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 !
26000 by Angel
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.
CABINET OF COOL
04. | 05. | 06. | 07. of May 2019 – 20:00 CET
Ballhaus Ost / Berlin.
die ANGEL (Ilpo Väisänen / Dirk Dresselhaus) played their outstanding performance based on one of the current albums Entropien I in the Auditorium at SuperBooth 2018 in Berlin. Please see the full concert in this video.
die ANGEL (Ilpo Väisänen / Dirk Dresselhaus) – Entropien I at SUPERBOOTH 18 from HerrSchneider on Vimeo.
Now available as download at MWM bandcamp:
Entropien I by die ANGEL
die ANGEL : Entropien I (Cosmo Rhythmatic 2017)
In physics, entropy is a quantity generally described as the measure of disorder within any kind of thermodynamic system, including the universe. It counts the microscopic states that system can assume when open, interacting with others or getting altered by external conditions.
Thus, entropy makes for the perfect description of the way Ilpo Väisänen (Pan sonic, I- LP-O IN DUB) and Dirk Dresselhaus (Schneider TM, A S S, Locust Fudge) have approached music creation since the establishment of their collaborative project Angel (now die Angel) in 1999. Allowing energy to flow freely through machines, bodies and different acoustic conditions, they’ve generated a powerful archive of mutating sonic states. A kind of creative attitude that favors exploring the physical complexity of (un-)structured electronics.
That’s where the title for their release on Cosmo Rhythmatic comes from, “Entropien” being the Finnish word and the German plural for entropy. Getting back to the stripped down set of their beginnings (modular synths, effects and processed guitar), they’ve come out with one of their most, intense, rawest and noisiest albums to date, showcasing an impressing scale of dynamics while attacking the senses with belligerent tones. Oren Ambarchi also shows up on two tracks, intertwining his drums, field recordings and guitar within the duo’s discordant layers.
Video by coL
New die ANGEL album – Yön Magneetti Sine – is out as LP / download on Edition Telemark in cooperation with MWM.
Yön Magneetti Sine by die ANGEL
Edition Telemark & MWM present the ninth album by die ANGEL (previously called Angel), an improvisational noise and electro-acoustic project founded in 1999 by Dirk Dresselhaus (aka Schneider TM) and Ilpo Väisänen (ex-Pan sonic).
die ANGEL’s music meanders between the poles of improvised noise and electro-acoustic music, encompassing processed electronic sounds, instruments, and field recordings, with some tracks featuring guest musicians. Yön Magneetti Sine can be considered their most stripped-down album to date, completely recorded in July 2017 in Väisänen’s cottage near Karttula, Finland. It contains five improvised tracks featuring only processed acoustic signals from two self-built one-string resonance instruments and an acoustic guitar. Both one-stringed instruments were built by Väisänen from parts of a weaving loom, a bench, and two barbecue bowls.
All tracks were recorded live without overdubs and, according to Dresselhaus and Väisänen, relate directly to the surrounding landscape and the special atmosphere of the white nights that occur in central and northern Finland during summer. To them, the music heard here is to be called blues, albeit with non-standard instrumentation and structure. Thus, their working title has been “The Electro-Acoustic Blues Album”. Edition of 300 on blue vinyl in full-colour sleeve with various photos of the recording process and the surroundings.