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Beins, Burkhard / Lucio Capece / Martin Kuchen / Paul Vogel: Fracture Mechanics (Mikroton Recordings)

"Fracture Mechanics" is the scientific study of cracks in any material, an apt title from these European experimental innovators--Burkhard Beins, Lucio Capece, Martin Kuchen, and Paul Vogel--pulling back the curtain on process and creating an impressive album crossing acoustic and electronic improv, organized sound, and inexplicable interaction; recommended.
 

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UPC: 5056124611313

Label: Mikroton Recordings
Catalog ID: cd 56
Squidco Product Code: 24000

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2017
Country: Russia
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at Radio Student, in Ljubljana, Slovenia, in October, 2014.


Personnel:

Burkhard Beins-hand oscillator, monotron, eBowed zither, snare drum, objects

Lucio Capece-soprano saxophone, soprano saxophone samples, wireless speakers

Martin Kuchen-tenor saxophone, flute, radios, ipod, speakers

Paul Vogel-air from another planet contained in terrestrial glassware

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track listing:


1. Transubstantiation 2:24

2. Pebble Snatch 24:56

3. Pendentive 14:18

4. Transmogrification 30:11
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"In October of 2014 Fracture Mechanics traveled to Ljubljana to play and record. The recording at Radio Student involved the transubstantiation of base liquids into nectar and thence by an alchemical process into music.

Fracture Mechanics, the scientific study of cracks in any form of material, is a well-chosen metaphor for the examination of music, sounds, shapes and their breaking points. The fact that this has given the word "fracture" a slight semantic degrading is of particular importance. Even more unorthodox expressions - such as "Brotzmann-esque arousal" or "the buzzing valves a la Dorner"- will inevitably wear thin over time, so too the mechanics of sound - that is, the basic ideas about music and its performance must be subject to critical review and alteration.

This quartet is particularly suited for such a task: Lucio Capece, Argentinian-Berliner perception worker (featuring on Echtzeitmusik Berlin and duo album with Chris Abrahams), Burkhard Beins, legendary echtzeitdrummer and Post-Punk fan (featuring on Echtzeitmusik Berlin, Gluck's album, and Future Perfect with Serge Baghdassarians and Boris Baltschun), Martin Kuchen, Lund based saxophonist and baguette baker (featuring on The Bakery, a duo with Keith Rowe), and last but not least, Swiss/Irish clarinetist and domestic glassware operator Paul Vogel (a new artist in our roster).

Do not miss this excellent opportunity to become acquainted with some of Europe's most influential profiles when it comes to the treatment of drum-head friction, precise gurgling, conceptually static noises, analog synth putter, ultra minimalism, radio distortion aesthetics, and disassembled wind instruments."-Mikroton


Artist Biographies:

"Burkhard Beins, born 1964 in Lower Saxony, lives in Berlin since 1995. As a composer/performer working in the fields of experimental music and sound art he is known for his definitive use of percussion in combination with selected sound objects. Furthermore, he works with live-electronics/analog synthesizers and has conceived several sound installations.

Since the late 1980's he is performing at internationally renowned venues and festivals throughout Europe, America, Australia and Asia as diverse as the LMC Festival (London), Int. Ferienkurse (Darmstadt), SKIF (St. Petersburg), Musiktage (Donaueschingen), Musique Action (Nancy), Choppa Festival (Singapore), Cave 12 (Geneva), The Now now (Sydney), ZKM (Karlsruhe), Kaleidophon (Ulrichsberg), Kid Ailack Music Hall (Tokyo), Gaudeamus Festival (Amsterdam), Liquid Architecture (Australia), Meteo (Mulhouse), Taktlos (CH), Berghain (Berlin), Konfrontationen (Nickelsdorf), Serralves (Porto), Wien Modern (Vienna), MoMA (New York), New Music Festival (Hanoi), Irtijal (Beirut), or Maerzmusik (Berlin).

Alongside his solo work he is a member of the ensembles Polwechsel, Activity Center, The Sealed Knot, Perlonex, Sawt Out, Trio Sowari, Tree, Junk Orbit, Fracture Mechanics, and Splitter Orchester and also works with composers/musicans such as Sven-Åke Johansson, Andrea Neumann, Keith Rowe, Axel Dörner, Tarek Atoui, John Tilbury, or Charlemagne Palestine.

Burkhard Beins gives workshops based on his graphic score system Adapt/Oppose, has published several articles on music theory, and is a co-editor of the book "Echtzeitmusik Berlin - Self-Defining a Scene" as well as the curator of a follow-up 3CD compilation featuring the Berlin Echtzeitmusik scene. Meanwhile he has released more than 50 CDs and LPs on labels like Zarek, Erstwhile, 2:13 Music, Hat Hut, Potlatch, Absinth, alt.vinyl, God Records, Mikroton, or Confront."

-Burkhard Beins Website (http://www.burkhardbeins.de/cv.html)
10/11/2017

"Lucio Capece: Argentinian musician based in Europe since 2002, specifically in Berlin since 2004.

Capece followed education as a classical guitarist and jazz saxophonist finishing studies at the Ginastera Conservatory in Morón, Buenos Aires (9 years career), and took self supported private lessons in Bass Clarinet (Martin Moore) , Saxophone and Jazz improvisation (Carlos Lastra, Gustavo Alsberg, Quique Sinesi) in Buenos Aires, Lyon (France, with Louis Sclavis), New York (meetings with Marilyn Crispell, Gerry Hemingway, Tim Berne, Hank Roberts, Jim Black) and Chicago. (Lessons and concerts with Gene Coleman)

In Argentina he was part as a performer and composer of the ensemble Avion Negro and the trio Casual, working in the area of Contemporary jazz.

Since the late 90´s he offered music in the context of Electro Acoustic Improvisation, focused in quietness, attentive listening and granular material.

Since 2011 he dedicates to offer works focused in the Perception experience, that he performs mainly in solo and in the context of occasional collaborations based in the same interest. He composes his own pieces that may include improvisation and different ways of writing.

He uses tools like Flying Speakers hanging from Helium Balloons, Speakers as Pendulums, Analog synthesiser, Sine Waves and Noise Generators, Drum Machines, Ultra- Violet Lights, Sensors as much as the instruments that he has played for 25 years: Bass Clarinet and Soprano Saxophone, adding recently a 100 years old Slide Saxophone.

He has also written compositions for Ensembles working the same aspects in the context of traditional Instrumentations.

He has performed his own sound interventions in spaces like The Cathedral of Bern (Zoom In Festival, 2012) The Mambo Museum in Bologna (Live Arts week 2012),the German Pavilion built by Mies Van der Rohe in Barcelona, the Halle des Expositions built by Alexandre Gustave Eiffel in Evreux, France ( L ´Atelier series) the Bauhaus Archive in Berlin, and the Colón Theatre in Buenos Aires where he offered an interactive installation for children.

Beyond instrumentation and tools, the main intention is to focus in the physical-social-spatial human experience.

Capece has played and released CD´s and LP´s with musicians like

Radu Malfatti, Keith Rowe, Mika Vainio, Vladislav Delay, David Sylvian,Kevin Drumm, Lee Patterson, Christian Kesten, Sergio Merce, Toshimaru Nakamura, Robin Hayward, Taku Sugimoto, Ilpo Vaisanen, Julia Eckhardt, Tisha Mukarji, Annette Krebs, Andrea Neumann, Axel Dörner, Angharad Davies, Rhodri Davies, Burkhard Beins, among others.

He has released Cd´s and LP´s in labels like B-Boim, Editions Mego ( Austria), Another Timbre, Hideous Replica, Entr´acte, Leaf ( UK), PAN (Germany), Potlatch, Drone Sweet Drone (France), Formed ( USA), Mikroton , Intonema (Russia), Organized Music from Thessaloniki ( Greece), No Seso (Argentina), etc

His collaboration record "Trahnie" ( Editions Mego) with Mika Vainio was considered among the best 10 records of the year in the category "Outer Limits" by the magazine The Wire, in 2009.

He has worked with dancers and choreographers David Lakein (Amsterdam), Ayara Hernandez (Berlin) and doing interventions in public spaces in Buenos Aires together with the choreographer Andrea Servera (Ex member of the legendary collective "El Descueve")

As a performer he has worked with Pauline Oliveros, Peter Ablinger, Antoine Beuger, Michael Pisaro, Alex Arteaga, Christian Wolff, Phill Niblock as part of the Ensembles Q-O2 from Belgium, and Konzert Minimal from Berlin, together with the musicians Johnny Chang, Koen Nutters and Hannes Lingens.

He organises since 5 years the one day Festival "Perceptive Turns" in Berlin."

-Lucio Capece Website (http://luciocapece.blogspot.com/2006/11/lucio-capece.html)
10/11/2017

"Born 1966; saxophones. Martin Küchen has been active on the Swedish free improvised/free jazz scene since the mid-1990s. He has composed for larger groups, participated in dance projects, performed with different poets and created the music for experimental films. He now collaborates with improvisors all over Europe and USA/Canada. His current collaborations include:

Angles - a new trio with Ingebrigt Håker- Flaten, doublebass, Kjell Nordeson, drums and Martin Küchen, saxophones. Exploding Customer - a free jazz quartet with Tomas Hallonsten trumpet, Benjamin Quigley double bass and Kjell Nordeson drums, which plays mainly original compositions. Sound of Mucus - a trio with the stringchordist Herman Müntzing and Andreas Axelsson, percussion. Unsolicited Music Ensemble - a trio with Tony Wren, double bass and Raymond Strid, percussion. a duo with guitarist David Stackenås. UNSK: Birgit Ulher, Martin Küchen, lise-Lott Norelius and Raymond Strid. Looper - a trio with Greek cello player Nikos Veliotis and Norwegian percussionist Ingar Zach."

-European Free Improv Site (http://www.efi.group.shef.ac.uk/musician/mkuchen.html)
10/11/2017

Paul Vogel, Born October 9, 1954, in Ireland is a member of Chip Shop Music, and has recorded with David Lacey, Phil Durrant, Lee Patterson, Burkhard Beins, Lucio Capece, Martin Küchen, David Lacey, Mark Wastell, David Lacey, Keith Rowe, Annette Krebs, David Lacey, Keith Rowe.

-Squidco 10/11/2017

Other Releases With These Artists:
Angles 9
Disappeared Behind the Sun [VINYL]
(Clean Feed)
Seen, The
Archive: Volumes I - V (2005 - 2009) [5-CD BOX SET]
(Confront)
Angles 9
Disappeared Behind the Sun [VINYL]
(Clean Feed)
Trespass Trio (Zanussi / Strid / Kuchen)
The Spirit of Pitesti
(Clean Feed)
Berthling, Johan / Martin Kuchen / Steve Noble
Threnody, At The Gates [VINYL]
(Trost Records)
Berthling, Johan / Martin Kuchen / Steve Noble
Threnody, At The Gates
(Trost Records)
Angles 9 (Zethson / Stahl / Broo / Kajfes / Aleklint / Hegdal / Berthling / Werlin / Kuchen)
Disappeared Behind the Sun
(Clean Feed)
Lewis, George & Splitter Ochester
Creative Construction Set
(Mikroton Recordings)
Kuchen, Martin / Mark Tokar / Arkadijus Gotesmanas
Live at Vilnius Jazz Festival [VINYL]
(NoBusiness)
Capece, Lucio
Awareness About
(Another Timbre)
Sealed Knot, The
Trembling Shade
(Confront)
Baghdassarians, Serge / Boris Baltschun / Burkhard Beins
Future Perfect
(Mikroton Recordings)
Rowe, Keith / Martin Kuchen
The Bakery
(Mikroton Recordings)
Kuchen, Martin & Landaeus Trio
The Pity Of It All [VINYL]
(Moserobie Music)
Kuchen, Martin / Johan Berthling / Steve Noble
Night In Europe
(NoBusiness)
All Included
Satan in Plain Clothes [VINYL]
(Clean Feed)
All Included (Kuchen / Johansson / Aleklint / Strom / Ostvang)
Satan in Plain Clothes
(Clean Feed)
Beins, Burkhard / Enrico Malatesta / Michael Vorfeld / Christian Wolfarth / Ingar Zach
Gluck
(Mikroton Recordings)
Butcher, John / Burkhard Beins / Mark Wastell
Membrane
(Confront)
Angles 9
Injuries [VINYL 2 LPs]
(Clean Feed)
Angles 9
Injuries
(Clean Feed)
Kuchen, Martin
...And Everything Inside Came Down As Dust
(Confront)
Sealed Knot, The
All Angels
(Confront)
Angles 9
In Our Midst [VINYL]
(Clean Feed)
Polwechsel
Traces Of Wood
(Hatology)
Looper (Nikos Veliotis / Ingar Zach / Martin Kuchen)
Matter [VINYL]
(Monotype)
Sealed Knot, The (Beins / Davies / Wastell)
Live At Cafe Oto
(Confront)
Trespass Trio + Joe McPhee
Human Encore
(Clean Feed)
Thieke & Toulemonde / Capece & Drouin
Berlin Series #1
(Another Timbre)
Atolon + Chip Shop Music
Public Private
(Another Timbre)
Trespass Trio
Bruder Beda
(Clean Feed)
Capece, Lucio
Zero Plus Zero
(Potlatch)
Abrahams, Chris / Lucio Capece
None Of Them Would Remember It That Way
(Mikroton Recordings)
Capece, Lucio / Birgit Ulher
Choices
(Another Timbre)
Moser, Michael
Resonant Cuts: (2 CDs AND BOOK)
(Edition Rz)
Sealed Knot, The
Live at the Red Hedgehog
(Confront)
Sealed Knot, The
Unwanted Object
(Confront)
Angles
Epileptical West - Live in Coimbra
(Clean Feed)
Kuchen / Rowe / Wright

(Another Timbre)
Kuchen / Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Santos
Vinter
(Creative Sources)
Sealed Knot, The (Beins / Davies / Wastell)
and we disappear
(Another Timbre)
Capece / Patterson
empty matter
(Another Timbre)
Beins / Dorner / Hayward / Krebs
Phosphor 2
(Potlatch)
Polwechsel & John Tilbury
Field
(Hatology)
Trio Sowari (Beins, Denzler, Durrant)
Shortcut
(Potlatch)
Beins, Burkhard
Disco Prova
(Absinth Records)
Polwechsel
Archives of the North
(Hatology)
Trio Sowari: Durrant / Denzler / Beins
Three Dances
(Potlatch)
Rowe, Keith / Beins, Burkhard
Erstwhile Live 001
(erstwhile)
Various Artists
Kraakgeluiden: Document 1
(Unsounds)
Sealed Knot, The (Beins / Davies / Wastell)
Surface/Plane
(Meniscus)
Recommended & Related Releases:
Angles 9
Disappeared Behind the Sun [VINYL]
(Clean Feed)
Trespass Trio (Zanussi / Strid / Kuchen)
The Spirit of Pitesti
(Clean Feed)
Berthling, Johan / Martin Kuchen / Steve Noble
Threnody, At The Gates
(Trost Records)
Angles 9 (Zethson / Stahl / Broo / Kajfes / Aleklint / Hegdal / Berthling / Werlin / Kuchen)
Disappeared Behind the Sun
(Clean Feed)
Kuchen, Martin / Mark Tokar / Arkadijus Gotesmanas
Live at Vilnius Jazz Festival [VINYL]
(NoBusiness)
Capece, Lucio
Awareness About
(Another Timbre)
Kuchen, Martin & Landaeus Trio
The Pity Of It All [VINYL]
(Moserobie Music)
Kuchen, Martin / Johan Berthling / Steve Noble
Night In Europe
(NoBusiness)
All Included
Satan in Plain Clothes [VINYL]
(Clean Feed)
All Included (Kuchen / Johansson / Aleklint / Strom / Ostvang)
Satan in Plain Clothes
(Clean Feed)
Butcher, John / Burkhard Beins / Mark Wastell
Membrane
(Confront)
Angles 9
Injuries [VINYL 2 LPs]
(Clean Feed)
Angles 9
Injuries
(Clean Feed)
Kuchen, Martin
...And Everything Inside Came Down As Dust
(Confront)
Sealed Knot, The
All Angels
(Confront)
Angles 9
In Our Midst [VINYL]
(Clean Feed)
Looper (Nikos Veliotis / Ingar Zach / Martin Kuchen)
Matter [VINYL]
(Monotype)
Sealed Knot, The (Beins / Davies / Wastell)
Live At Cafe Oto
(Confront)
Trespass Trio + Joe McPhee
Human Encore
(Clean Feed)
Thieke & Toulemonde / Capece & Drouin
Berlin Series #1
(Another Timbre)
Trespass Trio
Bruder Beda
(Clean Feed)
Capece, Lucio
Zero Plus Zero
(Potlatch)
Moser, Michael
Resonant Cuts: (2 CDs AND BOOK)
(Edition Rz)
Sealed Knot, The
Live at the Red Hedgehog
(Confront)
Sealed Knot, The
Unwanted Object
(Confront)
Angles
Epileptical West - Live in Coimbra
(Clean Feed)

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