FEED AT KW 062713
Thursday June 27th, 2013
Kunstwerke, Auguststraße 69, 10117 Berlin
Doors: 19h, Concert: 20h, Tickets: 10€
The Falling Rocket
'The Falling Rocket' is Stephan Mathieu's 10th full-length studio work following 2011's highly acclaimed 'A Static Place' album for 12k and his recent collaborations with David Sylvian/Fennesz on Samadhisound, and Robert Hampson/MAIN on Editions Mego. Here, Stephan performs a suite of real-time arrangements on the Farfisa VIP 233 organ, a Hohner Electronium and shortwave receiver. The recordings are densely layered into massive, seemingly liquid fields of pure sound with the original instrument's voices reduced to a vague afterglow.
At times they're not unlike the overtone-rich Walls Of Sound of Glenn Branca or Phill Niblock, with ghost choirs appearing out of nowhere. Tracks like Teide 1 are among the most roaring and brute pieces Mathieu has yet recorded, while there's also an almost pastoral quietness in tracks like Deneb and the album as a whole is one of his most accomplished works. Even though Mathieu uses tone clusters rather than conventional melodies there's still a rich harmonic and hallucinatory quality inherent to his compositions.
"...cosmic music, without a capital 'K'"
For his performance, Mathieu premieres a piece for real-time processed Electronium, an early analog synthesizer in the shape of an accordion, developed in 1952 and featured extensively in Karlheinz Stockhausen's groundbreaking pieces of process- and 'intuitive' music during the second half of the 1960's. FEED is equipped with a dedicated quad system by Funktion One for this occasion.&
The Eye of the Microphone
BJ Nilsen is a sound and recording artist. Primarily focused on the sound of nature and its effect on humans, field recordings, and the perception of time and space as experienced through sound, often electronically treated. He has worked as composer and sound designer for documentary film, theatre, television and dance and performs his solo work regularly around the globe creating an immersive and intimate soundworld.
"Even more fascinating is the bizarre selection of field recordings that have been put to use here; the sound of chairs dragged across the floor, dead trees leaning on eachother, the flapping of bird wings and a cat climbing up a door all crop up on this record, the dry recordings molded and morphed beyond recognition and slotted perfectly into the city’s vivid imagery."ATTN (UK) "The Invisible City"
For FEED 062713 Nocturne, BJ Nilsen will perform 'The Eye of the Microphone' a surrealist audio portrait of London based on psycho geography and acoustic flanerie as field practice.&
Philip Marshall is a designer for print and digital media, living and working between London and Berlin. He is a close collaborator with the Touch/Ash International network, one third of 3-33.me and, since 2009, curator of The Tapeworm. He also holds the high office of Minister of Nothing in the Kingdoms of Elgaland-Vargaland.
"Marshall siphons us from our reality to opulent surroundings fragranced with bright, clear piano, and into what may be a Parisian street scene, or outside the HSBC in Rusholme, the field recordings subtly edited for a trippy deja entendu, before melting into a final section of lustrous drone." Boomkat (UK)
FEED at KW 062713 "Nocturne" Curated by Pierce Warnecke & Yair Elazar Glotman in collaboration with Manuela Benetton