Von: Farah Hatam
Datum: Fri, 4 Jun 2010 20:20:21 +0200
³Bell Field Praxis.²
Kenneth Atchley and John Bischoff will perform a live¹ set of
computer/electronic pieces, involving input sounds from small objects and
Two solo performances concluding with a duo.
Golden Fur is a trio comprising Samuel Dunscombe (clarinet/laptop) Judith
Hamann (violoncello) and James Rushford (keyboard/viola).
Bischoff will perform three recent pieces that project sound into a framed
space where details are highlighted and recycled as a context for further
JOHN BISCHOFF (b. 1949, San Francisco) has been active in the experimental
music scene in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 30 years as a composer,
performer, and teacher. He is known for his solo constructions in real-time
computer synthesis and the pioneering development of computer network music.
His performances around the US include NEW MUSIC AMERICA festivals in 1981
(SF) and 1989 (NYC), Lampo (Chicago), and the Beyond Music Festival (LA). He
has performed numerous times in Europe at such venues as the Festival
d¹Automne in Paris, Akademie der Knst in Berlin, Fylkingen in Stockholm,
and Tesla in Berlin. He was a founding member of the League of Automatic
Music Composers (1978) and he co-authored an article on the League¹s music
that appears in ³Foundations of Computer Music² (MIT Press 1985). He is also
a founding member of the network band The Hub that released a 3-CD set of
their work in 2007 titled ÒBoundary LayerÓ on Tzadik. In 1999 he received an
award from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts (NYC) in recognition of his
music. Recordings of his work are available on Artifact, 23Five, Tzadik, and
Lovely Music. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Music at Mills
College in Oakland, California.
K. Atchley presents laptop interpretations of digitally generated sound
waves and legacy field recordings that reflect and maintain the current of
absorbed thought and Fempirical romanticist leanings.
KENNETH ATCHLEY (b. 1954, Lebanon, TN) is a San Francisco Bay Area sound,
video, and installation artist who fashions and performs works ranging from
pure-tone and noise hymns to distortion-studded, electro-acoustic
devotionals. Much of his work from 1997 to 2005 included the use of
fountains and his current presentations continue to be informed by that work
Atchley¹s performances and works have been featured in venues and festivals
including Alternating the Medium (SF), San Francisco Electronic Music
Festival, The Kitchen (NYC), T.U.B.E (Munich), CEAIT (Redcat, Los Angeles),
Echo De Pensees (CCA, SF), Bang On A Can (NYC), CageFest (SF), Rachel
Atchley¹s CD of solo, electro-acoustic-noise works Fountains was released by
Auscultare Research. His duet Sealed Cantus with John Bischoff has been
released on Bischoff¹s 23Five CD Aperture. An interpretive score for 14251
was included in SoundVisions (published by PFAU Neue Musik, Germany, 2005).
The libretto of his opera Edision¹s Last Project(ION) and lyrics to the
choral work Lumiere de Main were published in the book the guests go in to
supper (Burning Books, USA). His article, ³An Introduction to the Operatic
Works of K. Atchley Including an In-Depth Discussion of an Original Opera
Titled Don Giovanni,² published in the Leonardo Music Journal. A profile of
his work appeared in the June, 2005 issue of The Wire (#256).
Golden Fur has quickly made a name for itself as a vibrant new ensemble that
fearlessly crosses musical boundaries to create compelling and complex, yet
inclusive, performance experiences. The trio recently completed their
2008/2009 debut concert series, commissioning and premiering works by
Australian composers Anthony Pateras, Marco Fusinato, Alexander Garsden and
Kate Neal. The series also featured world premieres of works by Jaap Blonk
and Phill, as well as Australian premieres of works by Klaus Lang, Thomas
Meadowcroft, Sam Hayden, Alvin Lucier and Jani Christou. In 2010, they will
give Australian premieres of works by Iancu Dumitrescu, and Ana-Maria
Avram, and world premieres of works by Cat Hope, David Chisholm, Robert
Ashley and Natasha Anderson.
Their improvised performances with strings and MaxMSP live-signal
processing, embrace a surprising fluidity of languages, drawn as much from
the contemporary classical, as from the experimental, concrète and
avant-garde musical realms.
Golden Fur has collaborated with performers such as Anthony Pateras, Deb
Kayser (Elision), Erkki Veltheim (Australian Chamber Orchestra, Elision),
Scott Tinkler (Australian Art Orchestra) and Thembi Soddell. Its members
have previously performed for the Melbourne International Arts Festival
(2006, 2007, 2008), Chamber Music Australia, Melbourne International Film
Festival (a collaboration with David Shea), New Music Network (Sydney), The
Melbourne International Biennale of Exploratory Music, and the What Is
Music? Festival. Golden Fur has also performed and recorded works by Helmut
Lachenmann, Sofia Gubaidulina, Morton Feldman, Luciano Berio, Giacinto
Scelsi, Liza Lim, Olivier Messiaen, Anestis Logothetis, Salvatore Sciarrino,
Iannis Xenakis, to name but a few.
Doors are open at 20:30h Concert 21:30
2 HH 2 Etage
12059 Berlin Neukölln