Performances start 19.30 @ Jugend[widerstands]museum Galiläakirchemuseum Galiläakirche]
Rigaer Straße 9-10 // Berlin, Germany
ALEX ZHANG HUNGTAI – Sax
GERARD LEBIK – electronics
DAVID MARANHA – Organ
ANDREA BELFI – Drums
DAVID MARANHA & GERARD LEBIK´s album release
“ANIME PEZZENTELLE ” @ Bocian Records / Distributed by metamkine
AUDREY CHEN & ID M THEFT ABLE
voices, cello, objects, electronics, antics
His work encompasses sculpture, music and architecture. In 1986 he started to develop his work as a musician both as a solo artist and with several bands and has since released more than 30 albums. He has formed “osso exótico” in 1989. He has worked with musicians such as Z’EV, Emmanuel Holterbach, Helena Espvall, Phill Niblock, David Grubbs, Akio Suzuki, Will Guthrie, Andrea Belfi, Jochen Arbeit, Minit, Pete Simonelli, David Daniell, Arnold Dreyblatt, Jacob Kirkegaard, Carla Bozulich, Chris Cutler, Werner Durand, Robert Rutman, Ben Frost, Helge Sten and more. His collaborative projects, include: Organ Eye, Bowline, Curia. davidmaranha.blogspot.de
Alex Zhang Hungtai
The project of Alex Zhang Hungtai, Dirty Beaches’ spanned low-slung, lo-fi, post-rockabilly to ambient instrumentals. Hungtai’s music is equally familiar-sounding and surreal, mixing a croon worthy of Elvis or Roy Orbison with Suicide-like drum machines and a fondness for found sounds and hypnotic loops. He moved to Zoo Records for his official debut album, Badlands, which was released in early 2011. Hungtai remained busy, issuing singles on Suicide Squeeze and a split with Xiu Xiu in 2011 and 2012. He released the Water Park soundtrack on A Records in March 2013 and the double album Drifters/Love Is the Devil that May. In 2014, Hungtai announced that his album Stateless would be his last under the Dirty Beaches name. Featuring viola courtesy of Italian composer Vittorio Demarin and mixing by Dean Hurley, Stateless was released in November 2014. dirtybeaches.blogspot.de
He is a drummer and composer. His projects and collaborations extend to diverse musical fields. He plays with Erik Skodvin, Stefano Pilia, Mike Watt, David Grubbs, BJNilsen, Simon James Phillips, Aidan Baker, Hobocombo. His fifth solo record “Natura Morta” has just been released by Miasmah recordings.
“Rhythm may well be written into the DNA of every human, as fundamental as a heartbeat, yet with “Wege” Belfi demonstrates a rare understanding of its subtleties and complexities.” Nathan Thomas – Fluid Radio chocolateguns.com
He is a sound artist, musician living Wroclaw/Poland. Works with improvised, experimental and intermedia music. H’s the author of sound installations and sound interventions in public space. Creates music and sound either by improvisation, musical notation or through directly manipulation of sonic material using electro and acoustic media. Explores the audible phenomena field through various tools and techniques: saxophones, zopan wave generators, air compressors, VHS recorders, video objects, electronics, analog video feedback, software. In 2007 graduated Wroclaw Academy of Music. He performed with: David Maranha, Eryck Abecassis, Kazuhisa Uchihashi, Keith Rowe, Clayton Thomas, Gabriel Ferrnandini, Noritaka Tanaka, Bettina Wenzel, hans w koch, Joker Nies, Rodrigo Pinheiro, Christian Marien, Marc Riordan,, Pawel Janicki, Piotr Damasiewicz, Kuba Suchar, Ura Hiroyuki, Sebastian Meissner among others. gerardlebik.com
AUDREY CHEN & ID M THEFT ABLE
Together, they look to be a motley couple wielding a cello, perhaps an old saab side window, various other surfaces, table, objects and toys… and most importantly, their mouths. And together, they create some pretty intense, physical, humorous, jarring, unusual and sometimes strangely beautiful sound combinations and caterwauling.
They are as incongruous as they are a natural pair, delving deep into their own shared, wordless and analog languages.
is a Chinese-American musician who was born into a family of material scientists, doctors and engineers, outside of Chicago in 1976. Parting ways with the family convention, she turned to the cello at age 8 and voice at 11. Now, using the cello, voice and analog electronics, Chen’s work delves deeply into her own version of narrative and non-linear storytelling. A large component of her music is improvised and her approach to this is extremely personal and visceral. Her playing explores the combination and layering of a homemade analog synthesizer, preparations and traditional and extended techniques in both the voice and cello.
Among musicians, she has worked with Phil Minton, Tetuzi Akiyama, Toshimaru Nakamura, Ko Ishikawa, Tomomi Adachi, Matana Roberts, Elliott Sharp, Aki Onda, Phill Niblock, Frederic Blondy, Jerome Noetinger, C. Spencer Yeh, Nate Wooley, Mats Gustafsson, Mazen Kerbaj, Michael Zerang, Tatsuya Nakatani, Le Quan Ninh, Joe Mcphee, Susan Alcorn, Michele Doneda, Paolo Angeli, Dylan Nyoukis, Id M Theft Able, plus many more.
Recent collaborations aside from performing solo, include her voice only duo with London based artist, Phil Minton and a multidisciplinary project with German conceptual artist, John Bock. Her most recent album releases include, a quartet with Nate Wooley, C. Spencer Yeh and Todd Carter on Monotype (Warsaw), and a duo record with Phil Minton on Subrosa (Brussels). audreychen.com
Id m theft able
is an improvising soundist from Windham, Maine, USA. His instruments tend to include his mouth (with or without the use of vocal chords), an assortment of found objects/toys/junk which are sometimes amplified via an “amplified surface” (glass, metal, wood), various electronics, and, on occasion some “conventional instrumentation” sneaks into the picture. kraag.org/id , myspace.com/kraag , noisey.vice.com/