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Events 11 | 2013

Wed, November 13, 2013
IMA_experiments 6
John Duncan
Suspicion Breeds Confidence live (D)

Noise Music / Experimental Electronics
ZKM_Cube, 8 p.m., admission € 5 [Online Tickets]

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John Duncan introduces himself in the sixth series in the IMA_experiment sequence. With his early short-wave noise experiments, which were produced in the late 1970s in and around the Los Angeles Free Music Society, he is one of the founding fathers of industrial music.

The evening opens with a performance of polyrhythmic noise improvisations by Frankfurt experimental musician Suspicion Breeds Confidence, alias Tobias Schmitt. The concert is accompanied by a video of his project “le miel qui siffle«” which he operates with Oliver Martinovic.

John Duncan (*1953 in Wichita, Kansas)
is a pioneer of performance art and experimental electronic music. He refines his oeuvre into detail-rich drones and conceptual performances, and works, among others with Zbigniew Karkowski, zeitkratzer, or the Finnish duo Pan Sonic.

John Duncan has realized performances and installations, among others, at the following places: Performa in New York, Färgfabriken and Gallery Niklas Belenius in Stockholm, The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) in Boston, die NoorlandsOperan in Umeå, Netmage 07 (with Leif Elggren) in Bologna, Cut and Splice (with CM von Hausswolff) in London, and at the 2nd Gothenburg Biennial. He made a joint appearance with Ensemble Phoenix (in Basel and Bern, and at the Angelica Festival in Bologna), and with Ensemble zeitkratzer at the Musica Nova in Tel Aviv and in Berlin. His CD releases THE CRACKLING (1996 with Max Springer), PALACE of MIND (2001 with Giuliana Stefani), PHANTOM BROADCAST (2002), THE KEENING TOWERS (2003), and NINE SUGGESTIONS (2005 with Mika Vainio and Ilpo Väisänen) were works of experimental music highly praised by critics. His works of radio art and performances have been on show in museums such as the CCA Kitakyushu; the Getty Center and the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles; the Österreichische Museum für Angewandte Kunst (MAK), Vienna; the Museu d'Arte Contemporani, Barcelona (MACBA); and the Museum Museum of Tokyo (MOT). John Duncan lives and works in Bologna.
Further information can be found at: www.johnduncan.org

Suspicion Breeds Confidence
is one of Tobias Schmitt’s projects, which combines polyrhythms, Kraut-Concrete, collage and noises. His concerts are improvisational pieces that lead to a unique event. Since the beginning, at the end of the 1990s, Suspicion Breeds Confidence has been released on international labels and has been performed at numerous concerts in Europe and North America.

In addition to Suspicion Breeds Confidence, Tobias Schmitt (*1975) has collaborated with many other artists and works with image and video as well as music. He is member of the board for the Verein zur Förderung von Phonographie und experimenteller Musik e.V. [Association for the Promotion of Phonography and Experimental Music], for which he has curated the series Phonophones in Frankfurt.
For further information please go to: www.acrylnimbus.de

In cooperation with the faculty of Media Art/Spatial Audio & Sound art of the University of Arts and Design Karlsruhe

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photo: Suspicion Breeds Confidence, © Foto: Tobias Schmitt


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