Thursday January 15th Doors 20:30 Concerts 21:30 Sharp!

Venue: NK
Elsenstr. 52/
2.Hinterhaus Etage 2
12059 Berlin Neukölln
0049(0)17620626386

http://nkprojekt.de

Andrea Belfi is a drummer and composer. His projects and collaborations extend to diverse musical fields. He plays with Erik Skodvin, Stefano Pilia, Mike Watt, David Grubbs, BJNilsen, Simon James Phillips, Aidan Baker, Hobocombo. His fifth solo record “Natura Morta” has just been released by Miasmah recordings.

“Rhythm may well be written into the DNA of every human, as fundamental as a heartbeat […] Belfi demonstrates a rare understanding of its subtleties and complexities.”
Nathan Thomas – Fluid Radio

WEBSITE: http://www.chocolateguns.com/
LISTEN: https://soundcloud.com/miasmah/sets/andrea-belfi-natura-morta

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GAMUT INC’s record release show for their first release, EX MACHINA (Bó?t / satelita).

GAMUT INC (aka Marion Wörle & Maciej Sledziecki) firmly claims an original position as creative retro-futurists with their first release, EX MACHINA.

With the help of instrument builder Gerhard Kern, gamut inc created several music machines, based partly on centuries-­old predecessors. These music machines play autonomously and acoustically, but are controlled by the computer.

For example, the Carillon is based on a 16-­note glockenspiel, and the Physharmonica emerged as a kind of automated accordion. The Bowjo is limited melodically, but complex timbres and numerous modulations are possible through changes in the positioning and pressure of various motors on the strings.

These Jules­-Verne­-like instruments are driven by specific self-­developed controller software that enable not only note playing, but also the complex sonic qualities come to light. Motors in the Physharmonica can be used to perform fluent changes in register, and the wind supply is regulated by chokes in a two­ chamber system.

Our focus lies in sonic textures – for that purpose we have developed specialized software to control these machines live. Further on we use different forms of live-generated music-scores to enable different degrees of composition and live-improvisation between the machines, electronic sounds and “real” musicians, with which we like to cooperate.

All four pieces sought to dust off ancient inventions, but the music didn´t feel anachronistic, the way the series described itself. Instead, it reached for new effects, as if trying to cheat the passing of time. –WIRE MAGAZINE

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Andi Stecher is an Austrian born and Berlin based Drummer / Performer / Composer. Works in a wide variety of genres of Music / Sounds / Performing Arts.

His recent artistic focus lies on working and researching for his Solo Pieces (exploring ways to find a natural and fluid way and approach of combining drumset playing with analogue and digital electronics), as well as being a drummer and percussionist in numerous projects / bands / free improv constellations.

His recent projects and collaborators include: Ava Mendoza, Doudou N’Diaye Rose ( Deggi Daaj 2014 ), ME presents Jeri Jeri, Marcela Ruiz Quintero, Eliad Wagner, Colin Hacklander, MuseRuole Festival, TRILOBIT ( Virtaranta / Horvath ) Ignaz Schick. He just released “Varsovia” on Kvitnu Records the debut Album of Malfinia Ensemblo ( Duo with The Norman Conquest )

http://andistecher.org/
LISTEN: https://soundcloud.com/andistecher

Gamut

Farahnaz Hatam

About: Farahnaz Hatam

Farahnaz Hatam is an experimental sound artist and is highly active in the Berlin experimental scenes. As an artist working with digital sound synthesis in SuperCollider, her current work is not only interested in sound as sculptural material, but as the medium in which ideas are communicated. Over 15 years professional work as a molecular biologist, Farahnaz arrived at sound through the visual arts. Her past includes video art, sculpture, and subtle provocations through public art. Current projects include Hacklander \ Hatam; Labour; Empire Strikes Back: Kingdom of the Synthetic; Dreck: ein apparat; NK; and solo work. Hatam has shared bills with Mouse on Mars, Jan Jelinek, Mika Vainio, PRSZR & Mattin, performed at the George Ernescu Philharmonic in Bucharest and festivals including OpenSound Lisboa & London, ERTZ #14 and Teenitus at Festsaal Kreuzberg, and has composed music for the Hyperion Ensemble International. Born in Iran; emigrated to the USA; BA in Molecular Biology; MFA in Installation Art from Hunter College. Based in Berlin now for 12 years, Farahnaz is co-founder & co-director of NK PROJEKT, a space for the avant-garde, experimentation & criticism. Curator/organizer cred includes Eye for an Ear 2013 A/V at NK, contribution to Berlin Atonal 2013, 2014 & 2015, helping bring the SuperCollider Symposium to Berlin in 2010, plus hundreds of concerts, workshops, lectures, artist talks & film screenings.

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