Berlin audio/video duo Rechenzentrum
have, after Goethe Institute excursions to far-flung corners of the globe and composing the commissioned work “Beethoven Emperor Remixed” (with Ensemble Modern
Pianist Ueli Wiget) in Asia last year, finally found the time to continue with their own particular brand of synaesthetic landscape architecture. Tonight they’ll present material from their not-yet-released new album, on which Godard’s omnipotent reference machine fraternizes with Tarkowski’s cryptic visions of deceleration to create a sound and image expedition that points toward numinous aural realms – salvo errore calculi!
Warp artist Chris Clark
brings his current album Body Riddle
to the stage in a new departure featuring a combination of live drumming and electronics. Adept DSP-shredder programming, energetic rhythms reminiscent of smoky Free Jazz clubs and the perfect dose of melancholic melodiousness are guaranteed to get your mind moving and your feet dancing.
Stefan Betke aka Pole
, former Waldorf-Knister hero with releases on Mute and Kiss FM, has – like many other electronic projects – taken on a band. Together with Hanno Leichtmann (Static, Vulva String Quartett
, Group Show) on drums and Georg Zeitblom on bass, he presents Steingarten
(˜scape), the new, impossible to categorize album. The minimalism typical of Pole, whose sound design breathes hints of Dub and Hip Hop, remains, under the surface. Arrangements stripped of ornamentation build up around minor loops: music that structures space and creates order. But between the structures the music, surprisingly, invites daydreams. Extravagation, even.
All three of these projects have always kept one foot in the musical tradition of audio-trickery and the deep bass frequencies of Dub, and so, fittingly, a set from producer and On-U Sound mastermind Adrian Sherwood
will round off the night.
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