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The International Nothing: The Power Of Negative Thinking (Monotype)


The 4th album from The International Nothing, originally the clarinet duo of Kai Fagaschinski and Michael Thieke, now extended with Christian Weber on double bass and Eric Schaefer on percussion, adding new facets to their sonic spectrum of precise microtonal interaction.
 

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Label: Monotype
Catalog ID: mono086
Squidco Product Code: 22143

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2016
Country: Poland
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded at ausland in Berlin, Germany, on December 5th, 2011 by Michael Thieke.


Personnel:

Kai Fagaschinski-clarinet

Michael Thieke-clarinet

Christian Weber-double bass

Eric Schaefer-drums, percussion

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track listing:


1. Lokale Gebrache 6:08

2. The Golden Age Of Miscommunication 6:03

3. We Can Name You their Names 9:14

4. Long Bow Glowing 4:07

5. What You Need To Know About Drowning 5:57

6. Something Went Wrong 3:25

7. Nothing's Gonna Last Forever 6:55




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"In case it doesn't ring a bell, The International Nothing is the psycho-acoustic clarinet duo of Mr. Thieke and Mr. Fagaschinski. Since 2000 the two clarinetists have been collectively composing multilayered sound sculptures using multiphonics, beat frequencies and difference tones as an integral part of their unique language. They have released three duo albums on the Japanese Ftarri Label.

There have been collaborative extensions in the past - check out their avant pop band The Magic I.D. with Margareth Kammerer and Christof Kurzmann - and when they first met with drummer Eric Schaefer and bass player Christian Weber in 2006 it was obvious this was also asking to become a band on its own terms: The International Nothing (... and something).Mr. Weber and Mr. Schaefer lent not only their individual instrumental skills to the fold - it was a true collective effort which brought these seven quartet compositions into being. And though you might regularly find each of the four musicians happily involved in context of improvised music, like anything previously produced by The Nothin' the music heard here is precisely determined, created through an extensive process of rubbing sounds and ideas against each other, long before entering the stage or pressing the record button.

The aesthetic foundation of the clarinet duo is undeniable throughout the album, but Weber and Schaefer extend the sonic spectrum strikingly. The low end explorations of the bass and drums add a mysterious darkness. A moment of pulse is no longer provided solely as a secret message within the clarinet twin's microtonal beatings. Rhythmical figures sneak in gently, and at times you may even be boldly struck by a shameless groove.Name a band which sounds similar and you'll win ... something.

Kai Fagaschinski
The Berlin-based clarinetist focuses on a subtle musicality of sound and noise phenomena. As an autodidact he has developed an anomalous language on his instrument delicately exploring a wide range of multiphonics. His music is rooted in abstractness, including an insidious expressivity and a pre-melodic quality.Current projects include The International Nothing, The Dogmatics (with Chris Abrahams), The Magic I.D. (song project with Margareth Kammerer, Christof Kurzmann and Michael Thieke), Musik (with Burkhard Stangl), Los Glissandinos (with Klaus Filip), The Elks (with Liz Allbee, Billy Roisz & Marta Zapparoli), and Berlin’s 24-piece Splitter Orchester.kylie.klingt.org

Eric Schaefer
Eric Schaefer is not your common-or-garden drummer. His instrument is a formative element, Schaefer is an inventor, active and creative, and this is what makes him one of “the clandestine stars of the […] German jazz scene“ as Die Zeit writes. His range of musical forms of expression has many layers, as the Neue Zürcher Zeitung writes about this multifaceted and contemplative artist: “With improvisation as the backbone of their work, musicians like […] Eric Schaefer […] take it in any number of different directions with uncompromising vitality – free improvisations and classical composition, punk and varied folklore, new or minimal music, pop and electronic“. Whatever constellation he plays in, Schaefer leaves his personal mark on these bands with his compositions and versatile, extremely colourful, and distinctly individual style as heard on numerous records with artists like Michael Wollny, Joachim Kühn, etc..ericschaefer.de

Michael Thieke

The Berlin-based clarinetist/composer/performer Michael Thieke is equally at home across a broad range of musical environments, such as experimental song forms, collectively composing projects, improvising collectives, and music on the fringes of jazz. He is exploring the minutiae of sound, timbre and noise, with a particular interest in microtonality and related sound phenomena, and with a preference for long-term collaborations and collective work.Some of his current Projects are: The International Nothing, The Pitch, Der lange Schatten, Voutchkova/Thieke, Splitter Orchester, motif, Porta Chiusa, The Magic I.D..

Christian Weber
Weber became sought after for beefy bass layers, poisoned counterpoints and for knowing where to pack a punch.Current projects include a trio with Michel Wintsch piano/synth & Christian Wolfarth drums a duo with Joke Lanz on turntables and another trio with Ellery Eskelin and Michael Griener. Regular performances with ensembles for contemporary composed music, filmmusic, theatre and dance productions.His collaborations include the likes of Han Bennink, John Butcher, Lol Coxhill, Jacques Demierre, Christy Doran, Paul Dunmall, Peter Evans, Pierre Favre, Jason Kahn, Hans Koch, Peter Kowald, Oliver Lake, Urs Leimgruber, Rudi Mahall, Norbert Möslang, IrŹne Schweizer, Stephan Wittwer, Nate Wooley and Otomo Yoshihide.

"-Klingt.org


Artist Biographies:

"The Berlin-based clarinetist and composer/performer focuses on a subtle musicality of sound and noise phenomena. As an autodidact he has developed dubious manners on his instrument. His music is rooted in abstractness, including increasingly an insidious expressivity and a pre-melodic quality. He works on the borderline of composition and improvisation, with a preference for long-term collaborations.

His projects are The International Nothing - clarinet duo with Michael Thieke (cd: Mainstream, ftarri 2006 / less action, less excitement, less everything, ftarri 2010 / the dark side of success, ftarri 2014), los glissandinos with klaus filip (cd: Stand clear, creative sources 2005), the magic i.D. - Song Project with margareth kammerer, christof kurzmann & michael thieke (cd/vinyl: Till my breath gives out, erstwhile 2008 / i'm so awake - sleepless i feel, staubgold 2011), duo with Burkhard Stangl (cd: Musik - ein portrait in sehnsucht, erstwhile 2009), the dogmatics with Chris Abrahams (lp: The sacrifice for the music became our lifestyle, monotype 2012), here comes the sun with gunter schneider & barbara romen (cd: Here comes the sun, mikroton 2012), Kommando Raumschiff Zitrone with Christof kurzmann (cd: First time ever i saw your face, quincunx 2006), duo with Bernhard Gal (cd: Going round in serpentines, charhizma 2005), rebecca with michael renkel (cd: Rebecca [two variations], charhizma 2003), No Furniture with Boris Baltschun and Axel Dörner (cd: No furniture, creative sources 2003), and (exceptionally) solo.

Kai has been the commander of Raumschiff Zitrone from 2000 to 2006, joined by christof kurzmann in 2002. Recently both commanders have been retired and closed the legendary raumschiff zitrone which has presented concerts of countless international artists. In 2001 he co-initiated together with gregor hotz and conrad noack berlin's experimental music platform www.Echtzeitmusik.De.

Kai was artist-in-residense at quartier21 (part of museumsquartierwien, vienna) in 2004. As a result of fruitful collaborations and good friendships vienna feels like a second home for him."

-Kai Fagaschinski Website (http://kylie.klingt.org/bio.html)
3/27/2017

"The Berlin-based clarinetist/composer/performer Michael Thieke is equally at home across a broad range of musical environments, such as experimental song forms, collectively composing projects, improvising collectives, and music on the fringes of jazz. He is exploring the minutiae of sound, timbre and noise, with a particular interest in microtonality and related sound phenomena, and with a preference for long-term collaborations and collective work.

Some of his current Projects are: The International Nothing (with Kai Fagaschinski cl, CD on ftarri), The Magic I.D. (with Christof Kurzmann, Kai Fagaschinski, Margareth Kammerer, CD/LP on ErstPop and staubgold), The Pitch (with Boris Baltschun organ, Koen Nutters b, Morten Olsen dr, LP on gaffer), Der lange Schatten (with Håvard Wiik p, Antonio Borghini b), Voutchkova/Thieke (with Biliana Voutchkova vl), Splitter Orchester, Toulemonde/Thieke (with Olivier Toulemonde acoustic objects), Hotelgäste (with Derek Shirley b, Dave Bennett g, CD on schraum, LP on self), Michael Thieke Unununium (with Luca Venitucci acc/p, Martin Siewert g, Christian Weber b, Derek Shirley b, Steve Heather dr, Eric Schaefer dr, CD on charhizma), motif (with Atle Nymo sax, Håkon Mjåset Johansen dr, Eivind Lønning tp, Ole Morten Vågan b, Håvard Wiik p), Porta Chiusa (with paed Conca cl, Hans Koch cl), Spirit Songs (with Mike Cooper voc/g, Elio Martusciello el, Fabrizio Spera dr, Luca Venitucci acc/el.), Roman Tics (with Burkhard Beins, Luca Venitucci, CD on Cathnor), Cowards Bend The Knee (Live Music in different setups with the film Cowards Bend The Knee by Guy Maddin), Gebhard Ullmann's The Clarinet Trio (with Gebhard Ullmann bass clarinet, Jürgen Kupke clarinet) and Uli Gumpert Workshop Band."

-Michael Thieke Website (http://www.michael-thieke.de/e/biographie.htm)
3/27/2017

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