[ 24. Oktober 2011 ]

BERLIN – N.K. Berlin: Kasper Toeplitz / Duo Thomas Ankersmit & Valerio Tricoli

Von: Manuela Benetton
Datum: 24. Oktober 2011 18:16:49 MESZ
Betreff: N.K. Berlin: Kasper Toeplitz / Duo Thomas Ankersmit & Valerio

N.K. Berlin
Saturday Oct 29th 2011, 21:00 Door – 21.30 Concert
Kasper Toeplitz / Duo Thomas Ankersmit & Valerio Tricoli

Kasper Toeplitz is a composer, electric bass player and musician who
has developed his work in the no man’s land between “academic”
composition (orchestra, ensembles, opera) and electronic “new music”
or “noise music”.
Has won several prizes and distinctions ; 1st prize for orchestral
composition at the Besançon Festival, 1st prize at the “Opéra
autrement / centre Acanthes” competition, Villa Médicis Hors les Murs
(New York), grant Leonardo da Vinci (San Francisco) , Villa Kujoyama
(Kyoto), DAAD (Berlin).
Got numerous commissions from the French Governement, the radio and
from electronic studios such as Ircam, GRM , GMEM, CRFMW, EMS..
Works with experimental or unclassifiable musicians such as Zbigniew
Karkowski, Tetsuo Furudate, Dror Feiler, Art Zoyd, Eliane Radigue,
Phill Niblock, Ulrich Krieger, Stevie Wishart, Z’ev, othersŠŠ..
Some of his long-term groups or projects are LE DEPEUPLEUR (with
Zbigniew Karkowski), KERNEL (a trio of computer players), Basstaarang
(with Philippe Foch playing taarang), Ephémérides (bass & image by
Strom Varx). Has definitively integrated the computer into the very
heart of his work, as a tool of thought and composition, and as a live
instrument, hybridising more traditional instruments if necessary, or
working on the sheer electronic noise.

Thomas Ankersmit is a saxophonist, electronic musician and
installation artist based in Berlin and Amsterdam, who combines
abstract, intensely focused acoustic saxophone work with hyper-kinetic
analogue synth and computer improvisation. He also creates
installation pieces that use sound, infrasound and “modifications to
the acoustic characters of spaces” that disrupt the viewer/listener’s
perception of the exhibition space and their presence within it. He
frequently works together with New York minimalist Phill Niblock.
Other recent collaborators have included Kevin Drumm and Borbetomagus.

Valerio Tricoli is a Berlin-based composer, improviser, sound
installation artist, producer, sound engineer and curator bridging
musique concrète and conceptual forms of sound with a radical interest
in how reality, virtuality and memory relate to each other during the
acoustic event. He mostly uses analogue electronic devices (reel-to-
reel tape recorders, synthesizers, microphones, light effects,
ultrasonic speakers). The structure of the setup is ever-changing
however, seeking multiple relations between the performers, the device
and the space in which the event takes place. He is one of the
founders of 3/4HadBeenEliminated and the Bowindo label/collective.

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