Wonderwerp starts again the season in 2014 with inspiring sonic realms by
Almeida / van Wijck (…) doublebass / drums, gongs
Roughledge (…) from anarchic electronics to surgical otoacoustic synthscapes
Maciej Ożóg (…) body physical activity and invisible electric infrastructure of hybrid space
30th Jan 20.30h 3€ @ Studio Loos
Almeida / van Wijck A free improvisation duo formed and established in Rotterdam by Portuguese doublebass player Gonçalo Almeida and Dutch drummer/ percussionist, Friso van Wijck.
On their musical journey the duo builds dreamy and meditative moments, making use of extended techniques, soft dynamics and drone moods.
Gonçalo Almeida – doublebass
Friso van Wijck – drums, gongs
Roughledge is the imprint and stage name for Cédric Dambrain – composer, performer and instrument designer based in Brussels. His sonic research includes compositions for ensembles, solo works, electronic/computer music, installations and live performances. His activity as a composer culminated in the writing of 2012′s In Memoriam F.R. v.3 for processed trumpet and live electronics, to be released on a split 12″ vinyl (Sub Rosa, Belgium).
He’s currently producing computer-generated material spanning a wide sonic palette, from anarchic electronics to surgical otoacoustic synthscapes – focusing on physiological sound experiments and perception thresholds. His debut album, Subjective Slave (CD), has been released in fall 2013.
He recently completed the design of a music interface prototype with vibrotactile feedback, aiming to develop a genuinely physical approach of electronic music, to be used in live performances soon.
Maciej Ożóg is a sound artist and culture theorist. Since the early nineties he’s been involved in experimental music scene of Poland. Founder of many bands (Spear, Ben Zen, Aural Treat, Sub Spa, Quantum Vacuum Oscillator, Nonstate i.a.). He works in the field of live multimedia performance, interactive installations and video art. In his solo performances he critically explores the limial territory between body physical activity and invisible electric infrastructure of hybrid space. He uses custom designed instruments and devices as well as digital and analogue electronics. Ożóg is an author of numerous articles concerning aesthetics of new media art, critical art, avant-garde film, video, and experimental music. His research focuses on surveillance studies, information and network society, tactical media, bio art and posthumanism. He teaches at the Department of Electronic Media, University of Lodz, Poland. In 1998-2002 he ran a record label Ignis Project dedicated to electronic and electroacoustic music. Ignis released records by: Francisco Lopez, Ultra Milkmaids, Vance Orchestra, Indra Karmuka, Crawl Unit, Origami Arktika, Chaos As Shelter, EA and Spear. Curator of events such as: four editions of the exhibition “Die Kunst Ist Toth”, concerts by Coil, Noise Makers Fifes, Column One, Troum, Xaviere Charles, Z’ev, Zbigniew Karkowski, Aube, Tetsuo Furudate, Asmus Tietchens, Marco Donnarumma and many others.