CHRISTOPH HEEMANN at the Goethe-Institut Boston
Friday, October 08, 2010

(Photo: Paul Morton)

Non-Event and the Goethe-Institut Boston present

with Brendan Murray

Goethe-Institut Boston
170 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02116
8 p.m. / $15

CHRISTOPH HEEMANN is one of the most enigmatic figures in European drone music. In 1984, Heemann and his brother Andreas Martin formed the seminal experimental music project, Hirsche Nicht Aufs Sofa (HNAS). HNAS’s surrealistic collage music combined elements of musique concrete, electronics, folklore and humor. Later, Heemann, together with Edward Ka-spel and Andreas Martin recorded three albums as the group Mimir, attracting the attention of Steven Stapleton of Nurse With Wound, Masami Akita (aka Merzbow), and Jim O’Rourke. In 1989, Heemann formed the mysterious and influential drone outfit Mirror, with English sound artist Andrew Chalk. An ongoing project, the duo is known for its pristinely soporific music, as well as their deliberately hard-to-find recordings and rare live performances.

Currently Heemann composes, performs, produces, and records albums by sound artists/composers such as Limpe Fuchs, Keiji Haino, Charlemagne Palestine, and many others. His ongoing musical collaborations include work with Jim O’Rourke, William Basinski, Lee Ranaldo, and Timo van Luyck on the In Camera project.

BRENDAN MURRAY is a musician who uses digital processing, percussion, tuned instruments and analog synthesis to create large-scale compositions based in drone, pulse and repetition. Currently active as a solo performer and in numerous collaborative projects with filmmakers, poets and other musicians across the United States. He lives in East Somerville, MA.

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