Mardi 28 avril 2015 à 20h00
Black to Comm (Type, Dekorder, De Stijl)
Le Révélateur (Root Strata, Gneiss Thing)
No UFO's (Nice Up International, Spectrum Tools)
Poster : Darryl Norsen
Black to Comm
Black To Comm is the alias of Hamburg, Germany's Marc Richter.
Since 2003 Richter has released 8 full-length albums, including 2009's critically acclaimed "Alphabet 1968" on Type Records, a monolithic 36-minute one-chord drone CD on Digitalis Recordings ("Charlemagne & Pippin"), 2011's vinyl-only collaboration with the late visual artist Mike Kelley on the En/Of label and three albums on his own Dekorder label. His soundtrack for the film EARTH by Singapore artist Ho Tzu Nyen came out on De Stijl in March 2012.
His latest album, a self-titled double album released December 2014 marked his return to Type Recordings.
Richter utilizes vinyl & shellac loops, antique electronic & pump organs, Argeiphontes Lyre, YouTube samples, processed (and pure) voice and field recordings and various small acoustic and electronic instruments and effect devices to create intricate multi-layered collage based works combining the organic warmth and patina of vintage recordings and machinery with futuristic technology. Although the analog texture of his music discloses an almost romantic liaison with the past it is far from being overtly nostalgic. Contrary to the vast majority of so-called experimental music his output is often haunting and dream-like, melancholic and catchy. Even though influences of Musique Concrete and Minimal Music of the 60's and 70's can't be denied Black To Comm's output transcends genres and condenses them into airy song-based forms.
In November 2014 Richter's first multi-channel piece was premiered in the 47-speaker Kubus Hall at ZKM Karlsruhe.
He also runs the Dekorder label since 2003 releasing music by Felix Kubin, Sculpture, Giuseppe Ielasi, The Hafler Trio, Asmus Tietchens, Andrew Pekler, Kemialliset Ystävät, Stephan Mathieu, Experimental Audio Research, Richard Youngs, Excepter and many others.
Le Révélateur started in 2008 as a solo venture for Montreal-based electronic musician Roger Tellier-Craig. It has since then expanded into an audio-visual duo with the inclusion of video artist Sabrina Ratté in 2010. Together they explore a common fascination for the combination of electronic image and sound, using a varying array of digital and analogue technologies. They have performed together at various festivals across North America and Europe, including On Land festival (San Francisco), Mutek (Montreal), Mutek.Mx (Mexico City), Electric Fields (Ottawa), Micro Mutek (Barcelona), Suoni per Il Popolo (Montreal), Send+Receive (Winnipeg), Tone Deaf (Kingston), Sight + Sound (Montreal) and POP Montreal.
Le Révélateur has released recordings on Gneiss Things, NNA Tapes and Root Strata.
A new album titled "Extreme Events" was released in early September 2014 on Root Strata.
While Konrad Jandav's pseudonym may have in fact taken its inspiration from a landmark techno record by Juan Atkins, this Vancouver artist isn't one to be limited by strict genre considerations. His compositions are emancipated explorations into krautrock, drone, and noise. After a few releases on Spectrum Tools, his first EP, Mind Controls the Flood, came out in 2011 on the Public Information imprint. It's a musical jaunt featuring seven hazy and highly immersive titles, full of psychedelic and synthetic melodic friction.
(Entrée 10 €)