Ideologic

Ideologic

Stephen O’Malley

Dec

15

2016

KINDERTOTENLIEDER (directed by Gisèle Vienne, live music KTL) @ hTh
Montpellier, France ()

Dec

14

2016

KINDERTOTENLIEDER (directed by Gisèle Vienne, live music KTL) @ hTh
Montpellier, France ()

Dec

13

2016

KINDERTOTENLIEDER (directed by Gisèle Vienne, live music KTL) @ hTh
Montpellier, France ()

Dec

08

2016

Tempestarii by Gast Bouschet & Nadine Hilbert, Live music by Stephen O'Malley @ Fundação de Serralves
Porto, Portugal ()

Tempestarii by Gast Bouschet & Nadine Hilbert, Live music by Stephen O'Malley @ Fundação de Serralves
http://www.serralves.pt/en/activities/tempestarii/ "TEMPESTARII”GAST BOUSCHET & NADINE HILBERT AND STEPHEN O’MALLEY Video: Gast Bouschet and Nadine HilbertLive music: Stephen O’Malley  We have inherited the figure of the "tempestarii” from medieval wisdom and, in this specific case, he appears in the coast of Iceland where devastating natural events can throw us into lava fields and icy caves, driven by 100km/h arctic winds. In the black cliffs of the island, the tempestarii conjures up storms and their whirlwind of forces, combining disorder and renewal. The two artists and filmmakers, Gast Bouschet and Nadine Hilbert evoke these weather-charmer in the context of an immersive audiovisual and image experience that aligns contemporary art with meteorological magic and political activism. They will be joined by Stephen O'Malley, considered to be one of the hooded guardians of grandiose distortion, born out of from huge walls of amplifiers, guitar drones, cyclic waves of sonic pressure and improvisational explorations hailing from the darkest corners of the mind.Transiting between extreme heavy metal, doom, ambient and noise music, O'Malley is the founder of compelling projects such as Burning Witch, Khanate or the highly reputed, Sunn 0))). The colossal scale of much of his compositions is so overwhelming that it even blurs the trace of rational structure, appearing instead to br rooted deep visceral forces.After originally premiering in 2013, "Tempestarii" is different and unique in each performance. However it is based on reciprocity between sound and visual work. Together they walk along the razor's edge that defines the encounter between art and magic, making it possible to meander between the possibility of participation in a game of forces that achieves a greater dialogue with the most intimate urges of our planet.A question arises: "Are the tempestarii acting in accordance with his own goals or is he a messenger from Nature