[microsound-announce] Concerts Oct 2013 NK Berlin

Farah Hatam hatam at drfz.de
Wed Oct 16 10:24:19 EDT 2013

sorry for x-postings

Friday Oct 18 & Thursday Oct 31st 2013

Maria Chavez & Doron Sadja
Anklepants / Föllakzoid / Gunter Schickert

@ NK Projekt
Elsenstr. 52 2HH 2Etage 12059 Berlin
More infos & links: nkprojekt.de

Born in Lima, Peru, Maria Chavez is mainly recognized in the art community as an improviser, curator and sound artist.
Her sound installations, visual objects and live turntable performances focus on the values of accidents and it’s unique, complicated possibilities with sound emitting machinery like the turntable.

Influenced by improvisation in contemporary art, her work expands outside of the sound world straddling different disciplines of interest. This year, Chavez wrote and illustrated her first book object entitled, Of Technique: Chance Procedures on Turntable. The book serves as a how-to manual for those interested in learning the abstract turntablism techniques that she developed with the turntable. This book is considered the first sound related release by Chavez since her solo album release in 2004.

Chavez also works as an independent sound art curator in NYC, collaborating with various organizations and art spaces, helping to produce events and festivals that present the latest of what is being shown in the sound art world. Being an independent curator helps to expand Maria’s artistic research when developing new projects for her own practice.

She was awarded the Jerome Foundation’s Emerging Artist Grant by New York’s Roulette Intermedium in 2008, and in 2009 she became a recipient of the Van Lier Fellowship by The Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund of the New York Community Trust. Maria was an artist in residence with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, the Clocktower and the DIA:Beacon Museum. She has worked with Christian Marclay and the Whitney Museum of American Art in NYC as part of Christian Marclay: FESTIVAL and has shared the stage with renowned artists such as: Pauline Oliveros; Thurston Moore; Lydia Lunch; Phill Niblock and Otomo Yoshihide.

Over the last decade, (Chavez) has pursued pristine and thoughtful turntablist work.” – The WIRE Magazine

Doron Sadja (1982) is a Brooklyn (USA) and Malmö (Sweden) based multimedia artist working primarily with multichannel spacialized sound – combining pristine electronics with lush romantic synthesizers, extreme frequencies, dense noise, and computer-enhanced acoustic instruments to create post-human, hyper-emotive sonic architecture. Doron has published music on 12k, ATAK, and Shinkoyo records, and has performed/shown video and installation work at Miami MOCA, D’amelio Terras Gallery, Cleveland Museum of Art, Issue Project Room, and Roulette amongst others. Sadja co-founded Shinkoyo Records and the West Nile experimental performance space in Brooklyn (RIP), and has curated various new music/sound festivals around NYC.

Doron Sadja gives life to music which is difficult, powerful, intense and delicate – all at the same time.” Touching Extremes
For Doron Sadja, out of the silence comes sound. And that sound builds into something magnificent.” Zaptown Magazine

Thursday Oct 31st 2013
Anklepants / Föllakzoid / Gunter Schickert

ANKLEPANTS aka Reecard farché_is a one man Mechanical facéd sound creature from the depths of the the Australian übergründé.

Anklepants is a perfect specimen.
His eyes nose facé and mouth are perfect.
Anklepants is a live electronic music machine,voice and input from many custom controllers and sensors tailored within his suit.

Föllakzoid began in Santiago, Chile from what they describe as the result of, “a product of a trance experience between friends, sort of a soul abduction in which they’ve been living since 2008.” The band is made up of multi-faceted artists: Juan Pablo (bass, vocals) is a producer of the Sangre Fresca Music Festival in Santiago, Diego (drums) is a photograher, Alfredo (synth) is an architect, and Domingo (guitar) is also a filmmaker who just premiered his first feature length movie “Partir to Live”. They believe that there is some sort of gravitational force that makes South America able to dialogue directly with other places, times, and dimensions. The band have all known each other from childhood in Santiago. They take their times recording albums, generally allowing two years in between perfecting their songs with their goal being to make something organic, that breaths on it’s own, which integrates into part of a separate, higher and bigger living organism.

This album shows the band growing an enormous amount as songwriters, focusing on more developed songs and structures. Throughout these five songs, Föllakzoid craft one of the finest kraut-rock record in years. Let them take you on a serpentine journey through their mystical Chilean land. Föllakzoid will be making their Us touring debut this spring.

Gunter Schickert Though his name barely registers among most of the Krautrock intelligentsia, Schickert was both prolific in the back scenes as well as being an important artist. Along with the better-known Achim Reichel, Schickert pioneered the echo guitar,on
his first record SAMTVOGEL ( Metronome/Brain ) where the repeated guitar tones create unique multi-layered textures that take the instrument quite beyond the ordinary.

In 1973 Schickert founded the trio GAM, with guitarist Axel Struck and percussionist Michael Leske, and with Schickert on guitar, vocals and trumpet this group created a unique sort of freaked-out space rock. GAM recorded some jam sessions in 1976, which were finally released on cassette in 1986 titled Gam 1976, and an unreleased album called Eiszeit in 1978.

At this time Schickert was also creating music for a theater company,(Teatro Mu, Hundertfleck ) and even performing live on stage in some of the productions. He also served as a roadie for electronic music pioneer Klaus Schulze, and sometimes played live with Schulze as well. Schickertís second solo album, ‹berf‰llig, came out in 1979 on Sky Records, this time with Charles Heuer on drums to augment Schickertís echo guitar textures.

In the 1980s Schickerts work in theater production continued, and he also took part in a couple of bands, No Zen Orchestra and Ziguri Ego Zoo. A third album under his own name, this one a completely solo effort with him on guitar, tapes, vocals, percussion, and trumpet, Kinder der Wildnis, from 1983 only came out on cassette, though it showed that Schickert was expanding into a wider range of musical styles. Another collection, Somnambul, was released in 1995 on CD with music from throughout the decade and a half before that. Though his recordings are few and hard to track down, especially the debut Samtvogel, Schickert is an innovative music creator who deserves more notice. In the meantime he recorded many tracks that are still waiting to be released, HaHeHiHo, Bamiyan Camel Recall and so on. There has been a rerelease of SAMTVOGEL in Spain, on Wah-Wah- Records in Barcelona that will be followed by a CD in this summer in the States on Important Records. He was invited by an american group called MASERATI for their tour in Germany and Prag.

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