December 30, 2006

GLK and YYP on Mandarin Button

Mandarin Button is a free radio and live-streaming show
hosted by Liu Pei-Wen aka PEI, a sound-artist from Taiwan.

Goh Lee Kwang and Yeoh Yin Pin are featured on this show.

offical stream hub (live from zurich) :

MP3 for all known :

OGG for linux, pc, VLC :

playlist (off-beat) :

December 12, 2006

Film Screening : Uli Aumüller & Theo Gallehr

::Film Screening : Uli Aumüller & Theo Gallehr::
Saturday, 16 December 2006
8.00pm -10:00pm
admission by donation

studio in cheras kl
No75, Tingkat 3,
Amber Business Plaza,
Jalan Jelawat 1,
Cheras 56100
(You can take Star LRT, Sri Petaling line, stop at Cheras Station.
SiCKL is right next to the Star LRT- Cheras Station.
Only a 2 minute walk.)


For those of you who are acoustically and visually
curious about the working methods, creative processes
and philosophies in the creation of musique concrete
composition and improvisation, you are welcome to join
us for an evening of educational screenings - Cinema
for the Ears and Azioni - details following this

My Cinema for the Ears
The musique concrète of Francis Dhomont and Paul Lansky
A Film by Uli Aumüller, 59 mins, 2002

"The work of the Franco-Canadian composer Francis
Dhomont, pupil of Pierre Schaeffer, the legendary
founder of musique concrète, is at the centre of this
staged documentary movie. The film is about how to
make music with sounds, microphone, tape and computer.
Dhomont was commissioned to compose a new, another
“Spring” for this film, based on the poem by Antonio
Vivaldi from his composition "The Four Seasons:
Spring" using the sounds mentioned by Vivaldi, bird
song for example, the splashing of a stream, the
murmur of the wind, rolling thunder or a dog barking."

"Dhomont records these sounds (on location in Canada)
in sequences which sometimes quote Jacques Tati and
reprocesses them in his studio, altering and
recombining them... He reflects upon the idea that
composing musique concrète is very similar to the work
of a film director. Rewinding, starting again,
cutting, mixing and changing, processing the speed,
the colours, the notes. Debussy also talked about
creating pictures."

"The film plays a kind of game: To approach a noise
microscopically with the microphone changes the form
of his perception. The noise gets more abstract and
because of that actually more musical. The same is
true of pictures. The closer a camera approaches an
object, the more abstract it becomes: No longer one
concrete picture, but a composition of colours,
shapes, structures, textures. The object in question
is a river, a stream, heard and seen from several
perspectives, composed in ever closer perspectives,
cubist, so to speak, until the perception changes into
pure abstraction and then back again into its original
concrete form. The aesthetic of musique concrète is
translated back into a possible language of this

"A central theme of the film is perception; perception
of the visual and the acoustic and how they refer to
each other, how one can dissolve these contexts and
put them together again in a new way; how the context,
i.e. the composition, focuses perception."

"Francis Dhomont meets Paul Lansky, a composer from
Princeton, USA. They cross a bridge while talking
about whether urban sounds can be used in composition.
As with the water of the river, the bridge is also
broken down into its acoustic and visual components, a
kind of homage to Walter Ruttmann, but again
completely different. The topic here, once again, is
cubist dismantling and rejoining, the production of
imaginary rooms."

"The conversation continues in Dhomont’s kitchen and
focuses on the tinkling of cups - whether one must
recognise a sound’s origin in electro-acoustic music.
Does the physical gesture suffice or must the sound
more or less proclaim its origin? One says "yes", the
other says "no", and a quarrel almost arises. There
are, indeed, different schools of thought among
composers who work with sounds."

Gruppo di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza - Azioni III
A film by Theo Gallehr, 46 mins, 1967

"The dvd presents some of the most compelling
improvisations of this extraordinary improv group
active in the '60s and featuring such names as Ennio
Morricone, Ivan Vandor, Roland Kayn, Franco
Evangelisti, Walter Branchi, Mario Bertoncini and John
Heineman. Spanning from free-jazz to total abstract
noise and wild electronic sounds, the enclosed video
DVD, shot in a stunning black and white, is a unique
document that captures the rehearsal of the thrilling
concert that the group gave in Rome in 1967."

"Il Gruppo was a brilliant and prolific composer's
collective exploring extended techniques and new sound
sources through the medium of improvisation. Although
very much a product of its time, their music remains
timeless. They were instrumental in founding a radical
tradition of western musical improvisation that owed
little or nothing to anybody and created some of the
strangest music ever made. They were utterly unique."

contact yandsen 012-9800-428 /
contact aziz

December 06, 2006

Aziz, Ronnie and Azmyl @ KLue Words & Tunes

Aziz and Ronnie doing real-time manipulation of text/spoken audio thanks to the wonders of max msp and ableton live for part 1 of KLue Words & Tunes. Azmyl featured in part 2.
KLue Words & Tunes I
9 December 3.00pm

Unlike our previous installments, this month’s series of Klue’s Words & Tunes will be a collaborative effort between singer-songwriters and musicians. This installment of the spoken word and music event is themed ‘The Music of Language’ and will feature partnerships between Jaclyn Kee and Mei Chern, Ronnie Khoo and Aziz as well as acoustic outfit, Estrella.

Borders The Curve
6 Jalan PJU 7/3, Mutiara Damansara, Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Admission is free

KLue Words & Tunes II
16 December 3.00pm

The second installment for this month’s new and improved Words & Tunes sees a pair-up between Jasmine Low and Hannah , Crystal Woo and Jerome Kugan as well as Fahmi Fadzil and Azyml Yunor. Expect a mind-blowing showcase of spoken word and song as each duo give an original collaborative performance.

Borders Berjaya Times Square
1 Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur
Contact No : 03-2141 0288
Train : Imbi (Monorail)

Admission is free
YYP @ Singapore Fringe

Yeoh Yin Pin presents Unwound with Ang Song Ming

11th February 2007
105 minutes with a 15-minute interval

Esplanade Recital Studio

$28 (Standard) | $18 (Concession)