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  DÜSSELDORF 2010 - PRESENT

BEASTER –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Angela Fette, Christian Jendreiko, Sascha Hahn & Phillip Schulze

www.beaster.org

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GESAMTKUNSTWERK – EXPLORATION INTO AN ABSTRACT OPERA

We like the shady twilight zone between art, music, film and performance.

The fondness for this realm of the rising sun originates from an abyssal love in art that doesn’t want to make commitments to any topics or disciplines, but perceives itself as an aimless and senseless expression of head, heart and hand, that becomes aware of itself as an elementary need.

Leaving the postmodern discourses far behind, Beaster are interconnected by a super-historical classical belief that the rift between avant-garde and salon art cannot be bridged.

The risk to fail as a component of a non-historical contemporary avant-garde is part of their idea. Better to swerve in deep powder snow of unknown hillsides without steamrolling it, without steamrolling a runway: Towards the abyss! The expression that accidentally becomes art, forgetting what this all means.

The venture that it becomes daft! Refreshing yourself by the embarrassment in being misunderstood instead of wallowing in comforting agreements. Preferring the bareness of wanting something in contrast of atmospheric kitsch!

Angela Fette, Sascha Hahn, Christian Jendreiko, and Phillip Schulze are Beaster.

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AKT I

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Das Maß ist voll

In Drei Teilen

Die Gase / Im spitzen Feld / Die Jagd

16., 17. & 18 Mai 2014, jeweils um 19 Uhr

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BERGERKIRCHE

Berger Strasse 18b, 40213 Düsseldorf

 

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PROLOG


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Schönes Neues Ja

Beaster in Freiburg

28.01. – 17.02.2013

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SLOW CLUB

Live-Konzert "Weisser Westen" & Dj/Vj Sets von
Angela Fette, Sascha Hahn, Christian Jendreiko und Phillip Schulze

Samstag 02.02.2013 / 22 Uhr / Eintritt 5€

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MUSEUM FÜR NEUE KUNST FREIBURG

"Essay" ein Film von Sascha Hahn
Live-Vertonung von Angela Fette, Christian Jendreiko und Phillip Schulze

Freitag 08.02.2013 / 20 Uhr / Eintritt frei

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KUNSTVEREIN FREIBURG

Zwei Performances:
"Im Laub der Dekade" von Angela Fette und eine Aktion von Christian Jendreiko
mit Sascha Hahn und Phillip Schulze

Sonntag 10.02.2013 / 12 Uhr / Eintritt frei

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MORAT INSTITUT

"Serial Noise Duo" Christian Jendreiko und Phillip Schulze
und "Electronic Arcs" eine Aktion von Phillip Schulze
in einem Environment von Angela Fette und Sascha Hahn

Mittwoch 13.02.2013 / 20 Uhr / Eintritt frei

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FINKENSCHLAG

Beaster.org Final Show "Freecastle"
Angela Fette, Sascha Hahn, Christian Jendreiko und Phillip Schulze

Freitag & Samstag 15. & 16.02.2013 / 19 & 17 Uhr / Eintritt frei

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www.theater.freiburg/blog

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Slow Club: “Debut Release” Freiburg February 2013

Museum für Neue Kunst: “Essay” Freiburg February 2013

Kunstverein Freiburg: “Im Laub der Dekade” Freiburg February 2013

Morat Institut: “Serial Noise Duo” & “ Electronic Arcs” Freiburg February 2013

Theater Freiburg / Finkenschlag: “Freecastle” Freiburg February 2013

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WEISSER WESTEN –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Angela Fette & Phillip Schulze

www.weisserwesten.com

"Sie nennen ihre Band WeisserWesten" (Zitat Helga Meister).

Weisser Westen is a Düsseldorf artists duo formed by Angela Fette and Phillip Schulze. In her work Fette refers to the idea of the artist in the spirit of the classical avant-garde – embracing painting, costume design,
poetry, and performance art. The media-artist and composer Schulze creates and programs electroacoustic sound and light sculptures.

In Weisser Westen Angela Fette chants absurd hymns and manifestos in an imperative, gestural way over the intermittent beats and
chiseling electronica of Phillip Schulze. The group presents itself guised in masks and armor, with a look reminiscent of Constructivism or Dada.

"... die Tracks von Weisser Westen erinnern an schiebenden Detroit –
Techno: unter einer kühlen Oberfläche schlägt ein tiefes warmes Herz."
(Quote: Andreas Reihse "Kreidler")

Weisser Westen: Angela Fette, Phillip Schulze
Lyrics, Costumes, Objects: Angela Fette
Music, Mixing, Programming, Light: Phillip Schulze

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Weisser Westen ist ein Düsseldorfer Künstler Duo bestehend aus Angela Fette und Phillip Schulze.

Angela Fette ruft in ihrer Arbeit – die Malerei, Kostümbildnerei, Poesie
und Performance umfasst – das Künstlerbild der klassischen Avantgarde auf.
Der Medienkünstler und Komponist Phillip Schulze formt und programmiert
elektroakustische Klang- und Lichtskulpturen. Fette spricht absurden
Hymnen und Manifeste in imperativer Gestik über intermittierende Beats und
ziselierter Elektronik von Schulze.

Die Gruppe über sich selbst: "Weisser Westen, die Mischung aus Weisser
Weste, Wilder Westen und anderen Himmelsrichtungen: Angela Fette und
Phillip Schulze behaupten "Die Erde ist eine Scheibe" und untermauern
diese und weitere Thesen mit einer Doppelschallplatte. Weisser Westen sind
zwei futuristische Wesen mit apollinischen Handicaps in Masken und
Rüstungen zwischen Konstruktivismus und Dada, die mit Licht und Sound um
sich werfen".

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DEBUT ALBUM OUT NOW

2 LP (Black Vinyl) Gatefold Cover + CD +
Poster / Lyrics / Manifesto
  
Limited Edition of 100 x Double White Vinyl

Order at:

www.weisserwesten.com

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WEISSER WESTEN

Tempelhof

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Tausendfuessler Take Off (Species / Mothership)

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Leviathan

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Appearances:

Seven Swans: Monolithic Unavoidable Inescapable, July 2013

Slow Club: Freiburg February 2013

Image Movement, Move#46: Debut Release January 2013

Kunstverein Malkasten, Kunstfilmtag 012: "Leviathan Video Premiere", November 2012

Ludwig Forum Aachen: "Die Welt ist eine Scheibe", Aachen September 2012

Kunsthalle Düsseldorf: Resonanz Räume Festival: "Anleitung zur Behauptung", Düsseldorf June 2012

Venus & Apoll, Julia Stoschek Collection: "Neue Meister", Düsseldorf June 2012

Forum Freies Theater (FFT): "Die Evolution haut ihre Kinder", Düsseldorf January 2012

Sprechmusik Festival, Salon des Amateurs: "Manifesto", Düsseldorf December 2011

Single Museum: Düsseldorf October 2011

Single-Club 03: Düsseldorf October 2011

Single-Club 01: "Ins Hier & Jetzt", Düsseldorf August 2011

Prior to Weisser Westen:

Schmela-Galerie: "Jendreiko fragt: Was nun?", Düsseldorf September 2010

Mintrop 20: "Das ist alles ein großes Missverständnis - Ein Auftritt", Düsseldorf April 2010

Bergerkirche: "Willküra", Düsseldorf December 2009

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Weisser Westen at NRW.TV

half hour interview and presentation of videos (in German):

Stream

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SOUND & LIGHT WORKS –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Various side-specific light and sound sculptures, constructed and
enacted specifically for and in each environment.

Every of these artificial habitats, are functioning in one hand as settings for live performances, in which the artist conducts and controls electro-acoustic music, sounds, silences, light, darkness, shadows and other media (e.g. for a whole day or longer). And on the other hand, they act as arranged yet alternating sculptures, that are left subsequent to the performance as futuristic artifacts by themselves.

The emerging sounds are based on the surrounding site, processed and deconstructed in real-time, using different algorithms and feedback systems via self programmed software & hardware.
Lights are e.g. controlled by the music via audio analysis, illuminating the site. 

The Goal is to create intense room-filling atmospheres, in which the open participant can freely move, observe, and experience.

 

Parkhaus im Malkastenpark: "Arts & Kaft", Kunstverein Düsseldorf October 2013

Espace III: "The Shining, Multi-Channel Light & Sound Sculpture" Toulouse France May 2013

Monkey's: "Multi-channel Video Installation & Spatial Design" Düsseldorf July 2011

Kunstakademie: "Multi-Channel Light & Sound Sculpture" Düsseldorf July 2010

General Public: "Multi-Channel Light & Sound Sculpture" Berlin May 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo: Nicolas Brasseur, Festival International d'Art Toulouse

General Public Berlin SchwarzWeiss Magazine

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CAUSE UNNFOLD PROCEED –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Electronic Solo Work

Cause, Unfold, Proceed I, II, III, IV & V

Limited Edition of 500. Double Vinyl. CD. Photo Edition. Postcard. Information Material.

Edition Homepage + Online Purchase

Cause, Unfold, Proceed I, II, III, IV & V

CD Available at Strinking Mechanism Label

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Made possible with the support of the Kunststiftung NRW

Kunststiftung NRW

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Cause Unfols Proceed did appear in the Leonardo Music Journal Vol. 21

Beyond Notaion: Communicating Music

among other artist such as:

Gordon Mumma, James Fei, Chris Mann, Matthew Marble, Guillermo Gregorio, Rajesh K. Mehta, Pauline Oliveros

Notes on CD tracks

More Info about the LMJ21 Magazine

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Schulze did Performances of the Series and serval locations in the US, Germany, Korea, & Japan.

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Reviews:

Schulze's "Cause Unfold Proceed II" is a half-improvised, half-composed electronic abstraction that presents several intriguing points of access, despite an apparent difficulty. The piece, although very fragmentary and undergoing a perennial atmospheric shift, results well connected to a fundamental plan and gifted with a biotic synchronization of sorts, detectable down to the tiniest component. A façade of coarse coldness hiding millions of purulent micro-organisms, no time for excessive thoughts and analyses, good stuff indeed.

Massimo Ricci, "Temporary Fault" blog / "Touchingextremes" blog (2009)

 

This sortie comes across like a machine trying to communicate with humans. We can't understand it, but the effort the machine put into it was interesting and more than welcome. That machine probably has a rich life of its own when we're not hanging around.

Richard Grooms, "The Improviser" (2009)

 

"Cause Unfold Proceed II" by the German electronics artist Phillip Schulze, sounds surprisingly natural in its development. Its whirs and glitches seem almost physically interdependent, and one can easily forget that these rhythms and textural washes are created by mere zeroes and ones.

Clifford Allen, "Signal to Noise" (2009)

 

Phillip Schulze is an electronic musician and improviser based in Düsseldorf, though his education as an artist and instrument designer partly comes from study at Wesleyan University under Ron Kuivila, Anthony Braxton and Alvin Lucier. Cause Unfold Proceed is a two-LP and one-CD boxed set, ambitiously self-released and exploring five versions of one central composition.
"Cause Unfold Proceed II" is the only one to have been previously released, on the Quartet Solo Series I compilation curated by Jonathan Chen (also a Wesleyan grad) for the Striking Mechanism imprint – the other four variants are enjoying their first outing here. It's important to note that Schulze is not basing his music on samples or previously created forms, though it is computer music – he's designed software patches that encourage activities to take place, utilizing the literal components of the computer as well as feedback routes that layer and eventually contribute to the distortion of the resulting material. What Schulze has set into motion is a decidedly organic, humanist approach to computer music, systemic but utterly natural.
Each of the five realizations of Cause Unfold Proceed is dedicated to a different composer - Highlife pioneer Prince Nico Mbarga, Maryanne Amacher, house artist Terre Thaemlitz, Sun Ra and Hasil Adkins. As with Anthony Braxton's sometimes surprising dedications, Schulze draws from a wealth of musical / artistic interests and experiences, even if direct influences might be hard to peg. The fourth piece, in homage to Ra's "Fate in a Pleasant Mood," doesn't recall the airy, cloud-basking pulse of later Chicago-period Arkestra, carving out instead phase patterns and didactic rhythms. Listening to the two compositions back to back, however, a certain ethereal sway analogous to the Ronnie Boykins-John Hardy motor emerges in the first part of the piece, gradually decaying into a clunk underneath massive, fuzzy snags and a descending, medium-pitched phrase abstracted from the Ra saxophone line. Further along, the clarity of this relationship starts to collapse, puttering with a cyclic limp towards a return of the theme (analogous to the play between Gilmore and Cohran on the original piece) before fading into a stretched-out tone. (My thanks to Austin guitarist Jonathan Horne for pointing out the structural similarities.)
It's unclear whether the pieces' dedications were made after or before they were composed, and thus whether the affinities are due to chance or deliberate borrowing. There's a clue in the composer's text, perhaps, which reads: "The piece's sonic outcome may vary drastically each realization and yet retain its compositional identity. The regulated freedom creates oscillations between intuition and knowledge." Intuition seems to account for a good portion of Schulze's music, allowing a meaty groove to emerge from the thudding low tones and speaker rattle of the first variation, dedicated to Mbarga's "Music Line." Whether it reminds you of Highlife or not, Cause Unfold Proceed is a fine exploration of the sound of feeling.

Clifford Allen, "Paris Transatlatic Magazine" (2011)

 

A massive package here: gatefold full color sleeve, two LPs and a CD with music. […] Each of the piece, on vinyl and on CD last around twenty-one minutes and is a consistent abuse of software and sounds.

FdW, "Vital Weekly" (2011)

 

Half-composed/half-improvised compositions rooted in musique concrete and total sonic immersion theories. Composer-performer Schulze seems interested in exposing himself – witness the blurry cheesecake shot on the inner sleeves, and the shirtless stare into an artificial horizon on the insert – and he pushes his machines into the cosmic orgy that one cannot have alone, with lots of revving, disorienting tones, pink/brown noise, clicks & pops, inspired (or so sayeth the artist's statement provided) by folks like Sun Ra, Terre Thaemlitz and Maryanne Amacher. Schulze wins points by not leaning towards dark ambient tones or harsh noise elements; most everything is kept below the pain threshold, but there is a method here, and a busy one at that. Double vinyl and CD contain three identical compositions, with "III" exclusively on the CD and "V" only on the vinyl. Both are included with a gatefold sleeve, insert, obi strip and color photo of Schulze receiving his diploma. 500 copies. You'll go nuts trying to figure this one out, and you might enjoy yourself, too.

Doug Mosurock, "Dusted Magazine" & "Still Single" (2011)

 

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SCHULZE JENDREIKO DUO –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Phillip Schulze & Christian Jendreiko are performing in irregular intervals together since 2007.

Recently they coined a new genre named "Serial Noise" a cross-breed between Serial Music and Noise Music.

 

Düsseldorf Sounds 07.10.2007 - Kunsthalle / Kunstverein Düsseldorf Germany

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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3BUTE –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Lena Willikens & Phillip Schulze
"3bute"

Lena Willikens – Theremin; Phillip Schulze – Computer

Im Anklang an die Zusammenarbeit der Pioniere Mary Ellen Bute (experimentelle Filmemacherin/Lichtdesdesigerin) und Léon Theremin (Erfinder, unter anderem des Theremins) in den dreissiger Jahren des 19ten Jahrhunderts, werden Lena Willikens und Phillip Schulze ihre Forschungsergebnisse als medienübergeifende Performance präsentieren.

Die Kölner Musikerin/Künstlerin Lena Willikens (geb. 1977) arbeitet seit mehreren Jahren theoretisch und praktisch mit dem elektroakustischen Musikinstrument Theremin, unter anderem in der Formation Tam Tam Delia mit Stefan Schneider.
Phillip Schulze (geb. 1979) arbeitet in den Bereichen der elektroakustischen Musik, Kompositionen für klassische Musikinstrumente, sowie deren Kombination mit Klang-, Licht- und Videoinstallationen meist speziell entworfen für spezifische Umgebungen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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INTERACTIVE SITE CONCEPT –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Raumgestaltung Phillip & Max Schulze

Eröffnung einer andauernden medialen Platform

03. Juni 2011

Monkey's Club

Königsalle 36

40212 Düsseldorf

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Der Monkey's Club zeigt sich seit Anfang Juni 2011 in einem neuen Bild. Ganz dem Vorbild unserer Restaurants folgend, in denen renommierte Künstler wie Jörg Immendorf, Nam June Paik, Katherina Sieverding, Martin Denker und Andreas Gursky ihre Werke präsentieren, wird der Monkey's Club nun auch zum Haus der jungen Generation von Künstlern. Das Erscheinungsbild des Clubs wurde durch die beiden Düsseldorfer Künstler Phillip Schulze und Max Schulze grundlegend erneuert: es wurde eine 360° umschliessende Wandarbeit in Zusammenwirkung mit einer grossflächigen Videoinstallation installiert. Diese generiert Videobilder im Dialog mit der klingenden Musik.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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