FROM THE RABBIT-HOLE TO BERMUDA P. 1

Datum: 
4 Mar 2016 - 19:30

Mini-festival at Fylkingen

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Lineup:

Quartet:
Johannes Bergmark Platform for amplified obejcts
Alex Nowitz voice, electronics
Kristine Scholz piano
Richard Scott modular synthesiser

Solo:
Séamus O'Donnell, electronics

*Unfortunately, Alex Nowitz and Séamus O'Donnell both had to cancel their participation for different reasons. We hope for another collaboration in the near future!
We are happy to announce, though, that great voice artist Camilla Strandberg will replace Alex in the quartet.

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Camilla Strandberg
is a vocalist based in Stockholm, Sweden. She has worked primarily as a flamenco singer, but is interested in association and improvisation between genres. Camilla approaches voice as a craft, using different vocal techniques. The aim is to create shapes, contours and sounds of other instruments with voice.

http://camillastrandberg.com
http://vokalstudion.se/om/

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Alex Nowitz
Alex Nowitz is a composer of vocal, instrumental and electroacoustic music as well as a voice artist, whistling and singing virtuoso who performs in collaborations as well as interpreting composed new music. He is a tenor and countertenor who also presents a wide array of various extended voice techniques.
Nowitz has done numerous performances mainly in Europe, including many New Music festivals. He collaborated with many improvisers and composers.
He composed numerous chamber music works, operas, orchestra miniatures, electroacoustic music, and music for theatre and dance.
2007-2015 he was resident at STEIM, Amsterdam, where he developed two gesture controlled live electronics to extend the voice and the vocal performance: the ‘stimmflieger’ (with Wii Remotes) and the ‘strophonion’. He developed five solo formats for many theatres and concert venues. The solo show "Tongues and Ghosts", for voice, strophonion, 8.2-system and video was premiered 2015 at Audiorama.
Alex received numerous grants and residencies like Banff Arts Center (Canada), EMS and Cité des Arts Paris. In 2009, he was the first prize winner of the ECPNM in Gothenburg.
He holds a PhD candidature at the University of the Arts Stockholm exploring the potentials for the contemporary performance voice developing the concept of “The Multivocal Voice”.
http://www.nowitz.de
http://vimeo.com/alexnowitz
https://soundcloud.com/alexnowitz

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Kristine Scholz
born in Schlesien, studied piano and chamber music in Hamburg 1964-68 and Köln 1969-72, with Eckart Besch, Konrad Richter, Wilhelm Hecker and Aloys Kontarsky. Since the 70ies sweden is a base for her work. Member of Harpans Kraft, an ensemble specialized in new music and touring internationally. Performs as solo pianist and in the piano duo with Mats Persson since 1969. The duo did pioneering work for John Cage, Erik Satie and the russian avant-garde, performing their works before they were generally played, and focused on individualistic pioneers like Ivan Wyschnegradsky, J.M.Hauer and the remarkable contrapuntist Claude Loyola Allgén. The entire duet production of Aldo Clementi, Morton Feldman, Erik Satie and Christian Wolff are parts of the repertoire. Classical composers include Busoni, Debussy, Liszt, Schönberg, Stravinsky and ’Die Kunst der Fuge’ by J.S.Bach.
A large number of works have been composed specifically for her as well as for the duo, including Aldo Clementi, Friedhelm Döhl, Dror Feiler, Johannes Fritsch, Erhard Grosskopf, Hans-Joachim Hespos, Luca Lombardi, Chris Newman, Christian Wolff and Zoltán Jeney. She has worked with theatre- and dance companies (a.o. Merce Cunningham). Scholz is established as one of the most experienced interpreters of new music, with a considerable number of concerts, radio- and cd recordings in sweden and abroad.
https://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kristine_Scholz
http://www.pianoduo.se/en/biography.php

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Richard Scott electronics
is a free improvising musician and electroacoustic composer and living in Berlin working with electronics including modular synthesizers and controllers such as the Buchla Thunder and Lightning and his own self-designed WiGi infra red controller developed at STEIM. He has been composing and performing for over 25 years working with artists such as Evan Parker, Derek Bailey, John Stevens, Jon Rose, Richard Barrett, Axel Doerner, Kazuhisa Uchihashi, Shelley Hirsch, Ute Wasserman, Michael Vorfeld, Frank Gratkowski and his own Lightning Ensemble. He studied free improvisation in the 80s with John Stevens, saxophone with Elton Dean and Steve Lacy, Action Theatre improvisation with Sten Rudstrom and electroacoustic composition with David Berezan and Ricardo Climent.
He has released many albums, for example Grutronic and Evan Parker on PSI records, The Magnificence of Stereo (sruti BOX) and has a solo double modular synthesizer LP and an album with Sidsel Endreson due for release on Cusp Editions in 2015. He has written a number of conference papers on Improvisation and electroacoustic music, including “The Molecular Imagination: John Stevens, the Spontaneous Music Ensemble and Free Group Improvisation” in Sound weaving: Writings on Improvisation, Edited by Franziska Schroeder and Mícheál ÓhAodha 2014 Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
http://vimeo.com/richardscot/videos
http://richard-scott.net

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Johannes Bergmark
makes, among many other things, surrealist musical object theatre with an evolutionary meta-instrument or amplified stage called the Platform. With his main activity as an improvising musician, experimental musical instruments-, sound sculptures/-installations/-environments maker, writer and electroacoustic- and text-sound-composer, he has developed over butoh, sound poetry, jester theatre and performance art into a kind of audiovisual object theatre performed as a concert but with a setting as a surrealist puppet play of toys, tools, kitchen utensils, materials, weird and kitsch decorative things and junk found on streets and flea markets. The objects bring their history and connotations as well as their often microscopic sound potentials on the little stage, made from a cupboard door with a hidden contact microphone under the floor (usually amplified without any electronic treatments), suspended over the table with a clamp like a springboard into a poor man's utopia where the junk will dance it's own dance.
JB has been an increasingly touring free lance musician since he graduated as a piano builder in 1996. He also lectures, makes pedagogical projects and workshops, usually focusing on untraditional acoustics, using also traditional crafts and basic sound technology, hoping to unfold a world where knowledge, skill, inspiration and surprise can meet and develop together and to inspire people to create their own poor man's utopias out of available resources.
http://bergmark.org

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Séamus O'Donnell
or kNiFeLoOp, works as artist and organiser on audio and media art projects and live improvisation. Solo or collaborative works (for performance or installations) include radio experiments with receivers and self built mini-transmitters; reel-to-reel tape machine loop or relay set ups; a live set can contain manipulated field recordings, self made devices, amplified objects, magnetic fields, traditional instruments and voice. Live-sampling of sounds and noises, acoustic or electronic, repetition and manipulation of samples and discovery of new sounds on the journey. Objects collected in the city of the performance are elevated to a new status. They become ambassadors of the culture, truth-sayers of the urban experience and representatives of the inanimate, objective and all honest material of the every day life of that city. In the process of sampling and manipulating the sounds of these objects a new (but old) story is teased into being, persuaded to reveal the epic journey of its city. By reducing the city to a few objects and then abstracting their metaphoric properties to a live sound piece, to learn of the hidden beauty and ugliness, the ups and downs, and the mystique that lurks beneath the surface of all cities.
Works with noisiV with Androvirus since 1999. Current collaborations: Krauchen, Spook Soi 14, Woo Guru and A/V projects with H3XL3R.
Co-initiator of the series of experimental music concerts in Salon Bruit Berlin since 2002 and has been involved in radio projects such as CoLaboRadio, PiRadio, RebootFM, Radio Tesla, Funkwelle and 88vier.
http://lifeloop.org

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Members production / Medlemsproduktion: Johannes Bergmark