Category Archives: Music

Jan Herold

Jan Herold was born in Bonn / Germany in 1974. Due to the integrative european vision of his parents he passed his school years in Bruxelles, Bonn , California and Roma, where he obtained his highschool diploma in 1993. The main aim of the extended stays abroad was the learning of languages, such as French, English and Italian.

 

After a short study of languages at the Sapienza University in Rome he started living and working on closed cycle, bio-dynamic farming project in Germany . Hereby his deeply routed contact to earth was established and the interest to undergo intensive studies in this field was born.

In the same years he started playing crossbreed electronica as a DJ in diverse Clubs in Germany. Picking up styles as early jungle and drum and bass, trip hop and big beats.

Jan Herold then started studying agricultural engineering at the Friedrich – Ebert University in Bonn , from where he graduated with a master degree in the year 2000 .

After having experienced and learned that all life runs in cycles, from water to CO2, from mitosis to moonphase, it made it very difficult for him to accept beeing asked to disrespect these natural cycles to satisfy humanities unproportional and unnatrual consumption and growths.

From this divergence of personal knowlege to present reality and expectance of society to use this knowlege in such destructive ways , the decision to work with music, waves and their transmission instead, grew in the coming months, as a long travel began.

Troughout all artistic statemets and istallations you will find his deeply routed contact with earth that was established in the years of studies and all works are strongly inspired by „ludus naturae“, the play of nature.

In 2001 Jan Herold started working on soundinstallations and herefor designed and build his own wavetransmitting speaker units. The „ linearity concept “ in the calcution of shape parameters and design allows a perfectly linear wave transmission to such sub-audible levels as 23 hertz.

In this first artistic period after graduating from University his homebase and studio was located in central italy, in the mountains of the appenin, between Bologna and Florence.

Installations where set up all over Europe in the past decade. From Italy to Germany, from Austria to Bulgaria. Most of times in a site specific context.

Through the years his mostly used artist pseudonym as a Dj is Yaya23.

He has been co- founder of the sound collective „ Cyberrise “under which name many of the sound installations were realised.

As the artistic concept gets wider and the research about frequencies as an event repeating in a certain strip of time opens up to the visual range, the collaboration with visual artists brings upon the founding of an artistic association in 2005, now being based in Berlin.

This assosiation is named and enrolled as A.S.K. e.V. , which stants for : applied synergetic communication ( german: angewandte – synergetische – kommunikation ). The communication between the different human senses.

In 2008 Jan Herold founded a record label, so in addition to the site specific installations, audio information could be captured and preserved through time , without using any digital encoding.

The same year the first 12 ” vinyl on yaya23 records was released .

At the moment he is temporarily living and performing in Tel Aviv , Israel.

Researching about extralinguistic communication and studying hebrew.

Jan Storrer

MUSIC PROJECTS
Atmosphaira – Ambient and Spheric Sounds
Rotchilled – Soul and Electronic Soul
Created Mind – Psychedelic Trance (Goa)
SpaceBase – Drum’n’Bass

MUSIC PRODUCTIONS
SCHALLWERK – an independent label that is open to every kind of authentic and creative music

VIDEO/TV PRODUCTIONS
– documentaries and presentations in the fields of politics, social topics, arts and culture, music video, performances, talk shows
– video on demand
– International open information broadcasting platform – HFqTV (Harmonical Frequency Television)

ANY (Angela Nina Yeowell)

ANY (angela nina yeowell) is a somatically based vocal-noise musician. Along with processed samples, ANY plays broken melodies on misshapen instruments, and sings to the resulting waves of intensity, silence and interruption. Her work can sometimes result in visuals, such as the creation of, and performance with non-musical instruments and sonic costumes.
ANY (anonymous neutral yonder, aspirin never yells, another night yawn) spent many years as a professional dancer in Europe and the USA, before she mutated into creating interdisciplinary performance art pieces, video art, and music. She performed extensively in the U.S. and was a professor of movement and vocal improvisation before relocating to Berlin in 2008, where she now primarily performs and researches the sonic body.

soundcloud.com/angelanina
vimeo.com/angelaninayeowell

Pod

What is an XL Terrestrial ? Can I get abducted here ? Am I already a card-carrying member ? Will there be anything for sale ? Will there be info on how to participate in the escape routes ? Are C-jammers welcome ? And when will the movie be coming out ? All possible answers to come in the Podopolog, all in due time, the monkeys are typing in their cubicles now as you read this.

V

www.vlovescats.com

V is the project of Berlin based Artist and dark-synthwave supernova V.

The multi-instrumentalist held a residency at the Kunsthaus Tacheles 2010-
2011. V’s debut self-titled album was released on cassette via Freudian Slit
in August 2012. V has spent the greater part of the last 3 years touring
extensively with V and other projects (Batalj, Painkillers & the RSK, Friends)
throughout Europe, Australia and America with more European dates planned
for 2013. V plays both solo and accompanied by a revolving band which is currently
the guitar-synth duo Deep Shit. V is also an accomplished photographer, specialising
in fashion and portrature, as well as being the author of 8 tour comics.

2013 has seen V complete at 3.5 week tour of Germany, Czech Republic,
Slovakia, Austria, Switzerland & Sweden with Batalj, as well as the
video for ‘No Return’ being nominated for the annual Berlin Music
Video Awards.

Nizar Ben Nagra

Ob Tabla, Conga oder andere Percussions – es gibt fast nichts, das er nicht auf seine ganz  eigene und besondere Weise beherrscht. Er verfügt über ein grandioses Repertoire
an künstlerischen Fähigkeiten und musikalischen Stilrichtungen. Er beherrscht und spielt
hervorragend virtuos seine zum Teil selbst gebauten Instrumente. Über viele Jahre spielte
er Afro-Funk in einer Band, hatte zahlreiche Gastauftritte in der auf Filmmusik der
berühmten 60-er spezialisierten BeatOrganization und verfeinerte sein musikalisches
Talent immer mehr.

So kreativ Nizar seine Hände in der Musik benutzt, so kreativ ist er auch im
handwerklichen Design. Er entwirft und baut fantasievolle Lampen mit außergewöhnlichen
Designs, die gleichzeitig beeindrucken und verzaubern. Das Spiel von Licht und Schatten
sowie von Farben und Formen prägen den außergewöhnlichen Stil seiner Werke.
Egal ob Musik oder Design, Nizar ist in beiden Genres zu Hause und wird von beiden in
seinem künstlerischen Schaffen inspiriert. In jeden Fall sind sowohl seine Musik als auch
seine Lampen absolute Highlights.

David Guérineau

Hi, I’m David, a french guy living in Berlin for eight years.

I’m an open-source oriented IT freelancer, system/network admin, website developer and I’m good at finding solutions to problems involving bits and bytes ;-}

I also play the bass and I have a recording-cabin that needs a new home. I’d be happy if it could be used by other people as well.

In the perspective of a collaborative community, I could for example help with :
– the online visibility of this community,
– building a computer room / technology room,
– organizing workshops on specific topics
– recording stuff
– and more…

Be Knowledge shared or dead !

Wermonster

http://www.wermonster.com/

Wermonster is an electronic musician and producer living in Berlin. After participating in numerous rock and jazz projects as a guitar and bass player, he started to create his own music in the mid-90s, experimenting with computers, loops, synths and samplers. After living in the north east of France, he moved to Marseille in 2004 and started getting involved in the local hip-hop scene: making beats and working as sound assistant in different recording studios there. Always pushing his work further he has decided to move his lab to Berlin in 2009.

Definitely hip hop inspirated, Wermonster’s music explores new musical dimensions, mixing beats with sliced samples, acoustic elements, electronic melodies and cinematic atmospheres to create an abstract, soulful and psychedelic soundtrack.

After a few EPs on Musica Vermella and Slow Fi Monks imprints , his first album „Ghosts move slowly“ is released in 2012 on Exotic Pylon Records.

He has played liveshows in Europe alongside artists such as Thavius Beck (Mush/Big Dada), Infinite Livez (Big Dada), High Tone (Jarring FX), Puzzle (Tigerbeat6), Comfort Fit (Project Mooncircle), Raffertie (Ninja Tune), Stagga (Rag and Bone) and many more…

DISCOGRAPHY
2012
Ghosts move slowly LP (Exotic Pylon Records)
More Embryonauts EP (Slow Fi Monks)
2011
Embryonaut EP (Slow Fi Monks)
2010
Kreis EP (Musica Vermella)
2009
Mixtures and Farfisas EP (WRMNSTRS digital/CD-R)
2008
Radio Broken Invisible EP (WRMNSTRS digital/CD-R)
FEATURES
Mixed Tape „Vision Diamond“ (mb! by Mercedes Benz)
Recopilatoire 2 (Musica Vermella)
Ice Warriors LP (Ice Warriors)
production of 3 tracks, ft. Kool Keith
REMIXES SELECTION
Stagga – Be the General (Slit Jockey Records)
Dingy Dysu – Poltergeist II (Onibaba Records)
Braintheft – Sunday Evening Comedown (One Drop)
Infinite Livez – R Yeah
Ice Warriors – Space Weapons (IW)
Ice Warriors – Future Fallout (IW)

Marcus Ohmnoise

http://dienstbar.info

Started 1981 noise-punx-homerecording-project Une Le Würg Production.

Tape-label “Orgasmus” following “Schutt Und Asche” and “Travel Agency Tapes” with releases from Big City Orchestra, Phänomenalismus Sound, Research Garden, Sebastian Gandera, Siegmar Fricke, Tam Quam Tabula Rasa, The Haters, Travalla 4, Vandal X from 1986 – 1995.

Tape- and live-collaborations amongst others with Big City Orchestra, Brume, Death Pact International, De Fabriek, Endura, Freundschaft, Henry Harms, Kenji Siratori, Noise Factory, Six And More, PCR, Praying For Oblivion, Siegmar Fricke, Stories In Colour, Techno Virus, The Haters, Uwe Zahn.

Broadcasting of noise-music via fm “Bürgerfunk” and cable “OKB” in Berlin from 1989 – 1990.

Several hundreds of solo-performances since 1991.

Release of the monthly tape-magazine “Die TAT” from 1992 – 1993.

Founded with Michael Wieting aka N:I:C:E the Berlin underground-noise-techno-soundsystem Vampire Empire in 1996.

Curator of DIENSTbar and their “house band” CD Kreisverband Friedrichshain from 1999 – 2012.

Was a member of Selbstzerstörungssystem in 2003 and GoGo Trash in 2008 – 2009 and occasionally playing with Messonde Gertrud since 2004.

Bruno Di Martino

http://www.brunodimartino.com/

CV Bruno di Martino
1966 geboren am 3.August 1966 in Chelles bei Paris
1984 – 91Arbeit als Erzieher für sozial benachteiligte Kinder aus Pariser Vororten in Workshops für Theater, bildende Kunst und Musik
1986 – 91 Schauspielunterricht und kleinere Rollen an der Opéra de Paris (salle garnier, salle favart) und am Theatre du Chatelet
seit 1994 Arbeit als Erzieher für Kunst und Sport an der französischen Europaschule in Berlin
1998 – 00 Körpermalerei nach klassischer orientalischer Tradition mit natürlichem Henna.
Performances in Clubs und bei kulturellen sowie  Musikverabstaltungen wie Jazzfest/Berlin, Loveparade
1996 – 97 Percussionist der Band “Les Salonas“, Berlin
JazzlRock/Latino mit arabischem Einfluß
seit 2000 Percussionist der Band “Mojado”, Berlin
seit 2001 Percussionist der Band “Local Horrible”, Berlin / Hannover