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25 years mex at the Künstlerhaus

9 / 10 / 11 / 12 November 2017 - 20:00 h

Admission 6 EUR / Festivalticket 15 EUR

Participating artists:

MEMBRANES /// YAN JUN /// YORGOS DIMITRIADIS
HYVÄRINEN & BELORUKOV /// MAY & MAIER /// AME ZEK
FLAVIO ZANUTTINI
/// LOUIS LAURAIN /// AA..LL



Thursday, 9 November - 20:00 h

MEMBRANES [CH/D] // Texts, Music
YAN JUN [CHN] // Electronics
YORGOS DIMITRIADIS [GR] // Percussion, Microphone


Membranes

Membranes is a collaborative project by Nicola L. Hein and Lukas Truniger with scenographic support of french visual artist Marie Lelouche. The piece challenges the relation of music and language. A group of sculptural instruments built from drum skins and electronic devices is producing, communicating and varying text fragments, written by the performers. The text is rendered by codification process, motors and solenoids into sonic messages, further transferred between the different instruments, which are connected in a network.
lukastruniger.net / nicolahein.com

Yan Jun is a musician and poet based in Beijing. By using feedback, field recordings, voice, body movement, environment, interval and background, he works on improvised music and experimental music. "I wish I was a piece of field recording". He is member of FEN and founder of the guerrilla label Sub Jam.
www.yanjun.org

The Greek drummer Yorgos Dimitriadis uses drums, cymbals and microphones to compose sonic structures and landscapes in the moment. A sound film made in real time with the emphasis on timbre, sound colour, long durations, the hidden frequencies and overtones of the cymbals, and the other sounds of the drums.
www.yorgosdimitriadis.com



FREITAG, 10. NOVEMBER - 20 Uhr

LAURI HYVÄRINEN & ILIA BELORUKOV [FIN/RUS] // Gitarre, Saxophon
RAGNHILD MAY & STEFAN MAIER [DK] // Electronics
AME ZEK [HR] // Gitarre


Ame Zek

Starting from free improvisation and continuing with contemporary composition, Lauri Hyvärinen from Finland & Ilia Belorukov from Russia now approach their music carefully choosing each sound they produce. Using surfaces of their acoustic instruments, the guitar and saxophone, as well as feedback in effect pedals or modular synths, their range of sounds is highly flexible.
belorukov.blogspot.de/2011/06/hyvarinen.html

Ragnhild May explores the field between visual arts and music. She is primarily focused on performance work and overall installation structures. Her pieces, of which some had been shown at the Künstlerhaus in 2016, synthesize complex combinations of media and materials. This year she will be performing in the mex cellar together with Stefan Maier. Their common basic field of investigation is sound, which is conceived and conceptualized in a deep historical perspective.
www.ragnhildmay.com

Ame Zek's present state of mind and daily practice in studio is based on use of different materials for producing a 12" strings sound environment. In the moment glass, steel, bronze, styropor, rubber, e bows, bows, slides, human skin and objects. Results are evolving resonances, noises, feedbacks, irregularities, dissonances, overharmonics, that are all happening in the acoustic space of the guitar body and in the surrounding space itself as its terrain.
amezek.com



SAMSTAG, 11. NOVEMBER - 20 Uhr

FLAVIO ZANUTTINI / FLORIAN WALTER [I/D] // Trompete, Video
LOUIS LAURAIN [F] // Trompeten
AA..LL [D] // DIY Electronics


Louis Laurain

Italian trumpet player Flavio Zanuttini performs a composition by Florian Walter. The title "Studies of personal perspective" is the headline of an ongoing series dealing with more than just composition. Its subtitle of part three: "Zirkeltraining/improve yourself" suggest, that it is a sportive challenge based on trumpet and video, that will have its premiere at the mex cellar.
www.facebook.com/flavio.zanuttini / florianwalter.yolasite.com

Louis Laurain is composer and trumpet player from Paris, who features his project "Unique Horns". The solo for three trumpets, laptop, DIY amplification system and various resonating objects combines live- and prerecorded trumpet sounds, birds, white noise, vibrating metal stuff, saws, toads, sine waves, music, natural and artificial jungle sounds...
www.louislaurain.com/unique-horns

Andrea Lange is a Berlin based artist. Also known as AA..LL she recently focusses on exploring sound - responding to the movement of body and mind, deeply affected by our rushing era. Her interest in sound is always very physical, therefor she started to build analog electronics by herself and combines minimal and pure oscillations with field recordings she collected all over the world. Also see below for her soldering workshop on sunday.
soundcloud.com/aa-ll



Sunday, 12 November - 11:00 h

ANDREA LANGE [D] // DIY Electronics Workshop



Andrea Lange (AA..LL) - HOW TO BUILD YOUR OWN SOUND MACHINE
In this circuit bending workshop we will build an experimental sound machine on the basis of a digital logic chip that was not made to create sound. We start with the basic circuits and Andrea Lange will show how different electronic elements influence the sound. Then we will experiment with different values of the pots etc... until one finds the sound/modulation he/she likes best. You will learn how to use a breadboard and how to solder (if you don't know yet).
No experience or knowledge needed. Costs are 10-12 € (materials) + 40 € (workshop) per person. Participants should bring a solder iron, snippers, 9 volt battery (!), photo board (if you have) and a small amplifier (computer speaker).
Limited to eight participants. Please get in touch for questions or to apply via mail: achim (at) mexappeal.de.



Organized by mex – intermediale und experimentelle Musikprojekte e.V.

Kindly supported by Künstlerhaus Dortmund, Pro Jazz e.V.,Kulturbüro der Stadt Dortmund.

mex is curated by Achim Zepezauer.

mex - intermediale und experimentelle Musikprojekte e.V.
www.mexappeal.de