Donnerstag, 1. Dezember 2011

some more busy days ...

03.12.11 Ivrea/Italy (with "The Magic I.D. - with Fagaschinski, Kammerer & Thieke)
07.12.11 Wien/Austria (Solo Performance "Acoustic Laptops")
09.12.11 Santiago/Chile (Duo with Edén Carrasco)
10.12.11 Santiago/Chile (with Workshop Ensemble)
13.12.11 Montevideo/Uruguay (Trio with Edén Carrsco and Leonel Kaplan)
15.12.11 Montevideo/Uruguay (Trio with Edén Carrsco and Leonel Kaplan - Broadcast on National Radio)
16.12.11 Buenos Aires/Argentina (Trio with Edén Carrsco and Leonel Kaplan)

Montag, 24. Oktober 2011

busy month ...

30.10.11 Vienna/Austria (dj set)
01.11.11 Vienna/Austria (dj set)
03.11.11 Vienna/Austria (dj set)
05.11.11 Wels/Austria (dj set)
09.11.11 Sevilla/Spain (with "Made To Break" - Vandermark, Hoff, Daisy)
11.11.11 Kaunas/Lithuania (with "Made To Break" - Vandermark, Hoff, Daisy)
12.11.11 Antwerp/Belgium (with "Made To Break" - Vandermark, Hoff, Daisy)
13.11.11 Dresden/Germany (with "Made To Break" - Vandermark, Hoff, Daisy)
15.11.11 Vienna/Austria (with "Made To Break" - Vandermark, Hoff, Daisy)
17.11.11 Lissabon/Portugal (with "Made To Break" - Vandermark, Hoff, Daisy)
18.11.11 Lissabon/Portugal (with "Made To Break" - Vandermark, Hoff, Daisy)
19.11.11 Lissabon/Portugal (with "Made To Break" - Vandermark, Hoff, Daisy)
20.11.11 Barcelona (with "Made To Break" - Vandermark, Hoff, Daisy)
22.11.11 Vienna/Austria (Session with Rempis, Hautzinger, Kern, Stangl. Reiter, Kranzlbinder, Stempkowski, Brandlmayr, ... )
23.11.11 Vienna/Austria (with Rempis, Hautzinger)
25.11.11 Prague/Czech Republik (with "The Magic I.D. - Fagashinski, Kammerer, Thieke)
26.11.11 Linz/Austria (dj set)
27.11.11 Linz/Austria (with Sofia Jernberg)
29.11.11 Vienna/Austria (with Sofia Jernberg)

Donnerstag, 15. September 2011

Video: Kurzmann & Vandermark & Brandlmayr

concert with Vandermark & Brandlmayr @ nadalokal


Kurzmann & Vandermark & Brandlmayr
28.09.2011 - 19:30
nadalokal - 1150 Wien, Reindorfg. 8

Christof Kurzmann - lloopp, vocals
Ken Vandermark - reeds
Martin Brandlmayr - drums

"Zurück zur Jazz Galerie. Das erste Konzert des Abends: Kurzmann & Vandermark & Brandlmayr. Mit Kurzmann habe ich mich gestern über die argentinische Pampa, Rindfleisch und die kreativen Gauchos unterhalten, die es tatsächlich gibt. Gemeinsame Plätze jeah! Ich hätte ihm gerne gesagt, dass es bei uns auch so etwas gibt, ich habe ihm über das Festival Jazz and More erzählt, natürlich würde er gerne herkommen.

Sehr zärtlich im Umgang mit dem Laptop und der Stimme, mit einem Brandlmayr am Schlagzeug, der sich sehr gut in die Ensemble integriert hat mit Ken Vandermark, dessen Interventionen die temporär etwa dephasierte Geschichte von Kurzman potenziert haben, es war das Konzert, welches uns in die Geschichte des dritten Abends eingeführt haben. Es hatte etwas von der Mimesis des extrem orientalen Tanzes, die Schöne aus dem verschlafenen Wald."


und hier ist ein kleines video.


Sonntag, 28. August 2011

concert with B. Fleischmann @ Schwendermarkt / Wien

Bernhard Fleischmann, electronics
Christof Kurzmann, vocals, sax

01.09.2011 / "samstag" am Schwendermarkt / 19:30
http://www.samstaginderstadt.at/

"pop loops for breakfast" hieß die erste CD von Bernhard Fleischmann,
erschienen auf "charhizma", dem Label von Christof Kurzmann.
Dass es sich bei den Stücken Fleischmanns um "pop loops" handelt,
wurde auch bei nachfolgenden Veröffentlichungen deutlich, schließlich
gesellten sich zu den Stücken immer wieder die Vocals von
Christof Kurzmann dazu. Live wird man einen Querschnitt der zusammen
erarbeiteten Stücke hören. Neben bereits veröffentlichten Songs gibt es
auch Neuinterpretationen ursprünglich instrumentaler Tracks.
Auch die eine oder andere Version des gemeinsamen Bandprojektes
"The Year Of" kann man erwarten.
Ein abend im Zeichen des elektroakustischen Songs, getragen von der
einzigartigen Stimme C.Kurzmanns.
links:
http://www.bfleischmann.com/index.htm

a little video

b.fleischmann & christof kurzmann @ serralves 20010 / porto



Video by Ricardo Oliveuira & Sara Quintela

Dienstag, 26. Juli 2011

concert with The Magic I.D. @ Labor Sonor - Kule / Berlin



The Magic I.D.

Kai Fagaschinski Ι clarinet
Margareth Kammerer Ι vocals & guitars
Christof Kurzmann Ι vocals, g3 & lloopp
Michael Thieke Ι clarinet

http://kylie.klingt.org/pro-wolke.html

Am Anfang stand das Klarinettenduo The International Nothing von Kai und Michael. Für ihre Debut-CD mainstream nahmen sie einen Song mit Margareth auf und fragten Christof (der bereits mit Kai als Kommando Raumschiff Zitrone und mit Margareth als Produzent für ihr Solo-Album to be an animal of real flesh zusammengearbeitet hatte) nach einem Remix. Diese ersten Kollaborationen machten sie neugierig auf mehr und so begannen sie 2005 die Arbeit an einem Quartett-Programm, das auch Duo- und Trio-Stücke enthalt.

Michael und Kai haben einen eigenwilligen Duo-Sound entwickelt, bei dem die beiden Klarinetten zu einem warmen, zarten Klang verschmelzen. Margareth steht für minimalistische Kunstlieder. Sie arbeitete zumeist solo, nur mit Stimme und akustischer Gitarre. Christof bewegt sich schwer zu fassen im weiten Feld zwischen elektronischer Musik und Pop-Song.

All dies kommt in diesem Quartett zusammen. Die Herausforderung der Band besteht darin, die Stücke in gemeinsamer Anstrengung zu entwickeln. Jede(r) bringt seine/ihre Ideen mit und ein und - jede(r) klingt in dieser Band ein bißchen anders als gewöhnlich! Das Resultat? Eine charmante, wie merkwürdige Ansammlung von Songs, die sich nicht sonderlich um ihre Kategorisierbarkeit zwischen experimentell, Pop, abstrakt und melodisch kümmern.

magic id

The Magic I.D. spielte bisher Konzerte in Deutschland, Frankreich, Italien und Österreich, u.a. beim Music Unlimited (Wels 2006), Jazz á Mulhouse (2007) und Angelicá Festival (Bologna 2008), Konfrontationen 2011 (Nickelsdorf 2011).

Im Februar 2008 erschien das Debut-Album des Quaretts till my breath gives out auf Erstwhile Records und wurde mit überschwenglichen Kritiken bedacht. The Magic I.D. präsentiert ihr neues Album "sleepless i feel / i´m so awake" (Staubgold 2011) in Berlin.

Montag, 18. Juli 2011

concert with The Magic I.D. @ KONFRONTATIONEN 2011 / Nickelsdorf


KONFRONTATIONEN 2011 | 21.22.23.24. JULY
Nickelsdorf / Burgenland
http://konfrontationen.at/

Jazzgalerie, Kleylehof, div. Locations
///////////////
incl. SOUNDART@konfrontationen
http://konfrontationen.at/​ko11/soundart3/




////////// THURSDAY / July 21

Salzer-Stadl | 18:00 (!!!)
Vernissage der SOUNDART-Ausstellung


Jazzgalerie | ab 20:00

MICHAEL ZERANG / ALBERTO BRAIDA /EDOARDO MARRAFFA

FRANZ HAUTZINGER's POET CONGRESS
STEVE GANDER / CHRISTIAN REINER / ISABELLE DUTHOIT /
MANON-LIU WINTER / FRANZ HAUTZINGER / BURKHARD STANGL

MARTIN BLUME / FRED VAN HOVE / PAUL LOVENS / ELS VANDEWEYER


////////// FRIDAY / July 22

Kleylehof | 14:30
"THE MAGIC I.D."
KAI FAGASCHINSKI
MARGARETH KAMMERER
CHRISTOF KURZMANN
MICHAEL THIEKE


Jazzgalerie | 19:30
TRISTAN HONSINGER / ANTONIO BORGHINI / AXEL DÖRNER / TOBIAS DELIUS

SOPHIE AGNEL

"TRIO BOUGE"
ISABELLE DUTHOIT / JOHANNES BAUER / LUC EX

KEVIN DRUMM / AXEL DÖRNER / MIKA VAINIO / LUCIO CAPECE


////////// SATURDAY / July 23

Kleylehof | 14:30 TOBIAS DELIUS solo

Jazzgalerie | 19:00

"FREENOLOGY"
PAUL LOVENS / SONNY SIMMONS / GUY BETTINI / CLAYTON THOMAS

HAMID DRAKE / MARILYN CRISPELL

"BOOM BOX JAZZ"
WILLI KELLERS / THOMAS BORGMANN / AKIRA ANDO

EVAN PARKER TRANSATLANTIC QUINTET
EVAN PARKER / NATHANIEL FACEY / CHRISTOF THEWES / JUINI BOOTH / HAMID DRAKE

"BROKEN HEART COLLECTOR"
(MAJA OSOJNIK / SUSANNA GARTMAYER / Raumschiff Engelmayr / derhunt / dd kern)


////////// SUNDAY / July 24

Evang. Kirche | 14:30 TONY MARSH
ALEXANDER HAWKINS

Jazzgalerie | 18:30

MARCO ENEIDI / HAMID DRAKE / JUINI BOOTH

"GREAT WAITRESS"
MAGDA MAYAS / MONICA BROOKS / LAURA ALTMAN

JOËLLE LÉANDRE / MARILYN CRISPELL

"SCRAMBLED EGGS"
featuring XAVIER CHARLES / CHARBEL HABER / TONY ELIEH / MALEK RIZKALLAH

//////////////////////////​////////////////////

http://konfrontationen.at/

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Dienstag, 21. Juni 2011

Curso de verano en composición, multimedia y nuevas tecnologías



4. Juli - 08. Juli

CMMAS
Casa de la Cultura, planta alta. Morelos Norte No. 485. C.P. 58000. Col. Centro
Morelia (Morelia, Mexico)


Módulo 2: Curso de verano en composición, multimedia y nuevas tecnologías
4 de julio del 2011

Módulo 2: 4 al 8 de julio

Número de horas: 20

Horario: 10:00 a 14:00 hrs.

Maestro: Christof Kurzmann (Austria / Argentina): Improvisación musical y procesos digitales.

http://ckurzmann.blogspot.com/

Compositor y músico. Comenzó como periodista, organizador de conciertos, artista y curador. Posteriormente se convirtió en uno de los protagonistas centrales de la escena electrónica europea. Ha realizado exitosos proyectos personales como Shabotinski, Orchester 33 1/3 y el duo Schnee.

Sesión dedicada a la improvisación libre, para la que puede utilizarse desde instrumentos convencionales hasta instrumentos modificados e inventados. Se busca desarrollar diferentes técnicas y habilidades en la exploración sonora de forma individual y grupal. No es obligatorio tener conocimientos musicales. Los participantes podrán traer diversos objetos para el desarrollo del taller.

El modulo estará divido en 2 partes:

1.- Técnicas de improvisación musical (3 horas por día)

Sección práctica donde se podrá utilizar todo tipo de instrumentos: analógicos, digitales y otros dispositivos.

Dirigido a los integrantes del taller, previa inscripción y selección.

2.- Temas de lectura y discusión (1 hora cada día)

Parte teórica dirigida al público en general con interés en la exploración sonora, donde se desarrollarán temas relacionados a la música experimental.



Sesión/día 1

Concierto, como introducción a la parte práctica, dirigido a los miembros del taller

Técnicas de improvisación musical



Sesión/día 2

Técnicas de improvisación musical (2 horas)

Breve historia de la música indeterminada parte 1



Sesión/ día 3

Técnicas de improvisación musical (2 horas)

Breve historia de la música indeterminada parte 2 (1hora ½)



Sesión/ día 4

Técnicas de improvisación musical (2 horas)

Selección de Video Sonoro Experimental de Austria (1hora ½)



Sesión/ día 5

Prueba de Sonido

Ensayo

Concierto de los participantes del Curso de verano



Se otorgará constancia a los estudiantes que estén inscritos a los cuatro módulos.



Los interesados podrán inscribirse a los módulos de manera independiente o tomar el curso completo.



Cuota de recuperación:

- para asistir a 3 ó 4 módulos el costo es de $6000. Si pagas antes del 30 de mayo la cuota se reduce a $4500.

– para asistir a 2 módulos el costo es de $4400. Si pagas antes del 30 de mayo el costo se reduce a $4000.

– para asistir a 1 módulo el costo es de $2400. Si pagas antes del 30 de mayo el costo se reduce a $2200.

- El CMMAS ofrece becas del 25% y del 50% del costo completo a aquellos que tomen los 4 módulos. En dicho caso deben solicitarlo con una carta de motivos antes del 30 de mayo. La cantidad de becas es limitada. Si el aspirante la obtiene deberá hacer un 1º pago del 50% antes del 20 de mayo. De lo contrario la beca será dada de baja.





Los pagos se pueden hacer por vía electrónica o con depósito bancario (llamar a Silvana Casal al 01-443-3175679 para inscribirse o mandar un mail a silvana@cmmas.org).



El cupo es limitado y es indispensable inscribirse.



Los gastos de traslado, alimentación y estancia en Morelia durante el Curso de verano corren por cuenta del interesado.

El CMMAS tiene una serie de convenios con hoteles y restaurantes con precios accesibles para facilitar la estancia de los alumnos en la ciudad de Morelia, con costos que van desde $1400 por semana, en adelante.



No se harán devoluciones de dinero ni transferencias de depósitos en ningún caso, excepto que el CMMAS cancele la actividad.



Más información en:

www.cmmas.org

info@cmmas.org

(443)3175679



Centro Mexicano para la Música y las Artes Sonoras (CMMAS), Casa de la Cultura, planta alta. Morelos Norte No. 485. C.P. 58000. Col. Centro, Morelia, Michoacán, México.

http://www.cmmas.org/cmmas_eventos.php?lan=es&id=491

Sonntag, 19. Juni 2011

Concert with Sofia Jernberg


Montag 27.06.2011 - 21:00
Labor Sonor - Kule, Auguststr. 10, 10117 Berlin

Sofia Jernberg: Vocals
Christof Kurzmann: Vocals, lloopp, ...

http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sofia_Jernberg

and

duo
nörz
cello, electronics
http://www.myspace.com/noerznoerz

quartet
Anthea Caddy, cello | Johnny Chang, violin | Chris Heenan, contrabass clarinet | Sabine Vogel, flute

Donnerstag, 9. Juni 2011

Concert with Sofia Jernberg


Sonntag 26.06.2011 - 20:00
nadalokal, Reindorfgasse 8 / 1150 Wien

Sofia Jernberg: Vocals
Christof Kurzmann: Vocals, lloopp, ...

http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sofia_Jernberg

Mittwoch, 25. Mai 2011

Okka Fest Chicago





Okka Fest Chicago:

Ken Vandermark/Mats Gustafsson/Christof Kurzmann on 10.06.
Ken Vandermark´s Made To Break (with Devin Hoff, Tim Daisy & Christof Kurzmann) on 11.06.
Christof Kurzmann Solo (with Video by Michaela Grill) on 12.06.

more:

THE DOUBLE QUARTET

The Double Quartet is a free-improvising large ensemble that represents an incredible cross-section of the Chicago improvised music scene. The band is comprised of two distinct quartets – Extraordinary Popular Delusions (Mars Williams, Jim Baker, Brian Sandstrom, Steve Hunt) and Bishop/Rempis/Kessler/Zerang (Jeb Bishop, Dave Rempis, Kent Kessler, and Michael Zerang) Both bands have made names for themselves with regular performances in Chicago, including the first quartet’s now legendary Tuesday night stint at Hotti Biscotti from 2006-2009, which continues today on Monday nights at Chicago’s Beat Kitchen.

Spanning an age-range of almost three decades, the cumulative history of these individual musicians and their intertwining collaborations is astounding. These settings date as far back as the late 70’s, and include The NRG Ensemble, Witches and Devils, Liof Munimula, Broken Wire, The Vandermark Quartet, The Peter Brotzmann Chicago Tentet, The Vandermark Five, Terminal 4, and The Engines, to name but a few. This octet is therefore a showcase of the distinct language these musicians have developed during the hundreds of gigs they’ve collaborated on in various combinations over the course of three decades.

Since their first performance at the Hideout Chicago’s Immediate Sound Series in the summer of 2008, the band has continued gathering about twice a year, in response to the overwhelmingly positive reception they’ve received from Chicago fans.

For more information about these musicians, check out the following links:

Jeb Bishop
Mars Williams
Dave Rempis
Jim Baker
Kent Kessler
Brian Sandstrom
Michael Zerang
Steve Hunt



Mats Gustafsson

Born 1964 in Umeå, Northern Sweden.
Saxplayer, improviser and composer. Soloartist and international tours and projects with a.o. Peter Brötzmann, Sonic Youth, Merzbow, Jim O´Rourke, Barry Guy, Otomo Yoshihide, Yoshimi and in working groups The Thing, Sonore, FIRE!, Gush, Boots Brown, Swedish Azz and Nash Kontroll. Large ensemble work with Barry Guy New Orchestra, Peter Brötzmann Chicago Tentet and the NU - ensemble.1600 concerts and over 150 recordproductions in Europe, North America and Asia.
Collaborations with contemporary dance, theater, art as well as projects with noise, electronica, contemporary rock and free jazz.
Producer of international festivals and concert tours as well as work with own record labels Slottet, OlofBright Editions and Blue Tower Records.

Soprano, alto, tenor, baritone, contrabass saxophones
Fluteophones
Flutes
Weevil Sax
Amplified saxophone & live-electronics
.
Solo improviser, often in collaboration with contemporary dance, visual art, poetry and theatre
Composer of solo work for saxophone, live electronics and ensemble pieces. Sound Installations.
Commissions by Swedish Concert Institute, Swedish National Radio (P1 & P2), KulturBro 2000. . Compositions played by Sonic Youth, Nu-ensemblen, Peter Brötzmann Chicago Tentet, Copenhagen Art Ensemble, The Thing, AALY Trio, Trondheim Improvisers Ensemble, FRIM Storband, Trondheim Voices a.o.
Curator of festivals; Sounds 89 & 99, Solo -92, Dygn (-95), Open Music - KulturBro 2000, 2002,
Wels /unlimited music 2003, Perspectives 2004, Perspectives 2007, Perspectives 2009, Nickelsdorf Konfrontationen 2010…

Curator of Swedish concert Institute's tour project-series “Frislag” since 2000.

Re-started FRIM in 1998 (the association of free improvised music in Sweden).
Citizen of Elgaland/ Vargaland (KREV)

Started Blue Tower Records with Harald Hult in 1989 -
Started Crazy Wisdom with Christian Falk and Conny C. Lindström in 1999 - 2003
Started Olof Bright Editions with Thomas Millroth in 2000 -
Started SLOTTET with Conny C Lindström and Maria Eriksson in 2006 - 2008

Extensive touring, over 1800 concerts and over 200 recording projects, with music ensembles and solo projects in Scandinavia, Europe, North America and Asia.

Major festivals and clubs/performance theatres/museums in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Lithuania, Russia, Poland, Belarus, Germany, Ukraine, Belgium, Holland, France, England, Scotland, Ireland, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Monaco, Slovenia, Turkey, Hungary, Slovakia, Croatia, Macedonia, Serbia, India, China, Japan, Korea, Tasmania, Australia, New Zeeland, USA, Canada and Ethiopia

Essential & Selective Discography

**Mats Gustafsson/Paul Lovens; Nothing To Read - Blue Tower BTCD03, 1990
**Mats Gustafsson/Barry Guy/Paul Lovens; Mouth eating trees and related activities -
OKKA Disk OD12010,1992
**Mats Gustafsson; Impropositions - Phono Suecia PSCD 99,1997
**Peter Brötzmann Chicago Tentet; 1,2,3 - OKKA Disk12022, 1997
**GUSH; Live in Tampere - Dragon DRCD 327,1996
**Günter Christmann/Mats Gustafsson; one to (two)-OKKA ODL 10002,1997
**Mats Gustafsson; Hidros One- Caprice CAP 21566,1999
**Mats Gustafsson; Windows: the music of Steve Lacy - Blue Chopsticks BC4, 1999
**Mats Gustafsson/Jim O´Rourke; Xylophonen Virtuosen - Incus CD38, 1999
**Mats Gustafsson/Ingebrigt Håker Flaten/Paal Nilssen-Love; The Thing - Crazy Wisdom 001, 2000
**AALY Trio with Ken Vandermark; I Wonder if I was Screaming - Crazy Wisdom 003, 2000
**Diskaholics anonymous trio - Crazy Wisdom 005, 2000
**Paal Nilssen-Love/ Mats Gustafsson; I love it when you snore - Smalltown STS063CD, 2002
**Mats Gustafsson; Trees and Truths - Olof Bright OBEP 6-8, 2002
**Mats Gustafsson w. SonicYouth and friends; Hidros 3 - Smalltown STS080, 2004
**The Thing; Garage - Smalltown STS078, 2004
**Cato Salsa Experience and The Thing with Joe McPhee; Sounds like a sandwich - Smalltown Superjazzz stsj103cd
**Mats Gustafsson; Slide - Firework FER 1054, 2005
**The Thing; Action Jazz - Smalltown STS, 2006
**SONORE; only the devil has no dreams - jazzwerkstatt 013, 2007
**Brötzmann/Gustafsson/Nilssen-Love; The Fat is Gone - Smalltown STSJ 138, 2007
**Boots Brown - Boots Brown - Slottet, SLM7, 2007
**The Thing & Ken Vandermark; Hide out - Smalltown STSJ105, 2007
**Mats Gustafsson; Its all about - Tyyfus 5 LP, 2007
**Guy / Gustafsson/ Strid; Tarfala - Maya MCD 0801, 2008
**The Thing; Now and Forever 3CD Box + DVD w Thurston Moore - Smalltown STSJ106, 2008
**Sonic Youth med Mats Gustafsson og Merzbow; Andre sider f Sonic Youth - SYR 8, 2008
**Mats Gustafsson; Mats G plays Duke E - Qbico, 2008
**Mats Gustafsson; Mats G plays Albert A - Qbico, 2009
**TR!O - Christmann/ Gustafsson / Lovens - FMP CD 136, 2010
**Mats Gustafsson - NEEDS, Dancing Wayang LP , 2010

for Mats Gustafsson discography and biography check;

www.shef.ac.uk/misc/rec/ps/efi/mgustafs.html
http://www.restructures.net/Gustafsson/Mats_disco_home.htm
Photos;
www.smalltownsupersound.com/press





Jason Adasiewicz’s SUN ROOMS


Sun Rooms features Jason Adasiewicz on vibraphone, Mike Reed on drums, and Nate McBride on bass. The Chicago group formed in 2008, first experimenting as a free improvising trio, and later focused attention on arranging tunes that Adasiewicz wrote during his wife’s first pregnancy in the summer of 2009. In addition, the trio plays homage to Sun Ra, Duke Ellington, and Hasaan Ibn Ali - a little known pianist that was only documented once in his life, in 1964 with Max Roach and Art Davis.

Released in September of 2010 on Delmark Records, Sun Rooms is Adasiewicz’s third record as a leader. The critical attention that Sun Rooms has received includes: the New York Times Top 10 Records of 2010, The Village Voice Top 50 Jazz Records of 2010, The Chicago Tribune Top 10 Jazz Records of 2010, Dusted Magazine Top Jazz Records of 2010, and The Chicago Reader Top Albums of 2010.

Jason Adasiewicz is a vibraphonist, drummer, and composer. He is an integral member of Chicago’s jazz and improvised music scene, bringing his aggressive yet lyric style to over 20 working groups, including Rob Mazurek’s Exploding Star Orchestra, Rob Mazurek’s Starlicker, The Nicole Mitchell Ice Crystal Quartet, Mike Reed’s Loose Assembly, and Josh Berman’s Old Idea. For the last 4 years he has been nominated into the Downbeat Annual Critic’s Poll in the Rising Star Vibes category, and for the last 2 years in the Vibes category. Also, Jason has been nominated by the Jazz Journalists Association as a finalist for 2010 and 2011 ‘Mallet Instrumentalist of the Year’. His quintet Rolldown, with Josh Berman, Aram Shelton, Jason Roebke, and Frank Rosaly, formed in 2003 and have released 2 records, Rolldown (482 Music, 2008) and Varmint (Cuneiform Records, 2009).


---New York Times September, 27 2010 Critics’ Choice---
What is it about the plainspokenness in Chicago jazz? If “Sun Rooms,” the terse, nonvirtuosic and soulful new album from a trio led by the vibraphonist Jason Adasiewicz, were a film, it would be black-and-white with high contrasts. If it were an outdoor scene it would be a medium-busy urban street with squat, butch prewar buildings.
“Sun Rooms” — the name of the album and the name of the band — is just vibraphone, bass and drums, the rough plucking and the jagged cymbal triplets offsetting the vibraphone’s eaves of calm, the dry studio sound offsetting the metallic shimmer. It isn’t noir — it doesn’t have those pretensions — but it’s definitely gunmetal.
Over the last five years or so, Mr. Adasiewicz’s name has kept coming up in the context of an industrious and aesthetically tamped-down crew of Chicago players: the cornetist Josh Berman, the bassists Jason Roebke and Joshua Abrams — and, on this album, the bassist Nate McBride and the drummer Mike Reed. He writes lovely tunes, the better to play through dryly. (On this album, the easy-swinging “Life” and the ballad “Rose Garden” are some of the better songs I’ve heard recently written by jazz musicians.) And he knows their dimensions. Nobody here grandstands, fusses over details, or wastes time. Solos take their place in an arrangement and then disappear. There’s no problem of scale or mismatch of affect to material. It’s a modest and affecting band, in control of its mood.
The music here is very early-60s and imitates the temper of some jazz from that period: swinging-vanguardist records like Duke Ellington’s “Money Jungle,” Eric Dolphy’s “Out There,” Andrew Hill’s “Smoke Stack.” Thelonious Monk is in there, too, in off-beat grace notes and whipped-up streaks of dissonant melodic improvising. And so, perhaps, are the lingering, ambient harmonies of instrumental Chicago rock bands like Tortoise and Isotope 217: Mr. Adasiewicz likes to let you feel his harmonies by ringing out his chords for a bar or two.
The album’s last three tunes are cover versions with various kinds of emotional kicks: Hassan Ibn Ali’s dark and querulous “Off My Back Jack,” slowed down to half speed; Sun Ra’s moody piece of chinoiserie, “Overtones of China”; and Duke Ellington’s devastating ballad “Warm Valley,” which is arranged simply as two solos over drums, a short one for bass and a longer one for vibraphone. Mr. Adasiewicz, in his turn, enacts the smart jazz musician’s trick of not revealing the melody until he’s well into the song. It’s a good idea, but there’s almost nothing on this record that isn’t.
--Ben Ratliff


CHRISTOF KURZMANN BIOGRAPHY

CHRISTOF KURZMANN (b. 6/19/63, Vienna, Austria; vocals, lloopp, clarinet, alto sax; Musician, Performer, Composer).

1985 - 1988 Music curator at Univercity of Vienna and journalist for newspapers in Austria and Austrian radio
1987 Founder of the Avant-Rock Duos „Extended Version's" and Quartet „More Extended Versions“
1994 Starts to work in the field of experimental electronic music. First compositions in the field of „New Music“
1995 Organizer of the electronic music festival „phonoTAKTIK.95“
1996 Founder of „Orchester 33 1/3“ (with Christian Fennesz,
Organizer of festival „Hyperstring - the use of the guitar today“
1997 - 2002 Curator of concert series „charhizma presents"
1998 Founder of „rhiz - bar modern“ in Vienna. Founder of Label „rhiz“
1998 - 2000 Curator of the Music/Video/Film-Program at Diagonale/Graz
1999 Premiere of Composition „White Hole“ (Kurzmann/Dafeldecker) at festival „Wien Modern“.
Founder of Label „charhizma“. Since then released more than 30 cd´s.
2000 Curator of exhibition „sounds & files“at Künstlerhaus/Vienna
Chicago: Premiere of Composition „Boiled Frogs“. Interpreted Works by Olga Neuwirth, Wolfgang Haubenstock Ramati at Renaissance Society/Chicago
2001 Organizer of charhizma-festivals in Paris and Berlin.
Composition for „Lichtspielhaus Bremen“ (together with Marina Rosenfeld)
Premiere of Installation „Boiled Frogs“ (together with Michaela Grill) at Musikprotokoll/Graz
2002 Artist in Residence at Podewil/Berlin (Stipendium for composition)
Leader of a Cultural Workshop at „World Social Forum“ in Porto Alegre/Brazil
charhizma-presentations in Tokyo, China (Beijing,and Kunming, Shanghai) and at the Frankfurt book fair
Composition for „Südwestfunk Baden Baden“ (together with Bernhard Lang)
2003 Composition „the air between“. Released on cd. Concerts in China, USA, Canada and Japan
2004 organizer of festival „Uchiage - improvisation in japan and here“ in berlin and vienna.
2005 Composition for „ Kunstmuseum Lentos“ in Linz /Austria. „4rooms“ with Andrea Neumann.
Participation in the first ever electronic Music Festival In South with Ensembles „My Kingdom For A Lullaby“ and „“Schnee“. Concerts in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Stellenbosh.
2006 Participation at „Salzburger Festspiele“ with Ensemble „Schnee“.
Foundation of Ensembles „ The Magic I.D.“ (with Margareth Kammerer, Michael Thieke and Kai Fagschinski)
2007 Tour with Ensemble „Schnee“ in Latin America (Argentina, Chile, Peru,Colombia)
Participation at „Festival Musique Actuelle“ in Victoriaville / Canada with John Tilbury, Stevie Wishart and Werner Dafeldecker.
2008 Tour through Latin America (Florianopolis, Bogota, Santiago de Chile, Valparaiso. Buenos Aires, La Plata). Taller de Improvisacion at Universidad Catolica in Santiago de Chile.
Founding Ensembles “El Infierno Musical“ (with Ken Vandermark, Eva Reiter, Clayton Thomas and Martin Brandlmayr). Premier of “Homage to Alejandra Pizarnik“ at Festival “Music Unlimited“ in Wels / Austria
2009 Tour in Lattin America (Buenos Aires (Alianza Francesa), Florianopolis, Santiago de Chile, Valparaíso, La Plata, Córdoba).
Workshop at Universidad Católica in Santiago de Chile.
Workshop at Fundación Telefónica in Lima / Peru.
Artist in Residence at “Worm“, Rotterdam / Holland..
Recording of Albums “El Infierno Musical“ (with Ken Vandermark, Eva Reiter, Clayton Thomas and Martin Brandlmayr based on Lyrics of Alejandra Pizarnik). Concerts in Salzburg, Wels at Konzerthaus Wien
2010 Concerts with Fred Frith, George Cremaschi and and Tobias Delius in Buenos Aires .
Festivals In Porto, Montreal,, Nickelsdorf, Chicago, New York and Berlin

Presently works together with:
bands: schnee, the magic i.d., el infierno musical, qmince, hammerriver
most recent musical partners: toto alvarez, martin brandlmayr, john butcher, eden carrasco, sebi ciurcina, werner dafeldecker, fernanda farrah, bernhard fleischmann, michaela grill, kai fagaschinski, margareth kammerer, leonel kaplan, fernando perales, eva reiter, marina rosenfeld, burkhard stangl, michael thieke,clayton thomas, ursula rucker, ken vandermark


MADE TO BREAK

Made To Break
is improviser/composer Ken Vandermark's newest ensemble and his most radical. Combining elements of his interest and experience with the music of Ethiopia and the Ex, alongside the New Music ideas of John Cage and Morton Feldman, then mixing these with his sense of Jazz and Improvised Music history; Ken has devised a compositional framework for the band that can be restructured for every performance and deals with melody, sound, and rhythm in a completely unique way. This creative system gives the music of MADE TO BREAK an almost unprecedented flexibility and immediacy. The instrumentation of the group (electric bass, drums, electronics, and reeds) has given Ken an amazing palette of sound to explore in each composition, but it is the individuals involved (with Tim Daisy, Devin Hoff, and Christof Kurzmann), and their diverse approaches to improvisation, that gives the ensemble such a dynamic and spontaneous energy. MADE TO BREAK develops its preliminary work in June of 2011, then will tour Europe in November, in preparation of recording their first album in December.


Tim Daisy (percussion) has been an active member of Chicago’ s creative music scene since moving there in 1997. He has performed, composed, recorded, and toured with many of the city’s celebrated musicians and ensembles, including the Engines, KLANG, the Rempis Percussion Quartet, the Resonance Ensemble, and the Vandermark 5. In addition, Tim maintains an active composing schedule, writing for his own bands (such as Vox Arcana and Group 4-34) as well as contributing music to a number of collaborative projects- including chamber groups, jazz ensembles, dance, and film. He has had the fortunate experience to perform and record with many great improvisers both from around the world, including: Fred Anderson, Jim Baker, Jeb Bishop, Magnus Broo, Xavier Charles, James Falzone, Erik Friedlander, Per-Ake Homlander, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Nate McBride, Joe McPhee, Dave Rempis, , Steve Swell, Mikolaj Trzaska, Ken Vandermark, Havard Wiik, Waclaw Zimpel, and Michael Zerang. Besides a regular concert schedule in Chicago, Tim has toured throughout North America and Europe, and has performed at numerous international music festivals.

Devin Hoff is a double-bassist, bass guitarist, guitarist and songwriter. He began playing music seriously at age 15, and has continued to do so ever since, foregoing college as he was already working at his chosen profession. Torn between the visceral energies of punk and metal and the spiritual freedom of free jazz in his youth, he has spent the last 20-plus years exploring the resonance and dissonance of these musical tendencies. Devin has played and recorded with many musicians and bands over the years, including Carla Bozulich, Nels Cline, Vijay Iyer, Carla Kihlstedt, Joshua Redman, Kira Roessler, Mike Watt, and Xiu Xiu. His main creative vehicles of the past decade or so are the “crust jazz” bass/drums duo Good For Cows (with drummer Ches Smith) and his ongoing solo bass project, The Devin Hoff Platform. He also plays under a pseudonym in various crust punk and metal projects.

Christof Kurzmann (vocals, lloopp, clarinet, alto sax), is an Austrian musician, performer, composer currently living in Buenos Aires. Beginning in 1994 he started his work in the field of experimental electronic music. Since that time Christof has collaborated with some of the most significant artists working in contemporary music and improvisation- including Toto Alvarez, Martin Brandlmayr, John Butcher, Eden Carrasco, Sebi Ciurcina, Werner Dafeldecker, Kai Fagaschinski, Fernanda Farrah, Bernhard Fleischmann, Michaela Grill, Margareth Kammerer, Leonel Kaplan, Bernhard Lang, Andrea Neumann, Fernando Perales, Eva Reiter, Marina Rosenfeld, Ursula Rucked, Burkhard Stangl, Michael Thieke, and Clayton Thomas- in groups such as El Infierno Musical, The Magic I.D., and Schee. During the course of his career Christof has performed throughout Europe, Japan, North and South Amercia. He has also been a music curator since the mid 1980's, and in 1999 founded the record label, Charhizma, which has released more than 30 cds.

Since the spring of 1986, Ken Vandermark has focused on expanding the possibilities of improvised and composed music. He's worked continuously from the middle 1990's onward- both as a performer and organizer in North America and Europe- and his primary creative emphasis has been contemporary music that deals directly with advanced methods of improvisation. Ken moved to Chicago from Boston in 1989. Since then he's performed and recorded in a vast array of contexts, and with many internationally renowned musicians (such as Johannes Bauer, Ab Baars, Magnus Broo, Peter Brötzmann, Mats Gustafsson, Terrie Hessels, Per-Ake Holmlander, Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Thomas Lehn, Lasse Marhaug, Joe McPhee, Paal Nilssen-Love, Paul Lytton, Joe Morris, Steve Swell, Chad Taylor, Philipp Wachsmann, and Haavard Wiik), touring on a regular basis in North America, Europe, and Japan for more than half of each year. His concerts and numerous recordings have been critically acclaimed both at home and abroad. In 1999 Ken won the MacArthur Prize for music.


KEN VANDERMARK


(b. 9/22/64, Warwick, Rhode Island, USA; tenor sax, bass clarinet Bb clarinet, baritone sax; Bachelor of Arts in Film and Communications from McGill University, Montreal, 1986).

Since the spring of 1986, Ken Vandermark has focused on expanding the possibilities of improvised and composed music. He's worked continuously from the middle 1990's onward- both as a performer and organizer in North America and Europe- and his creative emphasis has been contemporary music that deals directly with advanced methods of improvisation. Vandermark moved to Chicago from Boston in 1989. Since then he's performed and recorded in a vast array of contexts, and with many internationally renowned musicians, touring on a regular basis in North America, Europe, and Japan for more than half of each year. His concerts and numerous recordings have been critically acclaimed both at home and abroad.


Past groups of significance include the Vandermark 5, Powerhouse Sound, the Frame Quartet, DKV Trio, the Territory Band, NRG Ensemble, AALY, the Vandermark Quartet, Spaceways Inc., FME, and School Days. Currently, the majority of his work as a composer and improviser has been developed in Made To Break, Side A, Platform 1, Free Fall, and the Resonance Ensemble. In addition, he works on a regular basis with the total improvisation units Sonore, the Peter Brötzmann Chicago Tentet, separate duos with the percussionists Paal Nilssen-Love and Tim Daisy, Lean Left, iTi, and Fire Room. Each year brings additional new projects and collaborations, which expand the range of his work. Vandermark also performs in a solo context. During December of 2008 he recorded his first soundtrack, for the documentary film, Strade d'Acqua (Roads of Water), directed by Augusto Contento. A second soundtrack will be developed during 2011, for another documentary by Contento, this time about Chicago's creative music scene. The material will include performances by Steve Albini, Wayne Montana, David Grubbs, John Herndon, and Rob Mazurek.


Besides his work as a performer, Vandermark has made many significant and highly respected contributions to both the Chicago and International Jazz/Improvised Music scenes by organizing concerts and sponsoring North American tours with a variety of artists and ensembles. With John Corbett he began programing the Empty Bottle “Wednesday Night Jazz Series” in 1996, and it brought musicians from Chicago, other parts of North America, and Europe to audiences for nearly a decade. From April 2006 to October 2008 he continued this work by co-directing the "Immediate Sound Series" with Mitch Cocanig at the Hideout; from autumn of 2005 to spring of 2009 he was a member of Umbrella Music, a musician-based group of organizers collaborating in Chicago which also programs an international music festival for Jazz and Improvised Music each November.


Citations of Merit:

-One of the "Chicagoans of the Year in the Arts, 1994" (Chicago Tribune, January 1, 1995) for his work with the Vandermark Quartet.

-Selected as one of the "25 For The Future," the most significant improvising musicians under the age of 40, by Down Beat magazine, June 1998.

-Selected as a MacArthur Fellow in 1999.

-In 2004 was named among the "Musicians Of The Year" by All About Jazz, New York.

-Picked as one of Chicago’s “40 Cultural Heroes” by Time Out magazine in September 2008.

-Was the first musician to be featured leading his own groups two years in a row at the Newport Jazz Festival (the Vandermark 5 in 2009, Powerhouse Sound in 2010).

Dienstag, 26. April 2011

What's Up Vienna! What's Up Montréal!

What's Up Vienna! What's Up Montréal!

Sonntag, 8. Mai - Dienstag, 10. Mai 2011
im Österreichischen Filmmuseum & im Echoraum

2 Städte - 7 FilmemacherInnen - 9 MusikerInnen - definieren Verwandtschaften, verorten Differenzen und (er)finden neue (Aus)Wege.

2 Spielorte - 7 Konzerte - 3 Screenings - 1 Live Cinema Event - werfen Licht und Ton auf die lebendig-experimentierfreudigen Szenen Montréals und Wiens.

1 Erlebnis.




8.5.2011 Österreichisches Filmmuseum 20 Uhr 30

Screening:
Daïchi Saïto | Karl Lemieux |

Live Cinema:
Karl Lemieux & David Bryant & Kevin Doria & Jonathan Parent

9.5.2011 Echoraum 20 Uhr

Konzerte:
Steve Bates & Angelica Castello & Billy Roisz








Karl Lemieux & dieb13





Douglas Moffat




Screening:
Daniel Olson: noisemaker (1999) Video, 7 min
Vincent Chevalier: COVER (2010) Video, 6 min

10.5.2011 Echoraum 20 Uhr

Konzerte:
crys cole




David Bryant & Kevin Doria & Martin Brandlymayr







Jonathan Parent



Screening:
Diane Morin: effondrements, (2007), Video, 3 min
Nikki Forrest: Contamination 2 (2009), Video, 4 min

___________

8.5.2011 Österreichisches Filmmuseum 20 Uhr 30

In Person:
Daïchi Saïto | Karl Lemieux |
David Bryant | Kevin Doria | Jonathan Parent
Live Cinema


In den letzten Jahren hat das junge kanadische Experimentalfilmschaffen international vermehrt für Aufmerksamkeit gesorgt. Epizentrum dieser neuen Entwicklung ist Montréal, wo sich im Jahr 2004 zwölf Filmschaffende zum Double Negative Collective zusammengeschlossen haben. Das gemeinsame Ziel eine radikal persönliche Filmsprache zu finden, die sich dem Experiment mit dem filmischen Material als formalem Mittel bedient, vereint die KünstlerInnen des Kollektivs. Die Rolle des Filmemachers wird ähnlich jener des Alchemisten verstanden, der auch Zufälle, Unfälle und Fehler als produktive Kraft nutzbar macht. Das Mysterium der Verwandlung der realen Welt durch den filmischen Prozess wird gefeiert und Werke voller geheimnisvoller, poetischer Bilder sind das Ergebnis.

Als Eröffnung des Festivals What’s Up Vienna! What’s Up Montréal! präsentieren die zwei zentralen Filmschaffenden des Kollektivs Daïchi Saïto und Karl Lemieux erstmalig in Österreich Ihre Arbeiten.

Der gebürtige Japaner Daïchi Saïto setzt sich in seinen filmischen Arbeiten mit der Wahrnehmung von Natur und dem menschlichem Körper auseinander. In seinen Bewegungs- und Sehstudien entstehen durch radikale Abbildungs- und Schnitttechniken und den langwierigen Prozess der Entwicklung des Zelluloids per Hand in der eigenen Badewanne ein eigenständiger – nahezu physischer – Filmkörper von fragiler Poesie.

Karl Lemieux hingegen bearbeitet das filmische Material mit unterschiedlichsten Chemikalien, Farben und Rasierklingen. Von Westernhelden bis hin zur Pfanzenwelt des Amazonas wird das Bild in seine molekularen Bestandteile zerlegt und versteckte Qualitäten des ursprünglichen Abbildes werden sichtbar gemacht. Die dadurch erzeugten filmischen Landschaften sind lichtdurchflutete Orte voller unheimlicher Schönheit.

Im Anschluss an das Filmprogramm verwandelt sich das Filmmuseum in einen Raum verstörend schöner Bild- und Klangwelten, die Karl Lemieux gemeinsam mit den Musikern David Bryant (Godspeed You! Black Emperor), Kevin Doria (Growing) und Jonathan Parent (Fly Pan Am) live improvisieren wird. Vier 16mm Filmprojektoren werden zum Instrument und die darin abgespielten Loops werden vor Ort mechanisch und chemisch zersetzt. Gemeinsam mit der melancholisch-fragilen Musik aus Gitarren und Elektronik erzeugen sie eine beunruhigend-schwebende Atmosphäre, die Augen, Ohren und Herzen öffnet.
(Michaela Grill)




Programm:

Daïchi Saïto: Chiasmus (2003) 16mm, sw, mono, 8 min


Eine Bewegungsstudie in kontrastreichem schwarzweiß: Körperfragmente tanzen durch den Bildausschnitt, nicht definierbare Formen huschen als unscharfe Schatten vorbei und der atmende Körper wird zur Metapher des Filmmaterials.

Daïchi Saïto: Chasmic Dance (2004) 16mm, sw, stumm, 6 min


Ein permanenter Verwandlungsreigen abstrakter Formen im rasanten Rhythmus, der sich durch das Spiel mit Helligkeit/Dunkelheit, Oberfläche/Tiefe und Film/Video zu einem Wirbelwind an Aufbau und Zerstörung verwandelt.

Daïchi Saïto: Blind Alley Augury (2006) Super 8, Farbe, stumm, 3 min


Grobkörnige Super-8 Aufnahmen einer Nebenstrasse im Montréaler Mile End Bezirk mischen sich zu einem Einzelbildrausch an ikonischen Bildern von Strommasten und Graffitiwänden.

Daïchi Saïto: All That Rises (2007) 16mm, Farbe, mono, 7 min

Ein Spaziergang durch eine schmale Gasse ist Ausgangspunkt für ein Kaleidoskop sensorischer Erfahrungen von einzelnen Grashalmen am Boden über Architekturdetails hin zur Weite des Himmels. Eine Poesie des Nebensächlichen kontrapunktisch unterlegt mit der Geige von Malcolm Goldstein.

Daïchi Saïto: Green Fuse (2008) Super 8, Farbe, stumm, 3 min


Eine in der Kamera geschnittene filmische Meditation zum Motiv Baum. Ein Baum, ein Tag, ein Film.

Daïchi Saïto: Trees of Syntax, Leaves of Axis (2009) 35mm, Farbe, Dolby SR, 10 min


Baumstämme, Blattwerk und der sie umgebende Raum transformieren sich vor und hinter den Augen der ZuseherInnen zu einem farbenprächtigen Bilderbogen aus Ahornbäumen im Mount Royal Park. Durch den Prozess der manuellen Filmentwicklung wird eine nahezu haptische Qualität des filmischen Materials herausgearbeitet, dessen Dringlichkeit durch den improvisierten Soundtrack von Malcolm Goldstein noch unterstützt wird. Einer der aufsehenerregendsten Filme der letzten Jahre.

Karl Lemieux: Mamori (2010) 35mm, s/w, 5.1 Dolby Digital, 8 min


Field-Recordings aus dem Amazonasgebiet Brasiliens sind das Ausgangsmaterial für Bild und Ton dieser Makrostudie des Regenwalds. Die vor Ort aufgenommenen Fotos werden mit der 16mm Kamera abgefilmt und am Animationstisch bearbeitet. Nahezu gezeichnet wirkende Abstraktionen verschmelzen mit der Musik von Francisco López zu einer rhythmischen Abenteuerreise.

Karl Lemieux: Mouvement de Lumière/ Motion of Light (2004) 16mm auf Digi Beta, s/w und Farbe, mono, 8 min


Die gestische Qualität der direkt auf den Filmstreifen gemalten Pinselstriche und die Noisemusik von Olivier Borzeix produzieren eine Sogwirkung, der sich die Wahrnehmung der ZuseherInnen nicht entziehen kann.

Karl Lemieux: Western Sunburn (2007) Digi Beta, s/w, stereo, 10 min


Reste einer Liveperformance mit dem Musiker Radwan Moumneh (Jerusalem in My Heart) werden weiterbearbeitet zu einem hypnotischen Tanz aus reitenden Cowboys und leeren Western-Landschaften.


Pause

Live Cinema

Karl Lemieux: 16mm Projektoren
David Bryant: Gitarre, Elektronik
Kevin Doria: Bass, Elektronik
Jonathan Parent: Elektronik




Konzept und Programmauswahl:
Michaela Grill, Christof Kurzmann, Steve Bates

Ein gemeinsames Projekt von sixpackfilm, dem Österreichischen Filmmuseum, What’s Up Vienna! What’s Up Montréal! , echoraum und dem Institut Fünfhaus.



Österreichisches Filmmuseum
Augustinerstraße 1, 1010 Wien
Karten: 01-5227054
www.filmmuseum.at


echoraum
Sechshauser Strasse 66
1150 Wien
Karten: 01-812020930
www.echoraum.at


weitere Informationen unter http://whatsupviennawhatsupmontreal.net

Mittwoch, 20. April 2011

Dienstag, 19. April 2011

concert with George Cremaschi (USA) and Leonel Kaplan (ARG)



19.04.2011/ 22 hs / una casa, San Telmo

George Cremaschi (contrabajo, electrónica)
Leonel Kaplan (trompeta)
Christof Kurzmann (lloopp)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dq58Gw6Y7bc

Donnerstag, 14. April 2011

The Magic I.D. »I'm So Awake / Sleepless I Feel«





The Magic I.D.

»I'm So Awake / Sleepless I Feel«

released today on CD/LP

http://www.staubgold.com/cgi-bin/staubgold.pl?aktion=show&id=0000000259&seite=news_staubgold_digital_10

concert with George Cremaschi (USA) and Leonel Kaplan (ARG) en Rosario


Planeta X Club de Noche

sábado 16 de abril – 24h

en vivo -> CREMASCHI (USA) KAPLAN (ARG) KURZMANN (AUT) + MI NAVE

Dj -> Mariu | Vjs: Crotovisión

muestra-> instalación de «Claudia del Río»

Entrada 15$ / Espacio PX

KURZMANN (AU), LEONEL KAPLAN (ARG), GEORGE CREMASCHI (USA)
Electroacoustic Improvisation (EAI)

La improvisación electroacústica (EAI) es un estilo de música que incorpora aspectos tanto de la música electroacústica y la improvisación libre...

KURZMANN (AU), LEONEL KAPLAN (ARG), GEORGE CREMASCHI (USA)
Electroacoustic Improvisation (EAI)

La improvisación electroacústica (EAI) es un estilo de música que incorpora aspectos tanto de la música electroacústica y la improvisación libre. La electrónica en vivo ha sido parte del mundo del arte sonoro desde la década de 1930 con las primeras obras de John Cage.

La música electroacústica improvisada (EAI) ha sido influenciada, en parte, por la tradición de la improvisación libre, pero resta importancia a aspectos que se asocian normalmente con el jazz de vanguardia, y al mismo tiempo, fue la influencia de la música electrónica y electroacústica, la música de compositores americanos experimentales como John Cage,Morton Feldman y David Tudor, la música concreta de Pierre Schaeffer, la llamada música
concreta instrumental de Helmut Lachenmann y el grupo británico de libre improvisación AMM quienes han contribuido al desarrollo de la EAI contemporánea.

Ciudades como Nueva York, Tokio, Londres, Viena y Berlín han sido centros históricos de EAI.

Una variedad de términos han sido utilizados para describir esta música: "Lowercase", "Onkyo" (utilizado para describir las tensiones en japonés de la música), "New London Silence" y "Reduccionismo Berlínes" entre otros. El término EAI está siendo utilizado con mayor frecuencia últimamente.


La crítica Arie Altena sugiere que una característica definitoria de la EAI es su estética "anti-virtuosa", con el argumento de que las técnicas instrumentales convencionales rara vez son utilizadas. Los críticos también señalan que muchos músicos en el EAI evitan los sonidos y timbres tradicionales en favor de "técnicas extendidas" (prácticas poco ortodoxas de tocar).

También han sugerido que un nuevo vocabulario podría ser necesario para describir ciertos aspectos de la EAI. John Eyles escribe:
"Uno de los problemas en describir esta música es que se requiere de un nuevo vocabulario para describir el impacto de las formas y la transmisión sonora; vocabulario que todavía no existe - ¿Cómo describiría usted las sutiles diferencias entre los distintos tipos de feedback controlado? - de ahí el uso de palabras como "forma" y "textura"."

Del mismo modo, el crítico Jeff Siegel escribe:
"una especie de inversa de la música del ruido." Si usted piensa en el ruido como una pared de ladrillos, a continuación, EAI es como un molde de yeso, una impresión, una foto-negativa, el silencio más que el sonido, es un zumbido constante, el primer paso frente a un silencio total.



Christof Kurzmann (lloopp), nació en Viena, reside alternativamente en su ciudad natal, en Berlín y en Buenos Aires. Su música recorre el camino que va de la electrónica a la nueva música, pasando a través de la improvisación. A veces solista, prefiere integrarse como una parte más dentro de grupos de músicos y ejecutantes. Tiene una extensa trayectoria como
curador y organizador de festivales de cine y música a lo largo de Europa. Ha tocado en todo el mundo, salvo en Oceanía.
http://ckurzmann.blogspot.com/

Leonel Kaplan (trompeta), nace y vive en Buenos Aires. Durante la última década colaboró con un sin-número de músicos realizando conciertos alrededor de todo el mundo (incluyendo giras junto a Le Quan Ninh, Michel Doneda, Axel Doerner, Nmpering, Ivar Grydeland, Xavier Charles, Ly Thanh Tien, Tatsuya Nakatani y Tetuzi Akiyama entre otros). También compuso
música para danza, radio e instalaciones sonoras como “Wake Up” (2007) de Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla (The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago / Lisson Gallery London) entre muchas otras.
http://soundcloud.com/leonel-kaplan



George Cremaschi (contrabajo/electrónica) nació en Nueva York, y estudió música y composición allí. Ha tocado con, y compuesto para bailarines, bandas de rock, instalaciones,poetas, cine, músicos populares, grupos de teatro, orquestas, y divas del pop. Ha trabajado con una larga lista de artistas excepcionales: Greg Goodman, Saadet Türköz, Matthew Ostrowski,
Nicolas Collins, Evan Parker, Trinh T. Minh-Ha, Liz Allbee, Burkhard Stangl, Mats Gustafsson,Kai Fagaschinski, Lê Quan Ninh, Gino Robair, Rova Saxophone Quartet, Frédéric Blondy, Christof Kurzmann, Nels Cline, Andrea Parkins, Paul Lovens, Marshall Allen, Han Bennink, Butch Morris, y muchos otros. Como interprete a ejecutado obras de Morton Feldman, James Tenney, John Cage, Iannis Xenakis, Cornelius Cardew, Roscoe Mitchell, Christian Wolff, Wadada Leo Smith, Krzysztof Penderecki, Jon Raskin, Ana-Maria Avram, Louis Andriessen y Matthew Goodheart entre muchos otros. Ha aparecido en más de 30 grabaciones de sellos como Apestaartje, Evolving Ear, Black Saint, Leo, Beak Doctor, Emanem, Rastascan, Music & Arts, Nine Winds y 482 Music.
http://www.cesta.cz/georgecremaschi.htm


http://soundcloud.com/leonel-kaplan/george-cremaschi-leonel-kaplan (extracto de presentación en vivo)



Comentarios (2)

1 Escrito por nocheoscura@gmail.comEsta dirección de correo electrónico está protegida contra los robots de spam, necesita tener Javascript activado para poder verla , el 12-04-2011
que bueno !
2 Escrito por Germán Meira, el 14-04-2011
Agradezco esta propuesta de gran calidad para Rosario, son raros los conciertos de música electroacústica en la ciudad. Podrían dar la dirección del espacio donde se realiza el recital?? saludos!!

Montag, 4. April 2011

concert with George Cremaschi (USA) and Leonel Kaplan (ARG)

Sábado 9 de Abril

EXPO Y CONCIERTO @una.casa
Humberto Primo al 500

INAUGURACION / 19 hs

Inaguración de la muestra "ESTAMOS EN EL MISMO LUGAR"
de Verónica Di Toro, Eva Duarte, Margarita García Faure y Mariana Vidal.

Música by DJ Christof.

http://www.veronicaditoro.blogspot.com/
http://www.margaritagarciafaure.blogspot.com/
http://www.arteduarte.com.ar/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/marianavidal

Horarios: Miércoles, Viernes y Sábados de 20 a 24 hs.
Cierre de la exposición Sábado 30 de Abril. Invitado: Alexander Bruck Double Large Ensemble

CONCIERTO / 21 hs
Entrada $20.-

Sergio Merce (saxo)
Fernando Perales (guitarra)

http://www.myspace.com/vivaalamuerte
http://www.myspace.com/sergiomerce

George Cremaschi (contrabajo, electrónica)
Leonel Kaplan (trompeta)
Christof Kurzmann (lloopp)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dq58Gw6Y7bc



Donnerstag, 10. März 2011

The Air Between (remembered)


The Air Between (remembered)

Video: Michaela Grill
Music: Christof Kurzmann

11.03.2011 - 20:00
Centro Cultural Yatay.
Yatay 334. Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires.