Smallforms w/ Glam x Katharina Schmidt

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 Chateau Rouge
Friday June 24th 2022
Doors: 19h30
Music: 20h30
She is an electro-experimental-drama-pop-queen. She loves overdriven pianos, hectic beats and silence. She loves to scream. She loves to whisper. She uses her arms and legs and vocal chords. She uses they or she as pronouns and is fluid in a lot of senses. Don’t get used to these descriptions, as she will change a lot, but get used to GLAM.
GLAM _ Gloria Amesbauer lives and works as an electronic composer and musician, singer and bassist in Vienna.
The EP „two months / years” is a solo-debut for Amesbauer.
It tells the story about reclaiming, about taking your body back, and making it your own again. About freeing it from the patriarchal, capitalist society, reflected through a heteronormative, romantic relationship. With manipulated and multiplied voices, that go through layers of skin, and therefore occupy body and space, Amesbauer self-empowers this body, within the ambivalence of the mendacity of romance. As the actual plan, to create a universal, radical and simple strategy, didn’t work, the end doesn’t give you a solution, but stays a snapshot.
„You go, or I go.”
Live, GLAM will be accompanied by two musicians, who both became important parts in the process of finishing the EP:
Markus W. Schneider _ guitar, bass, FX
Aras Leni Seyhan _ synth, electronics
Katharina Schmidt is a musician based in Berlin. After years of playing drums and piano in various bands, her solo work is influenced by indie, experimental, and improvised music. Exploring interests in storytelling, sonic topographies, and generative techniques, her music uses electronics, field recordings, and self-built interfaces alongside acoustic instruments. From sonifications to lullabies, her work is poised between formal experimentation and narratives cued by literature and pop culture, and can be heard in installations, film music, and radiophonic pieces, as well as (upcoming) releases on labels such as enmossed, Flag Day Recordings, Slaapwel Records and Vertical Music.
Katharina holds a master’s degree in Sound Studies from the Berlin University of the Arts and is a resident at Cashmere Radio and SVS Radio. Katharina’s work has been presented internationally at a variety of festivals, venues, and galleries, most recently at Spectaculare Festival (Prague) and Amural Festival (Brașov) and Katharina has co-curated the finale of MaerzMusik in 2022.
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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, bmkoes und der Kulturabteilung der Stadt Wien


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