Mark Fell and CM von Hausswolff

Thursday, 19 November 2015
Doors: 7pm, Concert: 8pm

FEED at KW, Institute for Contemporary Art
Auguststraße 69, 10117 Berlin
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Artists and composers Mark Fell and Carl Michael von Hausswolff present their first collaborative project featuring a piece for live electronics played through a seven channel surround system. Each speaker transmits a design-specific hardware oscillator, producing complex wave shapes and responding to preset parameters different for each unit. The parameters are then modulated and controlled constantly and in real time, at both distinctive and random intervals during the live performance. The aim is to create a unique, immersive, site specific and unrepeatable sound environment.

In cooperation with STUK Arts Centre, Leuven, Image and Sound, FEED and KW, Institute for Contemporary Art. Instruments designed by Derek Holzer/macumbista.net.

Since the end of the 1970s, CM von Hausswolff has worked as a composer using the tape recorder as his main instrument, further aids are the sine-wave generators, oscillators and radar transmitters. His audio compositions are pure, intuitive studies of electricity, frequency functions and tonal autism within the framework of a conceptual stringent cryption. Lately he has also developed a more conceptual form of audio art overlooking subjects such as architecture and urbanism, rats and maggots.

Hausswolff is also active as concept artist in the fields of performance art, light and sound installations and photography. Collaborators include Graham Lewis, Jean-Louis Huhta, Pan sonic, Russell Haswell, Zbigniew Karkowski, Erik Pauser, The Hafler Trio and John Duncan. His music and sound art can be found on labels such as Touch, Ash International, Laton, Oral, RasterNoton, Firework Edition, SubRosa and Die Stadt. His work has been featured at numerous exhibitions including the Documenta X in Kassel, the Johannesburg Biennial, the Venice Biennale, and the Portikus in Frankfurt.

Mark Fell is an electronic musician based in the UK, and one half of the experimental music duo SND. His work is created from variations on algorithmic and pattern-generating systems, producing non-repetitive structures that are equally influenced by house and techno music of the late 80s and early 90s. Fell received an honorary mention in the digital music category at Prix ARS Electronica, and was shortlisted for the Quartz award for his contributions to research in digital music.

CM von Hausswolff, The Sons of God

CM von Hausswolff, The Sons of God
The Sons of God

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Leif Elggren and Kent Tankred have worked in the arts for over 20 years. In 1988 they formed the duo, The Sons of God (Guds Söner), a constellation which moves freely between performance, music and the visual arts, and whose productions often reach a point where traditional aesthetic boundaries, limitations and concepts are eliminated. The Sons of God observe and document, experiment and ask questions, build up and tear down. They leave it to the viewer to take what he/she wants or simply leave.

Carl Michael von Hausswolff

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Since the end of the 1970s, Carl Michael von Hausswolff has worked as a composer using the tape recorder as his main instrument, further aids are the sine-wave generators, oscillators and radar transmitters. His audio compositions are pure, intuitive studies of electricity, frequency functions and tonal autism within the framework of a conceptual stringent cryption. Lately he has also developed a more conceptual form of audio art overlooking subjects such as architecture and urbanism, rats and maggots.

Hausswolff is also active as concept artist in the fields of performance art, light and sound installations and photography. Collaborators include Graham Lewis, Jean-Louis Huhta, Pan sonic, Russell Haswell, Zbigniew Karkowski, Erik Pauser, The Hafler Trio and John Duncan. His music and sound art can be found on labels such as Touch, Ash International, Laton, Oral, RasterNoton, Firework Edition, SubRosa and Die Stadt. His work has been featured at numerous exhibitions including the Documenta X in Kassel, the Johannesburg Biennial, the Venice Biennale, and the Portikus in Frankfurt.

Photo: Ruben Gonzalo Escudero

Keith Fullerton Whitman, Nate Young, Dalglish

Keith Fullerton Whitman, Nate Young, Dalglish
Keith Fullerton Whitman

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Keith Fullerton Whitman is an american experimental electronic musician and composer whose prolific work is bending genres from ambient music, drone, electronic, drill and bass, musique concète to krautrock.

Recording under his name since 2001‚ he is active in the field of electronic music from the early 90s under different monikers.

His adventurous sounds has been documented on labels such as PAN Records, Editions Mego, Kranky, NNA tapes, Planet Mu or No Fun Production to quote a few.

Mastering and pushing his modular gear at the extreme, building up the intensity through complex structures, sharp beats and far deep frequencies, his live shows are recognized to drive the audience into a complete experience, equally physical and mind blowing.

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Nate Young

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One of the most captivating and individual characters on the electronic scene today, Nate Young is best known for his work in the group Wolf Eyes.

As a solo artist, Young has refined his musical approach: bass, synthesizers, organic electronics and raw unfeigned vocals to compose an intense, slow-burning darkness at all the right moments. Deep, percussive brutality and pulsing neurosis mesh with somber burial hymns, held together by Young’s technical prowess and mastery of his chosen gear. Each frequency is given its own unique role and characteristic voice, deeply chilled by the arid space of decay via tape manipulation/disintegration.

Atonal, morphing, and modulating bass lines pulse and plod their way through, like the unseen presence of the undead ascending a creaking stairway, leading upwards toward a nebulous void. This establishes a truly horrific atmosphere while honoring primitive technology, refined with a thick dose of originality.

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Dalglish – Chris Douglas

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Chris Douglas known primarily for his work as O.S.T., is an electronic musician from San Francisco, California. He is noted for helping develop the style of music that came to be known as IDM. Douglas was introduced to the all-night rave party scene in 1990. This inspired him to start to DJ and make tracks, and at just sixteen he began throwing the first Techno/Ambient parties in San Francisco. At the age of 17, Douglas left for Detroit to find creative freedom. While there he worked with several of his heroes; Mike Banks of the fabled Underground Resistance and the late James Stinson of Drexciya.

Adopting the pseudonym O.S.T., Douglas recorded his first EP for Detroit-based Switch Records in 1992. This was the beginning of a 20+ year career spent pushing the boundaries of electronic music. He later explained to The Wire magazine “I have been alone since an early age and through my work I learned a lot about expression, humanity, emotions.”

In 2002, Douglas was invited by Autechre to join them as support act on their Confield tour. Following this, they also requested that he perform at the All Tomorrow’s Parties festival they curated in April 2003. Douglas relocated to Berlin following an undisclosed “tragic event” and has remained there ever since.

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