Xerox Exotique #055: Lucas Alvarado – Kybernaughty ft. Tilmann O’Blivion – 07.12.2019

Lucas Alvarado: A unique ambient concert created spontaneously from sounds and field recordings made during different journals. A live performance in a meditative context, inviting to the public to a special sonic experience as an immersive way to discover themselves. Composer/performer Lucas Alvarado proposes an exploration through deep sonorities, ethereal minimalism, isolated frequencies and pervasive soundscapes who himself has composed and/or recorded in Europe and South America.

Long time partners in crime Kybernaughty and Tilmann O’Blivion return to the stage together for an audiovisual extravaganza massaging your eardrums and retinas.

Kybernaughty: abstract electronica styleshifter entering the post-harmonic void.

Tilmann O’Blivion: analog mirrorworld clone of LDX#40.

7.12.2019, doors open at 20:00, starts at 20:30
Admission 7 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.


Xerox Exotique #054: Elefante Branco – 27.11.2019

Elefante Branco (White Elephant) is the solo project of electroacoustic improvisation developed by the sound artist Marcelo Armani that has as its base and concepts the fields of concrete music, minimalist and experimental music. The project is born in 2013 when the artist feels the need to use a series of sounds and noises from the recording of different sound landscapes captured in urban and natural soundscapes. The great part of this material results from actions performed by the artist himself for the production and composition of both pieces and multi-channel sound installations. They are cutouts. Fragments of sounds and noise produced by motor vehicles, trains, subway, voices, birds, insects, storms, rain, electromagnetic processes, construction tools and industrial, domestic and cinematographic machines. In live sound performances, the artist, under the name of Elefante Branco, produces in real time a series of compositions using these fragments that are converted into small samplers and fired by electronic equipment. Other textures generated by analog / digital synthesizers, sequencers and effects are incorporated into the clippings of this sound landscape for the production of layers and textures that explore the variation of frequencies, amplitudes and timbres. The intention is to propose the perception of volumes, surfaces and sonic spatialities that express sensations of densities, lightness, granulations, tensions, rhythms and environments that run through dimensional orders from micro to macro.

27.11.2019, doors open at 20:00, starts at 20:30
Admission 5 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.

Xerox Exotique #053: META MEAT – Suceurs de Chèvre du Centre de la Hesse – 17.10.2019

Both electronic musicians and composers, Somekilos (half of 2kilos &More) and Phil Von (co-leader of Von Magnet) also share a passion for percussions and rhythms.Their common project entitled META MEAT associates the source of flesh (MEAT) with its passage beyond (META).
META MEAT is a very physical live act bound to propel our bodies and souls into another state, a state of release and trance, incarnating a wish to elevate our animality towards a higher conscience of being. The duo fights together a vibrant duel. Their joined skills and energies combine real drumming & beating (Somekilos), real stamping & banging (Phil Von) together battling against twisted virtual synths samples & machines. The electronic sounds being treated as radically as the acoustic percussions played by the two musicians, the musical result turns out sounding utterly “tribal”.

Suceurs de Chèvre du Centre de la Hesse – trabouliste en pays des merveilles vidéo.

17.10.2019, 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.

Xerox Exotique #052: GUIGUISUISUI – EMERGE – 23.07.2019

GUIGUISUISUI 鬼鬼祟祟 is a two piece art-rock performance band. Curated by Chinese artist Nan Guazi and her British husband, Guiguisuisui blends electronic and live sounds to create the backdrop for interactive theatre performances which feature a cast of characters from an imagined future and past. Over the top of this Nan Guazi’s live animations are projected onto the stage; animated steampunk fairytales that add to the ethereal quality of the performance. The show has toured relentlessly since it’s beginnings in 2012, with gigs in China, Taiwan, Thailand, South Korea, Japan, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe (UK, France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Poland). In 2016 they were presented with the ‘Band of the Year’ award at City Weekend – Beijing’s annual awards show – as well as being featured on the cover of 通俗 歌 曲 (‘tong su ge qu’) magazine, China’s longest running rock and roll magazine. The Shining Soundscape concept is the latest manifestation of the bands’ experiences to date: an artistic performance that combines both live digital video painting and improvised ambient music, to create a backdrop over which performance and meditative chanting combine with electronic music, in a meeting of minds and cultures.

Sascha Stadlmeier (b. 1977) has been releasing electroacoustic music with his project EMERGE on international labels such as Drone Records, Tâalem and Frozen Light since 2001. A composer working at the intersections of musique concrète, drone, and noise, he has also been an increasingly active presence in the field of free improvisation since 2016. In addition to live electronics, his improvisation practice involves guitar, bass, and amplified objects. Collaborations with other musicians from a very wide range of styles form an important part of his work, with collaborators including If,Bwana, Doc Wör Mirran and Toy Bizarre. He has been touring Europe extensively, with concerts in France, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Austria, Russia, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Serbia, and Bulgaria. His music has been presented at many international festivals including Avantgarde Festival, lab30, 20 years of MGNM, Zasavje Noisefest, Ecological Sound of Varna Fest and Autistic Campaign Fest. While a prolific composer and performer, Stadlmeier has also created various sound installations and a radiophonic composition for West German Radio’s renowned Studio of Acoustic Art. Since 2010, his label attenuation circuit has established itself as an important hub in the international experimental music scene, with releases by more than 100 artists from numerous countries to date. attenuation circuit also regularly organises concerts of experimental music at Stadlmeier’s home base in Augsburg, Germany.

23.07.2019, doors open at 20:00, starts at 20:30
Admission 7 Euro
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.


Xerox Exotique #051: THISQUIETARMY – Materialeinschüchterung – 23.06.2019

THISQUIETARMY is the music project of Montreal-based artist Eric Quach, a pioneer of the Canadian experimental music scene. Revolving around improvised guitar drone and by combining textural & structural elements of ambient/noise, electronic/shoegaze, post-punk/krautrock, black/doom metal, thisquietarmy creates a wide range of dynamic soundscapes which oscillates between repetitive dreamy minimalism, multi-layered noise textures and electronic industrial beats.
Following up the critically acclaimed industrial black metal album, “Anthems for Catharsis” (Consouling Sounds, 2015), heavy drone opus “Métamorphose” (Grains of Sand, 2017), sci-fi synthwave revivalist “Democracy for Dust” (Midira Records, 2017), thisquietarmy follows with “The Body and The Earth”, a heavy full-band post-drone album on Consouling Sounds (October 2018). 2019 marks the debut output of Some Became Hollow Tubes, a new project with Godspeed You! Black Emperor’s drummer Aidan Girt.
Since 2005, thisquietarmy has put out close to 50 releases on more than 30 different labels such as Consouling Sounds, Denovali Records, Aurora Borealis, Alien8 Recordings, Shelter Press & three:four Records. His vast discography also includes collaborations with Aidan Baker (Nadja), Scott Cortez (loveliescrushing), André Foisy (Locrian), Labirinto, Monarch, Noveller, Syndrome (Amenra), USA Out of Vietnam, Year Of No Light & Yellow6, and has taken co-founded other bands such as Berlin-based space rock collective Hypnodrone Ensemble & Montreal defunct post-shoegazer band Destroyalldreamers. He also collaborates live with Godspeed You! Black Emperor’s 16mm filmmaker Philippe Leonard as an A/V duo (Alchemic Rites) performing at film festivals such as Mono No Aware Cinema Arts festival (New York), Filmmaker Festival (Milan) & Analogica Festival (Bolzano).
With a large body of work and close to 600 live performances in 40 countries, including performances at esteemed festivals such as Drone Activity in Progress for Red Bull Music Academy (Montreal), Nemo Digital Arts Biennale (France), Incubate Festival (Netherlands), Le Guess Who? (Netherlands), Into The Void (Netherlands), Dunk! Festival (Belgium), Bergmal Festival (Switzerland), Amplifest (Portugal), Denovali Festival (Germany), Drone Celebration (Argentina), Moving Noises (Germany), Suoni Per Il Popolo (Canada) & Zemlika (Latvia).

MATERIALEINSCHÜCHTERUNG – Torstn Kauke und Oliver Kaib aus Offenbach am Main erschaffen elektroakustische Klangskulpturen zwischen Geräusch und Tongemisch mittels (teils) selbst gelöteter elektronischer Klangerzeuger. Dabei schrecken sie auch nicht davor zurück, digitale Looper, präparierte Tonbandeinspielungen oder hin und wieder gar eine elektrische Gitarre zu benutzen…

23.06.2019, 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.


Xerox Exotique #050: BLYPKEN – Diego Noguera – 17.07.2019

BLYPKEN is an avant-electronica project started in 2017 by Romanian composer and producer George D. Stanciulescu.. BLYPKEN describes his music as “neurowave”. It is focused on the more futuristic dimensions of the arthouse dance sound, revealing a deconstructed blend of noisy techno, post-industrial, ambient and a wide array of experimental electronic dimensions with an atmospheric edge. The first work, “The Fetishamanic Maze”, was debuted as an audiovisual performance in May 2017, at Live Performers Meeting at RADION Amsterdam. The debut release “0102: Transcend/Transfigure” was launched by Swedish label The Sublunar Society in September 2017, followed by “Hylemorph”, a 16 minutes long opus issued in April 2018 by US label #Feelings. He performed so far various live shows in Netherlands, UK, Austria, Germany, Ireland, France, Poland, Estonia, Switzerland and Spain.

Diego Noguera is a Berlin based composer, music producer, actor and theatre director, born in Santiago, Chile (1982). He studied musical composition and esthetics at Universidad Católica de Chile and theatre at the Fernando González theatre club. He has composed for over 40 pieces in theatre, film and dance, working alongside directors like Marcelo Alonso, Cristián Plana, Manuela Infante, Hector Noguera, José Vidal, Vicente Ruiz, Alejandro Moreno and Elizabeth Rodríguez, amongst others. In August 2015 he premieres his first piece for electronic and orchestra in the Teatro Municipal de Santiago. This work was written for a José Vidal choreography, with whom starts a collaboration that remains until today. In this same year starts “País Violento” an electronic music project with his brother Damián. In 2018 he premieres “Idomenéo”, a theatre/dance play, directed by Manuela Infante. He recently premiered “Emergnece” with José Vidal in Kampnagel, Hamburg. In 2019 he signs with Pirotecnia records for his first solo EP “Soñe que iba a dormer bien” (“I dreamt I was going to sleep well”).

17.07.2019, doors open at 20:00, starts at 20:30
Admission 7 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.


Lineup Change for XE#039

Henning Pertiet unfortunately has to cancel his apperance at Xerox Exotique #039 for personal reasons 🙁 Kai Niggemann will play a solo set, and Siegfried Kärcher will fill the second slot for the night.

Xerox Collabique #009: SAWADA/szmt ft. Jacques’ – 18.06.2019

SAWADA is playing just one snare drum. But he adopted Japanese feeling, African rhythm, and sense of minimal techno for it. He can offer joy of colorful drum sounds from just one snare drum.
szmt is playing electronics with the occasional microphoned object to create complex layers of sounds.
Together they create electro-acoustic live compositions blending the different approaches to a culture bridging experience.

Das Konzert wird in eine Weinprobe bei Jacques’ in Sulzbach (Taunus) eingebettet, bei der schmackhafter Rebensaft verkostet werden.

18.06.2019, 19:30
Eintritt frei, es wird um eine Spende von 5 Euro – oder mehr 😉 – für die Künstler gebeten
Jacques’ Wein-Depot, Platz an der Linde 2, 65843 Sulzbach-Zentrum