12:30 — Pygméteatern
Ahti & Ahti
Pygméteatern. Vegagatan 17, 113 29 Stockholm map
doors open 12:30 / starts 13:00
presented in collaboration with KROCH.
door tickets: 50 SEK
festival pass: 550 SEK (sold out!)
14:00 — Weld
Weld. Norrtullsgatan 7, 113 29 Stockholm map
doors open 14:00 / starts 14:30
advance tickets: 100 SEK (general entry) / 80 SEK (students/fylkingen medlemmer)
door tickets: 120 SEK / 100 SEK
festival pass: 550 SEK
16:00 — Stadsbibliotek
Pan Daijing, Valerio Tricoli, Werner Dafeldecker ▸ The Speaker
Stadsbibliotek. Sveavägen 73, 113 50 Stockholm map
Fully reserved. Entrance with reservation or festival pass.
18:00 — Adolf Fredriks Kyrka
Ellen Arkbro & Sarah Davachi
Adolf Fredriks Kyrka. Holländargatan 14, 111 60 Stockholm map
Free Entrance / Gratis! — Donations welcome
Daichi Yoshikawa & Jean-Luc Guionnet
Tyshawn Sorey Trio
Fylkingen. Torkelknutssonsgatan 2, Stockholm 104 62 map
Doors: 19:30 / Starts: 20:15
advance tickets: 220 SEK (general entry) / 180 SEK (students/fylkingen medlemmer)
door tickets: 250 SEK / 200 SEK
festival pass: 550 SEK (sold out!)
Ahti & Ahti
They have both made music for a long time in different constellations, but this is their first work as a duo. Apart from making sound, they are part of the Himera work group organizing shows and a yearly festival in Turku on the Finnish west coast. Ahti & Ahti’s first album will be released in 2018.
Ahti & Ahti är Marja Ahti och Niko-Matti Ahti. Duon arbetar med fältinspelningar och elektroniska ljud och skapar en egensinnig musique concrète med narrativa element. Inspelningar av rum, aktiviteter utomhus, levande varelser och objekt kombineras på ett associativt sätt. På scen spinner Ahti & Ahti otaliga trådar av elektroniskt och akustiskt ljud med hjälp av olika föremål, effekter och modulär syntes.
De har båda långe gjort musik i olika konstellationer, men detta är deras första arbete som en duo. Vid sidan av deras eget arbete är de en del av arbetsgruppen Himera som arrangerar konserter och en årlig festival i Åbo på den finska västkusten. Ahti & Ahtis första album ges ut under 2018.
Tomoko Sauvage is a Japanese musician and artist active since mid 2000’s. She investigates the sculpturality of sound and improvisation in relation to the environment. Mainly known for a musical / visual research about ‘natural synthesizer’ of her own invention which she composed with diverse fluid, bowls, ceramic, light and underwater amplification. Sauvage’s approach is attached to questions of alchemy, meditation and balance between hazard and mastery. Under the form of performances, installations and musical compositions, her work is regularly presented in Europe, Asia and America.
Pan Daijing, Valerio Tricoli & Werner Dafeldecker ▸ The Speaker
An innovative composition for spoken language, six onstage loudspeakers and live electronics, The Speaker can be seen as a form of ‘aural theatre’ or preformative piece of ‘musique concrète’ exploring the interlocking themes of solipsism, paranoia and identity.
Pan Daijing is a performance and sound artist born and raised in southwest China, currently based in Berlin. She has undertaken residencies at Foundazione Prada Venice, presenting commissioned piece at Shanghai’s Rockbund Museum and performed at Berlin’s Volksbuehne. Her music combines ecstatic power electronics with cinematic atmospherics and sexual charge and an overriding commitment to the exploration of the links between sound and body.
Valerio Tricoli works as a concrete music composer, improviser, sound installation artist, producer, sound engineer and curator. His compositions bridge musique concrète and conceptual forms of sound. According to Tricoli, music – as a recorded or as a synthetically-modeled sound – is always hovering between the ‘here and now’ of the event and the shady domain of memory – distant but at the same time present, like a déjà–vu experience.
Werner Dafeldecker was born in Vienna in 1964 and studied the double bass. As a musician, composer and sound artist he takes advantage of the manifold possibilities offered by electro-acoustics. Werner also focuses on site specific projects, field recording and opposing natural and environmental sounds with synthetic variants. He has built up an extensive sound archive and created several electroacoustic pieces for radio and film.
This performance is made possible with support from the Goethe-Institut, Schweden.
Sarah Davachi (b. 1987, Calgary, Canada) holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the University of Calgary, and a master’s degree in electronic music and recording media from Mills College in Oakland, California. As a composer of electronic and electroacoustic music, Davachi’s compositional projects are primarily concerned with disclosing the antiquated instruments and forgotten sonics of a bygone era in analog synthesis, with concurrent treatment of acoustic sources – particularly organ, piano, strings, and woodwinds – often involving de-familiarization through processing. Her work considers the experience of enveloped sonic dwelling, utilizing extended durations and simple harmonic structures that emphasize variations in overtone complexity and psychoacoustic artefacts.
Ellen Arkbro (b. 1990, Stockholm) is a composer and sound-artist working with intervallic harmony in just intonation. Her work includes long duration compositions as well as continuous sound environments, employing both acoustic traditional instruments as well as algorithmic sound synthesis. In 2017, Arkbro released for organ and brass on Subtext Recordings, a set of recordings of her compositions for renaissance organ, horn, trombone and microtonal tuba. Most recently, Arkbro has presented new work in concert for solo organ and electronics.
Agnes Hvizdalek originates from Vienna’s experimental music scene and has been based in Oslo since 2008. From an early age, she has dedicated her life to new music and her fascination with the human voice. She celebrates this in her abstract vocal music, for which she has received international acclaim.
Always exploring new horizons, Hvizdalek has engaged in numerous cross-disciplinary collaborations merging voice and visual and performance art, dance, theatre, film and writing. Her musical collaborations range from underground noise music and Jazz to classical contemporary music and experimental electronic and pop music.
Daichi Yoshikawa / Jean-Luc Guionnet
Daichi Yoshikawa is a Japanese sound artist and a former student of AMM co-founder Eddie Prevost and sound artist David Toop. Yoshikawa’s distinct sound comes from feedback systems generated between homemade assemblages of speakers, contact microphones, and various found objects. Developing his ability as an improviser through years of attendance at Prevost’s weekly workshops, Yoshikawa is singularly unique in his facility to wield electronic feedback as an instrument capable of both dialogic potential and genuine musicality in a group setting. Combining the collaborative sensitivity of a player like Toshimaru Nakamura with a techno and noise-derived penchant for enamel-peeling feedback tones and
lurching metallic rhythms, Yoshikawa’s electroacoustic practice creates brutalist landscapes of
sound from the space between noise and silence. Yoshikawa is also part of the ensemble lll人 (with Seymour Wright and Paul Abbott) and Nakasanye/наказание (with Antonin Gerbal and Joel Grip).
Jean-Luc Guionnet is a Parisian artist whose practice encompasses composition,
improvisation, filmmaking, and philosophy. He has toured extensively as a solo saxophonist,
and has spent the past 15 years performing on on historic church organs around the world. For
him, music is one of many methods by which to test reality. Having studied the relation between
music and visual art under Iannis Xenakis, his acousmatic sensitivities reveal themselves
through the reverence that guides these interrogations. Approaching his instruments as
imperfect vehicles of artificial intelligence, his attentive engagement applies speculative
pressure to the expressive limits of their material properties. In his hands, design flaws and
repressed qualities transform into catalysts for novel sonic emanations, and the simplest of
processes are mobilized to extract infinitesimal acoustic detail. Although a formidable solo
performer, Guionnet is no stranger to collaboration. In addition to his ongoing relationship to the
seminal French improvisation group Hubbub, he has worked extensively with artists such as
Taku Unami, Eric La Casa, Toshimaru Nakamura, Will Guthrie, and Mattin.
The duos first record ‘Intervivos’ will be released by Empty Editions in January 2018.
Tyshawn Sorey Trio
Composer/drummer Tyshawn Sorey is widely considered to be among the most important young artists at the intersection between composed and improvised music. The Wall Street Journal has called him “a composer of radical and seemingly boundless ideas” and Stereogum called his latest release, The Inner Spectrum of Variables “a genuine masterwork, something entirely new.” He is one of the most in-demand drummers on the modern jazz scene — known for his impossibly virtuosic technique and his mind-boggling ability to effortlessly master even the most difficult written scores — but is also one of a rare breed of jazz musicians who is pursuing composition as seriously as their playing. He received his Doctorate in Musical Arts in Composition from Columbia University in May, 2017 and has recently been appointed as professor at Wesleyan University.
Tyshawn Sorey, Drums & Percussion
Cory Smythe, Piano
Nicholas Dunston, Double Bass