Xerox Exotique #031: Spherical Disrupted vs. Hidden Technology – Feine Trinkers bei Pinkels Daheim – 22.09.2018

Die Ausbreitung des Informationsüberflusses ins All: nicht erstmalig, aber nach längerer Pause fusionieren hidden technology (ht) und Spherical Distrupted zu einer Einheit. Die ht-typische Dokumentation persönlicher (und jetzt auch fremder) Lebensumwelten wird durch Spherical Distrupted ins Weltall befördert. Field Recordings im schalllosen Raum. Found Sounds vom Mars, SETI Raw Data und der (unhörbare) Lärm einen Sonnenexplosion.

Spherical Disrupted veröffentlichte seit 1995 Tonträger und hat über 70 Konzerte in Deutschland und Europa gespielt, u.a. auf Festivals wie Maschinenfest, Elektroanschlag, Schlagstrom-Festival, Wroclaw Industrial Festival und Summer Darkness. Der Sound von Spherical Disrupted kann als eine Mixtur aus Dark Ambient und IDM bezeichnet werden.

Hidden technology (ht) arbeiten sei der Jahrtausendwende an akustischen Dokumentationen mit dem Hang zum Arrangement. ht lieben Schnittstellen: Aufnahmegeräte aller Art, Kontaktmicrophone, Gitarren und Notebooks als universale Black Box zur Klanggenerierung: Verbindungspunkte zwischen Mensch, Gerät und Ton in wechselnden Konstellationen.

Feine Trinkers bei Pinkels Daheim: They are from Bremen and Lörrach on the German coasts, and have toured everything from The Netherlands to Switzerland, Russia and Great Britain extensively over the last 2 decades.
In the last 2 decades, they released unique vinyl CD and cassettes in multiple editions , usually personalised and with personalised hand-painted artwork.

Every show of Feine Trinkers bei Pinkels is an experience for itself – it’s timeless, it’s a feast for the ears, and it’s such a pleasure to see them doing all the work on stage when you just lean back staring at them, with their aural earbuds tickling your eardrums.

Now, Yesterday or Tomorrow, and why do they have such an attention to detail – that’s the question you will ask yourself.

22.09.2018, doors open at 20:00, starts at 20:30
Admission 8€
INM – Institut für Neue Medien, Schmickstraße 18, 60314 Frankfurt am Main


Xerox Exotique #030: Bodycocktail – The big Black riding Hoods – 30.08.2018

Bodycocktail: “Nobody loves you my way. My heart, my soul, my way.” Across 25 years Zan Hoffman’s Bodycocktail project has nearly 250 releases ~ in excess of 2200 songs. Popular on Spain’s west coast in Galicia this artist from Kentucky has an extensive history in home-taping. 1984-2011 his label ZH27 was a networking powerhouse of creativity responsible for over 1100 releases including collaborations with over 300 artists worldwide. But these eye-watering figures do little to describe the wonder of his concerts. Zan’s live shows display consummate artistic commitment and are full of love and wonder. “Nobody loves you my way, no way!” he croons with the deepest sincerity. There are few artist that win over audiences unfamiliar to their work like Zan does.

The big Black riding Hoods [capitalization their choice] are an illusive triumvirat shrouded in mystery. Who are they? What do they do? Why do they do it? And probably most pressing: WHAT are they?

Rumours abound: A rogue darknet AI made flesh through chthonic incantations? An escalated experiment in transgenetic altercation? Apocryphal angels avenging altered atavistic anachronists?
Come… and try to find out.

30.08.2018, doors open at 20:00, starts at 20:30
Admission 7€
INM – Institut für Neue Medien, Schmickstraße 18, 60314 Frankfurt am Main


Xerox Exotique #029: Spherical Disrupted / Capsular – 21.06.2018

Spherical Disrupted und Capsular sind zwei Projekte von Mirko Hentrich aus Mülheim/Ruhr. Spherical Disrupted ist sein Hauptprojekt und die ersten Veröffentlichung gab es bereits 1995, seit 2004 auf dem eigenen Label Audiophob. Der Sound von Spherical Disrupted kann als eine Mixtur aus Dark Ambient und IDM mit Einflüssen aus Acid und EBM bezeichnet werden. Live gab es Spherical Disrupted bislang in über 70 Konzerten in ganz Deutschland und Europa zu sehen, darunter auch auf großen Festivals wie Maschinenfest, Elektroanschlag, Schlagstrom-Festival, Wroclaw Industrial Festival und Summer Darkness.

Capsular hingegen ist ein 2010 gegründetes Seitenprojekt. Capsular erzeugt mit Hilfe von Geräuschaufnahmen und kaskadierten Effekten mal leise, mal laute, aber immer dunkle und bedrohliche Klanglandschaften ganz ohne Rhythmen oder Synthesizer-Sounds.

Nun werden die beiden Projekte das erste Mal zusammengeführt und es wird ein kombiniertes Live-Set uraufgeführt.

Waggon am Kulturgleis, Mainufer near Isenburger Schloss, 63065 Offenbach

21.06.2018 – Doors open 20:58
Admission: donation


Xerox Exotique #028: Das Synthetische Mischgewebe – Daniel Voigt – 27.05.2018

Das Synthetische Mischgewebe exists since some 30 years now with a variable membership. Formed in Berlin, the group, composed of interdisciplinary artists (visual artists, performers, musicians, writers and Engineers, Researchers) has presented performances, installations and concerts in many European countries as well as in New York, Montreal, Sao Paulo. DSM has also participated to symposiums, given lectures, participated to several publications and had artists residencies : Association, Pollen Monflanquin/Agen; Wharf, Centre d’Art Contemporaine, Herouville St Clair; Denkmalschmiede Höfgen; Akademie der Künste Berlin. Since 1999, the duo formed by Guido Hübner and Samuel Loviton has concentrated its activities on the music and collaborates since several years with Flavien Lavisse for the Live Video as well as Rainer Frey with whom the group worked already from 1985 to 1992. Since 2008 several room filling sound installations had been presented at different festivals, occasionally combined with performance works. These are primarily mechanical and electromagnetic environments in which the audience chooses its path amongst an ever evolving compositions of sound events composed of layered epicycles.

Daniel Voigt (FFM) plays notes from the area of imperfect memory … tapeloops and field soundies with the occasional hiss and crackles. Murky times!

27.05.2018, doors open at 20:00, starts at 20:30
Admission 8€
INM – Institut für Neue Medien, Schmickstraße 18, 60314 Frankfurt am Main


Xerox Exotique #027: Xerox Féline – 12.04.2018

Die Anfänge des Bewegtbildes treffen auf das Jetzt: in der Tradition des Stummfilms werden live Katzenvideos vertont. Handwerk trifft auf Verzückungs-Kitsch, disharmonische Klänge auf harmonische Bilder. Nach einem harten Messetag kann man den Abend mit hohem Kuschelfaktor und breitem Lächeln in Frankfurts schönstem Hochbunker ausklingen lassen.

Die folgenden Katzenliebhaber wirken mit:

  • Worsel Strauss
  • trabouliste – er will doch nur spielen…
  • Roland Etzin – Single frequencies extracted from complex patterns.
  • Minimum Viable Person – Gute Scum Master können mehrere Teams betreuen, sehr gute nur eins.
  • Hans
  • DoomBot 3000 – That’s Armageddon!

Präsentiert zusammen mit unseren geschätzten Partnern, dem Institut für neue Medien (, als Teil von Frankfurts Musikmesse Festival (

12.04.2018, 20:00
Freier Eintritt mit dem Ticket des Musikmesse-Festivals, sonst 5€
INM – Institut für Neue Medien, Schmickstraße 18, 60314 Frankfurt am Main


Xerox Exotique #026: Rovar17 & Syporca Whandal – 17.04.2018

The evening will consist of two separate sets created by Rovar17 and Syporca Whandal:

  • Stigmatic Destruction
  • Rovar17 with body art performance

About Stigmatic Destruction:  Our focus on the linearity of some DIY musical instruments based on mechanical optic-physical laws. We’ve modified the output signal to the ritual vortex during the music.

We are the gods of the lambs! The unseen substance manifests itself in the darkness of the instinct by us. The seeds of Lucifer’s doubt sink into the euphoria of the mud by us.

We dream of getting home while we fall to the bottom of the flatness of moldy walls.
our evening prayer is: only man can give birth to a god for the throne.

The phenomenon of Rovar17 (Insect17 in English) was born 31st of August 2002, what is basically Kálmán Pongrácz’s solo project, but different kinds of collaboration often occur with musicians, visual artists, performers as well as theater, so Rovar17 is a member of several bands as ParaNoiZ, Royal Hungarian Noisemakers or the Százaségő was (2013-2015).

The music is made by audio collage technique, which rejects the traditional sound system, harmony, melody, even rhythm, and creates compositions from inconsistent and untempered sounds, noises. The source is natural or electronic, But the most preferred is the inclusion of human voices.

This act has already seen more than 300 concerts and performances, and has played all across Hungary, in Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Danmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom and the United States of America.

Syporca Whandal a multidisciplinary experimental artist who focuses primarily on visual arts – exhibitions, performances and visual presence, but she deals with writing, poems,fanzines, and sound poetry.
She stretchs the ambivalent limits of death and immortality, purity, and sin. Her creative fanaticism goes beyond the fictitious manifested labyrinth of linear goals as her physical being and creative power find restlessness in the pseudo-existence eternal uneasiness.

The works surrounded that Babel sized tower of shit where, our roar is not heard by the non-existent destroyer… Who can only digest with the ruthless resignations of humanity to himself, which is pushing down on our throat right now… The creative egoism goes beyond the fictitious labyrinth of linear goals.

“Fuck your money! I want your soul! ” Anyone who stay human will be immortal in the rest.

17.04.2018, doors open at 20:00, starts at 20:30
Admission 7€
INM – Institut für Neue Medien, Schmickstraße 18, 60314 Frankfurt am Main


Xerox Exotique #025: SixTurnsNine – Emerge & Re-Drum – LDX#40 – 09.05.2018

SixTurnsNine: Fast tanzbare Trip-Hop Beats, düster hypnotisierende Bass Gitarren und pulsierende Electronica tragen die dunkel-bluesige Stimme von Anja Trodler. Das 90iger Jahre-Gewand bedeckt den Sound der Band jedoch nur teilweise: das Soundspektrum ist breit angelegt. Einflüsse aus Breakbeats, atonalem Industrial, New Wave, den klassischen Woodstock-Bands oder Dub sind zu entdecken.
Die Band besteht seit 2015 und wurde von Philip Akoto, Lutz Bauer und Anja Trodler in Düsseldorf gegründet. Die Bandmitglieder kommen aus sehr unterschiedlichen musikalischen Hintergründen (Death Metal, Industrial/Noise/Ambient, Blues) – da die Songs zu dritt geschrieben werden, ist ein kreatives Spannungsfeld vorprogrammiert.

EMERGE is inspired by the minimalist traditions of experimentalism and non-academic noise music, focusing on generating sound structures intended to make atmospheres emerge that are open to each listener’s own interpretation. The choice of sound sources used is usually very limited. In most cases only rudiments of the original sounds are recognizable due to various treatments. EMERGE also uses and recycles raw material from a variety of artists/ musicians. Style ranges from dark drone to musique concrète.

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.

LDX#40 – 73818 meets the weird sonic side of the C64.

Waggon am Kulturgleis, Mainufer near Isenburger Schloss, 63065 Offenbach

09.05.2018 – Doors open 21:01, starts 21:29
Admission: donation


Xerox Exotique #024: Dalila Kayros – Xover – 13.03.2018

Dalila Kayros (Sardinia, Italy): Musician, Vocal researcher and Composer. One of the main figure in the Italian experimental music scene. ‘Transmutations’ is the new Dalila’s work that brings the audience into a journey from electronic art-pop to noisy and aggressive sounds. She is the lead voice of band SYK and she played in several festivals and venues across Europe.

Xover is an electronic sound and visual performance played by Danilo Casti (Sardinia, Italy) and Travis McCoy Fuller (Boston, USA). Xover sounds structures are deconstructed to disrupt time perception and audio spaces, overlapped by generative visual textures. The project exists as a solo version played by Danilo Casti as well. They played in several festivals and venues across Europe, US, Japan and South East Asia.

13.03.2018, doors open at 20:00, starts at 20:30
Admission 7€
INM – Institut für Neue Medien, Schmickstraße 18, 60314 Frankfurt am Main