Holzmund #5: 27. Oktober 2017 @URBAN SPREE, Berlin

Doron Sadja – Live
Sound, Light, Room

Marco Donnarumma – Live
Body, Electronics

Anna Bolena – Special DJ Set
3 Turntables, Dubplates
[Idroscalo Dischi, Buttons]

Dim_Light – Techno
[Voidance Records]

Beb.Welten – Ambient Noise
[Holzmund]

eftechr – Techno
[Holzmund, Aconito Records]

Handmade sounds, experimental performance, repetitive rhythms: „Holzmund“ refers to concerts with live processing and analogue gear, as much as to the physical experience of a club night with electronic dance music.

Doron Sadja is an artist, composer, and curator whose work explores the perception of sound and light in a spatial framework. His concerts often combine multichannel electronic sounds with stroboscopic smoke, mirror, laser, and projection shows. Besides touring the US and Europe, Sadja co-founded Shinkoyo Records and the West Nile performing arts venue in Brooklyn, has curated various festivals around NYC, and a series of listening sessions at Spectrum, Berlin. For Holzmund #5 he will play a site specific performance with installations.

Marco Donnarumma has a distinct standing in the fields of contemporary performance and media art, making use of emerging technologies like biophysical sensing and physiological computing. He’s the creator of the XTH Sense, an award-winning new musical instrument that captures sound signals from bones, blood, heart and muscles to make music in real time. His most recent piece, “Corpus Nil”, received an Award of Distinction at Prix Ars Electronica 2017. Longtime Holzmund followers will surely appreciate to hear that Donnarumma recently joined the Techno-act Dadub. For Holzmund #5 he will perform his pieces “Ominous” and “Music for Flesh II”.

Anna Bolena has a strong presence in the Berlin Techno scene for so many years now: as a DJ and producer, but also running her own label Idroscalo Dischi, and successfully promoting the Buttons-parties at ://about blank. For Holzmund #5 she will spin 3 turntables, and play her own Techno productions from dub plates: exclusive, ‘one-off’ acetate disc recordings. This tradition goes back to the first days of techno and DJ culture: Faced with limited access to DJ friendly records, DJs turned to dub plates to be able to play their own productions in the clubs. Expect grave, industrial Techno.

Dim_Light is not only a collector of grim visual aesthetics (wherenext.tumblr.com), and one half of Nemorous Records, but also running his own label Voidance Records, just lately bringing out a stunning first release. At Holzmund #5 you have the chance to enjoy one of his rare DJ sets: fierce, dark and droning, building up to compelling Techno beats.

Longtime Holzmund-resident and promoter Beb.Welten will set the tone with a warm to noisy ambient opening set. The night closes with focus on the dancefloor, mixed by eftechr, the other half of the Holzmund-crew, and Techno producer for Aconito Records, London.

Starting 10pm, @Urban Spree, Revaler Straße 99, Berlin-Friedrichshain, Entry 10€

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[Holz002]: Beb.Welten – BONG//NN#0

We are happy to present the second release of our netlabel: “Bong//NN#0” is the debut of Holzmund – resident Beb.Welten. Its production was strictly based on hardware only, no DAW involved here. The two tracks are available as digital downloads, or as regular CD with printed paper slipcase.

The first track, “Bong“ actually came into existence around a decade ago, in the tough and crowded city of Rotterdam. It transports the escapist longing for space and horizon, translated into a calm and steady musical structure. Years later this first draft was unpacked in Berlin and developed into its final shape, minimalistic with extended timing and shifting rhythmic accents.

Based on a straight percussive rhythm, and a subtle background hum, „Bong“ soon gets contrasted with eighth note drumming patterns and delay variations. The arrangement resonates with an almost neurotic tension, confusing the listeners expectations, and slowly finding its way back to the basic tranquillity.

The second track, “NN#0“ is shorter and somewhat richer in sound: A simple bass line moves somewhere far away in the back, serving as rhythmic foundation. The whole piece is characterized by dubbed, delayed and overdubbed leads, evolving in careful variations. Kept in a friendly and warm tone, with a rustling, cracking and grinding feel: Ambient soundscape by Beb.Welten is paramount.

All music can be downloaded for free/ donation, or bought as CD on our Bandcamp-page, and you are welcome to use it under a Creative Commons license (Attribution-ShareAlike).

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[Holz001]: Ampheep – Tension (featuring Jaime McGill)

This new series of netlabel-releases brings to you music from artists involved with the Berlin Holzmund concerts. We aim to strengthen the bonds of our community, and share its precious outcome with you.

“Tension” is the first release produced by Holzmund-resident Ampheep. This project is built upon sounds originating from a recording session back in 2013, together with Jaime McGill improvising on her bass clarinet. The wooden instrument connected to sound effects, Jaime created percussive impulses and melodic elements. Ampheep provided an immersive environment of artificial drones, vibrating with a seductive acoustic feel. The tone of the whole session was inspired by the warm autumn light in the studio right by the river Spree.

The two ambient tracks share a rich background of constantly moving textures, as well as simple harmonic and rhythmic elements sneeking into the main focus of the listener. “Session One” comes with a surprising second half, drifting into an almost ritualistic pattern. The epic “Session Two” works a more elaborate theme, carefully groping for several evolving variations.

All music can be downloaded for free/ donation from our Bandcamp-page, and you are welcome to use it under a Creative Commons license (Attribution-ShareAlike).

Thank you for your interest in our work! All feedback is welcome 🙂

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Holzmund #4: 28. November 2015 @ ANTJE ØKLESUND, Berlin

Holzmund4-online-300Jasmine Guffond – live
(sonic pieces, staubgold)
ilan katin – visuals

hiT͟Hərˈto͞o – live
(female:pressure, Techno)

Ampheep – live
(Wasser, Elektronik)

Beb.Welten
Ambient Dubtechno

eftechr
Tech Noir

Handmade sounds, experimental performance, repetitive rhythms: „Holzmund“ refers to concerts with live processing and analog gear, as much as to the physical experience of a club night with electronic dance music. Thriving again in the focused atmosphere of the audiovisual laboratory „ANTJE ØKLESUND”.

Vieldimensionale Räumlichkeit

Already famous for her electro-acoustic songcraft and releases as Jasmina Maschina, just this year the studied sound artist put out her debut album as Jasmine Guffond on Sonic Pieces. Playing off-stage with additional speakers, she makes us immerse into delicate soundscapes, floating within hazy electronics, lost vocals, and ambient textures.
ilan katin will enrich the performance with live visuals, based on his own drawings.

In der Tiefe des Moments

Lenka Kocisova enters the stage with a wide and international background in performing arts and art management, nowadays active in the StratoFyzika collective, and the female:pressure network. Her forward-going techno live act „hiT͟Hərˈto͞o“ pushes participation on the dancefloor beyond the physical act, exploring possibilities of manipulating the space time continuum: The sound of the constant present.

Was tun, wenn’s tropft

Water and electronics: Keep them separated? With his audiovisual „Liquid Drum“ performance, Ampheep will work the opposite direction. Mechanical interventions, accidental real-time recordings and electronic processing assembled into a cavelike situation.

22.00 Uhr @ ANTJE ØKLESUND
Rigaer Str. 71-73, 10247 Berlin Friedrichshain
the venue is in the back of an industrial yard

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Holzmund #3: 7.März 2014 @ ANTJE ØKLESUND, Berlin

Holzmund3_CMYK_Poster3_300PANOPTIK
electroacoustic, visuals, live
Kris Limbach: Super8 projector, tapes
Pierce Warneke: digital audio/video
Yair Elazar Glotman: bass, effects

Daniele Antezza
from Dadub / Stroboscopic Artefacts

Beb.Welten
Ambient Dubtechno

eftechr
Tech Noir

entry: 5-8€
starts: 22.00Uhr @ ANTJE ØKLESUND
Rigaer Str. 71-73, 10247 Berlin Friedrichshain
the venue is in the back of an industrial yard

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Holzmund #2: 17. Mai 2013 @ ANTJE ØKLESUND, Berlin

rant [schraum]
reduzierter Post-Rock, dufte Duo
Merle Bennett: Schlagzeug
Torsten Papenheim: Gitarre

The Preterite [weird forest]
magnetisch aufgeladene Collage, Ambient
Jim Campbell: Tonbänder, Elektronik

Andrés Marcos [CH, unoiki, Wondermachine]
schräge Akkorde von vorne in die Beine
Multiinstrumentalist goes digital

Live-Set: Techno, Jazz, Free

Marlene Magnoli [Kalimari Musique, coal]
stilsicherer Techno
Eigenbau ohne Schnörkel

Live-Set: Minimal, Dark

Holzmund-DJs:
Beb Welten (Ambient Dubtech)
Zweifuss (Minimal)
eftechr (tech noir)

Eintritt: 5€ vor 23 Uhr, danach 7-10€
starts: 21.30Uhr @ ANTJE ØKLESUND
Rigaer Str. 71-73, 10247 Berlin Friedrichshain
the venue is in the back of an industrial yard

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Holzmund #1: 27. April 2012 @ ANTJE ØKLESUND, Berlin

Fuo (Hamburg)
brainfeeding arrangements, neoanalytic superglue, allowed to dance
Martin Schwendemann (Schlagzeug, Lyra, Percussion), Leif Rumbke (Bass, Fussorgel, Spielzeug)

rant (schraum)
unique minimal structures, reduced post-rock, experienced improv
Merle Bennett (Schlagzeug), Torsten Papenheim (Gitarre)

A_W_E (Altes Finanzamt)
advanced electro-acoustic trio, live electronic processing, Echtzeitmusik
Pedro André (electronics), Filipe Dias De (sitar, objects), Jorg Maria Zeger (prepared guitar)

Somaphon (Live Elektro) meets Groovingwalt (Live Percussion)
eftechr (Tech Noir)
Zweifuss (Techno)
warm-up: Beb Welten (Ambient Dubtech)

starts: 21.30Uhr, concerts: 22.30 Uhr, entry: 5€
Rigaer Str. 71-73, 10247 Berlin Friedrichshain
the venue is in the back of an industrial yard

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