Do, 29.03.2007, 21:00 Uhr
blurred edges - Improvisation/Elektronik/Komposition
- John Butcher (London) - Sax / Improvisation
- Roel Meelkop (Rotterdam)- Elektronik
- Michael Moser (Wien) - Cello / spielt Kompositionen von Peter Ablinger und Bernhard Lang
- DJ Lenar (Warschau) - turntables
Roel Meelkop (1963) studied visual arts and art theory at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. During a post-graduate course at the same academy he decided to dedicate his work to sound and music. His musical activities date back to the early eighties when he started THU20, together with Jac van Bussel, Peter Duimelinks, Jos Smolders and Guido Doesborg. THU20 have released several tapes and CD's and performed regularly in Europe. The working method of THU20 included many discussions about how to compose and why. This period was crucial in forming his ideas and concepts about sound and how to organise it, but it was not until the mid nineties that he was able to fully realise these ideas. The purchase of a sampler and later a computer radically changed his possibilities of working with sound, offering infinitely more control and freedom. Since then he has worked steadily on a body of work, most of which was recieved enthusiastically in the small but dedicated world of sound art. His other activities include working with Kapotte Muziek and GOEM and organising sound events, mostly in Rotterdam. Aside from releases, Meelkop also creates site-specific sound installations and performance pieces in collaboration with other artists. www.r0m.nl
John Butcher's music ranges through free improvisation, composition, multitracked saxophone pieces and work with live electronics, amplification and feedback. He is well known as a solo performer, releasing 5 CDs of solo music, and has composed pieces for Chris Burn's Ensemble, Polwechsel and Rova Saxophone Quartet. He started playing the saxophone whilst studying physics, but left academia in 1982 (after finishing a doctorate on charmed quarks) and went off with music - working with Chris Burn, John Russell, Phil Durrant, Paul Lovens and Radu Malfatti. He joined, in 1991, what became the final version of John Stevens' Spontaneous Music Ensemble; played for over a decade with Derek Bailey, and has worked in many contexts with singer Phil Minton, bassist John Edwards and various US musicians - such as Gerry Hemingway, Gino Robair, and Fred Lonberg-Holm. Electronic music was an early influence on his approach to saxophone playing, and became explicit in his electromanipulation duo with Phil Durrant, and, more recently, in duos with Christof Kurzmann and Toshimaru Nakamura. Other current groups include Thermal with EX guitarist Andy Moor & Thomas Lehn, Polwechsel, The Contest of Pleasures with Axel Doerner and Xavier Charles, and duos with Steve Beresford, Rhodri Davies, Paal Nilssen-Love and Eddie Prevost. Butcher continues to play in many occasional, sometimes just one-off encounters - ranging from large groups such as Butch Morris' London Skyscraper, Radu Malfatti's Orkestra and the EX Orkestra, to duo concerts with Fred Frith, Akio Suzuki, Matthews, Paul Lovens and Otomo Yoshihide. www.johnbutcher.org.uk
DJ LENAR (Warschau): Part of the polish underground label LadoABC. One of the composer and performer of soundtrack to a theatre performance Auto Da Fe in the Old Theatre in Krakow. He has been working for few years on the Warsaw underground scene promoting turntablism on series of events such as Djazzpora, Deckonstrukcja. Involved in groups such as Meritum, Paralaksa. He has been playing with Le Quan Ninh, Frederic Blondy, Jean Borde, Axel Dorner, John Tilbury, Birgit Ulher, Andrzej Bauer, Mikolaj Palosz, XVP, Noel Akchote, Andrew Sharpley and others. In 2006 toured Germany, France and Austria playing in number of clubs. He has been also playing on several festivals: Plain Music, Turning Sounds, Musica Genera, Musica Polonica Nova.
geboren 1959 in Graz, lebt in Wien. 1978-82 Studium der Architektur an der TU Wien. Violoncello-Studium an den Hochschulen für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Graz und Wien. Schon während seines Studiums begann eine intensive Beschäftigung mit verschiedenen Formen zeitgenössischer Musik -- Komposition, Improvisation, Theater und Filmmusik, Performance etc. -- sowie die Suche nach Erweiterung des rein instrumental-spezifischen Ausdrucksrepertoires durch Experimentieren mit Live-Elektronik.Michael Moser arbeitet als Solist und Kammermusiker in Europa, Japan und den USA. Sein Tätigkeitsfeld umfaßt Uraufführungen, Rundfunk-und CD-Produktionen. Auf seine Anregung entstanden zahlreiche Kompositionen für Violoncello solo. Zusammenarbeit mit namhaften Künstlern und Ensembles wie Bernhard Lang, Isabel Mundry, Winfried Ritsch, Helmut Lachenmann, Peter Ablinger, Beat Furrer, Elliott Sharp, Alvin Lucier, Clemens Gadenstätter, Roland Dahinden, Tony Oxley, Werner Dafeldecker, Pauline Oliveros, Phill Niblock, Dror Feiler, Gene Coleman, Klaus Lang, Michael Maierhof, Polwechsel, Klangforum Wien, Ensemble Neue Musik Wien. Seit 1993 vermehrte Tätigkeit als Komponist (u.a. für das Ensemble Polwechsel). Entwicklung von bespielbaren Klanginstallationen mit Wolfgang Musil.