Saturday 1 June 2019, 7.30pm
Penultimate Press presents an album launch show for Triple Negative's Precious Waste in our Wake LP, plus a debut duo performance from two stalwarts of odd music, Daniel Löwenbrück (Rumpsti Pumsti/Tochnit Aleph) and Mark Harwood (Astor/Penultimate Press) and debut London performance from mysterious Manchester outfit Parlours.
Daniel Löwenbrück (b.1974) is a German performance artist, composer of tape-music, (sometimes) visual-artist & curator.
As a performance artist and composer of tape-music he performed internationally since the late 90's as part of the Schimpfluch-Gruppe (with Rudolf Eb.er, Dave Phillips, Joke Lanz), as a duo with singer and performance artist Doreen Kutzke, as part of Ohne (with Tom Smith, Dave Phillips, Reto Mäder), with Swedish conceptual artist Leif Elggren, with Brazilian video- and sound-artist Marcellvs L. as Stallgewitter, and solo as Raionbashi and under his own name. He performed in New York, Sao Paulo, Bordeaux, Paris, Moscow, Minsk, London, Oslo, Stockholm, Helsinki, Chiang Mai, Tokyo, Osaka, Rotterdam, Vienna etc.
Daniel Löwenbrück founded the label Tochnit Aleph in 1994 publishing music-records and editions of Musique Concrete, Sound Poetry, Artist-Records & -Multiples and Noise Music. He works with & published works by Hermann Nitsch, Artur Zmijewski, Rudolf Eb.er, Gerhard Rühm, Hartmut Geerken, Wolf Vostell, Jean Dubuffet, Marc Zeier / G*Park, Henri Chopin, Dieter Roth, Dorothy Iannone, Franz Mon, Michael Barthel, Dominik Steiger, Valeri Scherstjanoi, Toine Horvers, Roman Signer, etc
Since 2008 Löwenbrück curates Rumpsti Pumsti (Musik) in Berlin, a store specialized in Artist-Records, Sound Poetry, Conceptual Sound Art, Contemporary Classical Music and the Noise Subculture.
Until January 2017 Rumpsti Pumsti (Musik) was also an art space hosting exhibitions of works by Wolf Vostell, Toine Horvers, Roman Signer, Michael Barthel, Jürgen Eckloff, Gerhard Rühm, Valeri Scherstjanoi, Hartmut Geerken, Hermann Nitsch, Christina Kubisch, Franz Graf, Seiji Morimoto, Stephen Cornford, Mario de Vega, and many others.
Mark Harwood (b. Melbourne) is a London based performer and recording artist working with a variety of sonic and performative elements. Under the guise of Astor he deploys a wide variety of techniques including field recording, musique concrete and electronics resulting in works that are developed as a means of bypassing the cliches imbedded within these disparate worlds in order to coerce a sound world which is simultaneously contemporary, foreign and engaging. Astor takes a magnifying glass to reality and unfurls it into uncanny audio essays. . His live performances encompass a variety of procedures incorporating the immediate surrounds where improvised actions yield spontaneous results leaving both performer and audience in unexpected predicaments, a state of mild hypnosis and potentially even laughter.
He has released four critically acclaimed recordings. His release Inland (2014) came second in the outer limits category for record of the year in The Wire’s 2014 summary. Astor has also made collaborative recordings with Graham Lambkin, Timo Van Luik and Matthew P. Hopkins.
Recent solo performances include New York (Blank Forms), London ( Cafe OTO, St John’s Church) Melbourne (Liquid Architecture), Berlin (NNOI Festival), Antwerp (Brusimelk Festival), Los Angeles (Human Resources). He has performed in collaboration with Áine O'Dwyer and Graham Lambkin at Counterflows, (Glasgow), Kraak (Brussels), Union Poole (New York) and Sonic Protest Festival (France).
Madame Tlank & Clinical Wasteman & others. Bayern Tāmaki Makaurau/northsouth London, since 1989/2003/2016.
Vulnerable adults born in the wrong place, put out too tender & possessed by spite. There’s nothing not superficial about it: an animus nursed with bad bad grace. Absentee panelbeating (Tascam stand-ins), raised voices, knock-off Glock & cheap Vamvakaristic Spiel.
Incorporates Philosophie Queen (+microcosmically: THE MEAN STREAKS). May contain traces of Heliogabalus, $urp!u$, Aufgehoben & S.P.U.D.
“Death-affirming!” - Dean ‘Sonny’ Blount
“Just stop feeding them” - Dean Swift
Parlours explores the domestic, spiritual and paranormal in a series of uncanny viginettes, employing acousmatics, string. arrangements and destructive composition.