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ImproCon

on may 25th to 27th, 2018 - the third issue of the festival ImroCon will happens in graz, in the beautiful and important place 'schaumbad'. it's a space for improvised music (incl. some interstellar artists), discussion, socializing and exploring.
the ImproCon - congress of free improvised music, arts & thoughts is an international creative platform and annual workshop festival organized by croatian association gokul from zabok with slovenian associations kud mreža from ljubljana and klub metulj – youth centre bistrica ob sotli from bistrica ob sotli, partnered by two austrian organizations: schaumbad – freies atelierhaus from graz, and šopron shuffle – trans european music meetings from vienna.

[www.improcongress.org]

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[ske-fonds.at]

broken.heart.collector

broken.heart.collector



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status: active
brokenheartcollector.klingt.org

biography:
For BROKEN.HEART.COLLECTOR five champions of undefined paths join forces, having found what was meant to be found - each other:
Slovenian vocal artist and bass flutist Maja Osojnik, well versed in traditional Slovenian folk songs, pop & avantgarde, as well as black metal grunting and therefore performing in various different outfits (Rdeca Raketa, Maja Osojnik Band, FruFru, Subshrubs); Bass clarinetist Susanna Gartmayer known from the manifold domestic improvisation scene; and there is also BULBUL – the Austrian superband, since years of utilizing the classic rock line-up (bass, guitar, drums) and pushing it beyond its boundaries releasing conceptual field-recordings and blowing up the most profound pig-rock-smasher in the spheres of the impossible.
Upon the instrumental fundament, Maja Osojnik hails hypnotizing passwords that hold the reoccurring subtext of "I control you". Her voice is floating frigidly then hissing like a mad child grown up amongst wolves and finally closing up around the group snake-like.

"Broken.Heart.Collector" is an intoxicating stream of lava, guides along The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, unnoticably passing owls whistling 'good-night's' and wobbling shadowrealms dragging into disco beats. Suddenly you are on an overwhelming trip in the desert with Alejandro Jodorowsky, gliding through agravic spaces and oversized soundscapes above which rattling chains and twittering iron can be heard.
Their instruments - often prepared like John Cage used to enhance the interestingness of a piano with palette knifes, rubber bands and other utensils - lead from strictly reduced passages to excessive shamanic space-trips with field recordings. There's squeaking and rattling until steal string guitar, driving bass, tricky drums and a hell of a clarinet trim it all into bruitistic layers finally mutating into an undertow-like groove.

BROKEN.HEART.COLLECTOR take your hand into unknown territory where you'll meet pulsating heart-shaped jelly-puddings, drifting along speaking pyramids, slowly rotating satellites, light beam transmissions from far dimensions and tongue in cheek grinning organists whos' cylinders have eyes blinking mechanically through the bizarre orbit.

line-up:
maja osojnik (vox, gadgets, bass paetzold recorder, field recordings)
susanna gartmayer (bass clarinet, contra alto clarinet, vox)
raumschiff engelmayr (guitar, vox, electronics)
derhunt (bass, vox, electronics)
didi kern (drums, percussion, inside piano, vox, field recordings)

discography:
2011 V/A stellar constellation x MC
INTERSTELLAR REC.
2011 broken.heart.collector 2LP, CD
INTERSTELLAR REC., ROCK IS HELL, DISCORPORATE
2008 strange fruit 7"
ROCK IS HELL

artists


BROKEN HEART COLLECTOR [info]

27 [info]
ÄFFCHEN & CRAIGS [info]
ANALENA [info]
ANGÉLICA CASTELLÓ [info]
BROKEN HEART C. [info]
BUG [info]
BULBUL [info]
CALAMARI:AUTOPSY [info]
CHANG FFOS [info]
EGOTRIP [info]
FLU.ID [info]
FS MASSAKER [info]
WOLFGANG FUCHS [info]
GIGALDI [info]
G.I.JOE [info]
GODSENTUS [info]
GONE BALD [info]
HELLA COMET [info]
IN-KATA [info]
INTERSTATE 35 [info]
MEN KILLING MEN [info]
MERZBOW [info]
METALYCEE [info]
MONSTER DVD [info]
MUTE AUDIO [info]
NSA [info]
NI [info]
NITRO MAHALIA [info]
PEACHPIT [info]
QUETZAL [info]
REFLECTOR [info]
REGOLITH [info]
ROOM 204 [info]
SENSUAL LOVE [info]
THE STRIGGLES [info]
TODESSTERN [info]
TUMIDO [info]