Passive/Aggressive

Festival of Endless Gratitude 2020 – Opening the windows of the mind (live report)

September 22 2020

Manuel Göttsching & Cirklen – photo: Christian Møller Blæhr Festival of Endless Gratitude, Koncertkirken, Copenhagen, September 10-13 – live report by Wieland Rambke For the 13th year now, Festival Of Endless Gratitude opened its doors for an adventurous audience. What today is a festival celebrating experimental music from around the globe has gone through a long history of changes now: Originally a festival with a focus on ...

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Marcela Lucatelli – An Improvised Anthropology of Post-Industrial Life

Kritik September 10 2020

Marcela Lucatelli “Anew” (self-released, 2020) – review by Macon Holt “Anew” is the latest album from the Copenhagen-based, Brazillian composer/vocalist/concept engineer (to borrow Kodwo Eshun’s term) Marcela Lucatelli. The record sees her taking her expertise in extended vocal techniques as a way to perform an improvisational exploration of a computer programming manual while providing herself with piano accompaniment. But the facts of the record seem to be ...

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SØS Gunver Ryberg – “Musikken vibrerer omkring ændringerne”

Feature August 24 2020

Af Alexander Julin Mortensen – foto: Emil Hornstrup Jakobsen SØS Gunver Ryberg har markeret sig i adskillige kunstneriske kontekster over de seneste år. Hun har skrevet musik til bl.a. computerspil, film, forestillinger og performancekunst. Og så har hun udgivet EP’er og et album, der med god grund er nået langt ud over de danske grænser. Sidste år spillede hun bl.a. til et arrangement i Manchester kurateret af ...

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Wieland Rambke – We thought you might like this text

Feature June 20 2020

Essay by Wieland Rambke Look at a lava lamp. You always see the same thing while the shapes within keep changing. In presenting you with a visual stimulus that is in perpetual motion, it is as predictable as it is surprising. Everything that happens inside the lava lamp merely confirms the limited range of what it does. There is something hypnotic and soothing about staring at the ...

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Pythia’s Journals – A monomedia festival for our isolation pods

Blog May 24 2020

Review by Macon Holt Pythia’s Journals is an online art festival conceived, organized and curated by artists Tobias R. Kirstein and Signe Vad, through Vad’s organizations, Office of Emergency and The Syndicate of Creatures. The festival takes its name from the mythical Greek priestess who both channelled and interpreted the utterances of the god Apollo and transduced them into cryptic prophecies stored in a journal. ...

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Giuseppe Pisano – Being An Artist is Horrible

Feature May 8 2020

Essay by Giuseppe Pisano The outburst of Covid-19 is having disastrous consequences for everyone but, personally as one that works within the arts, I wanted to direct attention towards some elements that are pertinent in my field to understand how artistic communication – especially music which is mostly a live art based on performance – has tuned in this emergency and what are the countermeasures artists have ...

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Syv rejser i det musikalske kosmos anno 2020 – Astralt, psykotropisk og 0% tvangsoptimistisk

Blog May 6 2020

Dire Wolves henter forsyninger inden afgangen mod andre galakser Af Nicklas Sørensen Her er et udvalg af de bedste plader, der indtil videre er udkommet i år. Det er ikke et definitivt udvalg, men et udvalg fra min liste. Fælles for lidt over halvdelen af titlerne på min liste er, at jeg har opdaget musikken via WFMU-radioprogrammet The Avant Ghetto. Et radioprogram, der efter eget udsagn ”wanders through heavy ...

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