Von: Manuela Benetton
Datum: 17. Januar 2012 15:37:17 MEZ
Betreff: NK: ANDREA BELFI/ CLIFFORD TORUS/ MARINOS KOUTSOMICHALIS///
JOHN DUNCAN, JOHN WIESE, ELI KESZLER, BILL KOULIGAS and JODI VISUALS –
% Made to Break
With apologies for cross-posting
UPCOMING CONCERTS AT NK – Berlin
Saturday Jan 21st Doors 21:30 Concert: 22:00
ANDREA BELFI/ CLIFFORD TORUS/ MARINOS KOUTSOMICHALIS
Andrea Belfi is a drummer, electroacoustic musician and composer. His
projects and collaborations extend to diverse musical fields, from
rock to electroacoustic experimentation, from avant-folk to radical
improvisation, from audio/visual performance to sound installation.
In his live set AB faces the audience with an essential drum set,
surrounded by synthesizers, a loop station, some contact microphones,
an harmonica and two small-size speakers. The acoustic elements and
the electronic ones mingle, intertwine and sometimes switch places:
the acoustic sounds are treated as they were electronic, and the
actual electronic ones are played at the very moment. Rhythmic
patterns go beyond the mere beat as AB shapes them in cycles, ever-
circling but ever-changing, both reassuring and surprising.
Clifford Torus is an embedded submanifold with Anders S. Hana- drums,
synths, vocs (Moha! & Ultralyd) & Leon T. Barnett- guitar, vocs
Marinos Koutsomichalis (b. Athens, Greece 1981) sound-artist,
composer. Active internationally in both academic and non academic
milieus, MK is being composing and performing exploratory sound (and
sometimes visual) art since the mid ’00s using a variety of mediums
– computers, programming languages, acoustic instruments / ensembles,
analogue electronics, loudspeakers, domestic appliances, environmental
sounds or photography amongst others. He is mainly interested in how
sonic/visual phenomena manifest in the space-time-consciousness
complex and how he can create aesthetically intriguing artworks based
on such manifestations as mediums in themselves. He has no interested
in expressing or representing anything – his art aims rather at
fulfilling space and at essentially stimulating one’ s state of being
instead.He has exhibited works of his worldwide in acclaimed
galleries, academias, festivals, churches, independent venues, etc. He
has collaborated with Z’EV, Francisco Lopez, Marc Behrens, Kasper T.
Toeplitz, Greg Haines, the Red Note Ensemble, N. Kyriazopoulos and
http://www.chocolateguns.com http://cliffordtorus.blogspot.com/ http://www.marinoskoutsomichalis.com
Sunday Jan 29 – Doors 19:00 Screenings 19:30 Concerts 21:00 SHARP!
The Immanent Lie: JOHN DUNCAN, JOHN WIESE, ELI KESZLER, BILL KOULIGAS
and JODI VISUALS –% Made to Break
Screenings by Rumpsti Pumsti (Musik) starting at 19:30
Concerts starting at 21:00 SHARP!
John Duncan portrays his work as a catalyst, inciting a transmission
of energy through which he seeks to compel the audience to actively
participate in the process of investigation and self-discovery. His
lengthy career of electroacoustic intensity and confrontational
performance art events is the result of rigorous investigations into a
number of arcane, metaphysical, and at times transgressive themes.
(Jim Haynes, The Wire)
The sonic works of John Wiese categorised as harsh noise create
feelings of unease in even the most seasoned experimental music
audience. They can be recognised by their constant, idiosyncratic and
unpredictable changes in dynamics – from total loudness to absolute
silence – and cuts between drastically different sound materials.
Eli Keszler is a composer, artist and multi-instrumentalist based in
New York City. In performance, he often plays drums, bowed crotales
and guitar in conjunction with his installations. In his ensemble
compositions, he uses extended strings, motors, crotales, horns and
mechanical devices to create his sound, balancing intense harmonic
formations with acoustic sustain, fast jarring rhythm, mechanical
propulsion, dense textures and detailed visual presentations.
Bill Kouligas is a sound artist, composer and designer who also runs
the sound art label PAN. He has collaborated with the likes of Joseph
Hammer, Destroy All Monsters, C Spencer Yeh, John Olson, Christian
Weber, Chris Corsano, RLW, Kouhei Matsunaga among others.
Dirk Paesmans is a part of the Jodi collective together with Joan
Heemskerk, and has since the mid-1990s been creating original artworks
for the World Wide Web.
http://elikeszler.com/ http://folksomy.net/ytct http://johnduncan.org http://www.john-wiese.com
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