Category: Music Events

Fame Chimica, Performance a Antic Teatre, 28-11-2017

Visual Pal , Sheila M Espelt,  Jennifer M Espelt,  Primo Gabbiano. Fame Chimica es un grupo híbrido de arte contemporáneo especializado en acciones performánticas, instalaciones audiovisuales y arte, formado por Paloma Sánchez, Sheila Moreno, Jennifer Moreno y Antonio Clavijo. Artistas visuales y sonoros, comisarios artísticos y diseñadores gráficos que muestran diferentes formas contemporáneas de entender la realidad. Antonio Clavijo Victori es un músico y artista visual de Barcelona que como Primo Gabbiano explora la faceta más experimental de la música, utilizando drones, paisajes sonoros, noise, ambient y electrónica primitiva. Su puesta en escena es marcadamente visual, y muy cercana a la instalación. Paloma Sánchez Castaño es Visual Pal, artista visual de Barcelona. Su carrera artística se desarrolla en la realización de piezas videográficas, instalaciones audiovisuales y directos como VJ.

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Judith Cunillera & Miquel Jordà, at Porta Roja al Poble Sec Barcelona, 10-12-2017

The masques of Judith Cunillera and the sounds of Miquel Jordà. The masques were done in Perú by Judith using refuse materials collected at the biggest dump of Perú. Miquel Jordà plays “La casa del fin del mundo” at the opening for the exhibition “Entre dos mundos ” by Judith Cunillera, at Porta Roja al Poble Sec, Barcelona, 10-12-2017.

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ElèctroX: Mark Cunningham & Miquel Jordà at Sinestesia, Barcelona, 19-09-2017

Duo of trumpeter Mark Cunningham and saxonphonist Miquel Jordà. Two electronically processed wind instruments engaged in a musical discourse rich in phrase and nuance. Cunningham and Jordá, two improvisational veterans reunited in this new project. ElèctroX “…Music without age, nationality, papers or obligations – free and carefree. The Valencian marks the coordinates and the New Yorker, the depth. Sax and trumpet elevated into a cosmic procession with echoes of Bezet…” Nando Cruz – El Periodico de Catalunya – July 2017 https://electroxmusic.tumblr.com/  

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WRECK de Pietro Marullo, Sala Hiroshima, 16-11-2017

Lista de especies extintas es un desempeño interdisciplinario que incorpora el movimiento, el sonido y las artes visuales. Un inmenso plástico negro como una escultura blanda (como una almohada) y la inflación de aire, se mueve en el espacio. Como un cazador. Este objeto es abstracto y tiene un poder evocador. Traga y escupe seres humanos, cuerpos desnudos; podríamos considerarlo como una alegoría de Leviatán y un monstruo legendario submarino, una metáfora del capitalismo, y las mismas condiciones humanas. Tiene el poder de amplificar la imaginación de quién está observado y de quién realiza la práctica, la acción directa en katarsis, de multiplicar asociaciones y capas conceptuales.

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ALXSNJRJO at NIU November, 18th, 2017

Completando el programa de la presentación del cd de ESCUPEMETRALLA, ‘POISON OF DEAD SUN IN YOUR BRAIN SLOWLY FADING’. alxsnjrjo es zooartista, un rumiante mercantilizado violentado contra su propia naturaleza. Propicia eventos digitales en donde cohabita el ser humano y el animal. Bajo la tutela del galerista Rinos Keros del West End de Londres ha podido desprenderse del apego al exceso de cultura. Aunque ha editado ya varios albums en Bandcamp, y su más reciente creación, ‘7 Days’, fue publicada en Nøvak, sus actuaciones son escasas. alxsnjrjo presentará Fluir, una instalación audiovisual e interactiva que huye de la teodicea, astucia insidiosa que nos blinda de la sobreactuada razón y fe.

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PELEALTRAMUCES Y ALMUERCEPASTEL at NIU, Barcelona 18-11-2017

PELEALTRAMUCES Y ALMUERCEPASTEL , Alter ego de Muhammad & Muhammad, ESCUPEMETRALLA. PELEALTRAMUCES Y ALMUERCEPASTEL Dos advenedizos músicos folk reciclados a la electrónica más tétrica, interpretarán a su manera algunos temas del nuevo cd de Escupemetralla, ‘Poison of Dead Sun in Your Brain Slowly Fading’, editado por Nøvak. Los críticos más osados han escrito que Pelealtramuces y Almuercepastel son los Arroyito y Pozuelón de la música electrónica ibérica de pata negra, sin aclarar si es por su desparpajo, por su provecta edad, o porque aparecen en escena con Dame Veneno de Los Chunguitos y un mondadientes en la boca. Usando claroscuros laberínticos y texturas torturadas, el dúo entreteje con precisión de orfebre paisajes ciclotrónicos que luego vuelven del revés infinitas veces cual sonora cinta de Moebius. En su primera aparición pública, más allá de conciertos ‘a medida’ en salones privados y en flash-mobs en cloacas del subsuelo de les Glòries Catalanes, Pelealtramuces

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MORPHEUS at Sinestesia (Barcelona) Alba Tor & Miquel Jordà. 27/10/2017

MORPHEUS at Sinestesia Bar Musical · Barcelona Alba Tor, voz e interpretación, Miquel Jordà música y performer. Duo de voz y música de creación instantánea, inspirado en la obra de F. Kafka, La Metamorfosis. Una aproximación al mundo de las tinieblas, interpretación y música en estado libre. Performance sono quántica…El despertar del mito…

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TOPLESS AMERICA: Alba Raventós, Alicia Soler, Uma Maraval, Trinidad García, Conrado Parodi, at L’Estruch (Sabadell) 21/10/2017

A rehersal with an audience of a quintet with 4 contact dance improvisers, using all the available resources, music, video, lights, shadows, voices, poetry and bodies. A fresh wind flow by this young and highly promising company. La peça flueix a través del contact improvisation i neix d’una premissa: com crear descartant elements que no s’utilitzarien per a la versió final. A càrrec de Col·lectiu Deria + Rectificadora La multisexualitat, el patriarcat, el postfeminisme, la incomoditat, el gènere, les minories… Tot és qüestionat, revisat, remogut i reinterpretat per l’equip artístic de Colectivo Deria + Rectificadora en una proposta titulada Topless America. La peça coreogràfica flueix a través del contact improvisation i neix d’una premissa: com crear a base d’anar descartant elements que no s’utilitzarien per a la versió final d’una obra. Què interessa de les “preses falses”? Saber el perquè del rebuig i de la censura exercida pel creador (si

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Passage through Moondog / Quiet Storm, by Emeka Ogboh (1977 Enugu, lives in Berlin and Lagos); artwork for Skulptur Projekte Münster 2017

Material: Sound installation (soundscapes, Couplets by Moondog, Trimba music, 16 speakers) As his contribution to Sculpture Projects, Ogboh has developed a sound concept for the Hamburger Tunnel, an underground passageway next to Münster’s main station. Based on the compositions and poems of the legendary American musician Moondog, he uses, among other things, material recorded on the Trimba by Moondog’s close friend Stefan Lakatos. The instrument was invented by Moondog—a blind street musician, who was born Louis Thomas Hardin (1916–1999)—and it is characteristic of the pieces he began composing in the late 1940s. According to the obituary written by his old New York flatmate Philip Glass, he was one of the most influential nonconformists of his time, an associate of Leonard Bernstein, and a source of inspiration for the composer Artur Rodziński. Thanks to his intense involvement with rhythm, melody, and language, Moondog wrote several hundred two-line poems (Couplets) in addition to

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PRIMO GABBIANO & EMILIANO HERNÁNDEZ-SANTANA a Gràcia Territori Sonor Barcelona, LEM, 12-10-2017

Feliç encontre el d’aquests dos inquiets artistes, Emiliano Hernández-Santana (EHS, Veneçuela) i Antonio Clavijo Victori, aka Primo Gabbiano (Barcelona). EHS és artista plàstic i experimentador sonor i de vídeo. Després de participar de l’escena electrònica de Nova York, torna a Veneçuela i es converteix en pioner de l’escena Netlabel al continent americà, fundant segells com ara Microbio i Angustia. Ha participat a festivals a Amèrica i Europa. Primo Gabbiano és músic i artista visual. Explora la faceta més experimental de la música, emprant drons, paisatge sonor, noise, ambient i electrònica primitiva. El 2012 va guanyar el Primer Premi de la Taula de les Arts Visuals de Manresa per Contradansa. Col·labora amb el grup d’art contemporani Fame Chimica. EHS i Gabbiano habiten en una intersecció sonora. Electrònica, sorolls, noise, textures. Formalment, és el fragment allò que excita la intuïció i possibilita la dialèctica de música, paraula, gest i silenci.

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PHICUS: Ferran Fages, Àlex Reviriego, Vasco Trilla, March, 13th, 2017

Ferran Fages – electric guitar Àlex Reviriego – bass Vasco Trilla – drums, percussion Robadors 23, Barcelona Why “Phicus”? What is a phicus? A fancy spelling of the plant? Or is the explanation more elaborate? I suppose I’ll have to ask… but in a post-truth society, it’s more fun to guess or fabulate… #phikenews? Well, whatever it means, what it is… is a new trio in Barcelona, comprising three beyond-busy stalwarts of the free improvisation scene. I was already tempted to check them out but when they described themselves as a “Keiji Haino meets AMM” kind of thing, that clinched it. So is it a good description? With a samurai unhesitancy, they plunge directly in – clang, rumble, and clatter – with plenty of power, an absence of fear, and manage to avoid both cliché and repetition. So far, so good. Fages utilises a nice big open, distorted tone, plenty of hollow twang beneath

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PHICUS+1: Ferran Fages – Àlex Reviriego –Vasco Trilla + Joachim Badenhorst. 13-7-2017

PHICUS+1 Ferran Fages – electric guitar Àlex Reviriego – doublebass Vasco Trilla – drums, percussion + Joachim Badenhorst – saxophone Robadors 23, Barcelona july, 13th, 2017 Phicus return to Robadors 23, this time accompanied by Joachim Badenhorst on reeds. Last time, I burbled on about “matching and contrasting tones and textures… layered and discarded in an unstoppable kineticism,” and yes, I’ll stand by those words. Phicus are carving out their own intense brand of precision disorder. Passages of glorious frenzy alternate with more meditative minimalism, and throughout there’s a constant energy, a seething potential being tapped and channelled. With the variety of extended techniques on display from all four musicians, it’s difficult sometimes to identify which alien sound is produced by whom but to give a flavour… Read the complete review at the author’s blog. Text by Dave Foxall, from his blog: http://ajazznoise.com/phicus1-13th-ju…

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New youtube chanel: DELICATESSEN

This is a chanel where I will share music related works that have had a strong influence on me , and so I consider them as “delicatessen”. I will not include the most obvious and commercial ones. No Beatles videos for instance, but less obvious stuff. I hope some of you will discover unexpected gems here. I hope you enjoy it. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnDsrOofWYYpgVzsTDfEwYQ/videos Last one included: the poet of Cape Town.

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FREENETICS #37 with Tura Gómez Coll. 9-7-2017

Last session of the season, and a special one. I went with some expectations. Freenètics are well known with their well balanced powers. The raw rumble of Ferràn giant saxophone, counterposed with the delicate vibrations of Juan Antoni cello and the versatile drumming of Pep always deliver powerful and subtile performances. Add to that a passionate and athletic dancer and you have all the necessary ingredients for a great session. But reality overcame expectations. Tura’s movements were magically paced with the evolving sound of the trio, as if they had been rehersing for years. And the music was demanding; and the scenario was demanding; in such a short distance every detail is magnified. No escape. And Tura filled the space with her brave mood and her flexible and trained athlete body and her precise and quick movements. Amazing. And the musicians were all the time following her movements and closing

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BRIAN ENO: New Space Music & 77 Million Paintings at Arts Santa Mònica Barcelona 2017

Capturing the ambient. First in the New Space Music hall, only sound, and then in the 77 Million Paintings hall, just observing and listening to the generative sounds and images. You will never ever see the featured images or listen to the recorded sounds on live, because this is generative art, and so always changing and never repetitive.

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Embryo with Walid Mahmoud Mountassir, Magia Roja, 25-2-2016

Amb relació amb el meu precedent post. Embryo amb Walid, en la que és la avant penúltima actuació de Embryo amb Christian Burchard, el fundador. Pocs dies després un problema seriós de salud va afectar Chistian, de manera que és molt improbable que pugui tornar a tocar. Embryo continua ara sota la guia de Marja Burchard, la seva filla, i multiinstrumentista. També vol ser aquest post un homenatge a Magia Roja, local que acaba de tancar de manera indefinida fins que es puguin fer obres de insonorització. Hi ha un verkami obert a propósit, al que us encoratjo a col.laborar.

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