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

Wendel
Schlesische Straße 42,
10997 Berlin-Keuzberg

0049(0)30 6107 4029

voluntary contribution

Saturday 4th September 2010 @ 21:00

Isambard Khroustaliov / Lothar Ohlmeier / Ollie Bown / Tom Arthurs

Long Division – a series of pieces for two performers and autonomous electronics

Tom Arthurs – trumpet
Lothar Ohlmeier – bass clarinet
Isambard Khroustaliov, Ollie Bown – software design and development

NK
Elsenstraße 52,
2.Hinterhaus Etage 2,
12059 Berlin-Neukölln

0049(0)176 2062 6386

€5.00

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.

The London/Berlin based Not Applicable Artists team is going to invade some of Berlin’s most notorious improv and experimental hotspots, in this series of events dealing with cinema, software quests and of course an abundance of adventurous, risky, razor-edged, cliff-hanging, live music.

Follow us during this nine day tour de force around town, which will finish with a big party at one of Berlin’s most historical underground landmarks, the Eschschloraque.

Thursday 2nd September
Isambard Khroustaliov / Maurizio Ravalico duo @ Sowieso

Friday 3rd September
Isambard Khroustaliov / Maurizio Ravalico duo
@ Club der Polnischen Versager

Saturday 4th September 
Isambard Khroustaliov
/ Lothar Ohlmeier / Ollie Bown / Tom Arthurs @ NK

Sunday 5th September
Large scale improvising ensemble curated by Anna Kaluza, featuring Axiom by Isambard Khroustaliov @ Wendel

Monday 6th September
Not Applicable film
night @ Lichtblick

Tuesday 7th September
The Not Applicable Artists @ Finnlandzentrum

Wednesday 8th September
The Not Applicable Artists @ Babette

Friday 10th September
Fiiuum Shaarrk @ Eschloraque

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