[NetBehaviour] JOHN BISCHOFF & KENNETH ATCHLEY / GOLDEN FUR Saturday 5th June 2010 20:30

julian percy julian.percy at gmx.de
Thu Jun 3 14:40:21 CEST 2010

Saturday 5th June 2010 20:30

Elsenstr. 52/
2.Hinterhaus Etage 2
12059 Berlin Neukölln 


“Bell Field Praxis.”
Kenneth Atchley and John Bischoff will perform a ‘live’ set of computer/electronic pieces, involving
input sounds from small objects and video.
Two solo performances concluding with a duo.

Bischoff will perform three recent pieces that project sound into a framed space where details are highlighted and recycled as a context for further contemplation.

JOHN BISCHOFF (b. 1949, San Francisco) has been active in the experimental music scene in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 30 years as a composer, performer, and teacher. He is known for his solo constructions in real-time computer synthesis and the pioneering development of computer network music. His performances around the US include NEW MUSIC AMERICA festivals in 1981 (SF) and 1989 (NYC), Lampo (Chicago), and the Beyond Music Festival (LA). He has performed numerous times in Europe at such venues as the Festival d’Automne in Paris, Akademie der KŸnst in Berlin, Fylkingen in Stockholm, and Tesla in Berlin. He was a founding member of the League of Automatic Music Composers (1978) and he co-authored an article on the League’s music that appears in “Foundations of Computer Music” (MIT Press 1985). He is also a founding member of the network band The Hub that released a 3-CD set of their work in 2007 titled ÒBoundary LayerÓ on Tzadik. In 1999 he received an award from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts (NYC) in recognition of his music. Recordings of his work are available on Artifact, 23Five, Tzadik, and Lovely Music. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Music at Mills College in Oakland, California.

K. Atchley

K. Atchley presents laptop interpretations of digitally generated sound waves and legacy field recordings that reflect and maintain the current of absorbed thought and Fempirical romanticist leanings.
KENNETH ATCHLEY (b. 1954, Lebanon, TN) is a San Francisco Bay Area sound, video, and installation artist who fashions and performs works ranging from pure-tone and noise hymns to distortion-studded, electro-acoustic devotionals. Much of his work from 1997 to 2005 included the use of fountains and his current presentations continue to be informed by that work and study.
Atchley’s performances and works have been featured in venues and festivals including Alternating the Medium (SF), San Francisco Electronic Music Festival, The Kitchen (NYC), T.U.B.E (Munich), CEAIT (Redcat, Los Angeles), Echo De Pensees (CCA, SF), Bang On A Can (NYC), CageFest (SF), Rachel Hafferkamp (Cologne).
Atchley’s CD of solo, electro-acoustic-noise works Fountains was released by Auscultare Research. His duet Sealed Cantus with John Bischoff has been released on Bischoff’s 23Five CD Aperture. An interpretive score for 14251 was included in SoundVisions (published by PFAU Neue Musik, Germany, 2005). The libretto of his opera Edision’s Last Project(ION) and lyrics to the choral work Lumiere de Main were published in the book the guests go in to supper (Burning Books, USA). His article, “An Introduction to the Operatic Works of K. Atchley Including an In-Depth Discussion of an Original Opera Titled Don Giovanni,” published in the Leonardo Music Journal. A profile of his work appeared in the June, 2005 issue of The Wire (#256).

Promo information:


Golden Fur is a trio comprising Samuel Dunscombe (clarinet/laptop) Judith Hamann (violoncello) and James Rushford (keyboard/viola).

Golden Fur has quickly made a name for itself as a vibrant new ensemble that fearlessly crosses musical boundaries to create compelling and complex, yet inclusive, performance experiences. The trio recently completed their 2008/2009 debut concert series, commissioning and premiering works by Australian composers Anthony Pateras, Marco Fusinato, Alexander Garsden and Kate Neal. The series also featured world premieres of works by Jaap Blonk and Phill, as well as Australian premieres of works by Klaus Lang, Thomas Meadowcroft, Sam Hayden, Alvin Lucier and Jani Christou.  In 2010, they will give Australian premieres of works by Iancu Dumitrescu,  and Ana-Maria Avram, and world premieres of works by Cat Hope, David Chisholm, Robert Ashley and Natasha Anderson.  

Their improvised performances with strings and MaxMSP live-signal processing, embrace a surprising fluidity of languages, drawn as much from the contemporary classical, as from the experimental, concrète and avant-garde musical realms.  

Golden Fur has collaborated with performers such as Anthony Pateras, Deb Kayser (Elision), Erkki Veltheim (Australian Chamber Orchestra, Elision), Scott Tinkler (Australian Art Orchestra) and Thembi Soddell.  Its members have previously performed for the Melbourne International Arts Festival (2006, 2007, 2008), Chamber Music Australia, Melbourne International Film Festival (a collaboration with David Shea), New Music Network (Sydney), The Melbourne International Biennale of Exploratory Music, and the What Is Music? Festival.  Golden Fur has also performed and recorded works by Helmut Lachenmann, Sofia Gubaidulina, Morton Feldman, Luciano Berio, Giacinto Scelsi, Liza Lim, Olivier Messiaen, Anestis Logothetis, Salvatore Sciarrino, Iannis Xenakis, to name but a few. 



Elsenstr. 52/
2.Hinterhaus Etage 2
12059 Berlin Neukölln


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