ALREADY HAPPENED – Desmedrados Soldados de Ventura // Yerba Mansa // Duniel Niehaus // Ross Parfitt

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So. 13. September 2015. 19 Uhr
Halle B, Am Hawerkamp, 48155 Münster

Raumformen / Sudden Cricket joint show in the giant jittering Halle B. Expect sonic smearing. Last evening of Raumformen’s week-long show.

DESMEDRADOS SOLDADOS DE VENTURA (UK) pulverise hellish psych-rock howls and tang-jangles. 6 guitars and counting on the forthcoming ace Clifton Park, NY volumes, this lot, led out of Manchester by master Psychonaut, Nick Mitchell, are what the Grateful Dead could have been if they’d really tried.
dedesmadradossoldadosdeventura.bandcamp.com

“A righteous nod in the direction of what psychedelic rock, unburdened of its newfound marketing status, should really be like, this monstrous UK jam session comes on like a triple-header to the dome and dances dervish around your skull… Any fool could get their medulla oblongata steamed, pressed and boxed by mere exposure to this beast. Maybe it’s your turn.” Doug Mosurock, Still Single

“Very gorgeous free rock improvs.” Byron Coley & Thurston Moore, Bull Tongue, Arthur Magazine

YERBA MANSA (UK) sees two of Desmedrados’ meanies killing it in a sharp guitar and drums combo.

DUNIEL NIEHAUS (DE) is Münsters own visually-aptituded, sub-Elephant-lurking generous guy. He’s been here for ages and now it’s really coming out.

ROSS PARFITT (DE/UK) will hit things, like usual.

Raumformen – www.suki-pix.de
The week’s events – facebook.com/events/527196960761855

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ALREADY HAPPENED – Bird People // Guitar Trio with No Fancy Name

birdapeopleBird People Photo: Matthew Grigg

So. 9. August 2015. 20 Uhr. 18 Uhr
Ausstellungshalle, Am Hawerkamp, 48155 Münster

BIRD PEOPLE are a drone band formed in 2010 by Ulrich Rois. Solo and with a host of collaborators Rois has since explored various forms of extended tone music, often influenced by drone-based folk music, Hindustani music and early minimalism. Bird People have toured extensively throughout Europe and have shared the stage with MV+EE, Sylvester Anfang II, Hellvete, Head of Wantastiquet, Rhyton, Rhys Chatham, Cameron Deas and Datashock among many others.

Recent releases include a split tape with A Story of Rats (March 2013, Feathered Coyote Records), a split tape with Hering und seine sieben Sachen (August 2013, SicSic Tapes / Feathered Coyote Records), “Water Buffalo” (April 2013, Sloow Tapes), “Terma” (November 2013, Jehu & Chinaman), “Autumnal Hum” (April 2014, Dead Vox), “King of the Grove” (April 2014, Yerevan Tapes) .

bird-people.bandcamp.com/
soundcloud.com/bird-people
www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMHA3Drf2yw

GUITAR TRIO WITH NO FANCY NAME is a set of three Münster-based guitarists aligned to free improv, noise and string theory. Lumped space burbles from scratching fingers, plastic triangles and HAL’s creeped Rechnungings. It’s Matthew Grigg, Erhard Hirt and Michael Kolberg who move the particles in this great trio.

Klänge wie Risse in Raum und Zeit, umwölkt von Elektronen wie durch Glühwürmchen… im GTwNFN haben sich drei Gitarristen der Neuen Improvisierten Musik ereint: Grigg verarbeitet seine Gitarrenklänge mit selbstgebauter Elektronik weiter, Hirt hat die Formung seines Klanges weitestgehend in den Computer verlegt, Kolberg erzeugt seine Klänge durch Präparationen. Zusammen bilden sie einen Klangkörper von atemberaubender Intensität.

matthewgrigg.wordpress.com
www.erhardhirt.de
www.luna3.de/

 

ALREADY HAPPENED – Dans le Frigo

dans finale Antez_egg Anna Mikhailova

Sa. 4 Juli 2015. 20 Uhr
BLACK BOX im cuba, Achtermannstr. 10-12, 48153 Münster.

Improvised and composed sets on Japanese koto and rubbed percussion from this Russian/French duo (Anna Mikhailowa and Antez). Highly-textured drum sounds like the deep electric of your humming mind, strings like lunar metal rays.

Anna Mikhailowa is a composer, theatre director and koto specialist. “You are where your attention is”, she writes.
Antez is a percussionist, focusing on textures and densities of sound produced by rubbing percussion instruments.

More info:
http://www.antez.org/dans_le_frigo_english.html

Videos:
http://www.antez.org/dlf_v.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHp0057k5Ow

ALREADY HAPPENED – City Hands // Arvind Ganga

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Sa. 6. Juni 2015. 21 Uhr. Einlass 20 Uhr.
B Side, Am Mittelhafen 42-44, Wasserseite, 48155 Münster

Nervous noise trips through Vietnam. CH & AG are planning to build up an installation during the day then play guitars, cymbals and the strange from inside it.

Arvind Ganga
Arvind Ganga is a guitar player from Den Haag who, after some recent travels in south-east asia, is getting heavily inspired by the tales and images of the hindu gods to create intense, free flowing, noisy abstract escapades using his guitar and a handful of objects. With the energy of a punk rock musician, he brings on a parade of ever-shifting, ever contradictory sounds, while maintaining something haunted and strange.

Arvind Ganga ist ein Gitarrist aus Den Haag, der sich nach Reisen in Südostasien sehr durch die Geschichten und Bilder der Hindu Götter inspiriert lässt. Mit seiner Guitarre und einer Handvoll verschiedener Objekte kreiert er intensive, frei fließende, geräuschvolle, abstrakte Eskapaden. Mit der Tatkraft eines Punk Rock Gitarristen ruft er eine Parade stets verlagernder, stets sich widersprechender Sounds hervor, während etwas Geisterhaftes und Sonderbares beibehalten wird.

https://arvindganga.bandcamp.com/album/saraswati/
http://www.arvindganga.net/

City Hands
Manuel Padding, aka City Hands, is a musician based in The Hague. City Hands incarnates his visions in improvised nervous noise trips and in dreamy incantations, all infused in seventies movies weirdness and classical science-fiction peaceful landscapes, using cymbals, voice, pedals of effects, tibetan bowl, flute, tapes​, smoke​ and moving images to transport. His narratives generally evoke a world where humans no longer prevail, a stream of words lurking into post-apocalyptic loneliness and colourful magic. Opening bridges between worlds for more than a decade, Manuel Padding throws rocks with pure elegance, and makes connections between people, continents and genres, never the easy way.

Manuel Padding, auch bekannt als City Hands, ist ein Musiker aus Den Haag. City Hands bringt seine Visionen in Form von improvisierter nervöser Noise Trips und träumerischen Beschwörungen zum Ausdruck. Alle sind durchdrungen von der Sonderbarkeit von 70er Jahre Filmen und klassischen friedlichen Science-Fiction Landschaftsaufnahmen. Er benutzt Becken, Sprache, Effekt-Pedalen, tibetische Schalen, Flöte, Tapes, Rauch und bewegende Bilder, um es zu transportieren. Seine Erzählungen beschwören in der Regel eine Welt hervor, in der Menschen nicht mehr herrschen. Ein Fluss von Wörtern lauert post-apokalyptischer Einsamkeit und farbenfroher Magie auf. Indem er seit über 10 Jahren Brücken zwischen Welten herstellt, wirft Manuel Padding Steine mit unverfälschter Eleganz und er etabliert Verbindungen zwischen Menschen, Kontinenten und Genres, niemals auf nur einfache Art und Weise.

https://cityhands.bandcamp.com/releases/
http://maybeididdieintheexplosion.tumblr.com/

ALREADY HAPPENED – N // Cam Deas

Fr. 01. Mai 2015. 20 Uhr.
BLACK BOX im cuba, Achtermannstr. 10-12, 48153 Münster.

Poster by Alex Duma Cam Deas N

N (DE, Denovali)
N ist der Dortmunder Experimental Gitarrist Hellmut Neidhardt. Sein Klang ist ein Monstrum, das sich merklich auf die Soundästhetik einer verzerrten Orgel konzentirert, die durch den Gitarren-Röhrenverstärker geschickt wurde und sich irgendwo zwischen Mantra und Sogwirkung bewegt.

Dortmund-based noise-drone guitarist, double-amping into the abyss. One massive dark drone, absorbing and shifting between mantra and maelstrom.

http://www.n-1511.com/
http://denovali.com/n/

CAM DEAS (UK, Alter Recs)
Auf seiner derzeitigen Tour erkundet Deas eine 12-Saiten-Akustik-Gitarre indem er sie bei der Erzeugung elektronischer Sounds als eine Art hölzerne Skulptur verwendet. Mit dem Bestreben das Klangbild der Takoma-Schule Gitarre mit elektro-akustischer Musik live miteinander zu verbinden, erzeugt er Geräusche, die mit Hilfe mehrerer analoger Synthesizer –Patches verarbeitet und manipuliert werden. Sich entfaltende akustische Geräuschwelten entstehen. Deas hat u. a. mit Steffen Basho-Junghans, Ignatz, Chie Mukai, Jack Allett, Sheldon Siegel, C. Joynes, Chuck Johnson zusammengearbeitet.

Cameron Deas is an experimental musician based in London. Currently working with electronics, he uses an integrated array of synthesis techniques that are triggered by, and in turn manipulate, external acoustic sound sources, in and out of conjunction with pure electronic sounds. Working in an entirely live environment, Deas creates a kind of real-time musique concrete, resulting in an abstract yet organic contemporary electronic music.

http://ckuik.com/Cam_Deas/

ALREADY HAPPENED – Mik Quantius // Daniel Voigt

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Sa. 28. März 2015. 21 Uhr. Einlass 20 Uhr.
B Side, Am Mittelhafen 42-44, Wasserseite, 48155 Mpnster

Mik Quantius ist ein langjähriger Musiker der Krautrock-Legende Embryo, deren psychedelische Kompositionen er um abenteuerliche Vokal-Improvisationen bereichert. Als Solo-Künstler bringt er seine Stimme pur und um elektronische Elemente erweitert auf die Bühne. Vokale Noise Experimente, das ganze Spektrum der menschlichen Stimme und mehr – unverkrampft und frei. (Broken Sound)

The German vocal artist Mik Quantius can, after being continuously abducted by aliens, only produce sounds from outer space. Originally Mik Quantius was involved in the metal scene of Koln, but in recent years he joined several avant-garde projects. For instance: he is a member of the legendary German Krautrockband EMBRYO and he took part in ‘Way of the Cross’, an improvisational project of Dave Nuss of the NO NECK BLUES BAND, with musicians like Kuupuu, The Skaters, Stellar Om Source and Kemialliset Yvsatat. Mik Quantius has an enormous vocal range and his diction is occasionally comparable to CAPTAIN BEEFHEART, but a little weirder. Reoccuring are the absurd sounds that fly out of his throat, often touching the treshold of pain. He is a scat maestro, who rather uses his body as an instrument than to sing. The thrilling sounds you will hear during performances of Mik Quantius will remain in your memory for a long time. (Toztitok)

www.mik999.de/index1.html
www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbosrsmWL1Y

Daniel Voigt bringt unerschrocken und mit Mut zum Risiko, eine abenteuerliche Mischung aus New-New-Age und Ambient-Drone-Loops auf die Bühne. Ausgerüstet mit einem Stapel voll Tapes und einer Handvoll tragbaren Abspielgeräten werden Sounds bis ins Unendliche geloopt, bis man sich am Ende selbst in einer immer wiederkehrenden Endlosschleife wiederfindet. Tape-induzierte Bewusstseinserweiterung garantiert!

Daniel Voigt’s slighty maddened mixture of new-new-age and post-industrial-music is currently based on tape-loops performed live on several walkmen and sounds like a worn-out thriftstore copy of an Oliver Messiaen record played at a busy city crossroad: foggy but beautiful. He played in Münster 18 months ago as the beautiful and well-lit Hering und Seine Sieben Sachen.

http://sicsic.de
https://soundcloud.com/sicsic/hering-und-seine-sieben-sachen-nachstes-mal-werde-ich-weniger-trinken

ALREADY HAPPENED – Trans/Human // Murgatroyd

Trans/Human poster by Alex Duma Trans-Human at Queens Photo: Jen Iker

Fr. 13. Feb 2015. 21 Uhr. Eintritt 20 Uhr
B Side, Am Mittelhafen 42-44, Wasserseite, 48155 Münster.

Trans/Human
Bildhauerische Musik eines umherwandernden Duos aus Großbritannien. Handys, Radio, Kassetten, Aufnahmen aus der Umwelt und präparierte Instrumente kombiniert zu einer ritualisierten visuellen und akustischen Erfahrung.

Using several noise making devices and techniques in their performances, including mobile phones, radio, cassette tape, prepared electric guitar, processed drums, strobe lighting, contact microphones, field recordings and feedback systems, this duo’s interests lie within the physical act of music making and its relationship to the environment and audience. They create ritualised sonic and visual experiences in their improvised shows. Their latest LP, The (Un)Expected, recorded at Audacious Space, Sheffield, came out on The Audacious Art Experiment in March 2014.

In March 2013 and June 2014, they headed out to the west coast of Scotland and through the Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, Serbia, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Croatia in the Audacious Mobile Research Library (A.M.R.L.). They roamed in their motor home, collecting rogue radio frequencies and playing a number of isolated and impromptu performances.

Audio:
http://transhuman.bandcamp.com/album/the-un-expected
https://soundcloud.com/transhumanists/sets/the-amrl

Video:
https://vimeo.com/98214007

Murgatroyd
Ross Parfitt’s new solo project. It’s to do with drums and moving.

ALREADY HAPPENED – I’d M Thfft Able // Distract Vibes // ASUNA

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Fr. 28. Nov 2014. 21 Uhr.
B Side, Am Mittelhafen 42-44, Wasserseite, 48155 Münster.

I’d M Thfft Able
Rabid distributor of vocal and electronic sense, US-based Id’M’s one of the most interesting modern madsounders. His gunk logic is overwhelming.
Perhaps the most insubordinate and virtuosic sound artist I’ve seen with my two eyes… All he needs is his mouth and hands to produce a mind-blowingly far out noise set. (Nat Roe, Noisey blog, Vice.com).
“Skurril und lustig ist das. Gewiss. Auch. Aber eben nicht nur.” (Tim Schomacker, Kreiszeitung.de (Oldenburg)).
www.kraag.org
Suggestions for 4 stay-at-home dancers
Dubious Liftings from 2008

Distract Vibes
Two pioneers of the Dutch improv/noise scene now in duo edition. Eastern and experimental jazz mixed with noise. Hectic, confronting and emotional, cutting-edge imrpovisations. The ultimate encounter for adventurous and free spirits.
“Psychedelic noise with hallucinative melodies in a sea of singing crack sounds”, Aad van Nieuwkerk, VPRO radio 6, Dutch National Radio.
distractvibes.wordpress.com
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ASUNA
In his live shows and installations, ASUNA, from Japan, spreads patterns of organs and toys around him. Many, many multiples of sounds and soundmakers make a high fine swamp.
“His reed organ & other instrument plays are surprisingly sweet and melancholic. Through nearly academic methodology he makes tracks to evoke the seasons he sees changing outside his window overlooking the hills of Tokyo”. (Alejandra and Aeron, Lucky Kitchen)
https://sites.google.com/site/aaaaasunaaaaa/
http://www.faitiche.de/ (live video from 14.9.2014).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15EJHvtmPh0

ALREADY HAPPENED – Cathy Heyden & Rogier Smal // Human Heads // kapitalspektakel / systemgüter / +

poster by Alex Duma

Sa. 13. Sept 2014. 20 Uhr.
B Side, Am Mittelhafen 42-44, Wasserseite, 48155 Münster.

Cathy Heyden & Rogier Smal
They’ve been here before and shook the shack with Erhard Hirt. Greatly, they’re back again, this howlin’ goddamn power duo (who aren’t afraid to be be sensitive, mind). Here’s their words:
CATHY HEYDENThis autodidact sax improviser enjoys encounters with other musicians, dancers , comedians, poets and performers from all over the world such as Faust, Geoff Leigh, Jac Berrocal, Lost woman, Morihide Sawada.
cathy.heyden.free.fr
www.youtube.com/watch?v=VV-vohkLZkc
ROGIER SMALA drummer who experiments with free percussion sounds. Besides playing in art collective Dagora he plays with different musicians and solo. Lately Rogier has been lucky enough to have been making sonic waves of liberty with gems like: Jaap Blonk, Marshall Allen, Dylan Carlson, Eugene Chadbourne, Geoff Leigh, Ludo Mich, City Hands, Sunburned hand of the man, Mik Quantius, Daevid Allen, and many more.
rogiersmal.blogspot.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uU2UZg1-5iQ

Human Heads
They’ve been here before too and rooted the cabin with Chastity Potatoe. Goodly, they’re back again, these freakin’ creepy souls from chemists, salons, olympic parks and the other side. Here’s their words (or mine, dunno, lost track):
Human Heads are Hannah Ellul (Helhesten, The White Death,…) and Ben Knight (Helhesten, Towering Breaker,…), who also run the Psykick Dancehall record label, magazine and art launch-pad and from their base in Glasgow. Expect humble confessions, ecstatic idiocy, fermented sounds of the putrid sublime.
www.psykickdancehallrecordings.com

kapitalspektakel/systemgüter/+
They’ve never been here to lay down the on roof, though they know the lay of the land, Münsterisch at least one. They ain’t got no words, but this ought to do yer:
www.kapitalspektakel.org

ALREADY HAPPENED – Chakai House, David Birchall & In a Leopard

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10. Juli 2014. 20 Uhr.
B Side, Am Mittelhafen 42-44, Wasserseite, 48155 Münster.

Chakai House
Chakai House is a new project by Pascal Nichols, a self-taught free-thinking drummer and sound-artist based in Manchester.
Nichols’ playing is both reductive and high-energy, and born out of a love for prog rock, free jazz, and ritualistic music. Chakai House is a drumset-performance of rudimentary polyrhythms and amplified percussion, and will coincide with a n LP release on Discombobulate Records.

Nichols has recorded and performed with artists such as Simon Rose, Phil Minton, Ludo Mich, Arrington de Dionysios, Shiggajon, Harappian Night Recordings. Past recordings have been released on labels such as Singing Knives, Chocolate Monk, Carnivals, Memoirs Of an Aesthete, Beniffer Editions.

Nichols has produced a number of commissioned sound works as part of his project with Kelly Jayne Jones, Part Wild Horses Mane On Both Sides, including performances and exhibitions in Tate Modern, Tusk Festival, ICA, MOMA, SCHIRN Frankfurt, Kunsthalle Zurich.

http://pascalnichols.bandcamp.com/album/pewter-patina

David Birchall
David Birchall is a guitar player living in Manchester who improvises open forms and structures using hands, preparations, friction and dynamics. He has played solo and in groups through the UK and European mainland.

“Hidden gem of the week…He does seem to be more about the physical sound he creates, rather than a muso improviser indulging their over-crafted technique” Sound Projector
“Improvising guitarist” The Wire
“Intriguing and listen-able improvisation… A fine piece of improv that flows wonderfully” Terrascope
“beautiful stuff” Monsieur Delire
“Quite a blast, but a very nice one” Vital Weekly

www.davidmbirchall.com
soundcloud.com/davidmbirchall
 

In a Leopard
Münster’s Mechthild Quander and Ross Parfitt fight recorders and drums. Scraping and hooting or something.
www.rossparfitt.wordpress.com