Einlass 20:00 Uhr
Abendkasse: 13 Euro
Roter Salon / Volksbühne
Könnte man durch ein kaputtes Kofferradio Songs aus dem Weltall – von anderen Sternen und Planeten – empfangen, klängen sie vielleicht ein bisschen wie die Platten des Alien Transistor Labels. Das hat es sich seit 2003 zur Aufgabe gemacht, den Pop da zu suchen wo ihn niemand vermutet.
Meist haben die Künstler auf die eine oder andere Weise Verbindungen zu den beiden Machern des Labels, den Brüdern MARKUS und MICHA ACHER von THE NOTWIST. Es wird veröffentlicht, was ins Labelkonzept passt – und das ist weit gefasst.
LE MILLIPEDE (Alien Transistor)
Arranging various layers of piano, xylophone and glockenspiel, stylophone, Moog and harmonium, LE MILLIPEDE creates minimalist, instrumental pop gems, tracks with an immediate quality that seem rather simple at first listen. It’s a well-known fact that millipedes, though frequently referred to as “thousand leggers”, actually have no more than 750 legs, usually way less. Correspondingly, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the band LE MILLIPEDE is actually just one guy – who happens to play a whole lot of different instruments with his own two hands. He goes by the name MATHIAS GÖTZ. The live set up include MICHA and MARKUS ACHER (The Notwist / Tied & Tickled Trio), CICO BECK (Aloa Input) and STEFAN DITTLEIN (Karl Hector and the Malcouns). Together they will bring his complex yet compelling Jazz-leaning unheard-of musical excursions to the stage. LE MILLIPEDE will bring the delicacy of subtle grooves and strangely intriguing melodies to life – brace yourself for an unforgettable experience!
JAM MONEY (Spillage Fete Records)
JAM MONEY is a collaborative project by KEVIN CORMACK and MAT FOWLER, their first collection of music ‚Blowing Stones‘ was self released last year on their label Spillage Fete records. Using guitars and an assortment of collected, household and found instruments from the living room and beyond, the recordings were put to tape using four-track machines. The cover and insert artwork were created by the painter AIMÉE HENDERSON whose artwork and processes directly influenced the music.
For the live performances Kevin and Mat will be joined by friend and collaborator MARTIN SLATTERY to create improvised renditions of the original recordings. JAM MONEY are currently working on a new album which is scheduled for Alien Transistor in 2016.
MIMICOF a.k.a. MIDORI HIRANO is a Japanese musician, composer, sound artist and producer, born in Kyoto and now based in Berlin, stems across a diverse range of genres and cultures. At the age of five Midori started learning the piano and this trigged what was to later see her study classical piano at university. Therefore her productions are based around the use of traditional instrumentation such as the piano or strings, but yet her works are so diverse and eclectic mixture of modern digital sounds with subtle electronic processing or field recordings. For her itʼs not about creating music in its traditional forms or cliché, but about playing, mixing and finding new ways of presenting music.