Passive/Aggressive

Hector Rottweiler (Jonas Olesen) – Unpredictable folds and aleatoric instability

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Hector Rottweiler “Infrastruktur” (BIN, 2017) – reviewed by Javier Orozco.

Jonas Olesen is the musical mind behind a series of projects (BIN, Batch Totem, IR, OOC) that gradually positioned him as a discreet underground noise pioneer in Denmark, known especially for his work with modified instruments and an archaeological approach to sound art. For the Infrastruktur EP he resuscitated his Hector Rottweiler alias; a nod to the influential thinker Theodor W. Adorno, who published a number of his writings on jazz under the pen name Hektor Rottweiler.

In this four song 12”-vinyl, which released in July as a limited edition of 150 copies, Olesen has taken distance from the conceptual dogmas that guided his previous and arguably more noisier works as Hector Rottweiler (e.g. his BLOK I & II cd-r), where he intended to create “extremely primitive robot-like music”. However, what Infrastruktur retains from the Rottweiler works is a commitment to sonic exploration through the exclusive use of hardware. None of the sounds presented were created or treated with software, the only computer involved was solely used for recording. Læs resten

Click Festival 2013 – kurateret kulturværft på recept

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Af Mikkel Arre og Simon Christensen

Click Festival finder sted i Helsingør og byder på et ret utroligt koncertprogram med eksperimenterende musik, udstillinger og workshops. Man har valgt en løsning, hvor festivalen i samarbejde med toneangivende kuratorer som ArtFreq, Mayhem, Yoyooyoy, posh isolation, Strøm, Escho og Wundergrund har sammensat et vildt program med elektroniske sværvægtere fredag den 10. maj, alsidig eksperimental-dag for københavnere-med-venner den 11. maj (er det en lidt lukket klub?) og Laurie Andersson/Valby Vokalgruppe som særskilt arrangement den 16. maj.

Vi har gravet et par udvalgte ting frem, som vi uddyber herunder, men kig også igennem det samlede line-up her: Jonas Frederiksen, Gaslamp Killer (US), Fictional Boys/Muzz (US), Squarepusher (UK), Diamond Version aka Alva Noto & Beytone (DE), Demdike Stare (UK), William Basinski (US), Anstam (DE), Voices From The Lake (IT), Laurie Anderson (US), Valby Vokalgruppe, Global Guaranty Orchestra, R.Stevie Moore (US), Dean Blunt (UK), Mika Vainio (FIN), Thulebasen, Dror Feiler (SE), Lower, Puce Mary, Lust For Youth, AA, Hector Rottweiler, Johns Lunds, Lights People, Søren Kjærgaard Solo, Age Coin, Ea Borre & Voks, Synd & Skam og Frisk Frugt.

Click Festival finder sted i Kulturværftet, Helsingørs nye kulturhus. Billetterne er i øvrigt også ret billige.
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