Karl-Marx-Str. 28, Berlin 12043
Marcia Bassett: Zaïmph
Zaïmph is the solo project of Marcia Bassett. Zaïmph’s recordings and performances shimmer with a dense, dissonant and often unsettling electronic aura, shot through with flashes of meditative beauty. Her preferred sonic toolkit includes prepared guitar, keyboard, cracked drum machines, custom-built noise/drone boxes, processed environmental sounds and tabletop effects.
“It would be tough to write a history of the last two decades in underground music without including Marcia Bassett … and any angle would have to include Zaïmph, Bassett’s solo project. Through small-run releases on numerous labels, including her own, Heavy Blossom), Zaïmph has carved out a unique take on decaying feedback, assaultive fuzz, echoey ambience, and abstract expression.” – Marc Masters, Pitchfork, The Out Door
Improvised solo turntable performance that combines recorded sounds from vinyl records with the electroacoustic sounds of vinyl and needle in various deteriorating phases. This raw approach merges the practice of improvisation with the inherent unstable conditions of a turntable, allowing accidents to dictate each sound piece.
Born in Lima, Peru and based in NYC, Maria Chávez is best known as an abstract turntablist, sound artist, and DJ. Accidents, coincidence, and failures are themes that unite her sound sculptures, installations and other works with her improvised solo turntable performance practice.
“Over the last decade, Chavez has pursued pristine and thoughtful turntablist work.”- The Wire
“Chavez’s machines pop, crackle, screech, and emit bursts of music and noise as they grapple with inputs they were not built to read. Chavez has hijacked a system meant to precisely replicate sounds and pushed it to the extremes of its function, discovering beautiful, chaotic aural landscapes in the process.” – Sophie Weiner, The Village Voice
Audrey Chen and Megumi Eda
Performing together for the first time, Chen and Eda will be revisiting the process of internal/external corporeal movement and primal athleticism, combining Chen's vocal hyper extensions, the analog controlled chaos of Peter B's Fourses, and Eda's gracefully obtuse/alien movement vocabularies.
"Beautiful ballerinas are often caught in their own beauty. They definitely don’t know how to mug. But Megumi can morph in a flash from small boy to impossibly regal diva to a small squirrel chewing on a nut.”
– Laurie Anderson
"Chen has created an uncompromising and idiosyncratic music, tightly disciplined yet acoustically wild and heavy with implication.
Her ultra-verbal vocalising, often reminiscent of the visceral and emotionally charged sound poetry of François Dufréne or Henri Chopin, exposes physiological aspects of utterance that are concealed within standardised articulation and day to day speech. Fleshy, breath-driven and flecked with spittle, Chen's voice emanates not just from her mouth but from an ensemble of upper body surfaces, channels, passages and cavities." - Julien Cowley, The Wire
BEAM SPLITTER CALIFORNIA TOUR 2018
01. THE FRONT - SAN YSIDRO - https://www.facebook.com/events/311130369613772/
05. THE LAB - SAN FRANCISCO - https://www.facebook.com/events/1014964625349106/
06. CCRMA STANFORD UNIVERSITY - STANFORD - https://www.facebook.com/events/328809334517025/
07. MA/GOLD LION ARTS - SACRAMENTO - https://www.facebook.com/events/305834573478775/
Tuesday NOVEMBER 27 8pm:
Vocal hyperextensions from AUDREY CHEN, in from Berlin, Nour Mobarak may well explore the limits of the langue and parole, and Samur Khouja's Conscious Summary begins the din.
@ HUMAN RESOURCES LA
410 COTTAGE HOME, CHINATOWN
WE ARE NOT SAME SAME
BUT WE ARE DIFFERENT
FREE EVENT for people of Asian descent, friends AND allies - people who want to help spread the awareness and enjoy an open exchange.
Donations VERY VERY appreciated.
TALKS // PERFORMANCES // ART // PHOTOGRAPHY // WORKSHOPS // MUSIC // FOOD // DRINKS // INSTALLATIONS
An intersectional feminist event for people of South, East, South-East Asian descent, the LGBTQIA+ community and allies. Come together, share experiences, begin discourse and find empowerment.
Women* have historically been the object of sexual exploitation and fetishism, however that type of objectification increases when it comes to women* of colour and LGBTQIA+. Of course, these are not the only topics of importance but a community that requires more visibility and solidarity.
The WE ARE NOT SAME SAME event highlights the misconception that all Asian countries can be placed under the one umbrella, without regard or respect towards their differences in culture, individuality and history. This event follows up the I AM NOT A FORTUNE COOKIE event and will be spotlighting the implications encircling exotification, sexism, objectification, racism, stereotyping and diaspora.
It is apparent that many shy away from discussing the social, cognitive and emotional roots of prejudice. This is a way we can come together to begin discourses surrounding issues within our society and better understand how to move towards a more equal future. I invite you all to come and enjoy this two-day event!
Saturday, November 17, 2018
DOORS OPEN - FOOD with Mama Shabz & Khao Taan . DRINKS . INSTALLATIONS . ART . PHOTOGRAPHY
Book Reading with Sheree Domingo
Talk with Cadudasa - Photographer. Sharing stories from her book
Talk with Jihee Lee - Graphic Designer and Visual Artist
Talk with Scholar and Activist Saboura Naqshband
Talk with Drago - Photographer
Performance by Audrey Chen - Musician
Talk with Minh Duc Pham - Artist
DISTINCTIVE JUN - DJ set 100% FUNKY FRESH
Workshop with Anisha Gupta Müller - FemmeFitness Dance
improvised and composed experimental music
Berlin-based Audrey Chen and Richard Scott meet with Canadian saxophonist Yves Charuest for a performance of improvised sonic intricacies — dynamic melding of distinct voices and collective textures shifting on a dime. The evening will start with Berlin-based Sofia Borges performing two pieces for percussion.
Sofia Borges, percussion, electronics
Yves Charuest, alto saxophone
Audrey Chen, voice
Richard Scott, analog synthesizer
16 November 2018 um 20h
im Acker Stadt Palast
Ackerstraße 169/170, Berlin
Tickets: 15€ / 10 € (ermäßigt)
Ein begrenztes Kontingent an Karten ist an der Abendkasse verfügbar (geöffnet ab 19 Uhr)
12049 Neukölln, Berlin, Germany
Double bill at Sowieso!
Audrey Chen- voice, electronics
Henrik Munkeby Norstebo- trombone
Brad Henkel- trumpet
Miako Klein- recorders
Carlo Costa- drums
Karl-Marx-Straße 28, 12043 Berlin, Germany
7:30 doors // 8pm start (SHARP!!!)
Karlrecords double record-release concert. Opening set by Henrik Munkeby Nørstebø (trombone) and Finn Loxbo (guitar), followed by Audrey Chen presenting Runt Vigor (KR046) and Hanno Leichtmann presenting Nouvelle Aventure (KR049)
Kazuhisa Uchihashi invites you to two duos and trio set for two nights at Sowieso, Neukölln.
Kazuhisa Uchihashi (Guitar & Daxophone) duos and trios with
Day 1 : Friday 9 th November
Audrey Chen (voice)
Richard Scott (Modular Synthesizer)
Am Anfang war das Wort
10179 Berlin, Germany 7pm - 12am
Music pieces that investigate the circumstances in which speech, or other forms of oral language, are considered music. Working at the point where one thing happens to be the other, without having the intention to define when we are talking about language or music, but the opposite.
We propose works around the voice, not in search of a creative extension of it´s expressive possibilities or color, but of the origin of the link between voice and language, between oral language and the origin of the musical experience.
Antoine Beuger Solo set. ”Keine Fernen mehr".
The Co- founder and mentor of the recognised group of composers “Wandelweiser” performs his unique piece for
whistling solo performer.
Audrey Chen performs Rishin Singh.
"Possibly Anna Magdalena" - for solo cello (2018) WP.
A reflection on memory and sound: How varying scales of memory - from historical records to contemporary private diaries -
affect the embodied positions from which we listen to music.
Evelyn Saylor- Rebecca Lane. Voices. Sacred Harp Singing.
Sacred Harp Singing is a tradition of community singing that originated in colonial New England, and, while nearly having died out at the beginning of the 20th century, has been preserved for generations in the South of the United States.
The name is derived from The Sacred harp, a tunebook printed in shape notes first published in 1844. The book is a rich collection of shape note songs from various sources, from the 1770s to the present day. Modal polyphonic music built with unexpected harmony and counterpoint techniques. Evenly Saylor and Rebecca Lane will offer also a composition of their own, resonant of their experience performing this unique music.
Margareth Kammerer- Joe Kudirka. Voices, electric guitars.
Kudirka´ s composition for Kammerer takes as departing point the way language is related to how we actually learn music and describe it, and how this can't really be separated from the music itself. The piece works as a form in dialog with Margareth´s own songs and music experiences oral sharing as main contents, as well as duo readings of Nanni Balestrini.´s poetry.
Rasha Ragab : Voice, texts selection- Christoph Nicolaus: Stone Harp- Lucio Capece: Bass Clarinet. I lost Myself in Finding you.
Collective Composition .Texts by Rabia of Basra ( Rabi'a al-Adawiyya ) ( رابعة العدوية القيسية) (714/717/718 — 801 CE)[. Muslim Saint and Sufi Mystic.
Rasha Ragab´s enigmatic presence is joined by the the unbelievable sounds of the Stone Harp. An Indian stone that rubbed with wet hands sounds like acoustic sine waves, as well as the deep wood sounds of the bass clarinet.
Rabia of Basra is often noted as having been the single most famous and influential renunciant women of Islamic history. The stories detailing her life and practices show a countercultural understanding of the role of gender in society.
Her texts are exposed by Rasha, in the ambiguous zone between speech and singing.
AUDREY CHEN SOLO @ WIEN MODERN, VIENNA, AUSTRIA
Wien Modern 31
Security in music, as Nikolaus Harnoncourt argued, always leads to a loss in beauty. Security and beauty are simply not compatible. A breathtaking balancing act of virtuosity, of blind groping, of lines throws to breaking point, and lightning quick reactions - "an artist who wants to achieve the utmost has to go to the farthest edge of the abyss, to the brink of catastrophe, so to speak, and there is maximum beauty. We should not be around in comfort zones. "(Nikolaus Harnoncourt). Between 28. 10 and 30. 11. 2018, Vienna Modern invites you to series of exciting encounters with "unplayable" masterpieces and with the most diverse range of artists pushing the boundaries between freedom and control.
AUDREY CHEN SOLO @ Concert Series K l a n G a l e r i e, BERLIN, GERMANY
LUKAS KOENIG SPECIAL II @ PORGY & BESS in VIENNA, AUSTRIA
Martin Siewert: guitar
Briggan Krauss: alto saxophone
Lukas König: drums, synthesizer
Audrey Chen: vocals
Julien Desprez: guitar
Lukas König: drums, synthesizer
Kudo Big 3
Martin Siewert: guitar
Audrey Chen: voice
Briggan Krauss: alto saxophone
Robo Zimmermann: electronics
Martin Eberle: trumpet
Benny Omerzell: keyboards
Manuel May: bass
Lukas King: drums
TALIBAM! plus AUDREY CHEN
@ BLOWOUT in OSLO, NORWAY
Hanno Leichtmann and Audrey Chen both have records coming out on Karlrecords https://karlrecords.bandcamp.com/ so we, along with Black Editions, are presenting a Los Angeles record release party.
September 10, 2018
$10 at the door
Rest is an improvisational musical group featuring a rotating cast of Baltimore musicians: April Camlin, Miles Clark, Alex Homan, Isabella Pittman, Lucas Rambo, Jordan Romero, Eric Rosario. Rhythm builds and disintegrates, meditations in cacophony, exploring and expanding. A particle is also a wave.
Audrey Chen/Meg Rorison
(voice and 16mm film projection)
The collaboration between Audrey Chen and Margaret Rorison works inside the intimate worlds of their maternal lines, as experienced through the myriad sounds of the human voice and 16mm film projection. Images and sounds captured in spaces brought together by their individual experiences of mother, daughter, granddaughter and how that affects their identities- and channels towards decision making, touch, habit, memory and language.
Danielle Bentley (Australia, Australian Arts Foundation fellow)
Tatiana Castro (Colombia/Argentina)
Shinobu Eto (Japan)
Hilliard Greene (USA)
Sandra “Sunny” Kluge (Germany/USA)
Bonnie Lander (USA)
Nikolaus Neuser (Germany)
Jude Nwankwo (Nigeria)
Carlos Quebrada (Columbia/Argentina)
Daniel Sabio (Puerto Rico/USA)
David Schulman (USA)
Siyang “Sophia” Shen (China)
Federico Valdez (Argentina/Mexico)
Jeffrey Lependorf (USA/ Director)
Audrey Chen (USA/Berlin, Alumnus in Residence)
BEAM SPLITTER and STREIFENJUNKO double duo/quartet
at the ASPHALT FESTIVAL "48 HOURS TO REACT"
3 short performances on Tuesday, July 17th 2018 and Thursday 19th 2018
bohemian drips presents: Speicher II
"Speicher II" is the second edition of a festival for site-specific music which takes place from the 15th to the 17th of June 2018 in the old water reservoirs of Berlin-Pankow. The immense acoustic scenery of the two water reservoirs will be witness to ten concerts across genres which will open up a spectrum of styles oscillating between New Improvisation, Free Jazz, Electroacoustic music, Drone, Noise and Minimal Music. Carefully curated by "bohemian drips", who alongside the artists approach the given space as an independent compositional dimension and as a joint starting point for musical, technical and performative processes, in order to set a common thread between music and architecture. The peculiar acoustic characteristics of the two water reservoirs stand out with their natural reverberation that can reach up to 18 seconds; an unusual scenario which usually doesn't apply to a traditional concert or studio context. Hence, every composition and performance is distinguished by its absolute individuality.
Programme (Fri, 15th – Sun, 17th of June 2018)
in chronological order
Audrey Chen (Friday, big tank)
• Audrey Chen (USA | voice & cello)
MORPH! (Friday, small tank)
• Mia Dyberg (DEN | alt-sax)
• Roberta Wjm Andreucci (IT | electronics, turntablism)
microtub (Friday, big tank)
• Robin Hayward (UK | microtonal F tuba)
• Peder Simonsen (NOR | microtonal C tuba)
• Martin Taxt (NOR | microtonal C tuba)
Sandra Boss (Saturday, big tank)
• Sandra Boss (DEN | installation: automated organ | performance: tape, electronics)
Saba Alizadeh (Saturday, small tank)
• Saba Alizadeh (IRN | self flagellation device, electronics)
Marimba (Saturday, small tank)
• Elia Buletti (IT | electronics)
• Paul Jones (NZ | stringed instruments)
Kudu (Saturday, small tank)
• Ignaz Schick (GER | sax)
• Els Vadeweyer (BEL | vibraphone)
• Klaus Kürvers (GER | double bass)
Air Cushion Finish (Sunday, small tank)
• jayrope (GER | guitar, diy-devices)
• Lippstueck (GER | voice, electronics)
JD Zazie (Sunday, small tank)
• JD Zazie (IT | electronics)
Clive Bell & Sam Weaver (Sunday, big tank)
• Clive Bell (UK | shakuhachi flute)
• Sam Weaver (UK | Hordjik modular)
Sawt Out (Sunday, small tank)
• Mazen Kerbaj (LIB | trumpet, objects)
• Burkhard Beins (GER | percussion)
• Michael Vorfeld (GER | percussion)