die angel + tomoko mio
Loops. electronics, string instruments and feedback loops. Patterns caught in an endless loop, which nevertheless continually and imperceptibly change: The Noise Improv Project ‘die ANGEL’ forces us to listen closely in a bizarre world of sound. In die ANGEL’s discography, which spans 10 albums to date, a musical aura manifests itself that moves thematically between dystopia and utopia. Die ANGEL dive deep into the microcosms of sound and form nuanced layers of abstract sound that integrate elements of musique concrète, minimal music, industrial, noise, blues and psychedelia.
Their new project ITERATION with the dancer Tomoko Nakasato is a performance based on interactive & generative loops, where movement and sound are connected through digital interfaces, leaving a great deal of scope for improvisation & interpretation within the concept.
Tomoko ‘Mio’ Nakasato from Hokkaido, Japan, was initially a hip-hop street dancer, before beocming a student of contemporary dance and ballet. In 2008 she moved to Berlin, where she realises her own projects with her performance group JINN. Her contemporary dance and physiognomic background (in shiatsu & acupuncture), combinines her street dance experience with ballet methods, to make her an accomplished improvising performer.
Dirk Dresselhaus, also known under his pseudonym Schneider TM, has been a guarantor of incalculable electric/electronic music for decades. Experimental electro-freakpop albums and indie hits stand next to compositions/music productions for films, theatre and radio plays and projects like die ANGEL and Mr. Schmuck’s Farm (with the Icelandic cellist Hildur Gudnadottir).
Ilpo Väisänen from Kuopio / Finland graduated from the Turku Art Academy in 1991 and founded the performance art group ultra3 and the sound group Pan Sonic. Her live shows in clubs, galleries and at festivals in the Southbank / Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Barbican (London), Centre Pompidou, Fondation Cartier (Paris), Volksbühne and MaerzMusik Festival (Berlin), Sónar Festival (Barcelona) led to collaborations with Masami Akita (Merzbow), FM Einheit, Barry Adamson, Keiji Haino and Charlemange Palestine.