Quiet Cue #113
Thursday, May 23rd, 8.15PM
Pierce Warnecke (US/FR/DE) – live electronics, speaker array, installation
Nothing is connected, everything is isolated.
Beginning with all objects exposed in their most reduced state, the piece develops as cable and
device connections are made by the performer. ‘Variations” uses electrical hums and various types
of feedback (room, mixer, computer) to build improvised layers of drone and noise, broken by
field recordings and realtime object manipulations processed via custom software.
Valerie Kuehne (Brooklyn, NY) – cello, voice, objects
Valerie Kuehne is a cross-pollinated work of chaos. Fusing together music, performance art,
narrative, and experimental curation, she has been told that, "if this music thing doesn’t work out,
she’d probably make an awesome cult leader." (Boston Public Space).
After moving to New York to study Philosophy at The New School, Ms. Kuehne has systematically
bifurcated her time between touring the planet, performing in as many unexpected settings as
possible, and building a community for experimental music and performance art in New York.
Her series, The Super Coda, is an experimental cabaret that has united electrifying performers
5 years running.
Ms. Kuehne’s work operates under principles of surprise, and investigates obsession, comedy,
decay, forensic pathology, sex, hypnogogia, viscera, death.
Lars Åkerlund (SWE) – electroacoustic music
Born in 1953, Lars Åkerlund studied composition at New Music and developed electronic music
at Stockholm's EMS (Electronic Music Studio). In the late 80s he formed the proto-Techno trio
Lucky People Centre and has spent much of the past two decades writing music for high profile
choreographic and film projects in Sweden.
"The electronic sounds of Lars Åkerlund crunches irascibly, sparkles and vibrates like under a
high voltage wire. Suggestive, changing and impossible to withdraw from."
L.H. Sveningson / Göteborgsposten
Quiet Cue #114
Thursday, June 6th, 8.15PM
William 'Bilwa' Costa – laptop, electronics, raw materials
Klaus Janek – double bass, laptop, electronics
Luca Marini – percussion, electronics
Nicolas Wiese – live sound manipulation, non-laptop-electronics
P600 is an electro-acoustic quartet who will make its debut on this evening,
after a 3-day rehearsal period at Quiet Cue, Berlin.
P600 experiments with a range of acoustic, electro-acoustic and acousmatic sound.
In addition to the large soundsystem, controlled by Nicolas, each musician has
a personal sound system. This allows for a micro-to-macro and audible-to-inaudible
The P600 is an event-related potential (ERP), or peak in electrical brain activity measured by
electroencephalography (EEG). It is a language-relevant ERP and is thought to be elicited by
hearing or reading grammatical errors and other syntactic anomalies. Therefore, it is a common
topic of study in neurolinguistic experiments investigating sentence processing in the human brain.
The P600 can be elicited in both visual (reading) and auditory (listening) experiments, and is
characterized as a positive-going deflection with an onset around 500 milliseconds after the stimulus
that elicits it; it often reaches its peak around 600 milliseconds after presentation of the stimulus
(hence its name), and lasts several hundred milliseconds. In other words, in the EEG waveform it is
a large peak in the positive direction, which starts around 500 milliseconds after the subject sees or
hears a stimulus. The P600 was first reported by Lee Osterhout and Phillip Holcomb in 1992.
It is also sometimes called the Syntactic Positive Shift (SPS), since it has a positive polarity and
is usually elicited by syntactic phenomena.
Britta Pudelko – movement
Thomas Gerwin – prepared banjo
is a acoustic-kinetic duo from Berlin.
They are also working together with Ingo Reulecke in the trio BIT.
Quiet Cue #115
Saturday, June 15th, 8.15PM
Kayaka is an experimental/ noise/ electronica composer, live performer, born in Tokyo,
based in Europe (London, Berlin). She plays electronic and acoustic (bass clarinet, drums,
bass guitar, gadgets …etc.) and has a unique, self-taught style of recording and composing.
Her music is sometimes called “sonic surrealism”, includes recordings of living sound.
Live sets are mostly improvised and different each time and she also collaborates with many
artists from all around the world. She is a curator of an independent label, Pighole Records
since 2007, where she exposes hers and others’ experimental music containing some daily
things freely holding onto strong individual concepts.
Over the past eight years Simon Whetham has developed a practice of working with sound
recordings as a raw material for composition. These are often environmental sounds he has
captured employing a variety of methods and techniques, in order to obtain discreet or obscured
In removing sound from it's source, sometimes amplifying it significantly, it becomes abstract –
familiar yet otherworldly.
More recently, when presenting work in a performance or installation, for him the space and
the objects within become instruments to be played.
Simon has a large number of works published through many specialist organisations, including
Touch Music, Cronica, Dragon's Eye, Monochrome Vision and Entr'acte; has performed extensively
internationally; collaborated with artists from musicians to performance artists, painters to video
artists, dancers to poets; has run listening and field recording workshops in UK, Colombia, Chile
and Australia; and received a large number of commissions and awards for projects and installations
– notably 'Active Crossover'.
Alexander Markvart (born 1987 in Kemerovo) is an avant-garde musician, member of theater
projects and organizer of events and festivals. He uses in many projects and performances a wide
range of musical instruments: as quite common - piano, guitar, accordion, saxophone, trumpet,
analog synthesizers, electric drums, flute, laptop, etc., and also various objects, wires, appliances,
etc. Stylistically he works in a lot of musical genres from radical free improvisation, noise,
hardcore, to well-structured projects, minimal techno and post-folk.
Founder of such polystylistic musical formations as Studio of Unconscious Music (SUM)
and Siberian Improvisation Company (SIC). Also in different years is a member of another
experimental bands - Inorganic Blossoming, PSVSV, Cherubs, Importunate Twins, Sekta Phoenix.
Works and plays concerts in various projects with different musicians: Edyta Fil (Poland), Ilia
Belorukov, Sergei Letov, Nikolai Rubanov, Alexei Borisov, Léon (Switzerland), Plaistow
(Switzerland), Stefano Ferrian (Italy), Simone Quatrana (Italy), Gleb Uspensky, Boris Afanasyev,
Sergei Lavlinsky, Max Evstropov, Dmitri Smirnov, Stanislav Makovsky, Nikolai Chrust,
ByZero, St.Petersburg Improvisers Orchestra and others.
One of the founders of independent label / art group "Akt-Produkt".
Organizer of festivals and concerts in the Kemerovo. The most significant of which are the festival
of different arts "Theses", Night at the Museum of Fine Arts, theater festival "Oncoming Traffic".
Site editor of vovne.ru.
Bravura In The Face Of Grief plays improvised music, exploring textures and timbres with
a attentive presence and sensitivity to the sound and each other. Since 2009 BITFOG has been
performing at festivals and venues in Scandinavia and the rest of Europe – mainly as a duo but
also in collaborations with other improvisers. The duo recorded their debut album in October
2012, which is to be released in 2013.
Danielle Dahl (Saxophones)
Norwegian saxophone player and composer. Danielle is interested in the extremes of sonic
variations possible on the acoustic saxophone, combining subtle and minimal means of expression
with the aesthetics of noise and free jazz. Collaborations include: Toshi Nakamura, Jim Denley,
Espen Reinertsen, Bernd Klug and Daniel Lercher.
Anders Vestergaard (Drums)
Danish drummer based in Copenhagen mainly involved with improvised music of different kinds.
Exploration of sonority, texture, dynamics and rhythm is central to his approach to improvisation,
as well as his combination of extended percussion techniques and traditional drumming. Anders
has worked with i.a.: Børre Mølstad, Maria Bertel, Niklas Adam, and Henrik Nørstebø.
Lise-Lotte Norelius, born 1961 in Kungsör (Sweden), electroacoustic composer / performer of
live-electronics and percussion. Percussionist since 25 years, with a background in trad. african
music, experimental rock, worldmusic and free improvisation. She played with various groups a.o.
Bitter Funeral Beer Band and Anitas Livs, where she during many years, developed a personal
sound with percussion and sampled sounds.