Friday, 9th March 2007: Boris Baltschun @ The Annexe
BORIS BALTSCHUN (Germany) @ The Annexe (2nd Floor) Central Market, KL
8pm, Friday, 9th March 2007
Admission Fee: RM$15
with EMMANUEL MIEVILLE (France), THIERRY MONNIER (France) & YANDSEN, THAM KAR MUN & AZMYL YUNOR
BORIS BALTSCHUN is an established figure from a new generation of European musicians and artists currently immersed in the global forefront of avant garde and experimental music, specifically within the province of “free improvisation”, “sound art”, and “electronic music”. His use of the sampler as an instrument which traverses the familiar and the unfamiliar territories of music is well documented and widely celebrated.
Baltschun has performed and exhibited extensively in Europe and America, including Documenta 11 (2002) and Mus?©e d’Art Moderne et Contemporain (2005), and has collaborated with the likes of Tetuzi Akiyama, John Butcher, John Oswald, Wolfgang Fuchs, Tony Bucks, amongst many others. He has also given lectures at world renowned experimental music departments at University of California at San Diego, Mills College, and California Institute of the Arts.
Reviews of a selection of his (collaborated) CDs can be found at:
dustedmagazine.com | onefinalnote.com
EMMANUEL MIEVILLE is a Paris born French sound artist and experimental musician who studied at the world renowned GRM (Groupe de Recherches Musicales) in the field of musique concr?®te. He also studied sound engineering and attended a cinema school. His aesthetic concern and direction as a composer originate from a desire to give the listener a shifting or blurred perception of soundscapes. Musical experiments with sound-field materials or objects and instruments are composed mostly through a “free association of brain stimulations”, with some collaborations or improvisations yielding patterns or structures, that express musical ideas. His tropism towards sound scapes, sound sculpting and gathering of spatials tools for compostion, provides him with a better understanding and perception of sound, as a vector for social awareness and wisdom.
He played for two years with a Javanese gamelan orchestra, and is interested in merging ethnic intruments into electroacoustic music. Amongst other collaborations, he has worked with several dancers for Butoh performances, with french composer/performer Eric Cordier a for live concert(2005), and with Korean video performer, Heesok Yu, for a concert. He also contributes and participates with much constancy to Framework, on Resonance FM (London), which is a radio show dedicated to field recordings.
THIERRY MONNIER is a french musician who plays prepared guitar by using different objects. His main focus is the guitar feedback and he tries to work on the sound itself by modelling it. His musical influence is at the crossing of experimental rock and ¬´ musique concr?®te ¬ª. Since 2005, he has worked in a guitar duo with Pierre Faure called Sun stabbed. He is also active as an organiser of experimental music shows at a venue called Le 102 (www.le102.net), and as a DJ playing experimental music on a campus radio station. He runs a label with Pali Meursault (universinternational).
Sun stabbed ¬´ radio ¬ª CD-R (Seedy R !/Pseudoarcana ‚Äì 2006)
Thierry Monnier ¬´ Intermezzo ¬ª 3” CD-R (Universinternational ‚Äì 2003)
Produced by EMACM (emacm.org) and Anagrama. Text by Ang Song Ming (circadiansongs.com) and Cibai-Lang (superkengcock.com).