Experimental improvisation in Berlin: Three Fate Tales by Ian Douglas Moore

released 08 May 2015

Recorded and mixed by Ian
Mastered by Kris Limbach
Design by Lee Evans

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Sound Design for John Bock : Three Sisters

UN-EX-SURROGAT, JOHN BOCK AT KULTURHUSET, STOCKHOLM 2015

John Bock

UN-EX-SURROGAT

Gallery 5, 29 May – 20 September 2015

foto: david schultz

foto: david schultz

Like the jesters of old, the German artist John Bock uses slapstick or farce in his storytelling to be able to tackle loaded and tragic topics such as fears or repressed desires. His almost shamanistic manipulation and animation of objects can be seen as a liberating exorcism in which laughter acts as a release, while at the same time provoking reflection.

The exhibition UN-EX-SURROGAT presents several complex installations including films, objects and mechanical sculptures, as well as architectural models of not-yet-realized building structures. Bock’s sculptures are often made of cheap, everyday products such as cable, aluminium foil, cardboard, cotton buds and shaving cream. The objects are transformed, mutated, rebuilt and given a new function, all the while commenting on our consumer society. When they are used in films and performative ‘lectures’, entirely new connections and meanings are formed.

The main element of the exhibition – the large installation and its accompanying film Three Sisters (2015) that were specially produced for Kulturhuset Stadsteatern – takes us on an emotional journey in which three sisters come to terms with and avenge the untimely death of the young daughter of one of the sisters. At the core of the installation are the film props consisting of interior elements and items of furniture reminiscent of three-dimensional drawings. In Bock’s own words, some of the objects function as a ‘diagram’ of sorts aimed at conveying and interpreting the ideas behind the film to the viewer, and in combination with the film they form what can be described as a choreography of sorts.

 

 

 

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Kreuzberger Schichten – Ein Audiowalk – Projekt von Julia Illmer und Massimo Maio

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PARAL-LEL A double-deaf trial called PARAL-LEL by Hopek Quirin & Kris Limbach

A double-deaf trial called PARAL-LEL. Several artists/musicians were invited to contribute one or more tracks of about three minutes, which were randomly combined. All tracks were kindly included in previous Classwar Karaoke Surveys. Editing (minimal) and mix by Hopek Quirin and Kris Limbach. These are the results of the experiment:
01 – PARAL-LEL Anthony Donovan (tapes), Anton Mobin (electronics), Kris Limbach (electronics)
02 – PARAL-LEL Adrian Beentjes (raindrops), Hopek Quirin (wood chopping)
03 – PARAL-LEL Jean Montag (all instruments)
04 – PARAL-LEL Ayato and José D. (all instruments, voices), Anthony Donovan (electronics)
05 – PARAL-LEL MaCu (guitar), Jochen Arbeit (electronics)
06 – PARAL-LEL Bryan Lewis Saunders (tape), Hopek Quirin (bass)
07 – PARAL-LEL Kris Limbach (vinyl scratchings, motors, electronics), Hopek Quirin (electric mandolin)
08 – PARAL-LEL Anthony Donovan (prepared zither), Hopek Quirin (guitar)
09 – PARAL-LEL Kotomi Nishiwaki and Yuko Matsuyama (bubbles), Kris Limbach (vinyl scratc
hings, electronics), Hopek Quirin (electronics)
10 – PARAL-LEL Anton Mobin (autobus linia 157 Paral-lel Barcelona), Maureen Lopez (text and voice)
11 – PARAL-LEL David Cunliffe (all instruments), Kris Limbach (electronics)
12 – PARAL-LEL akab-ondage (electronics), Jacki Engelken (keyboards);
13 – PARAL-LEL Jaan Patterson (text and voice), Der Gorilla Knurr (cut-ups)
14 – PARAL-LEL akab-ondage (electronics), Der Gorilla Knurr (radio cut-ups)
15 – PARAL-LEL Flavien Gillié (electronics), Der Gorilla Knurr (tv cut-ups)

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released 12 January 2015