouders, Henrik Nørstebø, Adrian Myhr, Frode Gjerstad, Christian Wallumrød and Rhys Chatham, or in a plentitude of bands covering the spectrum from folk music to noise. As a trio their sound is shaped by their diverse backgrounds and influences; Norwegian, English and Indian folk music blends seamlessly with sentiments aching to free jazz and contemporary music in an organic fashion that steers clear of the dogmatic.

The trio has toured all over Europe the last year, and in April 2018 they will release their debut album and keep spreading their sound across the continent.

http://www.mimantrio.com/

John Andrew Wilhite

John Andrew Wilhite is a composer and double bassist currently living in Oslo, Norway. After his studies, John Andrew returned to New York where he worked with notable musicians such as Derek Baron, Michael Evans, and Elliott Sharp. In Europe, he works with Brad Henkel, Ståle Solberg, Noah Punkt and Nana Pi Aabo Larsen, among many others. He also writes opera and incidental music, collaborating often with Norwegian dramatist Finn Iunker.
 
His compositions and arrangements have been performed at series and festivals such as Interpenetration (AU), Sacred Realism (DE), METEOR (NO), and the Ultima Festival (NO).
 
John Andrew also performs classical music. Having performed across Europe and in America at venues such as Lincoln Center and the Peabody Institute, John Andrew specializes in contemporary works for double bass, notably those of Stefano Scodanibbio. John Andrew has studied classical double bass with notable teachers including Orin O’Brien, Ira Gold, Francesco Petracchi and Don Palma. He is completing a Masters degree in Double Bass performance at the Norwegian Academy of Music with Håkon Thelin and Dan Styffe.

http://johnandrew.no/

Gigaldi

Frühling / Spring / 春

He’s back. The man, the legend. Johann Amadeus Gigaldi. Playing the flugelhorn. Like a boss!

“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.

Jan 052018
 
Apr 05, 2018 | Thu | 18年04月05日
8:00 PM | 20時00分

PGR

non empathetic, annoying, comfortable, honest, unemotional abstract celebration of nonsense since 12-12-12 (NNO action). Medicine for life boredom and isolation from the world. From dynamic to static as-loud-as-possible violence.

http://soundcloud.com/p-pgr

Riccardo La Foresta

Riccardo La Foresta is a drummer, percussionist and improviser that plays with a prepared bassdrum and move far away from drumming.

Among several extended techniques, he mainly uses a unique blowing technique through a self-made wind instrument obtained from a cymbal, treating the drum as a true wind instrument.

It’s called Drummophone and has been officially presented at Tempo Reale (founded by composer Luciano Berio).

Riccardo has played in italy, Swiss, Sweden, Germany, Belgium, Poland, Holland, France and has collaborated with Axel Dörner, Le Quan Ninh, Michel Doneda, Otomo Yoshihide, Sho Shin Duo among many others.
He has recorded on lable such as Setola di Maiale Label, El Gallo Rojo, Troglosound and his music has been broadcasted in Italy, USA, Canada and England.
Active in Modena as a drum teacher and organizers of experimental concert he leads his own avantjazz quartet Kind Of Mosh and is half of Sho Shin Duo, long standing collaboration with reedist Riccardo Marogna.

Riccardo La Foresta on youtube