SATURDAY 15th of JUNE at Ballhaus Ost, Berlin.
Ilpo Väisänen / Dirk Dresselhaus / Anthea Caddy / Oren Ambarchi / Lucio Capece / BJ Nilsen
– LIVE (2 sets of reworks of selected pieces from Kalmukia, 26000 & Terra Null.)
PITA / Peter Rehberg (Editions Mego) – DJ Sets
Unfortunately Hildur Guðnadóttir can’t join the concert because of movie soundtrack commitments that were re-scheduled to the same period. We are very happy to announce that Anthea Caddy will jump in for her !
ANGEL, a collaboration between Ilpo Väisänen (Pan sonic) and Dirk Dresselhaus (Schneider TM), is by now an institution in noise music and drones. For twenty years, the duo has explored the depths of concrete noise and grinding sound, their sound evoking associations with grand natural phenomena. No wonder, then, that in reviews of ANGEL – later known as DIE ANGEL – oceans, deserts, canyons and earthquakes are repeatedly used as metaphors.
Väisänen and Dresselhaus have, in the meantime, played an undeniably large part in the fact Drone music has matured into an independent genre. For DIE ANGEL, noise and musical action are means of communication, and music an open process, so instead of withdrawing into their unity, they’ve always sought artistic exchange with others. Thus, it is only logical the internationally renowned musicians would invite distinguished guests to celebrate their twentieth anniversary. These musicians each contributed to three ANGEL albums released by Editions Mego between 2007 and 2014: Hildur Guðnadóttir, Oren Ambarchi, Lucio Capece & BJ Nilsen.
In an exclusive celebration of DIE ANGEL’s 20th anniversary, the six musicians will share the stage, making it a world premiere.
Hildur Guðnadóttir, best known as a cellist and singer, has in recent years composed for theatre, dance and film (e.g. “Arrival”, “The Revenant”, “Sicario: Day of the Soldadound”), while Oren Ambarchi moves between new music and experimental rock. BJ Nilsen, the Swedish sound artist based in Amsterdam, deals mainly with field recordings, environmental sounds and their effects on people, and Lucio Capece was active for many years in the context of Berlin Echtzeitmusik, releasing 30 works on labels such as Pan, Another Timbre, Entr ́acte and Potlatch.
The improvisational music project DIE ANGEL creates instant compositions through communication with sound, its music generated by various sound sources, instruments and objects such as modular synthesizers, guitars, cello, bass clarinet, field recordings and everyday objects. For this joint concert with their four guests, Ilpo Väisänen and Dirk Dresselhaus will intuitively further develop and reinterpret the sound material created between 2006 and 2010.