Archive pour décembre, 2012

BOOKING OFFER: PHIL MINTON + AUDREY CHEN

Posted in Uncategorized on décembre 19, 2012 by debloque

Dear all,

I’m booking some dates for AUDREY CHEN + PHIL MINTON (duo).
They are available between 12th and 24th May plus between 9th and 30th
June 2013.

http://www.nme.com/nme-video/youtube/id/liol5wQpupA/search/

AUDREY CHEN:
AUDREY CHEN is a Chinese-American musician who was born into a family of
material scientists, doctors and engineers, outside of Chicago in 1976.
Parting ways with the family convention, she turned to the cello at age 8
and voice at 11. After years of classical and conservatory training in
both instruments, with a resulting specialization in early and new music,
she parted ways again in 2003 to begin new negotiations with sound in
order to discover a more individually honest aesthetic.
Now, using the cello, voice and analog electronics, Chenfs work delves
deeply into her own version of narrative and non-linear storytelling.  A
large component of her music is improvised and her approach to this is
extremely personal and visceral. Her playing explores the combination and
layering of a homemade analog synthesizer, preparations and traditional
and extended techniques in both the voice and cello. She works to join
these elements into a singular ecstatic personal language.

PHIL MINTON:
Phil Minton comes from Torquay. He played trumpet and sang with the Mike
Westbrook Band in the early 60s- Then in dance and rock bands in Europe
for the later of part of the decade. He returned to England in 1971,
rejoining Westbrook and was involved in many of his projects until the mid
1980Œs.
For most of the last forty years, Minton has been working as a improvising
singer in lots of groups, orchestras, and situations, all over the place.
Numerous composers have written music especially for his extended vocal
techniques. He has a quartet with Veryan Weston, Roger Turner and John
Butcher, and ongoing duos, trios and quartets with above and many other
musicians.

I would like to hear from asap.

Regards.

Alain

Some Noise asbl
C/O Alain Bolle
PO BOX 43
1050 Brussels 5
Belgium
https://debloque.wordpress.com
http://www.lesateliersclaus.com

info@somenoise.be

BOOKING OFFER: GODFLESH

Posted in Uncategorized on décembre 18, 2012 by debloque
Dear all,

I'm booking one date only for GODFLESH.

They are available for one show in Belgium on 13th May 2013.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4Rk-w7lH54



Formation (1982–1988)

In 1982, Green founded Fall of Because (named after a Killing Joke
song)[2] with Paul Neville. Broadrick, who had been playing guitar as a
member of Napalm Death, joined the group in mid-1985 as drummer and
vocalist. He left the band in 1987. Broadrick then spent a couple of years
(1986–1988) as a member of Head of David. In 1988, he contacted Green
about reforming Fall of Because. Justin decided to take over on guitars
and they chose to use a drum machine to help out. They also decided to
change their name to Godflesh.[2]
Career trajectory (1989–2001)

Godflesh established a presence in underground music with albums such as
Streetcleaner and Pure, which demonstrated the effectiveness of lo-fi
production values in heavy music. A brief flirtation with major label
Columbia Records in 1994 for Selfless and the Merciless EP saw the duo
take on a more high-end production approach. In 1996 Godflesh released
Songs of Love and Hate, which featured the drumming of Bryan Mantia (Guns
N' Roses, Primus, Praxis). The next album, 1999's Us and Them, saw the
group experimenting with a more electronic, drum and bass-oriented sound
in which the guitar played a less central role. In 2001 Godflesh released
the double album retrospective In All Languages. That same year they
released an album of new material, Hymns, which featured the precise
drumming of new band member Ted Parsons (formerly of Swans and Prong) and
brought the band back to its slow and heavy roots while retaining elements
of its experiments with electronica and hip-hop.
Dissolution (2002)

Green left the band in late 2001. It was announced that Green would be
replaced by former Killing Joke and Prong bassist Paul Raven. In the
interim, however, Broadrick's thirteen year relationship with his
girlfriend dissolved and Broadrick suffered a nervous breakdown shortly
before departing for a tour of the United States.[3] Broadrick recalls the
breakdown as a "real Brian Wilson moment" and said that he "felt paralyzed
by the stress, which had been building for several months, and I literally
couldn't get out of bed. I was numb and couldn't move, so when the car
came to pick me up to take me to the airport, I ran and hid at another
friend's house in Birmingham {England}."

The canceled tour caused even more problems for Broadrick. Bus companies
had been hired; the groups High on Fire and Halo had been booked to
support. And everyone who lost money came after Broadrick. "I was getting
death threats from the bus company in L.A.," Broadrick said. "I lost close
to $35,000, which I did not have at all. I was broke and had to sell my
house and pay off all my debt on credit cards. I pretty much did nothing
for four months besides drink heavily." On a poster promoting Jesu's first
EP Heart Ache, the caption read as follows "Godflesh is dead, long live
Jesu."

Broadrick issued a statement about the end of Godflesh:

    On April 10, 2002, I disbanded Godflesh. This was something I had
painfully been pondering since GC Greens' departure from the band in
Oct 2001. Regrettably it took until the day of leaving for a lengthy
U.S tour for the realization to finally take its toll on me.
Unfortunately the finality of the decision and the responsibilities of
making the decision proved too much for me to bare, and I collapsed
under the weight. I found that without GC Green, Godflesh is not
Godflesh, and him leaving proved to be an omen for me. I also feel
that everything we originally intended or even imagined with Godflesh
we have done. My only regret has been the hurting of both remaining
band members Ted Parsons and Paul Raven, and disappointing those that
believe in Godflesh worldwide... In the near future, my new rock
project Jesu will surface. So this is by no means the end of my
songwriting/guitar/vocalizing. Simply the end of a chapter. Endless
gratitude to all those that have believed in and supported Godflesh
throughout the 14 year history. You know who you are... Long live the
new flesh...

Reunion (2010–present)

In November 2009, a reunion show was officially announced for the 2010
edition of the Hellfest Summer Open Air (Clisson, France).

Asked in a February 2010 interview about Godflesh's future, Broadrick
replied, "Godflesh will not commit to anything but Hellfest currently. I
am unsure as to where we will go from there, if we go anywhere at all." He
also revealed that the band will not rule out the possibility of new
material.[4]

Godflesh played at the 2010 Supersonic Festival in Birmingham, UK, on
October 23, co-headlining with Swans.[5] They have also been confirmed for
the 2011 edition of the Roadburn festival the 013 venue in Tilburg,
Holland, where they will perform their first album in its entirety.[6]
In December 2010, Broadrick told Decibel magazine that the band is slowly
putting together ideas for a new studio album. He explained, "It's
something we're discussing all the time, and I do have bits and pieces of
material. But it's something we'd really like to develop. It'd be quite
easy to knock out eight to 10 in-character songs and release it as quickly
as possible to capitalize on the popularity of the group, but it would
feel entirely wrong. If it's another two years until another Godflesh
record, so be it. The most important thing is making a record that stands
up with the rest of the back catalogue. I do have this in me again,
though."[7]
In April 2012, Broadrick confirmed in the April/May edition of
Rock-A-Rolla magazine that a new album is in the works: “We intend to
release a new album, most likely in 2013, and to record it in late 2012.
Probably an EP will come before the album. We will be taking our time with
this album, we are not taking it 'lightly.'" [8] Godflesh performed as
headliners at the 2012 Maryland Deathfest on May 25, 2012. It was their
first North American performance in about 17 years.[c

I would like to hear from you soon.

Regards.

Alain


Some Noise asbl
C/O Alain Bolle
PO BOX 43
1050 Brussels 5
Belgium
https://debloque.wordpress.com
www.lesateliersclaus.com

info@somenoise.be

BOOKING OFFER: OKKYUNG LEE/JOHN EDWARDS/JOHN BUTCHER

Posted in Uncategorized on décembre 17, 2012 by debloque

Dear all,

 

I’m booking some dates for OKKYUNG LEE / JOHN BUTCHER / JOHN EDWARDS.

They are available bertween 19th and 24th May 2013.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pv0FK2I__zE

 

OKKYUNG LEE / cello

 

Cellist Okkyung Lee is one of the most dynamic forces in improvised music today, a fearless and compelling musician whose playing incorporates a love of noise, extraordinary technique and elements from the outer fringes of contemporary composition. Originally from South Korea but now based in New York and Berlin, Lee has collaborated with many of the leading figures in creative music today, including Christian Marclay, Thurston Moore, Wadada Leo Smith, Ikue Mori, Evan Parker, C. Spencer Yeh, Carlos Giffoni and Maja Rajtke. She has been chosen as the curator of the Music Unlimited festival in 2013.

 

JOHN EDWARDS / double bass

 

John Edwards’ staggering range of techniques and boundless musical imagination have redefined the possibility of the double bass and dramatically expanded its role, whether playing solo or with others.

Equally at home with fragile acoustic improvisation or driving free jazz, Edwards is quite deservedly one of the most in demand players of today, and has propelled encounters with Evan Parker, Roscoe Mitchell, Matthew Shipp, Wadada Leo Smith and many more.

 

JOHN BUTCHER / saxophones

 

John Butcher is a saxophonist of rare grace and power, who has expanded the vocabulary of the saxophone far beyond the conventions of jazz and other musics, to encompass a staggering range of harmonics, multiphonics, overtones, percussive sounds, and electronic feedback. But his playing is far more than merely an array of special effects: it’s characterised by an intensity that propels it into strange new places that are both incredibly beautiful and deeply exhilarating.

 

 

I would like to hear from you asap.

 

Regards.

 

 

Alain

 

 

 

 

Some Noise asbl

C/O Alain Bolle

PO BOX 43

1050 Brussels 5

Belgium

https://debloque.wordpress.com

www.lesateliersclaus.com

 

info@somenoise.be

 

BOOKING OFFER: JAAP BLONK

Posted in Uncategorized on décembre 10, 2012 by debloque
Dear all,

I'm booking some dates for Jaap Blonk.
http://www.jaapblonk.com/
He will be in The UK and in Ireland between April 2 thru May 5, 2013.
So this offer is for The UK only.

He can present different programs.
http://www.jaapblonk.com/Pages/projects.html



He is basically available between 6th and 12th April and also in the very
beginning of April and also in early May (from 3rd May backwards).



Jaap Blonk (born 1953 in Woerden, Holland) is a self-taught composer,
performer and poet.
He went to university for mathematics and musicology but did not finish
those studies.
In the late 1970s he took up saxophone and started to compose music.
A few years later he discovered his potential as a vocal performer, at
first in reciting poetry and later on in improvisations and his own
compositions. For almost two decades the voice was his main means for the
discovery and development of new sounds.
From around the year 2000 on Blonk started work with electronics, at first
using samples of his own voice, then extending the field to include pure
sound synthesis as well.
He took a year off of performing in 2006. As a result, his renewed
interest in mathematics made him start a research of the possibilities of
algorithmic composition for the creation of music, visual animation and
poetry.

As a vocalist, Jaap Blonk is unique for his powerful stage presence and
almost childlike freedom in improvisation, combined with a keen grasp of
structure. He performed in many European countries, as well as in the U.S.
and Canada, Indonesia, Japan, South Africa and Latin America. With the use
of live electronics the scope and range of his concerts has acquired a
considerable extension.

Besides working as a soloist, he collaborated with many musicians and
ensembles in the field of contemporary and improvised music, like Maja
Ratkje, Mats Gustafsson, Nicolas Collins, Joan La Barbara, The Ex, the
Netherlands Wind Ensemble and the Ebony Band. He premiered several
compositions by the German composer Carola Bauckholt, including a piece
for voice and orchestra. A solo voice piece was commissioned by the
Donaueschinger Musiktage 2002. On several occasions he collaborated with
visual computer artist Golan Levin.

Blonk's work for radio and television includes several commissioned radio
plays.
He also makes larger-scale drawings of his scores, which are being exhibited.

He was the founder and leader of the long-standing bands Splinks (modern
jazz, 1983-1999) and BRAAXTAAL (avant-rock, 1987-2005). He also has his
own record label, Kontrans, featuring a total of 17 releases so far. Other
Blonk recordings appeared on Staalplaat, Basta, VICTO and Monotype.


I hope to hear from you asap.

Regards.

Alain




Some Noise asbl
C/O Alain Bolle
PO BOX 43
1050 Brussels 5
Belgium
https://debloque.wordpress.com
www.lesateliersclaus.com

info@somenoise.be
 

BOOKING OFFER: PETER BRÖTZMANN

Posted in Uncategorized on décembre 4, 2012 by debloque

Dear all,

 

I’m booking some last minute dates for PETER BRÖTZMANN (solo).

He is available on 16th and 19th January.

This offer is for Belgium, Holland. (Maybe the North of France as well).

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4Wvd8jsa3k

 

Peter Brötzmann (born 6 March 1941) is a German artist and free jazz saxophonist and clarinetist.

Brötzmann is among the most important European free jazz musicians. His rough timbre is easily recognized on his many recordings.

 

He studied painting in Wuppertal and was involved with the Fluxus movement[citation needed], but grew dissatisfied with art galleries and exhibitions. He experienced his first real jazz concert when he saw American jazz musician Sidney Bechet while still in school at Wuppertal, and it made a lasting impression.[1]

 

He has not abandoned his art training, however: Brötzmann has designed most of his own album covers. He first taught himself to play various clarinets, then saxophones; he is also known for playing the tárogató.

Among his first musical partnerships was that with double bassist Peter Kowald.

 

For Adolphe Sax, Brötzmann’s first recording, was released in 1967 and featured Kowald and drummer Sven-Åke Johansson.

 

1968, the year of political turmoil in Europe, saw the release of Machine Gun, an octet recording often listed among the most notable free jazz albums. Originally the LP was self-produced (under his own « BRO » record label imprint) and sold at gigs, but it was later marketed by Free Music Production (FMP), In 2007, Chicago-based Atavistic Records reissued the Machine Gun recording.[1] Career Peter Brötzmann on tenor saxophone, Minnesota Sur Seine, 2006.

Peter Brötzmann at « Sonore » concert, Lviv, 14 Dec 2008

 

The album Nipples was recorded in 1969 with many of the Machine Gun musicians including drummer Han Bennink, pianist Fred Van Hove and tenor saxophonist Evan Parker, plus British free-improv guitarist Derek Bailey.

The second set of takes from these sessions, appropriately called More Nipples, is more raucous. Fuck De Boere (Dedicated to Johnny Dyani) is a live album of free sessions from these early years, containing two long improvisations, a 1968 recording of « Machine Gun » live (earlier than the studio version) and a longer jam from 1970.

 

The logistical difficulties of touring with an octet resulted in Brötzmann eventually slimming the group to a trio with Han Bennink and Fred Van Hove. Bennink was also partner in Schwarzwaldfahrt an album of duets recorded outside in the Black Forest in 1977 with Brötzmann’s sax and Bennink drumming on trees and other objects found in the woods.

 

Larger groups were put together again later, for example in 1981 Brötzmann made a radio broadcast with Frank Wright and Willem Breuker (saxes), Toshinori Kondo (trumpet), Hannes Bauer and Alan Tomlinson (trombones), Alexander von Schlippenbach (piano), Louis Moholo (drums), Harry Miller (bass). This was released as the album Alarm.

 

In the 1980s, Brötzmann flirted with heavy metal and noise rock, including a stint in Last Exit and subsequent recordings with Last Exit’s bass guitarist and producer Bill Laswell.

 

Brötzmann has remained active, touring and recording regularly. He has released over fifty albums as a bandleader, and has appeared on dozens more. His « Die Like A Dog Quartet » (with Toshinori Kondo, William Parker and drummer Hamid Drake) is loosely inspired by saxophonist Albert Ayler, a prime influence on Brötzmann’s music. Since 1997 he has toured and recorded regularly with the Peter Brötzmann Chicago Tentet (initially an

Octet) which he disbanded after an ensemble performance November 11, 2012 in Strasbourg, France.

 

Brötzmann has also recorded or performed with musicians including Cecil Taylor, Keiji Haino, Willem van Manen, Mats Gustafsson, Ken Vandermark, Conny Bauer, Joe McPhee and Brötzmann’s son, Caspar Brötzmann, a notable guitarist in his own right.

 

 

I hope to hear from you asap.

 

Regards.

 

Alain

 

 

Some Noise asbl

C/O Alain Bolle

PO BOX 43

1050 Brussels 5

Belgium

https://debloque.wordpress.com

www.lesateliersclaus.com

 

info@somenoise.be

 

BOOKING OFFER: SEVEN THAT SPELLS

Posted in Uncategorized on décembre 3, 2012 by debloque

Dear all,

 

I’m booking some dates for SEVEN THAT SPELLS.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGZjXeK7LU8

 

 

They are available between 18th and 22nd March 2013.

 

It seems there’s a some sort of connection between Croatia and Japan when it comes to prog rock. SEVEN THAT SPELLS were formed in Zagreb, Croatia formed in 2003. The core of the band is Niko ‘Brain’ Potočnjak, the guitarist, the producer (and also a member of TIGROVA MAST). The band’s psychedelic style is clearly influenced with ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE, they even collaborated with Makoto Kawabata (and Tsuyama Atsushi), recorded an album together, and toured in Japan. On a side note, a similar story happened to another band from Zagreb, TENA NOVAK (of which, incidentally or not, Hrvoje Niksić on keyboards shared the line-up), and they toured With Damo Suzuki… However, they started in 2003 as a trio – Tomislav Kalousek was on bass and Stjepan Jureković on drums. They did their debut (which was remastered in ’05) and showed their musical potential to the audience. In ’05 they signed for the Russian RAIG label, a well known one among the Russian avant/prog circles. The second album ‘My Mommy Wants To Kiss Your Mamma’was released with Hrvoje Niksić reinforcing the band on synthesizers. The first notable change in band’s line-up happened in 2006, when Tvrtko Dujmović took a role of a bassist, Igor Potočnjak (any relation with Niko?) swapped place with Niksić, and Mario Peretić took the drummer’s seat. They released ‘It Came From The Planet Of Love’ that year (also for Russian RAIG).

 

The key moment happened in between ’06 and ’07, when SEVEN THAT SPELLS met the members of ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE; to sum it up, they released two albums in cooperation, and were touring in Japan. ‘The Men From Dystopia’ was released for a new label, Beta-lactam Ring Records in ’07, again in significantly different (and larger) line-up: Stjepan Jureković (drums), Lidija Dokuzović (vocals), Tvrtko Dujmović (bass), Tsuyama Atsushi (vocals), Kawabata Makoto (electric sitar, tambura, hurdy-gurdy) and of course Niko Potočnjak (guitar, synth). Needles to say, the band widened their sonic palette (comprising vocals for the first time on an album) – but remained faithful to their psychedelic and spacey attributes. The year of 2008 saw two releases; the first one (DVD edition!), a bit of an oddity, with band stripped down to Narantxa (bass), Bruno Motik (drums) and Niko Potočnjak (guitar, synth) but for the first time with a saxophone added (Lovro Zlopasa). Later that year, Kawabata Makoto joined the STS crowd again, this time on guitars. Three drummers participated (Bruno Motik, Milan Bukejlović, Damir Simunović); Lidija Dokuzović and Tvrtko Dujmović were back in business (on vocals and bass respectively), while Niko widened his usual duties with (guitar, synth) with electric organ.

Highly prolific band, they will certainly say much more in the future, and HIGHLY RECOMMENDED if you have any preferences towards psychedelia in all the possible aspects of that form – from slow drones and spacey atmospheres, to the bursting guitar hook. Niko himself described his band as a ‘a commune of psychedelic likeminds exploring the multifaceted cosmos of freak out music and naked women in high hopes of achieving Buddha’s blessing’. Go figure.

 

 

I hope to hear from you asap.

 

Regards.

 

Alain

 

 

 

 

Some Noise asbl

C/O Alain Bolle

PO BOX 43

1050 Brussels 5

Belgium

https://debloque.wordpress.com

www.lesateliersclaus.com

 

info@somenoise.be