[ 19. September 2011 ]

BERLIN – N.K. Berlin: Marcus Schmickler / Peter Ablinger / Alberto de Campo / Bill Kouligas / DJ Rumpsti Pumsti (Musik)

Von: Manuela Benetton
Datum: 19. September 2011 12:12:58 MESZ
Betreff: N.K. Berlin: Marcus Schmickler / Peter Ablinger / Alberto de
Campo / Bill Kouligas / DJ Rumpsti Pumsti (Musik)

sorry for x-posting

Saturday Sept 24th 2011, Doors 21:30 Concert 22:00
Marcus Schmickler / Peter Ablinger / Alberto de Campo / Bill
Kouligas / DJ Rumpsti Pumsti (Musik)

Marcus Schmickler is a composer and performer. He studied composition
and electronic music and since then has worked in the most diverse
fields of composed and improvised music. He has won numerous prizes
and honours and is closely associated with the Cologne label a-Musik.
As a composer along with his many works of electronic music, he works
with the ensemble recherche, the Staatskapelle Weimar, the
musikFabrik, the Paragon Ensemble, the Ensemble zeitkratzer and many
more. As a musician he works with musicians such as John Tilbury,
Thomas Lehn, Otomo Yoshihide, David Behrman, Claudio Bohorquez and
Julee Cruise. His discography so far consists of over 50 titles, and
he has been performing on the world’s stages and at international
festivals for years. He gives lectures and seminars and also works as
an author in the field of theatre, radio plays and film.

Peter Ablinger was born in Schwanenstadt, Austria in 1959. He began
studying graphic arts and was enthused by free jazz, but completed his
studies in composition with Gösta Neuwirth and Roman Haubenstock-
Ramati in Graz and Vienna. Since 1982 he has lived in Berlin, where he
has initiated and conducted numerous festivals and concerts. In 1988
he founded the Ensemble Zwischentöne. In 1993 he was a visiting
professor at the University of Music, Graz. He has been guest
conductor of ‘Klangforum Wien’, ‘United Berlin’ and the
‘Insel Musik Ensemble’. Since 1990 Peter Ablinger has worked as a
freelance musician. Peter Ablinger is one of the few artists today who
uses noise without any kind of symbolism – not as a signifier for
chaos, energy, entropy, disorder, or uproar; not for opposing
something, or being disobedient or destructive; not for everything,
for eternity, or for what-have-you. As in all these cases of music
deliberately involving noise, noise is the case, but for Ablinger:
this alone. Peter Ablinger has also come a long way in questioning the
nature of sound, time, and space (the components usually thought
central to music), and his findings have jeopardized and made dubious
conventions usually thought irrefutable. These insights pertain to
repetition and monotony, reduction and redundancy, density and
entropy. (Christian Scheib, edited by Bill Dietz)

Alberto de Campo has studied classical composition, jazz guitar, and
electronic music in Austria and the US. After working at UC Santa
Barbara, designing experimental software instruments with Curtis
Roads, he taught at Media Arts Academy Cologne, the Institute for
Electronic Music in Graz, and at TU Berlin. He held a professorship
for Music Informatics at Music University Duesseldorf, and currently
is Professor for Generative Art at Arts Univ. Berlin.
He plays with powerbooks_unplugged (just in time programming on mostly
unamplified laptops); improvisation groups with acoustic instruments
such as Quiet Noise Quartet, Syntopia Ensemble, and ad hoc
constellations; electronic music with BlippooHazard (four musicians
playing the Blippoo Box, a hardware synth by Rob Hordijk). Recent
projects include creating software instruments and sound installations
with Florian Hecker, e.g. ‘No Night No Day’ at Biennale Venice, and
AuditoryObjects (Bordeaux), and collaborating with Marcus Schmickler
and Carsten Goertz on “Bonner Durchmusterung”, a project involving
sonification und visualisation of atronomical data.

Bill Kouligas is a sound artist and designer, better known for his
solo project Family Battle Snake. He also runs the label PAN with
vinyl editions of electronic and experimental artists. His music
captures a variety of different sounds and time periods filtered
through an imaginary urban soundscape. Emerging through a noise
underground, ominous like a cloak of whispers, he now floats on a
plane ebbing and flowing between electronic tape music and gluey
entropicalia. With the use of analogue synth, tape manipulation and
electronics he employs warm drones and a musique concrete approach
through structured perspectives on a journey across time. Bill has
collaborated with the likes of C Spencer Yeh, Destroy All Monsters,
Sudden Infant, John Olson (Wolf Eyes), Joseph Hammer (LAFMS), Ralf
Wehowsky/RLW, Chris Corsano, Damo Suzuki, Christian Weber, Anla
Courtis, Astro, MV Carbon, Valerio Cosi, Birds of Delay and Kouhei
Matsunaga to name a few.

DJ Rumpsti Pumsti (Musik)

Elsenstr. 52/
2.Hinterhaus Etage 2
12059 Berlin Neukölln