John Wiese, Keith Fullerton Whitman, Hacklander/Hatam, Inconsolable Ghost at OHM / Monday, 06.04.2015
As a composer, John Wiese is an elusive one. Employing a very healthy range of conceptual framework throughout his oevure, he’s unmistakably recognizable, but rarely easy to predict. No matter what the sound, we find it always sounds like Wiese.
The long awaited Deviate From Balance is his first album since 2011’s Seven Of Wands (PAN). Recorded throughout Europe/UK, Australia, and the US, the album includes scored ensemble pieces including over 20 musicians on each, recorded in Melbourne and Portland.
Also included are an audio documentation of installation pieces Wind Changed Direction, a four-channel sound piece presented in the garden of the Getty Center (curated by Liars), and Battery Instruments, an eight-channel piece presented at HSP in New Zealand, now heard for the first time. Also included are various collaborations and recordings from live performances.
Keith Fullerton Whitman is a musician currently based in Cambridge, MA. Starting in the mid-1990’s while working on a „Music Synthesis“ Degree at Boston’s Berklee College of Music, Keith began exploring electronic music’s many facets, eventually yielding dozens of full length albums, singles, remixes, and compilation appearances for influential labels such as Kranky, Editions Mego, PAN, Planet µ, Carpark, Room40, Amethyst Sunset, Amish, NNA Tapes, No Fun Productions, Agents of Chaos, Arbor, Digitalis Limited, Ekhein, Heavy Tapes,Rare Youth, Root Strata, and many more.
These days his creative energies are largely put into the continued development of a truly „Live Electronic Music,“ incorporating an ever-changing hardware-based modular system that allows for a complexity of sound & vision that had previously only been available via software-solutions. While this work has recently manifested itself as a pair of albums for Editions Mego entitled „Generators“ & „Occlusions,“ it’s largely intended for the stage.
Hacklander/Hatam are Farahnaz Hatam and Colin M. Hacklander. Farahnaz Hatam is an experimental sound artist and is highly active in the Berlin experimental scenes. As an artist working with digital sound synthesis in SuperCollider, her current work is not only interested in sound as sculptural material, but as the medium in which ideas are communicated.
Over 15 years professional work as a molecular biologist, Farahnaz arrived at sound through the visual arts. Her past includes video art, sculpture, and subtle provocations through public art.
Colin M. Hacklander is a drummer & composer based in Berlin. Though mostly an autodidact, he studied electronic music at the Institute of Sonology in Den Haag where he also organized concerts at Bunker Record’s famed Dystopia. In Berlin, he is together with Hatam currently co-director of NK PROJEKT, a space for the avant-garde, experimentation & criticism.
Inconsolable Ghost is an occult audio-visual group produced by Hilary Jeffery and Gideon Kiers: tapping into signals from beyond, broadcasting into haunted cinemas. The project works with several well known musicians and artists who are conceived as channelers of a restless spirit known as the „Inconsolable Ghost“.
Inconsolable Ghost is conjuring up a twenty-first century vision of spiritism and occult science. Secret messages transmitted from another dimension are discovered via distorted telephone signals, fuzzy images on old analogue TV screens, cryptic scripts appearing in archaic computers, self-deleting hieroglyphic emails, rapidly shifting images on long forgotten websites. This time, Jeffery performs with Anthea Caddy.
John Wiese, Keith Fullerton Whitman, Hacklander/Hatam, Inconsolable Ghost
Monday, 06th April 2015 | 21:00 CET
OHM | Köpenicker Str. 70 | 10179 Berlin/Mitte