Sunday 5th September 2010 @ 22:00
An evening of large scale improvisation curated by Anna Kaluza featuring Axiom for improvising ensemble by Isambard Khroustaliov and several other directed and non-directed pieces by the ensemble.
Niko Meinnhold – accordion
Matthias Müller – trombone
Henrik Walsdorff – saxophone
Robert Würz – saxophone, flute
Anna Kaluza – saxophone
Ritsche Koch – trumpet
Noel Taylor – clarinet
Julian Bonequi – drums
Kay Lübke – drums
Kim Efert – guitar
Hannes Buder – guitar
Antonio Borghini – bass
Ulf Mengersen – bass
Simon Bauer – bass
Isambard Khroustaliov – live electronics, Axiom piece
Maurizio Ravalico – percussion
Schlesische Straße 42,
0049(0)30 6107 4029
Saturday 4th September 2010 @ 21:00
Long Division – a series of pieces for two performers and autonomous electronics
2.Hinterhaus Etage 2,
0049(0)176 2062 6386
Long Division is a collaboration between Arthurs, Bown, Khroustaliov and Ohlmeier for two instrumentalists and two computers pre-programmed from afar, that was originally commissioned for a performance at the North Sea Jazz Festival. Only Arthurs and Ohlmeier will be on stage for the performance, interacting with a computer system that has been programmed to react and improvise with them.
Simultaneously a challenge and a proof of concept, the computer will act autonomously without a score or a determined progression, orchestrating a path around and through the music developed by Arthurs and Ohlmeier whilst also proposing structures and themes of its own. The software’s autonomy is needless to say of a limited sort, and encodes the creative decision-making of its programmers.
The collaboration is both a continuation of the free improvised electroacoustic performance styles explored by Arthurs, Bown, Britton and Ohlmeier in the various onstage incarnations of the Not Applicable Artists, and a more formal, albeit risky, set of software studies carried out by Bown and Britton into generative and interactive music systems, for which Arthurs and Ohlmeier are the willing and highly capable subjects.
The groups interest in and exploration of autonomy is multifaceted, viewing it in the light of new approaches to the structuring of a live musical work, experimentation in interactivity, and also novel approaches to remote collaboration, where one or more participants contribute to a performance by proxy, in the form of the behavioural software created by them.
Thursday 2nd September 2010 @ 20:30
Isambard Khroustaliov – computer
Maurizio Ravalico – percussion, found objects
0049(0)1577 287 9965