From: Manuela Benetton
Date: Sun, 4 Sep 2011 15:38:56 +0200
Subject: N.K. Berlin: GHÉDALIA TAZARTÈS//CHRIS CORSANO & DENNIS TYFUS//
N.K. Berlin – Tuesday, September 13th 2011
Doors 21.00 – Concert 22.00 sharp!
GHÉDALIA TAZARTÈS//CHRIS CORSANO & DENNIS TYFUS//DRACULA LEWIS
French cult artist Ghédalia Tazartès is an uncompromising character
who defies categorization. He recorded alone a dozen of albums,
calling his way of working “Impromuz” for lack of a better term. His
public appearances remain exceptional events. Ghédalia Tazartès’ music
has always been a mystery. It switches from musique concrète to –
existing or invented – ethnic music, from poetry to noise, or from
loops and collages to sad and extremely beautiful tunes in a second,
but it constantly is in flux and coherent.
For this event he will do an exclusive performance of the “HAXAN”
SOUNDTRACK (cinemix). Häxan is a documentary about the history of
witchcraft, told in a variety of styles, from illustrated slideshow to
dramatized events of alleged real-life events, right up to the early
twentieth century (when the film was made, in 1922). Benjamin
Christensen’s legendary film uses a series of dramatic vignettes to
explore the scientific hypothesis that the witches of the Middle Ages
suffered the same hysteria as turn-of-the-century psychiatric patients.
Tazartes’ shamanic voice and talent for incantation make for a unique
and frightening experience.
Chris Corsano & Dennis Tyfus
First spellbound by free improvised music in the mid ’90s after
witnessing performances by TEST, William Parker, Cecil Taylor and
others, Corsano began a long-standing high-energy partnership with
Paul Flaherty in 1998. A move from western Massachusetts, USA to the
UK in 2005 led Corsano to develop an expanded solo percussion music of
his own, incorporating sax reeds, violin strings and bows, pot lids,
adhesive tape and other household devices into his drum kit. Moving
back to the U.S. in 2009, he’s returned to his own projects, most
notably a duo with Michael Flower, Rangda (with Sir Richard Bishop and
Ben Chasny) and his solo work, now revamped to include synthesizers
and contact mics in addition to his drum kit and home-made acoustic
instruments. He’s also worked with, among others: Evan Parker & John
Edwards, Jim O’Rourke, Paul Dunmall, Nels Cline, Jessica Rylan,
Jandek, Sunburned Hand Of Man, MV&EE, Vampire Belt, Joe McPhee and
Thurston Moore & Wally Shoup.
At this event, Corsano pairs with another many-tendrilled talent in
the form of Belgian maverick Dennis Tyfus. The visual artist, free
noise purveyor and Ultra Eczema label boss Tyfus has his own unique
approach to, well, everything.
Dark, lo-fi aggressive electronics with weird field recordings but
also a spacey melodic sound that came up from this maelström. Dracula
Lewis is one of the best hidden secrets from Europe. He has spent a
long time traveling all over the world and has also released records
on No Fun Production (split w/ Ducktails) and his own Hundebiss Records.
2.Hinterhaus Etage 2
12059 Berlin Neukölln
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