Sunday 3 July 2022, 7pm
- CM von Hausswolff
- Farmers Manual
- General Magic & Tina Frank
- Finlay Shakespeare
- Russell Haswell (DJ)
Proud to present three days celebrating the life and work of the hugely influential British-Austrian musician and record-label head, Peter Rehberg, whose shocking and untimely death last year left such a hole in so many of the extended communities relating to OTO's programme.
Whether through his groundbreaking solo work as Pita, his collaborations with Jim O'Rouke, Stephen O'Malley and more, the many incredible releases issued through his Mego label (later Editions Mego) or his archival work with Groupe de Recherches Musicales (GRM) - to name just a few of the projects he was involved in - Peter left an enormous legacy. Over the course of these three days, curated by Russell Haswell and OTO in liaison with his close family and friends, we'll be celebrating that legacy with packed line-up featuring many of Peter's friends and collaborators.
Carl Michael von Hausswolff was born in 1956 in Linköping, Sweden. He lives and works in Stockholm.
Since the end of the 1970s, Hausswolff has worked as a composer using the audio recorder as his main instrument and as a conceptual visual artist working with performance art, light- and sound installations and photography.
"Formed in Vienna in the mid-1990's, the farmersmanual collective represents media art at its most anarchistic. While being best-known for their recordings, in recent years the group have shifted their emphasis towards extensive live performances, in which imaginative computer animation, synchronized with 'chaos-particle-accelerating' music, and the overall ambience of uncontrollable technology form a seamless whole." (Anton Nikkilä, http://www.avantofestival.com)
General Magic & Tina Frank is an audio-visual syndicate since 1995.
General Magic – once described as "perhaps the strangest, least stylistically constrained project on the Mego label's roster" – is a duo consisting of Andi Pieper and Ramon Bauer. The duo was most active between 1995 and 2005, however, just recently Andi and Ramon restarted digging into the general magic of new sonic manoeuvres.
Tina Frank is a visual artist, designer and professor who is working with audio artists and labels since the early 1990s. Her collaborations yielded numerous record covers, audio-visual performances and installations. Tina’s visualisations are characterised by an abstract formal language and an intense colourfulness that playfully explores the limits of perception.
Finlay Shakespeare is a freak. With this, his second album for Editions he confirms this. As a one man band it often strikes the listener as bewildering that he can do all this; the programming sits firmly in the realms of genius, the constant punch of melody upon melody leaves a pleasant sting of surprise and as a lyric writer there’s a part of his moniker that seems apt. Solemnities is more gritty than his previous outings as a more raucous industrial edge is grafted on to his epic electronic pop leanings. Occupation launches proceedings as a snarling electro pop monster. Finlay’s vocals have never been delivered with such urgency.
Russell Haswell is a restlessly forward-thinking, multi-disciplinary artist, performer and curator. With a background steeped in computer music, black metal, noise, techno and solo improvisation, his practice is renowned for broaching the extremities of visual and sonic arts. He’s performed in noted live and HDJ [hard disc jockey] actions with Aphex Twin, Gescom, Pan Sonic and Masami Akita (Merzbow), among others, and worked with Florian Hecker on Iannis Xenakis’ UPIC system in their Haswell & Hecker duo, whoseBlackest Ever Black LP is widely considered a milestone of modern electronic music composition—and zweikommasieben Magazin has been a fan ever since.