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[Nettime-nl] Zbigniew Karkowski, Brian O'Reilley, Sound by Sculpture & Das Absolute Vakuum Live @ MS Stubnitz A'dam

15-10-2006 @ MS Stubnitz in Amsterdam

-Zbigniew Karkowski (PL) (deze text helaas niet in NL voor handen)
Born 1958 in Cracow, Poland. Started playing flute and piano at the age of
eight and afterwards studied music at the Frederik Chopins Music Lyceum in
Cracow. After moving to Sweden in 1979 he has been involved in early 80s
within the group of artists around Radium label in Gothenburg and from
1985 studied composition with Mikael Edlund, Bo Holten, Lars Johan Werle
and Åke Parmerud at the State College of Music in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Studied also aesthetics of modern music at the Department of Musicology,
University of Gothenburg and computer music at the Chalmers University of
Technology. After moving to Netherlands in 1990 he has studied sonology
with among others Klarenz Barlow, Joel Ryan, Konrad Boehmer, Stan
Templaars and Paul Berg at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Den Haag. He
has also attended many summer master courses arranged by Centre Acanthes
in Avignon and Aix-en-Provence, France, where he studied for among others
Olivier Messiaen, Pierre Boulez, Iannis Xenakis and Georges Aperghis. He
works actively as a composer of both instrumental music - has written
among others two pieces for large orchestra, both performed by Gothenburg
Symphony Orchestra, several chamber music pieces which were performed by
professional ensembles in Sweden, Poland, Holland, Germany, Spain, France
New Zealand and Japan and many electroacoustic media compositions. Between
1986-89 he has actively worked as a composer in the computer music studios
at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg and EMS
(Electroacoustic Music Studio) in Stockholm. Between 1990-93 while he
lived in Amsterdam he was closely associated with STEIM (Studio
Elektro-Instrumentale Muziek) where he worked with development of
interactive gesture sensing instruments and Electronic Music Studios at
Sweelinck Conservatorium in Amsterdam where he composed electronic tape
pieces. In 1994 he lived in Berlin where he worked as an artist in
residence in Tacheles Kunsthaus developing several projects with
experimental Berlin artists like Blixa Bargeld and Elektronauten. Since
1995 he is based in Tokyo, Japan where he collaborates closely with
japanese avantgarde scene. He has extensively toured in Europe, Asia,
North America, South America and Australia and his music has been
performed at several festivals. Besides working as a composer of
contemporary music he has been collaborating with several experimental
groups and artists like: The Hafler Trio, Blixa Bargeld, Merzbow, Stelarc,
John Duncan, Aube, Tetsuo Furudate, CCCC, KK Null, Antimatter, Francisco
Lopez, Kasper T. Toeplitz, Peter Rehberg, Li Chin Sung and has worked on
remixing artists and bands like Iannis Xenakis, Clock DVA, Phauss,
Jazzkammer, Florian Hecker, TV Pow, Rechenzentrum, Fred Bigot, Fear of
God, Nosei Sakata and The New Blockaders. Between 1993 and 2002 he was a
member of internationally aclaimed 'music/technology' group SENSORBAND
with which he often performed network concerts via ISDN or internet
( He also composed 2 radio specific compositions
(comissions from Ateliers de Creation Radiophonique - Maison de Radio
France Paris and Radio Copernicus - Universitet der Kunste Berlin). He has
as well written music for film, video, theatre and dance. His scores are
published and distributet by STIM in Sweden and until today he has
released more then 100 cds by labels all over the World. He is conviced
that it is a responsibility of an artist in in the present day to travel
and work around the World in order to learn and understand different
cultures and traditions and discover truth about ourselves and our planet.
He also strongly believes that geographical, political and social exile is
a necessary condition for true and honest creation. He is not interested
in the traditional definition of music, in his opinion, all musical theory
and systems as cultural concepts must be destroyed. In his latest work,
his main concern is to realize drama with sound - electronic and acoustic
walls with the architectures of ruins transcribed in the scores.

-Brian O'Reilly (US)
Brian O?Reilly werkt met video, geluidsinstallatie, kinetic sculpture,
assemblage books, electro-acoustic composition, en is tevens een
contrabassist. Hij volgde de School of the Art Institute in Chicago
richting Sculpture, welke hij in 1997 afsloot met een BFA. In 1998
verhuisde hij naar Parijs om kompositie te studeren en om met het UPIC
system te werken aan wat nu het Centre de Création Musicale Iannis Xenakis
(CCMIX) is. In 1999 kreeg hij de positie toegewezen van Musical Assistant
aan het CCMIX. Hij ontving zijn graduate degree van het MAT (Media Arts
and Technology) aan de University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) in

-Sound By Sculpture (NL)
Installatie door Wessel Westerveld bestaande uit 10 kleine machines die je
op een reis door de wereld van de mechaniek voeren. Sound by Sculpture kan
gebruikt worden om een een kompositie te creeeren met behulp van
mechanische geluiden. De geluiden van de machines worden daarbij gebruikt
als samples, live gestuurd en bediend door een switchboard en audiomixer.

-Das Absolute Vaccuum (DE)
Ex Der Braune/Ton presenteerd The Colour of Noise.

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