March 16th 2019
(Marsken Records / Denmark, Berlin)
Bérangère Maximin creates multi-layered electro-acoustical music that lets the origins of her sound sources blur out with astonishing effects. Live practice first came to Berangere through John Zorn and his Tzadik label (USA) who gave her acousmatic work a warm welcome. The french composer has since released several albums on labels like Sub Rosa and Crammed Discs’ Made To Measure. In 2018 Bérangère Maximin performed a solo concert at Hamburg Elbphilharmonie’s ePhil series in February, and has been playing live from London up to Tokyo.
Using analoge synthesizers and instruments like guitars together with found sound material Andrew Pekler collages vivid spectral tableaus, both melodic and obscure. His live performance examines the peculiar tension between the organic and the synthetic. In this sense his recent work “Phantom Islands – A Sonic Atlas” is an interactive online map that takes listeners on an imaginary acoustic journey into now lost islands. He has released several albums on labels like Kranky, Entr’acte or Jan Jelinek’s Faitiche output,
The Jazz trio The Home of Easy Credit is led by Louise Dam Eckardt Jensen, a Danish-American saxophonist, vocalist and composer, who describes herself to be „thriving simultaneously in the dense and claustrophobic environment of New York City and the idyll of the southern Danish countryside.“ Complemented by bassist Tom Blancarte and drummer Jim Black the trio explores a dystopic, post-apocalyptic Free Jazz approach, where melodic fragments and soloistic moments are counterbalanced with rhythmic noises from Metal and Drone.
Felix Kubin and Mark Boombastik should be no strangers to you due to their many collaborative works, both in Hamburg’s local underground music scene as well as in a national and international experimental and academic music discourse. Felix Kubin, a true virtuoso on keys, keeps his setup in constant change around his centerpiece, the Korg MS20 synthesizer. Mark Boombastik, putting beat-boxing under eperimental tension, uses filters together with analogue effects and synthesizers to form a thunderstorm of speech chaos. The duo’s performance combines disharmonic pop, industrial noise and 20th century avantgarde music.
Part of Trans-European SHAPE network, composer and journalist Lucia Udvardyova curates workshops, soundwalks and radio art on topics of regional and outer-national music, electronics and gender. At 4fakultät #11 she will contribute a muically most diverse DJ set.
Photos by Philipp Schewe