Posts tagged fausto maijstral
Posts tagged fausto maijstral
Hi there! Fausto Maijstral will be playing in the visualAID exhibition (you know how was weird to see my lame casiotone aside of the piece of Beck? But yes, it have sense, one of my drummer once told me that me and Beck we look the same and we could be brothers.)
Don´t miss it! It will be the last concert for some months (due to travels, extra works, and so on!)
Here´s the program:
17 May 2013, 7 pm
(Dis)playing paper, hours and constellations
Performances by Miss Machine, Achim Lengerer/ Scriptings, Fausto Maijstral and
Conversations with Susanne Husse (Curator District), Jana Sotzko and Theresa Stroetges (Musicologists, curators of VISUAL AID), Roman Schramm and Paul Sochacki (artists, SKULPI III).
Starting point for the series (Dis)playing paper, hours and constellations are different forms of art publication projects respectively artists’ expanded drawing and writing practices. From January 31 to May 25, 2013, District Kunst und Kulturförderung Berlin presents four exhibition experiments and performative exercises under this title, which are developed by artists, theorists and curators from the edition and magazine formats Scriptings, VOLUME, SKULPI III and the research project on contemporary musical notation, VISUAL AID.
On May 17, the participants of the four different exhibition parts meet to reflect their contributions and to discuss the project (Dis)playing paper, hours and constellations in an open conversation. The conversation will be framed by the music performances of Miss Machine and Fausto Majistral as part of VISUAL AID and a lecture by Achim Lengerer/ Scriptings on his Rehearsing P.W.: documents and footnotes.
[#] My debut album “Nar” from Boring Machines is finally ONLINE and stream-able, buy-able, ship-able. Just follow this link:
[#] In the meantime, my Casio keyboard with some flashy pink tapes that I´ve used to remember what keys have to push, sit in the collective exhibition VISUALAID in District Berlin until May 25th. VISUALAID is curated by Jana Sotzo and Theresa Stroetges and have the aim to investigate new and unusual way to notate music in modern composition. The song present is a Fausto Maijstral one, present in our forthcoming album.
[#] I just get back from one of the most exciting experience in my life: touring California! The whole thing has been wonderful, I´ll post pictures, memories, and audiofiles. I´ve the bliss to play in The Lab in San Francisco, Life Changing Ministry in Oakland, Valentines in Portland…and I share the stage with amazing musician such as Jacky O Motherfucker, Jeffrey Alexander, Concern, Kevin Greenspoon, Freemountain Pulsewave, ASSS and of course Ensemble Economique. And I´ve wonderfully welcomed and hosted by a lot of rad people…couldn´t ask better!
[#] I´ve get already eight reviews of my album, which made me extremely happy, so I´ve put all links here: http://duchampdrone.tumblr.com/reviews
[#] I´ll be interviewed live in Radio Sherwood this Sunday May 5th at 3.15 pm (in my mother tongue) in the radio broadcast Snatura Rock, and you can listen following this link!
[#] And, last but now least, I had the immense joy to be reviewed in Blow Up Magazine, which is my favorite music magazine since a lot of years, and I´m a faithful subscriber from Berlin too! I´m in the April issue, the review has been written by Gino Dal Soler. At the end, he wrote that in the last song one can have the sensation that some light finally enters. Yes, it does! It´s the “deep blue eyes” effect :-)
Listen to Fausto Maijstral, Live @ Knochenbox (October 17, 2012) by Fausto Maijstral.
That was much fun! That´s the recordings of the performance conceived by Aidan Baker I was participating in last Sept, here´s the list of the performers:
Aidan Baker (Nadja) – guitar
Andrea Belfi (Hobocombo, B/S/S) – percussion
Soren Brothers (Man Meets Bear) – ukelele, melodica
Dirk Dresselhaus (SchniederTM) – guitar/flute
Will Gresson (Fausto Maijstral) - guitar
Jasmine Monique Guffond (Jasmina Machina) – laptop
Rene Margaff (Pillowdiver, Twopeopleinaroom) – guitar
Jeremie Mortier – percussion
Felipe Salizar – percussion
Stefania Predetti (OvO, ?Alos) – guitar/voice
Du Champ (solo, Fausto Maijstral) – baritone guitar
[#] I´m going to play with Brabrabra on Jan 31 in ZMF. So the world can listen to our new creations, “Passport” (the new wave song) and “Löwe in Tahiti” (the exotica song). More info soon.
[#] Prepare your money, NAR is coming out SOON!
Wed Oct 17, @ Knockenbox Boxhagener str. F´hain Blitzgigs presents:
SUN WORSHIP (best metal ever existed, DE) + FAUSTO MAIJSTRAL (drone, NZ/IT)
Sun Worship channels almost distant howls from the void since early 2010, thriving in and from the netherworld between nothing and everything. Nihilism as an irrational and desperate urge to exist and create, the celebration of contradictions in general and particular, post fucking black fucking metal, et al. Played with a bunch of different bands the last few months.
Fausto Maijstral is the duo of DuChamp (IT) and Will Gresson (NZ). Together they perform dense, long musique concrete/drone pieces that explore memories and lived experience through heavily processed instruments and field recordings. They performed with Concern (US), Family Battle Snake (GR), Steindor Kristinsson (IS), Preslav Literary School (UK), Iku Sakan (JP), Bemydelay (IT) and Rella the Woodcutter (IT), Drekka and Canid (US), Krapoola (ES), Nadja (CA). They have performed several time in Berlin and recently in Istanbul.
Also broadcasted, from 23 pm here: http://wirelessfm.net/
Hallo hallo! some news!
[#] Many thanks to who came yesterday for that rad Noisekölln event featuring Expo70, Ancient Ocean, and me. Very happy to have opened for them, such cool guys! They are extensively touring Europe, check their schedule and don´t miss them!
[#] From tomorrow, I´ll start to record the first album of my drone band Fausto Maijstral! I´m very excited. We actually have SONGS. Felix from Sun Worship (which, as you know, is one of my favorite band) will record us, which is even more exciting!
[#] And, that is absolutely amazing, both my bandmate Will Gresson and me we are part of the Maze festival. We will perform as part of the THE EXTENDED AMORPHOUS DRONE FOR MULTIPLE HEADS curated by Aidan Baker (from Nadja, which is also one of my favorite bands!). This is going to happen in West Germany, Xberg, on Fri 21 Sept from 21. Check schedule and the whole festival here.
[#] I have concerts in Italy with Eternal Zio (beloved italian drone-folk band) in Milan and Genoa, around 28/29 Sept, I´ll post more precisely later (is Fri for everybody, also for DuChamp).
and, now, more pom-grenades. :-)
I´m performing with my duo Fausto Maijstral Thu 19.07.12 at Raum Berlin, with Ensemble Economique and Sean Nicholas Savage! Don´t miss it!! We will have also the last copies of our cdr available!
Fausto Maijstral live at Occultofest @ West Germany, w/Nadja, Sun Worship and Apex Predator.
Here’s a review from Onga: “Fausto Maijstral, a duo formed by Occultofest co-curator DuChamp and New Zealender Will Gresson. On stage an amazing set up, 2 keyboards, 2 guitar, several effects and microphones.They have been one of the surprises of the festival: an infinite drones, on same themes, but with different instruments, that sling the stage into a kind of bubble. for an half an hour, without give into the noise, without sounds like new age, as unfortunately it happens recently. Very good.
The Armageddon edition.
Let it be a giant asteroid hitting the earth, the ultimate economical crisis, the third world war, the return of the big reptiles due to the Earth overheating, or a bunch of helicopters dropping napalm accompanied by Wagner’s /The Ride of the Valkyries/: Apocalypse is indeed not just a specialty number of religious fanatism and more or less articulated esoteric discourse.
One or more of its possibile declinations – the end of the human species, the end of the Planet Earth, the end of a small or a big part of the universe as we know it – happen to be options considered and studied by people like astronomers, economists, biologists, historians, visual artists and fiction writers, to name a few. Occultofest invited some of these people to come and tell us about these considerations and studies: where they come from, where they are possibly going, how they are connected to the past or present history and to other fields of study.
And put together a soundtrack.
Occultofest 2012 The Armageddon Edition
@ Westgermany, Skalitzerstr. 133, Kreuzberg Berlin
May 25th and 26th from 9pm
25 May/ 9 pm – open end
26 May/ 9 pm – open end