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/

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.