Electronic music composer / visual artist alva noto (carsten nicolai) and composer / voice-artist blixa bargeld (also known as singer of einstürzende neubauten and guitarist of nick cave and the bad seeds) decided to join forces to initiate a collaborative project in 2007.
[audio:anbb – ret marut handshake.mp3]Together they developed a musical concept based on the combination of improvisation and abstraction.
the impulsive live performance of blixa bargeld and the elaborated beat structures and sound landscapes of alva noto merge to a surprising and unexpected result. working on their own experimental material that gains its strength from the spontaneity of the live-performance of bargeld’s voice as well as rethinking traditional songs in their own special manner, they deliver an outstanding and inspiring musical blend for their audience.[audio:anbb – one.mp3]The collaboration first staged in september 2007 when they united for a special appearance in san francisco to perform at recombinant media labs studios. since then they have recorded several tracks, five of which will be released on a preliminary ep on raster-noton (r-n 120) in spring 2010.
A full length album with 10 tracks (r-n 121) will be released some weeks later. The release will be followed by a live tour at various festivals and concert halls in europe in june/september 2010.
Alva Noto & Blixa Bargeld LIVE
Friday 17 Septmber 2010 / 22:00 CET
Berghain / Am Wriezener Bahnhof / 10243 / Berlin / S-Bahn Ostbahnhof