Alte Schmiede LQ – Literarisches Quartier | Schönlaterngasse 9, 1010 Wien
19.10.16 19h, Eintritt frei!
WENDY PFERD NACH MEXIKO
Ein Hörstück von RDEČA RAKETA (Maja Osojnik, Matija Schellander: Elektroakustik) und NATASCHA GANGL (Text) feat. PETER WATERHOUSE (Text) • Natascha Gangl: Wendy fährt nach Mexico (Ritter Books, 2015)
Die adrette und ehrgeizige Reithoftochter Wendy (aus dem gleichnamigen Comic), Inbegriff strahlender Mittelmäßigkeit und philiströser Entsprechung, dient als Folie für eine Reise- und Liebeserzählung, die ihre Leser in Zonen emotionaler wie sozialer Eskalation einer Mega-Metropole führt. Durch Rekontextualisierungen von Liedzeilen und Parolen aus dem Spanischen etwa und durch weitere andere Brüche, durch die lyrische Continue reading “wendy pferd nach mexiko”→
In 2013, Noid and Matija Schellander travelled from Vienna to East Asia to meet up with Ryu Hankil and other musicians from Japan, Hong Kong, China, South Korea and Europe. Carrying compositions, sound art pieces and workshop preparations in their luggage to be tested by changing social and artistic settings, by everyday tour life and to be used as starting points for debates in various forms.
The first CD – Tokyo Office – is a trio of Noid, Schellander and their main collaborator on this tour: Ryu Hankil from Seoul. It was recorded in the Ftarri shop in Tokyo, an intimate setting, a perfect concert situation for close, concentrated listening. The result is a 44 minute set of unmusical musicality with sounds of typewriter, drums, double bass, cello, jing-hu and victorian synthesizer.
The second CD – “Field Report” – is the travelogue of one month of concerts, field recordings, workshops, dinners, getting lost, missing planes, stretched and contracted gut strings in the temperature and humidity extremes from Okinawa to Beijing, collaborating with locals and other traveling musicians, exposing sometimes strict concepts to confusing listening situations from Seoul rooftops to Osaka market stands to Hong Kong industrial buildings.
Snippets and cuts composed in chronological order to an immersive flow of changing spaces and societies, on the turning point between being in and out.
The Tracks of the album ESOX LUCIUS were recorded on high end analogue technique at the Czech Radio Broadcasting Studio in Prague. Four exceptional instrumentalists are creating bubbling and zizzling chamber music, they are blurring the edges of their instruments, but contemporarily dialoguing with a precise and unique vocabulary. The record is based on minimal drones, refined with analogue trumpet glitches and extended vocal techniques. Brass is bubbling, feedbacks are shrieking, it sounds as if a red glowing wire is cutting into a block of ice. Under predatory hissings evaporates a tinny morse alphabet. What remains are sublime minmal highlights, set with pinpoint accuracy.
“A dark underwater-like atmosphere… it’s shimmering, swooshing, rattling in finest manufacture”
“…Electroacoustic improvisation with a chamber music perspective.”
“…This quartet sounds as if they have always played together, … and again it proves to me that rather than scenes should be monitored individuals or individual works.”
his voice (CZ) Continue reading “Esox Lucius”→
aural tool #2: freie aerophone
Matija Schellander / Attila Faravelli “Freie Aerophone”
Freie Aerophone is based on Matija Schellander’s solo pieces for double bass, “the drill” and “matija schellander”, that make extensive use of indistinct low pitches resonating a space, and sound projections by circular movement of the performer with the instrument. Continue reading “Freie Aerophone”→
Maja Osojnik & Matija Schellander
bass paetzold recorder, cassette recorders,electronic devices, toys, e-bass, modular synthesizer, computer
Rdeča Raketa (Red Rocket) is the duo of Maja Osojnik and Matija Schellander, both internationally active musicians and composers based in Vienna. Having both worked with abstract improvisation, contemporary classical compositions and with backgrounds in various other musical genres, Rdeča Raketas main topic is electroacoustic improvisation. In the last years they have released the tape Old Girl Old Boy on Mosz Records (2010) the critically acclaimed LP Wir werden on god records 2013.
Rdeča Raketa has also focused on creating new music for silent movies (commissioned by the Filmarchiv Austria and Slovenska Kinoteka Ljubljana) and have developed the historical road movie “Traversing the Balkan” in cooperation with Karl Wratschko (Filmarchiv Austria).
Rdeča Raketa´s most recent projects include the music for Vita Osojniks choreography “Random acts of kindness” (premiered at the Jack Crystal Theatre, New York City 2015), the soundtrack for the Austrian feature film One of us (by Stephan Richter, premiered at the San Sebastian Film Festival; Max Ophüls Award for the best feature film 2016).
Major projects for 2016/17 major include a series of art radio shows for Austrian broadcasting Ö1, music and sound installations for the theatre performance Kaboom! (make make productions) as well as a live performance and radio drama versions of Natascha Gangls novel “Wendy goes to Mexico”.
Rdeča Raketa have performed live at various festivals and clubs in Austria, Slovenia, Switzerland, Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Serbia and South Korea.
this 12″ EP is the debut release of METALYCEE since they stocked up and now count 5 heads in total. to deliver an unusual approach to metal by means of electronics meets hell-of-a rythm section plus spoken-word like vocals that may positively give you the heebie-jeebies is more than you might dare to ask for – METALYCEE got ’em all.