Saturday Feb 5th 2011 @Pyramid Atlantic
Borborites, Gum Yummy, Weed Tree, Jeff Carey, Marian McLaughlin, Mia Zabelka
Weed Tree is Amanda Huron (drums) and Layne Garrett (guitar). abstract rocknroll.
Writing instrumental and acoustic-based folk music for years, Marian is slowly branching out with her sound and musical ideas, fiddling with electronic effects and from time, to time, dark lyrical subject matter generally on the topic of mortality.
Mia Zabelka, composer, violinist and vocalist from Vienna, lives in the Austrian region of southern Styria.
Amongst Jon Rose and Malcolm Goldstein she has the international reputation of one of the most innovative freestyle Violin Players of the World. As a composer and performer of improvised, experimental and electro-acoustic music she has developed a unique language based on the de- and reconstruction of the violin's sonic possibilities, expanding the instrument using live electronic effects and innovative performance techniques.
She studied music and composition with Roman Haubenstock-Ramati, Dieter Kaufmann, Kurt Schwertsik and Alexander Arenkov in Vienna, creating a foundation on the basis of which she continues to construct and explore the limits of sound and music in a language entirely her own. The violin, voice and her own body transform into sound bodies which are at once organic and primal, screaming, lyrical, composed and explosive.
As a pioneer of electro-acoustic performance and composition in Austria, Mia Zabelka developed the process she describes as automatic playing, continuously exploring sound and music as physical phenomena, always pushing back the boundaries in radical and provocative performances and compositions that question established notions and given structures.
She has given concerts and performances throughout Europe, America and the former USSR. Recipient of numerous prizes and awards, she was a guest of the DAAD's (German Academic Exchange Service's) international artists' programme in Berlin and the Fulbright Commission in New York.
Real-time compositions, improvisations and live collaborations with various international artists including John Zorn, David Moss, Peter Kowald, Phil Wachsman, Alvin Curran, Pauline Oliveros, Lukas Ligeti, Franz Hautzinger, Martin Siewert, Phil Minton, Shelley Hirsch, Fernando Grillo, Eliot Sharp, Wolfgang Mitterer, Francis Marie Uitti, Josef Klammer, Joelle Leandre, Fred Frith, Manon Liu-Winter, I-Wolf (Wolfgang Schlögl), DJ Still, Dälek, Gerhard Potuznik, Rupert Huber, Robin Rimbaud and Electric Indigo.
Mia Zabelka is currently collaborating in Duos with Franz Hautzinger. Lydia Lunch and Zahra Mani, with the Video Artist Mia Makela and in Trio with Pavel Fait and Johannes Frisch.
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