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  • [Article 1590]12.05.2017: Phonojam

    Phonojam: Das neue Open Stage Format für Musik ohne Netz und doppelten Boden (und eigentlich auch ohne Stage – so was gibt’s im INM nämlich nicht).

    Musikerinnen und Musiker aller Art sind an diesem Abend eingeladen, fröhlich auf alle musikalischen Konventionen zu pfeifen (oder zu brummen, zu quietschen, whatever). Ob elektronische, elektroakustische oder akustische Instrumente, spielt keine Rolle (eigentlich müssen es nicht mal Instrumente im engeren Sinne sein). Phonophon, der Verein für Phonographie und Experimentelle Musik stellt die Verstärkeranlage und die Getränke (letzteres gegen einen geringen Unkostenbeitrag). Die Musik macht Ihr (oder auch nicht, denn Publikum ist erwünscht).

    Institut für neue Medien (INM),Schmickstraße 18, 60314 Frankfurt – http://www.inm.de
    Beginn: 19:30
    Eintritt: Frei

  • [Article 1548]01.03.2017: KONZERT E42.A8 (BE/FR) – Juan Manuel Castrillo (ES)

    E42.A8 (BE)
    Electroacoustic Improvisation

    Is first of all a place ;

    A place where we try to create the conditions that make improvisation possible, a pretext for meeting, but also an end in itself.

    A place on the fence : not useful anymore for its previous purpose, and yet without a new and definitive form.

    To take the time ;

    To think not in terms of composition and efficiency, but rather in terms of freedoms-constraints, texture-range, inside-outside, games-interactions, pulse-stretch, moments-intensity, diversion-obviousness, amazement-oblivion, silence-saturation,  space-sound +++


    ~on the occasion of these extra-muros sessions we will gather a few from those regular players : Ludovic Medery, Benoît Deuxant, Flavien Gillié, Alice Just, Arthur Lacomme, Sylvain van Iniitu, Quentin Conrate, Thomas Coquelet & Frederic Trentelier.

    The name E42.A8 is undeterminately referencing highway junctions, impossible chess moves, Manuel Göttsching + Basic Channel titles & P16.D4.

    E42.A8 -> Bandcamp
    E42.A8 -> Soundcloud

    Juan Manuel Castrillo (ES)
    The concert is comprised of two pieces conceived from field recordings. The first part Memorias de Siria follows a surreal narrative in order to create a dreamlike atmo. Mobilitzacions takes a very different approach. It was composed keeping sound sources recognizable and including as a compositional element the social context where the sounds originated.

    Juan Manuel Castrillo works mainly in the field of phonography, but also in soundscape composition and realization of sound installations. In addition, he works on design, production and post-production of sound for cinema, documentaries and tv. Is founder of the Earwitness label and published albums in Gruenrekorder (GER), Impulsive Habitat (POR), TiConzero (ITA), Sudamérica Electrónica (ARG), CPRecords (ARG), among others.

    Juan Manuel Castrillo -> Info

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  • [Article 1452]16.09.2016: Glitch It! 2/2 The Audio/Visual Glitch Night @ Phonophon

    Glitch It! 2/2 – The Audio/Visual Glitch Night@Phonophon

    Analog Glitch Video Installation by 309Zmedia (New Zealand)
    -> Facebook

    Special Audio/Visual Concert by
    185668232“ (Philadelphia, PA, USA)
    hi-fi a/v noise-glitch-activism
    -> Info/Webpage

    Audio/Visual Concert by Siegfried Kärcher and Friends

    Special Guests tba

    First day infos here -> Soundlab Glitch it 1/2

    Institut für neue Medien (INM),Schmickstraße 18, 60314 Frankfurt – http://www.inm.de
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    Flyer GlitchIt 16.09.2016

  • [Article 1427]11.12.2016: Reflow (D) – trabouliste & Wilke (D) – Worsel Strauss (D) – Les Croisières Dolori (F/BE)

    Reflow (D)

    „Reflow“ ist ein junges Frankfurter Projekt, das die Grauzone zwischen improvisierter Live-Elektronik und autonom algorithmischen Prozessen auslotet. So wie viele Aspekte unserer Umwelt weder unberührte Natur, noch vollständig durch den Menschen kontrollierbar sind, geht es beim sich Ereignen von Musik um Wechselwirkungen zwischen Mensch und Umwelt, die von der Herstellung der Instrumente bis zur Klangwerdung im Konzert gehen. “Reflow” wurde von dem in Frankfurt lebenden Konstrukteur elektronischer Instrumente und Komponisten Rolf Wöhrmann ins Leben gerufen.

    trabouliste & Wilke (D)

    trabouliste lässt mit seinen experimentell orientierten Patches den Geist der frühen elektronischen Musik wiederauferstehen. Es geht ihm weniger darum, das Vorhandene zu imitieren, als neue Klang- bzw. Hörräume zu erforschen und zu schaffen. Neben reinen (vor allen Dingen iOS-basierten) Software-Synthesizern, nutzt er auch elektronische Hardware zur Klangerzeugung. Seit Februar 2012 widmet er sich zudem dem Cello-Spiel.


    Frank Wilke spielt Trompete, Posaune, Horn und beschäftigt sich auch mit elektronischer Klangerzeugung. Als wichtige musikalische Einflüsse wären zu nennen: Manfred Schoof, Albert Mangelsdorf, Bill Dixon,  Alexander v. Schlippenbach, Tony Oxley, John Cage und Mauricio Kagel. Dementsprechend bewegt sich sein musikalisches Schaffen zwischen Free Jazz, Neuer Musik und experimenteller Musik. Seit 2009 spielt er in der free Jazz Combo freivomhieb und nimmt seit 2012 an internationalen musikalischen Kollaborationen Teil.


    Frank Wilke und trabouliste arbeiten seit Ende 2013 an gemeinsamen musikalischen Projekten und haben die LP Landschaftspark auf dem Online-Label PETROGLYPH MUSIC sowie die EP candide mit Auszügen aus ihrem letzten Konzert bei Phonophon veröffentlicht.

    Worsel Strauss (D)

    Live lap steel looping.

    Les Croisières Dolori (F/BE)

    Two girls with tapping shoes on amplified metal boards, a trombonist on his bed of rototoms and various drums, some yogurt songs on foggy layers of synthetiser, an eastern-nowave-infused blues with its analogical bass. The Croisières Dolori, a trip in a flat-bottom barque, with a stop at the
    „deckchair“ bar, a pagan party lost somewhere in the meanders of a forgotten delta.


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  • [Article 1407]22.10.2016: Limited Liability Sounds (PL) – Emerge (D) – Muyassar Kurdi (US) – b°tong (CH)

    LIMITED LIABILITY SOUNDS is the name of the Polish ambient/electronic musician Adam Mankowski. Project is active since 2006, when appeared first official CD-R release, titled – “So Hysterical!”. The name „Limited Liability Sounds“ is a kind of protest against the treatment of noise as a phenomenon that does not deserve the term as a musical genre. Mankowski always claimed that the noise is something natural, which has always accompanied man and has the same rights as silence. Music from the sign LLS is a mixture of drones, experimental electronics, ambient, sometimes noise and field recordings. For the last three years he has been working with a few skillful artists producers as Ishida Naoki (Japan), Stoned Wire (Hungary), Dao De Noize (Ukraine), Gimu (Brazil) and Luca Asari (Italy).



    EMERGE is inspired by the minimalist traditions of experimentalism and non-academic noise music, focusing on generating sound structures intended to make atmospheres emerge that are open to each listener’s own interpretation. The choice of sound sources used is usually very limited. In most cases only rudiments of the original sounds are recognizable due to various treatments. EMERGE also uses and recycles raw material from a variety of artists/musicians.



    EMERGE also runs the label attenuation circuit and is an organizer for mostly experimental music in Augsburg.


    Muyassar Kurdi (Chicago/NYC): ‘Completely concentrated upon her bizarre ritual, the singer – dressed in black – emits tortured vocalisations and cries worthy of Yoko Ono in full flight… It’s incredibly in­your­face and perturbing but makes you smile too: the sheer pleasure of making a racket.’ -L ’ A l s a c e ( F r a n c e )

    In performance, she explores the relationship between abstract sound and meta­primordial movement, obliquely confronting ideas of masculine subjugation by re­appropriating and then distorting hegemonically sexualised figurative motion and juxtaposing it with random, abrasive and jarring acoustic and electronic sound components along with wordless vocalisations.
    A joyfully self­exorcizing ritualist, Kurdi studied voice and dance with legendary vocalist, dancer and ECM recording artist Meredith Monk via The House Foundation for the Arts as well as learning Japanese dance tradition Butoh with Tadashi Endo, director of the Butoh Center MAMU and Butoh Festivals in Germany, and Mexican master of the form Diego Piñon.


    B°TONG hostile soundscapes (Switzerland/Sweden – Silken Tofu & Greytone)

    Chris Sigdell is an experimental electronic musician. He developed a soft spot for early industrial textures and pioneering ambient soundscapes while cutting his teeth in cult industrial band NID (1995-2005). He builds an interesting body of work that moves in various directions at the same time. From dealings with ambient and isolationism on one hand and experimental music, ranging from the soft micro-sound end to the more engaging noise end, in a clever combination of ideas…

    Since 2005 he has performed at more than 200 venues in Europe, Russia, Canada and the USA. He has appeared at various renown festivals such as: Norberg Festivalen (S), Temple Of Silence (PL), PNEM (NL), Støy På Landet (N), Monsters Of Rot (IRL), Destroy All Artifacts (UK), Unser Industrie (DE), Ausklang (DE), Shift (CH), Lab30 (DE), Kildemose Festivalen (DK), Zeit Für Lärm (DE), Sinus Series (CH).

    B°TONG has released +10 albums on labels like Drone Records (DE), Zoharum (PL), Attenuation Circuit (DE), Noecho Records (UK) and Gears Of Sand (USA). Nowadays he is signed to Greytone (“Hostile Environments” CD) and Silken Tofu (“Prostration Before Infinity” LP).

    This summer B°TONG will play some open-air festivals in Denmark & Switzerland.


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  • [Article 1383]01.10.2016: Kybernaughty (PPK) – Tarsus (NSL) – The Neon Hitlers (LLL)

    …random nihilistic outburst of excremental sound.

    Glückseligkeit durch Disharmonie!

    … are what they seem and paint the Shicklgrube neon brown.

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  • [Article 1368]05.07.2016: EREL/RIEK (TRK/D) – LIN/LOG (D)

    Korhan Erel (Computer, Controllers) und Lasse-Marc Riek (Field Recordings) zeichnen akustische Räume aus realen und irrealen Geräuschen.

    Korhan Erel ist ein Computer-Musiker, Improvisator und Sound-Designer der in Berlin lebt und ursprünglich aus Istanbul stammt. Er spielt Computer und verwendet manchmal auch analoge und digitale Elektronik. Erel ist einer der Gründungsmitglieder von „Islak Kopek“ und ein Pionier der freien Improvisation in der Türkei. Er komponiert und gestaltet Sounds für Theater und Video, und arbeitete bereits mit Video- Künstlern, Schriftstellern und Tänzern zusammen. Zahlreiche Konzerte in Europa, Asien und in den Vereinigten Staaten. Erel hat sieben Alben mit verschiedenen Musikern und Gruppen veröffentlicht.

    Lasse-Marc Riek arbeitet im Bereich der Klangkunst mit den Geräuschen unserer Umwelt, die er mit diversen Aufnahmemedien aufzeichnet und in unterschiedlichen Zusammenhängen vorstellt.
Seit 1997 ist er mit Ausstellungen, Konzerten und Vorträgen international tätig und hat in Galerien, Künstlerhäusern, Kirchen und Museen gastiert.
    Seit 2002 Radiophone Kompositionen für Deutschlandradio Kultur, den Hessischen Rundfunk, den Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg, den Westdeutschen Rundfunk und den Österreichischen Rundfunk. Stipendien, Auszeichnungen und Artist-in-Residence-Programme hat er in Deutschland, Finnland, Polen, Portugal, Frankreich und Afrika wahrgenommen.

    LIN/LOG (D)
    LIN/LOG dedicates itself to experimental electronic music. The main focus of this project is creating unusual sounds made with analog modular systems. Breaking conventional genres barriers, LIN/LOG is music for unconventional and free-spirited people.

    Institut für neue Medien (INM),Schmickstraße 18, 60314 Frankfurt – http://www.inm.de
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    05.07.2016: EREL/RIEK (TRK/D) - LIN/LOG (D)

  • [Article 1363]19.11.2016: Mortaja (D) & Tardive Dyskinesia (D)

    Mortaja (D)
    Mortaja is Bert Lehmann from Bochum, Germany. Evidently influenced by classic Dark Ambient/Industrial artists like Lustmord, Ah-Cama Sotz and the like, Mortaja worked for years as a living room only project. Bert quickly became member of the audiophob label family and has demonstrated his musical abilities on several releases as well as live performances. His highlights so far were live appearances at the Maschinenfest and Schlagstrom festivals. Album releases so far: „Drown In Blood“ (2011), „Bone Chamber“ (2014).


    Tardive Dyskinesia (D)
    The beginning of Tardive Dyskinesia reaches back into 2002, when first recordings were made for what would later become the Sadistic EP. The first official works are dated in 2003, followed by two releases on Steinklang Records in 2004 and 2005. The musical work of Tardive Dyskinesia is influenced by a wide spectrum of musical masterminds: Industrial pioneers as Laibach, Scorn, Godflesh, Einstürzende Neubauten, Jesu, Brutal Truth and Vromb were as formative to the sound of Tardive Dyskinesia as Peter Gabriel or David Bowie. The fundamental concept of the project consists in experimenting with all kinds of sounds without any limits regarding the process and result. Everything can and will be possible, only constricted by the limits of phantasy, possibilities and proficiency. After Ronny released a few recordings under his own label moniker Dystonia Recordings and on other CDr-labels and going through a time of experimenting with new ideas and directions, he released his first recording „The Letter“ on audiophob in 2012.



  • [Article 1354]08.11.2016: Xover (I/USA) – Flo Huth (D)

    Flo Huth (D)

    Flo Huth is a soundartist from Mannheim/Germany. He works with concrete and synthetic sounds for composition, improvisation or soundinstallations. Besides that he is organizing the monthly „.elektrosmog“-series in Mannheim and is active in the extt.xett art-collective.

    Some links to recent works:



    Xover (IT/USA)

    The project Xover is an electronic sound and visual performance executed by Danilo Casti (Sardinia, Italy)  and Travis McCoy Fuller (Boston, USA). The performance encompasses glitch, drone, noise and field recordings. Xover comes from the gathering of our paths in experimental electronic music, a mixture between digital and analogue sounds, between programming and circuit bending, between no-idiomatic shapes and abstract sound objects. Structures are made in the moment to disrupt time perception and audio spaces, overlapped by generative visual textures.


    Danilo Casti


    Travis McCoy Fuller



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  • [Article 1339]25.06.2016: Unii (JP) – Lend me your underbelly (NL)

    Unii (JP)
    Unii is a singer, songwriter, electronic music composer (ambient, avant-garde pop) from Northern island of Sapporo city, Hokkaido, Japan. Her soft yet powerful voice mixed with electronic sound invites you to the artistic world of hers. Unii has been performing live not only in Japan but overseas in Europe and Asia, such as Singapore, Vietnam and China. Her music is accepted positively borderless-ly and her style is described as post Bjork that it floats us into dream-like soundscape.

    => Künstlerinfo
    => Tourdates auf Facebook


    Lend me your underbelly (NL)
    Lend me your underbelly is the one‐man‐band of Christian Berends from the Netherlands. The music of Lend me your underbelly is written through improvisation and experiment, and is strongly characterised by a sentiment of melancholy and urgency, consisting of elements that are linked to experimental and psychedelic rock, often taking place in atmospheric settings, together with a pinch of noise. Loud expressive, or approaching silence. Guitar, field recordings, vocals, midi triggered samples and instruments, loopers and other tools are used to explore the boundaries between improvisation, studio recordings, and performing on stage.

    => Künstlerinfo


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