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WIRE


photo: Stefan de Batselier

Experimentaclub'03 presents in Madrid the british band Wire, the mythic authors of essential records like "Pink Flag", "Chairs Missing", "154", "A Bell Is A Cup Until It Is Struck"... After all those years, Wire is still a talented band. Colin Newman, Bruce Gilbert, Graham Lewis and Robert Gotobed (Grey) have published in 2003 a magnificent record of return -"Send" (Pink Flag)-, a surprising while essential piece to re-invent contemporary rock.
Wire appeared in 1976, during the "punk era". But they went quite far away from the conception of punk, mixing it with sharp minimal rhythms, rotund lyrics and a very personal way of understanding pop (someone it defined all this as "art-punk").
During those three years (77-79), Wire embarked in a radical auto-evolution, only understandable since it listens of three so essential consecutive records as "Pink Flag" (77), "Chairs Missing" (78) and "154" (79).
At the beginning of the eighties, Wire stopped recording (but not creating) reappearing in 1987 with the use of electronic sounds to give shape to the abstract pop and cibernetic experiments contained in "The Ideal Copy" (87) or "A Bell Is A Cup Until It Is Struck" (88).
In 1990 they start new careers by their own. With the beginning of the new era, they start a new phase by reconstructing rock and electronic sounds with a more futuristic view. All that is shown in "Send", their new record that defines XXII century rock: avant-garde experimental punk, abstract guitars, minimal rhythms, physical and electronic sequences. 100% Wire...
More information Wire: www.pinkflag.com - www.posteverything.com
Saturday 4th October - 22 h E'03 Program
Photos Wire (live Experimentaclub'03)

 
   
     
 


TARWATER


photo: Sebastian Mayer

Tarwater, the german duo formed by Ronald Lippok (also member of To Rococo Rot) and Bernd Jestram, is today the best example of a balanced mixture between pop and electronics, between "songs" and experimentation. All that from an open and futuristic view of electronics as a territory free of limits and able to be freely explored, without any prejudice. That philosophy is their best virtue, and has allow them to grow up from records (in Kitty-Yo) like "11/6 12/10" (96), "Rabbit Moon" (97), "Silur" (98), "Animals, Suns & Atoms" (2000) and specially their last album "Dwellers On The Threshold" (2002).
Interferences with Kraftwerk universe, exquisite dark pop, fragile melodies and complex mechanical rhythms. Tartwater have reach a perfect balance between traditional instruments and technology, between the songs and the instrumental themes, to give form to a sound that puts them on top (perhaps together with names as Laika) of what is called "poptronics" in its more experimental side and less conventional way.
More information Tarwater: www.kitty-yo.net
Wednesday 1st October - 22 h E'03 Program
Photos Tarwater (live Experimentaclub'03)

 
   
     
 


MONOLAKE

Established in 1995 by Robert Henke and Gerhard Behles was from the early beginning a musical project which combined influences from club culture and the sophisticated sound design of academic computer music in order to create a very own and unique world of beats, structure and sound. Monolakes music is minimal techno, dub, breakbeat, ambient and each possible mixture of these genres.
In the last eight years Monolake have been releasing four albums, "HongKong" (Chain Reaction, 97), "Interstate" (99), "Gravity" (2001) and "Cinemascope" (2001), a bunch of 12 inches and several remixes. In 1997 Robert Henke founded the label "Monolake / Imbalance Computer Music" to gain maximum independence and freedom. Since Monolakes music does work on different levels, the concert are not bound to a club context. Therefore concert locations so far also included spaces like a temple in Kyoto, the harbour of Copenhagen and abandoned office space in Berlin.
For performing live and to realize their complex musical structures, Monolake have always been using self-written software. This interest lead to the foundation of the software company Ableton by Gerhard Behles in 1999, while the musical developement of Monolake now is mostly driven by Robert Henke. Currently he is working on a new album -"Momentum"- which will be released on October 2003.
More information Monolake: www.monolake.de
Thursday 2nd October - 22 h E'03 Program
Photos Monolake (live Experimentaclub'03)

 
   
     
 


AMM


photo: Vas Vasovic

Under the name of AMM, the mythical british improvisation group created in 1965, three of the most emblematic and prolific names of the international avant-garde scene are found. Nothing less than Keith Rowe (guitar), John Tilbury (piano) and Eddie Prévost (percussion). Their long trajectory has present to us (as a group, alone, or as a coop with other artists or groups) not only impossible to repeat moments of surprising sound/music or the legacy of their visionary talent as instrumental players, but also an absolute revolutionary vision since their beginning -inheritated from pioneers like John Cage- about the edgesby which the musical creation itself elapse.
AMM spouted in 1965 from the meeting of various jazzfree british musicians and around the nucleous created by the percussionist Eddie Prévost, the guitarist Keith Rowe, Lou Gare (sax) and afterwards the composer Cornelius Cardew (piano and cello). In 1966 they publish their first album "AMMMusic1966", in which they break the usual free jazz patterns in order to investigate in the non-structural improvisation and to explore in new sounds.
In 1972 AMM separates in two different duettos: Prévost and Gare in one side and Cardew and Rowe in the other. In 1976 they get together again until Lou Gare first and then Cornelius Cardew leave Prévost and Rowe alone. AMM completes its final version as a group in 1980 with the joining of pianist John Tilbury. Since then, they have publish a wide number of recordings and join many projects, festivals, etc.
Keith Rowe has always been known by the treatment of the guitar as a "suddenly found" object, developing a new language and also giving the instrument a different use from the conventional one. Pianist John Tilbury has perform in the most important contemporary music festivals and has also work with composers as John Cage, Terry Riley, Christian Wolff, etc.
Finally, the percussionist Eddie Prévost has perform and record with outstanding musicians from the free jazz and improvised music scene: Evan Parker, Marilyn Crispell, Paul Rutherford, Derek Bailey. He has also work with young and promising musicians, and has cooperate with artists of different cultures such as Yoshikazu Iwamoto and in the electronic advanced music with GOD, Main and EAR.
More information AMM: www.shef.ac.uk (european free improvisation pages)
Wednesday 1st October - 19'30 h E'03 Program
Photos AMM (live Experimentaclub'03)

 
   
     
 


FELIX KUBIN

German Felix Kubin is a unique character in todays electronic scene. He was the other half of the german duo Klangkrieg (noisy electroacoustic), and has created a personal universe in the shape of pop and science-fiction, manipulated noise, animation films, radio programs and any possible form of visual-sonic experimentation. In 1998 he created his own label (Gagarin Records) as a vehicle to extend his electroacoustic experiments and his electronic martian Pop (that he had practiced in the eighties with his group Die Egozentrischen Zwei).
Born in Hamburg in 1969, Kubin was very active from the beginning of the eighties in the areas of music and experimental performing, comic, video, animation films, etc. A natural born "mind shaker", Kubin was between 1992 and 1994 member of the Socialistic Dada Party KED (Kommunistische Einheitspartei Deutschlands).
He has published together with Günter Reznicek and Thomas Beck the magazine Odradek dedicated to electroacoustic and electronic music; and he has created a radio program ("Radio Gagarin") about experimental music.
His music produces a mixture of electronic rhythms, noises and sci-fi pop melodies that combine old and modern technology. Mad while intelligent retrofuturism with notable works such as "Filmmusik" (1998) or his mini-CD "Jet-Lag Disco" (2001).
More information Felix Kubin: www.felixkubin.de
Wednesday 1st October - 21'15 h E'03 Program
Photos Felix Kubin (live Experimentaclub'03)

 
   
     
 


KIM CASCONE

Kim Cascone has a long career in the electronic music scene. Cascone lives in San Francisco at the beginning of the eighties, where he worked as an audio technician, working with David Lynch as Assisitant Music Editor on "Twin Peaks" and "Wild At Heart".
In 1986 he creates the label Silent Records (that he left afterwards in 1996), a pioneer company in USA in the area of electronic music. Is during those days when he mets lots of artists from all around the world that are also in the area of experimental music. Under the name of PGR, he has work with musicians like David Myers, Masami Akita, and Asmus Tietchens. But his list of collaborations with other artists is huge: Keith Rowe (AMM), Oval, Scanner, Doug Aitken, or David Toop.
From 1996 and after selling Silent Records, Cascone creates Anechoic Records. In 1998 publishes the first part of his trilogy "Blue Cube" (Raster Music). Next year he publishes "Cathode Flower" and in 2000 "Residualism" (both edited by Ritornell/Mille Plateaux).
He has also use Internet as a way of expanding his works. His poject "Re-Parasites" is the diffusion of "Parasites", first reference of Anechoic Records, inside Microsound Community.
More information Kim Cascone: www.anechoicmedia.com
Thursday 2nd October - 20'30 h E'03 Program
Photos Kim Cascone (live Experimentaclub'03)

 
   
     
 


JAD FAIR & LUMBEROB

Jad Fair, a very prolific character, turned around the history of rock'n'roll when he created in 1977 Half Japanese (with his brother David): a crazy electric mixture with a strong heritage from The Stooges, James Chance & The Contortions, Jonathan Richman, Buddy Holly, Beatles, Velvet Underground, Patti Smith, 70's german rock, Residents… A melting pot songs whose debut album ("1/2 Gentlemen, Not Beast") is still unforgettable.
Jad Fair has also work with many other groups and artists such as Yo La Tengo, Daniel Johnston, Naofumi Ishimaru, J. Mascis, Mosquito, Kramer, Teenage Fanclub, DQE, The Pastels, R. Stevie Moore, Terry Adams, Tom Ardolino, John Zorn, Fred Frith, Moe Tucker... Musicians of pop, rock, improvisation, noise, jazz...
Jad Fair has published brilliant and crazy records such as "Best Wishes" (1985), "I Like It When You Smile" (1992) or "The Attack Of Everything" (2000, with Jason Willett)...
Fair has build a long career as a unique and brilliant composer, naïve, romantic and perverse. He has driven rock'n'roll until the limits of the noisy experimentation, creating songs that get close to childhood, nervous music, also simple and absurd, but always touching. Painter, poet, guitarist, singer, composer; all of it nearly by accident from his particular view. Jad Fair comes to Experimentaclub'03 with the company of Rob Erickson (Lumberob).
More information Jad Fair: www.jadfair.com
Saturday 4th October - 21'15 h E'03 Program
Photos Jad Fair & Lumberob (live Experimentaclub'03)

 
   
     
 


SCHLAMMPEITZIGER

Schlammpeitziger (Jo Zimmermann) has been since the early 1990s a really original project inside the electronic scene of Koln (Germany). Zimmermann escapes from technological exhibitions to stay at the lo-fi electronic style using presets from Casio keyboards and rhythm boxes (as well as samples and synthesizers). Sense of humour is always present in his records, from the use of "ultra-teutonic" titles to his naïve drawings adding the obsession of using the sonorous background of the analogic electronic pioneers Germans (Kaftwerk, Cluster, Harmonia) with a retro lo-fi melodic pop accent.
His first recordings came out in 1993 and they were published only in cassette format. Since then all his records are available in A-Musik, with titles as "Freundlichbaracudamelodieliedgut" (1996), "Spacerokkmountainrutschquartier" (1998) or "Augenwischwaldmoppgeflöte" (2000). But probably the best way of coming close to Schlammpeitziger is the album "Collected Simplesongs Of My Temporary Past" (2001) which has an excellent selection of tracks from previous records and some rare songs from his very first works.
More information Schlammpeitziger: www.schlammpeitziger.com
Friday 3th October - 22 h
E'03 Program
Photos Schlammpeitziger (live Experimentaclub'03)

 
   
     
 


ANDREAS TILLIANDER

Sweden Andreas Tilliander is nowadays one of the most outstanding names of the international electronic scene. His works, the ones recorded using his name as well as the ones published under the alias Mokira, Rechord, Komp or Lowfour, have enjoy in the last years of the best critics, pointing the emphasys in his particular taste at the time of moving electronic clicksounds through sounds close to hip-hop or dub, opening new ways of sound manipulation and expanding in that way the scene of the experimental minimalist electronic music (the term "clicks & cuts" acquires in Tilliander's music a strange physical pulse, a sensitivity that goes further on than repeating beats, noises, tones, broken or purely cerebral rhythms).
Today Tilliander is a figure of cult. After publishing in 2000 the surprising and really pioneer "Cliphop", under the name of Mokira and published by the label Raster Noton, his various recordings for Mille Plateaux ("Ljud", "Elit" or "Plee", his second work as Mokira) has turn him into one of the best known artists of this label.
Apart from his facet as a producer, during 2003 Tilliander has finish new recordings (as Mokira) and continues working in various projects of Mitek, the label of his friend Mikael Stavöstrand, as Minimalistic Sweden (with Anders Nordgren, Stefen Thor and Anders Martinsson) with whom he's ready to publish the CD "Standard klickmusik".
More information Andreas Tilliander: www.repeatle.com
Thursday 2nd October - 21'15 h E'03 Program
Photos Andreas Tilliander (live Experimentaclub'03)

 
   
     
 


MIKAEL STAVÖSTRAND

Mikael Stavöstrand is the founder of the label Mitek, and together with Andreas Tilliander he is the most representative figure of the Sweden electronic experimental scene. During the last years, he has perform successfully in USA, Europe and Japan, including the famous festivals Mutek, Earational and Stop.Spot. Stavöstrand also works with sound performances and compositions for dance.
Stavöstrand's music (who started in 2000 the excellent catalogue of Mitek with his CD "Lite") has improve through complex formulas of repeated sounds to which he progressively provides warm atmospheres and rhythmic pulses. All this is part of a continuous search which looks for the unexpected as a working tool. In his album "Reduce" (2001, Force Inc.) he begin with the click & cut sounds to put them into rhythmic patterns of minimal techno: a mixture of de-constructed sounds with rhythmic sequences and harmonic sounds, until they create minimal "dance" textures.
Stavöstrand also works under the name Vita. His first record as Vita ("Vita", 12", Force Labs, 2001) was very welcome by the critics and was also a selling record. Its sequel as CD that year 2001 was "Ena" (Force Inc.).
More information Mikael Stavöstrand: www.mitek-web.net
Friday 3th October - 21'15 h E'03 Program
Photos Mikael Stavöstrand (live Experimentaclub'03)

 
   
     
 


CONVOLUTION

1. A rolled up or coiled condition. 2. A rolling or coiling together. 3. A turn of anything coiled; whorl; sinuosity. 4. Anat. One of the sinuous folds or ridges of the surface of the brain. 5. An operation performed on two signals which involves multiplying one signal by a delayed version of another signal, integrating or averaging the product, and repeating the process for different delays.
Convolution is the new musical/visual expression from New Yorker settled in Barcelona Mark Cunningham (Mars, Don King, Raèo) and Silvia Mestres. An intuitive excursion that uses the above mentioned definitions as a starting point. A sound created by elements such as a trumpet, guitar, voice, effects, samples and chaos to weave atmospheres, sound massage in between ambient, jazz and no-rock. Using Lydia Lunch's words: "music for a wet summer night dream..."
Convolution works from 2001. It's seed is in the CD "Blood River Dusk" (Por Caridad Producciones, 1997), published alone by Cunningham with the contribution of Silvia Mestres. In the concert at the Fin-de-Siecle festival in Nantes (France), Mark and Silvia developed a musical/visual language that officially became Convolution, appearing at the "1ª Mostra d'art sonor i visual" in the Convent of Sant Agustí, Barcelona, june 2000. Since then, they have publish the CD "1 to 5" (Sublingual Records, USA, 2001), two limited selfeditions containing remixes ("Smoke", 2001) and live shows recorded during their American tour in 2001 ("Convolution Goes West") and their new album: "Rough Cuts" (Spooky Sound, 2003).
Mark Cunningham's musical career starts in 1975 with Mars (outstanding group from the "no-wave" who appeared in the mythic record "No New York"). After that, he created Don King together with Duncan Lindsay and Lucy Hamilton. Mark Cunningham also worked repeteadly during those years with artists like Lydia Lunch, Christian Marclay, Rudolph Grey, J.G. Thirlwell (Clint Ruin/Jim Foetus) and Fist of Facts. Installed in Barcelona in 1991 he created Raèo (with Gat) and he started working with Pascal Comelade as a member of his Bel Canto Orchestra.
The plastic artist Silvia Mestres has been working with Mark since 1990, musically as well as visually: she has design the stage and visual area of his live shows as well as the image for the records, for both Cunningham alone and now Convolution, and contributing with voices and guitar on the musical area.
More information Convolution:
www.convolution7.ws - experimentaclub data
Friday 3th October - 20'30 h E'03 Program
Photos Convolution (live Experimentaclub'03)

 
   
     
 


S.K.S. (Serial Killer Sound)

S.K.S. (Serial Killer Sound) is the new project of the plastic artist and musician Tito Diaz (Barcelona, 1958). Along his artistic career he's been looking for organic processes (his human hair sculptures, "Human Beings", 1985-1988), the mutual feedback between music, sculpture and sound through performances that make him a multimedia artist. He uses the new technologies to show his vision of the organic matter evolution. Another projects from this artist are: "Animals" (between 1988 and 1993, sculptures and performances made of animal bones), "Electronic Circuits and Magnetic Fields" (1988-2000, paintings, video and sound), "Organic Malbient" (1997, videos and musical installations) or "Elephant Cube" (1999-2000, multimedia installation).
Musically Tito Diaz has worked with musicians such as Atau Tanaka and Zbigniew Karkowski. He has participated in several editions of Sonar festival. As for recordings fits to emphasize his recent album with Karkowski "2 ZBG-TTO" (published by Eozzön). His music is noisy ambient mixed with industrial sounds from the eighties.
In Experimentaclub'03, Tito presents his musical project S.K.S. (Serial Killer Sound) with Luna (drums, bass and voice), Vidi (guitar) and Tito himself (playing different instruments and his own machines skelletor and elephant). The result is a mix of ambient-noise and punk.
More information S.K.S.: www.titodiaz.com - experimentaclub data
Saturday 4th October - 20'30 h E'03 Program
Photos S.K.S. (live Experimentaclub'03)

 
   
     
 


BALAGO

Balago (Barcelona) is a trio composed by David Crespo (guitar, programming, sampler), Jordi Soldevila (guitar, programming) and Guim Serradesanferm (sequencing, sampler, synthesizers). His sound grows from an exciting raid through an introspective universe, a repertory of desolate atmospheres and dark frequencies. High capacity instrumental music, with a remarkable twilight like accent. Emotional and pendulous music, extremely subtle and dense.
Balago is nowadays one of the most round realities of the spanish music scene. Their CD "Erm" (Foehn Records), published in 2001, contains remote echoes from Tortoise or Flying Saucer Attack, deepness and static density, they got unanimous good critics, been outstanded as one of the best records from that year.
"The music of Balago evokes incessant images, and with its silences and cadences, its organic atmospheres and its electric sepulchres, fills those black spaces that the retina refuses to see." (Quim Casas - Rock de Lux).
"They are capable of forming brilliant sonic landscapes; evocative and of indubitable expressiveness, as close to Seefeel or Labradford as Tortoise or Piano Magic." (Mondo Sonoro).
More information Balago: www.foehnrecords.com - experimentaclub data
Wednesday 1st October - 20'30 h E'03 Program
Photos Balago (live Experimentaclub'03)

 
   
     
 


TRES

Musician, musicologist and multidisciplinary artist settled in Barcelona, Tres was a member of the seminal industrial "collagists" La T, defined by Tres himself as "a silence that makes the dogs barking" (T - "Dark Fields", Klamm Records, 1983). Later, he turned to be the main vocalist in Klamm, a band with a clear kingcrimsonian inspiration, where he coincided with another slap-up heterodox artist, Leo Mariño (Klamm - "Africa roja", 1983). Then, he composed the national hymn (so he received the honourable title of the Enestir of Sounds) of Evrugo Mental State, the alternative world of Zush, a painter whom he recorded an album in 1989 (Zush.Tres - "Evrugo Mental State", GASA, 1989). In 1985 he founds U.M.B.N. Aleatoria, a "changing" band created to experience with the silence, in which he and Gat (bass) are the stable only members.
After a long phase of sparse activity, he returned with Muted 98 and 99, two installations/festivals centered in the phenomenon of the silence, that they took place in the CCCB (Barcelona) and that they were inaugurated with two silent cocktails.
In 1999 he founds Silence Science, an electronic record label oriented to emphasize the importance of the silence in a not only musical but also existential context. In June of 2002, in the day of the music, Tres gave a silent concert with the Municipal Band of Barcelona without being listened neither a note during the 30 minutes that lasted.
In Experimentaclub'03, Tres will turn off La Casa Encendida in the silent concert "Concierto para Apagar Nº11". This silent concerts, performed since 2000, have been made during the process of turning off all the sounds in a place until coming to absolute silence as much as this is possible. They led us to the surgical investigation of our hearing lives. Everything that creates sound in public or domestic places is used. Through the gradual process of turning off any continuous sound, we discover a landscape of sound with a strong presence of silence. The final destiny of this process is to relocate silence in its natural place, then the quality of listening is perfect.
More information Tres: www.elsilencio.com - experimentaclub data
Sunday 5th October - 22 h E'03 Program
Photos Tres (live Experimentaclub'03)

 
   
     
 


DEAD CAPO

"Díscolo" is the album of debut of this formation composed by Javier Adán (guitar), Javier Díez Ena (bass, double bass) and Javier Gallego (drums).
Dead Capo came out on January 1999 with the intention of making a free and instrumental music in which jazz, funk, swing, rock, psychobilly, cinema scores, etc, could be mixed without prejudgements. Some of their many influences are: John Zorn, Lounge Lizards, Captain Beefheart, Sun Ra, Funkadelic, Raymond Scott or Don Ellis. Music at least, in which "bastard" jazz, funk, black cinema scores and a touch of humour, live together.
The list of collaborators of Dead Capo is a luxurious one: Nacho Mastretta, Markus Breüss (Clónicos, OCQ, Scorecrackers, Mil Dolores Pequeños), Juan Tamayo (sax, flute, clarinet), Jorge Magaz (piano, keyboards), Tres (turntables), Manuel Morales (trumpet), Felipe Rodrigáñez (saxes) and Enrique Monleón (trombone).
Dead Capo have performed at Primavera Sound 2003, EFEX Festival'03, Jazz Festivals of Ibiza, Getxo and Soto del Real 2003, Emociona Jazz 2002 and Cursos de Verano El Escorial 2001.
More information Dead Capo: www.pueblorecords.com - experimentaclub data
Friday 3th October - 19'30 h E'03 Program
Photos Dead Capo (live Experimentaclub'03)

 
   
     
 


EDUARDO POLONIO

Eduardo Polonio is born in Madrid the 5 of January of 1941. After studying the piano and composition at the Royal Conservatory of Madrid, he received his diploma allowing him to teach composition in 1968. The first step in his career was as composer and interpreter for the Grupo Koan (1967-1970). In 1969, he worked for the Alea Laboratory in Madrid and, between 1970 and 1972, he was a member of the Alea Música Electrónica Libre group, the first Spanish electroacoustic music group to play live. He was President of the Asociación de Música Electroacústica de España from 1988 to 1994 and is currently consultant to the International Confederation of Electroacoustic Music as well as a member of the International Academy of Electroacoustic Music. He received the Magisterium at the Grand Prix International de Musique Électroacoustique in Bourges, France in 1994. He is the author of two electroacoustic operas: "Uno es el Cubo" (1995) and "Dulce mal" (1999).
Eduardo Polonio is one of the pioneers of electroacoustic music in Spain. After thirty years of composition and presence, both national and international, on the scene of contemporary music, and specifically in the sphere of new technologies, it is time to recognize his role. He has composed over one hundred works which have been played all over the world. He has coauthored works with multimedia artists such as Eugeni Bonet, Pablo Monedero, Carles Pujol, Toni Rueda, Rafael Santamaría, Santiago Torralba; he has promoted creative groups (Obert-Art Actual, Multimúsica, A.M.E.E., TRIVIO, Diáfano, Cremunute), festivals and professional symposiums (Sis Dies dÕArt Actual, Punto de Encuentro, Ressò, Nuevas Propuestas Sonoras, Confluencias). He generally interprets his own work in concerts, combining pre-recorded pieces, keyboard and processors in real time, often combined with videos or other compositions in coordination with visual artists.
From many points of view the figure of Eduardo Polonio represents a particular case in the scene of the Spanish contemporary composition. In the Sixties and Seventies it has been an isolated precursor in the generalized use of the average electroacoustics. In the Eighties, its work has represented one of the few meeting points of true spread between contemporary music and the plastic arts. The essential opening to the world of the composer has given rise to a production in which it predominates the musical mestization of sorts and cultures. Deeply taken root in the world-wide conditions of the culture of century XX his music it knows like few to offer footpaths and passages between the multiplicity of our sonorous horizons.
Eduardo Polonio will perform two days in the festival Experimentaclub'03. The saturday 4th October he will celebrate a concert especially created for children and next day (sunday 5th October) will present his creation "Hoy comemos con Leonardo".
More information Eduardo Polonio: www.the-temple.net/polonio - experimentaclub data
Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th October - 12 h E'03 Program
Photos Eduardo Polonio (live Experimentaclub'03)

 
   
     
 


MASTRETTA

Nacho Mastretta was born in Barcelona (1964), but soon moved to Santander, where he studied and finished the piano career at the Jesús de Monasterio Conservatory of Santander.
In 1987 he founded Las manos de Orlac, a mixture of pop and caribbean music where he sings and plays lots of different instruments. He publishes two albums: "La Furia" (1988) and "Salud y pesetas" (1989).
He goes to Madrid in 1991 in Malasaña district and works at the mythic club "El Sol" as a sound technician from 1992 to 1999.
In 1998 he publishes his first record (the single "Higballito") with the independent label Subterfuge Records. He gets very good critics and in December 1998 he publishes his first album "Melodías de Rayos X".
In January 2000 is published his second album "Luna de Miel". A particular work because its made of 11 songs sung by 10 women from different countries: Julieta Venegas and Alaska from Mexico, Rubi from Argentina, Beatrice from Italy, Raquel Pascual (Fromheadtotoe) from Catalonia, Rasha from Sudan, Iranzu Valencia (La Buena Vida) from Basque country, Gemma Corredera from Cuba and Ana Belen, Ajo (Mil Dolores Pequeños) and Cristina Lliso from Madrid.
In February 2000 he publishes the soundtrack for the film "Asfalto" (Daniel Calparsoro). He also makes the soundtrack for the short film "Malas compañías" (Antonio Henz). In 2001 he made the soundtracks for "El sueño del caimán" (Beto Gómez) and for the short film "Desaliñada" (Gustavo Salmerón).
His last album is called "Música de automóvil".
For Experimentaclub'03 Mastretta will perform a show specially designed for the festival.
More information Mastretta: www.mastretta.com - experimentaclub data
Thursday 2nd October - 19'30 h E'03 Program
Photos Mastretta (live Experimentaclub'03)

 
   
     
 


F-ON

F-On has been working as a Dj since 1997 going through nearly all the electronic music styles (experimental, ambient, drum & bass, breakbeat, trip hop, industrial, techno, house...). Lately he has concentrate on the more experimental sounds. He has been resident Dj at Nebula After, Morpheus Club and La Bauhaus and has performed in festivals like Observatori 2002 (Valencia) and Electrus 2002 (Barcelona). He has also done sessions in clubs of the Madrilenian scene like Dnoise, Soma, Coppelia-101, Kasbah, Oui...
Every year he is part of the organization of Sensikás (a multifunctional exposition) in which they join different arts: photography, installations, painting, sculptures, video, comic,…) with musical ambient from different artists.
During 2003 he has directed the Klangmaschine program at Babylon club (Madrid).
More information F-On: experimentaclub data
Thursday 2nd October - 19 to 22 h E'03 Program
Photos F-On (live Experimentaclub'03)

 
   
     
 


KRAPOOLA


photo: Ajo

David Gómez is founder of the label Grandmoff Works and member of of Sushimovil collective (raves and events). He has collaborated with Danni Pannullo and has also composed the music for the visual works of Maite Carajaville (Arco 2000, Florence Biennial 2002) and Alonso/Acebo Architects (Venice Biennial 2002).
He performed last year in the Electroacoustic Music Encounters organized by Sgae at the Círculo de Bellas Artes (Madrid) and in the Experimentaclub'02 festival (under the name of Anomium).
More information Krapoola: experimentaclub data
Friday 3th October - 19 to 22 h E'03 Program
Photos Krapoola (live Experimentaclub'03)

 
   
     
 


AKASHA

His daily facet as a post production sound technician, entailed to the soundtrack making for films and TV, short movies and video settings, give him an original and singular creative source that he likes to transfer to this other facet as a Dj and producer. As a Dj is remarkable his global and multipurpose speech in which the visual and cinematographic support, accompany most of his creative process. As a producer, he works to develop an specific "language of noises and sonorous textures", a soundtrack and atmospheres used to mix all his influences: hypnotic and avant-garde music, melodic and noisy experiments, atmospheric electronic, real pop, abstract and minimal, etc... Eclecticism melting-pot like style: ambient, trip-hop, min_house, funk, hip-hop, jazz, dub, click-techno, easy listening, "yoga music", etc. His trajectory goes through the digital land of artistic experimentation; now, his music stops on the mechanism, on the use of technology in order to produce "instruments" and "composition tools". An unique language of tones, mistakes and frequencies that use minimalism, sound reduction and electronic de-construction. Sónar, Arco or Fib among others, endorse his creative evolve.
More information Akasha: experimentaclub data
Wednesday 1st October - 19 to 22 h E'03 Program
Photos Akasha (live Experimentaclub'03)

 
   
     
 


MIKE IBAÑEZ ("Vietnam Rose Bit Vox")

1983/Radio-3.Vietnam Rose/2003=20 years of radiophonic disorder.
In 2003 Mike Ibañez makes 20 years of broadcasting, radiophonic disturbance from all kind of dials. At the same time, Mike invites us to share "Vietnam Rose Bit Vox", 3 hours of "radio" specially prepared for Experimentaclub'03. Besides sounds, music, voices, sloguns, jingles, backmaskings and all kind of sonic inputs. Mike will include in "VRBV" original pieces from his mythic program Stress-3/La Rosa de Vietnam (Vietnam Rose), made from April to September 1983 in Radio-3. The highlights of La Rosa de Vietnam included in this session will evoke 6 months of intense and stimulating radioactivity, translated in 48 broadcasts of something that Mike titled as "radio for rock'n'roll grandsons". That´s how "VRBV" became a must for all dial addicts and a comeback-to-future of the radio.
During Experimentaclub'03 we will listen 4 fragments of four original editions from 1983, taped from homemade radiocassette: Suicide, Haro Ibars Reading, Morality 1943 and USA: the daily madness. He'll also present a memory of "VRBV" (jingles, gimmicks and soundtracks created for the session).
More information Mike Ibáñez: www.mess-age.com
Saturday 4th October - 19 to 22 h E'03 Program
Photos Mike Ibáñez (live Experimentaclub'03)

 
   
     
 


KRIS ROTOR

Kris Rotor is one of the few women that nowadays investigate in the complex develop of synthetic music. She started as a Dj during 2002 after years of experimenting and investigating personally in the most experimental music, using the platform of Rotor label.
In her sessions, she goes through a wide range of music, a cocktail of "indietronic", IDM and postdigital techno that make us get in touch with the last tendencies in electronic music.
As one of the few women in this scene, she has settle a style in her sessions at Radar Club and Oui Club (Madrid) and in the program Klangmaschine (June 2003) at Babylon (Madrid).
Sunday 5th October - 19 h E'03 Program
Photos Kris Rotor (live Experimentaclub'03)

 
   
     
 


DOCTOR PROFESSOR MUNARRIZ

Jaime Munárriz is part of Druhb, a duo of electronic experimental music. But his long experience starts at the beginning of the eighties, as bass player and writer of Los Monaguillosh (Madrid), group half way between after-punk and psychedelic sounds. Afterwards he concentrated on production (he worked with the first hip-hop Spanish groups) and plastic arts. By the end of the eighties, he joint the group Cerdos. He was one of the founders of the record company Triquinoise, created in 1990, and went on working as a producer an contributing to groups like Mil Dolores Pequeños.
In 1994 he creates together with Javier Piñango the duo Destroy Mercedes with the intention of mixing psychedelic sounds and electronic experimentation, that makes them be close to groups like Suicide, Residents, Devo and most german rock groups from the senventies with occasional influences from Syd Barrett or Magazine.
1999 was the transition year that made him evolute to Druhb, the new project with Javier Piñango. Their first album under this name is called "Cone Of Silence" (Geometrik Records): electronic music with a mixture between mental and emotional, treated under the influence of broken micro-rhythms and manipulated under dense layers of ambient sounds.
Jaime Munárriz is introduced in Experimentaclub'03 with an unconventional session in which he'll mix his own bases with sampled loops, CDs and microelectronic structures.
More information Doctor Professor Munárriz:
www.experimentaclub.com/druhb - experimentaclub data
Sunday 5th October - 16'30 to 19 h E'03 Program
Photos Doctor Professor Munárriz (live Experimentaclub'03)

 
   
     
 


EL GRAN PATCHINKO (aka Bruno Galindo)


photo: Yssa Samado

Bruno Galindo is a music critic, Dj, writer, traveler, promotor of non conventional projects and presents now his second poetry book "Africa for Secret Societys", published by Vitrubio.
In Experimentaclub'03 he will present "Electrospoken", a mixture of organic prerecorded sounds, electronics and mostly of words; most of them taken from many recordings -American beatnik sound notebooks, brazilian avantgarde poets, acid philosophers, visionaries from Rif-, build a speech that together with a high intensity soundtrack and low tempo, wants to recover words as an experience in contemporary music. House poetry? Among other things.
More information El Gran Patchinko (aka Bruno Galindo): experimentaclub data
Sunday 5th October - 20'30 h E'03 Program
Photos El Gran Patchinko (live Experimentaclub'03)

 
   
     
 


RUBEN CD + EDUARDO VALIENTE (Hypnotica / Unidad Rec)

Eduardo Valiente's first encounters with mixing start in 1995, when in an underground club, "La esencia", mets Ruben CD and Alex C. After working in different clubs, nowadays he militates in an artistic audiovisual group called Hypnotica. Musically he works with Ruben CD's label Unidad rec.
Ruben CD starts in 1989 and since then he has been mixing different variations of electronic music, now he's moving in the area of low tempo and deep house. Unidad rec is his label and he also collaborates with Hypnotica.
Saturday 4th October - 16'30 to 19 h E'03 Program
Photos Ruben CD + Eduardo Valiente (live Experimentaclub'03)

 
   
     
 


INTERVOCALICA.EXP (poetry / polipoetry)

Intervocalica is a traveling program of contemporary poetic practices that starts from an open and modern way of understanding poetry and wants to show the different possibilities of todays poetry using sound and images and interacting with music and dance. Intervocalica, as a part of Eperimentaclub'03, wants to introduce unknown authors for the Madrilenian audience. Most of them come from Barcelona, a city that has develop an intense poetic activity and searches new ways of connecting with the audience. The offer is widely assorted but all have in common the direct contact with the audience and the search of new ways of expressing words and gesture. The poets at the festival represent the many possibilities that poetry offers nowadays, moving in between avant-garde and tradition, performance and recited words. The intention is to get poetry out of its reduced circle and invite the curious to join the world of words. Different international festivals, in cities as Vienna, Berlin, Barcelona and Rome, show the vitality of poetry, a XXI century form of literature that closes the era of the hermetic book. Poetry and polipoetry, new experiences for curious people who want to know new paths and who haven't necessarily been in poetry events before.
The two sessions of Intervocalica.exp will start by the showing of two pieces of videopoetry. Is a brief starter of what can the union of video and poetry make together. We will see a piece of the daily world of Accidents Polipoètics (the most famous polipoetry group of Spain), a shocking anti patriotic speech by William S. Burroughs, a videolanguage game played by Jordi Teixidó (who will also be on sunday 5th October, and a free version of a poem by Juan Eduardo Cirlot (Barcelona, 1916-1973).
After the projections and a brief break, performances will start at 18'30h. Each show has an approximate duration of 25 minutes. Works with an important visual ingredient combine with performances in which the voice is the main character. There will be lots of new poets which are outstanding in poetry and music festivals in all Europe (Jörg Piringer, Dídac P. Lagarriga, and Anne-James Chaton) together with more experimented poets like Enric Casasses (one of the fathers of the underground poetry in Barcelona) and Bartomeu Ferrando (an important name in experimental poetry in Spain) who (as Jordi Teixidó) moves in many artistic areas.
Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th October - 18 to 20'30 h E'03 Program
Photos Intervocálica.exp (live Experimentaclub'03)

With the collaboration of Propost.org and Projectes Poètics Sense Títol-Propost.Org:
http://propost.org
Programming: Eduard Escoffet
Also collaborates: OVNI archives - http://www.desorg.org
Projectes Poètics Sense Títol-Propost.Org is an indepenent organization dedicated to contemporary poetical practices and its adjoining fields. Since 1993, it has organized exhibitions and readings and has published reviews and catalogues. Nowadays, it’s one of the most important organizations concerning sound poetry, polypoetry and experimental poetry in Barcelona. Between January 1997 and January 2000, organized the stable series of poetical schedule Viatge a la Polinèsia (Journey to Polynesia). At present, organizes Proposta (international festival for poetries+polypoetries).

 
   
     
 


ENRIC CASASSES

Enric Casasses (Barcelona, 1951) is one of the most important voices of the catalonian poetry. During the eighties and nineties he was one of the pioneers of the oral underground scene in Barcelona. He has won several prizes like Carles Riva award for "Calç" and Ausiàs March award for "Déquivocar-se així".
He has taken part in several international festivals and has collaborated with artists as Pascal Comelade. He has been able to combine traditional popular literature with experimentation, rock culture and underground, to create a very personal style. He's one of the most influential Catalonian poets.
More information Enric Casasses:
www.uoc.edu/lletra/noms/ecasasses
Saturday 4th October - Intervocalica.exp E'03 Program
Photos Enric Casasses (live Experimentaclub'03)

 
   
     
 


ANNE-JAMES CHATON


photo: Xavier Moreno

He is one of the most important from the French poets new generation. This 30 year old sonic poet born in Besançon and actually living in Montpellier, offers a work strongly focused on rhythm and sound. Heir of poet Bernard Heidsieck, bases his works in repeating loops and daily elements. His work, with a strong social ingredient, shows that poetry is very close to music and techno.
He has create many magazines like "The incredible Justine's adventures". He organizes regularly poetry sessions and has created Poézie, an annual festival celebrated in various cities (Paris, Montpellier, Besançon and Lyon). He has also publish in many magazines and last year he published "Événements 99", an excellent CD-book with 18 sonic poems.
Saturday 4th October - Intervocalica.exp E'03 Program
Photos Anne-James Chaton (live Experimentaclub'03)

 
   
     
 


JORDI TEIXIDO

He writes texts, works as an actor and makes videos for Showbussines and for himself. Reads poems and takes part in public actions reading his own texts. Together with dancer Ona Mestre, has present two shows: "Ambra" and "Tot és tat", both based on his texts and creating a language made of words and movement. With an apparently naïve style his poems play with a rhythm and impossible words.
As an actor he has work in the show "Sopikal" (Poción Magi), "Zombi" (Zotal Teatre), "Flit Flit" and "Cara Calla" (Roseland Musical) and the film "Bla, bla, bla" (Joan Carles Bonete). He has collaborate in the direction of dance shows "Quarere", "Sur, perros del sur" (Cía Mal Pelo).
He makes his own video shows (Sau, Aral, Sopa Bàsica, Mundana, "Trobat Temps Perdut) and videos for other people like Zotal Teatre, Mal Pelo, Mudances, Senza Tempo, Arena Teatro, Mark Tompkins, Iliacan…
Saturday 4th October - Intervocalica.exp E'03 Program
Photos Jordi Teixidó (live Experimentaclub'03)

 
   
     
 


BARTOMEU FERRANDO


photo: Xavier Moreno

Bartomeu Ferrando (Valencia, 1951) is a classic in the experimental poetry scene in Spain: visual poetry, performance, sonic poetry. His performances contain a strong visual ingredient and his vocal influences are Ernst Jandl and the german Dadaists. Like poet Joan Brossa, he gives to objects a strong poetic value.
He is part, together with Fátima Miranda and Llorenç Barber of Flatus Vocis Trio, the most important sonic poetry group in Spain. He is also part of Taller de Música Mundana and Rojo, both groups dedicated to the develop of creative practices halfway between music, poetry and action. He is a performance teacher at the Politechnic University of Valencia and founder of magazine "Texto poético".
Sunday 5th October - Intervocalica.exp E'03 Program
Photos Bartomeu Ferrando (live Experimentaclub'03)

 
   
     
 


JÖRG PIRINGER


photo: David Ruano

Jörg Piringer (Vienna, 1974), musician and sonic poet. Founder of the Institut für Transakustische Forschung (Institute for the Transacoustic Investigation) and member of Das Erste Gemüse Orchester (first vegetable orchestra). He studied at the Poetry School of Vienna and was pupil of Curd Duca and Sainkho Namtchylak among others. He combines the energy of Slam poetry and the possibilities of electronics. He has made video and interactive poetry. He combines the use of technology with with the inneraction of words: processing words, video, rhythm. He is without any doubt one of the young values of sonic poetry and a poet who is opening new ways of experimentation in the poetic creation.
More information Jörg Piringer: http://joerg.piringer.net
Sunday 5th October - Intervocalica.exp E'03 Program
Photos Jörg Piringer (live Experimentaclub'03)

 
   
     
 


DIDAC P. LAGARRIGA


photo: David Ruano

Dídac P. Lagarriga (Sao Paulo, Brasil, 1976). Combination of music, text and image his work has been shown in New York, Buenos Aires, Amsterdam, London, Berlin, Copenhaguen, Belgium, France, Spain, Italy… He has publish the books "Sic" (1st prize Narratives 0. Eumo Editorial, 2000), "Hoy por fin esta calle huele a curry" (Coclea, 2002), and the recors (under the name Un caddie renversé dans l'herbe) "Blue ghetto park" (opencircuit/staalplaat, 1999), "Totlop pak" (oozebap 2000), "Polyhedric tetrapak" (oozebap 2001), "Some Nenu Songs" (oozebap 2002) and "Now I have a weird taste in my mouth" (Dekorder, Germany, 2003). His first novel has been published in Spain by H2O in July 2003.
Written with sound, his works focus in the search of contents from the most simple form. His software is not an open code but a domestic code.
More information Dídac P. Lagarriga: www.oozebap.org/renverse
Sunday 5th October - Intervocalica.exp E'03 Program
Photos Dídac P. Lagarriga (live Experimentaclub'03)

 
   
     
 


VISUAL-EX

"Wow and flutter 03"
Is a program of projections that covers the different styles in the field of the animation, motion graphics and the abstract visual experimentation. Many of these works have been presented in the Festival Onedotzero or are world premieres.
Tina Frank - Retrospective (1995-2002)
The Austrian Tina Frank carries many years to the head of the world vanguard of the digital audiovisual art. In 1995 she begins to collaborate like graphic designer with the electronic music label MEGO (www.mego.at) and her creations for records are recognized internationally and published in books of design and magazines. Among 1996 and the 2000 she works with Mathias Gmachl (of Farmers Manual), under the name of "Skot", experiencing with new forms of video in real time (www.skot.at). This retrospective is divided into two parts: the first one contains a more classical musical selection of videos of "Skot", with works as the famous one "Aus" (music of Christian Fennesz), and the second is formed by very short pieces originating from the seven years of collaboration with Mego and other musicians of the electronic scene.
24 Frames
24Frames is a traveled through by the time and the space, a traveled through among the light and the darkness trying to see. 24frames is a live video action from movies and sounds pre-recorded that are mixed in an always different assembly. Video and audio are mixed in real time. Jota is an audiovisual artist. Photography, video or video-installation are some of the formats that utilizes in his investigation.
Wavelength 03
This program is a musical selection of videos of a stunning innovation in digital format.
Iury Lech - Retrospective
Iury Lech is a multidisciplinary artist of Ukrainian origin but established firstly in America, later in Barcelona and at present in the Empordà (Girona). His creativity includes music, writing or video-creation, always from an innovating and experimental viewpoint. His audio-visual works and videoclips have been selected and have won prizes in festivals like Art Futura, Festival de Video de Navarra, Sonar, Ars Electrónica or ISEA.
Umgegend: Sinfonía de una ciudad (Symphony of a city)
Joint among the visual thing and the sonorous thing with identical source of information.
djs: Lön, Pt-10 - vjs: (p/n_575)
Girls on film
The work of four directors, Elaine Constantine, Sophie Muller, Dawn Shadforth and Floria Sigismondi is presented in this program showing that the female talent been present in the field of the videoclip.
"The Decay of Fiction" by Pat O'Neil
"The Decay of Fiction" is an experimental movie that mixes the real thing with the hallucination in a hotel abandoned in Hollywood. Pat O'Neil is a recognized filmmaker belonging to the Californian experimental generation of artists followers of the work of Michael Show and Stan Brackage.
J-star
This program presents the japanese audiovisual creations more fresh and contemporary including animation, motion graphics, musical videos and short pieces (works of Nishioka Joins, Ichiro Tanida and Caviar).
Funky Porcini
Selection of the better visual works for the concerts of Funky Porcini.
"ErrorVisualSupportClips"
This program will be comprised of 10 videoclips created from the audio of different Spanish artists (Julián Elvira, Games Addiction, Rec-Overflow), by the last project of Error in collaboration with a Majorcan magazine of free Poetry. ErrorVisualSupport, EVS, created in 1998, is a group dedicated to the graphic design, the creation web and the video-production by computer. They have performed in cities as Seville, Barcelona or Madrid with artists as Kim Cascone, Coeval or the collective Doméstica (Polaroïde Strand).
Cambia de Banda: Thomas Köner - "Nanook of the North" (Robert Flaherty)
"Nanook of the North" (Robert Flaherty, 1922, 79min.) is a film that represents the birth of the documentary modern. Reconstruction dramatics of the routine life of a Eskimo family, filmed during long months of contact of Flaherty with them.
Thomas Köner (Germany) is one of the most respected composers of electronic music. He was formed in the Faculty of Music of Dortmund and studied electronic music in the CEM-Studio of Arnhem. Köner has collaborated with important visual artists: Jürgen Reble, Max Eastley, Yann Beauvais and he has worked in prestigious cultural centers: Museum of Louvre, Georges Pompidou and the Hayward Gallery.
Wednesday 1st to Sunday 5th October E'03 Program