Smallforms mit Klaus filip & Bertrand Denzler x Benjamin Nelson

The monthly series of smallforms seeks to support contemporary and experimental forms of music which require an attitude of listening.

in collaboration with the artspace

Friday 26.04.19
Doors: 19h30
Music: 20h

★ klaus filip & Bertrand Denzler

Bertrand Denzler – saxophon
Klaus Filip – ppooll

klaus filip
computer music, programming, soundart
i am musician, soundartist and programer but i live in vienna.
my main concern is with sinewaves, their appearance in time and at the threshold of perception, as well as their entanglement with acoustic instruments. as a soundartist i am researching the interplay between sound and light. my software project ppooll is still in use by improvising musicians all over the world. i studied electroacoustics and musicology a long time ago, teach at a
university in vienna and was co-curating the reheat festival.

Bertrand Denzler
Bertrand Denzler is a Swiss musician active in the fields of
contemporary improvised music, new music and free jazz. He is based in France and Switzerland. As a tenor saxophonist, he has toured extensively in Europe, North America, South America, the Middle East and the Far East with regular ensembles, dozens of ad-hoc groups, artists from other disciplines (dance, performance, theatre, sculpture, poetry, video), as well as solo. He is or was a member of ensembles like Trio Sowari, Hubbub, Denzler-Gerbal-Dörner, The Seen, Onceim, Denzler-Grip-Johansson. He has composed pieces for new music ensembles and musicians including Ensemble ReRe, CoÔ (Cordes de l’Onceim), Bondi-Denzler-D’Incise, Šalter Ensemble, CCP3, Félicie Bazelaire, Ensemble Hodos, Onceim and Horns, as well as for jazz groups like the Umlaut Big Band. He has also worked as a composer for Swiss filmmaker Christoph Kühn. As an improviser, performer and/or composer, he has participated in over 70 published recordings, released by labels like Potlatch, Umlaut, Confront, Aussenraum, Remote Resonator, Mikroton, Trestle, DDS, Matchless, Creative Sources, Ambiances Magnétiques, Leo, For4Ears, Label Bleu or Unit. He has published texts about improvisation and experimental music in collaboration with Jean-Luc Guionnet, as well as with Burkhard Beins and Phil Durrant. He also gives improvisation workshops.

★ Benjamin Nelson

Benjamin Nelson is an American reductive artist currently based in Vienna. His work is focused on dealing with objecthood, location, and perception through slowly moving and sometimes completely static sheets of sound, often meant to represent material objects and their environments. These sounds are further shaped by acoustic properties such as room reflections, as well as listeners‘ perceptions, spatial locations, and hearing fatigue, which mirror the ambient environmental effects that can alter physical objects and our perceptions of them such as temperature, light, viewing angle, etc. Sound as a physical presence. Motion within stasis. Not too much.

smallforms is a platform and music label for contemporary and experimental forms of music which require an attitude of listening. the monthly series consists of recording sessions in the afternoon and concert/live set in the evening (curated by gustavo petek) joining forces with electronic allies, spoken word, spinning tunes or sweet stuff of pop culture (curated by alisa beck) that may lead to the underworld (or hell).

Mit freundlicher Unterstützung von SKE, BKA und der Kulturabteilung der Stadt Wien.

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