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James Chance and Les Contortions

James Chance & Les Contortions live in Berlin

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A key figure in No Wave, James Chance has been playing a combination of improvisational jazz-like music and punk in the New York music scene since the late 1970s, in such bands as Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, James Chance and the Contortions, James White and the Blacks, The Flaming Demonics, James Chance & the Sardonic Symphonics, James Chance and Terminal City, and James Chance and Les Contortions. His music can be described as combining the freeform playing of Ornette Coleman with the solid funk rhythm of James Brown, though filtered through a punk rock lens.
Born and raised in Milwaukee and Brookfield, Wisconsin, Chance attended Michigan State University, then the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music in Milwaukee, dropped out and moved to New York City in 1976. He quickly became active in both the free jazz and no wave punk rock scenes.
His first band in New York in 1976 was an instrumental quartet with violin, drums and bass called Flaming Youth. After studying for a short time under David Murray, Chance formed The Contortions, who fused jazz improvisation and funk rhythms. The Contortions reached a wider audience with their contribution to the Brian Eno-compiled No New York collection of No Wave acts.
Known for violent and confronting live shows, razor tight musicians and jagged compositions, as well as a knack for jazz and bubblegum reinterpretation, James Chance has produced increasingly progressive and unnervingly agitated live shows. The Les Contortions have been his European tour group since 2006.

Support: Jimmy Trash and Big Daddy Mugglestone

Australian-Berliner Jimmy Trash (+ The Gunpowder Temple of Heaven, Jimmy Trash Orchestra, Trashfest, Analog Africa) and American-Berliner Big Daddy Mugglestone (+ His Cheap Paper Toys, The Mugglestone Review, Sacred Travelers, The Ass-Droids) have developed a project together out of a shared love of African, Arabic and Vodou rhythms, the use of sacred texts, performance art and creating unsure and chaotic spaces for a live audience.Working out a system to deliver fervent messages from ancient occult texts in a form of music that synchronizes the dirty synths of Suicide with mad live Vodou rhythms of West Africa, South America and the islands of Cabo Verde, and the vocal and performative stylings of Southern Baptist church services, we have dually terrified and pleasured audiences throughout Germany, Switzerland, Poland, Greece, Hungary, Serbia, Bulgaria and Turkey.

Tickets: only at the door. 15€



Sun Worship + Nadja + James Kelly

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Thick drone forests pierced by grating guitar splinters are presented on the occasion of a gathering of international journalists and specialists of the global metal scene. A chance to meet up and enjoy black sonic intensities.

Whether in the frozen forests or in the sprawling urbanity of Neukölln, desolation will be desolation. Berlin outfit Sun Worship channels this bleakness into an icy spear of harsh beauty. The result is a kind of black metal without pretense or theatrics, a sonic landscape both stripped and dense.

With Nadja, Aidan Baker & Leah Buckareff make music that encompasses experimental/drone, ambient, shoegaze, and doom metal. The Canadian duo’s slowly moving musical dreamslugde and dirge-like drums has been released on labels such as Alien8, Important records, Denovali, as well as their own label, Broken Spine Productions.

James Kelly, frontman of Irish black metal band Altar of Plagues and the mind behind electronic music project, WIFE, will provide dark ambiances throughout the night.

sunworship.bandcamp.com
nadja.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/altarofplagues

Supported by Initiative Musik.



5th Pictoplasma Academy Group Show

For the 5th consecutive year, Urban Spree welcomes the alumni of the Pictoplasma Academy for a 1-week group show from May 2nd to May 6th, 2018, on the occasion of the 14th Pictoplasma Festival.

The vernissage will be held on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018, between 16:00 and 19:00.

 

The Academy All Stars Group Show is the highlight show of the 14. Pictoplasma Festival, with works and installations by the alumni of the Pictoplasma Academy 2017.

Challenged by renowned illustrators, artists, animation filmmakers, and sculptors, participants explored and developed their personal, character-driven projects. The Academy All Stars group show presents their diverse talents and features sculptures, paintings, drawings, interactive installations, and a multitude of new character worlds.

This is 1 of 17 exhibitions of Pictoplasma’s Character Walk 2018 (but it’s important): Expose yourself to the best in contemporary Character Art and Design!
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2018 Pictoplasma Character Walk exhibitions and group shows:

01 | Verwalterhaus, Prenzlauer Allee 1:
Ged Sia & Jogo (LT) – Deadly Seduction
Victor Castillo (CHI) – Jungle Boogie
Moki (DE) – Swamp Land
>>> www.facebook.com/events/169197433738177/

02 | Bold Room Berlin, Torstraße 68:
Moomin (FIN) – Moomins on the Riviera
>>> www.facebook.com/events/2038514429756741/

03 | Instituto Cervantes, Rosenstraße 18/19:
Alberto Vázquez (ES) – Antifable
Tartaruga Feliz (BRA) – Over the Cloud
>>> www.facebook.com/events/2074436076134345/

04 | Collegium Hungaricum, Dorotheenstraße 12:
Réka Bucsi (HU) – Retrospective
>>> www.facebook.com/events/177877099529570/

05 | Neurotitan, Rosenthaler Straße 39, 2nd backyard:
James Curran (UK) – Gifathon Live
Kévin Gemin (FR) – Expressions
Jim Stoten (UK) – My Important Drawings
Cachetejack (ES) – Think Twice Before…
>>> www.facebook.com/events/396769167401606/

06 | Freedom, Gormannstraße 12 (basement):
Matt Jones aka Lunartik (UK) – Lunartik Open Studio
>>> www.facebook.com/events/789071161295738/

07 | Whiteconcepts, Auguststraße 35:
Various Artists – Face-Off
(project1324.com/challenge/faceoff)
>>> www.facebook.com/events/2069629653323094/

08 | Kunsthaus Kule, Auguststraße 10:
Benjamin Vedrenne/GLKT (FR) – Playful Randomness
>>>www.facebook.com/events/546720009055433/

09 | Fata Morgana, Torstraße 170:
Various Artists +++ Pictoplasma Garage Sale +++
(pictoplasma.com/archives/exhibition/)
>>> www.facebook.com/events/166702660814214/

10 | 2 Agenten, Schröderstraße 3:
Charlotte Mei (UK) – Make Up
>>> www.facebook.com/events/182681229028090/

11 | Gallery pavlov’s dog, Bergstraße 19:
Otros Yo Collective – Espectro
>>> www.facebook.com/events/2048093805441533/

12 | MFI—Ministerium für Illustration, Chausseestraße 110:
Edel Rodriguez (USA) – Freedumb.
>>> www.facebook.com/events/2034776133511070/

13 | Rainbow Unicorn, Anklamer Straße 50:
Alex Norris (UK) – Oh No: A Webcomic Name Collection
>>> www.facebook.com/events/1787614171259183/

14 | Volume, Brunnenstraße 2:
Smithe (MX) – Automat
>>> www.facebook.com/events/215863535814809/

15 | imago fotokunst, Veteranenstraße 20:
Tiny Hands Collective – Tiny Creatures
>>> www.facebook.com/events/2043280082577181/

16 | KLUB7 cube, Veteranenstraße 14a
(on the corner of Fehrbelliner Straße)
KLUB7 (DE) – All That Jazz
>>> www.facebook.com/events/229983207556694/

17 | Urban Spree, Revaler Straße 99:
The Pictoplasma Academy 2017 Alumni – Academy All Stars
www.facebook.com/events/217563632345523/

More information on all exhibitions and a map with all locations >
conference.pictoplasma.com/exhibitions2018/
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Main Pictoplasma locations:

BABYLON
Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße 30, 10178 Berlin-Mitte
(Animation Screenings, Conference Lectures)

ACUD
Veteranenstraße 21, 10119 Berlin-Mitte
(Character Lab Workshop, Immersive Media Lab, Festival Performance Night)

URBAN SPREE
Revaler Str. 99, 10245 Berlin-Friedrichshain
(Academy Group Show + Post Pictoplasma Party)

More information on the conference and animation screenings >
berlin.pictoplasma.com

 

PICTOPLASMA ACADEMY ALL STARS

May 02-06, 2018

Urban Spree Galerie

Revaler Str. 99

10245 Berlin

Wednesday-Sunday: 12:00-20:00

Saturday: 12:00-22:00. Nocturne for the Club Character Party

Vernissage on Wednesday, May 2nd, 16:00-19:00



Thisquietarmy Birthday XL

THISQUIETARMY BIRTHDAY BASH XL
MARCH 7, 2018 | URBAN SPREE, BERLIN

So hey, March 7 will mark a personal birthday milestone for me! For the occasion, I’m curating a drone/noise celebratory event of some sort, featuring some friends of mine. A proper schedule & structure will be posted in due time but essentially — there will be improv. solo & crossover sets from the Hypnodrone Entourage:

– HYPNODRONE ENSEMBLE
– SKÅR
– FELIX FLORIAN-TÖDTLOFF
– SIMON GOFF
– AIDAN BAKER
– THISQUIETARMY
with guests for an EPIC jam including ERIK K. SKODVIN, DUCHAMP & more! maybe a drum circle!

HAARP HYSTERIA will get the ball rolling, PURPURA will transition somewhere, and HURE will kick everyone out! INSULTOR DJ (STAALPLAAT) will set the mood before, in-between and after.

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Broken Spine Productions & TQA Records is also realeasing a new Hypnodrone Ensemble tape titled “Hunting Season is Open!” featuring our latest live performance at Jägerklause (Nov. 2017) recorded by Martin Mietke.

Many thanks to the Urban Spree crew for making this possible.

+++ LINKS & STUFF

Hypnodrone Ensemble (Berlin)
https://vimeo.com/104395601
https://calostrorecordings.bandcamp.com/album/the-shape-of-space

James Welburn (Lillehammer)
https://soundcloud.com/james-welburn
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClxCfCP7sqA

Felix-Florian Tödtloff (Berlin)
https://felixfloriantodtloff.bandcamp.com/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4XgCQa-jtg

Simon Goff (Berlin)
https://soundcloud.com/simon_goff

Aidan Baker (Berlin)
https://aidanbaker.bandcamp.com/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EC48E24mM4&t=484s

thisquietarmy (Montreal)
https://thisquietarmy.bandcamp.com/
https://youtu.be/xwN_7sj9zoQ?t=22m21s

Erik K Skodvin (Berlin)
https://erikkskodvin.bandcamp.com/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dzbsfkqhr1c

Duchamp (Berlin)
https://duchampdronemusic.bandcamp.com/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cb7ds_EfZmo

Alphatrip (Berlin)

haarp hysteria (Berlin)
https://haarphysteria.bandcamp.com/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IiyJxDd6m8

HURΕ (Berlin)
https://hure.bandcamp.com/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfBBswOfQPQ

PURPURA (Geneva)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkWrQLoB1Vk

Insultor DJ (Staalplaat / Berlin)
https://staalplaat.com/

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