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2020 plans that sadly didn’t happen

So. 8 März 2020 – Inga Huld Hàkonardòttir & Yann Leguay
Icelandic/Belgian duo with an incredible performance piece using sledgehammers, wood and rotation carrying “spoken word out of it’s habitual state into a sonic limbo where a human howl could be located somewhere between wolf and dog.”

Fr. 19 oder Sa. 20 Juni 2020 – Chik White
Solo Jaw Harp exponent from Canada. “A jaw harp is a memento mori of instruments, a metal doodad in a head cavity, reminding the thing-ness of your skull of the fact it’ll someday hollow.” (Tiny Mix Tapes) “[White]’s wheezing gasps circle around the plastic pops and clicks of his harp in a quizzical dance, a surreal duologue spouting forth like twin streams of organic data.” (We Need No Swords)

And other stuff to follow…


ALREADY DONE – Arma Agharta // Ludo is Fantastic

Sa. 07. Dez. 20h.
BLACK BOX im cuba, Achtermannstr. 10-12. Münster 48143

Copyright Alex Duma-Dancai and Duniel Niehaus Ludo Mich. From Ludo is Fantastic Photo Arma Agharta

Wild performance strategies and oscillator assassination from Lithuania’s electronically-aptituded master of the now.
Sound-Performance-Künstler aus Litauen. Seine intensiven und explosiven Shows spannen einen Bogen über Eruptionen von chaotischem Noise und hypnotischen, psychedelischen Ritualen, bis hin zu dadaistischem Humor, seltsame Körperbewegungen, spontan improvisierte Spiele und der Stimme, losgelöst von Bedeutung und transportiert in einen unverständlichen Zungenschlag. (A. Zepezauer)

Documentary film by Willie Stewart about Belgian artist, musician, director and underground legend Ludo Mich. Since the 1960s, his work has been persistently raucous and intense, and his life characteristed by laughter.
Dokumentarfilm von Regisseur Willie Stewart über belgischen Kunstler, Musiker, Regisseur und Legend des Undergrounds Ludo Mich. Seine Arbeit ist seit der 1960 rau und intensiv und seine Leben bei lautes Gelächter charakterisiert.

The film is in English without subtitles. Das Film spielt auf Englisch ohne Untertitel.

ALREADY DONE – Olivier di Placido & Fritz Welch

So. 20. Okt. 18h!!!
BLACK BOX im cuba

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Griddled guitar and electronics from Olivier. Drums and howl from Fritz.
Ein Haufen Trommeln und eine zerstörte Gitarre.

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.

Fritz Welch is a drummer, percussionist and vocalist determined to stretch the escalator of possibilities into the bloodshot eye of results. Recent collaborations include Lambs Gamble (with Eric Boros and George Cremaschi), FvRTvR (with Guido Henneböhl) and various ensembles with guitarist Neil Davidson. He is a primary member of Asparagus Piss Raindrop and makes performance works with the choreographer Louise Ahl. He has played with Blood Stereo, Evan Parker, Crank Sturgeon, Jazzfinger,Tamio Shiraishi, Joke Lanz, Stephen O’Malley, Maya Dunietz, Michael Vorfeld, Tony Conrad, Usurper and Iancu Dumitrescu and Ana-Maria Avram among many others. A longtime Brooklynite of Texas origins, he is now based in Glasgow, Scotland. (


Fr. 21. Juni 2019. 20h
BLACK BOX im cuba, Achtermannstr. 10-12. 48143 Münster

Spemakh is a small group of free-improvising joke- and soundmakers from Saarbrücken, Berlin and Braunschweig (Germany) bringing their rampant music and sudden mistakes to places outside and inside of everything. The instruments in use are ranging from home-made windinstruments and costum-build cymbals and percussion to prepared trombone, guitar and doublebass next to found scrap, huffy voices and excentric lo-fi tools and electronix. The musical game develops from overall surprises, analog soundtransports, inordinate communication and a listening along thresholds, always respecting the atmospheric dust of place and time.

ALREADY DONE – Inutile Témoin // Antez

Fr. 12. April. 20 Uhr
BLACK BOX im cuba, Achtermannstr. 10-12. 48143 Münster

Mystische Punk Ausbrüche am Cello, Trommeln, Elektronik. Akustische Lava am solo Basstrommel.
Mystical punk eruptions on cello, drums and electronics. Sonic lava on solo bass drum.

Inutile Témoin kombinieren französische, deutsche und englische Poesie mit freien Improvisationen und komponierten Stücken, um einen energetischen und abstrakten Sound von tiefer und direkter Energie zu erzeugen.
Ihre Auftritte sind mystische Reise, die vom Bauch bis zu den kleinen Stimmen in Ihrem Kopf führen und an einen Vulkankurz vor dem Ausbruch erinnernt.
Beide Musikerinnen haben Punk-Einflüsse, verwenden arabische Skalen und freie Improvisation. Die Stimmen eagiren gleichzeitig in verschiedenen Dimensionen und reichen vom Singen zum Schreien.

Antez erzeugt großartige Klangflächen, indem er die Bass-Trommel mit Gongs und Metallgegenständen reibt, kratzt und streicht. Das Ergebnis ist wie eine Audiosauna: intensiv, wirklich überwältigend, aber einladend.

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