Berry Feast Workshop: Exploring the Sounds of the Environment with Roy Culbertson III

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The tree in the Sonnenpark does not know that the contact microphones are sticking on it. What tree? What contact microphones?

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Meet The Artist: Hellvete

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Hellvete is the solo moniker of Glen Steenkiste. Previously active in Silvester Anfang and Sylvester Anfang II and one of the founders of the Funeral Folk label. Hellvete draws influences from early Minimalism and old folk music and with the use of harmonium, bowed banjo, electric tampura and analog synth he creates probing intense sounds that try to undo notions of time and place. Steenkiste’s music is like taking an endless shower of sunbeams, warm, comforting and mind-altering. Music that makes time stand still and focuses on shifting details and textures, but massive in sound and presence.

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Meet The Artist: Jung An Tagen


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Jung An Tagen is the primary music act operating within the VIV.
Using substractive synthesis and sampling techniques, Jung An Tagen builds aleatoric arrays, repetitive figures & polyrhythmic moirés circulating around distinctive timbres and haptic fragments, resulting in a vision of morphing movements between high energy and zero gravity states.
Because of the synaesthesian nature of the VIV, Jung An Tagen is bound very closely to a specific visual grammar and is intertwined with video art, even though the performative settings are usually reduced to audio only.

In the past Stefan was mainly present with different bands & monikers on labels like Not Not Fun, Blackest Rainbow or his own imprint SF Broadcasts.
He has recorded with musicians such as Tom Greenwood and Didi Bruckmayr, toured Europe and America and shared the stage with artists like Whitehouse and Faust.
He has also worked on covers, posters and other graphic works for different artists e.g. Kevin Drumm, and as experimental video artist with videos screened at festivals and in exhibitions around Europe.
Due to different aliases and other disorientation strategies, it’s not always easy to keep track, yet every part of the puzzle follows a distinct aesthetic idea about subconscious states, body & time interleavings and identity itself.

“All I need is a million monikers to cover myself from the world. …glad he’s back to flush out my woes, making music as Jung An Tagen …ready to become one with your psyche.” – C. Monster, TinyMixTapes

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Meet The Artist: Least Carpet


Least Carpet is a solo project wandering the paths between psych-folk, ambient, and modern minimalism – creating both calm, yet intense surreal soundscapes to float in.

Least Carpet has released albums on labels like Sic Sic Tapes, Dying For Bad Music and Feathered Coyote Records, on which he often uses acoustic instruments like bouzouki or shahi baaji in combination with electronics to create his hypnotic, minimalist music.

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Meet The Artists: Salah Addin & Ré Sukre

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Salah-Addin’s Afro Acoustics is Sudanese Folk Music performed on world platform with acoustic instruments like guitar, flute, kalimba, vocals & percussion (djembe, kongas, talking drum etc.).

The music is very melodious and rhythmic and has touches of spirituality due to Sufi influences. The songs are sung in English and Arabic and the music has its originality because it is derived from Sudanese tradition.

The typical Sudanese percussion determines the steady flow of Salah-Addin’s music; typical is the 6/8 rhythm, which gives the music its unique character of Desert Blues.

As the Music has its roots in a long tradition, Salah collaborates with musicians from the experimental Field, and creates a timeless, but very contemporary sound.

Salah Addin (Voc, Guit)
Ré Sukre (Cello)

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Meet The Artist: Torùn


Torùn is the musical project of Grisdum Wackyinga, Philip de Wesen(heit) and Schoki zur Untasau. Gschissi founded the group in some rather gschissene open-jam-club in Toruń. and things got worse… In his dilettantomobil, ol’ mate Hosni Umbrarak, formerly referred to as Schnoki Humbrack-o-morpha, ran over that tortoise named ‘Captain Quasar Mobilizer’. In consequence, they both agreed on the fact ‘that in fact, des komische thing, mid da musi… it’s funny, it’s funny and it’s disgusting’. Suddenly there’s Füfü. Yes, he lives the life of a mad man. Phüphnü Wesensgegebenheitinger plays drums and doesn’t look back. Lately, they are into Rock’n’Roi and fine dining.

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Meet The Artist: Battle-ax


Battle-Ax is viola through distortion into amp. According to Wikipedia, Led Zeppelin is also a Hard Rock band, but Arnold Schoenberg DID invent techno. Battle-Ax is an inside job.

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