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October 31st, 2010

NK – Berlin

Elsenstr. 52/
2.Hinterhaus Etage 2
12059 Berlin Neukölln

Thursday 19/11/2010

Doors 21:00 Concert 22:00

Valerio Tricoli & Sean Baxter Duo
Claudio Rocchetti
Anthea Caddy
Mat Pogo

Sean Baxter on drums and junk, just like Pateras/Baxter/Brown trio’s most chaotic moment. Valerio Tricoli manipulating the whole racket with his Revox, and other effects. “Sean Baxter assaulted his drums with his trademark mixing bowls, lead pipes, 20 chop sticks, windchimes and at one stage with the floor tom and snare drum itself. All the while Valerio was adding at first subtle echo, which would be pitch bent and warped into otherworldly sounds, eventually building with more ad more echo’s getting more and more warped, eventually self-oscillating into its own instrument, and a beautifully chaotic mess of sound”.

Sean Baxter (drumkit and percussion) is an Australian improviser who has forged an international reputation as a bold explorer of percussive possibilities both as a soloist and through his work with the acclaimed avant garde trio, Pateras/Baxter/Brown. Focusing on the use of extended techniques applied to the conventional drumkit, he utilises an arsenal of metallic junk and other percussive detritus to expand the sonic palette of the percussion tradition. His performance aesthetic evokes a variety of sonic practices, ranging from extreme metal and punishing noise to free jazz and the Modernist abstraction of the classical avant garde.

In addition to Pateras/Baxter/Brown, he performs regularly with the brutal, free-jazz/grindcore quartet, Embers, and in frequent ad hoc collaborative and solo incarnations. As a soloist, his practice ranges from acoustic junk percussion and extended drumkit technique to feedback noise—creating intense sonic abstraction by utilising the natural, acoustic resonance of the drumkit pushed to extremes. He is also a voracious group improviser, and has collaborated with some of the world’s most adventurous musicians, most recently including: Robin Fox, Kusum Normoyle, Kim Myhr, Lloyd Honeybrook, KK Null, Paul Grabowsky, Han Bennink, Peter Brotzmann, John Wiese, Valerio Tricoli, Lucas Abela, Robbie Avenaim, Carolyn Connors and Marco Fusinato.

His compositions bridge musique concrète and conceptual forms of sound (i.e. the radical interest in how reality, virtuality, memory relate to each other during the acoustic event): music, as a recorded or as a synthetically-modeled sound, is always hovering between the “here and now” of the event and the shady domain of memory – distant but at the same time present, like a déjà–vu experience. Tricoli plays live music with electronic instruments – most of them analogue – (reel-to-reel tape recorders, synthesizers, microphones, light effects, ultrasonic speakers), however the structure of the device is ever-changing, seeking multiple relations between the performers, the device and the space in which the event takes place.

The work of Claudio Rocchetti is a deep plunge into thick sound, investigating its innermost workings. Using a variety of devices such as turntables, audio cassettes, samplers, radios, and microphones, often incorporating other objects and traditional instruments, Berlin-based Rocchetti builds compelling structures that employ sound as sheer matter, mass, and impact. The tarry, mesmerizing hues that characterize his “music objects” are grounded in layers of sound detritus.

Anthea Caddy is a cellist and artist from Melbourne, Australia currently based in Berlin, Germany. Interested in the relationship between recorded sound, spatialisation and instrumental performance, much of Caddy’s work focuses on the incorporation of acoustic, electroacoustic and recorded space within performance and multi-channel installation. In live solo performance she often uses low lighting or complete darkness in either stereo or multi-channel configurations.

Born in Rome is a vocalist and graphic artist now resident in Berlin. In the 90?s he was one of the founder members of the Burp Enterprise collective and Jealousy Party, one of the most advanced musical units in Italy, mixing with personal touch soul, improv, avant rock, noise and error music.
His solo set features his voice, a microphone and some electronic devices. He developed his own language as a vocalist using his experience as a rock singer, an improvisor and radio artist where music, sounds, anecdotic and narrative elements fuse constantly. Weird processed vocal eruptions, intense screams, occasional words, pitched mouth cavity noises and electronic textures melting together in a very expressive way and often with a delicate sense of humor.
Beside Jealousy Party other projects he’s currently involved are Pokemachine (with Anders Hana and Horacio Pollard), Penates (with JD Zazie), B Unit (with JD Zazie and Peter Schlewinski), a duo with Ignaz Schick and DJ collective Sistemi Audiofobici Burp.