SATURDAY MAY 6
PIERRE BASTIEN (FR) Silent motors, audiovisual concert
JOASIHNO (DE) live
KLAVIKON (UK) live
SOUNDS OF SILENCE (FR) DJ set
WILFRIED* (FR) DJ set
POSTCARDS FROM AROMA CLUB Three tracks of Asmus Tietchens as Hematic Sunsets (DE)
DISCOGRAPHISME RECREATIF (FR) exhibition
Doors : 20:00 – Starts 20:30 –
Price 15.- / 20.- / 25.-, pass 2 nights 35.–
Palace, Zwinglistr. 3, Blumenbergplatz, 9000 St. Gallen
PIERRE BASTIEN (FR), SILENT MOTORS — concert
Loyal companion of Collection Morel, French artist and musician Pierre Bastien (Rephlex / Morphine) offers Imaginary musics a rare performance with his dispositive “Silent motors” where the interplay of mechanics, shadows, projected images and acoustic instruments (trumpet, nail violin …) create a unique and raw black and white space, housing ghost musicians. This performance will sign the return of Pierre Bastien in St. Gallen after his “Quiet motors” performance last year, bringing back to the mountains his very special universe inspired by Raymond Roussel and his imaginary music machines in the novel “Locus solus”.
JOASIHNO (DE) — concert
“I always have a spatial vision of music” says Cico Beck, mastermind of Joasihno and band member of The Notwist and Aloa Input. Alongside Nico Sierig, the band is accompanied by a robot orchestra along with a whole set up of small synthesizers for certain toy instruments. Within a vein of music opened up by Four Tet and Boards of Canada, along with other Warp artists, Joasihno deconstructs pop music within multiple leaves, crafting mental spaces full of warmth and softness. Their first album, “Meshes”, was released last year on Alien Transistor / Morr. It will be their first concert in St. Gallen
KLAVIKON (UK) — concert
Bringing together the musical threads of Xenakis, Cage, Scelsi as well as jazz, free improvisation and electronic dance music, Leon Michener is writing a new type of piano music, reimagining electronic music without the use of conventional processes – no loops, no prerecorded music, no samples. With cascading batteries of percussion, sub-basses and dark abstract soundscapes, his project Klavikon reinvents the uses of the Clavichord, an early keyboard instrument dating from the 16th century, and is getting praises from media like The Wire or The Observer. For Imaginary musics, he will perform a piano version.
SOUNDS OF SILENCE (FR) — DJ set
“Sounds of silence” is a compilation of the most intriguing pieces of silence in the history of the recording industry. The album features moments of silence that range from the purely functional to the highly enigmatic, from the overtly political to the downright silly, with many examples of silence both in popular and “functional” music (jukebox, elevator music, hi-ﬁ testing, etc …), be iit be pop (John Lennon) and punk (Crass), hip-hop (Afrika Bambaataa) or metal (Soulﬂy), to name a few. Patrice Caillet, one of the three man behind the project, will play some of the best pieces from their collection.
WILFRIED* (FR) — DJ set
Musician, music journalist and Imaginary musics lover, Wilfried Paris has been exploring since the early 90s the kaleidoscopic sides of tenderness through pop music and culture under the crossed influence of Lewis Carroll, The Beatles and gnosis. For a time a night watchman at The Grand Hotel of the Universe in Paris, living, listening, composing and writing are equally important to him, finding their sources in the same stream. After having worked on the “Language of the birds”, he returns to the mystical worlds of music with a special selection for Imaginary musics.
POSTCARDS FROM AROMA CLUB (DE) — diffusion
THREE TRACKS OF ASMUS TIETCHENS AS HEMATIC SUNSETS
Some spaces and places are just formed by tone, texture, sound and silence, and the fictional “Aroma Club” shaped by the German composer and musician Asmus Tietchens under the anagram of Hematic Sunsets is definitely one of them. Built upon six records released between 1998 and 2007 (Klang Der Festung, Meeuw Muzak, Dekorder), “Aroma Club” explores the worlds of fantasies, with tropicality, impurities, boogie, tenderness and fragility, every record composed with a cheap keyboard, using a new one each time. In this club, where rooms multiplicate along states and potential stories, and muzak meets concrete and electronic music, we have found one of our most cherished places for Imaginary musics. Asmus Tietchens kindly allowed us to send three postcards from this very particular territory: Rendezvous im Aroma Club !