NK and Digital in Berlin cordially invite you to join a night of Film Screening and Concerts: Sound and Chaos: The Story of BC Studio + Martin Bisi Band (NYC) + Sweet Banditry (NYC/DNK).
Martin Bisi, the producer/engineer of much essential music of the last 30 years – Sonic Youth, Swans, Herbie Hancock’s “Rockit,” The Dresden Dolls, John Zorn and more recently Pop 1280 (Sacred Bones) – marks the release of his new album, Ex Nihilo, on Labelship/Broken Silence records, performing with his band.
Ex Nihilo is a journey through time and the solar system, with operatic mermaids and chanting animist practitioners. A crash course in post-punk sound anarchy, avant gardist doom and freak lucid dreaming.
At a recording studio he started in 1981 with the help of Brian Eno, Bisi has realized albums by Sonic Youth, Swans, Dresden Dolls, Cop Shoot Cop, John Zorn, Africa Bambaataa, Material/Bill Laswell, Boredoms, Herbie Hancock’s “Rockit,” White Zombie, Foetus, Helmet, Unsane, Serena Maneesh, US Maple, Jon Spencer’s Boss Hog, and countless other indie, experimental and post-punk records.
Martin Bisi will play with his live band. Before there will be a screening of “Sound and Chaos: The Story of BC Studio”, a documentary about Bisi and his Brooklyn based recording studio throught the decades by Ryan Douglass and Sara Leavitt, followed by a Q&A!
Watch the trailer for Sound & Chaos: The History of BC Studio! including comments by Bill Laswell, Michael Gira of Swans, Bob Bert of Sonic Youth, Jim Thirlwell aka Foetus, Brian Viglione of Dresden Dolls.
Sweet Banditry, formed by Danish saxophonist and vocalist Louise Dam Eckardt Jensen in NYC, presents a debut album erupting with energies from all angles. Jensen, normally a saxophonist, concentrates on composition and vocalizations in her new quartet consisting of some of the most cutting edge musicians in the New York avant-garde scene.
Jensen’s lyrics, in her native Danish, offer scathing indictments of contemporary Danish and Western society while the rest of the band blast through Jensen’s compositions, obliterating past rock and roll ideals before building them up again into something new.
The lyrics and artwork (also Jensen’s) are inspired by controversial Danish artist and filmmaker Jens Jørgen Thorsen’s ideas and personality, perhaps best exhibited by the CD image which features the band’s name scribbled onto Jensen’s pregnant belly.
A convulsive panoply of post-rock, punk and free improvised sounds, their debut presents all of the spoils one would expect from bandits back from a fresh musical raid. The album was acclaimed as plain scary, corrosively sharp, overwhelmingly brutal nitroglycerine.
Presented by Digital in Berlin. Check out our Facebook page to win tickets.
Sweet Banditry & Martin Bisi Band LIVE + film screening
Friday, June 13th, 2014 | 21:30 CET
NK | Elsenstr. 52 | 2. Hinterhaus/ Etage 2 | 12059 Berlin/ Neukölln