One of our favourite experimental music series continues with möström, Sabine Vogel and Lise-Lotte Norelius.
möström’s Unimagined Biodiversity
Ears will drop jaws while the listeners of “we speak whale” become increasingly fascinated with every chord. The first release of möström doesn’t even bring up the question whether experimental music is inaccessible or hard to get. In fact you will hardly find anything sounding as thrilling and balanced at the same time. Experience propellering synthesizers, haunting melodies, sleepy plonking honky tonk, minimalistic hints of pop, a calming pulse, packed soundscapes, maelstrom of noise, manic and brittle sculptures and – the sea. After listening to 40 minutes of overhelmingly playful music with all its suprising twists you might feel affected by amnesia – just like Dory, the palette surgeonfish who, by the way, speaks whale. This is the result of the vast variety of musical impressions hitting your ear you are not able to put nametags on. The blowfish – also known as Fugu, a Japanese dish, a balancing act between tetrodotoxin poisoning and intoxicating euphoria – is not only represented on the cover: sweet and tiny or huge and deadly dangerous.
The journey starts at the “Werft” (engl.: Dockyard) where you will find the base for what is going to come. From there the band takes you further and further out into the open sea. Susanna Gartmayer, playing the bass clarinet with virtuosity, making adventurous tonal fissures, groovy licks, melodies soft as velvet paws and anything else happen. Tamara Wilhelm squeezes out voluminously sounds out of her self-and-easy-to-build electronic sound devices. From beat to squeaking, walls of guitar to little space animals, hear the impossible. Elise Mory knows how to turn the knobs and hit the keys of her red and golden machines. This means melting down sounds, crystallising tiny melodies and drowning pianodrones. You might have heard them in projects and bands like The Vegetable Orchestra, broken.heart.collector, Gustav, Nitro Mahalia, subshrubs and many more. möström fishes in the pool of Vienna´s off scene without the use of a trawl since 2010. Diving for pearls in the wide sea of – what exactly? Experminental Noise Pop? Independent academic sound art? Instant Composition? Discreetly abstract Soundscapes? WTF? Get ready for a unique variety of musical treasures brought into life with a great sense of humour!
The material for this piece was recorded in February 2015 at Clovelly Beach in Sydney. I improvised with my piccolo flute along with the surge of waves and the environment and then took photos of some details of the rocks, stones and algae. Thousands of years ago these rock formations were built through movement, they are constantly, but slowly changing through the movement of water and wind and they are a recording of this movement, of time and development. In the piece I use the detail photos – recordings of the recordings so to speak – and use them as graphic scores. They are becoming movement again.
The set will consist of two different pieces. Crackles beneath is a new work in progress for synth jewelry and some favorite noisy devices processed in Max/MSP.
Sky (live version): Since 2015, when I moved to the top floor with a fantastic view in a Stockholm suburb, I have taken a lot of photos of the sky. To move after 18 years in a dark tiny flat at bottom floor, was fascinating and overwhelming. The sound material consists of converted image formats from one “sky” photo, further processed in my patches.
möström: we speak whale
Susanna Gartmayer – bass clarinet
Elise Mory – keyboards/piano
Tamara Wilhelm – DIY electronics
Sabine Vogel: Clovelly Beach – flute, electronics, video
Lise-Lotte Norelius: Sky & Crackles Beneath – synth jewelry various electronic devices
biegungen w/ möström + Sabine Vogel + Lise-Lotte Norelius LIVE
13th May 2017| Doors 20:30 CET | Starts 21:00 CET
ausland | Lychener Str. 60 | 10437 Berlin