Fr, 30.03.2007, 21:30 Uhr
blurred edges - UNÜBERHÖRBAR
JAZKAMMER [John Hegre + Lasse Marhaug] (Norwegen)::: Concert for Broken Guitars and Bass Amp
ROB CURGENVEN + DEREK HOLZER (Australia/USA) ::: improvisation for field recordings, prerecorded piano and synthesizer
Since 1998 Norwegians John Hegre and Lasse Marhaug have been making sound together as Jazzkammer. Debut album "Timex" in 1999 have been followed by a string of releases on labels like Staalplaat, Abisko, Xerxes, Smalltown Supersound, Utech, Bottrop-Boy and OHM Records, as well as touring and playing shows around the world. Remixed by friends on the "Rolex" CD in 2001. Live collaboration CD with Merzbow later the same year. Have done music for theatre and dance performances. Visited and worked in Singapore during the SARS-crisis in spring 2003, but survived. Co-produced Maja Ratkje's "Voice" album in 2002, which was awarded with a price at the Prix Ars Electronica in 2003. Slightly altered their name to Jazkamer in 2004, to get rid of the jazz. In 2005 released their complete tour of Japan in a deluxe cassette box set.
ROB CURGENVEN + DEREK HOLZER
A sensitivity for the acoustic environment characterizes the work of both Holzer and Curgenven. Each artist has spent years mastering the art of listening to their surroundings, taking accurate and insightful registrations of that environment, and thinking carefully about interventions that could be made within that space. For their set at the Hoerbar, Curgenven has selected a series of detailed recordings of rural and urban ambiance, as well as the insides of a grand piano, with which he will interact with the acoustics of the room. Holzer, in turn, will interact with this acoustic situation through the application of synthesized frequencies and textures which can highlight or contrast the overall effect. Deep listening is deeply rewarded.
Derek Holzer [USA 1972] is a sound artist with a background in radio, webstreaming and environmental recording. His work focuses on capturing and transforming small, unnoticed sounds from various natural and urban locations, networked collaboration strategies, experiments in improvisational sound and the use of free software such as Pure-Data. He has released tracks under the Nexsound, Sirr, and/OAR and Gruenrekorder labels, and has co-initiated several internet projects for field recording and collaborative soundscapes including Soundtransit.nl. "One of the central concepts of my work is that every object and space around us is a recorder. Each one has collected the resonances of its surroundings for as long as it has existed. You could call it an acoustic version of particle physics or genetics, because the idea remains the same--in the smallest details you will find a representation of the greater whole. My task as a sound artist is often just to listen, and to listen very closely, to the histories hidden inside our everyday world." www.umatic.nl/info_derek.html
Working with harmonics and resonance as articulated not only through instruments/objects, in space and place, but also in time and the dislocation of the remote, Robert's sound explores slowly shifting layers in the fabric of what surrounds us. He has released one solo CD for privatelektro, "cichaczem" (2005), which was described by "disquiet" magazine as "absolutely beautiful distillations of sound mixing the familiar textures of field recordings, including falling snow and the period after a thunderstorm, with hyper-sensitive recordings of a grand piano that suggest the open spaces only alluded to by most synthesizers". He has completed two commissions for ABC's Radiophonic Unit (2003, 2006), is included on the recent "recorded in the fields by..." compilation by "gruenrekorder" (2006) and his soundtrack to Lezsek Paul's "Terrain der Zeit" has has been included in screenings at Filmfest Dresden, Germany (2006) and Experyment V Internation Art Meeting Zbaszyn,Poland (2005). more: www.privatelektro.de/rob_curgenven.html