[microsound-announce] KGB trio in Berlin
kim at anechoicmedia.com
Mon Nov 17 13:38:45 EST 2008
Performance / Installation by KGB Trio Kim Cascone
'Noiseforest' (homage to David Tudor)
Noise Forest uses amplification of small sounds through contact mics,
live processing, electronics, and live performance on found
objects. Percussionist Brendan Dougherty abandons the standard
drumkit for a collection of junk and amplified objects which are
processed / mixes / manipulated digitally (by Kim Cascone - using MAX/
MSP) and electronically (by Guido Henneböhl (using cracked + homemade
electronis / primitive machines). Inspired by David Tudor's
performances on Friday, Nov 21 at 8pm
Saturday, Nov 22 from 3pm on (including special guests)
+ Record release of Smoke on Devil's Mountain by KGB trio on Scrapple
Records (scrapplerecords.com). limited edition CD release (100
copies) + online distribution.
On a wet, rainy day in November the trio treks into the woods of
Teufelsberg, Berlin, and breaks into the abandoned station in order
to take some field recordings. Traversing the dank, dark interior of
the complex they make their way all the way to the large set of domes
atop the buildings. The wind whipping at the torn skins of the
geodesic domes. It begins to rain. The trio gets to work, recording
the wind and rain through the domes as well as using the domes
acoustic properties to process sounds made with hand held cracked
electronics. Later in the KGB studio the trio work at processing and
layering the dome recordings with live improvisations inspired by the
dome recordings. The result it a disjointed temporal documentation of
the morphogentic field recordings of a Cold War spy station.
KGB trio info:
Founded in 2004, KGB makes music using digital, electrical and
acoustic instruments, creating music incorporating field recordings
and processing, and performs as a trio and with an orchestra of
improvising musicians. The Swiss Pharmaceuticals CD was released in
2005 on Utech records. Henneböhl and Dougherty have been working
together in various Berlin experimental/noise outfits (Idiot Switch,
Oktoschloks, Control, "Wendel Collective"), and perform with Cascone
as KGB whenever Kim comes to Europe. The group has played venues
across Europe including Instants Chavirez (Paris), FIM (Basel),
Ausland (Berlin) and SKOP (Frankfurt).
Kim Cascone founded silent records in 1985 and has released more than
15 albums of electronic music, working/performing with Merzbow,Keith
Rehberg, Oval, Scanner, Carsten Nicolai, Doug Aitken, and David Toop
among others. Cascone was one of the co-founders of the microsound
list and writes for Computer Music Journal and Artbyte Magazine.
Guido Henneböhl builds and performs on his own analogue and
electronic instruments. He has performed across Europe with artists
such as Travis Just, Alwynne Pritchard and works in the groups Idiot
Switch and the Oktoschlocks.
Brendan Dougherty was born in Philadelphia and has been located in
Berlin since 2002. He works as a composer and performer in the areas
of improvised music, jazz, and collaborates often with Dance and
Theater Productions. He has worked with the likes of Jeremy Wade,
Billy Bang, Aleks Kolkowski, Jon Rose.
contact kgb at scrapplerecords.com
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