[microsound-announce] Concert Berlin Zbigniew Karkowski / Antoine Chessex / Trio Brachiale / Sat Apr 6

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Doors 22:00 Concert 22:30

Zbigniew Karkowski studied composition at the State College of Music  
in Gothenburg, Sweden, aesthetics of modern music at the University of  
Gothenburg’s Department of Musicology, and computer music at the  
Chalmers University of Technology. After the completion of his studies  
in Sweden, he has studied sonology for a year at the Royal  
Conservatory of Music in Den Haag, Netherlands.

During these years, he attended many summer composition master courses  
(Centre Acanthes in France) where he studied with Pierre Boulez,  
Iannis Xenakis, Olivier Messiaen, and Georges Aperghis.

He has produced numerous works in the fields of both acoustic and  
electronic music and has written 3 pieces for large orchestra, an  
opera and several chamber music works. Karkowski was also a founding  
member of the electroacoustic music performance trio

Antoine Chessex is a composer and sound artist born in 1980 in Vevey,  
Switzerland, with a background as a saxophone player and performer.  
His sonic researches include compositions for ensembles, solo works  
and sound installations. Chessex´s works are based on the exploration  
of the physicality of sounds and spaces and deal with acoustic as much  
as electronic and electroacoustic mediums. His solo works feature  
dense layers of sustained pitches reacting with the architecture of  
the space or massive clouds of amplified sax resulting in intense live  
actions in total immersion in the sound. He presents his works  
worldwide and appears at numerous international festivals and venues  
in the U.S.A, Russia, Japan, China and all around Europe.


Trio Brachiale – Alberto de Campo, Dominik Hildebrand Marques Lopes,  
Hannes Hoelzl.

TRIO BRACHIALE – Can one improvise with computers and electronics in  
lively, expressive, complex ways, change directions instantly, and  
communicate within a common flow? trio brachiale likes to think: yes!  
They have bred their soft- and hardware in a direction that allows for  
spontaneity like traditional instrumentalists are used to. Add all the  
surprises the computers can offer as an intelligent music partner.  
Navigating this space of possibility becomes a breathtaking cybernetic  
endeavor; the band name roughly indicates what the result will sound  

Alberto de Campo has a background in classical composition and jazz  
guitar before focusing on electronic / computer music. He teaches  
Generative Art / Computational Art at the Arts University Berlin, and  
creates complex installation works, often with teams involving  
students and guests. He works with artists and musicians like Florian  
Hecker, Marcus Schmickler, and many others, and performs in a wide  
variety of contexts.


Dominik Hildebrand Marques Lopes has a degree in audio and video  
engineering from the Institute for Music and Media Düsseldorf.  
Currently he studies Arts and Media (Meisterschueler) at UdK Berlin,  
focusing on multichannel sound installations, improvised electronic  
music, building kinetic/cybernetic (sound-)objects, musical recording,  
and live-coding. As a computer musician, his main focus is on  
developing and performing with physical musical interfaces which, due  
to their constrains and functionality, have unique behaviour (or even  
life of their own) equally rich as many acoustic instruments. This  
approach leads to very direct (body) control of computational  
processes which can also be easily experienced as such by the  
audience. Dominik Hildebrand Marques Lopes is a member of “Trio  
Brachiale”, “Republic111″, “Patchwork Family” and the “Society for  
Nontrivial Pursuits”.

Hannes Hoelzl is an experimental musician and sound artist. He  
performs on self-devised electronic instruments in contexts of  
contemporary, jazz and noise music, as well as in dance and theatre  
productions and has played with hans w. koch, Zhang Jien, Josef Suchy,  
Mario de Vega, amongst many others. He is member of  
PowerBooks_UnPlugged, a qu__tet lectric and the Solar Sound Ensemble.  
His sound installations have been exhibited in various musea and  
galleries throughout Europe and east Asia. He is lecturer of sound at  
the Bremen Academy of Arts and guest professor at UdK Bremen. In Trio  
Brachiale, he appears with his Harmolodica, and other  
digital/analog/hybrid instruments.


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