2022/12/01 @ 8:00 PM @ Club Wakuum, Griesgasse 25/1
Project VO is an improvising duo between Antti Virtaranta and Rieko Okuda working since 2010. Their approach is handcrafted like their limited releases “glass hopper” (2012) and “プランクトン” (2015), which reflect the way they navigate the free improvisation landscape. The characteristics of the music is repetitive and broken rhythms. The combination of piano and bass has expanded to include viola and small electronics, which further push the duo to explore more colors and textures for their performances.
Naked in the Zoo
A mesmerizing combination of musique concrète, surrealism, noise and forward pushing blast beasts. A burning violin player that got fascinated with turkish classical music gets mental in sonic research not fearing harsh noise nor melodies, a convulsive percussionist constantly breaking into being along the eclectic use of her fragmented voice.
2022/12/15 @ 8:00 PM @ ARTist’s, Schützgasse 16 ° € 9
The trio was founded in the course of the project „SuperSpreadingArt“ in 2022 with the idea to work together on a music video. The media music and video should be equal and a working method over distance, as we learned it in Corona times, was also program. Thus, a work was created in the geographical axis of Berlin, St. Petersburg and Vienna, in which material was exchanged, mixed, superimposed and transformed in a total of five steps in a ping-pong process.
This process of creation became both the title of the video and the name-giving for the trio, which now meets live on stage for the first time. A high abstraction and density of the instrumental and electronic sound vocabulary, which this time meets in free improvisation , as well as the connection of acoustic and visual medium in the live set are the essential characteristics of this formation.
Ein österreichisch-italienisches elektroakustisches Trio, das freie Improvisation in neue Klangwelten verlagert. Eruption und Meditation in einer exklusiven Version. Sophisticated Saxophonist Michael Fischer, Pionier der österreichischen freien Szene sowie des sogenannten ‚feedback-saxophone‘ ist zugleich auch Gründer und Dirigent des Vienna Improvisers Orchestra. Der sizilianische Kontrabassist Alessandro Vicard ist auch beheimatet in zeitgenössischer Klassik, Jazz und komponiert Musik für Theater und Film; weiteres Mitglied dieses Trios ist Didi Kern, einer der meistbeschäftigsten österreichischen Schlagzeuger, der sich zwischen Rock, Improvisation und Techno bewegt u.a. bei Fuckhead und Bulbul.
2023/01/19 @ 8:00 PM @ ARTist’s, Schützgasse 16 ・ € 9
Tahereh Nourani – Akhshigan
Tahereh Nouranis Musik unterliegt keiner Dramaturgie, sondern setzt den Klang an den Beginn einer Entdeckungsreise. Mit freier Improvisation, unkonventionellen Spieltechniken, Live Elektronik und einer sehr langsamen Herangehensweise erzeugt sie außerordentlich reduzierte, post-minimalistische bis archaische Klangarchitekturen, ein Bogen gespannt zwischen dem Klang der Berührung und dem Rhythmus der Sprache, zwischen ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Memory Response) und Noise.
Trio KAČIS are Tea Vidmar, Ana Kravanja and Samo Kutin. Their musical creating is based in free improvised music and in exploring folk and author music. They have been for many years present in Slovenian experimental, improvising and alternative music scene.
2023/02/16 @ 8:00 PM @ ARTist’s, Schützgasse 16 ・ € 9
Anaïs Tuerlinckx is a pianist, composer and sound artist from Brussels. Tending to a rather physical and expending way of playing, her performances are characterized by a decidedly harsh and noisy but at the same time elegiac, breezy and spacious sound.
2023/03/02 @ 8:00 PM @ ARTist’s, Schützgasse 16 ・ € 9
Stefan Tiefengraber – DOWM
The sound artist Stefan Tiefengraber is presenting his latest sound-performance project DOWM. Three walkmans, three effect pedals, two mixers, a mini-synthesizer, microphones and several feedback loops create a noise-scape that ends in silence and emptiness.
2023/03/16 @ 8:00 PM @ ARTist’s, Schützgasse 16 ・ € 9
Daniel Lercher & Henrik Munkeby Nørstebø
Daniel Lercher & Henrik Munkeby Nørstebø (based in Vienna and Berlin) have been collaborating as a duo since 2010, making tightly woven electroacoustic music that is both ethereal and in-your-face.
Composing with the confusion of provenance and the intermingling of acoustic and electronic sounds, the two instrumentalists develop a heterophonic game from a mimetic sound material, so as to combine a focal point with a harmonic complexity that unfolds, by natural bounces, in all directions.
2023/04/06 @ 8:00 PM @ Club Wakuum, Griesgasse 25/1
Marco Colonna x Francesco Cigana
A music born on the brink of the moment: clarinets and percussions caught in a spiral of imagination and conflict.
2023/04/20 @ 8:00 PM @ ARTist’s, Schützgasse 16 ・ € 9
EYAL MAOZ SOLO
Eyal Maoz’s music features a unique synthesis of modern rock, jazz and classical music, tinged with middle- eastern, electronic and avant-garde sounds.
In a career that spans decades and countries, Eyal Maoz is a guitarist, performer, and composer; he is an ensembles leader at albums released for Tzadik, Out Now, Piadrums, Ayler, and Chant Records, and a member of John Zorn’s Abraxas and Cobra. He recorded with Tim berne and John Medeski, among many others.
2023/05/04 @ 8:00 PM @ Club Wakuum, Griesgasse 25/1
Double Bass solo with the focus on the potentiality of risk and it’s natural development, which generates intriguing sound textures