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OHRENGALA 9 | BEI ROY e.V BERLIN
ANDRE VIDA | tbc (HH) | BENJAMIN L. AMAN
29.04.2012

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ANDRE VIDA | Saxophone

 

Andre Vida (b.1974) is a Hungarian American saxophonist, composer and lyricist living in Berlin. Vida has been at the forefront of several major developments in experimental music, including his membership in Anthony Braxton’s original Ghost Trance Ensemble, his recent world record of 403 half hour performances at the Serpentine Gallery responding to Anri Sala's film Long Sorrow, performances with The Tower Recordings, and his extensive collaborations with electronic music visionaries Jamie Lidell, Tim Exile, Kevin Blechdom, and Rashad Becker.

Vida has developed a series of philosophical approaches to improvisation using restrictive costumes, animated graphics based score installations, and self made instruments. His solo saxophone pieces are the culmination of this focused improvisational thought, combining the theatrical aspects of his body, instrument, and voice.

For his Ohrengala performance Vida will extend his experiments with physical restriction by integrating a simple touch of preconceived structures in collaboration with Letizia Monae.

Recently he presented 'Brud: Volumes I-III' (PAN 20), a three volume compilation of recordings from 1995 to 2011 now available at PAN label, morphing seamlessly between a sense of total irreverence and the sublime.

 

André Vida | Live at Ohrengala

 

 

tbc (HH) | No Input Mixer

 

"tbc is Thomas Beck (ex-H64), operator of the Hamburg based Wachsender Prozess label and long-established sound artist, known from several solo releases, "mail music projects" and collaborations with Brume, Asmus Tietchens, Das Synthetische Mischgewebe, etc, during the past 15+ years."

tbc started in the early 80's to make his own sound as H 6 4. Franz de Waard of Vital called his music as some of the hardest music in Europe. Activities in the Cassettemusicscene with two Labels (DDT-Tapes and EX) and also in the so called Mailart Network.

Running "Wachsender Prozess" with smartman Stickel: for noise culture based sounds. Together with Günter Reznicek (Nova Huta) und Felix Knoth (Felix Kubin, Klangkrieg) they publish the magazine (Odradek) about Electroacoustic and Electronic Music.

About his music: "a methodical landscape constructed via fieldrecordings (no input mixer), composed elements and a consequent forms of creating noise walls with different inner structured fine tones. "

For Ohrengala, Tbc will offer a surrealistic, electro-acoustic harsh noise piece. It ranges from the disharmonic to the harmonics of spiritual high level to the idiotic machine music, in which the machine is a symbol of godlike perfection."

 

TBC | Live at Ohrengala

 

 

BENJAMIN L. AMAN | Recordings

 

A french sound & visual artist born in Rouen. Through different medias : drawings, installations, recordings, writings, actions, Aman's work finds its place in between different levels of perception, combining a physical, a mental and an emotional approach. As a sound performer Aman uses analog electronics, tape works, lights, space, actions, and static compositions, considering the live situation as a blank sheet of paper.

For Ohrengala, Aman will show a new piece called AG 30-320, a work exploring space by using action and confrontation as a princip of resistance. AG 30-320 intends to define limits between different states of consciousness and psychogeographical disorders, using sound as a princip of gravity.

 

Benjamin Aman | Live at Ohrengala

 

 

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OHRENGALA
In collaboration with Bei Roy.
Curated by CoCo

Ohrengala (March 2011 - ) is a regular experimental serie organised at Bei Roy and curated by CoCo. The main idea of the series was to bring a wide spectrum of musicians and sound concepts in a monthly event mixture of electroacoustic, conceptual improvisation and noise music... Bei Roy is not the typical venue only for experimental music. It's a chance to offer interested people this form of music in a hopefully good way. After an invitation to join the series as collaborators in february 2012, Julian Bonequi and Audition Records supported the Ohrengala series as promoters and associate curators.

+ Pics 2011-2014

GUESTS 2012

Navnlaust Mønster Opptog
Mat Pogo
JD Zazie
Lightbringer
Clifford Torus
Paul Hession
Das Apparat
String Quartet
Tristan Honsinger
Hanna Hartman
Annette Krebs
Els Vandeweyer
Dj Sniff
Pär Thörn
Loup
Best Before Unu
André Vida
TBC (Thomas Beck)
Benjamin L. Aman
Okkyung Lee
Nils Ostendorf
Morten J. Olsen
Kim Mhyr

GUESTS 2011

Jealousy Party
Das Synthetische Mischgewebe
Valerio Tricoli
Heidrun Schramm
Man from Uranus
Krube.
JD Zazie
Nicolas Wiese
Evapori
Michael Muennich
...