Strom am Mittag & Fri-Son

Vor Kurzem spielte ich solo zwei Konzerte an besonderen Orten. Einerseits in einer Kirche (Kulturhaus Helferei) in Zürich samt einer unglaublich tollen Akustik und in dem Kultclub namens Fri-Son in Fribourg. Dieser spezielle Ort machte mich besonders melancholisch. Die Wände des Backstage behangen mit Konzertplakaten vergangener Zeit. Ich erkannte, wie wichtig dieser Club ist und welche Grössen hier in den 90ern gespielt haben. Alles Heros!

Bevor es in wenigen Tagen mit Nicolas aka Yes, its Ananias erneut auf die Bühne geht (Beitrag folgt mit Fotos vom TonTon, CoiCoin und Risa-Gig), hier paar Impressionen dieser zweier Shows. Danke an die Veranstalter!

Fotos: © Dominik Grenzler

Strom am Mittag


Mapping Possibilities VI


What do we do? Mapping Possibilities is an ongoing collective project of audio/visual performances. The collective gives DIY/self-taught/experimental artists a chance to present their work, expanding its public exposure. To keep a dynamic spirit we try to present new line-ups in each performance. How do we do it? Each performance is the product of collaboration between audio artists and visual artists, who work together to explore different possibilities on the conceptual and technical levels. The performance relies on cutting edge production technologies and offers new ways of digital production. What to expect in Mapping Possibilities? In this collective, visual artists focus on generative and interactive real-time visual experimentation using coding, open source programming platforms, and alongside more traditional media such as video and 3D animation. While sound artists take a more sound-oriented approach, featuring non-dance electronic music (i.e. abstract, noise, drone, ambient, glitch, IDM, experimental, . . . etc.). Mapping Possibilities VI is presented in collaboration with Pro Helvetia Cairo, the liaison office of the Swiss Arts Council. Swiss artists Dominik Grenzler & Niculin Barandun are arriving to Cairo, especially for that night, to take part in the second event in Pro Helvetia Cairo’s Jubilee music program, commemorating 30 years of the office’s operations in the Arab world. The program started last month with a concert for Swiss duo OY. First performance: Ismael. [Audio] + Niculin Barandun [Visuals] Second performance: AN MOKU [Audio] + Mostafa El Baroody [Visuals]


5000 km from Stokholm, Umeå, Fäviken, Trondheim, Alesund, Bergen, Oslo, Göteborg, Malmö back to Stockholm. Nice people, food, coffee, beer and fika! And what a landscape. While being in Trondheim, EndTitles released Wilhelm Matthies’ album: Passage. Listening to new demos in Bergen and in Stockholm I have met my good friend, Weldroid. Tak, tak! :-)

Sònar Reykjavik 2015

Back in Iceland again. This time I am attending to the Sònar festival. If you are ever in Reykjavik go to the Harpa Music Hall and enjoy your this place. It is of great architecture and sound.

Visited concerts:
– Valgeir Sigurðsson (Bedroom Community / IS)
– Samaris (12 Tònar / IS)
– Ametsub (JP)
– Fufanu (One Little Indian / IS)
– dj. flugvél og geimskip (Mengi / IS)
– Daniel Miller (Mute / UK)
– Nisennenmondai (Bijin / JP)
– Skrillex (OWSLA / US)