Gratwanderung zwischen Kontrolle, Chaos und Stille.
Emerging from the first improcide meeting in 2011 (check my series of Videos from Improcide 1 in Dresden: Video 1, Video 2, Video 3,Video 4)
impro=improvisation, cide=derived from, for instance, suicide
The term is not used with negative connotations but because of its intensity/power.
Improvisation gets interesting when you get involved, when something´s at stake.
Free improvisation confronts you with yourself.You show your self. Without the security of minutely planned steps. The challenge is intensified by not knowing the constellation of the performing musicians within a known group.
A vast range of electronic musik, noise, classical instruments, selfmade tone generators, contemporary music is comprised in improvisation.
About 12 musicians will be matched in various combinations playing 20-minute sets. The constellations will be put togehter on the night of the event according to random principle, taken for granted and explored in free improvisation.
Going for the craziest, most extreme thing you can possibly do. A balancing act between control, chaos and silence.
andreas hartzsch, blasinstrumente, experiments
allessandro quintavalle: uprightbass, berlin
C-drík: electronics, fx, objects, berlin
cizzy gonzales: flöte, dresden
ioann maria: video, sound, pd
jan schlaeger: schlagzeug
john evans: gitarre, fx
julian bonequi: schlagzeug und Gesang, berlin
julian percy: gitarre, elektronics, berlin
Leo Maury: cello, electronics, berlin
mario conte: harmonic field contact synthesizer, naples
nathalie hör-ponneau: cello , berlin
penelopex: prepared tapes – analog device – electronics
simone weissenfels: piano, leipzig
uwe möller: synths/sequencing, leipzig
ulli raupach: experiments, pauke, electronics
wolf köss: schlagwerk, haaren a.d ems
winterberg: electronics, leipzig
yann keller: selfmade uprightbass, electronics, experiments, berlin
About N'glui Kthulhut, No Karma, Neue Kölln
NK is an artist run independent non-profit organization that is dedicated to Sound Arts.
This project entails a 5 year limited scope, our interest is not in becoming curators and or organizers but in taking part in the creation and support of a “culture”, with a focus on experimental music, which could be defined as unusual, strange, extreme and unique music that pushes against the boundaries or definitions of what is considered musical. To this end we organize public events that promote non-mainstream cultural production, and provide a platform for discussing paradigms in music and its problematics. As musicians working within this field we felt that there was a lack of spaces with a multi-faceted approach in Berlin. By Multifaceted we mean spaces that take into account not only the production of this kind of music but also the theoretical discourse that surrounds it. This kind of discourse takes place during workshops, artist presentations, and our weekly user meetings of Open Source Softwares such as SuperCollider and Pure Data where not only code but ideas and approaches are discussed. As a hybrid space, NK is a meeting point, that attempts to cover the gap between academic institutional spaces and the independent cultural agents of Berlin. We are open to proposals from event organizers and independent curators that fit our vision and expand it.
The general layout of NK is Onsite studios and a general purpose room for rehearsals, concerts, and workshops in a 500 square meter factory floor, situated at Elsenstr 52 in the Neukolln area of Berlin.
Julian Percy & Farahnaz Hatam / Co-founders & ….