On July first I will perform live scores for two silent movies by Maya Deren: Meshes of the Afternoon (1943) and At Land (1944) at City 46 Kino in Bremen. Deren (*1917 in Kiev, Ukraine, † 1961 New York City) was an American director, film theorist, avantgarde dancer and expert on Haitian voodoo. Her unsettling early films bring a decidedly feminine perspective to the aesthetics of surrealist filmmaking, something I enjoy after last years score work for Un Chien Andalou by Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dali.
Tickets are 10,- € or 7,50 € reduced and can be bought from City 46. Recordings of the show will be made available here.
Inspired by Alvin Lucier’s 1969 audiopiece I Am Sitting In A Room from 1969. One minute recording of the ambience in the room that serves as my studio (third floor facing a street in Hamburg Wilhelmsburg, windows closed, on Sunday 6th of June 2022) that gets played back and rerecorded 30 times. The resonant frequencies of the room and the recording equipment are emphasized in the process. Street noises creep into the recording and are gradually homogenized, the resulting structure still bears rhythmical hints of the initial first 60 seconds. As the title suggests, no words are uttered during the recording.
Cutting Up Men, a five track limited edition CDr with individual covers is now available on my bandcamp account. Conceived as a critique of masculinity, this album refers to Wendy Carlos, Colette Peignot, Valerie Solanas and William Burroughs.
My tape album Subsongs is now out on Econore: 10 tracks in 38 minutes as a soundtrack for a movie that was never made. The post-dramatic plot revolves around the lucid-dark, a forged mythology of the Anthropocene, birds, unemployed negativity, and the ghosts of capitalism. Go here for a PDF with extended liner notes.
Matt Nauseous has written a review for these releases over at Clean Nice Quiet. “ […] 10 tracks of fascinating noise textures, complete with field recordings of birds. Very impressive and inspiring.“
„There’s something very peculiar about this album that goes beyond just haunting or unsettling. The best way I can describe it is that it sounds, un-human. Not as though it is attempting to be aggressive and boisterous, just subtly yet very consciously alien.“ (Subsongs review by Lars Haur – On The Fringes Of Sound)
Video from the show with Yuko Araki and Daisy Dickinson on December 5th. It’s always great to play at Stubnitz. The crew is super nice, they have a heart for leftfield music and noise, one of the best soundsystems in Hamburg and you always get video documentation of your set (nearly all my live videos were filmed at that place).
On November 20th I will have the honour to introduce a concert of Rosaceae in Basel, Switzerland and to moderate at a talk with her and Cecile Malaspina (author of An Epistemology of Noise). The event is part of the Unordnungen (disorders) series. Tickets and info are available through the Website of Kaserne. Topics discussed will include noise, violence, patriarchy, resistance and the critique of pure reason.
Ömschen Kerm has released a new Waschzwang compilation. This time the accustomed USB stick is enclosed in a soap dispenser. The compilation contains tracks by Tin Tin Patrone, Jetzmann, Ansgar Wilken and many more. Also includes my new song Curfew.
Get the wohle thing either as a figital download or physical object via Ömschen Kerms bandcamp.