2021/10/07 @ 8:00 PM @ Club Wakuum, Griesgasse 25/1
was born in 2015 from the experiences of a musician already active on the metal, industrial and jazz / noise / punk scene. After his debut with the album “Di Cosa Si Nasce” in the spring of ’17, he compulsively toured Italy and Europe, with over 120 dates in festivals and venues. Gazoline, oil but also tar and exposed cables; these are the images that can be associated with the obscure mass proposed in its sound. Sometimes it seems incumbent and dangerous, in others it brings a strong sense of alienation, others still drag anyone into a deep fall.
Tomažin / Kutin / Grom / Schellander
The featured quartet has sprung forth from the threads and bonds that were being woven between the Austrian and Slovenian improvised music scenes for over a decade. Double bass player Tomaž Grom, vocalist Irena Z. Tomažin, Samo Kutin on the hurdy gurdy and Matija Schellander on electronic devices have performed together multiple times in different combinations during various creative stages in their careers. Improvisation is always the encounter of different musical expressions, their clash, their conjunction. Woven into it are a searching, oppositions and misunderstandings, both on the individual and collective level.
2021/10/21 @ 8:00 PM @ ARTist’s, Schützgasse 16 ° € 9
Duo started by Heidrun Schramm and JD Zazie in 2017, based on actual train sounds taken from their personal field recordings archive.
Fascinated by these sounds, that accompany their daily life, the duo plays with train noises, inner resonances, sonic landmarks, signals, social sounds and train station’s acoustic qualities. “Railroad Concrète” develops constantly the collected sound material in its compositions and sound installations, where the sound sources range from the concrete to the abstract, in perfect symbiosis.
Cytokinin is a duo of voice and electronics.the crystal-like voice of Kanae pass through Various electronic filters, creating a kaleidoscope-like sound labyrinth.Musical instruments, symbolic movements and objects are also used in the performance to express something private and poetic.
2021/11/04 @ 8:00 PM @ Club Wakuum, Griesgasse 25/1
Les Marquises is a duo of free improv music. Two voices breathe together, exchange, scramble and curl up like a twining plant. A dance on the embers, ardent Marquises …
Zedde combines synthetic carpets and complex textures of concrete sounds to create suggestive soundscapes where voices, instruments and rhytmical elements float.
2021/11/18 @ 8:00 PM @ ARTist’s, Schützgasse 16 ° € 9
RINUS VAN ALEBEEK
is the caretaker of the legendary label Staaltape, co-founder of Radio On Berlin, sound cassette performer and member of several experimental music projects. In his practice, found cassettes are often used as media support or raw material for works and publications, together with field recordings and sound manipulations operated directly with walkmans.
Ana Kravanja & Tijana Stanković
Ana Kravanja and Tijana Stanković have released their first album “trkam kličem odganjam / kucam dozivam teram” in April 2019. It is a product of two musical residencies in Budapest, Hungary and Lesno Brdo, Slovenia. The goal of residencies was research in sound, vocal and violin expression as well as a search for a connection between each player’s idioms, style of improvisation and traditional and contemporary elements in playing.
2021/12/02 @ 8:00 PM @ Club Wakuum, Griesgasse 25/1
After «Heretofore» (Umlaut Records, 2015), the duo of Bertrand Denzler and Antonin Gerbal has just published «Sbatax» (Umlaut Records, 2020). This time, the two musicians explore another side of their music, focusing on aspects such as flow, speed and patterns.
«Overall, really impressive and one of the strongest free jazz dates I’ve heard in a very long time». (Brian Olewnick)
OLSSON | RUBIN
Two well acknowledged Swedish improvisers active on the experimental/improv scene in Europe. Currently with a base in Copenhagen/Malmö where they are involved in several projects that frequently appears on the international scene. In this duo, they both immerse themselves in a hearty improvised musical dialogue that is full of energy and expressivity. They work their way towards the unheard by meticulously exploring mind-boggling sounds, rhythms and abstract sonic shapes, often rapidly shifting between these. Curiosity are at the core of this duos identity and their interplay is reactive and dynamic. They both utilises a way of playing that takes advantage of extended techniques which they both developed on their respective instrument.
2021/12/16 @ 8:00 PM @ ARTist’s, Schützgasse 16 ° € 9
Project VO is an improvising duo between Antti Virtaranta and Rieko Okuda. 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.
Electro-acustic trio performing a fusion of contemporary chamber music and free improvisation.