[ 29. April 2015 ]

FRANKFURT A.M – Phonophon im Mai

Subject: Phonophon im Mai

Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2015

From: Phonophon

Der Verein zur Förderung von Phonographie und experimenteller Musik e.V.

freut sich auf folgende Konzerte:


29.04.2015: Unii (JP) – Pedro Lopes (P) – Tobias Schmitt (D)

Unii (JP)

Japan-based Unii is a sound artist and singer-songwriter. Her live

performances evoke an awkwardly beautiful and elegant soundscape that

brings into existence a slowed-down universe of whispery sing-speak,

delicate coos, multitracked echoes, reconstituted field recordings,

digital clicks and blips, tempered noise and unorthodox beats.

Unii -> Info


Unii -> Bandcamp


Pedro Lopes (P)

Pedro Lopes is a resident musician in Berlin, with a vast curriculum of

collaborations with people such as Reinhold Friedl, Dj Sniff, Carlos

Zíngaro, Gabriel Ferrandini, Pedro Sousa, and many others; furthermore,

its a path enriched by radio art works displayed at Transmediale,

Serralves Foundation, or Goethe Institut.

Pedro makes of his instrument, the turntable, a vessel for a

experimentation discourse, of analogue tone, often recurring to

amplifiers, DIY pressed records, modified needles and percussive

objects. Pedro Lopes is one the most interesting and innovative

representatives of the exploratory music of Portugal.

Pedro Lopes -> Info


Anschliessend Improvisation an Turntables/Laptop mit Pedro Lopes /

Tobias Schmitt

Tobias Schmitt -> Info



Institut für neue Medien (INM),Schmickstraße 18, 60314 Frankfurt –


Einlass 20:00, Beginn 20:30 – Eintritt: 7 Euro


12.05.2015: Helios & Hess (CH) – Sebastian Scherer (D)

Helios & Hess (CH)

The new project of Helios & Hess called “Lump” is about customs and

Swiss history. The two traditional terms – Reisläufer / Swiss

Mercenaries and Alpsegen / Alp Blessing – are set to music by Mike Reber

and Christoph Hess (Strotter Inst.). The two musicians work exclusively

with analogue equipment and field-recordings.The listener is taken on a

journey to another world of Swiss culture. The compositions by Helios &

Hess are based on analog instruments, manipulated turntables, loops,

sound-fragments and fieldrecordings. The tracks are lengthy and epic,

closer to weird storytelling than boring pop-songs.

Helios & Hess -> Info


Sebastian Scherer (D)

Scherer’s compositions oscillate between dub, drone, and 8-bit noise. In

KERBEROS, the subversion of vintage computing technology and traditions

of bass-music evokes claustrophobic, yet strangely familiar soundscapes

between subsonic jitter and intermittent data-bursts. This evolving

continuum is interspersed with samples of machinic fluctuations and

layers of resonant spaces. Complemented by dub-echoes and deteriorated

breakbeat remnants, an unsettling, but ultimately redemptive aesthetic


Sebastian Scherer -> Soundcloud



Institut für neue Medien (INM), Schmickstraße 18, 60314 Frankfurt –


Einlass 20:00, Beginn 20:30 – Eintritt: 7 Euro


27.05.2015: Eric Arn (USA) – Jung An Tagen (A) – HEXENEICHE (NL)

Eric Arn (USA)

American guitarist Eric Arn and his Primordial Undermind have mined the

farthest regions of avant-rock, free improv, drone and psychedelia for

over two decades. Arn began in the Crystalized Movements in the 1980s

(the band that spawned Magic Hour and the Major Stars) and rode with the

Undermind through residencies in California, Boston, and Austin, Texas

before settling in Vienna, Austria in 2005. Eric continues to perform

with the Undermind as well as solo, and as a member of Outer Vertex, the

Soft Power Ensemble of Vienna and the Vienna Improvisers Orchestra. He

released his first solo album, ‘Points of Fissure’, on Feathered Coyote

Records in 2013. In 2014 he has released ‘Alchemy in the West Country’,

a collaborative

album by Primordial Undermind and Thought Forms, as well as the premiere

release by Outer Vertex, an out-guitar duo with Christoph Weikinger (aka


Eric Arn -> Soundcloud


Primordial Undermind -> Soundcloud


Outer Vertex -> Soundcloud


Jung An Tagen (A)

Jung An Tagen is the primary music act operating within the VIV. Using

substractive synthesis and sampling techniques, Jung An Tagen builds

aleatoric arrays, repetitive figures & polyrhythmic moirés circulating

around distinctive timbres and haptic fragments, resulting in a vision

of morphing movements between high energy and zero gravity states.

Because of the synaesthesian nature of the VIV, Jung An Tagen is bound

very closely to a specific visual grammar and is intertwined with video

art, even though the performative settings are usually reduced to audio


In the past Stefan was mainly present with different bands & monikers on

labels like Not Not Fun, Blackest Rainbow or his own imprint SF

Broadcasts. He has recorded with musicians such as Tom Greenwood and

Didi Bruckmayr, toured Europe and America and shared the stage with

artists like Whitehouse and Faust. He has also worked on covers, posters

and other graphic works for different artists e.g. Kevin Drumm, and as

experimental video artist with videos screened at festivals and in

exhibitions around Europe. Due to different aliases and other

disorientation strategies, it’s not always easy to keep track, yet every

part of the puzzle follows a distinct aesthetic idea about subconscious

states, body & time interleavings and identity itself.

Virtual Institute Vienna -> Info


Virtual Institute Vienna -> Info



HEXENEICHE is a hybrid of some sorts: half Dutch, half American, mixing

individual baggage into something that combines the bleakness of

Northern Europe with the sensual heat of the American South. Both a

labour of love and a quest for progress, featuring a delicate layering

of tape loops into the infinite and spiking it up with rowdy beats.

Synths spitting out distant dubs from left of nowhere and a boy and a

girl trying to give it a meaning, to make some sense.

HEXENEICHE is a duo of Leilani Trowell and Steffan de Turck.

In 2014 they released ‘Boiler Room’, their first album on Dutch cassette

label Lage Landen Lawaai. Previous online recordings were released

online via netlabel Vatican Analog.



HEXENEICHE -> Bandcamp



Institut für neue Medien (INM),Schmickstraße 18, 60314 Frankfurt –

Einlass 20:00, Beginn 20:30 – Eintritt: 7 Euro

Außerdem freuen wir uns auf folgende Workshops:


16.05.2015: Workshop Build your own Kalimba by Yuri Landman

Build your own electric 12 thumb Kalimba in only 4 hours.

This kalimba variant has an enlarged tail piece with long tines that

create sounds reminicent to church bells. The instrument can be played

in the traditional way as well thought on the side with the short thumbs

sounding like Konono No.1 and other African music.

Price: 75 euro, 10 spots available.

You can register by sending an email to strateraser@gmail.com

(mailto:strateraser@gmail.com) .

Yuri Landman (1973) is an experimental instrument builder and musician

from the Netherlands. This will be the first workshop hosted by him in



Institut für neue Medien (INM), Schmickstraße 18, 60314 Frankfurt –


Workshop von 12:00 – 16:00 Uhr


16.05.2015: Workshop Build your own Home Swinger by Yuri Landman

Build your own electric Home Swinger in only 5 hours.

This electric strings instrument features 12 strings and a movable bar

that alters the sound of the strings in a nice atmospheric overtone

multiphonic (think of the sound of the early Sonic Youth/Glenn Branca)

Price: 125 euro, 15 spots available.

You can register by sending an email to strateraser@gmail.com

(mailto:strateraser@gmail.com) .

Yuri Landman (1973) is an experimental instrument builder and musician

from the Netherlands. This will be the first workshop hosted by him in


Workshop und Konzert -> Video



Institut für neue Medien (INM), Schmickstraße 18, 60314 Frankfurt –


Workshop von 17:00 – 22:00 Uhr


11.07.2015: DIY Synth & Fx Workshop mit Leaf Audio

Bau dir deinen eigenen DIY Snyth in einem Workshop mit Leaf Audio.

Die Maschine:

Bei dem Workshop könnt Ihr unseren Noise To Brain Adapter bauen, es ist

ein digitaler Synth im Chiptune-Style, sein Sound soll an alte

Spielekonsolen und Computergames erinnern. Er hat 12 Modi mit

unterschiedlichen Sounds und Funktionen (Liste und Video siehe unten).

Er verfügt über Gate & CV Eingänge, um ihn in analoge Synth-Setups



Etwas Löterfahrung ist Voraussetzung, man muß kein Profi sein aber

sollte schon mal erfolgreich gelötet haben. Wer hat, kann einen

Lötkolben mitbringen, wir werden auch welche vor Ort haben!


Workshop Gebühr insgesamt 80€.

Eine Anmeldung ist erforderlich und verbindlich!

Bitte meldet euch über die Leaf Audio Seite an, dort gibt es auch noch

mehr Informationen zum Synth:




Institut für neue Medien (INM), Schmickstraße 18, 60314 Frankfurt –


Workshop von 14:00 – 19:00 Uhr


Nächste Konzerte

22.06.2015: trabouliste/Schmitt (D) – Bruital Orgasme (BE)