30 03 2010
#2522

FutureEverything 2010: Ryoji Ikeda + Mika Vainio

Wednesday, May 12, 2010
9:00pm - 11:00pm
BBC Studio 7
Oxford Road
Manchester, United Kingdom

FutureEverything 2010
steve @ futureeverything.org
+44 (0)161 8341300

Ryoji Ikeda - test pattern [live set]
Mika Vainio [live]

9 - 11pm
Pounds14 advance
BBC Studio 7, Oxford Road

BUY TICKETS HERE: http://futureeverything.org/festival2010/ryojiikeda_mikavainio

An opportunity to see two of the world's leading sound artists perform on the same stage. The challenging output of Japanese composer Ryoji Ikeda places emphasis on complex A/V terrain, with compositions deriving from a fascination with data, sound and light. Mika Vainio is best known as one half of the Finnish electronic duo Pan Sonic, and through his connections to the pioneering Sähkö record label he co-founded in 1993.

Produced in association with the BBC.

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RYOJI IKEDA

The award winning work of Japanese electronic composer and visual artist, Ryoji Ikeda, is highly imaginative, challenging and innovative - concerned primarily with the manipulation of noise and tone in a variety of 'raw' states and working with frequencies at the edges of human hearing as well as intense visual representation. Aside from his work as a solo artist, Ikeda has also collaborated with others including Carsten Nicolai and art collective Dumb Type.

test pattern [live set], the latest audiovisual work in Ikeda's datamatics series, presents intense flickering black and white imagery, which floats and convulses in darkness to a stark and powerful, highly synchronised soundtrack. Through a real–time computer programme, test pattern converts Ikeda's audio signal patterns into tightly synchronised barcode patterns on screen. The velocity of the moving images is ultra–fast, some hundreds of frames per second, so that the work provides a performance test for the audio and visual devices, as well as a response test for the audience's perceptions.

Ryoji Ikeda - test pattern [live set]
Produced by Forma: http://forma.org.uk
Conception & Composition: Ryoji Ikeda
Visual Programming: Tomonaga Tokuyama

http://ryojiikeda.com

MIKA VAINIO

Mika Vainio has long been considered to be one of the leading lights of the Finnish music scene, inspiring a new generation of electronic music producers and helping to shape the sound of contemporary techno music. The highly influential producer's input has been extensive - co-founding the pioneering Sähkö label in 1992, working with Ilpo Väisänen as Pan Sonic, releasing his music on labels including Touch and Wavetrap and producing music with the likes of Björk, Chicks on Speed and Suicide's Alan Vega.

http://phinnweb.org/vainio

29 03 2010
#2521

Thorr's Hammer flyer 1994

Bill Herzog dug this up, flyer from the first ever Thorr's Hammer concerts in Seattle way back in 1994...

The power of Kinkos on the old US underground cannot be understated.

No that wasnt the Graveland side project playing. In fact Capricornus (who played all of the instruments in the Polish TH) didnt release anything until later. At some point in this murky primordial age we decided to add a second R to our moniker to get closer to UR and MJOLNIR, but also to make a further differentiation from their band's strong political agenda.

But, seems like the name was spelled different back then. And photoshop was obviously a new toy too....

Ah, the good old days.

25 03 2010
#2520

TKDS artwork exhibition during the Inferno festival

TRINE + KIM DESIGN STUDIO (www.trineogkim.no) have been making album artwork since 1999, and during the Inferno festival in Oslo they are exhibiting a selection of their designs for Black Metal and Neo-Black Metal artists, including coverart for MAYHEM, DARKTHRONE, ULVER, DØDHEIMSGARD, IHSAHN, SHINING, SOLEFALD, ARCTURUS, VED BUENS ENDE, MANES, VIRUS and many more. The pieces are displayed in large format, mounted on wooden boards, and are for sale in extremely limited editions.

Also available for purchase is their book DECADE, celebrating their first 10 years of making art together. This self-published book is limited to 150 copies worldwide, and presents an eclectic selection of their work for both the above mentioned artists and many others, enclosed in a silver debossed hardback cover.

After searching the darkest corners of Oslo for a suitable location for the exhibition, they finally settled on the former location of the legendary record shop HELVETE, known for its pivotal role in the earliest ages of Norwegian Black Metal.

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What: Metal themed art exhibition
When: March 31 to April 4. 12 am to 6 pm. / Kl. 12.00 til kl. 18.00
Where: Schweigaardsgate 56, former location of Helvete.
How: Take bus 37 (eastbound) from downtown (Oslo City) to Oslo gate.
The bus stop is right outside of the exhibition space. Travel time is 10 minutes or less.
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WEBSITE: http://www.trineogkim.no/
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=354273101246&ref=ts
FACEBOOK GROUP: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=359579868733&ref=ts
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24 03 2010
#2519

SUNN O))) & BORIS present ALTAR @ ATP NY Sept 2010

Sunn O))) & Boris present ALTAR, Tortoise, Hope Sandoval and more
confirmed for ATP New York 2010!

All Tomorrow's Parties will return to Kutsher's Country Club, Monticello for the third ATP New York festival over Labor Day weekend, running from Friday 3rd September – Sunday 5th September. We recently announced that legendary film-maker Jim Jarmusch, well known for his fantastic collaborations and documentaries with musicians will be the guest curator on Sunday 5th.

Today we are happy to announce a new batch of artists, see below for full info...

As previously announced, Friday 3rd September features these performances as part of our Don't Look Back day:

IGGY & THE STOOGES performing Raw Power 
SLEEP performing Holy Mountain 
MUDHONEY performing Superfuzz Bigmuff + Early Singles 
THE SCIENTISTS performing Blood Red River (first ever U.S. Show) 
+ more to be confirmed!

Friday will also feature a Comedy Stage, details of which are to be announced soon.

ATP celebrate 10 years with a birthday party on Sat 4th September hosting a day of past ATP curators, ATP Recordings artists and friends. Our new additions are one of the first ATP curators TORTOISE, psych rock luminaries BARDO POND, BEAK> featuring Geoff Barrow of Portishead, one of ATP Recordings' latest signings in the form of SLEEPY SUN, and newcomers AVI BUFFALO. Here's that day's line-up so far...

SONIC YOUTH 
EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY 
THE BREEDERS
TORTOISE
F**K BUTTONS
BARDO POND
BEAK> (featuring Geoff Barrow of Portishead)
THE BOOKS 
PAPA M
SLEEPY SUN
APSE
AVI BUFFALO
+ more to be confirmed!

Jim Jarmusch will curate Sunday 5th September and new additions to his previously announced choices are headed by SUNN O))) and BORIS performing material from their mindblowing collaborative album ALTAR, HOPE SANDOVAL of Mazzy Star performing from her stunning new LP, cult Swedish psychedelic rockers DUNGEN and New York space-rock from WHITE HILLS. Here's how the day is looking so far...


SUNN O))) and BORIS present ALTAR
THE BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE 
HOPE SANDOVAL AND THE WARM INVENTIONS
RAEKWON
GIRLS
DUNGEN
F*CKED UP 
WOODEN SHJIPS 
THE BLACK ANGELS 
VIVIAN GIRLS
WHITE HILLS
+ more to be confirmed!

All three days will also feature DJs and Cinema presented by Criterion.

We can also confirm that this year the bars, food vendors and Djs will continue until 6pm on Monday 6th September so that all guests can enjoy a more relaxing start to their post-ATP week.

Festival Tickets are priced at $250 + booking fee for the weekend. Friday day tickets are priced at $110 + booking fee. Saturday day tickets are priced at $120 + booking fee. Sunday day tickets will be available soon.

Weekend Bus travel is available between Brooklyn or Manhattan and the festival. Day Bus travel is available between Manhattan and the festival.

Accommodation at Kutshers is now sold out. Rooms for groups of 3 or 4 are available at the nearby Raleigh hotel (we operate a free shuttle bus between the hotel and festival site all weekend). Rooms are priced at $150 + room tax per person, full information available at atpfestival.com.

Weekend and Day Tickets, Accommodation and Bus Travel from Manhattan and Brooklyn are available now via www.atpfestival.com

Tickets are also available now in person from Other Music in New York City and Aquarius Records in San Francisco.

Selected press from 2008:

“An unforgettable end to the summer festival season.” – Spin
“ATP NY was the most enjoyable festival experience I’ve ever had in my life.” – Pitchfork
“Most of the bands seem to be strolling the grounds with the fans, unlike most festivals, where the stars seem to hide in their trailers...it’s quaint, unique location has provided the event an easy-going summer camp vibe...ATP was a great example of what a festival should be- manageable, full of cool people and boasting a solid line-up...it was a pretty perfect weekend.” - Billboard

Selected press from 2009:

"ATP is an animal all of its own. There is an energy that is positive, creative and palpable. Musicians wander about the grounds, checking out the bands. The sound system is killer. " - Brooklyn Vegan
"ATP is, in short, what indie rock was always supposed to be...ATP is indie rock at it's best." - The New Yorker "A weekend of musical delights. ATP remains by far the best organised, friendliest festival around." - Rolling
Stone
"Essentially a perfect weekend...Well done, ATP." - Entertainment Weekly
"A festival experience like no other...Lines are non-existent; it's easy to find a spot up-close to the stage to watch your favourite band; beer is plentiful; there's seating outside by the lake; and artists wander about with the normal folk." - Spin
"The year's finest festival. If anything, this year felt more celebratory than 2008." - Stereogum
"The most focused music festival on the planet. The line-up is unique, the atmosphere is crazily mellow...Not many festivals are interested in making diehard music fans feel appreciated, or even necessary, and ATP makes that its whole point." - Fader
"Nothing like your normal three day music fest. Artistic integrity is the word of the day." - ABC News "Felt a little like the coolest prom ever...an all-out sensory overload...we'll be down for it again this time next year." -
GQ
"A kind of utopia was successfully brought off last weekend at ATP...an incredible adventure in cultural escapism." - New York magazine

ABOUT THE VENUE

Kutshers is a country club based in upstate New York, less than 2 hours drive from New York City. The club is set in 1200 acres of beautiful countryside in the magnificent Catskills mountains. The resort comprises of a hotel with several bars/nightclubs and cafes/restaurants. Plus various other amenities including a swimming pool, golf course, tennis courts, health spa and much much more.

The event takes place over 3 days, from Friday 3rd September to Sunday 5th September 2009 inclusive at Kutshers. Performances starting in the mid-afternoon, with around 35 acts set to play live across the weekend with DJ sets until late into the night, comedy, movies and more. There is dining, bars and other amenities onsite. Performances all take place indoors at the intimate venues within the complex, so you have no need to fear about the weather!

ABOUT ALL TOMORROW'S PARTIES

All Tomorrow's Parties has been promoting festivals and concerts throughout the world for the last ten years. It was founded in the wake of Belle and Sebastian’s Bowlie Weekender, with Mogwai curating in the unusual setting of Pontins Holiday Camp, Camber Sands. Since then the festival has appeared every year and has expanded across the globe continuing to set itself apart from large scale corporate festivals by staying intimate and fan-friendly. The line-ups are chosen by significant bands or artists which results in eclectic events that combine performances by legendary and influential acts with appearances by the latest crop of experimental artists from any (and every) musical genre. The festival has become more successful with every passing year, and ATP events have taken place in the UK, USA, Europe and Australia, with past curators including Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Mike Patton, My Bloody Valentine, Portishead, Sonic Youth, Slint, and Tortoise.

For ten years ATP has set itself apart from other festivals by embracing seemingly disparate artistic genres, with events featuring art exhibitions, cinema programmes, spoken word performances and stand up comedy. It has spawned an acclaimed concert series (Don't Look Back), a record label (ATP Recordings), and a feature length documentary about the festivals from Warp X, titled All Tomorrow’s Parties, out now on DVD. For more information visit www.ourtrueintent.com

3 day line-up so far:

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3rd: IGGY & THE STOOGES performing Raw Power, SLEEP performing Holy Mountain, MUDHONEY performing Superfuzz Bigmuff + Early Singles, THE SCIENTISTS performing Blood Red River (first ever U.S. Show) SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4th ATP 10th Birthday: SONIC YOUTH, EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY, THE BREEDERS, TORTOISE, F**K BUTTONS, BEAK>, BARDO POND, THE BOOKS, PAPA M, SLEEPY SUN, APSE, AVI BUFFALO SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 5th curated by Jim Jarmusch: SUNN O))) AND BORIS PRESENT ALTAR, THE BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE, HOPE SANDOVAL AND THE WARM INVENTIONS, RAEKWON, GIRLS, DUNGEN, F*CKED UP, WOODEN SHJIPS, THE BLACK ANGELS, VIVIAN GIRLS, WHITE HILLS + more to be confirmed!

24 03 2010
#2518

Richard Serra @ Galerie Lelong

01/04 - 15/05/2010

Richard Serra
Weight and Level
Grandes estampes

Vernissage le jeudi 1er avril à partir de 18 h

Richard Serra, né en 1939, est une figure centrale de la sculpture contemporaine. Depuis ses premières œuvres en acier des années soixante-dix qui jouaient déjà sur des notions d’équilibre et de masse (tel One Ton Prop - House of Cards, constitué de quatre plaques de métal posées en équilibre les unes contre les autres), il a en 2008 relevé le défi de Monumenta dans la nef du Grand Palais à Paris. Plus que le gigantisme des dimensions, ce sont les proportions harmonieuses et parfaitement adaptées au site des quatre plaques d'acier corten qui en ont fait la réussite et la justesse.

Serra a toujours travaillé l’encre et le papier en parallèle de ses sculptures, renouvelant régulièrement ses techniques d’impression pour obtenir une matière forte en accord avec ses formes monumentales. Après avoir utilisé la lithographie puis le paintstick en sérigraphie, il a mis au point au début des années 90 un procédé de gravure par lequel du papier est mélangé à l'encre lors de l'impression. La matière ainsi obtenue, d'un noir profond, goudronneux, est celle que l'on retrouve dans les estampes récentes, réalisées sur les presses de Gemini G.E.L. à Los Angeles.

Ces œuvres de grand format sont montrées pour la première fois en France. Leurs titres évocateurs Weight (poids) et Level (niveau) disent bien la volonté de l'artiste de conférer aux deux dimensions du papier des valeurs sculpturales. La série de cinq petites gravures Promenade Notebook, également exposée, rappelle l'exposition du Grand Palais.

La Galerie Lelong avait présenté en 1987 un ensemble de sérigraphies de Richard Serra.

Elle a publié un recueil de textes de l'artiste sous le titre Ecrits et entretiens 1970-1989. ISBN 2-86882-008-5

Galerie Lelong
13 rue de Téhéran
F - 75008 Paris
tél +33 1 45 63 13 19
fax +33 1 42 89 34 33
info@galerie-lelong.com
www.galerie-lelong.com

Untitled RS07-3431, 2008. Gravure, 38 exemplaires. 121 x 182 cm.
2008 Richard Serra & Gemini G.E.L. © Adagp, Paris

22 03 2010
#2517

Russell Haswell live at Machine/Moulin Rouge, Paris 20th March 2010

Russell Haswell live at Machine, venue underneath the world famous Moulin Rouge cabaret in Paris, supporting Autechre on their 2010 "Oversteps" european tour.

Haswell has a great new 2CD out on No Fun titled "Value+Bonus".

Recorded on iPhone 3GS by SOMA.

1st part of set

2nd part of set

1st encore

2nd encore

19 03 2010
#2516

Simona Barbera in Bergamo

Temporary Black Space presents
SATURN OVER SUNSET

Saturn over Sunset is configured in the artistic evolution of Simona Barbera, as the possible relationship between her research and a space, TBS, strongly structural in its connotation.
The artist reintroduces the necessity of the sound element in art, getting to create complex experiences through connections between sounds and images.
The sound-light, or setting-sound, interactions originate in the investigation of, for example, La Monte Young and his “Dream Houses”. These concepts are put into concrete form through acoustic and environmental installations, with a very strong physical value.
In joining the visual with the sonic an interdependence appears and it couldn’t be otherwise.
Even though the wall drawings are pictorial, their nature has to be sought in the ritual dimension they obtein in the whole and in the act of production.
The corporeal participation impacts on both who enters in the setting and the artist in the act of composing and it’s translatable in terms of conversion or progress.
This is the key of the entire project: a route or motion towards an elsewhere, somehow enlightening.
The order of the spaces suggests indeed the presence of levels or states flowing together towards extremes such as light and fade or panic darkness.
The movement from dimness to light or vice versa is one of the topics of the various drawings; recurring in the luciferous figures and in the Vapori(Vapours), as a sort of fading images.
Also in the music there are intimations to this kind of motion: through feedbacks described as total blindnesses or the reading of text-descriptions in a voice-over.
The first visual impact provided by the exhibition correspond with the metaphorical incarnation of a presence that introduces the whole pathway: a sort of manifesto.
Consecutively, pictures evolve this concept through figural quotations and allusions or traces.
In the following room, the production of wall paintings on scraped surfaces implied a tecnique different from that of previous interventions.
The process and the result depend on the dialogue with the space and they have unexpected effects.
Last but not the least: DARK AMBIENT. The pure sound, without visual clues.
Its power allows a purely corporal perception through the application of low frequencies, creating real vibrations of the space in the evolution of drones.

* FRIDAY 19 MARZO OPENING with LIVE MUSIC PERFORMANCE from 19:00

TEMPORARY BLACK SPACE
Via Mayr 2, Bergamo (Città Alta) Italy
TEL/ FAX +39 035-216193
www.t-blackspace.com

*Info Emma Panza/ +393348646255
Mail/ emma@t-blackspace.com

pic: Simona Barbera, Vapour 2010

17 03 2010
#2515
16 03 2010
#2514

Alan Moore & Stephen O'Malley

14th March 2010
Alan Moore & Stephen O'Malley
"Simultaneous conjugation of four spirits in a room"
Laing Art gallery, Newcastle
Photos: Chris Walton

Cheers to all who came out for this last weekend (and the "English Journey Revisited" on Sunday at The Sage, Gateshead). One of the most fulfilling personal performance experiences for me in years.

16 03 2010
#2513

BAMBI O)))

email of the week

Dear Mr Stephen O'Malley
I'm a 26 Paris based French "artist" ?, working with photographs & video, & I have recently discover "Bambi", the famous Walt Disney production directed by David D. Hand. As I was enjoying these amazing 1940's drawings by Disney, I was in the same time disturbed by the dialogs, & the fact that Bambi and his boring mother were both talking like humans. So I first thought it should be intersting to watch it again with the sound shut off. I almost did this, but during the first part of the film, this new Bambi without the sound reminded me of Fantasia, wich is also a damned film. And I started to listen Monoliths & Dimensions as I was watching Bambi. I've been so surprised by the coherence of the ensemble that I've decided (without any authorisation) to re-edit the movie, keeping the principal scenes so that my cut is 40 minutes shorter than the original version, without any original sounds but only your music, very long extracts from Monoliths & Dimensions.

I am absolutely not trying to ask you for any authorisation to uses your sounds ! I just did this because I was curious to see what could happened : I think it's kind of troubling, how the Disney masks disappears and the animals are revealing themselves, wilds again. As a "disantropomorphisation" comes out of this. And because Bambi is a really sad and dark film who fear human presence (hunters), and more than this, absolutely focused on nature, I think the music fit increadibly well to the film.

I know it is impossible for me to use both formats (Disney & Sunn O))) ) together, to do what I want & furthermore that you may not be interested in watching this proposition for some good reason like you don't want any images added to your sounds (And I understand this pretty well, don't worry, I already had to remove Aethenor sounds of a Diaporama a few month ago). So I'm just telling you, if you just want to see the film , I can send you a dvd so that you can tell me if you liked the proposition or not.

Anyway, I'd be crazy someday to see you at "La Cinemathèque Française" performing music for "Bambi", or any other films like George Melies ones, or even more those from Segundo de Chomon, wich are way more drone than Melies...

Thank you very much for reading this/
Hope you'll find it interesting to watch...

Kindest Regards,
Thomas James

Pictures from the film as an example of what it feel / Renamed "L'Histoire d'une Vie dans Les Bois" as the first novel of Felix Salten was in 1923 : Bambi, Eine Lebensgeschichte aus dem Walde.

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