WURM – New space for adventourous, explorational, improvised, highlofi, noise, core, bringing together old friends from KLAPPFON, Acc-ess, KlangBang and Radial. Sporadically opening its doors for video shows and others.
WURM season 2020/21 is supported by Swisslos-Fonds Basel-Stadt, Christoph Merian Stiftung and Osteuropa Forum Basel
"ALL THEM TAKES" PUTS MARIE & JONAS KOCHER
Max Usata: Vocals, Drums, Synth
Sirup Gagavi: Guitar
Beni 06: Farfisa Organ
Igor Stepniewski: Electric Bass, Flute
Tobi Schramm: Drums
Antoine Etter/Gaspard Pahud: Sound
The band’s sonic identity is pushed to its limits and kneaded, only to be catapulted out into the urgency of the moment.
A collision of sounds, riffs, grooves, spoken words and hypnotic repetitions that lead to the absurd. A chaos in resolute rock energy and a devilishly precise clockwork at the same time.
INFECTED BURST / HAZARD CRUMBS
SPASTIK BIT, IMPROVISED NOISE, HOMEMADE ELECTRONICS
M. Gabola/ T. DeTesta/ E. Bernè
Infected Burst might, at first assumption, sound to some like something gross, puss, a pimple, a mess maybe. But- here’s what I think: The “burst” is the expression itself, like socially conscious free jazz, the music BURSTS forth through the pain/complication (INFECTION) existing inside the artist. So— indeed, the Infected Burst is a very good metaphor for that sort of process of creative expression! (Phillip B. Klingler aka PBK from PBKsound Radio, USA)
EXPERIMENTAL RAP, SPOKEN WORD, POETRY
Abstral Compost & Pascal Lopinat
Born from the meeting between the drummer/multi-instrumentalist Pascal Lopinat and the rapper/poet AbSTRAL Compost; They bravery exploring the various possible imbrications between the voice, mainly scandalized, and the black, industrial rhythms which scatter their new disc. The two artists unveil here, in the most sincere form, this broken attraction for the strange, so singular, which unites them. The result is a rap tinged with love and cracklings, an incantatory poetry, sometimes voluntarily hazardous, and experimental productions with rough, surprising roughness; mirror of their respective particularly varied influences.
DIE ANGEL (Schneider TM & Ilpo Väisänen) / VARUNA
SCHNEIDER TM & ILPO VÄISÄNEN
die ANGEL (or just ANGEL in the early days), the duo project of Ilpo Väisänen (ex-Pan sonic) & Dirk Dresselhaus aka Schneider TM, was born in 1999 during a joint European tour of Pan sonic and Schneider TM with the aim to use electronics, string instruments and effect loops to develop a sonic world that goes beyond fixed structures and clearly defined genres.
Coming from different musical backgrounds proved quite an advantage for the duo as it meant that they had to find their particular modus operandi: communication through noise and action, instant composition, spirit.
Over the course of over 2 decades now, die ANGEL crafted a catalogue of 10 albums released on labels like Editions Mego or Karlrecords that were recordings of either the core duo or featured like-minded artists like cellist Hildur Gudnadottir, Oren Ambarchi, Lucio Capece or BJ Nilsen and played numerous international headlining shows and festivals.
die ANGEL delve deep into the microcosms of tones, shaping nuanced layers of abstract sound that integrate elements of Musique Concrète, Minimal Music, Industrial, Noise, Blues and Psychedelia, and yet bear the unmistakable die ANGEL signature.
Varuna comes with a fresh release on our local bassed amnethia records. They will play a maximized setup based on modular synthesis and other electronic instruments. Be prepared for a spaced-out opening set.
Their trademark techno and hypnotic ambient will mix perfectly for the night!
P/O MASSACRE / YAO BOBBY & SIMON GRAB
DOOMDRONE, NOISE, METAL INFUSED WALL OF SOUND
Anton Obrazeena: Guitar, Electronics
Anton Ponomarev: Sax, Electronics
There have been bands called Massacre before, but this one is unlike any that preceded them. They are a duo: saxophonist Anton Ponomarev and guitarist Anton Obrazeena, and this is their debut album. Obrazeena’s guitar was plugged into two guitar stacks and one bass stack, the better to achieve floor-shaking rumble. Ponomarev, who also plays electronics, sent his saxophone through two separate chains of electronics encompassing pedals, Moog processors, spring reverb, octavers, drone effects and more, so that it would travel independently through the left and right channels of the PA system. There was also a clear channel documenting just the saxophone, with no effects.
The resulting music is an unearthly ever-shifting roar, sometimes identifiable as the product of guitar and saxophone but just as often not. Obrazeena’s guitar frequently starts out as an almost country-tinged drone, not unlike Earth’s Hex; Or Printing In The Infernal Method before turning into a downtuned wall of thick, syrupy distortion you can almost touch. Ponomarev’s sax screeches and bellows, and his electronics create a dense pulse, with needle-sharp sine waves piercing the waves of static and reverberant atmospheres. The absence of rhythm allows them to concentrate on hearing and reacting to each other without worrying about time, creating an immersive world of pure sound that fills the room as easily as it empties out your skull.
YAO BOBBY & SIMON GRAB
DIRTY BASS PRESSURE, RAP, NO IMPUT MIXER NOISE, BRISTOL BASS FROM TOGO AND CH
Yao Bobby & Simon Grab will be presenting their upcoming album WUM, which will be released on LavaLava Records, Bristol UK. Their show is a very raw and improvised form of live experimental hiphop – ‘Freeform Rap and Noise’.
A lot of dirty bass, politically charged rap, loud.
The togolese Rapper and political activist Yao Bobby collaborates with swiss noisemaker Simon Grab. An intense soundbattle between energetic rhymes fired into a dark soundworld of raw electronic bass pulsations with a dubby punk attitude, produced on analog feedback electronics. Their EP «Diamonds» has been well received in the scene and in the media, including an award for the Best Music Video in Ann Arbor USA, a nomination at Solothurner Filmtage in Switzerland, and has – as their newest 7″ single «Black Revolution» – been sold out quickly.
RE–GHOSTER + NATE WOOLEY & FRITZ WELCH
IMPROVISATION, PERFORMANCE, SOUND RECONTEXTUALISATION
Nate Wooley: Trumpet
Fritz Welch: Drums, Voice
Valerio Tricoli: Tape
Nicolas Field: Drums, Electronics
Thomas Florin: Piano
Re–Ghoster is a thrilling trio comprised of pianist Thomas Florin, drummer Nicolas Field and the fascinating Revox monster Valerio Tricoli. The acoustic instruments are fed to tape, magnetised, digested, re-eaten, reworked and regurgitated again by the machine. The result are ghostly bursts & roars emerging from nothingness. Roaring stridences, shrieks chirps & shrills explode all in tension with each other. For the release tour of the new record “Or not all”, Re–Ghoster invites trumpeter Nate Wooley (USA) and percussionist-vocalist Fritz Welch (UK-USA), two essential pillars of the experimental/ improvised music scene, for a quest – as mystical as it is turbulent – into the depths of sound.This is a re-listening of the acoustic sounds, partly sieved by the electronics in a hybrid spatial continuum. A frictional, nervous symbiosis, full of jolts, but also abrasive and/or restrained fluidity. A very exciting interaction at all times, looking towards possible futures filled with low masses, giving birth to dense sonic textures shifting and/or overplayed in a ghostly union.
李星 LI XING / MÈRYLL AMPE
李星 LI XING
CHINESE GUITAR NOISE IMPROVISATION
Li Xing was born in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia in 1987, and started learning guitar at the age of 12. He has drawn the sound languages such as Psychedelic Rock, Prog/Avant Rock, Free Jazz, Serial Music and Sound Art from different environments to form his own musical vocabulary. Enlightened by the relationship between Yin and Yang, his works strive to concern the relationship between the voice and the contemporary Chinese society, while utilizing techniques ranging from noise, environment, sequence, to events and incidents in support of the deliverance.
In recent years, Li Xing working on new thinking of composing “String & Wind”, the sound aesthetics that “String & Wind”wants to explore is to escape from the characteristics of the instrumental music and starts to talk in a more objective, rational and restrained way, and visualizing a musical surface in logic, geometry, strokes, or law……
ELECTRONIC, FULLBLAST, BASSSCULPTOR
As sound and visual artist, she develops artworks through field recordings, electronic. She establishes links between her musical practice and her visual practice, using techniques directly linked to sculpture: to cut in the mass, to model, to chisel by using digital tools of sound processing and analogic tools, allowing to generate echo, tensions, breaks and punctuations. By this research, this prehension, she composes orchestrated and spatial tones. She invests places for which she composes soundtracks in situ. When it comes to her performance practice, she conceives improvisation as a notion of “plan-sequence”, revealing the immersive composition of space.
COVID: As we all know, the situation is unsure but we are not willing to discriminate any audience or performers, to see the concerts or play a show..
Wear a mask, register at the entrance and take a seat. Bring your own drinks, Sorry for that. If you have any symptoms please stay at home.
UPDATE: Postponed until further notice
Inga Huld Hákonardóttir & Yann Leguay: Again The Sunset
Inga Huld Hákonardóttir and Yann Leguay play on raw materials and extract the music that the chosen materials propose. A beating gesture causing a throbbing rhythm. The effort carries spoken word out of it’s habitual state into a sonic limbo where a human howl could be located somewhere between wolf and dog.
Manuel Pessoa De Lima
Manuel Pessoa De Lima (Electronics, Piano)
Manuel Pessoa de Lima arrived in Berlin from Brazil with a sole plan in mind: to break out in the experimental music scene. It didn’t take too long for him to realize he wouldn’t be able to make a living from his art. Luckily, he was hired by a hairdresser in Prenzlauer Berg who uses live piano music in his saloon. Requested to play light and relaxing piano music, Manuel decided to compose his new album Friseur, where he plays his new compositions synced with a karaoke-like backtrack.
COVID: stay at home if you dont feel good, we take your email and phonenumber. bring your masks till we are in the venue keep it on, the concert will be seated with social distancing, no need to keep the masks on at this point if you feel unsecure keep it on. thanks for understanding.
RADIAL Come Back | Stanislas Pili & Christian Wolfarth | Register Now
Stanislas Pili (BE), Christian Wolfarth (ZU)
RADIAL was forced to stop like most of our cultural life but it is now catching up and making up for loss time.
Tickets from 10CHF | MAB reduced price
Concert starts at 18.30h
Doors open 15 min before the event
As everywhere else, some measures have to be taken in order to control the spread of CoViD-19 and allow the possibility of tracing potential outbreaks. For that reason the use of a facial mask is mandatory as well as a registration prior to the concert. We will also have to limit the entrances to a maximum of 15 audience members.
If you want to attend the event please contact us to register via email using the following address:
We look forward for a great come back!
This event is possible through the generous and friendly support ofSwisslos
Pl^~te -, HJM
Gyre Ensemble at Radial!
RADIAL hosts Gyre Ensemble for a residency and in WURM!
We are looking forward to this event. If you are curious here’s what the trio has to say about this next show!
”This program reflects a crossroads for the group. We started something in 2015, with the goal to expand the music available for this instrumentation, Accordion/Percussion/Saxophone. Now, there are at least one or two other group with the same or similar arrangement, and they have either performed some of the same works that came from our initiatives or gone on to create more work with musicians from around the world. This makes us very pleased and satisfied. We have achieved what we set out to do, but where do we go from here?
This evening attempts to answer that – while performing two pieces already written for us, we also chose music by three composers that while we may never meet in collaboration have deep relevance and meaning to each of us. ”
On the program:
Nadir Vassena – Von den Rosen
Wojtek Blecharz – Smalltalk
Esaias Järnegard – Kuarup B
Ruud Roelofsen – Darkness Dissected
Jürg Frey – More or Less Normal
GYRE ENSEMBLE is:
Christian Smith – percussion
Alejandro Oliván López – saxophones
Stefanie Mirwald – accordion
Tickets: from 10chf on / MAB students 5chf
Doors Open 20.30h / Concert 21h
duo Marianne Schuppe – Stefi Erni
duo Lanz & Kocher’s Abstract Musette
Sourdurent, Don't DJ
Central Occitan Traditional and More Drone / Rhythm Project.
Ernest Bergez : Violin, Voice, Electronics
Jacques Puech : Cabrette, Voicecabrette, voix, podorythmie
Elisa Trebouville : Banjo, Voice, Flute
Loup Uberto : Lute, Voice, Tambourine
Berceuse Heroique, Honest Jons, Polymorphism, Sexes
Tarab, Yvan Etienne, Uncoppen Saw
reConvert / Kaj Duncan David
Cathy van Eck_ Groene Ruis (2007)
Kaj Duncan David_ Lecture about myself (2019)
Katharina Rosenberger_ The Line (2007)
reConvert: Roberto Maqueda_ Lorenzo Colombo
Nina Garcia & Maria Bertel & KlangBang Duos
Sea Urchin (Bokeh Version)
DJ Ketaflush (Hardcore Wizards)
2M2, LLAMA / OLO
2M2: Electroacoustic, Harsh Noise | Maxime Hänsenberger: Drums Mei Zhiyong: Machines | LLAMA
OLO: Drone, Fullblast, Noise | Loïc Grobéty: DIY Bass w/ Piano Strings + FXs Didier Séverin: Modular Synthesizer
10 Years Three:Four: Manuel Troller, Gaetan Seguin, Eric Cheneux
TAL Trio, kNN, Duncan Harrison
Y-band presents: arrangements
Cat in glove (2011), Kajsa Magnarsson (1985)
for ensemble and live-electronics
ATD V* (2010), Sam Pluta (1979)
for ensemble and live-electronics
Claquers* (2018), Andreas Eduardo Frank (1987)
for ensemble and live-electronics
Avant Muzak (2010), Matthew Shlomowitz (1975)
for ensemble and electronics
Bureau du Sol (2011), Alexander Schubert (1979)
for drumkit, saxfophone, keyboard, e-guitar and timecode-vinyl
Roberto Maqueda, percussion & concept
Andreas Eduardo Frank, live-electronics
Felix Nagl, keyboard
Thilo Ruck, e-guitar
Joan Jordi Oliver, saxophones
Lucifer Records | Cyber-Klinik | CHaos..Worldwide mix series Ltd.
Digital Mayhem | Breakcore
CHASE COLEY (Sound Artist)
Experimental Luthier | Spiritual Guru | Descendant of Armitage Shanks
Chinstroke Records Co-Founder | “Content Creator” | Budots Fan
Chinstroke Records Co-Founder | Internet Personality | RIP Flutedrop
One off spoken word performance
Wonky Rave Merchant | Mysterious Soundcloud User | Z¸¸rick is massive
SQUIDWIN TRIUMPH (Skype Set)
Chinstroke Records’ Squid mascot | Lives in the sea | SQUIDS
SAFETY FIRST SUPPORT SERVICES AG
Local Safety Organisation | “Comedy” | Banging donkmals.erg
Break | Core | Legend
Ensemble Vortex + Ensemble of Nomads
Fernando Garnero – Fabula for double bass, bass clarinet and electronic (2015)
Daniel Zea – The Love Letters? for two faces, two computers using face recognition algorithms, electronics and video (2018)
Emilio Guim – Spark for piano, e-guitar, percussion, violin, electronic and video (2018)
Arturo Corrales – Riff for violin, viola, cello, e-guitar, bass clarinet, double bass and sampler (2017)
Benoît Morel / Viola
Aurélien Ferrette / Cello
Jocelyne Rudasigwa / Double Bass
Anne Gillot / Bass Clarinet, Performer
Mauricio Carrasco / Performer
Arturo Corrales & Daniel Zea / sound design
Ensemble of NOMADS
Talvi Hunt / Piano+Sampler
HannaH Walter / Violin
Emilio Guim / E-guitar
João Carlos Pacheco / Percussion
solo Heike Fiedler, voice & electronics
duo Rodolphe Loubatière, snare drum – Frantz Loriot, viola
31.10.2019 NOW THIS
Now this with Juan Awile, Selina Buess, Till Langschied, Jan van Oordt, Jodok Wehrli
Ironlung: Andreas E. Frank & Richard Haynes
Eiko Ishibashi, Joe Talia, Tatsuhisa Yamamoto
Tidoni, Strotter Inst. & Peter Vukmirovic O.D Placido & Welch