wendy pferd nach mexiko

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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”

Rdeča Raketa & Jean-Luc Guionnet Konfrontationen Nickelsdorf 2016

Rdeča Raketa & Jean-Luc Guionnet
Maja osojnik – live sampling, dj cd player and other lo-fi electronics, paetzold bass recorder
Matija Schellander – modular synthesizer, double bass
Jean-Luc Guionnet – church organ

Konfrontationen Nickelsdorf, 23.07. 2016

photos by sabine pichler

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Rdeča Raketa

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Rdeča Raketa:
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.

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Wir Werden

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Wir werden (We will) (godrec11) is the second release of the viennese duo Rdeča Raketa (Maja Osojnik & Matija Schellander). Following Old Girl, Old Boy, a 40-minute electroacoustic improvisation recorded live in one piece and released as a tape by Mosz Records in 2010, Wir werden consists of two carefully composed pieces each spanning one side of the vinyl album, organically blending various electronic sound sources and field recordings with acoustic instruments like paetzold recorder, double bass and piano.
Opened and closed by spoken word lyrics, Wir werden deals with the past repeating, movements and their absence in front of systems appearing to be crumbling, relationships between people and their inner fears.

Aporie und Zuversicht (Burkhard Stangl) Confidence and doubt (english translation)

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Old Girl, Old Boy

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  Rdeča Raketa – “Old Girl, Old Boy” [mosz023]

Anyone who was ever in the lucky position to witness the adventurous sound expeditions of Liverpool’s turntable artist Philip Jeck will have a good idea of where the trip with duo Maja Osojnik & Matija Schellander is going: into the seemingly limitless. Into a space, in any case, where the boundaries between improvisation and electronics, New Music and noise, free rock and visual art have been suspended. Only through this suspension – and not a moment earlier – something better arises. Something as good and audacious as RDEČA RAKETA. Continue reading “Old Girl, Old Boy”