Silence Blossoms @ Fort Process Festival
Silence Blossoms reunion gig at Fort Process in Newhaven
with Hanna Olivegren and Gus Loxbo
A micro-self-organising-festival as part of the City University Socio-sonic symposium.
Summer Party Friday 13th & Saturday 14th of July Friday Evening Kino Program Fri Jul 13 2018 19:00 - 24:00 in the kino //////////////////////////// The Peoples Foley Theatre 15 minutes Live performance of improvised Foley music - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foley_(filmmaking) - along to a comic strip score. //////////////////////////// Rieko Okuda/Antti Virtaranta/Kamil Korolczuk/Oliver Orthuber 30 minutes Rieko Okuda - voice, electronics, viola; Antti Virtaranta - kontrabass; Kamil Korolczuk - electronics; Oliver Orthuber - visual art //////////////////////////// FAF 30 minutes 2 fluffy ferrets romping on their playground. //////////////////////////// Ido Bukelman - Solo 25 minutes Acoustic guitar & banjo //////////////////////////// Documentation: Mariana Carvalho Friday Evening Keller Program Fri Jul 13 2018 19:00 - 24:00 in the keller //////////////////////////// the entertainers’ dry eye 30 minutes christoph rothmeier drums + synthie + voc The entertainers’ dry eye, the scenario of a multimasked solo entertainer, playing it’s way through an acrobatic cocktail of minimal pop and noise fragments. https://theedryeye.bandcamp.com/album/chewing-hum //////////////////////////// Hermann Müntzin/Adam Pultz Melbye 20 minutes Hermann Müntzing: Electronics, Adam Pultz Melbye: Double Bass //////////////////////////// Kamil K + Adam Frankiewicz 35 minutes Kamil Korolczuk — tapes and electronics Sound collage made of field recordings, rhythmical textures, found tapes and all kinds of noise //////////////////////////// opera maleta 35 minutes Lorena izquierdo, voice & performance art Ulf Mengersen, double bass Eric Bauer, modular Al García, drums //////////////////////////// Documentation: to be confirmed Saturday Evening Keller Program Sat Jul 14 2018 19:00 - 24:00 in the keller //////////////////////////// CORPORAL MECHANISM 20 minutes CORPORAL MECHANISM is an immersive performance, done by Camille Laurent and Stefanie Egedy, that puts the audience with other spatial and sensorial perceptions using light impulses and sound waves. //////////////////////////// SKlation 30 minutes Modern creativ trio (Piano, drums, cello) from Dresden - free improvisation //////////////////////////// Yr Lovely Dead Moon 30 minutes experimental electronics/performative music //////////////////////////// Stepha Schweiger & Adam Goodwin 42 minutes NOW I’M A PLANT (release) and new production with Stepha Schweiger (vocals, keys, sounds) & Adam Goodwin (double bass) //////////////////////////// Documentation: to be confirmed Saturday BBQ and Performances Sat Jul 14 2018 13:00 - 18:00 in the ĥof //////////////////////////// Visible Poem 30 minutes With high and low technology devices Leila Monsegur and Romulo Alexis propose a performance in which the manipulation and the overlayers of elements will present other relations between the visual and sound scopes. Through the convergence of visual arts, shadow theater and improvisational music, the duo will develop an immersive experience in which their devices, mixed sculpture and installation, will serve as the basis for their Expanded Cinema. //////////////////////////// dirar kalash 20 minutes oud or whatever resonator //////////////////////////// Animismos Impetuosos 15 minutes Seht Zhan (outdoor postmodular) Anni Lattunen (body and movement) //////////////////////////// Collection of beautiful things. 1 minutes A small exhibition of beautiful things by Mio Ebisu. //////////////////////////// Golden Dark 30 minutes Golden Dark (David Hull - vocals, guitar; Elo Masing - violin) is a duo of musical nonconformists that moulds their meanderings through uncharted sonic territories into subconscious songs, creating a melange of moods that cannot leave the listener untouched. //////////////////////////// Aziz Lewandowski & Sam Andreae 30 minutes .’’. .’’. . ’’ :\/: . :\/: (/ .:._\/_ : /\ : .’.:.’. .’’.: /\ : ./)\ ‘:’* /\ * : ‘..’. -=:o:=- :\/:’.:::. ‘ ’’ * ‘.'/.’ (/’.’:’.’ : /\ : ::::: _\/_ -= o =- /)\ ‘ * ‘..’ ‘:::’ * /\ * .’/.'. ‘ * .. : * * //////////////////////////// You are a circuit 10 minutes Collective performance by Tomomi Adachi //////////////////////////// “SELF REVERSING”, by Olga Kozmanidze 20 minutes reversed singing //////////////////////////// Documentation: to be confirmed Saturday Evening Kino Program Sat Jul 14 2018 19:00 - 24:00 in the kino //////////////////////////// Natalia Pschenitschnikova : „Zangezi / Birds 10 minutes Voice performance based on a poem of Velimir Khlebnikov //////////////////////////// Richard Scott & Insa Langhorst 20 minutes Glass Parade: Audiovisual film and modular synthesiser //////////////////////////// People Who Scrape, Construct, and Shoot 35 minutes Kaoru Ishikawa/scrape a chair, Kae San/voice & sound performance, aveuna/streaming live video from Tokyo //////////////////////////// Leila Monsegur and Mariana Carvalho 20 minutes Leila Monsegur (clarinet, projection), Mariana Carvalho (prepared piano). Improvisation. //////////////////////////// Documentation: to be confirmed
LIVE AT FTARRI is released into the world. I’m really proud of this release, it was the result of a three day residency with many fantastic people in Beppu, this is a recording of the concert we performed as a trio at the end of it. Thanks to Hinago-san at ReNTReC for hosting the gig and recording it, everybody at Beppu Project/Platform 05, Bodies at Play friends and colleagues: Arthorymen, Mio, Rina, Ono-kun (also for taking the cover photograph), Kazusa-san, Hino-san, Chigusa-chan and Tayuu-san and Kotobuki Onsen and Onsenmeister where we took the cover image.
This CD is available now on the Sound Anatomy label. I joined the core Lightning Ensemble trio of Richard Scott, Philip Marks and David Birchall on several tracks. Recorded by Sam Weaver on the 5th floor of Islington Mill, Salford. What the trio have worked on together over many years is somehting really special, a shared improvising method that I very much enjoyed being a part of.
This is a documentation of our Liebig12 installation from last year, it’s an online version of the exhibition space complete with videos and sound. You can wander around, the complete work lasts 13mins. We want to add more rooms in the future.
Visit here (not for mobile)
KLANGKELLER is a night I founded in berlin in 2016, this second season of events is hapeening between December 2017 and March 2018. The organising team is Mio Ebisu, Klaas Hübner, Neo Hülcker and myself. We are lucky to be located at K77 which is a cooperative house with it’s history in the artist squats of the 80s & 90s. A team of us manage the events, and each night has 3 slots which performers can freely sign up for. This first season featured:
KLANGKELLER is a performance and exhibition space for art, music and theory. It works on the basis that experimentation and spontaneity are crucial for a living and reflective art practice to survive. Each KLANGKELLER night has 3 presentation/performance slots (45mins, 20mins and 5mins) which members of the changing KLANGKELLER family can reserve directly 1 month, 1 week or 1 day in advance.
#012 [BLATT 3000 #09 Release Special] Fri Dec 15 2017 20:00 in the kino //////////////////////////// sediment&smog 45 minutes simon berz (lithophone&electronics)klaas hüebner (hardrives and power suplies) //////////////////////////// come whatever may 20 minutes christopher jakobi (guitar&electronics) //////////////////////////// Cybernetic Gamelan Future Automaton 5 minutes Cybernetic Gamelan Future Automaton with Sam and Andreas //////////////////////////// Documentation: Mio Ebisu #013 Fri Jan 19 2018 20:00 in the keller //////////////////////////// Karen Power & Johnny Chang 20 minutes Field Recordings & String Instrument (acoustic/tuned/live/amplified) //////////////////////////// The Living Room 5 minutes the virtual reality experience Liebig12 residency exhibition by Soramame //////////////////////////// Audience Choice Films The Last Angel of History OR Ultra-red Practice Sessions 45 minutes “The Last Angel of History” directed in 1996 by John Akomfrah and written and researched by Edward George of Black Audio Film Collective, is a 45-minute science-fiction documentary that deals with concepts of Afrofuturism as a metaphor for the displacement of black culture and roots. OR Ultra-red’s three-part “Practice Sessions” video introduces the basics of the sound art collective’s practice. Adopting the conventions of an instructional video, the video walks viewers through the steps in what the collective calls, militant sound research. //////////////////////////// Documentation: Sam Andreae #014 Fri Jan 26 2018 20:00 in the kino //////////////////////////// _/|___ |== 45 minutes Aziz Lewandowski - solo Violoncello //////////////////////////// Neo and Sam 5 minutes play some very small pieces. //////////////////////////// Ultra-red “Practice Sessions” 20 minutes Ultra-red’s three-part “Practice Sessions” video introduces the basics of the sound art collective’s practice. Adopting the conventions of an instructional video, the video walks viewers through the steps in what the collective calls, militant sound research. //////////////////////////// Documentation: Neo Hülcker #015 Fri Feb 09 2018 20:00 in the keller //////////////////////////// Painting of improvised story. 45 minutes Mio Ebisu will make a painting based on her improvised random story. ＊oil painting //////////////////////////// The memories of the artist couple 20 minutes Short films by various Japanese artists inspired by Alpha Project which is a studio setting of special effect in 70’s in Japan . //////////////////////////// Neo, Sam and Andreas 5 minutes play some more very short pieces. //////////////////////////// Documentation: Sam Andreae #016 Fri Feb 16 2018 20:00 in the kino //////////////////////////// “But I think… “ 20 minutes free Improvisation with voice and electronics Marina Schlagintweit //////////////////////////// The memories of the artist couple 5 minutes Short film by various Japanese artists inspired by Alpha Project which is a studio setting of special effect in 70’s in Japan . by Yoh Yasuda Naoko Nakamura, Kiichi Kawamura, Takeshi Tanabe //////////////////////////// Andreae / Birchall / Willberg 45 minutes “Shared Acts of Bathing” The Experience. Improvised music and memories from an Onsen. Live in Beppu CD Launch at much much more. (Saxophone / Bass / Guitar). //////////////////////////// Documentation: Aziz Lewandowski #017 Fri Mar 09 2018 20:00 in the keller //////////////////////////// program to be confirmed //////////////////////////// program to be confirmed //////////////////////////// Simon Rose and Joshua Weitzel 45 minutes Improvised. Baritone Saxophone and Shamisen duo. //////////////////////////// Documentation: to be confirmed #018 Fri Mar 23 2018 20:00 in the kino //////////////////////////// Seht Z & Surprise Ensemble 20 minutes Seht Zhan is back in town and will perform improvised pataphysical music with surprise guests. //////////////////////////// program to be confirmed //////////////////////////// program to be confirmed //////////////////////////// Documentation: to be confirmed
Myself and Laura Weber presented some documentation from HOFFNUNG 3000 and talked a bit about the thoughts behind the festival and what happened there. This years Pixelache Festival had a focus on how space in cities can be reclaimed/occupied by the communities that live their.
Workshop for SVAMP at Asbestos in helsinki where we rehearsed and performed some of my graphic scores.
“SVAMP is a regular meeting place for people (musicians and non-musicians) to improvise sound and music together and try out various exercises, games, examples and experiments. And to just play freely. And most of all, to listen.” SVAMP, Helsinki
HOFFNUNG 3000 was a festival for music, art and theory in Berlin initiated by BLATT 3000 together with KLANGKELLER. It was an experiment in social, artistic and theoretical collaboration. HOFFNUNG 3000 did not have any curatorial themes, instead we asked one main question: How do we organise ourselves in our social, artistic & theoretical communities?
The second Sloth Racket album ‘Shapeshifters’ is out now :-)
3 day residency at Platform5 in Beppu. We worked together as a group in the space and constructed what turned out to be somewhat like a sound and image play area ;-) it was quite a unique experience for all of us I think, with very little discussion we inhabited the space together and allowed different events and pieces to emerge over time.
During our tour of Japan me, Otto Willberg and David Birchall had the chance to play and record with Toshimaru Nakamura at the legendary imporov record store Ftarri in Tokyo. The recording from the gig should be out on Raw Tonk in the very near future.
The second workshop at VERANTWORTUNG3000, this time we wrote three new pieces in smaller groups and performed them the next day. One piece was based on copying in pairs, another on voting for the ending with balloons and the last on body contortion and release.
One of the two workshops I ran at VERANTWORTUNG3000 festival at an old farm building outside of Berlin. this session was really special, somehow very ritualistic, we listened to a full recording once in the bar afterwards and then due to accidental deletion it was lost forever. This video is all that’s left, the audio from it was later released :-)
This is a composition for trio, or multiple trios, first performed and developed with Laurie Tompkins, Suzie Whaites and Otto Willberg. The idea is to have a process for making graphic scores, rather than a singular definitive score, which will then be interpreted in predefined ways ways during performances. In this first series the focus is on communicating your interpretation of the score to your fellow performers in a very immediate and spontaneous way. The parameters you’re working with are public/private and voice/object.
KLANGKELLER is a night I founded in berlin in 2016, the first season of 10 events happened between April and December of that year. We are lucky to be located at K77 which is a cooperative house with it’s history in the artist squats of the 80s & 90s. A team of us manage the events, and each night has 3 slots which performers can freely sign up for. This first season featured:
#001 Laurie Tompkins and Susie Whaites
#002 Richard Scott, Lan Cao, Gregor Siedl and Adam Pultz Melbye
#003 Klaas Hübner, Laurie Tompkins and Susie Whaites
#004 Casey Moir, Gregor Siedl, Samuel Hall and Sam Weaver
#005 Dale Gorefinkel, Peter Farrar, Richard Scott and Julia Reidy
#006 Otto Willber, Mio Ebisu, Sam Andreae and Rogier Smal
#007 Julia Reidy, Laura Weber, Adam Pultz Melbye, Sam Andreae, Shasta Ellenbogen and Klaas Huebner
#008 Alexander Frangenheim, Niklas Fite, Sam Andreae, Vilhelm Bromander and IGNITE
#009 Andreas Dzialocha, Sam Andreae, NOR, Lan Cao
#010 Kelly Jayne Jones, Laura Weber, Christopher Jakobi, Mio Ebisu, Malte Kobel and Niklas Fite
My first ever attempt at writing words and having them published… big thanks to the Berlin based BLATT crew for letting me have a go. You can see some of the text here as well as the composition I’m writing about. Or of course, you can order the magazine itself (which I would of course recommend).
Very happy to have my debut solo record released on Manchester label Tombed Visions. It was recorded expertly in my basement in Macclesfield by Jon Tippler. Here are a few words people have said about it:
“Solo” reviewed by Daniel Spicer, The Wire, 2015
“Andreae delves into an impressive vocabulary of skilfully controlled overtones, rapid keypad flutters and fragile harmonics, glistening like filaments held up to the light.”
Sam Andreae plots a new course for the saxophone in this album of solo improvisations
A graphic composition for large improvising ensemble exploring small units of repeated material and displaced interactions. With this piece I was interested in putting up barriers to challenge the usual formal patterns which occur when larger ensembles improvise together. The very natural desire to mimic and find mutual consensus is challenged with arbitrary mental processes.
This was a one month residency at The Penthouse where David Birchall and myself made lots of fun experiments with transducers all over the building, a 60m long piano wire, radio microphones and beer can speakers. Mio Ebisu collaborated with us by painting 120 20cmx30cm artworks for the long corridor space.
I went on a residency at STEIM in Amsterdam in 2012 to work on a solo saxophone setup which used feedback, Peter Blasser instruments, Crackle Box and some Arduino stuff. It become part of what I used on my later solo recordingswww.samandreae.com/releases/.