MOOZAK FESTIVAL 2012
The second editon of MOOZAK FESTIVAL on September 21st/22nd, 2012 offers a carefully curated profile of contemporary dynamics in the fields of experimental audio-, video- and installation art. This year's focus lies - beside 10 selected audio-visual live concerts - on a bigger exhibition area to present audio- and videoinstallations as well as New Media Art in an appealing way.
At the gateways between media related art beautiful synergies arise and the visitors will be lead to new ways of perception. To help making this special experience complete, we decided once again to choose Media Opera (Rinderhalle Neu Marx), a recently renovated old cattle hall in the heart of vienna, as our unique venue.
entrance: 7pm (CET)
start live concerts: 8pm (CET)
djs from 1am (CET)
one day ticket (friday/saturday): 15 € (at the doors) / 13€ (presale)
festival pass: 25€ (at the doors) / 23€ (presale)
LIVE CONCERTS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21st
8 pm: PANGEA (ES) live
9 pm: MAD (MICHAEL FISCHER, ALESSANDRO VICARD, DIDI KERN, AT/IT) live
10 pm: BERNHARD LOIBNER & DIDI BRUCKMAYR (AT) live
11 pm: TATTERED KAYLOR (AU) live / moozak #05 album presentation
12 pm: THE OSCILLATION (GB) live
1 am: A NURSE CALLED MIKE (FUTURE ECHO, AT) dj set
PANGEA - biography
Juan Antonio Nieto (aka Pangea) is a sound artist from Spain, whose work has been released by different labels such as Trente Oiseaux, Mandorla, Experimedia, Electronic Musik, Impulsive Habitat, Idiosyncratics, Amp-recs, Test Tube. Pangea has collaborated with some of the most prestigious avant-garde artists of the world examples being Brazilian classical composer Leo Alves Vieira working with string quartets, the Japanese author Kenji Siratori who has voiced his compositions and Igor Jovanovic. His release with David Velez was considered the best album of 2007 by the journal Earlabs. His music has been included in art installations in the Circulo de Bellas Artes de Madrid, the Cultural Center of Spain in Buenos Aires, Festival Fuga lab, Cinetone and the Abstracta cinema festival of Rome.
Juan Antonio is also member of Freddy Moulard's Hypermodern group. A free improvisation projet that include artists like Frank Vigroux, Le Quan Ninh and Han Bennink among others. Pangea has performed in several European and American cities.
MAD (Michael Fischer, Alessandro Vicard, Didi Kern, AT/IT)
Didi Bruckmayer + Bernhard Loibner (AT)
The starting point for the performance of Didi Bruckmayr and Bernhard Loibner is the human voice – respectively the way Didi Bruckmay uses it. In 2009 he attended a weeklong special training in Rome. He learned to enter a state of trance, free of fears and constraints, following his intuition, where he is able to subconsciously sing and act. He talks and sings in peculiar languages, crosses subconscious acoustic landscapes, without any sense for space and time.
Bernhard Loibner picks this raw material up and tries to re-contextualize it. Utilizing his custom computer instrument the voice gets processed, alienated, decelerated, accelerated, fragmented, destroyed, newly assembled and distributed to several speakers. The output of this sonic particle accelerator itself is the base for Bruckmayr’s further vocal activity – a musical-cybernetic system with an uncertain end.
This tour along the verge of the musical spectrum is supported by the visual intervention. Sound and visuals together form an expression and effective instrument for a tour across the edges of the human mind. That’s where uncertainty is waiting.
DIDI BRUCKMAYR - biography
PhD in economy. performance and multimedia artist, actor. Touring the international clubs and festivals solo or with his performance group Fuckhead since 1985 (Siggraph, Club Transmediale, Ars Electronica, Wien Modern, Meltdown etc.).
BERNHARD LOIBNER - biography
Composer, electronic musician and media artist from Vienna, Austria. His musical
compositions are characterized by the use of live electronics and computers as unique instruments based on custom software. Releases on Vinyl, CD and DVD. Throughout the last 15 years numerous live concerts, performances and screenings all over the world.
Tattered Kaylor (AU)
The official european release presentation of MOOZAK #005 (Tattered Kaylor - Selected Realities) will be held at the second edition of MOOZAK FESTIVAL on September 21st/22nd, 2012. Tessa Elieff aka Tatterred Kaylor will present a special 5.1 surround sound concert which will definetly sharpen all listeners perception. MOOZAK #005 (also included in a festival nice price package!) - and all other MOOZAK/KAZOOM releases so far - will be available at the festival's merchandise table.
TATTERED KAYLOR - biography
Tessa Elieff's work stems from her fascination with our sonic environment. Her live performance explores relationships between sound, space, time and perception via processed field recordings and multi-speaker systems in custom surround sound formations. Methods utilized in her work draw on concepts of the Acousmonium, with favoured tools for sculpting sounds including architectural cavities (manmade and natural), sonic/spatial memory, concrete, steel, stone and controlled systems of diffusion.
As curator, Tessa has directed and organised a number of events dedicated to Sound and New Media Art. These events have included collaborative works between professional and emerging Australian Sound Artists, live acousmatic concerts, New Media Art showcases, master-class workshops and temporary inner city workspace sound studios.
In 2011 Tessa received the Inhabit International Residency from Punctum Arts and Arts Victoria, to work and research at the "Abbaye de Noirlac" (France) (http://www.abbayedenoirlac.com/). In 2010 she received the Seed Pod sponsorship and Live Arts Incubator from Punctum Arts, whilst also being invited to direct and curate for Australia's esteemed Sound Arts Festival, 'Liquid Architecture' (http://www.liquidarchitecture.org.au).
The Oscillation (GB)
Veering between krautrock edginess and bittersweet pop melancholia, droning medicated tones and noise driven no wave fuzz, The Oscillation recalls the kosmische musik of Neu! and Tangerine Dream interpreted with an eye on Pil’s dubbed out punk funk, Miles Davis’ experimentalism and Spacemen 3′s strung out blues rock.
Beginning in 2008 as the solo project of Demian Castellanos, when DC Recordings released the debut “Out Of Phase”, The Oscillation quickly expanded into a formidable live force. The enlarged ensemble has featured numerous different musicians plus the live visual manipulations of film maker Julian Hand.
After a long period of touring and journeying through sonic wildernesses the band released “Veils” in 2011 on the DIY All Time Low imprint. The period following this has seen them in the ascendancy, honing their live shows and sharing stages with the likes of Silver Apples, Trans Am, Wooden Shjips, The Legendary Pink Dots, Moon Duo, Zombie Zombie, Beak, Anika and many more, which more or less brings them to the present – a fiercely independent musical force who are gestating their third album and preparing further excursions into their own unique spectrum of sonic experience.
On June 20th, 2012 The Oscillation plaid their very first live show in Austria at the 57th edition of Klub Moozak at Vienna's Fluc. Now we are happy that they gonna return for another psychedelic live extravaganza for the second edition of moozak festival, which is held in an old viennese cattle hall (Rinderhalle Neu Marx)
“A vast shiny beast of hypnotic, gig-shaking rhythms and riffs” MOJO
“This really shouldn’t work, but its fantastic…” The Guardian
“In a related story my cat just became a mother of five.” Lowdown (Album Of The Issue)
“A shimmering, shoe gazing, underground classic” DJ Magazine
“Hello new addiction” Vice Magazine
A Nurse Called Mike (Future Echo, AT)
Michael Giebl aka A Nurse Called Mike contributes to the Future Echo clubnights, the Vienna Decay network and the skug magazine.
LIVE CONCERTS SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 22nd
8 pm: LASSE MARC RIEK (GER) live
9 pm: WOLFGANG FUCHS (AT) live
10 pm: HATORI YUMI (IT) live
11 pm: ELECTRIC INDIGO (AT) live
12 pm: FIIUM SHAARRK (GB/AT) live
1 am: PAUL RAAL (AT) dj set
Lasse-Marc Riek (GER)
Soundscape Rhine - From the source to Karlsruhe
The Rhine and its surroundings were and are available as an integral composition.
Over the past three years Siefert and Riek recorded the sound of the Rhine at different locations and seasons acoustically and visually. Each unique landscape produces a sound, whether over or under water. The Rhine sounds not only like water that is flowing and standing, the Rhine also sounds like animals and humans who live, work, move and rest near the river. In addition to the sound of the present, Riek and Siefert were also looking for the sound of the past: Hearing back in something which lasted, pre listening in what is about to come.
From this context, the debate of spatial sound and the sound of the Rhine itself arose. Lasse-Marc Rieks formal access to the soundscapes intends to put himself as an artist behind the recordings made, not before them. The focus of his artistic practice is the unedited audio recording of a particular situation.
Basically, the recorded raw material is at the same time the finished work of the artist. Therefore the focus of the work of Lasse-Marc Riek shifted to the secluded conceptual planning.
Questions arise of what is recorded how and how the recorded material is presented to the audience. Thus, auditory characteristics of different places that are usually ignored, are made present and possible to experience by contrasting the sound recordings. The advanced technical equipment makes it possible to record sound(scapes), which cannot be perceived by the human ear. With the help of ultrasonic sensors, underwater- and directional microphones, people a made aware of not only their auditory environment but also of their non-auditory environment. These tools allow Riek to make sounds to be heard, which were yet unheard by a broader public and to experience our acoustic environment from an unknown site.
In this case, the nature of an approximately 1233 km long river in Germany.
LASSE-MARC RIEK - biography
Lasse-Marc Riek, born 1975 in Germany, uses different forms of expression in his producing. His works are interdisciplinary and can be conceived as groups of works of both visual art (action and conceptual art) and
sound art. His art of sound can be described in terms such as ‘acoustic ecology’, ‘bio-acoustics’ and ‘public recording’.
Here, Riek uses acoustic field recordings, storing them with different recording media, editing, archiving and presenting
them in different contexts.
Riek also founded the organisation "Gruenrekorder" with the aim of promoting experimental music and phonography. Beside more than 100 official releases, Gruenrekorder also organises events, lectures, publications and exhibitions as well as special artistic projects.
Wolfgang Fuchs (AT)
A pseudo-acousmatic shadowplay by Wolfgang Fuchs that re-animates the
seemingly dead laptop-mono-culture with self irony and boredom, at first
This very special performance is ment for contemporaries willing to sharpen their senses for some basic and nice acoustic adventures. It's a carneval for both the ear and the eye.
WOLFGANG FUCHS - biography
Fuchs started using recordplayers as live-instruments in the late 90s after some
intense years playing electric bass in the fields of crossover-rock. The
birth of the improv-duo "das fax mattinger" - together with Alex Wallner
on guitar - and moving from Linz to Vienna right after the millenium-turn
pushed the active and passive experience with "new" music in all terms.
First onstage-confrontations with e.g. Arnold "noid" Haberl, dieb13, Noel
Akchote, Michael Fischer, Hannes Raffaseder were established, gigs at
several venues and festivals followed, including Kaleidophon/Ulrichsberg,
Konfrontationen/Nickelsdorf, Turning Sounds/Warsaw, Transart/Bolzano,
Komponistenforum/Mittersill, Phonotaktik/Vienna, Saptamana Muzicii
The introduction to the world of contemporary composer bernhard lang
opened the doors to concert halls, highlighted by the successful
performance of the music-theater-pieces "I Hate Mozart" and "Montezuma".
(Co-)Releases include CD(-R)s, Cassettes and Vinyl on labels like Col
Legno, Entr'acte, Longbox Recordings, Interstellar Records, Transacoustic
Research, Klanggalerie, Einklang Records.
Currently living, loving and working in Linz.
Hatori Yumi (IT)
length: 28 minutes approximatly
Every moment of our own life is immersed in noise. We can be disturbed if we are not paying attention, but at the same time an interest can arouse in us. In “RawData” noises and sounds are generated from images, text or any file that you can find inside a PC. The sounds are processed and combined together to create rhythm patterns and unusual sounds. The architecture of sound does not comply with formal written laws and tries to dissolve in a continuous abstract research.
HATORI YUMI - biography
Hatori Yumi was born in 1984 in Palermo where he lives and works. He studied Music History and has graduated with a thesis on the “Sound structure of Euripide’s Bacchants”. Furthermore he is completing his studies in musicology in Palermo. His master thesis investigates the possibilities of interaction between soundscape and new technologies.
Yumi evolved as a bassist and guitarist in different bands - from noise-rock to electro-punk outfits - before buying a midi-controller and moving on to electronic music.
Beside having organized several important events, including the international festival MainOFF, he is part of BrusioNetLabel (http://www.brusionetlabel.net/), a well known label for experimental music from Palermo.
Yumi took part in various national and international festivals for electronic and electro-acoustic music:
LPM 2011, Live! IXem2011, PuntoyRaya Festival, the Flussi Festival and InTouch Festival sharing the stage with artists like Kangding Ray, Stephan Mathieu, Marc Behrens, Oval and many more.
Electric Indigo (AT)
RRHONFEER-RRHEFNEOR – a piece on language and space
Based on her composition for hoergeREDE series in May 2012, Electric Indigo will deconstruct passages of Valerie Fritsch's text "Die Fernrohre der Träumer" and reassemble derivative sounds made entirely from the author's voice reading her own words. Beyond that, she will record the specific reverberation of the space where the piece will be performed and use these recordings to build chorale layers as an enhancement and reflection of the location's acoustical properties. The deliberate spatial placement of the musical elements using 5 channels is a constitutive criteria of this composition.
ELECTRIC INDIGO - biography
Electric Indigo, DJ, composer, musician, has performed in 35 countries across Europe, Asia, and the Americas. Her name stands for the intelligent and discrete interpretation of Techno and electronic music. Her distinguished DJ-sets are characterized by a wide variety with a clarity of vision, and a depth that only comes from a deep understanding of the music and the art of the DJ. As a composer and musician, she emphasizes the spatial-temporal placement of subtly textured sounds. She received the "outstanding artist award Musik 2012" in the field of electronic music and computer music from the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture.
Currently, Electric Indigo works on two new EPs with her fellow Irradiation for TEMP-Records and prepares two new works, one of them together with Burkhard Stangl, for Wien Modern in cooperation with e_may Festival in October 2012.
Electric Indigo started her DJ career in Vienna 1989 and lived in Berlin for three years [1993-1996] to work at the legendary Hard Wax record store. In those years, she also began to produce her own music, first releases came out in 1993. In 1998, Electric Indigo created female:pressure, an international database and network for female DJs, producers, and visual artists in the fields of electronic music that was awarded with an honorary mention at Prix Ars Electronica 2009. In 2002, she discovered her passion for experimental music and started to play live. Meanwhile, she gives concerts in the realms of avant-garde as well as club music. Institutions like the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, the University of Fine Arts Vienna, and the University of Applied Arts Vienna commonly invite Electric Indigo as a guest lecturer. She presents a monthly live DJ mix for http://rts.fm.
Important works in recent years comprise compositions for the Austrian pavilion at the Expo 2010, for the theater play "Das kleine Zimmer am Ende der Treppe" 2011, her 4 channel piece "Structuring Contours" – premiere at Klangspuren Festival 2011, her first multi-channel sound installation "Vibrate Space" at Coded Cultures Festival 2011, and the 5-channel-composition "Die Fernrohre der Träumer", performed together with author Valerie Fritsch at hoergeREDE Graz, Austria, in May 2012.
Fiium Shaarrk (UK/AT)
Fiium Shaarrk is a brand new trio featuring the mesmeric drumming of Rudi
Fischerlehner, the virtuosic talents of percussionist Maurizio Ravalico and the
electronic wizardry of Sam Britton (aka Isambard Khroustaliov) of electronica
Fiium Shaarrk’s forthcoming debut album, No Fiction Now!, is a tour de force of
intense, dynamic percussion, cerebral dance influenced rhythms and vivid, colourful electronica. No Fiction Now! is a fascinating and visionary collision between the fragile, visceral textures of Warp electronica legends such as Autechre and Aphex Twin, the groove led, percussively dynamic explorations of boundary pushing rock acts such as Battles and Health and the wayward, maverick intensity of 20th century composers such as Xenakis and Stockhausen. Fiium Shaarrk use
rhythms from across the world, from dubstep to maracatu, jungle to house, FS fuse
seemingly disparate influences into a rich tapestry of modern, drum led electronica.
Akin to the world beat, post jazz musings of fellow experimentalists Four Tet and
Caribou, the music of Fiium Shaarrk is simultaneously hypnotic, engaging,
beguiling and dance-able. No Fiction Now! is one of the most significant albums of its kind of the last decade.
No Fiction Now! was recorded almost immediately following a week of intense
rehearsals in a spooky, half abandoned studio in Berlin. A collision of structured
improvisation and wild, free form, groove led sound collages, NFN! is a musical
whirlwind of spontaneous creativity that was only possible after years spent by the
players perfecting their craft.
No Fiction Now! was recorded and produced using bespoke beat detection and
triggering software built in MaxMSP which enables computers and human played
percussion to interact in a complex, bi-directional manner, circumventing the need
for click tracks or standard pulses. The machines move with the drummers.
No Fiction Now! will be released in autumn 2012 as Limited Edition CD & Digital Release (NOT024) by trailblazing London based experimental/ambient/electronic/nu jazz label du jour Not Applicable (http://www.not-applicable.org).
FIIUM SHAARRK – biographies
Isambard Khroustaliov is the solo alias of Sam Britton from the electronic group
Icarus. Sam trained as an architect at the Architectural Association in London, but
took up music full time after securing a recording contract as an undergraduate.
Since 1997 he has recorded and released music for a number of independent
electronic music labels in the UK and the US (Output Recordings, Temporary
Residence, Domino and The Leaf Label) and continues to perform as Icarus (with
Ollie Bown) all over Europe. His interest in the relationship between electronic music and instrumental performance has led him to study at IRCAM, undertake a PhD withRichard Barrett and pursue research in residence at STEIM.
Maurizio Ravalico has been living and working in London since 1991. His list of
collaborations is probably the best index of his eclecticism and versatility as a
percussionist; among them: Jamiroquai, Paul McCartney, Jesus Alemani, Snowboy, Alex Wilson, Dennis Rollins, Greg Osby, Kaidi Tatham, Dego McFarland, Finn Peters, Dele Sosimi, John Edwards, Steve Beresford, Oren Marshall, Shabaka Huchkins, Andrea Parkins, and the choreographers Lea Anderson, Bill T.Jones, Maja Garcìa and Jane Turner. A long-term collaborator with Isambard Khroustaliov, with whom he has released two duo albums, he is also an intermittent presence in the improv and experimental music scene of Berlin, where he has spent a fair deal of time in the last few years. Most of his recent works were released on Not Applicable.
Rudi Fischerlehner works as a drummer and composer in the fields between rock,
jazz, improvised and experimental music and performs regularly with his bands Blisk and Rupp/Müller/Fischerlehner. He is also involved with artists as diverse as Pinx, Erste Stufe Haifisch, Peter Van Huffel´s Gorilla Mask, Andreas Willers, Dominique Pifarely, Tom Arthurs and Bonaparte. Projects in which he features are often invited to important festivals and clubs worldwide and featured on radio programmes such as Ö1, BBC Radio 3 and Deutschlandfunk. He has also produced soundtracks for films by Johanna Kirsch, Katrin Plavcak, Helmut and Johanna Kandl, which are regularly shown in galleries and museums all over Europe. He lives in Berlin and Vienna.
EXHIBITION AREA - ARTIST OVERVIEW
Stefan Geissler/Walter Seidl/Elfriede Jelinek(AT)
"Untitled (Galotti)" is - after "FLUCtuate" and "beyond darkness" - the third work of the collaboration between stefan geissler and Walter Seidl. Based on a slide-show created by walter seidl on the occasion of a new staging of gotthold ephraim lessing‘s "emilia galotti" at schauspielhaus graz in 2004, the work has turned into a photo-sound-installtion with additional text and voice-over by Elfriede Jelinek and music by Stefan Geissler. The original b/w slide-show-installation is dealing with various forms of "staging reality." The idea, which developed in the course of the project, was to react on the production of the play and its staging by swiss director Gian Manuel Rau. Starting with photographs from the rehearsals and the specific adaptation of a historical play in the present, the slide installation features the parallel universe of a narration, which derived from the contents of Lessing´s play and the contemporaneousness of a theatrical and personally lived reality. Apart from the actors in the play, the main protagonists in the photographs are friends, whose social environment has been transformed into a stage set, and their actions synchronized in accordance with the issues raised in Lessing's play. The director's decision to include a monologue on Emilia Galotti by Elfriede Jelinek also transcends into the artistic work and its reflection of the represented female characters. Parts of the soundtrack of "untitled (galotti)" can be found as a track of its own: "sequenz 03" on the various-artists's-compilation "klingt.org: 10 jahre bessere farben" released in 2010.
photos: walter seidl
voice-over: elfriede jelinek
music: stefan geissler
production: stefan geissler, walter seidl
STEFAN GEISSLER/WALTER SEIDL – biographies
Stefan Geissler, who lives in Vienna, is a musician, dj and collaborator of several visual artists. Walter Seidl is an artist working with photography, a curator and a dj. He lives in Vienna.
Hui Ye (AT)
HUI YE - biography
Hui Ye was born in 1981 in Canton / China, and began to study composition at the Xinghai Music School in 1997. In 2000, she moved to the Xinghai Conservatory in order to study electronic music and composition. Since 2003 she is living in Vienna. First, she started to study composition at the Vienna Conservatory under Prof. Wolfgang Liebhart. In fall 2004, she finally began to study composition at the University of Music and Dramatic Arts in Vienna. In 2006 she completed the first stage of study with honors and began her second period of study in the direction of composition and electroacoustic composition in the class Müller-Siemens, Dieter Kaufmann, Toro-Perez and Karlheinz Essl. In 2007 she was awarded the Theodor Körner Foundation. She is currently working as a composer and electro-acoustic musician and has her main focus of life in Vienna.
Bartholomäus Traubeck (AT)
The videoloop is a recording of a virtual and parallel expedition to both the geographic north and south pole undertaken via the computer on my office desk. Being online not only gives me the feeling I can go anywhere in the world in a blink of the eye but it also creates the illusion of ubiquity, enabling me to be everywhere at the same time. Yet there is no location on the whole planet I spend more time in than in front of my screen, while the earth's digital representation and the modes of interacting with it are far from perfect and focused on small, highly developed areas. When a Google Street View car for example drives by my house and digitizes the neigbourhood it draws heavily on pre-existing, localized infrastructural networks like roads, power grid, pipelines etc. which were all built by people spending big amounts of time on their construction. The internet itself in fact relies on these same infrastructures, a fact which resurfaces into common perception every time an intercontinental deep sea cable is being damaged cutting off the internet connection of whole countries. So this illusion of ubiquity and losing yourself on the internet actually relies on physical objects and people being in exactly one certain place at a time.
BARTHOLOMÄUS TRAUBECK - biography
1987 Born in Munich
2007 - 2010 Bachelor of Arts in Multimediaart, University of Applied Sciences Salzburg
Since 2010 MA Student in Visual Communication at University of Arts in Linz
Since 2012 MA Student in Networked Media at Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam
Grants, Prizes and Residencies:
Artist in Residence at Subnet, Salzburg, 2009
Artist in Residence in Paliano/Italy, 2011
(Salzburg Foreign Studio Grant)
Artist in Residence at Subnet, Salzburg, 2012
Salzburger Landespreis Medienkunst 2010
(Salzburg Media Art Award 2010)
selected Exhibitions, Screenings & Performances:
Jahresausstellung, Kontrapunkt e.V., Munich, Germany
Soirée Electronique, Roter Krebs, Linz, Austria
BasedinBerlin, MultiLayerLaden, Berlin, Germany
Veilchen (UdK), Uferhallen, Berlin, Germany
Faux Images, LEAP, Berlin, Germany
Wupwup plays Transart, Ex-Alumix, Bolzano, Italy
Chaos Creates Structure, Galerie pro arte, Hallein, Austria
Does a one legged duck swim in circles?,
Vienna Gallery Weekend, Galerie Lisa Ruyter, Vienna, Austria
Tracksandvisuals, Leokino, Innsbruck, Austria
Unlike Art, Unlike Us 2, Institute of Network Cultures, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Fiber-Festival, Trouw, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Dust, Laboratoria, Moscow, Russia
TonArt, City Gallery, Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany
Earth&Sky, Telus Spark Science Center, Calgary, Canada
Schlossmediale Werdenberg, Werdenberg, Switzerland
Touch, Musée de la main & Mudac, Lausanne, Switzerland
Gnad en Walzae, #aa15, Autark, Innsbruck
Untitled 7“, Superior Standards, London
Burkhard Friedrich (AT)
BURKHARD FRIEDRICH - biography
Burkhard Friedrichs music hunts down the spectra of sound and its combinations into their subtlest shades and hues. His music penetrates microstructures of sound, discovers sound worlds of unknown measurements and explores in a most sensitive and differenciated way their spaces.
So Burkhard Friedrich's music shows an uncomparable vitality and enjoyment of sound, combined with a razor-sharp analytic view, which is not very often to be found amongst contemporary composers.
Urkuma is Stefano De Santis, born in the Southeast part of Italy, in the region of Salento (Finisterrae). Starting his artistic career as a playwright (the name of Urkuma's web-site, sanfocahotel.com, is the title of a surrealistic plot about the problem of refugees), he later developed his unique musical approach to translate his theatre concepts into sound.
The word "urkuma" is an idiomatic expression specific to De Santis' home region of Salento and expresses the opposite to the Buddhist concept of nirvana: entropic-anarchic-heterogeneous.
Live, Urkuma is prone to make use of anything within his reach, including laptop, small electronic devices, clarinet, effects, vocal, home-built instruments, tapes, feedback-boxes and everything that is possible to rape.
Dorina Dobnig (AT/NO)
installation: Dorina Dobnig (AT/NO)
in cooperation with:
picture: Arne Langleite (NO)
soundscape: Gerald Krist (AT)
dance: Kristian Alm (NO).
”7th day of my stay in prison Møllergate 19. Thursday, february 10th.
Two interrogations. Whiped. I have betrayed H. I am weak. I have a sheer terror of pain. But no fear of death.
Left to himself and his inner torments, the Norwegian resistance fighter Petter Moen attempted a search for meaning. With the limited resources available to him in solitary confinement in the notorious police prison Møllergaten 19, he begins to write to keep his tortured thoughts in check and understand what is happening to him.
Point by point letters, words and sentences arise, with unbelievable patience engraved with a nail in toilet paper, each sheet carefully numbered and hidden in the ventilation shaft. Petter Moen's diary, found by chance after the war during the demolition of the cell block and released as a testimony of one of countless individual stories, mercilessly reveals the secret thoughts of a man in utter despair.
What remains is flotsam and jetsam of the past.
Half installation, half dream landscape, "autogamy 1" covers the boundaries between infinite inner worlds and the limited finite space which keeps us. The single cell, which is free of the built structure, keeps the scene of Petter Moen's inner world of experience hidden in its gloom. The human being Petter Moen however, is only to be sensed shadowy as compacted and fragmented movement in the room and merges - caught forever - with the absolute space of the cell.
"The enemy wants the spirit to die in a single cell, but the spirit fertilizes itself and survives. The body, however, ... "
Phil Stearns (US)
PHIL STEARNS - biography
Phillip Stearns creates at the intersection of art, philosophy, and science, drawing upon a variety of disciplines including sound installation, music performance and composition, video, circuit sculpture, photography, and conceptual art. Deconstruction, dissection, and reconfiguration are methods he commonly employs in his hands-on approach to creating works with materials ranging from electronic objects, biological systems, images, light, video, and sound. His process is aimed at revealing hidden macrocosms of potential, new materials for expression, and new paths for inquiries into understanding the state of things. In his work with technology, the machine is understood as the living manifestation of human intentions where the development and application of our technologies, machines and tools reveals our desires and dreams—both conscious and unconscious.
Phillip Stearns aka Pixel Form received his MFA in music composition and integrated media from the California Institute of Arts in 2007 and his BS in music technology from the University of Colorado at Denver in 2005. His work has been exhibited internationally at electronics arts festivals, museums, and galleries including: Harvestworks (2010 NYC); Gli.tc/H (2010 Chicago, IL); Festival De Arte Digital (2010 Belo Horizonte, Brazil); FILE (2009 Sao Paulo, Brazil); NIME (2009 Pittsburgh, PA); Filmer La Musique (2009 Paris, France); FONLAD (2009 Coimbra, Portugal); Torrance Art Museum (2008, 2007 Los Angeles, CA); Optica Film Festival (2011, 2008 Spain). He has participated in residencies at Museums Quartier (Vienna 2010), STEIM (Amsterdam 2007), Experimental Television Center (NY 2009), Harvestworks (NY 2010), is the current AIRTime Fellow at Free103Point9 for the 2010-2011 cycle, and curator for the 8th annual Bent Festival (2011).
Thomas Wagensommerer/Malin Schoenberg (AT/DE)
THOMAS WAGENSOMMERER/MALIN SCHOENBERG - biographies
Joseph Lai Orchestra (AT)
an audio-visual assemblage of objects, planned and played by the joseph lai orchestra
The Joseph Lai Orchestra was founded in 2006 on the japanese island rebun by Noboru Watanabe and Albert Allgaier. Since then they played various shows in alternating casts, eg. in a zen monastery in Vietnam or in a sweat lodge in Mexico. In 2011 their album ""Tage ohne Sonne (Meiyou ayank de rizi)", a homage to Godfrey Ho, was released.
Ivo Francx (ES)
IVO FRANCX - biography
Veronika Mayer (AT)
Veronika Mayer (2011)
Time is a basic construct that is essential for developing, forming and perceiving sound and noise. Without the factor of time, sounds and noises cannot be experienced as a unity or in the entity of their being and their characteristically morphological elements.
The sandglass as an instrument for the measuring of time, has a fixed and predetermined time duration. The process of the elapsing time becomes visible by the movement and shifting of material. The changing of position of shifted material generates a sound that corresponds in its duration exactly to the specific time value of the calibrated sandglass.
By means of amplification, this sound installation turns sandglasses into sounding objects. The sandglasses have various time durations, trickling different materials and therefore have different inherent sounding results. By the simultaneous and consecutive turning around of the sandglasses a multi-layered trickling sound experience builds up, mixes and disappears again in a temporal as well as acoustic standstill.
VERONIKA MAYER - biography
Composer, sound artist, musician, born 1977 in Vienna.
Instrumental and electroacoustic works, sound installations, improvisation and live-electronics. Mostly working with the inherent, natural sounds of various objects, hardly perceptible sounds and the possibilities of making them audible.
Commissions by Wien Modern, Jeunesse Wien, Platypus and other festivals for contemporary music.
Exhibitions and concerts: Sound Barrier Festival, impuls Minutenkonzerte, Klangmanifeste, Jennyfair, Reheat Festival, Vienna Roomservice Festival, Jeunesse fast:forward. 20:21, Wien Modern, Festival shut up & listen, Das kleine Symposion, V´elak Gala, acoustic fields festival, etc.
Studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna: piano, composition, electroacoustic composition, Elak.
Awards: Theodor Körner Förderungspreis 2007, Startstipendium BMUKK 2011.
Matthias Meinharter (AT)
Matthias Meinharter (born 1971 in Vienna, since 2003 freelance artist with an atelier in Vienna) works in different art-projects (e.g. “the vegetable orchestra” and “the institute of transacoustic research”) since more then 10 years. He is also doing exhibitions and conceptual studies. The heterogenic background (industrial design, performance, anthropology and art) is influencing the results of his project-oriented art positively. Installations, mechanical objects, sound generating machines, photos and videos, paintings and drawings, acoustics and performances are fixed elements of his work.
Peter Moosgaard (AT)
PETER MOOSGAARD - biography
Andreas Trobollowitsch (AT)
„minigit“ is a spatial Sound Installation for four acoustic guitars hanging on a wall. Four converted ventilators
which use cello-bow hair instead of propellers set the strings into oscillation. Due to a different speed of each
ventilator the patterns will change permanently. Soundscapes arise through the soft, smooth picking of the guitar
strings by the circling cellobow hair, the permanently modifying overtone layers are reminiscent of an electronically
generated sound aesthetic.
ANDREAS TROBOLLOWITSCH - biography
Andreas Trobollowitsch is a Vienna based electroacoustic musician, composer and sound artist. He studied musicology and temporarily jazz in Vienna and Paris. In his works he uses mainly tapes, no-inputmixer, objects, prepared musical instruments and field recordings. Recently he is focusing on soundinstallations and conceptual compositions.
Since 2007 he is working together with Johannes Tröndle as nörz.
CD-releases on schraum (Berlin) and Monotype records (Warsaw).
He toured and performed in Germany, Austria, Belgium, France, Spain, Portugal, Chile, Argentina and China.
Uli Kühn (AT)
ULI KÜHN - biography
Uli Kuehn aka gedi aka analogsat is finding his musical roots somewhere between the Vienna Vegetable Orchestra and repetetive techno-patterns. Beside various audio- and video-projects with the label and club-hosts "moozak.org", with "sixpackfilm", laptopkombos and group works with "Gommoral", Thomas Wagensommerer or turbotrixi, his solo-projects are all about unconventional instrumentations and circuit-bending. In these performances, shows or installations MIDI-controllable power-strips, altered children-instruments, drilling machines or Carrera highways are brought to their sonorical boarders and beyond.
sound:frame Festival 2008/09, Fluc, Kunstverein Ettlingen, brut / sauna08, Klangpark Ars Electronica 2008, Ars Electronica 2009, WUK, maknite, röda, klub moozak, Art´s Birthday 2009 on Max Brand Synthesizer, Parque del Sol Festival St.Pölten 2009-2011, Faktum Flakturm, Mobile Museen Berlin, Tonspur1 Museumsqurtier, Urban Art Forms Festival, kunsthalle project space, Lentos, Ö1 Kunstradio...
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