ALREADY HAPPENED – Crank Sturgeon // Olivier Di Placido

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So. 15. Nov 2015. 20 Uhr.
BLACK BOX im cuba, Achtermannstr. 10-12, 48143 Münster

CRANK STURGEON
Crank Sturgeon works in performance, installation, and sound art, and has been active since the early 1990’s. A comical conceptualist, Crank is something of a misnomer: whether blending pun with the profane, or transforming the precious into an oil spill, a Sturgeon performance defies categorization. Accompanied by ridiculous costuming, pointed instructions and parables (gone awry), and even the occasional dirigible or two, these elements intertwine, transforming into space-defying interventions, and invariably involving audience participation. More than just possessing a predilection for the absurd, Crank wears the goggles of the perpetual optimist: infusing his processes with a classical struggle, and yet always with a leery salmon grin, awash in an undertow of delicious and celebratory noise…

“I do make noise; I also make vocal sounds, contact mics, collage, destroyed folk musings, bad poems (which I like to project on walls), and visual disturbances in the form of installations, masks, and assemblages with motors that belch and spit stuff out.” (Crank Sturgeon, noisewiki.com)

www.cranksturgeon.com
youtube.com/watch?v=-rx_tM9MYvA

OLIVIER DI PLACIDO
Olivier Di Placido is a french guitarist. During the years he has developed an absolutely unique approach to his instrument, being able to play it like a turntable, a synthesizer or a gamelan orchestra. Interested in discovering all the possibilities of the guitar, including the most hidden ones, Olivier has litterally invented a new and hybrid instrument, with unfixed neck and moving pick-up.”(Flussi festival 2014)
He’s been playing all around Europe for more than ten years, collaborating with musicians and improvisers like Mario De Vega, Arnaud Riviere, Tony Buck, Anthea Caddy, Jassem Hindi (Les Sorciers Komas), Fritz Welch (UK Tour) SEC_(Bocian records, Noise-Below) and MANY OTHERS w/Francesco Gregoretti (Viande, Scrotum records)… taking part in international festivals and shows.
olivierdiplacido.wordpress.com

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