December 26, 2007

AZIZ & YANDSEN scheduled for

Oh Seven! Gone To Heaven

31st December, 2007 @ The Annexe, CM

November 26, 2007

Goh Lee Kwang, Good Vibrations

Album Launch – Video Installations – Retrospective concert

Internationally respected sound artist Goh Lee Kwang, who recently returned from a 10 city tour of Europe, has a new album! His first album in three years, it is called Good Vibrations – selected solo improvisation with stereo dj mixer, released on his own label, Herbal. Recorded from concerts and studios in London, Amsterdam, Paris, Stuttgart, Rotterdam, Krems and Kuala Lumpur, the tracks were selected for their closeness to the original sound (of the mixer) without any treatment. For this launch, Lee Kwang performs different sounds every night, with materials from all 8 years of his mercurial career. There will be two video installations (world premier) and a sound installation (" Internal Pleasures" 4th Edition).


Dates: Nov 29 (Thu) – Dec 2 (Sun), 2007

Time: 8.30pm nightly

Venue: The Old Cinema, The Annexe, Central Market, KL.

Entry: By minimum donation of RM15 (Adults), RM10 (Students)

For 4 nights: RM40 (adults), RM25 (students)

Booking: 03 2274 6542, 03 2070 1137

November 20, 2007


Boon and Tham Kar Mun are scheduled to play at this gig on the

1st of December
2nd Floor, CM Annexe, KL

November 12, 2007

GOOD VIBRATIONS 2nd solo exhibition
in Kuala Lumpur, malaysia.

site 1, REKA Art Space, NOV 15th - 28th.
Reka Art Space is located at
GL29 Block C Kelana Square,
17 Jalan SS7/26, Kelana Jaya.
Tel. no: 03-7880 5982
The gallery is open by appointment only.
Contact: Sek Thim
H/p: 017-872 7721, Email: sekthim@gmail.com

site 2, ANNEXE, Central Market Nov 29th - Dec 2nd (with live concert).
ANNEXE is located at
2nd Floor, Central Market,
Jalan Hang Kasturi,
Kuala Lumpur.
Contact: 03-2070 1137

Both sites will show 2 new video works by Goh Lee Kwang, and the 4th
realisation of the sound installation ""Internal Pleasures""
(http://www.geocities.com/internalpleasures/si.html).
Exhibition at ANNEXE includes 4 nights of live concert.

http://www.geocities.com/crosssitp/

November 06, 2007

"Crossing Over- from here to there, from there to here" from the Evolutionary Girls Club


Gallery Talk: 17 November, 3:00pm


Opening Night: 17 November, 7:30pm; local performances; light refreshment.


Exhibition: 17-19 November, 11am-7pm

Venue: Central Market Annexe, top floor, Gallery 1.



ALL FREE ADMISSION

The EGC is a collective of artists, activists, writers and scholars, who make art that deal with issues around voice, access and privilege through the making and exhibiting of art. They have exhibited in USA, Germany, Sweden, Ukraine, Croatia, Japan and more since 2001.

"Crossing Over- from here to there, from there to here" will be EGC's first appearance in South East Asia, where three representatives: Pamela S. Booker, Tara Smelt and Colleen Merlisz (USA) will be here in person. All artwork in this exhibition were created especially for this South East Asian tour to Malaysia and Singapore! You can check out the show catalog for this exhibition at:
http://www.lulu.com/content/

Art exhibited in this exhibition include digital prints, photographs, paintings and video installations. There will be an experimental video screening on the opening night. And don't miss the local performances on the opening night! Performing musicians and artists include Azmyl Yunor, Nyoba Kan (Lee Swee Keong, Ceacar Chong and Kuan Nam), Jerome Kugan, Estrella and DizzyFirefly.

Come check out the opening event on 17 November at 7:30pm with art, discussion, experimental video, music and performances!

http://www.evolutionarygirls.com/
http://evogirlscrossingover.blogspot.com/
This event is kindly supported by DA HUANG PICTURES and MATAHATI ART FUND and co-organized by SiCKL, RAP and The Annexe Galleries.

October 06, 2007

A collated list of recent releases by EMACM-ers
(either by way of their own music or recordings released through their self-run labels.)

Goh Lee Kwang and Kenji Siratori
BACTERIUM SYNDROME (CD, Herbal Records)
http://www.geocities.com/gohleekwang/bs.html

Eric Cordier
OSOREZAN: Selected field recording 1993 - 2006
(CD, Herbal Records)
http://www.geocities.com/herbalrecords/eo.html

Eric Cordier and Emmanuel Mieville
DISPOSITIF: CANAL SAINT-MARTIN
(CD, Xing-Wu)
http://www.xingwurecs.com

Furniture
THE TWILIGHT CHASES THE SUN
(CD reissue, Herbal Records)
http://www.geocities.com/herbalrecords/

Goh Lee Kwang
GOOD VIBRATIONS
(CD, Herbal Records)
http://www.geocities.com/goodvibrationscd/

Klangmutationen
WEIßE MESSE (Vinyl LP, Holy Mountain)
http://www.midheaven.com/artists/klangmutationen.html
http://www.holymountain.com/klangmutationen.html

You should be able to mail-order most of these recordings
via the labels themselves or Orient-Occident

September 30, 2007



Projek Wayang
is proud to announce our latest public performance, almost in conjunction with Hari Raya festivities: Wayang Rakyat @ The Curve. Featuring Aziz Ali, Azmyl Yunor, and Fahmi Fadzil, with puppets by Fahmi Reza.

There will be two performances over four dates, with two workshops on introductory puppetmaking for kids.

30 September, 4.30pm - Sang Kancil and Sang Buaya
7 October, 4.30pm - Pak Pandir and the Bowl of Honey*
20 October, 2.30pm - Sang Kancil and Sang Buaya
21 October, 2.30pm - Pak Pandir and the Bowl of Honey*

(*title might change)

Synopses

Sang Kancil and Sang Buaya
One day, as he was walking around the jungle, Sang Kancil spots a grove of fruit trees across the river. As he tries to cross the river, he encounters the fearsome Sang Buaya, who is intent on eating the little mouse deer. What will Sang Kancil do to get at those fruit trees?

Pak Pandir and the Bowl of Honey
Mak Andih has grown tired of Pak Pandir’s loafing around the house, so she sends him out to gather things from the jungle that they could sell. Pak Pandir finds some honey, and bringing it home decides to eat it instead of selling it, against Mak Andih’s wishes. What becomes of Pak Pandir and his greedy ways?

September 13, 2007

HERBAL RECORDS
Bunch of old and new releases from Lee Kwang's Herbal Records.
Here are the new ones:
Eric Cordier - Osorezan
Furniture - The Twillight Chases The Sun (reissue)


Websites:
http://www.geocities.com/herbalrecords
http://www.myspace.com/herbalrecords


August 09, 2007

Yandsen, Kok Siew Wai, Aziz and Donna Miranda @ Annexe Central Market, Sound Riot

August 02, 2007

Notthatbalai Art Festival 2007 & SiCKL (Studio in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur) Presents:

Sound Riot!
Date & Time: 5th August, Sunday, 3pm
Venue: The Annexe Galleries, Lot 4.01, 2nd Floor, Central Market Annexe, Jalan Hang Kasturi, 50050 Kuala Lumpur.
For inquiries, please contact: Razman at 017.371.5641 or Yandsen at 012.919.8031


Showcasing some of the hottest local indie bands, expect rock, pop rock, rap, grunge, electroacoustics, experimental and a lot of noise! Participating bands include Shock System, Zealot Bulletin, Silent Scenery, Meteor Feather (Singapore), Bintang Bendehara, Dian Bang, Klaronika and Goh Lee Kwang (sound artist).

July 30, 2007


Notthatbalai and SiCKL (Studio in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur) presents:

MusicWorksplus-Live in Kuala Lumpur, a video-music concert by KojiTambata
Date & Time: 4 August, Saturday, 8:30pm
Venue: Central Market Annexe

Guest sound artists: Tham Kar Mun, Yandsen, Kok Siew
Wai

Artist’s Talk and Sharing “Random Thoughts On My Art-Video and Music”, by Koji Tambata
Date & Time: 2 August, Thursday, 8pm
Venue: SiCKL (Studio in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur)

Born in Tokyo, Japan, video artist Koji Tambata will
present his Video-Music Performance series "Music
Works" in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and will collaborate
with Malaysian musicians from the EMACM/SiCKL
collective. It will include the screening of "Music
Works", "Pre-Music Consciousness" and new works in
video and performance.

"Tambata’s work concerns about process and execution,
in other words, of what is happening at the moment.
This is similar to the practice of meditation. As a
music lover, Tambata finds that his philosophy and
methodology in art making is very similar to the
process of improvisation in music. Also interested in
the physical reality of energy flow, he has found a
way to apply this understanding in art and music.
Tambata shoots live music performances, then
re-arranges the images and adds new footage,
visual/sound effects during editing, and finally
creates a new audio-visual composition in video. He’ll
then incorporate the pre-edited video in his live
video-music performance. This is “MUSIC WORKS”, his
long-term video-music project since 1996.

Tambata regards the act of video shooting as a
meditative activity where he is witnessing and
documenting another meditative activity by the
musicians who are performing improvised music. Video
shooting is a very quiet and minimal act. It involves
movements, but they are very subtle, almost unnoticed.
It is like the silent moments in music. Tambata
appreciates this quietness as something essential to
reach a kind of spiritual awareness. In his
multidisciplinary work, video shooting, editing and
screening run parallel with one another, and
simultaneously they give birth to a holistic piece of
artwork."

Koji Tambata is a performing video artist who has been
working with video, music and performance since 1996.
He has collaborated with musicians such as Tony
Conrad, Steve Baczkowski, Jonathan Galove, Hylozoa,
Eliav Brand, King Sunshine, the Knowmatic Tribe Sound
System and more. He is currently living in Thailand.

----------------------

Artist’s Talk and Sharing
“Random Thoughts On My Art-Video and Music”, by Koji
Tambata

Tambata will share his journey as a performing video
artist: from using the video camera as a medium of
expression, to developing live video performances with
music. And how the ancient Chinese philosophy Taoism
in which he regards as “the first and the last
philosophy”, has influenced his work and his
perception of nature and the world.

“Albert Ayler has a song called Music Is The Healing
Force Of The Universe. I interpret that as the
awareness of tension (energy blockage), in which, by
letting it vibrates through its hardness and softness,
will become a powerful growing force – an energy
flow.” (Tambata)

July 23, 2007


::Notthatbalai 2007 & SiCKL presents::




SiCKL hosts one night of Sama-Sama Notthatbalai 2007 with
a video screening of “Derek Bailey Playing for Friends on 5th Street” by Robert O’Haire. The night will be opened and commemorated by olefolk of punk Joe Kidd and much later completed with performances by Eric Chenaux, The Abang Guard and free-for-all malas-improv by the residents of SiCKL.


Friday, 27 July 2007
8.00pm - midnight
admission RM3 (goes to Notthatbalai)

::at::

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.)

::Screenings::

Opening Screening: Pierce Wamecke’s Selected Videos

The Video Screening of “Derek Bailey Playing for
Friends on 5th Street”
(Robert O’Haire, 51 minutes, 2004)

Playing for Friends on 5th Street catches free-improv
guitar legend Derek Bailey in an intimate concert for
about 40 friends and fans on December 29, 2001. The
single-camera footage, focused tightly on the
guitarist, is presented with few edits, nicely
augmented with various post-production effects: full
screen & letterbox, color & warm sepia halftones &
stop motion lend to the more-than-front-row intimacy
of the video. Bailey is at his best during the
51-minute set, which includes his telling a story
about working in a guitar shop in the 1960s
(accompanying himself as he does in his much
sought-after "chats") and a few moments of traditional
playing on the vintage Epiphone hollow-body he bought
on Staten Island.

::Music::

The Abang Guard
Eric Chenaux
Yandsen, Ah Tham
....free jam!??!!?!

contact Yandsen 012-9198031 / yandsen@yahoo.com
contact Siew Wai 012-6957987 / kokbuffalo@yahoo.com

July 19, 2007

NTB 2007 MUSIC DEPARTMENT PROGRAMS:

1. Sama-sama Sing Song!

Date & Time: 22 July, Sunday, 8pm

Venue: Lost Generation Space

A singer-songwriters showcase of the most beloved songwriters in town.

Musicians include: Ariff Akhir, Estrella, Jerome Kugan, Wolf, Tan Sei Hon, Imam, Paolo Delfino, ManMeng and Azmyl Yunor.

2. Video Screening: “Derek Bailey Playing for Friends on 5th Street” (2004)

Directed by Robert O’Haire, 51 minutes

Opening Screening: Pierce Wamecke’s Selected Videos

Opening Guest: Joe Kidd

Special Performances: The Abang Guard and Eric Chenaux.

Date & Time: 27 July, Friday, 8pm

Venue: SiCKL

Playing for Friends on 5th Street catches free-improv guitar legend Derek Bailey in an intimate concert for about 40 friends and fans on December 29, 2001. The single-camera footage, focused tightly on the guitarist, is presented with few edits, nicely augmented with various post-production effects: full screen & letterbox, color & warm sepia halftones & stop motion lend to the more-than-front-row intimacy of the video. Bailey is at his best during the 51-minute set, which includes his telling a story about working in a guitar shop in the 1960s (accompanying himself as he does in his much sought-after "chats") and a few moments of traditional playing on the vintage Epiphone hollow-body he bought on Staten Island.

Eric Chenaux experiments with song forms as a guitar player, composer and singer with an affection for balladeers. Chenaux has been improvising since about 1995. He has played improvised guitar with many people including: Han Bennink, Allison Cameron, Rob Clutton, Ryan Driver, Murray Favro, Nick Fraser, Mike Kane, Michael Moore, Kurt Newman, Stephen Parkinson, Pauline Oliveros and more.

3. Digital Tool Possibilities: MaxMSP

(Presented by SiCKL)

Instructor: Ali Aziz

Date: 29 July, Sunday

Time: 11am-1pm: set-up; 2pm-7pm: hands-on practice

Venue: Lost Generation Space

Requirements: Need registration and fill in a participation form. Maximum 15 persons. Please contact the instructor by email if interested.

FREE

MaxMSP is a real-time software/programming environment, which has a broad range of artistic application ranging from electronic music to media installations. It was first developed in the 80s at IRCAM (computer music institute in Paris) by Miller S Puckette and Max Mathews. It is popular software utilized by sound/visual/new media artists interested in real-time performance and interactive installation environments.

This is a beginner’s introductory MaxMSP workshop of how to operate the software, in hope that the workshop will spark participant’s interest and provide a new door in pursuing his or her creative endeavors using video and sound. Participants are expected to bring their own laptops to attend the workshop. For further details and technical requirements, please directly contact the instructor, Ali Aziz at the following email addresses:

me@triyae.com / triyae@hotmail.com / triyae@yahoo.com

4. Solo Video-Music Concert by Koji Tambata

Date & Time: 4 August, Saturday, 8:30pm

Venue: Central Market Annexe

Artist’s Talk and Sharing

“Random Thoughts On My Art-Video and Music”, by Koji Tambata

Date & Time: 2 August, Thursday, 8pm

Venue: SiCKL

Japanese video artist Koji Tambata will present a solo multidisciplinary event with video installations, a video screening, live music and live video (capturing and mixing). He will collaborate with several local musicians from SiCKL (Studio in Cheras, KL).

Tambata’s work concerns about process and execution, in other words, of what is happening at the moment. This is similar to the practice of meditation. As a music lover, Tambata finds that his philosophy and methodology in art making is very similar to the process of improvisation in music. Also interested in the physical reality of energy flow, he has found a way to apply this understanding in art and music. Tambata shoots live music performances, then re-arranges the images and adds new footage, visual/sound effects during editing, and finally creates a new audio-visual composition in video. He’ll then incorporate the pre-edited video in his live video-music performance. This is “MUSIC WORKS”, his long-term video-music project since 1996.

Koji Tambata is a performing video artist who has been working with video, music and performance since 1996. He has collaborated with musicians such as Tony Conrad, Steve Baczkowski, Jonathan Galove, Hylozoa, Eliav Brand, King Sunshine, the Knowmatic Tribe Sound System and more. He is currently living in Thailand.

Artist’s Talk and Sharing

“Random Thoughts On My Art-Video and Music”, by Koji Tambata

Tambata will discuss his journey as a performing video artist: from using the video camera as a medium of expression, to developing live video performances with music. And how the ancient Chinese philosophy Taoism in which he regards as “the first and the last philosophy”, has influenced his work and his perception of nature and the world.

“Albert Ayler has a song called Music is the healing force of the universe. I interpret that as the awareness of tension (energy blocked), in which, by letting it vibrates through its hardness and softness, will become a powerful growing force – an energy flow.” (Tambata)

5. Sound Riot

Date & Time: 5 August, Sunday, 3pm

Venue: Central Market Annexe

Showcasing the hottest local indie bands, expect rock, pop rock, rap, grunge, electroacoustics, experimental and a lot of noise! Participating bands include Shock System, Zealot Bulletin, Silent Scenery, Meteor Feather (Singapore), Bintang Bendehara, Dian Bang, Klaronika and Goh Lee Kwang (sound artist).

July 06, 2007


"Digital Tool Possibilities: Max/MSP"

Venue: Lost Generation Space Address: 11, Lorong Permai, Off Jalan Syed Putra, Robson Heights , KL Date: 29th July 2007 (Sunday) Time: 11am-1pm (setup time for participants) 1pm-7pm (actual workshop time) Participation Fees: Free Participation Requirements: Own personal computer/laptop (See form_doc.doc and workshop_details.doc for details)

This workshop is limited to ~20 participants.

Workshop Presenter : Aziz Ali – me(at)triyae.com /
triyae(at)hotmail.com / triyae(at)yahoo.com
Notthatbalai/SiCKL Representative: Siew Wai –
kokbuffalo(at)yahoo.com

.....

A short introductory, learning, playaround workshop
culminating into a group performance using Max/MSP?
It's a realtime software/programming environment which
has a broad range of artistic application ranging from
electronic music to media installations. Some
musicians who use it are Aphex Twin, Bjork (with
Matmos), Autechre, ....

Participants need to RSVP a week before the workshop
to setup their pcs/laptops with the needed software or
arrive at the setup time on the workshop day itself.

July 04, 2007

FOLK THE SYSTEM!!
@ Annexe Central Market, 7th July 2007

Tham Kar Mun (aka Ah Tham) and Yandsen appearing
on the bill. Go to Ricecooker to learn more.

July 02, 2007


another live gig on 6 july 2007!
Friday, 6 july 2007
8.00pm - midnight
admission by donation (please)



::Live::
Robert Gomez (maybe DVD only)
Goh Lee Kwang trio
The Tag Team (BauBauCafe & CM Annexe contingent )
Jazmi ( of Bintang Bendahara)
Less Wood Than They Would Guess
Ronnie Khoo (of Furniture)



::at::
sicKL
No75, Tingkat 3,
Amber Business Plaza,
Jalan Jelawat 1,
Cheras 56100
(STAR LRT, cheras station. 1 minute from the station, nearby the 7/ 11)

contact/ direction:
by car:
Yandsen 012-9198031
by LRT:
lee kwang 016 489 2603

June 30, 2007

Kenji Siratori & Goh Lee Kwang
collaboration between Kenji Siratori & Goh Lee Kwang "Bacteria Syndrome" is out now on Herbal Records, 99 copies cdr limited edition, A4 size full color cover.
For more details & to order, visit http://www.geocities.com/gohleekwang/bs.html

June 28, 2007


::BYE BYE BIRDIE::



We say goodbye to our friend Robert Gomez, (and others Huvi, Lau Mun Leng, Au Sow Yee) as they depart for greener pastures and lands where there's more aplenty. We also welcome back Goh Lee Kwang, just fresh from France, the last leg of his european Tour.
Expecting music? Expect défaite de la musique!
(and Booze!)

Saturday, 30 June 2007
8.00pm - midnight
admission by donation

::at::
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.)


::Music::
Robert Gomez
Goh Lee Kwang
The Tag Team (BauBauCafe & CM Annexe contingent )
Jazmi (from Bintang Bendahara)
Less Wood Than They Would Guess
Ronnie Khoo (from Furniture)

contact Yandsen 012-9198031 / yandsen@yahoo.com
contact Aziz me@triyae.com

June 25, 2007

New Xing-Wu website now up!!






http://www.xingwurecs.com

June 04, 2007

GLK European Tour






June 01, 2007









Goh Lee Kwang in FRANCE


Final leg of his European tour. All updates at GLK @ myspace


Upcoming Shows ( view all )
7 Jun 2007 20:00
Emporium Galorium Rouen
9 Jun 2007 20:00
Festival de Musiques Innovatrices, The Mines Museum. Saint-Etienne
12 Jun 2007 20:00
Instants Chavires Paris
13 Jun 2007 20:00
Apo33 Nantes
14 Jun 2007 20:00
Apo33 Nantes
15 Jun 2007 20:00
Lembobineuse marseille

May 30, 2007

UNWOUND: ANG SONG MING and YEOH YIN PIN
by Mark Wong


Article by Mark Wong published by The Substation Magazine:

http://www.substation.org/mag/features/unwound-ang-song-ming-yeoh-yin-pin.html

Review of Ang and Yeoh's concert at the Esplanade, Singapore
+ Interview with Ang and Yeoh

May 29, 2007


extended periods of waiting
performance • video installation • sound




JUNE 8 & 9, 8:30pm
Studio @ The Annexe Central Market
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

donna miranda / bilqis hijjas / yuka tanaka / louise yow sing-haw / low shee hoe / shaifuddin mamat / chan seau huvi / saiful razman / au sow yee / sickl / roman cruz


Waiting signifies the passing of time, breakdown of routine and habit–a pause. What happens during this pause? Caught up in motionless activity, one is almost driven into insanity, brought by the violence of anticipation and expectation. How do we measure time? By the number of cigarettes we smoke or sum of games lost? Or cans and bottles of beer or wine consumed. Sometimes, its waiting for the train that never comes on time, unreturned phone calls, a lover stuck in traffic or even like broken promises. Passing time is like crossing the in between spaces of limbo into the promise of un/certainty. And while waiting induces boredom, pleasure silently creeps up as we pass through this brief mom ent of uncertainty, like new adventures waiting to unfold.
Extended periods of waiting is a collaborative multimedia research/performance project between Filipino and Malaysian artists in contemporary dance, video, technical theater and sound. The project delves into the violence and frailty evoked by waiting and passing time. Together performers and audience move back and forth into inertia, potentiality, pauses and stillness. Where is the dance and when does it arrive?

An independent initiative supported by Rimbun Dahan presented in cooperation with The Annexe and Green Papaya Art Projects.

duration: 45 mins to 1 hour

April 26, 2007

GOH LEE KWANG tours Europe
in support of latest album, Good Vibrations.

April 18 Living room concert, Vienna, Austria ( duo with Tim Blechmann).
April 21 Gallery Kandisky, Vienna, Austria (duo with Time Blechmann).
April 25
Fylkingen, Stockholm, Sweden.
April 26
Feinkost Lampe, Hanover, Germany.
May 4 Atelier, Berlin, Germany (duo with Olaf Hochherz).
May 9 - 15
Steim, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.... residency +
May 23 - 27
WORM, Rotterdam, The Netherlands... residency + radio program + live
June 1 - 4
Apo33... live, sessions (with Will Guthrie & Julien Ottavi).
June 7
Emporium Galorium, Rouen, France.
June 9
Festival de Musiques Innovatrices, The Mines Museum,Saint-Etienne, France.
June 12
Instants Chavires, Paris, France.

For an up-to-date schedule, go here:
http://www.geocities.com/gohleekwang/gigs.html

April 10, 2007


WHEN OBJECTS DREAM (MUSIC + FILM + SHORT
FILMS) @ Studio in Cheras, KL (SiCKL)



THE EVENT BEGINS WITH SYNAESTHESIA LABEL OWNER (http://synrecords.com/label.html ) AND SOUND ARTIST, MARK HARWOOD, WHO WILL TAKE ON THE ROLE AS EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC DEE-JAY FOR THE NIGHT.

THIS IS FOLLOWED BY THE SCREENING OF 'WHEN OBJECTS DREAM' , SOUNDTRACK BY MARK HARWOOD AND ANTHONY
PATERAS.

FINALLY, THE SCREENING OF SHORT FILMS BY JAN
SVANKMAJER, CZECH SURREALIST FILM-MAKER
EXTRAORDINAIRE.

AND, THEN YOU CAN HANG OUT AND TALK TO US.

Saturday, 14 April 2007
8.00pm - MIDNIGHT
admission by donation

::at::
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.)


Map : http://www.yat.ch/emacm/studio/mapnew.jpg


WHEN OBJECTS DREAM
DIRECTED BY PIA BORG
SOUNDTRACK BY MARK HARWOOD AND ANTHONY PATERAS


"Australian artists Pia Borg's "When Objects dream"
crosswire animation and live footage in a surrealist
tableaux, beautifully rendering complex montages into
unheimlich dream sequences that obliquely document the
displacement of memory and disturbed mental states,
with an eloquent soundtrack from Anthony Pateras and
Mark Harwood"- The Wire April 2007

When Objects Dream depicts the pathos that ensues when
the decline and disintegration of mind and memory of
one elderly woman in the throes of dementia occurs as
her physical surroundings are also being
deconstructed.
Her attempts to sort her objects laden with meaning,
sometimes apparent, sometimes inherent, sometimes
imagined mirror the discarding of the post-industrial
society in which she has both consumed and been
consumed. The mystery of the homing pigeons instinct
to use memory, colour and the earth's magnetic pull to
locate its loft is a leitmotif, reflecting a parallel
and at times intersecting existence of seeking to
overcome the loneliness and isolation of mental and
physical dislocation enforced on the woman with the
construction of a massive highway that slowly
encroaches on her backyard. The paradox that confronts
the protagonist is to find the intangible value that
resides in the tangible objects that represent
the sum total of her life's labour. The narrative is
expressed as a poetic visual sequence where a series
of disjointed vignettes are juxtaposed in a chaotic
manner reflecting the distortion of a mind suffering
from dementia. A combination of diverse visual and
aural styles are collaged together mirroring the act
of remembering, here the distinction between reality
and non-reality is blurred just as our imagination,
our dreams and our lives are forever invading our
memories.


THE COLLECTED SHORTS OF JAN SVANKMAJER


For the past forty years, Jan Svankmajer (ALICE and
LITTLE OTIK) has been hailed as one of cinema's most
consistently surprising, wildly imaginative and
remarkable surrealists of our time. Utilizing a
delirious combination of puppets, humans, stop-motion
animation and live action, Svankmajer's films conjure
up a dreamlike universe that is at once dark, macabre,
witty and perversely visceral.

Dimensions of Dialogue
12 minutes, 35 mm, color, 1982
A dizzy, passionate kaleidoscope of debris and bones
of contentions that make any dialogue and
understanding impossible.

Down to the Cellar
15mins color1983,
A young girl encounters a series of disturbing
obstacles while on an errand to fetch potatoes from
the cellar.

The Pendulum, the Pit and the Hope
16 minutes, 35 mm, colour, 1983
A terrifying live action take on Poe's Classic tale of
toture and repression

Meat Love
1 min,1988
A tale of sudden passion and tragedy between two
steaks

Flora
20 seconds,1989
A Dark ecological tragedy

The Death of Stalinism in Bohemia
Colour 35mm,1990
Svankmajer's first film after the fall of communism
provides short history of Czechoslovkia since World
War II and a recounting of the absurd horrors of
Stalinism.

Food
17 min Color 35mm 1992
A surrealistic breakfast, lunch and dinner.


Contact : Y'ng-Yin 012-3205 181

tonegenerators (at) yahoo.co.uk

April 05, 2007







Goh Lee Kwang's upcoming CD,
Good Vibrations, and European tour


All information here

Tour dates here

April 02, 2007

March 22, 2007

Ciplak and Klangmutationen
@ Central Market Annexe
with Tatsuya Yoshida (of Ruins fame) as the headlining act.
Ciplak plays on the 24th (Saturday) and Klangmutationen on the 25th (Sunday).

Check here for all details:
http://ricecooker.kerbau.com/2007/03/21/saturday-24th-sunday-25th-march-2007-ruins-alone-the-annexe/

March 01, 2007


BORIS BALTSCHUN
@ Chamber,
Arts House (Singapore)

10pm, Saturday, 10/03/07


with
Thierry Monnier, Yandsen,
Kok Siew Wai, Tham Kar Mun,
Robert Gomez, and Xuan.



Brought to you by:

EMACM http://www.emacm.org/
Ang Song Ming http://www.circadiansongs.com/
The Arts House (Singapore) http://www.theartshouse.com.sg/

NOTE: A bundled discount or package deal on tickets is on offer for those who attend both this concert and the screening of “Surviving Beijing” which will occur at The Substation, 8.30pm on the same day.

“Surviving Beijing” is a documentary about the early Malaysian-Chinese Underground scene with Chong Yang’s and Moxuan’s (Tham Kar Mun’s and Yandsen’s respective bands during the 90s) tour of China as the focal point.

February 28, 2007

emacm.org PRESENTS

BORIS BALTSCHUN (Germany)
@ The Annexe (1st Floor Studio)
Central Market, KL
8pm, Friday, 9th March 2007
Admission by donation

with
EMMANUEL MIEVILLE (France)
THIERRY MONNIER & YANDSEN (France & Malaysia)
THAM KAR MUN & AZMYL YUNOR (Klang & Bangi)


BORIS BALTSCHUN is an established figure from a new generation of European musicians and artists currently immersed in the global forefront of avant garde and experimental music, specifically within the province of "free improvisation", "sound art", and "electronic music".
His use of the sampler as an instrument which traverses the familiar and the unfamiliar territories of music is well documented and widely celebrated.

He has performed and exhibited extensively in Europe and America, including Documenta 11 (2002) and Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain (2005), and has collaborated with the likes of Tetuzi Akiyama, John Butcher, John Oswald, Wolfgang Fuchs, Tony Buck, amongst many others.

He has also given lectures at world renowned experimental music departments at University of California at San Diego, Mills College, and California Institute of the Arts.

Reviews of a selection of his (collaborated) CDs can be found at:
http://www.dustedmagazine.com/reviews/2684
http://www.onefinalnote.com/reviews/b/baltschun-boris/no-furniture.asp


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EMMANUEL MIEVILLE is a Paris born French sound artist and experimental musician who studied at the world renowned GRM (Groupe de Recherches Musicales) in the field of musique concrète. He also studied sound engineering and attended a cinema school. His aesthetic concern and direction as a composer originate from a desire to give the listener a shifting or blurred perception of soundscapes. Musical experiments with sound-field materials or objects and instruments are composed mostly through a "free association of brain stimulations", with some
collaborations or improvisations yielding patterns or structures, that express musical ideas. His tropism towards sound scapes, sound sculpting and gathering of spatials tools for compostion, provides him with a better understanding and perception of sound, as a vector for social awareness and wisdom.

He played for two years with a Javanese gamelan orchestra, and is interested in merging ethnic intruments into electroacoustic music. Amongst other collaborations, he has worked with several dancers for Butoh performances, with French composer/performer Eric Cordier a for live concert (2005), and with Korean video performer, Heesok Yu, for a concert. He also contributes and participates with much constancy to Framework, on Resonance FM (London), which is a radio show dedicated to field recordings.

http://www.acousmafield.net

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THIERRY MONNIER is a French musician who plays prepared guitar by using different objects. His main focus is the guitar feedback and he tries to work on the sound itself by modelling it. His musical influence is at the crossing of experimental rock and « musique concrète ». Since 2005, he has worked in a guitar duo with Pierre Faure called Sun stabbed. He is also active as an organiser of experimental music shows at a venue called Le 102 (www.le102.net), and as a DJ playing experimental music on a campus radio station. He runs a label with Pali Meursault (universinternational).

http://www.myspace.com/sunstabbed
http://ui.universinternational.org

MONNIER'S DISCOGRAPHY
Sun stabbed « radio » CD-R (Seedy R !/Pseudoarcana –
2006)
Thierry Monnier « Intermezzo » 3'' CD-R
(Universinternational – 2003)

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Produced by EMACM (www.emacm.org) and Anagrama.
Text by the artists themselves, Ang Song Ming (www.circadiansongs.com) and Cibai-Lang
(www.superkengcock.com).
Enquiries: emacm{{at}}emacm.org
Boon 012-2633 799



February 19, 2007

UPCOMING GIGS!!!!

Klangmutationen @ Little Havana, KL.
Friday, 23rd February 2007
Locos Furioso
(with Modar, MUZE, Onani, Nuisance Drilled)

Ladang Gempak @ Tunestone, Klang.
Saturday, 24th February 2007
Pay to Play 3

February 13, 2007

iGAGALIST, 16th Feb @ Annexe Central Market

Featuring a bunch of EMACM-ers and friends:

Yandsen & Robert Gomez, Yeoh Yin Pin & Tham Kar Mun, and Kok Siew Wai films.

Others billed include: Meteor Feather (from Singapore), Au Sow Yee films, and of course Meor.

All info, details and updates @ Ricecooker

February 04, 2007




::HYMEN The Genetic Tones::
Ladang Gempak Album Launch!
Friday, 09 February 2007
8.00pm -11:00pm
admission by donation

::at::
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.)

::Bands::

Boon Not Pop
http://www.myspace.com/boonnotpop

Boon Not Pop is an experimental electro-acoustic improvisation project and sometime features Fairuz Sulaiman on visuals. Tan Kok Hui or better known as Boon, former drummer of Moxuan and ChongYang. He is currently drums for Furniture and occasionally appears for KLPHQ and The Maharajah Commission .

Bintang Bendahara
http://www.myspace.com/bintangbendahara

Bintang Bendahara started with just a bedroom tune and drift further slowly into a simplex multi tune composition. Generally, experimenting into all sorts of element that can be mastered and giving new hope in music recognition is our main task. Concentrating more into ambient intermission rather than normal complex type of composition. Simplicity is a must in every composition, while balancing loudness, silence, and looping process.

Zalacca
http://www.myspace.com/zalacca

Zalacca was born out of suburban lull and ennui.. scuzzy, vaporous, empyreal, sprawling, squalling.. damaged sonic vignettes for fractured electric dreams.

Ladang Gempak
http://www.myspace.com/ladanggempak

"Ladang Gempak is an artifact of strange and caustic Malaysiana. It's like taking a customary dump on a caked shit-stained toilet bowl, of every petrol station stop between Penang and Singapore, left unflushed for the gazillionth time. You know you have to but you don't want to. Sonically, if you dig the Sightings or the recent output of Whitehouse (but it bears reminding that this LG recording was made in 1998), or the handful of noise acts screaming of punk rock chutzpah, this LG release will be worth every ringgit and sen you give Laminal Records." -- TOK SAWAN

Krosot

http://www.myspace.com/mykrosot
DESTROYING MUSIC SINCE 1999


contact yandsen 012-9198031 / yandsen[at]yahoo.com
contact ron roniku[at]yahoo.co.uk

January 29, 2007

Yeoh Yin Pin - afield @ framework, resonance fm

Yeoh Yin Pin curates an edition of ::afield:: for framework, Resonance FM, London.YYP's edition broadcasts 31/01/07.

framework broadcasts wednesdays locally in London (UK)
and worldwide online at resonance104.4fm from 1-2pm gmt

TEXT & PLAYLIST

"The selection is loosely based on an idea for a novella which never really got off the ground from a few years back. The main of the idea focuses on a solitary, nomadic and non-interventionist consciousness roaming various territories and sensibilities (affects, lives, dreams, livelihoods, etc.) that generally revolve around century old "subject matter" like Religion, Man, Culture, Being, Time, and Nature. Briefly, the narrative commences like any other and typical existential search for an/the all-consuming Meaning but slowly turns into a discovery of and connection with Auditory Life in all its complexity and nuances."

||| PART 1 |||

a) Kyoto, Hanazono (Ukyo): Myoshinji Temple (AD 698), reprise
[from Bonsho: Japanese Temple Bells (8th-17th Century)]

b) Len Lye - Bell Wand (Components)
[from Len Lye, Composing Motion]

c) Jean-Luc Herelle - End of a Thunder-Storm With Numerous Bells
[from Jean-Luc Herelle, Pastoral Bells]

d) End of festival, with temple bell, and drums and trumpets
[from Tibetan Buddhist Rites from the Monasteries of Bhutan]

||| PART 2 |||

a) Bela Bartok - Elindultam a Hazambol
[from Bela Bartok, Hungarian Songs]

b) Steven Feld - Nauvo, Finland
[from Steven Feld, THE TIME OF BELLS, 1 Soundscapes of Italy, Finland,
Greece and France]

c) Approaching a village in the early morning
[from Honeywind: Sounds From A Santal Village (India)]

||| PART 3 |||

a) Church bell and Coptic Bible recitation
[from Egypt: Echoes of the Nile: Aspects of Egyptian Music]

b) Azan
[from Indian Soundscapes]

c) Justin Bennett, Tracks 3, 8 and 9
[from Justin Bennett, The Mosques of Tanger]

||| PART 4 |||

a) Yeoh Yin Pin - Outside a Taoist Temple @ Tepi Sungai, Klang
[unpublished]

b) Dan Gibson - Storm on Wilderness Lake
[from Dan Gibson, Solitudes 6: Storm on Wilderness Lake/Night on Wilderness Lake]

c) Dan Gibson - Dawn on the Desert
[from Dan Gibson, Solitudes 5: Dawn on the Desert/Among the Mountain Canyons and Valley]

January 24, 2007

Kok Siew Wai @ International Film Festival Rotterdam, 2007

"In Solitude, A Camera-eye" (2006) by Kok Siew Wai
short video entering short film category: "As Long as it Takes", 25-29 January 2007
under special theme programme: "Lonely Demons"
in the International Film Festival Rotterdam, 2007, The Netherlands.

January 19, 2007


::3X3!=6? (music and film screenings)::
three artifiers of visual motion and three bruiticiers of audiotory notions
Saturday, 27 January 2007
8.00pm -10:00pm
admission by donation


::at::
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.)

::Films::
Kok Kai-foong
studied Computer Science at Tamkang University (Taiwan) and became film critic. Since 2003
he has made several shorts. His films were selected to be screened at film festivals in Netherlands, UK,
Germany, France, Korea, Thailand etc.

Two guys in a hotel room (2004, 3:24)
Two Malaysian programmers went on a business trip in India for two months. One day, in their hotel room...

Life is Elsewhere (2004, 7:14)
Haven't you ever had the feeling you are being watched? And who is watching whom? And what do you see
when you look in the mirror? And what happens to the man who collapses in his living room?


Sow Yee
graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute (USA) in 2004.Working with elements such as projected light and gleaned objects, she has been showing her performative cinema pieces since 2003. She is the recipient of Krishen Jit Astro Fund and is the 2007 artist in residence of Taipei Artist Village (Taiwan).

Scene Under the Autumn's Stream
16mm transfer to dv, colour hand made, silent
Hand made crusted life of what is beneath. Mapping out memories and lives decayed.
A short exercise on the dimming light of autumn.

Blushes of Memory
S-8mm transfer to dv, b&w hand processed
A time in exile.


Kok Siew Wai
lived and studied in the US between 1998-2005 and gained her MFA at Alfred University. She works with video, sound and performance. She has participated in international art festivals such as 25hours Videoart Festival 2003, Beyond/In Western New York Biennial 2005 and most recently the International Film Festival Rotterdam.

Intercourse (2001)
10:42 min/color/sound/minidv
Intercourse shows the conversation between two hands, together with a candle.

Duet (2003)
08:34 min/color/sound
DUET is a sound meditation piece with a human voice and the sound of water pipes running through the building.

::Music::
Yong Yen Sin -- Tham Kar Mun
Improvisation with pencils, books and paper in the
usual way.

contact yandsen 012-9198031 / yandsen@yahoo.com
contact aziz me@triyae.com

January 16, 2007

Yandsen, Tham and Aziz
@ The Annexe, Central Market KL


8.30 PM
Wednesday, 17th Jan 2007
2nd Floor, The Annexe,
Central Market KL

For more information: Ricecooker

January 11, 2007