beyond tour 2017
photography by MARTAVICTOR (martavictor.design)
design by EMERGE
If, Bwana was begun on New Year's Day 1984 by Al Margolis, who was an activist in the 1980s American cassette underground through his cassette label Sound of Pig Music. He co-founded experimental music label Pogus Productions, which he continues to run. If, Bwana makes music that has swung between fairly spontaneous studio constructions and more process-oriented composition.
EMERGE is inspired by the minimalist traditions of experimentalism and non-academic noise music, focusing on generating sound structures intended to make atmospheres emerge that are open to each listener’s own interpretation. The choice of sound sources used is usually very limited. In most cases only rudiments of the original sounds are recognizable due to various treatments. EMERGE also uses and recycles raw material from a variety of artists/musicians.
EMERGE also runs the label attenuation circuit and is an organizer for mostly experimental music in Augsburg.
RE-DRUM is a project of Pavel Aleshin, experimental musician from Russia. He uses field recordings and found sounds, his own voice, acoustic instruments and non musical objects to create a living environment, oscilating from warm calmness to ritualistic depths.
During past years Re-Drum played numerous amount of gigs all over Europe, sharing stage with Tzolk'in, Ratbag, Troum, Zbignew Karkowski, Roman Nose, Rovar 17 and others.
KINGA TOTH / ALL MACHINE
Writer, sound and visual poet, performer. Philologist and Teacher in German Language and Literature, Communication specialist (journalist), copy editor of the art magazines Palócföld and Roham, cultural program organiser. (Sound)poet-illustrator. Writes and 7publishes in Hungarian, German and English languages, presents her texts in installations, exhibitions, visual and sound performances. Songwriter and front man of Tóth Kína Hegyfalu project.
ALL MACHINE visual and sound poetry project (2013-) and live performance according to the poetry of the book ALL MACHINE. The performer Kinga Toth is a hungarian poet, experimental musician and visual artist. She usually sings by her own undistorted but powerful extensive vocal using with her only one looper pedal vocalize her contemporary poems like a choir. Actually she tries to blur the borders between experimental music and poetry.
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