Oubys (Testtoon Records), 20.15 hrs - 21.00 hrs
Oubys (Testtoon Records), 20.15 hrs - 21.00 hrs
Tune in tomorrow night, that’s this Saturday, to Ghent-based independent radiostation Urgent, for Flowtown and Charged, between eight and eleven to get your eager hands on free admission for Resonance Ghent, just by answering a simple enough question.
Next week we’ll be featured in Democrazy On Air, again on Urgent.fm, Thursdaynight between eight and ten.
Location : Handelsbeurs Concerthall, Kouter, Gent
Admission : 16,5 € (presale) - 18 € (doors)
A simple, tasty glass of Sauvignon, and a couple of nerve-wrecking weeks, phonecalls, contracts, coffeemachine working overtime, lead up to this instance.. What we’ve been looking forward to is finally and eventually, disconcerning all, happening. Note April 7th in your agenda’s, Resonance Ghent 2012 is as of today a fact. Scroll above for all details ^
” Don’t start if you think money or fame is more important than music ” - Tobias Freund ..
To all our devote followers, supporting us over the course of many years in the realm of audio-visual culture, we thought i’d be time to deliver an update on what’s happening, and being planned this very instant, concerning initial plans for the Resonance Ghent festival, edition 2012. The past few weeks have been hectic, and continue being so. The news we received last week made us review and re-think the plans we had in store, and inboxes have been regularly checked, phonecalls have been made, and appointments all-over are being set as i type. We hope to supply you with more news over the course of next week, or the following.
If all goes accordingly to plan, we can offer our devote audience a double-bill, bringing two audiovisual acts, deservingly received wide recognition recently in the world of contemporary electronic music, on worldwide music festivals such as Labyrinth, Transmediale Berlin etc. - Keep an eye out for updates and more news soon! It’s all in the pipeline..
Last, but not least, we noticed that our good friend from Berlin, Tobias Freund, took the honour of uploading the Resonance Ghent 2010 performance of Non Standard Institute on Soundcloud - check it out in its entirety here (as other live performances by Non Standard Institute - with Max Loderbauer - in Dusseldorf & Sternhagen) - Comes highly recommended!
March 10th, ‘10, we left you then with some last words, after a musically-filled weekend with highlights by .nsi, Marcel Fengler, the Sub:Stance night, leaving the Berghain playground for the first-ever time back then … : ‘ What’s in store for the future. You’ll find out, eventually ‘.
Eventually, meaning days, months, and an entire year passed by. The reason why we decided to throw a sabbatical year inbetween was well-thought over, yet complicated at the same time, luckily leaving a core of dedicated followers to discover and encounter new people throwing qualitative events all over Belgium and abroad. A newly-changed national political situation made organisers re-think, financial-wise, how to transpose their ideas into actual events, which prove to be a difficult point, asking time of ourselves, not only revising how to introduce future and continious Resonance events, but also the actual essence, internally. Time to think, taking a step backwards, and return, eventually.
Then, past summer we were contacted by concerthall Handelsbeurs, a result of investigative random talks over the course of two years, resulting in a first Resonance Ghent event since March ‘10. In talks with several international artists, established as up-and-coming, another long-expected edition of Resonance Ghent will take place early April 2012 at Handelsbeurs, Ghent.
More will be revealed.
Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away… Yes, listening to the Beatles (imagine…) at the Vooruit backstage, setting up stage for day 2, and closing day, of the Resonance Ghent festival, edition 2010. Steven Ford, nom d’artiste Bruno Pronsato has entered the building, and Marcel Fengler has yet to catch a flight, outbound from Stockholm, where he delivered an amazing (so we heard) dj-set yesterday at the Skyddsrummet night. Things look promising! Tickets still available at a Fnac store near you, and many more addresses…
Opening up for them & sharing a common love for Cluster’s Grosses Wasser LP, Tobias Freund & Max Loderbauer (nsi.) delivered an amazing, fully improvised set of tension-full electronics, reminissing the best of German 70’s avant-garde (think minimalist Cluster, Harmonia, Roedelius…) combined with contemporary minimalistic techno. Fully recorded, let’s hope this live-set will see it’s way on the internet in any form…
Followed by SND, who brought the best in abstract cut-ups, largely based on their most recent release ‘Atavism‘ (Raster Noton - 2009), 100 % digital warmth washing over an intrigued audience in waves. It’s funk and 2-step combined, but not as a general audience knows it.
In the meantime, downstairs at the Concerthall, deejays Mate & Fudge of Ghent’s very own After12 collective, took opening hours for an exclusive night of bass-heavy music, that we can hardly call ‘dubstep’ anymore, entitled SUBSTANCE. The dubstep form has incredibly evolved over the course of the last year, constantly shifting, creating new hybrid forms, proven by absolute highlight of the night Slugabed, bringing an inspired Serato set (even with an incredible hangover - get well soon, Craig!), right after Paul Spymania, who luckily took along some ragga 7-inches along with him from home. Good choice, surprising, and most excellent. Designated by BBC Radio 1 bassqueen Mary Anne Hobbs ‘one to keep an eye on’, Untold hit the audience with subtle, compact basslines and clean percussion, his trademark sound, while Paul Rose, a.k.a. Scuba brought the 500+ attendees what they came for, streamlined quality, in the very same line as his just-released Substance mix album, released only a few weeks ago on Ostgut Ton. 4:30 am, and time for 2562. His far-from-typical sound, drenched in atmospherics, with lots of attention for the use of time and space, combined with classic Detroit-ish, influenced techno kept the audience shouting for more… Sadly, 6 am, and time to close the venue down, getting ready for the following day, here and now.
This night’s line-up…
Sat 6.03 ballroom Vooruit
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See you there !
Friday March 5th, Saturday March 6th, Sunday March 7th : Resonance Ghent 2010. More info, later.
Pictures from Day 2 (Efdemin, Stott, Move D & Brunn) uploaded to our Flickr-account, thanks to Peter Hermans.Enjoy!
05:00 am : woke up
07:09 am : arrival at Brussels National airport
09:00 am : arrival of Rod Modell, big friendly talk-happy 6′5″ giant in the company of lovely Jenny
01:00 pm : arrival at Vooruit, set-up & welcoming the live-coders
04:00 pm : soundcheck Alva Noto & more
08:00 pm : doors open..
Hope to see you
All the best,
Presale for the Deepchord presents Echospace show, Sunday March 1st 2009 at Bar Limonada, is going fast. If planned, we advice to get your tickets quickly at the presale addresses. A final batch of 50 Sunday evening tickets has been released for the Fnac stores, you can also still buy them from the Democrazy website.
All the best,
After last year’s edition taking place at Concerthall Bijloke, amongst other locations, where attention and focus was drawn towards the visually intriguing virtual synthesizer ReacTable (developed at the MTG Institute of Technology, Barcelona), the second edition of the ResonanceGhent Festival goes further on the paved path, combining and showcasing innovative electronic artists & collectives - both national as international, specializing in the auditive, as visual characteristics of electronic art.
At the research gallery Espace Ladda an open 3-day symposium is held, curated by Freesound founder Bram de Jong, bringing the most talented in the audio-visual area of ‘live coding‘. Also known as ‘on-the-fly programming’ or ‘interactive programming’, the name ‘live coding’ is given to the creative process of writing - and visualizing - software in real-time as part of the performance. Until recently a musician/composer rarely had the capability of altering software code in real-time, which is somewhat erased by the rise of coding programs such as ChucK and SuperCollider.
With roots in UK electronica and technologic culture the British duo Slub (Dave Griffiths & Alex McLean) build their own virtual environments in real-time through the self-developed Fluxus software. They’re joined by Gabor Papp, co-founder of the Hungarian live coding collective No Copy Paste, and renowned scientific examiner Graham Coleman (MTG Institute of Barcelona) . From The Netherlands Fokke de Jong and Jan-Kees Van Kampen, founders of the programming language PulseCode, will create live audio through complex coding via SuperCollider and other assorted ‘instruments’, as Finnish artist Antti Jadertpolm, otherwise known as FTHRproductions, creating digital eye-candy in real-time through the use of Photoshop.
Last-minute confirmation : based in London, UK, Pixelpusher “generates video out of a controlled chaos of photographic images, simple shapes, animations, sounds, and live video feeds. All software is homemade, all imagery are created live; things may go wrong in beautiful ways, and no performance is ever the same…”
“Real DJs code live” - WIRED article on live coding
Looking back at 2008 we notice that this was a year of constant development in random arts, resulting in a creativity, exciting as innovative, which we’ll - hopefully, and rather undoubtly - see further evolving past the borderline of 2008 to 2009. On a personal level, ResonanceGhent saw it’s birth, for many people a welcome new gush of fresh air in the Belgian music-scene; meeting lots and lots of people local and abroad that will stick close to my heart and mind for a long long time, in their amicability and pleasure to work, talk and hang out with; welcoming joyful, new life to this world, and so much more…
Let’s make 2009 another year to remember. To everyone close to our hearts : a very happy new year (ten days late, i know, but i’ve never been the most punctual in the family) to all of you.
Only 47 days until ‘action!‘, an urgency to update this blog rather soon was bugging me the last couple of weeks, but not before one last lazy, sunny sunday in the company of friends, coffee, and Joaquin Phoenix, self-proclaimed, self-conscious star on the fall in James Gray’s tender ‘Two Lovers‘.. now in a theatre near you!
Late February, early March sees the second edition of the ResonanceGhent Festival 2009. Here’s what to expect..
Saturday 28th of February ::: Ballroom Artscentre Vooruit - in coÃ¶peration with Meakusma
Move D & Benjamin Brunn live
(Smallville / Bine Music)
Claro Intelecto & Andy Stott live
Peter Van Hoesen live
(Time To Express)
+ Live Coding workshop at Espace Ladda, curated by Bram De Jong
Sunday 1st of March ::: Bar Limonada, Ghent
Mokira / Andreas Tilliander live :: album presentation ‘Persona‘
(Type / Repeatle)
Deepchord presents Echospace live :: first-ever Belgian concert of the rightful heirs of the Basic Channel legacy
(EchospaceDetroit / Modern Love)
That’s it for now. More news and all info very soon!