small forms

Friday May 12th 2023
Doors: 19h30
Music: 20h30
Host: Château Rouge, Schönbrunner Schloßstraße 17, 1120 Wien

★ ANTON PONOMAREV and VIOLETA GARCIA are set to take the experimental music scene by storm with their unique blend of avant-garde, noise, and power electronics. With Ponomarev on saxophones and electronics and Garcia on cello and electronics, the duo creates an otherworldly soundscape that is sure to captivate audiences. Ponomarev is a renowned saxophonist and electronic musician known for his improvisational style and boundary-pushing approach to music. His work has been featured at various festivals and concerts throughout Europe, Asia, and North America. Garcia, on the other hand, is an accomplished cellist and electronic musician with a background in classical music. She has collaborated with numerous artists and musicians from different genres and has performed at various festivals and venues around the world.

Together, Ponomarev and Garcia create a powerful sonic experience that defies categorization. Their music is characterized by a fearless exploration of sound, incorporating elements of free jazz, punk, and noise. Their use of electronics adds a new dimension to their sound, creating an immersive and mesmerizing experience for listeners. If you’re looking for something new and exciting in the world of experimental music, Anton Ponomarev and Violeta Garcia are a duo that you won’t want to miss. With their groundbreaking approach to music and their fearless experimentation, they are sure to push the boundaries of what is possible in the world of avant-garde music. Be sure to catch them live at their next performance and witness the future of experimental music firsthand.

★ PRIMARY NOISE is electroacoustic musical project of electronic producer – ANTON ANISHCHANKA and acoustic musician PAFNUTIY, where Pafnutiy is playing on the alpine horn, trumpet and French horn and Anton is about soundscapes, electronic and live sound processing. The project interacts with a space where the concert is taking place. We install different type of mics (contact, geophones, hydrophones) on the surfaces in the venue (doors, fridges, steel frames) all this sound are processed live and integrated in the sound of the music that is played. This is the way the audience have possibility to perceive the usual space in a different way thru the sounds of it. Of course the space where the concert takes place is very important, sometimes it is wooden floor on the lake or old church where we interact with architecture or nature, but any venue can works good. All concerts go in the way of free improvisation and differs from each other.

 ★ Brii Bauer aka POWER has been busy organizing the Viennese underground scene for years and was a member of the live improvisation projects Bird People, founding member of the live improvisations techno duo S.E.P. & the underground experimental punk band Ausländer. Brii Bauer has been curating many events including a William Burroughs special on both weekends at Donaufestival Krems (director Tomas Zierhofer-Kin). She has worked as a music journalist for a long time and co-worked on the publication round the viennese underground-scene “AUZine”.  She is founding member of the artist and DJ collectives Love Is Strange, Arsyugoslaviae or Pussy Trio. Together with Jeschka Oszilat they are the musician doublet Fatalismus Spunk, which has collaborated for releases among others with Gran Bankrott. Their track “mouse” was published on Vinylograph as a soundpostcard in 2020.
In August  2021 Power and Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt founded Afghanistan Mon Amour, an avant-garde experimental music duo, which is recognized for live performances & recordings where they communicate in sounds that challenge the audience and go deep under their skin. Since the founding the project has released several albums, partizipated on many compilations and radio shows all over the world and had performances in Vienna, Berlin and Graz. AMA has collaborated with the renowned artist Käthe Kruse (Die Tödliche Doris) and with the artists Black Saturn and Godzilla from New York. Last year Afghanistan Mon Amour made The NBTMusic Radio Station top 100 with their first conceptual album.

For some time Power has been working on a CutUp Loops series. Brion Gysin discovered the cutting technique by chance in 1959 and pointed it out to William S. Burroughs, who was to become the most important exponent of CutUp. Power transfers the system from the word to the sound. For this purpose, loops are layered according to the cut-up technique, their speed changed and rearranged. Torn out of their context and edited beyond recognition, they yield themselves again and overhaul to a different whole that follows its own story.                                                                                                                                       Her DJ-Sets are strictly refusing genres, sometimes fast and sometimes slow but always rousing.