Charbel Ackermann

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CubeZ performance London 6 December

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Hildegard Kleeb (piano),

Roland Dahinden (trombone, percussion)

Cameron Harris (electronic)

Charbel Ackermann (light/projections)

IKLECTIK  Art-Lab .

Tues 6th Dec 2016

8.pm-Start 8.30pm. £7/£5

‘Old Paradise Yard’ 20 Carlisle Lane, SE1 7LG London (On the corner of Carlisle Lane + Royal Street).

www.horseimprovclub.wordpress.com

www.iklectikartlab.com/

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Screenprint, Charbel Ackermann, A6 format

 

On the occasion of the release of the 15th edition of ARTIC magazine (FAUL), Charbel Ackermann will be showing drawings and two large panels at blam! Produzentengalerie Dortmund!

Exhibition 11 March – 3 April 2016

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The current 15th edition of the magazine tagged “lazy”includes a hand-made edition of a drawing by Charbel Ackermann (graphite rubbing, 37×29.7cm).

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Exhibition opening on Friday, March11, 2016 7 p.m. at blam! Produzentengalerie,LangeStraße92, Dortmund.

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Shots from the opening at blam!

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Gallery window hanging (airbrush on paper, 230x220cm)

Installation of sketches for handmade page in ARTIC magazine:

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CubeZ Performances: December 2015

Hildegard Kleeb Piano

Roland Dahinden Trombone, Percussion

Cameron Harris Computer

Charbel Ackermann Light

Saturday 12 Dezember 20.00 h Mullbau Luzern

Sunday 13.Dezember 17.00 h Burgbachkeller Zug

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Launch of cubeZ

From the origins of Switzerland’s varied landscape, London’s cultural melting pot and Johannesburg’s gritty African cosmopolitanism the trajectories of four artists intersected for the first time in the rocky Swiss Alps. They zoomed in on the powerful geometries of the mountains to inspire improvisations with piano, trombone, percussion, live electronics and light forming a virtual space, cubeZ, that comes into existence wherever they meet on the globe.

Charbel Ackermann, light

Roland Dahinden, trombone/percussion

Cameron Harris, live electronics

Hildegard Kleeb, piano

 


Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart
http://www.littleuse.com/audio/


 


Pushkin House London
18th March – 25th April 2014

Pushkin House, 5A Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1 2TA

www.pushkinhouse.org

Artists: Charbel Ackerman, Tatiana Baskakova, Olga Bojko, Daniel Bragin, Olga
Jürgenson, Maria Kapajeva, Elena Kovylina, Anna Kuznetsova, Flávia Müller Medeiros,
Ivgenia Naiman, Ellen Nolan, Yelena Popova, Veronica Smirnoff.
Curator: Elena Zaytseva


Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart
Something in Space Escapes our Attempts at Surveying

 

February 22 – May 4, 2014
Opening 21. February 2014, 7 pm

 

Schlossplatz 2
D-70173 Stuttgart
Fon: +49 (0)711 – 22 33 70
Fax: +49 (0)711 – 29 36 17

 

Group Show: Charbel Ackermann, Francis Alÿs, Ricardo Basbaum, Samuel Beckett, Lysann Buschbeck, Peggy Buth, Shauba Chang, Olga Chernysheva, Juan Downey, Susan Hiller, Yao Jui-Chung, Eun-Young Jung, Šejla Kameric, Rabih Mroué, Uriel Orlow, Manuela Ribadeneira, Bill Spinhoven, Mona Vatamanu & Florin Tudor, Ester Vonplon and others


 

Recorded sound performance during Tatton Park Biennial transmitted on vintage radio equipment, listen to performance on Tatton Park Biennial link

 


Beaconsfield
5 September 2012, 7 15 – 8 30 p.m.
Talk and Discussion with Prof. Chris French

If the telepathy business holds any interest for you, why not come to the event at Beaconsfield I instigated for this coming Wednesday. Chris French will transmit his thoughts directly into your brains on the night and expects some equally engaging reverse traffic from the minds present at the lovely Beaconsfield.

http://beaconsfield.ltd.uk/projects/2899-2/

Beaconsfield
22 Newport St
Vauxhall
London
SE11 6AY


Frieze Magazine Review Tatton Park Biennial
Frieze Magazine, UK Edition, Sept. 2012, p.181.

 


Space Station65 London
1-30 September 2012
Thu-Sun 12:00-18:00
Opening 31 August 2012

 




1-30 September 2012 Thu-Sun 12:00-18:00
Opening 31 August 2012

Space Station Sixty-Five
www.spacestationsixtyfive.com
info@spacestationsixtyfive.com
Building One
373 Kennington Road
London
SE11 4PS


TATTON PARK BIENNIAL 2012
Flights of Fancy

On 27 May 2012, the Dahinden-Kleeb-Phillips Trio musicians worked with ancient, folk and modern instruments to develop an improvisation reflecting on the work of Biennial artist Charbel Ackermann. Together, they developed a sonic environment that retraced atmospheres and memories, creating a flight of fancy that the original architects and landscape designers of Tatton Park aspired to with their designs.
Roland Dahinden, Hildegard Kleeb and Andrew Phillips played: 1815 Square Piano, Alphorn, Melodica, Crotales, Thai gong, radios, toys, field recordings, sampled sounds and electronic effects.


City of Prague Museum, Prague, Czech Republic, Group Show

 

8 June – 9 September 2012
Opening Thursday, 7 June, 5 p.m.
Main Building
Na Porici 52, 180 00 Praha 8
Phone: +420 224 816 773
Metro B Florenc
Opening hours: Tue to Sun 9 am to 6 pm.


 

V Arts Center, Shanghai, CN, “Solar Plexus”, 1 June – 2 July 2012

 

12 artists in 3 cities
Aaajiao 徐文恺, Anika Schwarzlose, Brian McKenna, Charbel Ackermann, Colm Lally, Ellen Nolan,
Irina Birger, Lu Yang 陆扬, Peter Vink, Wu Juehui 吴珏辉, 许志锋 aka s.h.a.w, Yaron Lapid
Shanghai / London / Amsterdam
Curated by Ronnie Gillam and Jiri Tobisek
Shanghai Partner: Chao Jiaxing
Event Organiser: Natasha Cheung
V Arts Centre (1)
2F, Building 3,
No.50 Moganshan Road
V Arts Centre (2)
1F, Building 6,
No.50 Moganshan Road
12 位艺术家 3 座城市
上海 | 伦敦 | 阿姆斯特丹
策展人: Ronnie Gillam and Jiri Tobisek
上海方统筹:巢佳幸
协调人员:张妙仪
视界艺术中心(1空间)
上海莫干山路50号3号楼2楼
视界艺术中心(2空间)
上海莫干山路50号6号楼1楼
1 June – 2 July 2012
Opening 1 June 2012
18:00-21:00 V Arts Centre
2012年6月1日-7月2日
开幕酒会:2012年6月1日
18:00-21:00 视界艺术中心


 

TATTON PARK BIENNIAL 2012

 

TATTON PARK BIENNIAL 2012
Flights of Fancy

 

12 May – 30 September 2012
Opening 11. May 2012

 

The Mansion House, Gardens and Park
TATTON PARK, Knutsford
Cheshire WA16 6QN, UK

 

Group Show: Charbel Ackermann, Brass Art, David Cotterrell, Tom Dale, Simon Faithfull, Tessa Farmer, Jem Finer, Leslie Forbes, Rebecca Geldard, Olivier Grossetête, Hilary Jack, Juneau Projects, Dinu Li, Pointfive, Aura Satz, Cherry Smyth, Ultimate Holding Company, Sarah Woodfine

Curated by Danielle Arnaud and Jordan Kaplan

 

 

www.tattonparkbiennial.org www.tattonpark.org.uk
Tatton Park Knutsford Cheshire WA16 6QN

http://www.artlyst.com/articles/ufo-spotted-in-tatton-parks-flight-of-fancy



 

EKECHEIRIA

 

Výstava/Exhibition
EKECHEIRIA – svatý MÍR

 

27. 1. – 28. 2. 2012
Opening 26. January 2012
6 pm UFFO Gallery

 

UFFO
Společenské centrum Trutnovska
pro kulturu a volný čas
náměstí Republiky 999
541 01 Trutnov, Czech Republic

 

Group Show: Ivan Komárek Jiří Sozanský David Vávra Paulina Skavova Charbel Ackermann Olga Sozanská
Projekt Ekecheiria – svatý mír připravuje občanské sdružení symposion pro rok 2012, kdy se budou konat olympijské hry v Londýně. Cílem projektu je zdůraznění propojení sportu s kulturou tak, jak tomu bylo zvykem v antickém Řecku – umění těla i ducha – kalokagathia.
Záštitu projektu udělil místopředseda vlády a ministr zahraničních věcí ČR pan Karel schwarzenberg.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8LbxIXnZHc&feature=player_embedded


 

The Last Book

The Last Book at NYPL
“The Last Book” will be on view at the Aguilar Branch of the New York Public
Library from February 2 until May 29, 2011. The address is 174 East
110 Street, NYC. This is the third exhibition of the project, after Buenos
Aires and Zurich. The Last book is curated by Luis Camnitzer


 

The Diagram

private view: 6.30-9pm, 1st October 2010.

Banner Repeater, Platform 1

open 2nd – 31st October

 

the diagram: exhibition, event and performance.

Exhibition: Charbel Ackermann, Patrick Coyle, Claire Nichols

Patrick Coyle will be resident at Banner Repeater for the 16th October, for a re-making of the objecty.

Screening: ACTUAL VIRTUAL – JANUARY 2006, Diagrammatic Actualism. Dr John Mullarkey, University of Dundee.

 

Banner Repeater is an artist run contemporary art space located on Hackney Downs Network Rail, platform 1. It has a reading room and project space with a programme of exhibitions, events, and performance.

The reading room holds a collection of artist’s books and other printed material, for both browsing and purchase. The permanent collection is home to Publish and be Damned’s public library.

Banner Repeater will publish an on-going series of pamphlets and posters, in tandem with the arts programme, as well as events, performance and lectures commissioned from the project space. Kindly supported for the first year by Hackney Council’s Empty Shop Fund, and Arts Council England, the project will run for 3 years.


 

DREIKLANGTAGE 10 December Switzerland

LANDSCAPE Friday 10 December 2010 8 pm, Theater im Burgbachkeller, Zug, Switzerland
John Cage, «Imaginary Landscape No.1» for 2 variable-speed phono turntables, frequency recordings, muted piano and cymbal, 1939 / John Cage, «Imaginary Landscape No.4» for 12 radios, 1951 / John Cage, «Music for Marcel Duchamp» for prepared piano, 1947 / Marcel Duchamp: Film «Anemic Cinéma», 1926
Musiclounge: John Cage, «Imaginary Landscape No.5» version for 2 phonographs, 1952 / Peter Hansen, «Skylines» for vibraphone solo, 2007, UA

Installation by Charbel Ackermann

Pelayo Arrizabalaga and Martin Lorenz, turntables; Hildegard Kleeb, piano; Fanni Rea Müller, vibraphone; friends, acquaintances and pupils from the local music school, 12 Radios, cymbals.

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So That I May Come Back

Charbel Ackermann William Cobbing Oona Grimes Tony Grisoni
James Ireland Tania Kovats Albert Leonard Sarah Woodfine

 

 

2 July – 1 August 2010
Private View: Friday 2 July 6 – 9 pm

 

The title of the exhibition, So That I May Come Back, is taken from words written in 1968 by the juvenile serial killer Mary Bell. Her hand written note stated: ‘I murder so that I may come back’. Peter Suchin writes “Just how exactly one might ‘come back’ through the act of murder remains unresolved, a vampiric fantasy-claim perhaps. This presumption that the scribbled text of Bell’s note refers to a return after death is possibly unfounded; but at any rate, for a ten-year old to generate such an oddly encoded utterance, brazenly depositing it at the scene of yet another crime, suggests a rather complicated commingling of reason, fantasy, desire and of straining for effect. There are many different kinds of return; indeed the using of Bell’s phrase as an exhibition title is itself a textual reappearance of its author. All of the works in this show deal, in one way or another, with forms of return, reiteration or haunting, in some cases with what is an arguably predatory or (negatively) ‘proactive’ component or approach.”

Albert Leonard’s pencil drawings are based on black and white photographs of female Hollywood stars from the 1940s and 1950s. For this exhibition the selection of works is limited to those of Linda Darnell, his favourite actress; obsessive, labour intensive copies of an image of someone one greatly admires is one way of making that image – and perhaps the person herself – entirely one’s own. Charbel Ackermann’s work attends to one representational medium through the form of another, producing a series of storyboards mimicking those of Alfred Hitchcock, and pertaining to another Hollywood heroine, Doris Day. Unlike Leonard’s reverential allusion to his Hollywood Heroine, in Ackermann’s case, it is an actor with whom he has a somewhat fraught relationship. In these drawings, Day is stuck in her cardboard cut-out character of happy sanitised femininity. Sarah Woodfine’s sculptural work also relates to filmic imagery. Darling trust me it’s for the best, an assemblage of MDF, Formica, a reconfigured hammer and a mock-woodgrain drawing, alludes to a particular scene, familiar in popular culture, in the film adaptation of Stephen King’s book Misery. Tania Kovats also addresses King’s Misery: a pencil drawing of King’s book as a physical object. Kovats is interested in questioning the relationship between words and images and which is more articulate or fails the least to give expression. She writes: “I try and ‘copy’ the book, describe every sign of usage, its physical state, as if this penetration of what it looks like might better access what it says”. In William Cobbing’s work living praying mantis are confined with a sculpted abstract form made from fake bones. The rich symbolism of the mantis and the knowledge that the female mantis eats the male promotes the idea of a return. As Peter Suchin writes “Sustaining oneself by eating one’s mate in order to produce future offspring can certainly be thought of as a way of ensuring that a version of oneself ‘comes back’”. James Ireland continues his use of coloured glass filters that sample holiday brochure clichés of skies. Three lengths of transparent glass filter light in such a way as to tint adjacent walls, or anything else physically close by, in this case deliberately juxtaposed with Woodfine’s piece so that the colours fall upon her work, a foil, as it were, of light, countering the darkness of the exhibition. Oona Grimes and Tony Grisoni’s installation includes a portable television set and dresser bearing all the marks of belonging to a child’s bedroom. Ranged across the front of the screen, as guards and protectors, is a number of models which draw upon both children’s toys and Samurai warriors, and screening on the TV set is a series of 16mm filmed shots of urban wastelands and details of decay with subtitles drawn from children’s quotes.

Charbel Ackermann is a London based artist. He has shown his work at The Drawing Center, New York; The Pasadena Museum of California Art/ Fellows of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, with Parabola, London; and Manes Gallery in Prague, The Museum of Art of Luzern, Switzerland, etc. William Cobbing studied Fine Art at De Ateliers in Amsterdam. Solo exhibitions include Gradiva Project at Freud Museum and Camden Arts Centre (2007/8), and Man in the Planet, Via Farini, 2010. Oona Grimes studied at The Slade School of Fine Art and is a visiting lecturer at Ruskin School of Fine Art Oxford University, RCA and University of the Arts London. Selected recent exhibitions include: Tatton Park Biennial, 2010 and Rose-Red Empire, with Iain Sinclair, Danielle Arnaud, 2009. Tony Grisoni worked in many different areas of film making before turning to screenwriting. Recent projects include The Pizza Miracle, 2010, the BAFTA winning The Unloved, 2009 and The Red Riding Trilogy, 2009. James Ireland graduated from Ruskin School of Fine Art, University of Oxford in 1999. Recent exhibitions include: Peace and Agriculture, Haunch of Venison, Berlin; Material Presence, 176, London. Tania Kovats graduated from the Royal College of Art in 1990 and recent exhibitions include: Small Finds, Salisbury Museum 2010, Edge of the World, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, British Council Touring show 2010. Albert Leonard has had drawings reproduced in several film fanzines over the years including various American film fanzines dedicated to individual female stars. Sarah Woodfine graduated from The Royal Academy Schools in 1995. Recent exhibitions include House and Home, Harewood House; Only Make-Believe, Compton Verney; The Real Ideal, Sheffield Millennium Gallery; Drawing Inspiration, Abbot Hall Gallery. She is currently working on a new commission for the Graves Gallery, Sheffield. In 2004 she won the Jerwood Drawing Prize.

For more information and images please contact Danielle Arnaud at
danielle@daniellearnaud.com

Danielle Arnaud
123 Kennington Road
London SE11 6SF UK
t/f +44(0) 207 735 8292
Fri, Sat & Sun 2-6pm (or by appointment)

www.daniellearnaud.com


Stones of Menace

26th June, St. Paul’s Bow Common, Burdett Road, London E3

 

 


The Last Book, collaboration led by Luis Camnitzer, Zentralbibliothek Zurich, March 10 and July 31, 2010.

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Tuesday 27April 2010 20.00 Theater im Burgbachkeller St.-Oswalds-Gasse 3 6300 Zug, Switzerland

Yaman Palak, Guitar; Gerry Hemingway, Drums; Charbel Ackermann, Installation

The action of a lighthouse whether frontally as a signal or as a light cone are mesmerizing. The lighthearted explosion of light on a disco mirror ball make us happy or – more likely – silly. Charbel Ackermann will bring a combination of these two achievements of modernity on stage. His hollow mosaic mirrors will cover the theatre with a rhythmic sequence of light showers and will transmit a steady code to the musicians and the audience.

www.gerryhemingway.com/tours.html


Youkobo Art Space, Group Show, Zempukuji Park, Tokyo, November 1- November 22, 2009


Laid together on the lookout : Charbel Ackermann, Jonathan Harker, Beltrán Obregón

Danielle Arnaud contemporary art

123 Kennington Road London SE11 6SF T/F: +44 (0)20 7735 8292

danielle@daniellearnaud.com

www.daniellearnaud.com

 

15 may – 14 June 2009

 

Laid together on the lookout

In Melville’s Moby Dick, the crew, while eyeing the whales, speculates about passing things. “HERE, NOW, are two great whales laying their heads together; let us join them and lay together our own.” The works of Charbel Ackermann, Jonathan Harker and Beltrán Obregón watch, split, and stitch together. Like watchmen, they monitor virtually eventless spaces. If their videos record anything, it is minor: light changes, shaking trees, passing clouds, at most minor passing vehicles on the ground and in the air. These still spaces are subverted through partial substitution of the observed urban spaces with models and reflexions, discontinuity of viewpoint or by using anachronistic means of recording.

Beltrán Obregón’s The Land of the Giants plays on the veracity of an aerial urban photograph and the deception of scale. Eagle Cliff Spiral, seems to chart an aerial view of the top of a hill. The trail of Sisyphus shows a continued motion in space both on the ground and in the air, interweaving micro and macro views of the landscape. Spatial Sequence shows what seems to be an imperceptibly moving wing of an airplane on the backdrop of a sky transitioning from dusk to nightfall and back again.

Jonathan Harker’s Destablishing Shots consists of a series of 23 shots of various buildings and houses in Panama City. At first glance, the shots do not seem to involve anything more than the careful framing of the houses and buildings, but their impossible symmetry gradually becomes evident. The result is a disturbing portrait of a city that has been tampered with.

Charbel Ackermann’s Towers Record is an animated reconstruction of an urban scene observed for a quarter of an hour during an autumnal late afternoon. He uses a large number of paintings to record the scene through a sort of time-travel CCTV camera using the style of 17th/18th century urban topographic painting.

Beltrán Obregón is a Colombian artist based in London. Recent solo exhibitions include: El Jinete Azul (2007) at Galeria Valenzuela Klenner, Bogota, Colombia, and Spacial Sequence (2007) at Permanent Gallery, Brighton, UK. He has also shown at Bloomberg SPACE, London, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, Tokyo Wonder Site, Tokyo and Moscow Center for the Arts, Moscow. He was selected for New Contemporaries 2005 and participated in the Busan Biennale Contemporary Art Exhibition in 2002. He is represented by Valenzuela Klenner Galeria, Bogota, Colombia.

Jonathan Harker (Ecuador) lives and works in Panama and France. He Exhibited at the 52nd Venice Biennale, Havana Biennial, the Cuenca Biennial in Ecuador, Panama Art Biennial, ICO Collectiones Madrid; Doubtful Strait, at the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MADC), in San Jose, Costa Rica; Producing Reality: Art and Resistance in Latin America, in Lucca, Italy; and All Included: Urban Images of Central America, at the Conde Duque de Madrid Center for the Arts, Madrid; Giorgio Persano Gallery in Turin; and Samson Projects Boston.

Charbel Ackermann is a London based artist. He uses installation, drawing, sculpture and electronic media. He has shown his work at The Drawing Center, New York; The Pasadena Museum of California Art/ Fellows of Contemporary Art Los Angeles; the Walter and McBean Galleries San Francisco; the Museum of Art Lucerne, Switzerland; Irvine Contemporary and the Gallery at the Warehouse, Washington DC; Stanford University Art Gallery; Launch Pad/Parabola, London; and Manes Gallery in Prague.


Skies!

Nottingham Castle

Off Maid Marian Way, Nottingham, NG1 6EL

0115 915 3700 / www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/whatson

Exhibition open from Saturday 9 May – Sunday 12 July 2009

Gallery open daily, 10am – 5pm

 

Responding to our British inclination for weather-watching and star-gazing, Skies brings together historical and contemporary views of the sky – clouds and rainbows, rain and shine, night and day – explored by artists through drawing, painting, photography and film. Representational studies of weather and cloud formations combine with works that hint at the impact of pollution, or tap in to our emotional response to the sky and the forces of nature.

Skies combines work from the past two centuries by artists such as David Cox, Henry Dawson, Harold and Laura Knight, Charles Nevinson, William Nicholson and Alfred Stieglitz, with contemporary art by Charbel Ackermann, Roger Ackling, Fay Claridge, Russell Crotty, Nicky Coutts, Ori Gersht, Elizabeth Magill, Julian Opie and John Riddy.


Participation in the project The Last Book/El Ultimo Libro led by Luis Camnitzer, National Library of Argentina, Buenos Aires, Installation on display until 30 March 2009


Galerie Manes Prague

Address: Masarykovo nabrezi 250 Prague 1

“VÍTEZOVÉ A PORA?ENÍ”

Opening December 3, 6 pm

Exhibition closes 31 December

Opening hours: Tue to Sun 11 am to 7 pm


La Fabrika

Address: Komunardu 30, Prague 7

“BOXING” – exhibition, film and performances

Opening December 6, 8 pm

Exhibition closes 18 January 09

www.lafabrika.cz


Residency at University of California, Santa Cruz – September 2008-December 2008.

Teaching stint at UCSC, fall term 2008 (link to class website)

 

Artist Talk UCSC, 19 November 2008 5 30 pm Baskin Arts Conference Room


Artist Talk at IUAV Venezia, 12 May 2008

www.we-have-iuav.com/index.php?/lectures/charbel-ackerman/


Midnight University UC Santa Cruz, April 18, 2008, Multi-Media Installation

http://emerginggeographies.googlepages.com/midnight


International Exhibitionist Screening at Barbican London, 8/9 March 2008

“Do something different”. The IE slide show will be presented on a big screen in the large central foyer of the Barbican. The works will be viewed by a wide range of audiences from all ages coming to the art centre on that day for concerts with the London Symphony Orchestra, theatre pieces, films, visiting the art galleries or the library. An evening of performances and music will be organised around the screen. A bar/cafe will be also set up for the duration of the evening.

My clip remembering the rare earthquake in London 27 February 2008 00:56


008, 1:1 Projects, Rome, 28th February 2 March 2008

Charbel Ackermann, allsopp & weir, Mary Cork, Shezad Dawood, Jeremy
Deller, Patrizio di Massimo, Michael Eddy, Alice Finbow, David Ferrando Giraut, Ryan Gander, Liam Gillick, Haruhi Hayashi, Chia-En Jao, Maria Karantzi, Davide Minuti, Yaron Lapid, Miltos Manetas, Gorka Mohamed, Alexandra Navratil, Sandrine Nicoletta, Maria Papadimitriou, Theo Prodromidis, Maria Domenica Rapicavoli, Raymond Taudin Chabot, Mark Titchner, Yorgos Tsalamanis.

www.1to1projects.org


Millennium Gallery, Prague, “Wood Stage”, Solo Show 12 June-8 July 2007.

– Svatopluk Karásek sings at opening of exhibition (see video)

 

-Plastic People of the Universe performing at opening party (projection of The New Geometry)



The Launch Pad, Building Centre, London, 18 June – 30 June, 2007, Island Block, solo show, curated by Danielle Arnaud, Parabola.

Links for this event:

parabola

http://www.wallpaper.com/architecture/Charbel_Ackermann_exhibition/1525

Architecture week 2007

 

A music performance by Hildegard Kleeb and Roland Dahinden concluded the Island Block exhibition at the Launch Pad Gallery in the Building Centre, Store Street, London on Saturday 30 June.

Hildegard is an interpreter of contemporary piano music with an international performance and recording career. She has premiered music by Peter Ablinger, Maria de Alvear, Anthony Braxton, John Cage, Roland Dahinden, Hauke Harder, Bernhard Lang, Alvin Lucier, and Christian Wolff. Roland is a composer and virtuoso trombonist. As trombonist he spezialises in the performance of contemporary music and improvisation/jazz. His concert career spans many countries in Europe, America and Asia. Composers such as Peter Ablinger, Maria de Alvear, Anthony Braxton, John Cage, Peter Hansen, Hauke Harder, Bernhard Lang, Joelle Léandre, Alvin Lucier, Chris Newman, Pauline Oliveros, Hans Otte, Lars Sandberg, Wolfgang von Schweinitz, Daniel Wolf and Christian Wolff wrote especially for him.

Hildegard Kleeb and Roland Dahinden have worked together since 1987. They have collaborated with visual artists Guido Baselgia, Andreas Brandt, Stéphane Brunner, Daniel Buren, Rudolf de Crignis, Philippe Deléglise, Inge Dick, Rainer Grodnick, Sol LeWitt, Lisa Schiess, Guido Baselgia, with the architects Morger & Degelo, and with the author Eugen Gomringer.

 

Performance 30 June 2007

Roland Dahinden performed Wind Shadows by Alvin Lucier (1994)
Two pure wave oscillators are tuned a tenth of a cycle apart. As each tone sounds from a separate loudspeaker, a beating pattern is heard to spin across the room once every ten seconds. As it does so, the trombonist plays long tones in near unison with the spinning waves, causing secondary beats to sound. The player is asked to sweep slowly within an extremely narrow range, from three cycles per second above the null point between the spinning waves to three cycles below it. “Wind Shadows” was written expressly for Roland Dahinden who is one of the few players capable of producing the close tunings demanded in the score.

Hildegard Kleeb performed Opera with Objects by Alvin Lucier, written in 1997 a piece in which the performer taps on different objects that they find, exploring the timbre resonance of those objects.

The performance was concluded by a performance by both musicians of John Cage’s Ryoanji named after a meditation garden in Kyoto in a version for solo trombone, recorded trombone voices and percussion. That percussion comprised two vessels which were tapped. The musicians used two overdubbed trombones recorded by Roland Dahinden. The percussion, which continues to two measures after the score’s end, is meant to portray the sand as the trombones are the stones. This “sand” is carefully placed, allowing for a resonance and a soft place for the placement of the “stones.”

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