JJJJ EXTREME POETRY
JOACHIM MONTESSUIS / JOERG PIRINGER / JULIEN OTTAVI / JAAP BLONK
October 2014 tour coming up:
Saturday, October 18: Donaueschingen Music Days, Germany
More dates to be added!
Sound poetry, wild vocals, voice-shout-lettrism, visual poetry performances in 4 acts + 1 quartet.
We need a strong P.A., a good videoprojector, some place to stay.
Fees to be discussed.
Please let us know if you are interested to host a performance at your place, and we can discuss conditions and such.
Thanks for your reading and attention.
Jaap Blonk (born 1953 in Holland) is a self-taught composer, performer and poet.
Around the age of 30 he discovered his potential as a vocal performer, at first in reciting poetry and later on in improvisations and his own compositions. The voice became his main means for the discovery and development of new sounds, later extended by the use of live electronics and live interactive animations.
Jaap Blonk is unique for his powerful stage presence and freedom in improvisation, combined with a keen grasp of structure. He performs all over the world.
He performed and recorded with many instrumentalists and vocalists, such as Maja Ratkje, Phil Minton, Mats Gustafsson, Jim O'Rourke, Terrie Ex, Joëlle Léandre, Marcus Schmickler, Gary Lucas etc.
He also has his own record label, Kontrans, featuring a total of 21 releases so far.
born 1974. currently living in vienna, austria. member of the institute for transacoustic research. member of the vegetable orchestra. master degree in computer science.
works as a freelance artist and researcher in the fields of electronic music, radio art, sound and visual electronic poetry, interactive collaborative systems, online communities, live performance, sound installation, computer games and video art.
A mediactivist, artist-researcher, composer / musician, poet and tongues destroyer, experimental film maker and anarchitect, founder and member of Apo33, Julien Ottavi is involved in research and creative work, combining sound art, real-time video, new technologies and body performances. Since 1997, he develops a composition work using voice and its transformation through computer. Active developer of audio/visual programs with Puredata, he has also developed since many years DIY electronics (radio transmitters, oscillators, mixers, amplifiers, video transmitters...etc) in the perspective of knowledge sharing on technological development. Main developer for the Gnu/Linux operating system APODIO for digital art and A/V & streaming diffusion. His practices is not limited to the art spheres but crosses different fields from technological development to philosophy / theoretical research, biomimetic analysis & experimentation. Since many years he reflects on the relations between experimental practices and collective practices within the creation of autonomous collective groups, putting in question the authorship strategy of the art ideology.
Julien Ottavi is part of a generation of audio artists to emerge in the 90\`s that indicated some of the directions that music and soundart is taking. While at art school, he organized a series of concerts, bringing international artists from the experimental scene to Nantes, drawing touring musicians to movements happening outside of Paris. This became not just a destination but a nexus for collaborations. This resulted for example in the group Formanex to perform graphical scores of electro-acoustic music, and in Apo33, an artists collective to facilitate, nurture, and disseminate creative audio practice. In this way, Julien represents the energy and initiative of a present day artist activist through practice, organizing as performance, publishing as networking, open source and open aesthetic. This fluidity of working across boundaries of style and role are seen in his music, physical with computer, performative and reflective.
He is currently based in Paris. Since 1993 he has been developing a transversal sonic poetry praxis focused on experimental voice processing and immersive concert-installations. His noise and video events are devised as panic-poetic spaces in which sensorial disturbance and blurring occur, starting from silence to wall of sound. He has worked in some major European electronic arts centres (CICV, Fresnoy, V2_Lab, KHM) and his live performances and installations have been presented at international venues and festivals including DEAF, ISEA, ICA, Yerba Buena Center in SF, Sónar, Elektra, Rio de Janeiro among others. His current work is oriented towards a reflection process on the observation and perception of reality through a non-dual approach.
He also is the editor of the CD label Erratum devoted to art, noise and experimental sound poetry - which he started in 1997. He occasionally curates experimental poetry events and exhibitions.
Collaborations with very many different artists including Charlemagne Palestine, Phill Niblock, Maja Ratkje, Henri Chopin, Joel Hubaut, Jörg Piringer, Julien Ottavi, Evil Moisture, Horia Cosmin Samoïla, Gary Hill, John Giorno, Collectif MU (Paris), Shu Lea Cheang, Martin Howse, etc etc
A few tracks :