Xerox Exotique #044: B°TONG – Re-Drum – Takkiduda – 06.05.2019

B°TONG is Chris Sigdell, former member of the German experimental industrial group NID (1995 – 2005). He reaches for the nether regions of experimental electronic sound and has established himself as an acknowledged soundscape artist.
His music is a choice of dark, brooding layers of sound, high-pitched tones and weird electronic sounds that give birth to images of darkness and tranquillity, the solitude of an icy polar night or the equivalent of an underwater journey into a bottomless pit. The soundscapes are created by the use of found samples and field- recordings processed on the computer. No traditional instruments are involved. Performing live, Chris Sigdell relies on various electric toys and gadgets whose sound is put through a number of effect pedals.
facebook.com/pg/btongmusic

Re-Drum is a project of Pavel Aleshin, experimental musician from Russia. He uses field recordings and found sounds, his own voice, acoustic instruments and non musical objects to create a living environment, oscilating from warm calmness to ritualistic depths. During past years Re-Drum played numerous amount of gigs all over Europe.
facebook.com/pg/redrumr
re-dr-um.bandcamp.com

The meaning of Takkiduda is the power of the universe’s love, which evolves and leads everything to happiness.
We can just look forward and recognize that every single thing happening to us is happiness. We aim the coexistence with nature, civilization and machinery in a better balance.
Our performance is absolute improvisation such as most primitive style. We make our sounds based on the animal instinct of the natural human beings.
“Quruku” and “Ico” are imaginary performers, who are created by our programming. They record and reproduce sounds freely away from human intention. By joining them our music becomes more accidental and full of uncertainties.
Not only the music, we display digital images also impromptu besides the sounds to make our performance more impressive.
We try to create a work with the viewpoint of “experience of space”. We try to express with our performance the peaceful world filled of love with coexisting nature, civilization and machinery.
takkiduda.com

06.05.2019, doors open at 20:00, starts at 20:30
Admission 8 Euros
INM – Institut für Neue Medien, Schmickstraße 18, 60314 Frankfurt am Main
Entrance is on the right side of the building, then go all the way to the top.
inm.de

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