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ISEA2010 RUHR Concerts | Mudboy, Fennesz

Thur 26 August 2010, 20:30h
Konzerthaus Dortmund

Mudboy (us): organ (accompanied by: Peter Schuette)
Fennesz (at): guitar, electronics

Church organs that have been especially expanded and modified for electronic music are Mudboy's trademark. The doctor of organomics, as he calls himself, places emphasis on repetition and, with elements of noise, drone and psychedelica, sends his audience into a state of trance. He will perform a newly composed piece which he wrote specifically for the organ of the Konzerthaus Dortmund.

Fennesz, who wanders between the worlds of club culture and New Music, interweaves his typically reverberating guitar sounds with expansive electronic sound layers. A whole range of instruments will be brought into play for his concert: acoustic and electric guitars, synthesizer, electronics, computer and improvised loops. The opulent electronic compositions, which go far beyond sterile computer arrangements, are of dissonant elegance.

In cooperation with CTM (club transmediale) Festival for Adventurous Music and Related Visual Arts Berlin.

About the Artists

Mudboy (us)

Since Raphael Lyon alias Mudboy started as Artist in Residence at Fort Thunder in Providence RI to work in the field of experimental music, his creative urge is just relentless. He released innumerous albums under as multitudinous labels, including the highly acclaimed This is Folk Music (Last Visible Dog, 2005) and Hungry Ghosts (Not Not Fun/Digitalis 2007). In this year Impossible Duets: Collaborations Across the Void (Hundebiss records) came out. With this record he gave the duet its place in electronic music.

Fennesz (at)

As former member of the Austrian experimental rock band Maische, Fennesz is well known for performing at various festivals (Phonotaktik, Hyperstrings, Sonar, Ars Electronica, club transmediale and others). It can be said that he is appraised as a doyen of electronic music. On a regular basis he works with the big names of contemporary electronic music. With artist Gina Czarnecki he collaborated on a video installation. From time to time he also leaves the drone and wall of guitar sounds behind, which are often attributed to him, to convert his dissonant workings e.g. with Ryuichi Sakamoto's piano play into the field of melody.

Fennesz releases on Touch Music. After Venice (2004, Touch Music) his latest record Black Sea (2009, Touch Music) came out. Over time he worked with Keith Rowe, Sparklehorse and David Sylvian and was member of the trio Fenn O'Berg.

Admission: Price Category I/II/III: € 29/18/10,30 (reduced: € 18/10,30/7)
Tickets for the ISEA2010 RUHR Concerts are available at Konzerthaus Dortmund
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Deutschlandradio Kultur will broadcast a recording of the concert on 27 August, at 0:05h.The frequencies of Deutschlandradio Kultur are: in Essen 88,3, in Duisburg 93,7, in Dortmund 89,3.

Mudboy, (c) Moira Ricci.Fennesz, (c) Maria Ziegelboeck.