Archive of Encounters 2010/2011

Steffi Weismann (Berlin/CH)
»LapStrap« -

Solo for voices and portable audio devices
(Version Flughafenstraße 2011)

Nathan Bontrager (USA)
Solo, and with special guest
Simon Jakob Drees (DE)

Ryu Hankil (Korea)
Matija Schellander (Vienna)
Duo for Electronics, Typewriter and Double bass

Mitsuaki Matsumoto (Japan)
Solo for Prepared Sitar

»Twilight Claps & Thunders«
Kate Donovan & Ryan Karolidis
Analogue Light & Sound Performance
accompanied by Simon Redfern, Electric Piano

»Best Before Unu«
Antonis Anissegos - Audio
Andreas Karaoulanis - Animation

George Cremaschi / Kai Fagaschinski Duo
George Cremaschi – Double Bass / Electronics
Kai Fagaschinski - Clarinet

Dario Fariello (Berlin/Italy) - Alto Sax
Eren Ileri (Vienna/Turkey) - Alto Sax Samples, Turntable

Rui Faustino (Berlin/Portugal)
»For Unaccompanied Drums«

The duo was born in summer 2009 in Istanbul. Eren uses only prerecorded
alto saxophone samples, and Dario plays with/on/in/under it in real-time.
Touching the vinyl controller the tone becomes scratch, leaving we are back
to the sax, but in a different part of the composition! So the dj plays rhythmically
with this switch possibility: scratch and re-composition, superimposing voices.
After some concerts and some private sessions the "sound bank" evolved: they
went back to the studio and recorded more material: long sounds made for
scratching, wind sections, static soundscapes and multi-layer compositions.

Rui Faustino was born in 1975 in Algarve, Portugal. He has been playing
the drums since 1990.

 In 1994 he started his academical formation. He studied
classical percussion for three years at EPME. After that he moved on to the Jazz
drumset which took him to Lisbon to study at HCP, and later to Berlin where
he was a guest both at HfM Hans Eisler and UdK Berlin. 

Rui lives since 2000
between Berlin and Lisbon and has been working with musicians radicated in
both countries. He also made music for theater, dance, circus and film.

Agnes Palier
(Paris) – Voice
Olivier Toulemonde
(Berlin/France) – Acoustic Objects
Anat Cohavi
(Berlin/Israel) – Bass clarinet
George Donchev
(Berlin/Bulgaria) – Double bass
Andrea Sanzvela
(Berlin/Spain) – Viola

Exchange: Berlin/_____a sound art project by
Johnny Chang & Luke Munn
(Berlin/New Zealand)
special guests:
Lucio Capece
(reeds and objects)
Annette Krebs
(guitar and electronics)
interaction with real world sound via carefully focused responses
and common objects, electronics, or instruments.

audience-involving pieces by Peter Ablinger and Christian Kesten.

front room installations by
Michael Pisaro, Stefan Thut, Taku Unami, Manfred Werder.

Okkyung Lee (NYC) – Cello
Matija Schellander (Vienna) – Double bass

»Telling Stories About Trees«
Renato Ciunfrini (Rome) – Clarinet
Guro Skumsnes Moe (Olso) – Double bass
Håvard Skaset (Oslo) – Guitar

Okkyung Lee:
after being in music schools from age of 3 to 25, korean cellist/improviser/composer
Okkyung Lee finally found her artistic freedom in New York's lower east side where
she moved in 2000.
Since then, she has performed and recorded with numerous artists such as Laurie
Anderson, Lotte Anker, Derek Bailey, Kjell Bjørgeengen, Carla Bozulich, John Butcher,
Nels Cline, Chris Corsano, Sylvie Courvoisier, Carlos Giffoni, John Hollenbeck, Vijay Iyer,
Lindha Kallerdahl, Andrew Lampert, Christian Marclay, Min Xiao-Fen, Thurston Moore,
Ikue Mori, Lawrence D. "butch" Morris, Jim O'rourke, Evan Parker, Keith Rowe, Wadada
Leo smith, Tyshawn Sorey, Skuli Sverrisson,C Spencer Yeh and John Zorn to name a few.
In 2011, her second album Noisy Love Songs on Tzadik will be released in march. followed
by limited edition LP Anicca with phil minton on Dancing Wayang later in april. Okkyung
also recorded a trio album with Evan Parker and Peter Evans and also a duo with Paul
Lytton to be released on psi later in 2011.

Matija Schellander
* 1981, is an Austrian double bass player and electronic musician living in Vienna and Berlin.
He has performed improvised music in Austria, Slovenia, Germany, Czech Republic, Hungary,
France, Italy and has composed pieces for his own groups as well as commisioned pieces for
the Jazzwerkstatt Wien Workshop Ensemble, ChoreographersAkemi Takeya, visual artist
Meina Schellander, Vocal Ensemble Hortus Musicus, Zur Wachauerin….
Schellanders regular projects include: Duos Rdeča Raketa with Maja Osojnik and with
turntablist dieb13, trio Second Sound (Schellander/Bruckner-Weinhuber/Malatesta) and the
Low Frequency Orchestra (Osojnik/Castelló/Grill/Schellander).
Telling stories about trees:
Is a Norwegian/Italian collaboration that stems from a night in Rome where
Bluefaced People(Skaset/Moe) shared the bill with a Renato Ciunfrini project.
The musicians became mutual aware of each other and decided to meet in
Norway to play and experiment togheter.
Feeling confident about their music in the cold and dark city of Oslo, they decided
to continue the collaboration and tour Italy toghether. After two weeks of touring
the music had begun to grow in new directions, and started to get a inner substance
and form far beyond improvisation.
The mixture of the acoustic instruments with a slow and mechanical, almost
electronic approach, makes the music sometimes harsh and rigid. But with
spontaneous transitions into smoother and more sporadic melodic passages,
the music gets the life and nourishment to continue to grow into new areas.
Within the layers of friction overlapped with airy textures and the focus on
contrasts, the musicians seeks to reveal a deep duality in the music.

Massimo Falascone (Milano) – Saxophone & Electronics
John Hughes (Hamburg/USA) – Double Bass
Nicolas Wiese (Berlin) – Electronics

Massimo Falascone: Born in Milan on a quiet winter's day.
Elsewhere in the world, Glenn Gould publishes the "Goldberg Variations",
Thelonious Monk is about to record "Brilliant Corners", John Cage composes
"Radio Music". Soon Ornette Coleman will lose his job as an elevator boy in
a department store. He's been playing his plastic saxophone for two years and
there are still four to go before "Free Jazz".
MF hardly remembers those days. Would catch up later on.
In the late fall of 1968 listening to the radio from the back seat of his father’s car,
he is confirmed that "Hey Jude" is for another week at the lead of the "Hit Parade".
That single and that group from Liverpool will mark his existence. He quickly
learns to play the guitar.
In the mid 70s he’s given the book "Jazz" by Arrigo Polillo. It’ll be the beginning
of the end.
Today he plays various saxophones and live electronics. He composes electroacoustic
music. He has played with lots of musicians and has recorded several discs. Created
groups, orchestras and associations. He improvises, writes music for the theater,
documentaries and installations. He teaches, conducts workshops and master
classes on improvisation and writing.

John Hughes: Studied music at Montgomery Community College, Rockville,
Maryland. Lives in Hamburg, Germany since 1998. Plays compositions by Sun Ra
in Rocket No.9 and his own in Trio Hosho. Long time collaborations with italian
pianist Alberto Braida in Duo Mobile and with Lars Scherzberg and Jeff Arnal
in Tripwire.
Releases on schraum, Oaksmus, Generate Records, creative sources, broken
research, blue pearls music.
Nicolas Wiese: Audiovisual artist living in Berlin.

Solo - Bilwa
Duet - KAMAMA (Audrey Chen / Luca Marini)
Trio - Bilwa / Audrey Chen / Luca Marini

Audrey Chen is a Chinese-American musician and performance artist born outside of
Chicago in 1976. Using the cello, voice and analog electronics, Chen’s work focuses on the
combination and layering of traditional and extended techniques. A large component of
her music is improvised and her approach to this is often extremely personal and visceral.
Her performance work incorporates sound, movement and visual/sculptural concepts.
Chen performs solo and in collaboration with a wide number of musicians and dancers.
Bilwa works in both the performing and visual arts contexts. His electronic music andsound art often involve the abstraction of source material such as dancers’ breath and body
sounds, acoustic musicians, and audio frequency feedback—sonic relics through which he
pulls elements of specific spaces, times, and interactions into his work. He is interested
in sensory perception and subjectivity, and his work documents those acts of decipherment.
He often uses multiple speakers placed throughout a space, generating a sensory
environment rich in ambient, rhythmic, and spatial sound.
KAMAMA is the duo project of Audrey Chen and Berlin based percussionist Luca Marini.

Ignaz Schick - turntable (rotating surface)
Seijiro Murayama - drums
Martin Kuechen
- saxophone

Selena Junackov (Belgrade)
New slide projection work \'LIMINAL SPACE\'

Eyal Maoz (New York City)
Guitar / Electronics

solo and duo with:

Stefan Poetzsch

Eyal Maoz, solo performer, composer, ensembles leader, Tzadik and
Ayler Records artist and a guest member of John Zorn’s Cobra,
performed solo in New York City, Tel Aviv, China, Vienna, Kino Center
at Ebensee, Austria, and London. Based in New York City , his ensemble
Edom just released a new album at the Radical Jewish Culture series at
Tzadik Records. His ensembles performed at major music festivals
worldwide such as the Montreal Jazz Festival, Red Sea International
Jazz Festival, NYC 2007 Winter JazzFest, the New York Jewish Music
and Heritage Festival, Florida Music Harvest, The Jewzapalooza
Festival in NYC and more. He was featured on MTV and NPR.

\'liminal space\', a place where boundaries dissolve a little and
we stand there, on the threshold, getting ourselves ready to move
across the limits of what we were into what we are to be.
\'liminal space\': a space of transformation between phases of
separation and reincorporation.
Liminal spaces are ambiguous and ambivalent, they slip between
global market and local place, between public use and private value,
between work and home, between commerce and culture.

Selena Junackov (Belgrade, Serbia)
2008. Graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts, Novi Sad,
Department of Photography.
2011. Master at the Department of New Media / Video.

Margriet KicksAss (NL)
This interactive sound-sculpture is a former archive-cupboard, and sounds like
the engine-room of a ship.
It's based on resonance and produces sounds from a big auditieve spectrum.
With clean frequencies the whole unit becomes alive and starts to quake.
Different loose iron objects, which are fixed on the unit, are following this movement.
The quaking objects are amplified by mics. So you can feel and hear the physical energy.
Visitors are invited to explore hidden sounds.

Stefan Schäfer (live graphic design, overhead projector)
Christoph Scherbaum (guitar, effects, laptop)
Daniela Petry (double bass)

Rheibüko + Gschlössl : »Freies Fluten«
Mischa G. Esch ( s,t,bs-sax)
Gerhard Gschlössl (trombone)
Daniela Petry (double bass)

Daniel Lercher (electronics)
Bernhard Schöberl (guitars)
Gloria Damijan (piano/toy piano)

LSD steht für die Namen der drei MusikerInnen Daniel Lercher (electronics),
Bernhard Schöberl (guitars) und Gloria Damijan (piano/toy piano), die einem
größeren Netzwerk für elektroakustische improvisierte Musik bzw. Klangkunst

Der Titel der neuen CD – LSD-tripping (einklang records) – ist aber
auch eine Anspielung auf die gleichnamige halluzinogene Droge Lysergsäure-
diethylamid und die damit assoziierte Reise in andere Bewusstseinszustände. (...)
Dieser andere Zustand wird – um wieder zur Musik zurückzukehren – von den
drei MusikerInnen sehr sorgfältig und wie ein Teppich ausgebreitet, der dann –
so man sich auf diese musikalische Reise einlässt – langsam vom Boden der
Alltagsrealität abhebt. (...)

Wolfgang Seierl - kofomi, 2010

MEK (Mobiles Einsatzkommando - Berlin) : Live electronics : Guitar & Electronics : Bass synthesizer 

martiensgohome (mgh - Bruxelles) : Radio art collective / Electroacoustic live quartet

Founded in April 1996, martiensgohome is a sound collective whose primary
outlet is radio. Operating at the crossroad between radio drama and improvised
electronic music, it has been present on the airwaves of Brussels, on radio campus,
without interruption since its first broadcast. Instant sound scape, musique concrete
sauvage, martiensgohome's music is first and foremost a celebration of the sound
spectrum, from the roughest noise to the tiniest resonance.
Through personnel changes, regular or occasional guests, game plays, specific
side-projects, the collective has always maintained a constant renewal, that justifies
its longevity. They keep on challenging themselves, through arbitrary rules, codes and
unusual playing formulas, in order to preempt any restraint, any sclerosis, and be able
to pursue the highest possible creative freedom.
Their music is based on an attention for the microscopic details of their sound
environment, from the overlooked specifics of our everyday life to the character of
more complex soundscapes. The recordings they collect every week on the field are
the edited, treated and confronted to each others' findings.
The collective is currently composed of four persons. Their performances are
spontaneous and site-specific, taking into account the place, its character and atmosphere.

martiensgohome is operating on the radio every thursday 8:30pm on radio campus107.2,
in brussels (streaming: modem - adsl)

MEK: online release for free download:

Lin Chi-Wei (Beijing, China) - balloon music

Lin Chi-Wei - voice
C-drik (Berlin) - computer

Gerhard Uebele - violin
Ernesto Rodrigues - viola
Nathalie Ponneau - cello

Lin Chi-Wei: Born in Taipei, Taiwan, now living in Beijing, Lin Chi-Wei has been
one of the pioneers of experimental and noise music in Taiwan. He has been a
member of ZLSO (Zero and Sound Liberation Organization) from the early 1990's.
He studied cultural anthropology on the issue of temple architecture, taoism ritual
and music and later media art.
In 2010 he became an invited professor of Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology.
As a multimedia artist, he has published audio and video works and has been
involved in solo and group exhibitions.
Site :
Video :
Ballon Music :

C-drik: Born in Lubumbashi, Congo, now living in Berlin, C-drík started to
play experimental and noise music in 1989 while living in Belgium. He studied
electro-acoustic music and started his own label Syrphe, mostly focused on
producing experimental and electronic music from Asia and Africa as well
as some of his projects.
He performed across Europe, the Middle East, the Far East, North America
and North Africa, playing solo or collaborating with other artists.
Site :
Video :

Ernesto Rodrigues (born in Lisbon, August 29, 1959) is a Portuguese
composer, violinist, violist and electronic musician. Rodrigues has been
playing the violin for 30 years and in that time has played all genres of
music ranging from contemporary music to free jazz and free improvisation,
in the studio and live around the world. He created the record label Creative
Sources Recordings in 1999, which mainly concentrates on releasing
experimental and electro-acoustic music. He is also known as a painter.
He has created music for films, dance, performance, and video.
Has also worked with contemporary dancers like Mário Calixto, Manuela
Cipriano, Ana Galan, Valérie Métivier and Andresa Soares.

Michael Vorfeld (Berlin/DE) - percussion
Lou Mallozzi (Chicago/USA) - electronics, voice, tapes
Chris Heenan (Berlin/USA) - contrabass clarinet

Olaf Hochherz (Berlin/DE) - book
Robin Hayward (Berlin/UK) - microtonal tuba

Lou Mallozzi (b. 1957) is an audio artist in Chicago who dismembers
and reconstitutes sound, language, gesture, and image in various media.
He works in live performance, radio art, sound installation, CD recording,
soundtrack design, and visual art. He has presented works at numerous
festivals, concerts, galleries, and broadcasts since 1986.

Ap´strophe (Greece/Spain)
Dimitra Lazaridou-Chatzigoga - zither, objects
Ferran Fages - acoustic guitar, radios

Ap´strophe + Kammerlaerm:
(Greece/Spain/Argentina/Germany/United Kingdom)
Dimitra Lazaridou-Chatzigoga - zither, objects
Ferran Fages - acoustic guitar, radios
Lucio Capece - bass clarinet, saxophone, objects
Axel Doerner - trumpet
Robin Hayward - tuba

Ap’strophe is the duo of Ferran Fages and Dimitra Lazaridou Chatzigoga.
They began working together in 2006, when Ferran Fages recorded “Cançons
per a un lent retard”. At that time he collaborated with Dimitra Lazaridou
Chatzigoga in the track Paraula clau, which they composed and interpreted
together. After recording the album they realized the impossibility of
re-interpreting this piece, which is based on the detuning(s) of the guitar,
but decided to continue working together and started to search for a common
sonoric space. The result of this survey gave shape to their present collaboration,
which consists of a duo of acoustic guitar and zither. With their music they
investigate the perception of the distinctive timbre of the guitar and the zither
alongside the differences and similarities of their string instruments. Their
approximation combines the acoustic with the electronic in the sense that they
employ frequencies produced by their acoustic notes together with sounds
produced by electronic means.

Berlin improvisers Dörner (trumpet) and Hawyard (tuba) are joined by
Argentinian reedsman Lucio Capece in 2004 to form the trio known as
Kammerlärm (chambernoise). Together they create a non-narrative music
that evinces a strict reserve with respect to 'self-expression,' an acute awareness
of the materiality of their instruments, a sustained exploration of the possibilities
of instrumental playing. Their first full-length release as a trio (Azul discografica,
2007) is culled from two recording sessions at Dörner's home in 2005.
An intensely disciplined music, within whose spaces, gestures, and silences, unfolds
a finely textured sound-world that rewards deep, repeat listening.

Johnny Chang (solo violin + spatial sound amplification)
Annette Krebs
Radu Malfatti

Radu Malfatti's fordan (written for Dan Warbuton) gently and
persistently probes the listener's perceptions of time and space,
with a minimal of distractions from physically tangible sonic materials.
This sense of timing and space is further explored and exploited in
Annette Kreb's site-specific composition for solo performer. The
sounds associated with Quiet Cue and the Staalplaat environs are
considered as viable sonic palette - in a sense, the place becomes
the score.

a special bulletin by
Mat Pogo (actual voice)
Nicolas Wiese (virtual voices)

NYX (Hamburg)
Audiovisual Trio:
Katrin Bethge - analogue projections
Sascha Demand - electric guitar
John Eckardt - electric bass, live electronics

Ed Osborn (San Francisco)
»Stone North« (2009)
for flat guitar and custom electronics

Keir Neuringer (USA) – saxophone

Tetsuya Hori (Berlin/Japan) – electronics and objects
Izumi Ose (Berlin/Japan) – voice and face
playing songs by T. Hori

Welt am Draht
Thorsten Bloedhorn: guitar
Claudia Risch: sax, fl
Thomas Gerwin: live electronics, perc

acoustic laptop and objects

Rui Faustino: drums
Biliana Voutchkova: violin
Christopher Williams: double bass

(Dirk Serries, Antwerp) - Electric Guitar

Most people will typically associate the set-up of one man and his guitar
with folk music. For Microphonics, however, Dirk Serries, the creative force
behind vidnaObmana and Fear Falls Burning, has his mind set to different
horizons. Equipped with nothing but a Gibson Les Paul, a few effect pedals
and a tube amplifier, he turns clubs, art galleries, unusual performance sites
and concert houses into intimate spaces of sonic echoes and shimmering
overtones. Allowing for the music to grow from the moment, each performance
is unique and makes full use of the ambiance and acoustic characteristics of
a venue. You can see Serries 'capturing' his own reflections and sending
back replies, twisting and turning his guitar to shape the air around it.

(Yiorgis Sakellariou, Greece)
Sonata Rec
(Heidrun Schramm, Germany)
Asmus Tietchens
(Oliver Peters, Germany)
Gregory Buettner
Hanna Hartman

Andrea Parkins (New York City)
electric accordion, objects and electronics
and trio with
Okkyung Lee (New York City)
Andrea Neumann (Berlin)
info a. neumann

Andrea Parkins is a sound/installation artist, composer, and
electroacoustic/interactive electronics performer internationally acclaimed
for her uniquely gestural and textural approach to her electronically-processed
accordion and customized live sound processing. Described by The New York
Times Steve Smith, as a “sound-ist” and beyond category as a performer and
musician, she creates with her laptop electronics and Fender-amped accordion
an intense and visceral sonic world, full of lush harmonics, noisy concretized
disruption, and soaring electronic feedback.

Liz Allbee (Berlin/USA)
Magda Mayas (Berlin/Germany)
electric piano
Gino Robair (San Francisco/USA)
percussion and electronics

OBLIQ & Matsumoto

Pierre Borel (Berlin/France)
alto saxophone
Derek Shirley (Berlin/Canada)
double bass / bass synth
Hannes Lingens (Berlin/Germany)
snare drum & objects
Mitsuaki Matsumoto (Tokyo/Japan)

Burkhard Beins - percussion and strings
Rhodri Davies - harp
Michael Renkel - strings and percussion

Guido Huebner - Self built electroacoustic devices, objects, amplification
Yref - Self built string instruments, objects, amplification
Hui-Chun Lin - Cello

Michael Edward Edgerton – Extended vocal techniques
Matthias Bauer – Contrabass

Michael Edward Edgerton, born in Racine, Wisconsin, is a composer
of modern classical music. In addition to concert music, he previously had
interest in bringing music together with other mediums, such as theater,
movement and visual art, often in collaboration with artists from these disciplines —
however, in the last 10 years, his work increasingly leans toward complexity and
acoustical exploration.

Michael received his Doctorate in Musical Arts (DMA) in composition from the
University of Illinois, the Masters of Music (MM) from Michigan State University
and the Bachelors of Arts (BA) from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. From
1996 to 1999, Michael was a Postdoctoral Fellow with the National Center for Voice
and Speech, where he conducted research on voice science for his book, the 21st
Century Voice (

Matthias Bauer:
Born in Sonneberg / Thüringen 1959. Studied doublebass at the Hochschule für
Musik, East Berlin until 1980. Apart from work in music ensembles ranging from
contemporary classical to free improvisation, is a central concern with experimental
music-theater, dance projects, work with live poetry and his own solo performances
incorporating the voice. After lengthy residencies in Lyon (1980-88) and Cologne,
he returnd to Berlin in 1991 and has since been active as an improviser, performing
with the likes of Shelley Hirsch, David Moss, Tony Oxley, Sven Ake Johansson,
Jon Rose, Chris Cutler a.o. He has performed specially composed solo works by
Georg Katzer, Lothar Voigtländer and helmut Oehring. He is also active as a
composer for improvising musicians.


Michael Edward Edgerton – Extra-Normal Vocal Technique

The workshop will focus on methods of voice production,
based on certain aspects of physiology and acoustics, drawing
influences from nonwestern music as well as western avantgarde
The training will be focused on techniques to explore the biodiversity
of sound production, and to expand the limits of the voice, as not all
potential has been reached.
No previous experience necessary.

View / download full information here:

final performance/presentation will be streamed live.

Olivier Toulemonde: Acoustic sound objects
Jonas Kocher: Accordeon

Olivier Toulemonde plays improvised music with acoustic objects
or amplified springs. He works on listening, sound research and
relationship between sound and space.
In 1993, he was a co-founder of "Collectif Ishtar" (in Bourg-en-Bresse)
together with 20 other musicians and dancers. A year later, he joined
"Collectif et Compagnie" (in Annecy), where he first started working
with electro-acoustic music.

Swiss accordion player, electronic musician and composer Jonas Kocher
was born in 1977. He studied at the Hochschule der Künste Bern with
Teodoro Anzellotti (accordion), Pierre Sublet and Georges Aperghis
(théâtre musical). He played in various projects by Ruedi Häusermann
and Daniel Ott.
He currently plays in many improvised music projects in Switzerland
and Europe as accordion player and electronic musician.

Juan Parra Cancino

#1: "KVSwalk_SOLO"
Computer and analog electronics.
Duration: 20"

KVSwalk_SOLO aims to research the possibilities and limitations
of physicality and embodied musicality in computer music performance.
The musical structure is centered around the metaphoric imaginary,
as well as sonic derivatives of the Karman Vortex Street phenomena.
For its ensemble version, a set of 'high-order parameters' were defined
for each performer, favoring timbre variation and texture density control
over pitch and articulation variety.
KVSwalk_SOLO is a solo computer version of a piece commissioned by the
Orpheus Institute in Gent and the International Music Council premiered
by the ORCiM ensemble and Chris Chafe (CCRMA) the Orpheus Research
Centre in Music Festival on September 16, 2010.
The Solo version features a mixed setup consisting of an analog/digital
sound-generation engine and a custom controller that demands from its
performer to use physical gestures derived from a variety of 'traditional'
musical instruments.

#2: "PLP_Berlin"
Electric Guitar and Live Electronics.
Duration: 25"

PLP_Berlin is part of a series of works focusing on new lectures given to
traditional music conventions, particularly on the use of a notation system
that will help to spawn the exploratory process between traditional and
electronic musical instruments. The organizational backbone of these
works is derived from the concept of "timbre networks" an overall structural
composition strategy devised by the composer, aimed to design high order
parameters in live electronic music.
The first piece of this series was PLP_I , a collaboration with violinist Mieko
Kanno. Furher versions include collaborations with guitarist Santiago Lascurain,
Contrabassist Brice Soniano, percussionist Toma Gouband and solo performances
with Electric Guitar in Fukuoka, Nagoya (JP), Santiago (CL) and Montreal (CAN).

Juan Parra Cancino (b. Chile, 1979)
Studied Composition in the Catholic University of Chile and Sonology at
The Royal Conservatory of The Hague (NL)
As a guitarist he was part of several ensembles related to Guitar Craft,
a school founded by Robert Fripp.
He collaborates regularly with artists like Frances Marie Uitti, Richard Craig,
KLANG and Insomnio Ensembles.

George Cremaschi - Contrabass, electronics
Matthew Ostrowski - Electronics

Trio with guest/host:
Robert Klammer - Analogue synth, zither, objects
Gunnar Lettow - Prepared electric bass, electronics
Lars Scherzberg - Alto and sopranino sax, cymbals
Nicolas Wiese - Computer

KRK, founded in 2005 by George Cremaschi and Matthew Ostrowski,
has devoted itself to a muscular integration of electronic and acoustic
soundworlds, drawing on their more than 40 years of combined experience
working in a variety of genres. Their concise, spontaneous compositions
unite formal tautness with a fierce yet controlled energy, melding real-time
musique concrete with virtuosic extended technique to open up undiscovered
spaces in electro-acoustic performance. Building on their experience,
with more than 60 concerts in over a dozen countries to their credit, KRK
continues to innovate and redefine contemporary improvisational practice.

The musical communication between Klammer, Lettow and Scherzberg
is sensitive and fragile. Introverted, almost quiet passages and eruptive
moments alternate. The game with different dynamics and volume levels is
an important aspect of the joint playing process.

Sangtae Jin (Seoul) - Live electronics (cracked harddisc drive)
Utku Tavil (Torino/Istanbul) - Sound manipulation and video

Samuel Stoll - Horn
Robin Hayward - Tuba
Paul Hubweber - Trombone
Christian Wolfarth- Percussion

Michael Renkel: »Errorkoerper« for electric guitar, fx, notebook

Thomas Lehn: analogue synthesizer
Michael Renkel: acoustic guitar, live electronics
Michael Vorfeld: percussion

Olaf Rupp (Berlin): electric guitar
Ricardo Tejero (Spain/London): saxophone and clarinet
Julian Bonequi (Mexico/Berlin): drums, voice & electronics

Rinus van Alebeek
- tapes and more

Haarmann - ukulele, computer and more

De Drones - the sum of the both and more

Martin Lorenz
- turntables & prepared vinyl records

Thomas Rehnert - modular synthesizer system
Lars Scherzberg - alto & sopranino saxophone

Krzysiek Cybulski
Steve Heather percussion
Mike Majkowski
Matthias Müller trombone

Chris Abrahams Dx7 synthesizer
Michael Renkel electric guitar, objects, electronics
Joerg Maria Zeger electric guitar, effects
Nicolas Wiese live projection (stop motion animation)
myspace: begoo

Teatro sonoro:
von und mit:
Luca Venitucci: accordeon, objects
Ezramo: voice, prepared zither, electronics

Acoustic Duo:
Luca Venitucci (Rome)
Michael Renkel (Berlin)
myspace Luca Venitucci

ASPEC(T) Naples/Italy.
SEC_: analog synth, tapes, laptop.
Mario Gabola: feedback sax, resonant drums.

»[...] frenetic structures, noise explosions, ancestral cries,
an unceasing perversion of the soundscape and the time stream.«

Aspec(t) are releasing their fourth work “Waspnest”
on 12” LP and on CD, a coproduction between italian labels
Toxo Records, Viande Records and Fratto9 UnderTheSky.

OLAF HOCHHERZ Berlin/Germany. electronics.
YAN JUN Beijing/China. electronics.

Olaf Hochherz works as improviser and composer of electroacoustic music.
Currently he studies at the SeaM in Weimar.
He uses open source software for his music.

Yan Jun works with sound and language.
Born in Lanzhou in 1973. Based in Beijing. B.A. of Chinese Literature.
Involve to feedback noise, voice, field recording, site-specific sound
installation, impro music, writing, publishing and curating.
Founder of Sub Jam, which runs weekly event Waterland
Kwanyin (2005-2010) and annual festival Mini Midi (since 2005).
Had join musical projects as Tie Guan Yin (varied members).
Pisces Iscariots (Yao Dajuin, Li Jianhong and Yan Jun).
Now member of FEN (Fareast Network, Otomo Yoshihide,
Ryu Hankil, Yuen Cheewai and Yan Jun).
He has published 5 essay collections about Chinese new music
and 3 poetry collections.

Martin Küchen:
Baritone and alto saxes,
things, pocket radio.
Lucio Capece
Soprano sax, Bassclarinet,

Tetsuya Hori
electronics and objects.

Saxophone players Martin Küchen and Lucio Capece have been working
their instruments in a similar way since several years. Going extreme into
the use of objects in contact with the sax, in a way that the saxophone and
the object become one thing, The line between the show instrument and
the life object becomes unclear, and the music digs in the intensity of
perpetual everyday time.
Küchen has developed a remarkable solo work, as well as a celebrated trio
with Keith Rowe and Seymour Wright, among several other projects.
He also works in the area of committed new free jazz .

Lucio Capece has been working in the last years focusing in the developing of
minimal improvised music playing in several occasions with Radu Malfatti
among other artists, In another vein he is part of a celebrated highly focused
visceral work with Mika Vainio. He performs his own solo pieces based in
a subtle work in his usual instruments , plus Sruti Box and a few analog
electronic devices.

Tetsuya Hori,
born in Sapporo / Hokkaido, Japan, started playing the organ at age of four and
started composing. At age of 12 began studying the piano and two years later
started playing in various jazz ensembles. He started studying composition in
Sapporo at the age of 16 war later continued with composition studies at the
Showa University of Music in Tokyo. He graduated in 2001 (at the age of 21),
winning a special prize from the university. From 2000 to 2003 he was a
lecturer for piano, vocal, and orchestra. In 2003 he moved to Berlin where
he lives and composes.

CD release listening-party by Schraum

schraum 11: 'Subsurface'
Nils Ostendorf / Philippe Lauzier / Philip Zoubek
trumpet / alto sax & bass clarinet / prepared piano

Set 1: Nils Ostendorf Solo (live)
Set 2: 'Subsurface' (listen to the record)

Tony Dryer
(San Francisco): double bass
Jacob Felix Heule (San Francisco): drums
Guro Skumsnes Moe (Oslo): double bass
Haavard Skaset (Oslo): guitar
A collaborative sound project from Luke Munn and Johnny Chang,
exploring the sounds of spaces with site-specific performance, recordings,
and activations.

Johnny Chang: a violinist and composer based in Berlin, Germany,
Chang studied composition and experimental music with Michale Pisaro,
Mark Menzies and James Tenney.

Luke Munn is a Berlin based sound-artist whose work incorporates
performance, composition, and interdisciplinary projects. His practice
centres around re-activating, and re-presenting real world sound -
from the architecture of a space, to objects donated from the audience
and field recordings.

Semerssuaq are WJ Meatball (Jealousy Party, Sistemi Audiofobici Burp)
and JD Zazie (B Unit, Sistemi Audiofobici Burp).
The freeform Cut’ n Roll duo was born in Florence at the end of the 90’s
at the Soul Limbo Studio based in C.P.A. Fi-Sud. From that improvised,
freeform/rock and electronic music scene, they developed their technique
manipolating sound using basically dj tools.
In 2010 they started the parallel project Semerssuaq XL
with Agnese Fortuna (text) and Veronica Citi (video).
womenbeings: words in contexts integrates the live act with text
and visuals. Sonic distortions and modulations in extemporary processing
with short video pieces concerning tales of everyday tensions between
affective language and languages of professional context.

Seiji Morimoto - born in Tokyo 1971, studied musicology at the
Kunitachi College of Music, graduating in 1996. During this period he began
to play the electronic pieces by John Cage and his own sound performances.

Werner Dafeldecker:
reel to reel tape recorder // tape delay
Lucio Capece:
bass clarinet, preparations, branches

Antje Vowinckel:
1. "Fälle und Vorfälle" ("Toppling and Tumbling")
Electroacoustic composition for tops.
2. "Organ and Objects"
Improvised composition.

Marc Sabat:
"Cucumber Serenades" (2009)
for solo violin and violin choir with electronic tones,
played by Marc Sabat, violin & guests.

Rolf Sudmann:
new compositions for trautonium.

Homepage Antje Vowinckel
Info Marc Sabat
Info Rolf Sudmann

Début de Siècle
Installation by Nicolas Wiese and Laura Mello
Meta-musical live intervention by
Laura Mello - viola & electronics
Michael Renkel - guitar & electronics
Heidrun Schramm - string samples (ableton)
Nicolas Wiese - string samples (reason/akai)
(based on an autonomous interpretation of A. Schoenbergs
4th string quartet – concept by Michael Renkel)

part of the festival 48 Stunden Neukoelln
with kind support from the Bezirksamt Neukoelln

Okkyung Lee - cello
Magda Mayas - keys
Michael Renkel - guitar
Nicolas Wiese - electronics

Nörz (Vienna)Andreas Trobollowitsch:
prepared tapes, tape machines and radios, objects
Johannes Tröndle:
cello, live electronics

No Sugar (Berlin/USA/Czech Republic)
Electroacoustic duo of Liz Allbee and George Cremaschi
(trumpet/electronics/double bass)

AMP2 (Italy)Gandolfo Pagano:
Prepared Guitar, Electronics
Dario Sanfilippo:
Laptop/Live Electronics
Antonino Secchia:
Percussion Set

Felicity Mangan & Olaf Hochherz
Fake fieldrecordings

Das Synthetische MischgewebeGuido Huebner / Rainer Frey
( Caen / Berlin )
Installation_performance with mulitple object noises.
Tea party with slide show and german-french history lesson.

Chris Heenan
( Berlin/USA ) - Contrabass clarinet
Annette Krebs ( Berlin ) - Guitar / Electronics
Christoph Schiller ( Basel ) - Spinet
Michael Vorfeld ( Berlin ) - Percussion

Axel Dörner
- trumpet
Nils Ostendorf - trumpet
Kim Myhr - acoustic guitar, objects
Michael Renkel - acoustic guitar, percussion

Michal Szostalo ( Kołobrzeg, Poland / USA )
"The Artificial History Museum"
New work for Accordion, Violin, Electronics and Voice

Torsten Papenheim ( Berlin )
New work for Guitar and Objects

Artificial History Museum:
»About the value and evolution of aesthetics,
tradition vs. progress, individual versus mass
perception, and the dialectical struggle between
the desire to de-instrumentalize aesthetic signifiers
and the desire to re-instrumentalize them.
One musician's attempt to answer the question:
now that everything has been deconstructed,
why construct anything?«

»During the piece's 22 minutes, the right hand
marks a very slow metrum, giving an accentuated
rhythm, as well as room for resonance. The tuning
of the guitar is slighty different than usual, and
there are 5 objects of preparation attached. These
are exactly determined in their positions. In the course
of the piece, the preparation is shiftly and removed in
a precise order, and single strings are being slighty
detuned. By these alterations, the sound of the guitar
becomes slowly more and more "guitar-like" –
all done without effects or electronics.«

Los Glissandinos:
Klaus Filip (Wien) – Sine waves
Kai Fagaschinski (Berlin) – Clarinet

Bill Hsu (San Francisco) –
interactive computer music and animation

Playing two short audiovisual live sets with special guests
Chris Heenan (Berlin/USA) – contrabass clarinet
Lothar Ohlmeier (Berlin) – bass clarinet and saxophone

after that: open lecture / discussion.

web info: bill hsu


 for piano, voice, live electronics, speaker glasses, speaker lovers
Daily practice – daily prayers
not related to any religion
prayers because it involves my spirit
it´s not a (body) training, but it involves my body
diary: my inner music
Laura Mello & Alexandre Fenerich – TEXT INVASION

 for two portuguese-speaking people, live-electronics, live Skype-chatting 

Tetsuya Hori
music along with a silent film by Yukihiro Ikutani

Nicolas Wiese
audiovisual performance based on a piece by
Tom Rojo Poller & N.Wiese

Dave Bennett - guitar
Axel Haller - bass
Matthias Mueller - trombone

 Rhodri Davies (UK) _harp
Helena Gough (UK) _laptop
Andrea Neumann _inside piano

The Pitch :
Michael Thieke - clarinet
Boris Baltschun - small pump organ (harmona)
Koen Nutters - double bass
Morten J. Olsen - vibraphone

The extended Pitch :
Johnny Chang - violin
Chris Heenan - contrabass clarinet
The Pitch

Pan Am Scan :
Simon Harris
Masayoshi Fujita
(Vibraphone, Electronics)
Jan Thoben
Kassian Troyer
(E-Guitar, Electronics)
Derek Shirley
Rainer Kohlberger

Pasquale Napolitano (Naples) - new video works

Woody Sullender (NYC) & Seamus Cater (UK/Amsterdam)
banjo & harmonica duos

Robin Watkins (Stockholm/Berlin)
"The Luminiferous Aether" audio screening

Angélica Castelló (MEX/A) _recorder, tapes, electronics
Burkhard Stangl (A) _guitar, electronic devices
& guest
Mario de Vega (MEX/D) _turntables, electronics

Chulki Hong / South Korea: turntables
accompanied by a video screening (DVD) by Lee Hangjun 

Takuro Mizuta Lippit aka dj sniff / Japan: turntable & computer
Mario de Vega / Mexico: turntables, objects & electronics

Axel Dörner (D) _trumpet
Mathias Forge (F) _trombone

JD Zazie, WJ Meatball - Cut'n'Roll
Berlin / Florence

Dave Bennett _guitar
Derek Shirley _double bass
Michael Thieke _clarinet, objects, zither, tapes

Axel Haller _ electric bass, objects

Axel Dörner: tp, live electr.
Adam Linson: db, live electr.
Michael Renkel: .guit., live electr.