Categorie archief: minimal

R.I.P. Pioneering electronic composer Bernard Parmegiani, 1927-2013

R.I.P. Pioneering electronic composer Bernard Parmegiani, 1927-2013

Highly influential electronic composer Bernard Parmegiani – a key member of Paris’ iconic Groupe de Recherches Musicales (GRM), and a major figure in the development of 20th century electroacoustic music –  has passed away.

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Isolée ‘Allowance’

in de Petrol zaterdag 20 april

Peter Van Hoesen levert de laatste mix bij MNML SSGS

‘After more than 4 years of doing mixes deciding how to finish should have been difficult, but somehow the answer presented itself in a very easy and natural manner. The two artists that have most strongly shaped and defined MNML SSGS have been Donato Dozzy and Peter Van Hoesen. It is fitting that Donato opened our fnl series, and now with Peter we close our mixes.’

meer tekst kan je vinden als je naar de site gaat (klik op de afbeelding)

Het spijt ons dat deze japanse site met zijn voortreffelijke techno-mixes stopt. We zijn dan droef en vereerd dat het de Belgische muzikant Peter Van Hoesen is die de deur dicht doet.

op de site schrijft Peter deze tekst: The last mnml ssgs mix. Here it is. I’ve been asked to provide some words to go along with it. Let me see. There are so many things to write about, as the connection with my ssg friends over in Japan and Australia is a multi-layered one. I could write about Japan in the aftermath of the Tohoku quake. I could write about courage, stamina and the will to persevere and to party on in the face of adversity. I could write about being supported in a heartfelt way. I could write about opinions and how you can disagree and enjoy the disagreement. I could write about a place up in the mountains. I could write about witnessing people developing a particular taste and share it with others. I could write about music, tying us all together, without end. But let’s not. All I want to say is that May 3rd 2011 was a very special night for many reasons, linked to a unique group of people. It is a pleasure to present this mix to my friends from mnml ssgs and their loyal readership. Most of all I dedicate this mix to the people who were there at Unit, that special night. Let’s do it again, soon. 

Oh ja mnml ssgs staat voor minimal sausages

So long and thanks for all the fish!

Resonance Ghent zaterdag 7 April handelsbeurs

Early April sees a long-awaited, brand new edition of the Resonance Ghent, brought to you from a new location in the midst of the historical centre of Ghent, Concerthall Handelsbeurs

For this edition, our main focus lies on contemporary electronic artists, blending visual elements with experimental soundforms & sounddesign

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KANGDING RAY – LIVE – Raster-Noton

Reflecting his wide musical background, and a particular way of merging beats and atmospheric soundscapes into slowly evolving compositions. Berlin resident David LeTerrier combines machines with real instruments in a subtle and rythmic suite, integrating noises, walls of distortion, massive bass lines, voices and field recordings, blending techno grooves with dark textures, always on the edge between experimental music and club culture…

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SENDAI – Peter Van Hoesen & Yves De Mey – A/V LIVE PERFORMANCE – Time To Express

Sendai is the collaborative project by Yves De Mey and Peter Van Hoesen. Both artists are longtime friends and share a deep passion for exploring the outer limits of the electronic music spectrum. Sendai combines De Mey’s skilful extraction of deep and dynamic sounds from his modular synthesizer system with Van Hoesen’s keen sense of digital composition and sound design. After two 12″ releases for Time To Express in 2009 the duo took some time out to reflect on their joint musical path. The result is ‘Geotope’, a no-compromise experimental album that sees the duo moving away from the dancefloor into an altogether more varied and daring sonic domain. The album shows a clear sensibility for stripping things down to their bare essentials. It is the result of a road travelled together without any compromise, combining both artists’ influences into a dynamic, ever-evolving sonic environment. The album will be released early 2012 on Time To Express.

Sendai’s audiovisual live performance for Club Transmediale last February marked the premiere of the duo’s new live set.

This saturday! be there or be square

Resonance Ghent 7 april in de handelsbeurs

Dit jaar komt er terug een Resonance Ghent , dit concept van Michiel van den Broecke komt na een sabbatjaar terug. Resonance is het festival dat u en mij Echospace, Alva Noto en Machinefabriek bracht alsook en NSI en snd en Scuba en Marcel Fengler. Het was de plek waar ik Peter Van Hoesen en Eavesdropper heb leren kennen. Alsook de livecoding beweging.  Klein, bescheiden maar wat een keuze, superieur.

Stip nu aan 7 april en verschuif alle afspraken!

Niet dat Michiel ondertussen niet stil heeft gezeten, integendeel. Hij heeft ons iedere dag blij gemaakt met zijn keuze van muziek, zijn radio-shows en zijn Mixclouds, maar zoals Marvin Gaye en Tammi Terrel vroeger zong: ‘Ain’t nothing but the real thing’ natuurlijk.

Er is nog maar een naam bekend, maar wat voor één. Recht uit de Raster Noton stal: Kangding Ray. Mogelijk kent u deze naam van zijn Or-releas

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18 februari Untitled of Meakusma, Antwerpen of Brussel, Dubstep of Techno en Elektronische muziek

Naast het 5 jarige feestje van Untitled, de hoogmis van de dubstep die twee dagen doorgaat in Trix-club in Antwerpen is er in Brussel een ander boeiend event dat onze aandacht verdient met name de: Goethe Institut Bruessel & Meakusma Night with Monolake, Anstam, Farben, Actress @Recyclart.

Dat is een hele mondvol maar een avondje Jan Jelinek (met Farben) en Robert Henke met zijn Monolake Live Surround (Six channel surround sound concert in complete darkness)

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Alpha-podcast presents TRUSS

Alpha-podcast presents TRUSS

‘Tom Russell (a.k.a. Truss) heralds from a small Welsh village on the outskirts of Cardiff, yet he brings some of the darker and harder elements of techno to many of the UK’s urban concrete haunts such as Corsica Studios. Having released several tracks on London techno label Perc Trax, Miniscule, Dumb-Unit Synewave among others, his sound comprises stripped-back minimal techno that is hard and driving. Stocking records from UK-based techno producers Surgeon, Perc, Shifted and Sigha in his crate, Truss is clearly part of the scene here that pushes a sound that is loud, visceral and exactingly scientific.’ 

Sigha – HF029B1 – Hotflush
TBR – Ganymede – CDR
A Made Up Sound – Rear Window (Shattered) – Delsin
Blawan – Lavender
Radial – Three Steps – Planet Rhythm
Steve Bicknell – How Can We Know (Steve Bicknell Definition) – Cosmic
Shifted – Drifting Over – Mote Evolver
Roland Casper – Take This – Magnetic North
Jobody – Bound – Unreleased
Rrose – Bare Hand – Sandwell District
Heiko Laux – Re-Televised (Donor / Truss Remix) – Forthcoming on Thema Sigha – HF029A1 – Hotflush
Sev Dah – Saint Of The Cave (Donor / Truss Remix) Forthcoming on Gynoid

Alpha-Ville Festival 22/25 september London