blurred edges Hamburg – Kapital Band 1 / Felix Kubin

Do, 31.05.2018, 20:00 Uhr

Bild zu Kapital Band 1 / Felix Kubin

Falscher Zufall und synästhetischer Mehrwert

Kapital Band 1 (Wien/Berlin) Martin Brandlmayr: Schlagzeug Nicholas Bussmann: Roboter gesteuerter Flügel

Das Duo von Martin Brandlmayr und Nicholas Bussmann „Kapital Band 1“ setzt sich seit 15 Jahren mit den Möglichkeiten von Improvisation mit Maschinen auseinander. Ihr aktueller Versuchsaufbau besteht aus dem algorithmisch gesteuerten Automaten, einem von Winfried Ritsch entwickelter Aufsatz für Flügel und dem Schlagzeug als Gegenspieler. Die Strukturen und Pattern beider Pole begegnen sich als Parallelexistenzen oder mimetische Übernahmen. Ein Suchen zwischen Impuls und Logik, Algorithmen und Attitüden, Falschem Zufall und echten Fehlern.

Felix Kubin: Lichtscanner, Modularsynthesizer

Bekannt für seinen Enthusiasmus für disharmonischen Pop, industriellen Lärm und die Avantgardemusik des 20. Jahrhunderts, hat sich Felix Kubin ebenfalls einer technischen Erweiterung gewidmet. Mittels eines Lichtscanners und Modularsynthesizers wird graphische Notation in Sound übertragen, ähnlich der Oramics (1957) von Daphne Oram. Eine Performance zwischen Komposition und Zufall, dem Ver- und Misstrauen in synästhetische Zusammenhänge. “Hearing and seeing is basically the same thing, because it’s all based on frequencies” (CM von Hauswolff)

Ort: FAKTOR e.V. | Max-Brauer-Allee 229

Singing Yesterday’s News Again Radioplay

 The radio play version of “Singing Yesterday’s News Again” the SAVVY FUNK documenta14 radio news project by Nicholas Bussmann & Natascha Sadr Haghighian with 18 singers
is now online at Deutschlandfunk Kultur.the introduction is German, most of the
radio play is in English language.

Der Cottbusser Chor: Laura Mello, Lucille Desamory, Margarete Kammerer, Aaron Snyder, Eduard Mont de Palol, Rico Repotente (v.lks.). Nicht im Bild: Yusuf Ergün. (Anne Wellmer)

Laura Mello, Lucile Desamory, Margareth Kammerer, Aaron Snyder Eduard Mont de Palol, Rico Lee at SAVVY Contemporary singing “The News Trilogy”

photo:Anne Wellmer

3 nights experimental music laboratory in a bubble | Chicago

the Spacebuster at Maria’s Packaged Goods & Community Bar Chicago

Thursday  14. September 2017
Nicholas Bussmann robot controlled piano “Der Automat”

Friday 15. September 2017
Jim  Dorling- Bass clarinet
Neil Jendon – guitar
Michael Hartman – drums
Nicholas Bussmann – Der Automat

Saturday 16. September 2017
Sam Prekop – electronics
Nicholas Bussmann – Der Automat
…the Spacebuster being inflated..der Automat is on the sidewalk

Singing Yesterday’s new again every day on documenta14 radio

the coming weeks SAVVY FUNK documenta14 radio will be on air a the whole day.
every day 11:00-17:00 we will broadcast the news.
every day another singer will be Singing Yesterdays News Again

a project by Natascha Sadr Haghighian & Nicholas Bussmann

for SAVVY Funk / documenta 14
17.6.-5.7.

tune in to listen to savvy funk on 103MHZ in Berlin or click
here: livestream

daily the news are brought to you by:

17.6. Aaron Snyder
18.6. Chico Mello
19.6. Lucile Desamory
20.6. Yusuf Ergün
21.6. Li Monuko
22.6. Zelda Panda
23.6. Frieder Butzmann
24.6. Fernanda Farah
25.6. Margareth Kammerer
27.6. Ming Wong
28.6. Laura Mello
29.6. Rico Repotente
30.6. Amen Feizabadi
1.7. Övül Durmuşoğlu
2.7. Ute Waldhausen
3.7. Eduard Mont de Palol
4.7. Konstantin Schimanovski
5.7. Barbara Becker

documenta 14 radio “singing yesterday’s news again”

the news hourly brought to you by
Natascha Sadr Haghighian & Nicholas Bussmann
on documenta14 radio
SAVVY Funk
17.June-8.July

Every day, a singer sings yesterday’s news in her own way. The first day, a singer sings just the news from the day before. The following day, another singer recounts the news sung the days before, recopying what yesterday’s singers sung while also adding yesterday’s news in his own way. Over the course of three weeks the voices slowly form a choir, an iso-polyphonic composition of old news—sung, recopied, and thereby intentionally and unintentionally reinterpreted. The oral reinterpretations excite social resonances and make a common space audible in a manner that goes beyond a simple echo chamber.

The news made available to the singers as lyrics is compiled from the news feed of a public radio station. The compilation of news from this pool of reports follows the official criteria of relevance and factuality. But because the geographic coordinates of the feed are altered daily, the perspective of what is considered topical changes. Day by day this shift inscribes itself into the composition and recalls geopolitical reverberations in the echo chamber of the newsroom. Forgetting and silencing are part of the chant as much as accords, dissonances, and resonances. Adding another resonant pollutant, the singers invited to sing the news come from different traditions of music and poetry. Repetition and reiteration is corrupted by these various factors.