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[Nettime-nl] [ STEIM ] Concert: Phil Minton/Axel Dörner/Thomas Lehn, Clare Cooper/Clayton Thomas/Jean-Philippe Gross and Daniel Schorno
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STEIM presents a night of sticky stinging electro-acoustic sound
TOOT - Phil Minton (UK) + Axel DÃrner (DE) + Thomas Lehn (DE)
Clare Cooper (AU/DE) + Clayton Thomas (AU/DE) + Jean-Philippe Gross(FR)
Daniel Schorno (NL/CH)
Date: Thursday, November 29
Venue: STEIM, Utrechtsedwarsstraat 134, Amsterdam
Time: 20.30 hrs.
Entrance: 5 euros
Reservations and more information: email@example.com or 020-6228690
We are very thrilled to have an exciting line up that represent the
lineage and development of todays improvised electro-acoustic music.
With three generations of important performers from the scene, we
expect to witness extended techniques in voice, trumpet, harp and
bass paired with distinct textures of both analog and digital
electronics. Please join us for this ear-opening evening at STEIM.
flyer design by Clare Cooper
Voice legend Phil Minton is joined with two of the most in-demand
German improvisers from one generation younger, Axel DÃrner - Trumpet
and Thomas Lehn - analogue synthesizer.
Axel DÃrner, born 1964, began his musical career with the piano
before he switched to the trumpet at the beginning of the 90's. Since
then he has become one of the most prolific players in Germany,
involved in an immense number of different projects.
With a background as an interpreting and improvising pianist, Thomas
Lehn has worked in the field of live electronic music using analogue
synthesizers since the late 60s. The analogue equipment allows him to
directly access the elements of the electronic sound synthesis with
Phil Minton began his artistic career first as trumpeter during the
middle of the 60's in the orchestra of Mike Westbrook. Soon after
this he shifted his focus to voice and became one of the most
expressional vocalists of the European improvised music scene.
Nearly inaudible music streams through their real time-composed
textures. Air breaths out of a DÃrner's trumpet without forming a
tone. Stridulatory, groaning, hissing, howling, bubbling sounds
emerge from Minton's sometimes imitating Lehn's pulsing electronic
tones. Their sounds merge into one another, occasionally developing
rhythms that quickly disappear environment. The poetry of this music
lies in its fragility.
Further information, biographies:
Phil Minton www.sofamusic.no/musicians/index.php?id=118
Axel DÃrner www.sofamusic.no/musicians/index.php?id=116
Thomas Lehn www.sofamusic.no/musicians/index.php?id=124
DANIEL SCHORNO traces his musical roots to an early appetite for
instrument hacking and the experimental avant-guard alike and has
dwelled in the outer reaches of electro-instrumental 'interactivism',
with its electronic discharge of clangor, for well over a decade and
Much of this time has been spent with travel, concerts and workshops
for STEIM and collaboration projects like Noughts, DEI, KAIROS and
the New Media Pocket Opera, and have lead as far afield as Iceland,
Moscow, Shanghai, Johannesburg's Soweto, the street kids & artists of
Guatemala City, as well as all over Europe.
"Zitegeist Desert - crackle Scorpio encounter" is a new solo project,
inspired by the experience of playing an extended version of Michel
Waisvisz's 'crackle box', in the Sahara desert.
www.zitegeist.net www.pocketopera.info www.steim.org
Gross/Cooper/Thomas build towers of sound with sticks, long strings
and electricity. Each of these three improvisers have played around
the world, pursuing collaborations with musicians that push their
understanding of what music is. Jean-Philippeâs lush background in
noise/rock, Clareâs classical string stretching and electronic-
sounding-acoustic language, and Claytonâs duty to balls-to-the-wall
free-jazz suggest a high volume, high frequency energy â that said,
thereâs a chance that they will dig no further than the fine sweet
details of static on their respective axes.
Born in 1979, lives and works in Metz (France). Before turning to
electronics he played drums in different rock bands. Since â98 he
plays improvised electronics with a mixing board, cheap microphones,
radio, small speakers and analog synth. His work is primarily focused
on feedback. He is collaborating with various musicians from around
the world, among them Will Guthrie, Ferran Fages, Arnaud RiviÃre,
Xavier Charles, AgnÃs Palier, Jean-Luc Guionnet. He is also a member
of power free noise band Maelstrom with Arnaud Paquotte and Michel
Oury. He has also played with John Hegre, Silent Block, Norbert
Moeslang, Alfredo Costa Monteiro, Utah Kawasaki, Kazushige Kinoshita,
Katsura Mouri, Stephane Rives, Frederic Blondy, Jack Wright, Jean-
Marc Montera and more.
More about Jean-Philippe Gross: http://jxpx.free.fr/
Clayton Thomas is a killer double bassist from Australia. His sound
palette (and table of dangerous looking preparations â long metal
sheets, mallets, license plate, styrofoam) never seems cease growing
and allows him a kind of unlimited attack territory. In a recent
weekend in Berlin he managed to perform duets with Peter BrÃtzmann,
Paul Lovens, Ken Vandermark and Mats Gustafsson.
Drawing just as much from Public Enemy as Albert Ayler, he has been
inspired by collaborations with many great musicians, including
Alexander Von Schlippenbach, Marilyn Crispell, Jon Rose, Makigami
Koichi, Jim Denley, Peter Kowald, Wilber Morris, Henry Grimes and
Jeff Henderson. With Clare Cooper, Clayton started the NOW now
festival of Spontaneous music in Sydney as well as the Splinter
Orchestra (25 piece improvising ensemble).
More about Clayton Thomas http://www.myspace.com/doubleclayton
Australian harpist and digital media artist Clare Cooper is
interested in unlikely pairings, machines, and âopenâ listening
experiences. Her music focuses primarily on acoustic player-powered
mechanical percussion and electronic soundworlds on her two chosen
string instruments: the pedal Harp and Chinese string instrument -
the âGuzhengâ. Her main projects are a sci-fi study of DX7/Guzheng
duets, âGERMâ with Chris Abrahams, and âHammeriverâ a 7 piece
electro-acoustic ensemble exploring the music of Alice Coltrane. She
is currently based in Berlin.
More about Clare Cooper http://gutstring.net + http://www.myspace.com/
This concert series is partly funded by Gemeente Amsterdam.
More information on concerts: http://www.steim.org/steim/activity.php
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