ALREADY DONE – KvT // Dismantling Mechanisms // Otolitos

So. 24. März. 18 Uhr
BLACK BOX im cuba, Achtermannstr. 10-12. 48143 Münster

An evening of femme-centered noise/drone/improvised sounds from Berlin.

It is easy for noise music to exist as macho confrontationalism. Less prominent are the times when experimental drone and noise are the common thread of female-centered DIY acts, each investigating unique aspects of sound in an uncompromising exploration of artistic territory.

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KvT (Berlin/Ireland/Hungary)

KvT are a duo that shape ephemeral soundscapes from the overlapping churn of single simple elements — voice, resonance, repetition, movement, memory. They work with processes/sounds/movements close to imperceptibility, and transformation through layering/rhythm/pattern/repetition. Having recently collaborated with David Bryant of Godspeed You! Black Emperor and presented work on both coasts of the USA in 2017, they have become renowned for their ‘play anywhere’ approach, using battery-powered equipment to present work in any and all locations.


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Dismantling Mechanisms – Agente Costura (Berlin) and Stephen Doyle (Amsterdam)

Agente Costura and Stephen Doyle are a duo playing improvised sounds, on amplified sewing machine and drums. Agente Costura/Lisa Simpson is a sewing agent. She has been playing the Singer, a sewing machine, since 2003. In the daytime she tackles unwanted clothing, transforming them into new wearable shapes. At night, the Singer joins her fellow musicians and Lisa sews to the beat of the music, improvising on clothing based on rhythm and sound. The sewing machine is a musical instrument, and new sculptural garments are created from old clothes. Lisa has performed extensively on an international level, including at The Vancouver Art Gallery, the Month of Performance Art Berlin, the Bimhuis Amsterdam, and Curitiba Fashion Week, among others. Stephen Doyle is a drummer, living and working in Amsterdam. His sounds have previously graced the creations of Dagora, 78rpm, and many more. His performances couple the meditative effects of repetition with the refined skill of a misspent punk youth — artistic curiosity meets chaotic spontaneity. Together, Agente Costura and Stephen Doyle create a percussive upcycled torrent of uniquely sculpted sound.


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Otolitos (Berlin/Canada/Ireland/Spain)

Otolitos is improv minimalist amplified sound by Tristen, Tom, and Angie. Someone called us ‘post-noise’. The laziest soft noise band in central Europe. We perform with drums/bass/noisebox/loopstation/projections/voice. Email us and we will come and play in your basement. xx



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