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[30/09/2015] zeitkratzer @ HKW Berlin - musical opening of: 100 Years of Now, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin

zeitkratzer reinterprets selected pieces of patriotic contemporary world war one concert programs. 
More info: HKW

[14/05/2015] zeitkratzer TRIO & Svetalana Spajic @RingRing Festival Belgrade, Serbia

A preparatory project of zeitkratzer & Svetlana Spajic, including: Svetlana Spajic, voice; Reinhold Friedl, piano; Maurice de Martin, perc; Burkhard Schlothauer, violin; Obrad Milic, voice & gusle; Dragana Tomic, voice;
Upcoming info at: www.ringring.rs

 

[11&12/03/2015 // 21:00] zeitkratzer performing Lou Reed’s Metal Machine Music @ Borderline Festival, Athens, Greece

zeitkratzer performs twice the full Metal Machine Music by Lou Reed in Athens.
More info: SGT

 

[12/01/2015 // 20:00] zeitkratzer opening the new concert series KONTRAKLANG at Heimathafen Neukölln, Berlin

The new concert series KONTRAKLANG launches with fireworks from ensemble Zeitkratzer in Heimathafen Neukölln, with help from the wind instrument class of the Neuköllner Clay-Schule and trombonist Thomas Leyendecker from the Berliner Philharmonic Orchestra. Reinhold Friedl’s Schönberg Pierrot Lunaire-Parodie will sound as true as the original, premieres by Andrea Neumann and Frank Gratkowski will be presented, as well as a selection of Fluxus pieces that play on the borders of theatrical effects, minimalist notation and concentrated audience participation. To end the show, Thomas Leyendecker will lead the wind instrument class in the former ballroom’s balconies, in the collective orgiastic sound event of Stockhausens “Setz die Segel zur Sonne.”
With support of the education program of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and Deutscher Musikrat.
More info: Kontraklang

 

[05/12/2014] NEW RELEASE: zeitkratzer WHITEHOUSE
zeitkratzer WHITEHOUSE

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William Bennett, the musical master mind of the band WHITEHOUSE has already worked with zeitkratzer at several occasions. And he also appears on the first track of this CD. Recorded live at the festival Musique Action in Nancy, France, you can get an impression of how the deep bass frequencies – produced by the huge orchestra drum, at some points as well by the beaten bass strings of the piano or by subtones of the horns - made vibrate not only the floor of the venue. At the same time high piping sounds, amplified violin harmonics, bitten clarinet tones attack the listener. A music with crystal clear or even neurosurgical precision. And one can hear voices all over – distorted from being spoken through a trombone, a French horn, phantom voices in the density of the sounds, etc. No electronic effects are used – it’s pure acoustic power! press contact: dense promotion / Ed Benndorf, ed@dense.de
Vital Weekly: “Excellent work. A total racket.” The Wire even became addicted: “You squirm in your seat, unsure of why you’re listening, yet still you hang on for more.” While Radio France was just blown away: “La fureur et la chaleur! …hors norme!”

Frank Gratkowski - clarinets / Hild Sofie Tafjord - french horn / Hilary Jeffery -trombone / Reinhold Friedl – piano / Tony Buck – percussion / Lisa Marie Landgraf – violin / Burkhard Schlothauer – violin / Anton Lukoszevieze – violoncello / Uli Phillipp - double bass

More info: zeitkratzer at bandcamp

 

[09/10/2014] NEW RELEASE: zeitkratzer + KEIJI HAINO
Live at Jahrhunderthalle Bochum!

Just a few quotes about the last cooperation with Keiji:
“The supernova finally occurs!” Chicago Reader
“A real highlight, with zeitkratzer enfolding Keiji Haino in its grasp like some tentacular kraken of the deep. Haino effectively becomes another member of the group.” The Wire
“Forcefull and utterly compelling.” Rock-a-Rolla


press contact:
dense promotion / Ed Benndorf
ed@dense.de
fon +49 (0)30 27 59 64 85

 

[09/10/2014 // 20:00] zeitkratzer performing at Avant Art Wroclaw, Poland: with KEIJI HAINO and SVETLANA SPAJIC

zeitkratzer once again with Keiji Haino (it’s also the record release of their second CD/LP) at the World Music Days of the ISCM plus SONGS with the incredible Serbian singer Svetlana Spajic.
More info: http://worldmusicdays2014.pl/en/zeitkratzer-ft-keiji-haino/

 

[04/08/2014] NEW RELEASE: Lou Reed Metal Machine Music, first full instrumental version performed live by zeitkratzer

About 10 years after their first, critically acclaimed performances of Lou Reed’s adventurous album, zeitkratzer presents an audacious new interpretation of this 20th century avant-garde classic. Here, for the first time ever, all four parts of Metal Machine Music played by zeitkratzer on one recording! Seriously "clangorous"! Mixed and mastered by Rashad Becker. Also available on 2LP on Karlrecords.
“Played by a live group, "Metal Machine Music" sounds even wilder and more frenetic, and zeitkratzer's act of fandom moves "Metal Machine Music" into a context where, perhaps, it always belonged: as an avant-garde piece of bristling minimalism…” New York Times
“In all honesty, I can say that you've probably never seen or heard anything quite like this. Take a step into the new and dangerous by listening to Metal Machine Music as performed by the zeitkratzer ensemble live.” BBC London

 

[13/07/2014] NEW UPCOMING CD-SERIES !!

zeitkratzer records releases a new series on CD and vinyl (in cooperation with Karlrecords), starting with:
# zkr0016 zeitkratzer plays the first full instrumental version of Metal Machine Music by Lou Reed, Release date: August 4, 2014
Press copies available now !!
# zkr0018 zeitkratzer + Keiji Haino
Release date: October 09, 2014
Press copies available from ??
# zkr0017 zeitkratzer WHITEHOUSE
Release date: December 7, 2014

[10/04/2014 // 20:30] zeitkratzer @ Festival SONIC PROTEST Paris, Eglise Saint-Merry
Reinhold Friedl’s zeitkratzer will perform music by William Bennett (WHITEHOUSE), a world premiere by French composer Gilles Sivilotto and parts of zeitkratzer’s Volksmusik

Also performing that night: Merzbow and DJ Sounds of Silence
zeitkratzer: Lisa Marie Landgraf: violin / Burkhard Schlothauer: violin / Hildur Gudnadottir: cello / Martin Heinze: double bass  / Reinhold Friedl: piano / Maurice de Martin: percussion / Frank Gratkowski: clarinets / Liz Allbee: trumpet / Hilary Jeffery: trombone / Benjamin Schultz: sound / Andreas Harder: light/
Eglise Saint-Merry, 76 rue de la Verrerie. 75004 Paris.  
Doors opening : 8pm / zeitkrater: 8.30 pm
Sonic Protest: http://www.sonicprotest.com/
https://www.facebook.com/SonicProtest/photos/gm.1427292294177056/680542802009454/?type=1&theater

 

[01/12/2013 // 20:00] zeitkratzer @ WORLDTRONICE, Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin.

zeitkratzer plays electronic music transcriptions (among others from the electronic studios in Warsaw and Belgrade) by Eugeniusz Rudnik, Halim El-Debh, WHITEHOUSE, Andrzej Dobrowolski, Ludmila Frajt and Bohdan Mazurek. And as a
TRIBUTE TO LOU REED the so far unreleased fourth part of the instrumental version of LOU REED’S METAL MACHINE MUSIC.
Burkhard Schlothauer, violin / Lisa Marie Landgraf, violin / Hildur Gudnadottir, cello / Ulrich Phillipp, double bass / Reinhold Friedl, piano / Maurice de Martin, percussion / Frank Gratkowski, clarinets / Hild Sofie Tafjord, french horn / Hilary Jeffery, trombone / Rashad Becker, sound / Andreas Harder, light

HKW

[03/11/2013 // 20:00] Bernhard Schütz, Reinhold Friedl, Maximilian Brauer & … @ VOLKSBÜHNE Berlin: Robert Schumann DICHTERLIEBE

Music by Robert Schumann & Reinhold Friedl / voice: Bernhard Schütz / piano: Reinhold Friedl / With: Maximilian Brauer and the Band Fucking Famous

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[27/10/2013] Good by Lou! Lou Reed passed away today…

We have been shocked that Lou Reed passed away today. Just now, when we are about to finish the mix of the first complete instrumental version of METAL MACHINE MUSIC! We will play the final, so far unreleased part of METAL MACHINE MUSIC in our Berlin concert on December 1 as a tribute to Lou! Read more at:

THE WIRE

[03/10/2013] zeitkratzer & Keiji Haino / Stockhausen

The recordings of the last project with zeitkratzer and the Japanese Noise hero Keiji Haino at Jahrhunderthalle Bochum [Ruhrtriennale] are now mixed and almost ready for release in winter. Looking forward to this one too! zeitkratzer & Keiji Haino also played a 45-minutes version of Stockhausens “Aus den 7 Tagen”, that will be released later.

[01/09/2013] zeitkratzer & WHITEHOUSE

The recordings of the new project with zeitkratzer and William Bennett [WHITEHOUSE], produced and freneticly acclaimed at the festival in Nancy, France earlier this year are mixed now and almost ready for release in late autumn/winter! Looking forward!

[14&15/05/2013 RELEASE] zeitkratzer @ Nancy, France

zeitkratzer will perform two concerts:
May 14: Stockhausen „Aus den Sieben Tagen“ „From the seven Days“
May 15: zeitkratzer plays WHITEHOUSE /William Bennet, new works and Morton Feldman

[31/01/2013 // 20:00] zeitkratzer @ klub katarakt, Kampnagel Hamburg

zeitkratzer will present a three-set concert night including James Tenney: Critical Band; Column One: Entropium; Reinhold Friedl: Xenakis[a]live! with video-projection by Lillevan, Burkhard Schlothauer: tromper, Terre Thaemlitz: Superbonus

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[04/01/2013 NEW RELEASE] zeitkratzer: Grand Orchestra, CD, tochnit aleph

„Grand Orchestra” is a multiple attempt at sustainability in the actual and concrete sense of the word: how can we amplify music without electricity? Sustainability in the creative sense: how can we make music with amateurs without under challenging them? Sustainability as a musical category? Education, training? Just dare the laeity by throwing them into an overwhelming sound! Encourage the simplest of sounds, noises and their agglomeration. Allow spatial displacement, an accumulation of imprecision, unclarity and variation to develop into power and richness, a new Utopian beauty: music for amateurs and professionals: Grand Orchestra!

tochnit aleph

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[01/12/2012 NEW RELEASE] zeitkratzer SONGS, Vinyl only! Bocian Records

zeitkratzer SONGS merges zeitkratzer’s noise, zeitkratzer’s unfathomable electro-like sound layers, zeitkratzer’s rhythmical complexity, … and Mark’s voice, flying above, croaking, reciting, disappearing inside the noise, singing the falsetto or just floating on a repetitive prepared piano loop …. A beautiful good-by to Pop – back to the real song, the real air, with orchestral density and minimalistic sound layers: SONGS!

Bocian Records

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[28/09/2012 RELEASE] OUT NOW: CD zkr0014 zeitkratzer NEUE VOLKSMUSIK

zeitkratzer continue their Volksmusik-adoption, this time including new tunes from Switzerland, even playing noise on two alp horns. The Wire Magazine wrote: "zeitkratzer’s exuberantly contaminated, funny and imaginative music should set Herder and his nationalist acolytes reeling aghast in their graves!"

[22/03/2012 // 22:00] zeitkratzer @ MaerzMusik Berlin, Berghain

zeitkratzer will present new cooperations with Elliott Sharp and Column One and perform their new compositions - almost sold out

[03/12/2011 // 20:00] zeitkratzer ELECTORNIX @ Gdansk, Poland

zeitkratzer will present new cooperations with Elliott Sharp and Column One and perform their new compositions - almost sold out

[26/11/2011 // 20:00] zeitkratzer performs Reinhold Friedl’s highly acclaimed “Xenakis[a]live!” @ Deutsche Ensemble Akademie, Darmstadt, Germany

This performance will include the projection of the live-video by Lillevan, that has been released on Asphodel

[14/10/2011 // 20:00] zeitkratzer play Lou Reed’s METAL MACHINE MUSIC, full version, Reggio Emiglia, Italy

zeitkratzer will perform for the first in Italy the full four-part version of Lou Reed’s Metal Machine Music with a new light concept by zeitkratzer’s Andreas Harder.

[13/10/2011 // 20:00] zeitkratzer play Lou Reed’s METAL MACHINE MUSIC, full version, Festival RomaEuropa, Rome, Italy

zeitkratzer will perform for the first in Italy the full four-part version of Lou Reed’s Metal Machine Music with a new light concept by zeitkratzer’s Andreas Harder.

[04/09/2011 // 20:00] zeitkratzer & Keiji Haino @ Ruhrtriennale, Jahrhunderthalle Bochum, Germany

zeitkratzer will again perform with Keiji Haino after the legendary cooperations with Keiji in Austria and Germany, released on CD ; And present in the first part the new version of Karlhein Stockhausen’s „Aus den sieben Tagen“ !

[03/09/2011 // 20:00] zeitkratzer MUSICAL CONPENDIUM OF HORROR @ Queen Elisabeth Hall, London, UK

zeitkratzer will perform for the first time Reinhold Friedl’s “a musical compendium of horror”! A tribute to Bernard Herman’s Psycho-strings, Penderecki’s Utrenja, and other famous horror film music, with a special light concept by zeitkratzer’s Andreas Harder

[21/08/2011 // 20:00] zeitkratzer play NOISE UNPLUGGED @ Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany

zeitkratzer will present the result of extensive rehearsals playing NOISE unplugged, only amplified by Berlin children. Harsh, crude noise, strange ambiences, without electricity, only using human power, strings, wind instruments, several Tam-Tams and grand pianos…

[13/08/2011 // 22:00] zeitkratzer presents a new edition of VOLKSMUSIK @ Festival Alpentöne, Altdorf, Switzerland

zeitkratzer will present the highly acclaimed Volksmusik at a Volksmusik-Festival in Switzerland, incluing new tracks dedicated to Swiss folk, including alpenhorns etc…

[14/04/2011 // 22:00] zeitkratzer back @ music Biennale Zagreb, Croatia

zeitkratzer performs the world premiere of John Cage's "Nine", constructed by Burkhard Schlothauer, and performs for the first time Karlheinz Stockhausen's "Aus den Sieben Tagen". zeitkratzer’s SONGS feature Marc Weiser (aka rechenzentrum aka Mark Markowitch) as a singer.

[12/04/2011 // 20:00] zeitkratzer presentation @ Kino Siska, Ljubljana, Slovenia

zeitkratzer presents the result of rehearsal and recording period in Ljubljana: John Cage's "Nine", constructed by Burkhard Schlothauer, a new version of Karlheinz Stockhausen's "Aus den Sieben Tagen". zeitkratzer’s SONGS featuring Marc Weiser (aka rechenzentrum aka Mark Markowitch) as soprano.

www.kinosiska.si

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[12/04/2011 // 20:00] zeitkratzer presentation @ Kino Siska, Ljubljana, Slovenia

zeitkratzer presents the result of rehearsal and recording period in Ljubljana: John Cage's "Nine", constructed by Burkhard Schlothauer, a new version of Karlheinz Stockhausen's "Aus den Sieben Tagen". zeitkratzer’s SONGS featuring Marc Weiser (aka rechenzentrum aka Mark Markowitch) as soprano.

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