Posts tagged occultofest
Posts tagged occultofest
I´m part of Occulto Compilation # 2 along with great artists such as Eternal Zio, Von Tesla, Squadra Omega, Mace and so on…
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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
La gioiosa macchina da guerra, Occultofest and Noisekölln are delight to present:
Concern + Matar Dolores + DuChamp (w/Filipe Dias De) @ The Zone Berlin
live Sun May 13th @ The Zone, Reuterstrasse 95 starting from 8.30 sharp!
Concern is the recording project of Portland-based Gordon Ashworth, who in a previous incarnation (as Oscillating Innards) delivered an altogether more brutal take on experimental music before planting his feet firmly in the world of shimmering, layered drones. His brother, Owen Ashworth, works under the Casiotone for the Painfully Alone banner. Gorden has often worked with his sibling in that project. Under the Concern moniker, Ashworth “proceeds to completely obliterate the vast majority of what passes for contemporary drone with a colossal shimmer that sounds like Tim Hecker reconfiguring classic Raga structures into something almost unspeakably beautiful. Amazing music” (Boomkat). Full-lengths releases on Digitalis and Peasant Magik have acted to establish Concern as a key figure in the field of contemporary drone explorers.
Matar Dolores is a collaborative effort consisting of Francesco Tignola and Giuseppe Esposito, active in Naples, in the south of Italy. Their sound research is based on a massive use of field recordings in a strict compositional perspective and clever breaks of “music”; their gigs usually hit audience for depth and dynamism. First official release, a c20 tape dedicated to philosopher Karl Polanyi, will see the light in early 2012 through the italian label Joy De Vivre.
DuChamp is an Italian scientist, musician and curator based in Berlin, religiousely devoted to drone. In her semi-improvised compositions, she uses accordion, baritone guitar, keyboard and voice. She performed here and there in Berlin, in Italy and Turkey. She´s currently working on her first solo album. In this very unique occasion, she will perform a piece baritone/sitar with Filipe Dias De from Awe Processing Sitar
Filipe Dias De is a founding-member of Altes Finanzamt, musician and writer. After graduating in economics in Lisbon, moved to Asia (i.e. India, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia) where he lived from 2006 till 2008. There he learnt sitar (Indian classical music), various Gamelan instruments (Balinese music) and Gender Wayang (Balinese xylophone used for shadow puppetry). After moving to Berlin (mid 2008), Filipe started exploring sitar in the context of experimental improvised music, developing new melodic constructions and also using objects.
[#] The unpredictability of life, and the constant serendipity that follows me like the echo of my baritone, makes that I end up to start a collaboration with Brian Pyle from Ensemble Economique/Starving Weirdos! Just yesterday Brian recorded a vocal track for “A worship” and now, the song is as it would have meant to be! Plus, he´s going to master my album. Plus, we might start a garage band together! No need to say, I feel incredibly grateful for that, especially cause so far it costed me a eggplants/tomatoes pasta and a short mending on a pair on trousers.
[#] Also, on May 13th, I will perform for the first time live the piece I have with Filipe Dias De! So, don´t miss it…travels, connections and misconnections makes this chance more or less unique.
[#] Last but not least, get yourself prepared for Occultofest 2012! Berlin Kreuzberg, 25 and 26 of May.
Occultofest 2012 is coming, thank God. Save the date and book your flights/trains/car lifts: Occultofest 2012 Armageddon Edition will happen in May 25th and 26th in Berlin Kreuzberg.
More info on concerts program very soon here!
This year we will have a series of talks instead of a workshop, and there is a call for talks, we warmly invite all to submit ideas!
And, as always, a manifesto!
“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 declination…continue reading”
program, manifesto, call for talks online NOW!!!
That´s the title of the blog I run with other people (notably, Alice from Occulto Magazine) to promote events/concerts of my band (Fausto Maijstral), of friends, or just concerts/festivals I like, or organize, or help to organize here in Berlin.
The name of the blog means “the joyful war machine”, is not related to military at all, it´s something ironic, and it´s referred to the nickname the very last leader of the Italian Communist Party, Achille Occhetto, gives to the coalition of left/center left parties during the elections of 94, being he was sure they could win.
When me and Alice we made Occultofest 2011 last year, with our friend Laura, Diego and Alessandro, we saw it as a impossible task, since we were few people, we had no money, we didn´t know nobody in “real” press…so, ironically, we called the blog like that.
Actually the story taught us that in our case, love, enthusiasm and a total D.I.Y. approach were more than enough…
So, are you ready for the 2012 edition? We are!