BOOKING OFFERS: KEVIN DRUMM, STROTTER INST., ANDREA PARKINS, EUGENE CHADBOURNE feat SCHROEDER (drums) or STEVEN DE BRUYN (harmonica)

KEVIN DRUMM (USA)


Availabilty: From mid April onwards
Territory: Europe

STROTTER INST. (Switzerland)
http://www.strotter.org/ch_sound/index.html
Availability: From mid September to mid December 2015
Territory: Europe

ANDREA PARKINS (USA)

Availability: On request in 2015 as she will staying in Europe
Territory: Europe

EUGENE CHADBOURNE feat SCHROEDER or STEVEN DE BRUYN or solo

Availability: Many open dates between March 2nd andApril 13th
Territory: Europe

KEVIN DRUMM
Emerging from the city’s improvised music scene, in the 1990s he became one of the world’s pre-eminent prepared guitar players. Since then his work has expanded to include electroacoustic compositions and live electronic music made with laptop computers and analog modular synthesizers. His early recordings contain mostly sparse, quiet sounds; recent works have been more loud and dense.
Drumm has collaborated with many artists working in similar fields, including Japanese guitarist Taku Sugimoto, multi-instrumentalist and producer Jim O’Rourke, and many European improvisers such as Swedish saxophonist Mats Gustafsson and German trumpeter Axel Dörner. He has also worked with the artist group Simparch, composing a piece for their installation Spec, shown at Documenta XI in Kassel, Germany and at the Renaissance Society in Chicago. Drumm has also worked with saxophonist Ken Vandenmark.

STROTTER INST.
Emerging from the city’s improvised music scene, in the 1990s he became one of the world’s pre-eminent prepared guitar players. Since then his work has expanded to include electroacoustic compositions and live electronic music made with laptop computers and analog modular synthesizers. His early recordings contain mostly sparse, quiet sounds; recent works have been more loud and dense.
The anacronistic machineries have dual roles as objects and as instruments. The first live impact is as installations, then the sounds start to grab the listeners’ attention. The auditive level surpasses the visual one. Therefore, the optical comprehension of how the sound is generated plays an important role. Hardly using sounds from LP’s – if so, they are cut or scotched – the main source of sound are the prepared pick-ups (i.e. sewing needles or strings instead of the diamond or the extended use of rubber bands). The treatment involves the unclean nature of the sounds as part of the music. Besides the work as a musician, Strotter Inst. is creating sound objects and installations out of turntables. The abbreviation « Inst. » can both mean « instrument » or « installation »

ANDREA PARKINS
Andrea Parkins is an American composer, sound artist, performer and improvisational musician based in New York.[1] She is known for her inventive explorations on the electric accordion, generative sound processing, and arrangements of objects and sound.[2] Parkins received a BFA from Tufts University and MFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University.[3]
Andrea Parkins’s work is influenced by the compositional strategies of John Cage and Fluxus and pays homage to musique concrète and 1970s analog synth.[4][5][6] Parkins often incorporates electronically processed accordion, customized sound processing, live tape manipulation, analog effects boxes, laptop electronics, acoustic piano, sampling, and amplified objects.[7][8] Her method and sound were characterized by LA Weekly as: “The big, varied, confidently conceived abstractions Parkins yanks from her squeezebox, laptop, effects devices and maybe piano — cloudy and cranky one minute, surgically sharp the next.”[9] With an unconventional approach to instruments, Parkins “fragments the instr

EUGENE CHADBOURNE
Eugene Chadbourne (born January 4, 1954, Mount Vernon, New York, United States) is an American improvisor, guitarist and banjoist. Highly eclectic and unconventional, Chadbourne’s most formative influence is free jazz.[1] He has also been a reviewer for Allmusic and a contributor to Maximum RocknRoll.
Chadbourne started out playing rock and roll guitar, but quickly grew bored[citation needed] with the form’s conventions. He then studied other genres, including blues, country, bluegrass, free jazz, and noise—eventually synthesizing all those heterogeneous influences into a unique style of his own.[citation needed] He was also influenced early on by the experimental stylings of Captain Beefheart and the Mothers of Invention. A notable solo album, Songs (Intakt 026: 1993), features politically oriented originals, such as « Knock on the Door » and « Hello Ceausescu », and covers, such as Nick Drake

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Alain

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