Sa, 12.04.2008, 21:30 Uhr
blurred edges - RADIO GAGARIN meets HÖRBAR
- Illusion Of Safety (USA)
- Onde (Belgien)(members of Noise-Maker's Fifes)
- Marcel Türkowsky (Berlin)
Illusion Of Safety (USA)
Illusion Of Safety has been the ongoing project of Dan Burke since 1983, working with numerous individuals in various combinations of one to 12 members. Their work has been continually evolving, never settling into an easy niche. Each collaborator has brought their own unique perspective to the project. Since 1991 IOS have released 15 CDs on labels such as Silent, Odd Size, Staalplaat, Soleilmoon, Manifold, Tesco, and Complacency. As of June 2000 IOS has completed over 170 live performances in the U.S., Europe, and Canada. At times their work has been called ambient, post-industrial, electro-acoustic, electronica, sound collage, improvisation, and power electronics.
Unable to categorize their work into one style, each release, live performance, and sometimes individual piece often shifts abruptly from one atmosphere to another. Leading some to describe their output as schizophrenic. Their work is Decomposition: using obscure sources, exhibiting a strong sense of balance in structure and sound color, juxtaposing the beautiful and the disturbing.
Current emphasis is working with electronic synthesis, computer composition & manipulation, musical reference, and close microphone searching hands. Referencing external & enhancing internal locations, manipulating semi-recognizable elements in structures of a re-arranged language of error. Destroyed music, broken sound, disturbed ambience, and the quest for the sublime. Sample of reaction from critics: "...curiously sidesteps the elements of post-industrial, experimental, and ambient musics in the creation of something fascinating and uncategorizable." -i/e
"...strikes a balance of power and originality essential to a truly innovative and entertaining record in any genre." -CMJ
"IOS are an instructor's guide on how to use samples in an innovative way." -MFTEQ
Onde are: Greg Jacobs (Noise-Maker's Fifes), Marc Wroblewski (Noise-Maker's Fifes), Timo Van Luyk (Asra, In Camera) ondemusic.metaphon.be
Marcel Türkowsky (Berlin) .musician.improviser.fieldrecordist.experimenter.tapemanipulator.heavy jammer.obsesser with and across the arts. His lives and works are a series of stories, bound between contexts, from the city to the country, over all the sounding swamps. Defender of accident. Lover of happening. "Moving through Türkowsky s intense life performances, over to playing various instruments with special care for self build objects, contact mic, tapediaries, toys and the prepared electric bass he has marked himself as a musician and soundartist which intersects composition, free improvisation, noise, magic, minimalism, drone and singer songwriter howls in variable ways. His work always focusses on expanding the possibilities of sound through an exploratory approach to duration, silence, timbre and performance." ch
Eine Kooperation von Radio Gagarin (fsk) und dem Hörbar e.V.