A large improvised work from the quartet of Angelica Castello (amplified subcontrabass, paetzold recorder and electronic devices, Billy Roisz (electronics), Burkhard Stangl (electric guitar) and Dieb13 (turntables & klopfer) performing live at Alte Schmiede Wien, Austria in 2013.
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Label: Mikroton Recordings
Catalog ID: 30
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Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded live at Alte Schmiede Wien, Austria, on Friday, December 13th, 2013 by Dieter Kovacic.
Angelica Castello-amplifed contrabass, paetzold recorder, electronic devices
Burkhard Stangl-electric guitar
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"Angélica Castelló, Billy Roisz, Burkhard Stangl and dieb13 are the four musicians most respected and prominent in the world working in a wide area of contexts from rock and improv to electroacoustic improvisation and other forms of experimental music. They live and work in Vienna being the protagonists of Viennese klingtorgian scene as well as travelling and collaborating with musicians from other parts of the planet. You already know all of them due to our release of "Klingt.org: 10 Jahre Bessere Farben" in 2009 commemorating the scene getting 10 years, where they appeared on many tracks of the compilation.
Angélica Castelló, from Vienna although born in Mexico City, studied classical music in several conservatories in her native town, Montreal, Amsterdam and Vienna where she stayed and became an active force behind many new groups and concerts series like "Neue Musik in St. Ruprecht" which she organizes to this day. She co-founded such ensembles as Low Frequency Orchestra, frufru, cilantro, subshrubs, Chesterfield, Plenum, Zimt and others.
Billy Roisz, from Vienna, is an audiovisual and music artist who has been manipulating her video in various formations since 2000. She is a co-founder and member of NTSC / RISC (with dieb13), AVVA (with Toshimaru Nakamura), Skylla (with Silvia Fässler) an Ona (with Ilpo Väisänen). She works with video feedback and audiovisual interactivity exploring the ways sound and image coasesce to form a sprawling experience.
Burkhard Stangl, from Vienna as well, can easily rest without any introduction being the remarkable guitarist held on high regard by critical community. He explores the full range of guitar, its dynamic, harmonic and melodic as well as noise spectrum. This adaptability allowed him to get to work with a wide range of contexts, from collective projects Polwechsel (until 2004), Efzeg, SSSD and Schnee to collaboration with dieb13, Taku Sugimoto, Taku Unami, Kai Fagaschinski, Christian Fennesz and others.
dieb13, also from Vienna, hiding behind many aliases, is a highly talented turntablist and composer, who has worked with a wide range of groups like Efzeg, Swedish Azz, (Fake) The Facts, John Butcher Group, Läuse, NTSC / RISC and others.
dieb13 got a grant for his compositional works and wanted to extend and explore the possibilities of his timeline score application "KluppeTimeLine/KTL" and hence Scuba was born, a timeline composition for 4 improvisers lasting for 43 minutes. It gives some strict playing instructions but also leaves a lot of space and time for improvisational embodyment. The score of graphical elements and text instructions are shown on 4 separate, synchronized computer screens. The title of the album comes from the fact that it has several mothers and fathers. One is the social continuity of the quartet that plays the piece, Castello, Roisz, Stangl and dieb13 have been travelling, philosophizing, drinking and having fun together since many years. Another is the observation that Castello's Paetzold flute sometimes sounds very similar to dieb13's self programmed computer effects and they both sound like a scuba-diver under water. All this led to the creation of the piece and it's world premiere on Friday, 13th, 2013 at Alte Schmiede in Vienna. All this you can hear on this album."-Mikroton
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"Angélica Castelló Recorder player, composer, improviser, sound artist, curator, teacher.
Born in Mexico City in 1972, Castelló studied music in her native town at the Conservatorio Nacional de México, at the Université de Montréal, at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, at the Konservatorium der Stadt Wien and at the Department of Composition and Electroacoustics at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. Since 1999, she has lived in Vienna, where she is a teacher. In the year 2004, she founded the concert series "Neue Musik in St. Ruprecht", and has organised hundreds of concerts and events.
Even though she remains devoted to old music, new and electroacoustic music take center stage in her work. She co-founded the ensembles Low Frequency Orchestra, frufru (with Maja Osojnik), cilantro (with Billy Roisz), subshrubs (with Katharina Klement, Tamara Wilhelm and Maja Osojnik) and Chesterfield (with Burkhard Stangl) Plenum, Zimt (with Gunter Schneider, Barbara Romen and Burkhard Stangl) a.o.. She has performed in Europe and America with these ensembles and with other musicians such as, Martin Siewert, John Butcher, Dafne Vicente-Sandoval, Urkuma, Franz Hautzinger, Isabelle Duthoit, dieb13, Jerome Noetinger, Mario de Vega, Attila Faraveli, Kazu Uchihashi, Bonnie Jones, Juanjose Rivas, Steve Bates, Olga Neuwirth, Wolfgang Mitterer and others.
As a composer, she writes for her own instruments (mainly the Paetzold sub great bass recorder, with and without electronics) and for ensembles (amongst them the Danubia Saxophonquartett, Reconsil Ensemble Vienna and the Haydn Piano Trio) as well as Electroacustic Works. Her music has been published by the labels Mosz, Instertellar Records, Orlando Records, einklang_records, Mandorla Label, Mikroton Recordings, Monotype Records and chmafu nocords. Numerous composers, including Hilda Paredes, Daniel de la Cuesta, Katharina Klement, Burkhard Stangl, Jorge Sánchez-Chiong, and Mario Lavista, have worked with Angélica Castelló or dedicated pieces to her. In recent years, Castelló's work has included installations that operate at the interface of music, performance and visual arts (Electroaltar, Electroaltar for J.C., Electroaltar für C.N., Margarita' Stillleben Theater).
Her debut album, "Bestario", unites the multifaceted nature of Angélica Castelló's work: Recordings of her own instruments serve as the raw material for pieces in which she edits the sounds of her flutes, sometimes beyond recognition, and combines them with frequently deformed fragments of other elements - be they electronically produced or found elsewhere - to a musical entity in which multiple layers overlap. She weaves existing pieces of other composers, such as Bach, into these contemporary forms of electronic processing, thereby referencing her work as an interpreter of old music. Even though her other sources of inspiration, such as from literature or visual arts, often have specific roots, they lead Castelló to an abstract engagement with such topics as death, and dealing with traumatic encounters. Wide-ranging combinations of sounds that are constantly and sometimes simultaneously moving in different directions provide continuity as well as surprises, and when listened to repeatedly, they shed new light on the beasts from literature, the animal kingdom, and daily life that have been set to music."-Angelica Castello Website (http://castello.klingt.org/wp-content/uploads//2016/02/castello-bio-eng-2016.pdf)
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"Billy Roisz. Biography Lives and works in Vienna/Austria.
Specializes in feedback video and video / sound interaction - using monitors, cameras, video mixingdesks, a selfbuilt videosynth, computer, bass guitar and turntables for video and sound generating. Her videoworks are distributed by sixpackfilm. She is co-organizer/programmer of annual REHEAT Festival.
Member a.o. of NotTheSameColor (/w dieb13), AVVA (/w Toshimaru Nakamura), CILANTRO (/w Angélica Castelló), kutin|roisz (/w Peter Kutin) and SKYLLA (/w Silvia Fässler). She has also performed with Burkhard Stangl, Taku Unami, Mario de Vega, Ilpo Väisänen, Sachiko M., Martin Brandlmayr, eRikm, Martin Siewert and Metamkine - a.o.
Int. Film/Music Festivals (selection of screenings and/or live performances): IFF Rotterdam02/03/05/07/09/10/NL, EXIS Seoul 05/07/09/KR, Imageforum Tokyo 03/08/JP, Feedback: Order from Noise UK tour 04/UK, garage Festival Stralsund04/05/DE, UNYAZI 05/ZA, Beyond Innocence Festival 05/JP, SONIC ACTS XI 06/NL, DONAUFESTIVAL 06/09/10/AT, SYNCH FESTIVAL 06/GR, Kill Your Timid Notion 07/UK, The Long Weekend/Tate Modern 07/UK, Relay Seoul 07/10/KR, LMC Festival 07/UK, Next Festival 08/SK, TOKYO<->WIEN MODERN 2010/JP, SIGNAL & NOISE 2010/CA, SUONI PER IL POPOLO 2010/CA, Ultrahang 2010/HU, ...."-Billy Roisz Website (http://billyroisz.klingt.org/wp-content/uploads/wordpress_uploads_billy//2012/04/BillyRoisz_bio_engl_2011.pdf)
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