Di, 15.03.2016, 00:20 Uhr
Sontag Shogun - Julia Kent - Aiden Baker & N
Sontag Shogun is a collaborative trio that makes use of analogue sound treatments and nostalgic solo piano compositions in harmony to depict abstract places in our memory. Textures built from organic materials such as sand, slate, boiling water, brush and dried leaves, both produced live in performance and recorded to weathered 1/4" tape warm up the space between lush piano themes. All of which is abstracted coolly in the reflective digital space of treated vocals and a live-processed feed from the piano. Bringing us back, like a faded passing scent or any natural emotive trigger, but to where? The wordless journey there will inevitably be more revealing than the destination itself.
Ian Temple, piano
Jeremy Young, tapes, oscillators, piezo mics
Jesse Perlstein, laptop, field recordings
Sontag Shogun has shared the stage with notable artists such as Hauschka, Dawn Of Midi, Julia Kent, Todd Reynolds, R. Luke DuBois, Edwin Van Der Heide, Aki Onda, Tom Carter, Alexander Turnquist, Matana Roberts, Akron/Family, William Parker & Hamid Drake, Chris Forsyth, Ben Vida & Koen Holtkamp, Sam Shalabi, Noveller, Christof Migone, Loren Dent, thisquietarmy, 10 and Yan Jun, as well as many others.
Julia Kent is a Canadian-born, New York City-based cellist and composer. She has written music for film, theatre, and dance, has released three solo records, and has toured throughout North America and Europe, including appearances at Primavera Sound in Barcelona, the Meltdown festival in London, the Reeperbahn festival in Hamburg, the Unsound festival in New York City, and Substrata in Seattle. Her most recent solo record, Character, was released by The Leaf Label in March 2013.
AIDEN BAKER & N
Aidan Baker is a Canadian musician and writer currently based in Berlin, Germany. Classically trained in flute, he is self-taught on guitar, drums, and various other instruments.
As a solo artist, Baker explores the deconstructive sonic possibilities of the electric guitar as a primary sound source, creating music that ranges from experimental to post-rock to contemporary classical.
Baker has released numerous recordings on record labels around the world and has published several books of poetry. In addition to his solo work, he also performs in Nadja, BBS, Caudal, Adoran, Whisper Room, and ARC.
N is the moniker of Dortmund-based German experimental guitarist Hellmut Neidhardt.
19:30 Einlass - 20:30 Konzertbeginn