This month’s Noiseberg line-up is as diverse as always, consisting of musical performances taking place on both floors, back-to-back and starting early:
Päfgens: shoe contemplation /slovakia
Slovakian musicians Jana Kocisova & Filip Drabek write minimal, lo-fi shoegaze songs populated with eerie sounds, field recordings and DIY noise experiments.
Specimens: itchy drone /london
British musician Alex Ives binds together soft textures and abrasive undertones into a disturbing drone piece, generating ambiences quiet and soft and rough and troubling, but also experimental and classical at once.
Slow and Mortal: song detuned /london
A spin-off from Jonathan George Fox’s experimental project Power Therapy featuring singer Adriana Nitranska, Slow And Mortal combines sludgy detuned guitars, gentle vocals and unexpected sonic anomalies with the nerve-wracking energy of industrial rhythms. Result: brutal, broken, and majestic environments that sometimes fall apart and condense into an eerie roar — a mixture of oppressive repetitions and creeping atmospheres.
glitterandash: homemade ambient /usa
The new project of American musician Ani Samperi collides guitar, effects, and found objects in an attempt to generate compelling sonic ambiences.
Symphonia Caelifera: drone chirp /berlin
Abandoning the stage to tiny sound sources, interdisciplinary artist Diana Neranti and musician Body Fool collaborate on a performative installation using natural microtonalities layed out in space in order to create a somewhat unsettling landscape.
Arx Fatalis: noise minimal /leipzig
A minimalistic electro-acoustic duo fiddling with sounds and textures, featuring modular synthesizers, contact-microphones, and some other stuff.
Luke Swenson: words mash /salt lake city
American Poet Luke Swenson recites and vocalises pieces made of eclectic language, mouth sounds and empty syllables, delivered while navigating the space.
Noiseberg is a monthly, non-profit event. You may make a donation to the musicians — It isn’t mandatory but qualifies you as patron of the arts, which is nice.
(Photo credit: Päfgens)