RUDOLF EB.ER (Boston debut)
Out of the Blue Too
541 Massachusetts Avenue
8:30pm | Doors: 8pm $15 gen admission | $10 Non-Event members & students
Founded in Zürich in 1987, the Schimpfluch Gruppe has become the epitome of radical outsider art in many respects. Appearing in varying lineups over the years, the Schimpfluch Gruppe has been forging a bridge from stirring audio and visual works to disturbing and highly challenging live performances ever since. Their work has covered a wide range of live and recorded output: audio/sonic art, actionism, bruitism, performance, musique concrète, painting and installation-work, confrontational radio broadcasts, physically demanding performances, ‘abreaction plays’ and ‘psycho-physical tests and trainings.’The work created under the name 5chimpfluch deals with therapeutic and analytical actions and reactions of the psyche, the body, and of senses and realities (of both the performers and the audiences), in a radical, critical but also liberating way - an attack on the mind as well as a stimulation of the senses.
RUDOLF EB.ER’s rites and artefacts are portals to the traumatic expanses and abysses of human existence. Regarded as psychopomp or art-brut shamanist, his trail of work leads deep down to - and through - the nethermost regions of the human psyche. Rudolf Eb.er’s research de-occults the psychic body through psycho-physical tests and trainings. He employs and combines abreactive and cleansing actionism with sonic rituals, psychoactive acoustics and close-up fieldrecordings of nature and decay, generating audio-environments into which he plants grotesque psycho-magic rituals and tantric exercises that trigger a nondual, higher awareness.
Rudolf Eb.er aka Runzelstirn & Gurgelstock founded the Schimpfluch extreme and outsider artist collective in Zürich in 1987. Schimpfluch exponents are highly regarded for their unique and obscure aural and visual work; their confrontational, physically demanding performances and shock treatments remove the boundaries of the body and open up accesses to the collective unconscious.
Eb.er is currently based in Osaka, working as painter, de/composer and psycho-spiritual researcher.
JOKE LANZ is one of the most prolific and profound artists working in the border zones where performance and body art meet Improvisation and Noise. Lanz creates a unique blend of physical sound poetry and epileptic noise bursts, using contact microphones, loops, tapes etc. The result is an extreme form of musique concrete that juxtaposes spasmodic gibbering with a battery of disorienting electronics.
Since 1985, he has been involved with a broad variety of musical projects, including Jaywalker, Sudden Infant, Schimpfluch-Gruppe, Psychic Rally, Vehikel & Gefäss, Catholic Boys in Heavy Leather, WAL, and Tell. In addition, he has composed music for contemporary dance, theatre, films, radio plays, and installations. He is currently based in Berlin
DAVE PHILLIPS is an activist using sound as a language, creating sonic rituals that address and oppose the restriction and reduction of life and living, regularly touching on existentialist topics, animal rights, human rights and environmental awareness, resulting in a unique and often cathartic sound world that activates primordial shared emotions and rings in the era of humanimal. Phillips re/searches and ponders existences and behaviorisms humanimalistically via audio de/construction, psycho-acoustics, sonic rituals; sound as communication in direct and primal form, a tool of metaphysics, a conscience, an unrestrained language. sound as a means to activate primordial shared emotions otherwise hidden by civilized experience. Phillips’ work engages, invites rumination, endorses sentient and environmental e/quality and encourages intervention and action; therapeutical stimulation is acknowledged. a form of release is evoked, a liberating cleansing, a sound catharsis that opposes the omnipresent reduction of existence, that puts us in touch with our sentient origins as well as with the realities of our times. Phillips rings in the era of humanimal.
Phillips has been sonically active for over 30 years. He has appeared on more than 190 releases and has played around 500 concerts in 40 countries. He is currently based in Zürich.
ANDREA PENSADO began playing piano as a girl, with private instruction. She obtained her BA in Music Education from the University of La Plata in 1987. Immediately following, she moved to Poland where she continued her studies at the Krakow Academy of Music. Pensado graduated in Composition with honors in 1995. Her professors were Barbara Buczek and Boguslaw Schaeffer in composition and Marek Choloniewski in computer music.
Presently, Pensado performs almost exclusively in the US, both as a solo artist and in frequent collaborations with other musicians. Her more stable groups at this moment are: PHURNNE (with Jenifer Gelineau and Stephanie Marie Germaine) and LOS CONDENADOS (with Walter Wright, Chris Strunk and Jules Vasylenko). She has also played with, among others: I’d M Thfft Able, Forbes Graham, Ben Miller, Luther Gray, Junko Fujiwara, Todd Brunel, Audrey Chen, Lou Cohen, Adriana de los Santos, Glynis Lomon, Dave Bryant, Emilie Mouchous, Gustavo Aguilar, Mark Miller, Ava Mendoza, Borah Bergman, Davindar Singh, Zavoloka, Alexei Borisov, Angela Sawyer, Jack Wright, Bob Falesch, Ben Bennett, Mark Johnson, Mike Dailey, Jill Burton, Shayna Dulberger, Chris Welcome, Andrew Einsenberg, Bonnie Kane. She also tours outside the US and has been featured in Brazil, Poland, Germany, Russia, Lithuania, Latvia, Portugal, Hungary, Canada, Italy and Austria.
Presented with the support of Pro Helvetia