Live UpdatePosted: Sat, 04/20/2013 - 09:48
The live section has been updated with new dates for Blixa Bargeld and Teho Teardo in Italy
The live section has been updated with new dates for Blixa Bargeld and Teho Teardo in Italy
The new album "Still Smiling" by Teho Teardo & Blixa Bargeld
will be released on the following dates
Italy on April 22 2013
Germany, Austria, Switzerland - June 28 2013
UK on July 1 2013
(Video: Chiara Battistini, 2013)
The Goethe-Institut China will be distributing 100 free tickets each night of Blixa Bargeld's performance in Peking on March 15th and 16th.
Alexander Hacke has a Music installation "Lockstep" at the "Unmenschliche Musik" ("Inhuman Music Exhibition ") im Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW), Berlin.
Between 21 & 24th Febuary 2013.
Crime and the City Solution will be releasing a single, Goddess, on Feb 4 with the album, American Twilight to follow in March.
The live section has been updated with new dates for Blixa Bargeld in Berlin, Alexander Hacke with Crime and The City Solution in Australia and Jochen Arbeit in Berlin.
Last Foundation presents a collaboration including three artists like Jochen Arbeit guitarist of Einstürzende Neubauten, Dirk Dresselhaus (as Schneider ™) who is part of a project with Ilpo Väisänen called Angel and accompanied drummer Claas Grosszeit.
This is a live recording of an instantly composed freeform concert, at HBC, Berlin in January 2012 as part of the Krautrock concert series Future Days.
The Glasshouse is an experimental, silent movie, In which Danielle de Picciotto recounts her last bizarre night in NYC in 1986 which turned into a nightmarish dinner filled with terror, strengthening her resolution to leave the crime and drug riddled city of the eighties and also serving as a metaphor for the growing fear and paranoia in our society.
Danielle de Picciotto & Alexander Hacke have initiated Audio / Visual Productions since 2001. In 2011 Alexander composed a Soundtrack for the silent Glasshouse version and in 2012 they toured with the project, inviting guest musicians to participate:
The Nihilist Spasm Band in London, Ontario. Paul Browse in Berlin, Germany. David Eugene Edwards in Denver, Colorado. Steve Forker in Denver, Colorado. Algis Antanas Kizys in Brooklyn, NY
This DVD Contains the Movie as shown during the performances with a choice of five different audio recordings from Berlin, Denver, London, Kärnten, Austria and NYC.
Extras: The initial short film which inspired the project and live footage from the shows.
If you are interested in purchasing this very limited edition
The ‘Desertshore’ project is a 're-imagined' cover version of Nico’s seminal 1970 album first conceived by the late Peter 'Sleazy' Christopherson in Berlin 2006. In 2010 at his home in Bangkok, he refocussed his approach readying to record guest vocalists while Chris and Cosey prepared material in their UK studio for his return there in December. Sadly, Sleazy unexpectedly died in his sleep on the 25th November in Bangkok.
Chris and Cosey made a commitment to Sleazy to complete the ‘Desertshore’ project picking up from where they left off just prior to his untimely passing. With enthusiastic support and contributions from so many who were close to Sleazy, especially the guest artistes whose work he admired; Antony, Marc Almond, Blixa Bargeld, Sasha Grey and Gaspar Noé, the project will be released 26th November 2012
The live section has been updated with details of
17 & 18 November 2012 in Volksbühne, Berlin.
Director: Michael Farin.
Featuring Blixa Bargeld, Jens Harzer, Ulrich Matthes und Bernhard Schütz.
Music: Automat: arbeit – färber - wilsdorf - zeitblom
The album features Simon Bonney, Alexander Hacke, Mick Harvey, Rowland S.Howard, Thomas Stern, Chrislo Haas and Bronwyn Adams.
"An Introduction To... " is currently available for preorder in all amazon stores, itunes and from mute.
Release Date: September 24 2012
Format: CD Album
Product code: CDMUTEL21
Alexander Hacke has "created an intoxicating mix of guitars and other stringed instruments in the final mix".
David Eugene and Alexander Hacke became friends recently when both were recruited as guitarists in the reunion of australian indie legends Crime & The City Solution.
Release Date: September 07 2012
Catalog-No: GRCD 765
Alexander's remix of San Francisco based Tussle's "Yume No Mori" from their new album "Tempest" (Release Date: September 25 2012)
Crime & the City Solution have announced details of their first tour in over 20 years, the tour will follow the release of "An Introduction To... Crime & the City Solution / A History Of Crime – Berlin 1987 – 1991" out on 24 September 2012 on MUTE.
The live section has been updated with new dates for Blixa Bargeld and the announcement of Crime and The City Solution's 2012 Tour
Alexander Hacke has just finished doing the postproduction and mixing of “The Laughing Stalk”, the upcoming album by WOVENHAND of David Eugene Edwards and is currently recording music with Duane Denison (The Jesus Lizard, Tomahawk) for a neo-chamber-music album in Nashville, Tennessee.
Crime are finishing the recordings for their new album and will now start preparing their live show for the fall of 2012 and 2013. This show will be a unique experience and a complete rendering of the band’s creative vision.
To bring you this show in its full sensory splendor, they need to raise funds so that this new and possibly one-time-only way of experiencing Crime and the City Solution is possible. They have put together a pledge project offering an impressive array of gift and unique Crime memorabilia, artworks and more. As an extra special offer the first 50 pledgers will be named in the credits of the 35mm surrealist film titled ‘Sadness’ (directed by Simon Bonney and featuring music by the Detroit Crime) which they are offering as a download.
The new feature length documentation from director Fatih Akin with an original score by Alexander Hacke "Müll im Garten Eden" has been invited to the 65th Festival de Cannes and will be shown as a special screening.
Rudolf Moser has scored this weeks "Tatort" which will be screened on ARD Sunday 01 April 2012 ...some of the score will be familar to those of you who bought his "piano arpeggio"
From March 23 – May 19, 2012, the Galerie Hunchentoot will be showing “Einschüsse”* – serial works by Blixa Bargeld.
Black spots and lines are spread out on white image surfaces and vice versa. Harsh contrasts focus on abrasions to the surfaces of façades, on patterns left behind by rapid gunfire. If patterns are brought to mind here, then it is because the bullet holes caused by gunfire draw irregular patterns on the façades that seem like deliberately created images, specifically in their fortuitousness. This is due to a method of viewing trained to see abstraction.
The combination of the subject (the fragment of a façade) and of a work’s title (the name of a street or a square in Berlin-Mitte + the street address) appears to speak for a documentary nature of the series, and this suspicion seems all the more justified since they are based on photographic images. What can be seen was or is there, and is exactly where the title localizes it. That much is correct. The conclusion that it concerns documentary work, however, is false. It is necessary to bridge the gap between the title and the work, which clearly separates the concrete from abstraction in the image. The black of these images is actually black; the white is actually white. There are no gray tones. Accordingly, Blixa Bargeld’s works exhibited in the series “Einschüsse” have just as little to do with anything documentary in the category of black-and-white photography. Instead, their tendency is more comparable to abstract painting, in which it is not so much an anti-realism that can be seen, but as Siegfried Kracauer put it, the realistic revelation of a prevailing abstractness. What Blixa Bargeld translates into images is an aesthetic practice. More generally, it should be perceived as an approach towards the world; in fact, it is just one productive mode of existence that Blixa Bargeld has made in his diverse artistic works. In this respect, the patterns of the “Einschüsse” also continue beyond the provisional limits of the image surfaces.
Maria Zinfert, January 2012
* “Einschüsse” = bullet holes; shots
Galerie Hunchentoot, Choriner Str. 8, 10119 Berlin
The legendary band Alexander Hacke played in from 1986-1992 have reformed and in April they will record a new album for Mute Records in Detroit.
With Alexander, Simon Bonney and Bronwyn Adams of the original line-up will be part of the current incarnation, as well as David Eugene Edwards (Woven Hand, 16 Horsepower), Jim White (The Dirty Three, Cat Power), Troy Gregory (Prong), the keyboarder Matthew Smith and Danielle de Picciotto.
The live section has been updated with new dates for
Blixa Bargeld in Umeå, Sweeden & Mannheim, Germany and
Alexander Hacke's new project "The Glasshouse" on March 01 2012 in Berlin.
The live page has been updated with details of anbb: alva noto & blixa bargeld live in St Petersburg, Moscow, Belgrade, Brussels and Rome...
Alexander Hacke has composed the score for 2 films currently on release
Produced written and directed by Paul Poet.
Music by Alexander Hacke
... Premiere, Volksbühne Theater, Berlin 19th of January 2012
Hitman's Heel will be performing at the after-show party in the "Roter Salon".
DIRECTOR: Victor Ginzburg.
PRODUCER: Victor Ginzburg, Stanislav Yershov, Aleksei Ryazantsev, Jim Steele, Roger Trilling.
MUSIC: Alexander Hacke, Kaveh Cohen and Micheal Nielsen.