07.07.2011




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MARCUS SCHMICKLER | Live & New Release



July 18 - Münchener Opernfestspiele, Germany - Solo & Duo w/ John Tilbury



Peter Rehberg & Marcus Schmickler 'USA' LP is out now!

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KEITH FULLERTON WHITMAN | Live & Network Awesome Program



Aug 07 - O'Brien's, Boston MA w/ Xela, Garrincha & The Stolen Elk, Double Awake



A Network Awesome orginal production.

The Live Music Show - Curated by Keith Fullerton Whitman
Covering some of his all-time favorite music-clips such as laurie spiegel, seeselberg, voice crack, pink floyd, erkki kurreniemi, harry bertoia, giorgio moroder, celeste boursier-mougenot, bembeya jazz national, can, and more. All properly licensed for public view in the order he asked them to be arranged here:

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JAMES HOFF | Video & New Release



Part of Riot Radio Ballad, which explores the performative and futurist aspects of spoken word, audio, and radio material. Co-presented by Performa and Artists Space, James Hoff’s “How Wheeling Feels when the Ground Walks Away” audio document is out now.



PERFORMA 09 - Frieze Magazine review.

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JOSEPH HAMMER | Tonalism Live



July 23/24, Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock, 2225 Colorado Blvd., Los Angeles, CA
DUBLAB and Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock Present:

TONALISM; an all night ambient music happening

Live Performances by: Joseph Hammer, SFV Acid, Damion Romero, Warner Jepson, Julia Holter, Lucky Dragons, and Matthewdavid

DJ sets by: Ale, Carlos Niño, Nanny Cantaloupe, Frosty, Jimmy Tamborello, Suzanne Kraft, Sam Cooper, Katie Byron, Hoseh, Tropic of Cancer, Aaron Drake, Cooper Bker, and Scott Cazan

Video projections by: Carole Kim w/ Jesse Gilbert, Matt Amato, Alex Pelly, Jesselisa Moretti

Environment by: Materials & Applications w/ David Casey and Katie Byron



Tonalism is a dusk-to-dawn event inspired by La Monte Young's "Dream House" as well as the work of musicians and composers such as Terry Riley, Yoko Ono and John Cage. Tonalism combines harmonious textures in a surround sound system with visual elements to create an atmosphere where the audience is encouraged to bring pillows, cushions and sleeping bags to lay down, listen and watch for an extended period of time. DJs, live musicians and video artists play and perform throughout the night; starting at sunset and ending at sunrise. Complimentary tea and water are provided to all who attend.

Tonalism is made possible thanks to generous support by REDCAT | Roy and Edna Disney CalArts Theater, Center for the Arts Eagle Rock, Materials & Applications, LA Record.

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ROBERT BEATTY | Exhibition & Video



'Cream Grid Reruns' exhibition at Institute 193 Artists, Lexington.
Robert Beatty is primarily known as a founding member of Hair Police and some of his solo projects Three Legged Race and Ed Sunspot. He has also produced a seemingly endless number of music videos and illustrated countless record covers. Cream Grid Reruns is the first solo-exhibition of Beatty’s work, a synesthesia-invoking installation exploring the intersections of technology and imagination.






26.06.2011




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THOMAS ANKERSMIT | Live




July 03 - Bruisme Festival, Poitiers, France - solo
July 07 - Tuned City Festival, Nürnberg w/ Charlemagne Palestine, Charles Curtis, Maja Ratkje
July 08 - Tuned City Festival, Linnahall, Tallinn, Estonia - solo acoustic
July 09 - Tuned City Festival, Kultuurikatel, Tallinn, Estonia - solo electro-acoustic
July 10 - Tuned City Festival, Tallinn, Estonia - solo acoustic inside Cromatico sculpture
Aug 25 - Méteo Festival, Mulhouse, France - w/ Berlin Sound Connective & Jérôme Noetinger

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FRIEDER BUTZMANN | Video



Final archival video of Frieder Butzmann & Thomas Kiesel, feat. Gudrun Gut (Malaria!) from 1982.

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VALERIO TRICOLI | Live



28 June: 'Espèce d'Espace' premiere at BELLUARD FESTIVAL, Fribourg
New work for 12 speakers, subwoofers, electronics and diffusion. Trio with Jérôme Noetinger & Antoine Chessex.

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KEITH FULLERTON WHITMAN | LIve Video




05.06.2011


HEATSICK | News & Live



21 June - Berlin, Soju Bar w/ LEGOWELT, XOSAR, dj's JM Moser & Mo Probs
25 June - Bremen, La Boumbox »drum spell« w/ HEATSICK & dj's Mickey & Marzeki



Florentine Stettheimer track at Galerie Neu Berlin
Magnus Schaefer and Steven Warwick contributed a track "Chaud-Froid" to an album compiled by Nick Mauss, based on the poems of Florentine Stettheimer, included in the group show currently on at Galerie Neu, Berlin.

Lukas Duwenhögger, Nick Mauss, Birgit Megerle, Katharina Wulff, Amelie von Wulffen (Group Show)

10.06.2011–31.07.2011
Galerie Neu, Berlin

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BLOOD STEREO | Live at WFMU



Dylan Nyoukis & Karen Constance performed a few pieces for Fabio at WFMU Radio during their U.S. tour in April. All sets now available for download here.

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ILIOS | News & Live



'Concerts in the Dark' project at Moers festival
w/ Cyclobe, Colin Potter (Nurse With Wound, Monos), Robert Hampson, Simon Whetham, Alexander Rishaug, Gregory Bunter

Sat.11th June 2011
Sun.12th June 2011
Studio des Schlosstheaters, starting at 5.30 p.m free entrance
Moers festival

ILIOS also designed the sound for the new YELP dance piece: "No End, Then"
with upcoming shows in Athens and Chania, Greece on 11.06 / 14.06 / 02.08



Mohammad (ILIOS / Coti / N.Veliotis) just released a massive 3LP box entitled 'Spiriti'.
Out now on Antifrost.


27.05.2011


FRIEDER BUTZMANN | Archival Videos & Live



28 May: DE PLAYER IV, Rotterdam w/ Frieder Butzmann, Charlemagne Palestine, Gerard Herman.

'Incendio Italiano' Berlin, 1982. Music by Frieder Butzmann, Film by Thomas Kiesel.
It originally appeared at the film exhibition Super-8/Berlin, curated by Keith J. Sanborn for HALLWALLS (700 Main Street, Buffalo, New York 14202) in October 1983.

'Spanish Fly', Film & Music by Frieder Butzmann, Camera: Thomas Kiesel, Actress: Gudrun Gut, 1979.

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KEITH FULLERTON WHITMAN | News & Live



Commissioned by INA-GRM to work at their studios on a piece for François Bayle's original 80-channel Acousmonium!!

2-7 October: composition at the GRM Studios. Paris, France
14-16 October: premiering the work at Kontraste Krems, Krems Austria



28 May: Keith Fullerton solo at one thousand pulses - New Jersey
3/4 June: Float your Face Festival w/ Outer Space, Expo 70, Keith Fullerton, more tbc - Ohio, St. Louis
25 June: Goethe-Institut w/ Marcus Schmickler, Keith Fullerton - Boston

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FLORIAN HECKER
| Various Videos

—Event, Stream, Object— introduces a new dimension to the art of sound. An intersection of space, sound, and sophisticated technology, the exhibit uses a Meyer Sound system to challenge one's ability to "describe what we hear, when, where and from whom it is heard." An installation at MMK, Frankfurt's museum of modern art, which commissioned the exhibit.

Footage from Florian Hecker's installation at Sadie Coles HQ gallery in London (14 October to 22 November 2008). Comprised of two compositions broadcast through separate, custom made loudspeaker sets, Pentaphonic Dark Energy sets out "to manipulate psychoacoustic effects in order to distort and shift spatial perception", building upon his previous musical work and artistic collaborations.

Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, committed to commissioning and the production of unconventional contemporary art projects, is contributing two new provocative works to Fare Mondi // Making Worlds, the official exhibition of the 53rd Biennale di Venezia, curated by Daniel Birnbaum. No night No day, an abstract opera by Cerith Wyn Evans and Florian Hecker is performed off site on three nights only (June 46) at the Teatro Goldoni.

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VALERIO TRICOLI & THOMAS ANKERSMIT | News



Prix Ars Electronica Winners for 2011.



ECHELON was recorded in the abandoned radar domes at Teufelsberg, Berlin.



'Wildwuchs' Tricoli / Ankersmit (sound), U. Scherrer (live video), K. L. Theinert (visual piano) at LICHT.

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TREVOR WISHART | Residency & Interview



The pioneering electroacoustic composer Trevor Wishart has been appointed Composer-in-Residence in the Faculty of Music for the academic year 2010-11, supported by the award of a Leverhulme Fellowship. The residency is held in association with St Hilda's College and the Department of Applied Mathematics. The principal aim of the residency is to explore the links between music, science and mathematics.

An older interview with Trevor can be found here.

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JOHN WIESE
| Dossier Feature



Dossier is a bi-annual arts and culture journal incorporating fashion, photography, creative writing, art, music and culinary pursuits. Inspired by the French word for file, with no themes, features or specific guidelines. Dossierjournal.com is an extension of the print magazine, providing a forum for both established and emerging artists to exhibit their work online.

See excerpts from his Circle Snare edition here.

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EVAN PARKER | Live Dates



26 May – EP, Stan Sulzmann, Tony Hymas, John Edwards, Tony Marsh – Vortex, London, UK
28 May – EP, Chris Abrahams – Assembly Rooms, Bath, UK
30 May – EP, John Edwards, Eddie Prévost – Network Theatre, London, UK
9 June – EP, Matthew Shipp – Abrons Arts Center, New York, USA
12 June – EP, Matthew Shipp – Wind-Up Space, Baltimore, USA
17 June – EP workshop, concert with EP, Zlatko Kaučič, Giovanni Maier – Smartfest, Šmartno, Slovenia
18 June – EP workshop, concert with EP and workshop participants – Smartfest, Šmartno, Slovenia
23 June – EP, John Edwards, Tony Marsh – Vortex, London, UK
25 June – EP solo – Culturgest, Porto, Portugal
2 July – EP and many others – St. Peter’s Church, Whitstable, UK
8 July – EP, Peter Brötzmann – Smeltehytta, Kongsberg, Norway
8 July – EP, Barry Guy, Paul Lytton, Agustí Fernández – Det Lille Extra, Kongsberg, Norway
9 July – EP as part of Barry Guy New Orchestra – Energimølla, Kongsberg, Norway
21-24 July – EP Transatlantic Sextet – Jazzgalerie, Nickelsdorf, Austria

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DAS SYNTHETISCHE MISCHGEWEBE | Interview



An interview with DSM by Jérome Noetinger in the new issue of Revue & Corrigé.




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MARK DURGAN | Video

A two-minute excerpt of Mark Durgan’s sublime performance at last Halloween’s Bang the Bore VII – In Praise of Instrument Builders.




12.05.2011


FAMILY BATTLE SNAKE | Italian Tour



Flaming Creatures Tour:

VOM GRILL (Dennis Tyfus)
FAMILY BATTLE SNAKE (Bill Kouligas)
BIRDS OF DELAY / HEATSICK (Luke Younger & Steven Warwick)




May 13 Milan - Toilet Club
May 14 Rome - Dal Verme
May 15 Naples - Mamamu
May 17 Turin - Cripta 747

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THOMAS ANKERSMIT | Live Dates



May 7 - Multiplace Festival, Bratislava, Slovakia - solo and with Phill Niblock
May 9 - Stimul Festival, Archa Theatre, Prague, Czech Republic - solo and with Phill Niblock
May 14 & 15 - Lichtströme, Koblenz, Germany - with Ursula Scherrer, live video
May 18 - ]interstice[ Festival, Caen, France - solo and with Phill Niblock
May 19 - Instants Chavirés, Paris, France - solo and with Phill Niblock
May 21 - Observatori Festival, Valencia, Spain - with Valerio Tricoli, multi-channel performance with Holosonic speaker system
July 3 - Bruisme Festival, Poitiers, France - solo
July 7-10 - Tuned City Festival, Tallinn, Estonia - solo acoustic and electroacoustic performances



Here is a link where you can listen to an interview with Borbetomagus & Thomas Ankersmit on Radio Student, Ljubljana, Shitenia.


01.04.2011


BILL KOULIGAS / VALERIO TRICOLI | Live



16 April - NK: Eli Kezler, Bill Kouligas, Arnau Sala, Valerio Tricoli + Phantasmata
07 May - Ausland: Robert Piotrowicz & Valerio Tricoli, Bill Kouligas, Mario De Vega

Valerio Tricoli will be also performing at THREE DAYS OF STRUGGLE 4 festival in Italy, alongside Mortuary Drape, Teatro Satanico, Modern Witch, Magic Towers, Carlos Casas, Void ov Voices, Giuseppe Ielasi and many more.. 22nd-24th April.

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DAPPER DAN | Pan Feature





Label feature & interview on the third issue of Dapper Dan; a brand-new magazine about fashion and philosophy.

Also includes Angelo Flaccavento on the cult of Rei Kawakubo; legendary designer Yohji Yamamoto, Berlin-based artist Christopher Kline, Thomas Eberwein and Jerome Rigaud, photographers Charlotte Ballesteros and Hubert Marot, artist Jannis Kounellis, Filep Motwary discovers on new designer Takashi Nishiyama, Swiss artist Walter Pfeiffer, novelist Shumon Basar and more.

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JOHN WIESE | Live Dates



Australia Tour w/ THRONES

03.31.11 - Melbourne, Arthouse Hotel
04.01.11 - Adelaide, The Ed Castle
04.02.11 - Geelong, The National Hotel
04.03.11 - Hobart, Brisbane Hotel
04.05.11 - Melbourne, Toff in Town — John Wiese solo show w/ DJ Joe Preston
04.07.11 - Sydney, Red Rattler
04.08.11 - Brisbane, Tym Guitars in store + special club show TBA
04.09.11 - Brisbane, The Step Inn
04.10.11 - Melbourne, Northcote Social Club



UK & Euro Tour w/ MATMOS

05.15.11 - Birmingham, UK - MAC Art Centre
05.17.11 - Belfast, UK - SARC
05.18.11 - Dublin, Ireland - Button Factory
05.19.11 - London, UK - Auto-Italia
05.21.11 - Torino, Italy - Museum Arte Contemporanea Rivoli
05.23.11 - Rome, Italy - Circolo degli Artisti
05.24.11 - Bologna, Italy - Locomotiv
05.26.11 - Paris, France - La Gaite Lyrique
05.27.11 - Brussels, Belgium - VK
05.28.11 - Metz, France - Les Trinitaires
05.29.11 - Leipzig, Germany - Centraltheater
05.30.11 - Berlin, Germany - Hau1



Collaboration work with Brian Roettinger now showing at Seeline Gallery

Playtime, March 22-May 14, 2011
Pacific Design Center, 8687 Melrose Avenue, Suite B274, West Hollywood, CA 90069

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BLOOD STERO | U.S. Tour



April 7th - Feeding Tube Records, Northampton, MA.
Michael Morley/Spencer Yeh/Meg Clixby trio, DYlan Nyoukis/IDM Theft Able/Angela Sawyer trio, Dredd Foole & Chris Corsano, Matt Krefting

April 10th - Red Barn Hampshire College, Amherst, MA.
Blood Stereo, Northampton Wools (Nace & Thurston moore), fat Worm Of Error, Grey Skull & Daily Life.

April 12th - UAG Gallery, Albany, NY.
Blood Stereo, Bill Nace & 1983

April 14th - WFMU, Strength Through Failure
Blood Stereo & Tony Conrad/Charlemagne Palestine duo

April 16th - Numina Lente Festival, Flamboyan Theater, New York.
Blood Stereo, Hype Williams, TARP, Michael Smith with Title TK

April 17th - Cake Shop, Ludlow Street, NYC
An afternoon show of vocal performances including Dylan Nyoukis, Bill Nace, Dave Miko, C Spencer Yeh, Aaron Moore, John Schoen, Jason Finkbeiner, G Lucas Crane, Gen Ken Montgomery (Egnekn, the Minister of Lamination), Bob Bellerue, Drew Demeter and more TBA.

April 18th - 210 Thurston Ave, Ithaca, NY
Blood Stereo, Bill Nace and more TBA.

April 19th - Pengo Compound, Fedder Industrial Park, Rochester, NY.
Blood Stereo, Bill Nace, Pengo, Scrappy Joe (Nod) & Bruse Halio

April 21st - Oberlin College
Blood Stereo, Bill Nace & Aaron Dilloway Duo

April 23rd - Destroy Compound, Detroit, MI.
AMERICAN TAPES 900 Inzanity Fest
Blood Stereo, Bill Nace, Family Underground, Tara & Tovah, Aaron Dilloway, Wolf Eyes, Sex Police, Names Devine, Precious Tarpit, Apetechnology, Cold Turkey (last gig), Charlie Drahiem, Raven Strain, XBrainiax, Ghouls, Winter Ruby, Half Nelson, Redrot + VISUALS BY VIDEO MADNESS + HARD TECHNO DJ's PAT YANKEE & DJ LONELYHEART


18.03.2011


GHÉDALIA TAZARTÈS, RASHAD BECKER, MICHEL CHION | Live



24th-25th March 2011, London.
Penultimate Press and Cenatus in partnership with Cafe OTO and Sound and Music present two disparate figures from the French experimental tradition of musique concrète: Two nights featuring musical outsider Ghédalia Tazartès and the next his mentor and friend, the theoretician, producer and musician Michel Chion. On Friday night the massively respected sound artist & producer Rashad Becker will open the night with a rare live performance. More info here.

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BILL KOULIGAS | Live & The Wire Feature



1st April: Family Battle Snake live performance at Borderline Festival in Athens,
alongside Alva Noto, Phill Niblock, Hildur Gudnadóttir, Pierre Bastien, Phonophani, Thomas Ankersmit, Jacaszek, BJ Nilsen, The Skein (Andrea Parkins & Jessica Constable). Tickets here.




The Inner Sleeve on April's issue of The Wire Magazine.

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JAMES HOFF | Topten



In almost every issue since December 1997, the contemporary art monthly Artforum has asked a member of the art world to compile a list of his or her top ten favorite recent exhibitions (as well as concerts, television programs, books, and events) in a list that displays the writer's taste as well as his or her wit. With this hefty artist's book, James Hoff has reprinted the text of every column alongside the abstract designs of blacked-out photographs that once depicted the writers' picks. Inlcudes Kate Bush, David Byrne, Dave Eggers, Dave Hickey, Charlie Kaufman, Mike Kelley, Barbara Kruger, Matmos, Glenn O'Brien, Amy Sillman, Laurie Simmons, John Waters and dozens more. Also related, is the archive of UbuWeb's monthly Top Ten picks.

James Hoff is an artist living in New York City. He, along with Miriam Katzeff, is the co-founder of Primary Information.

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