SATURDAY 10th November in Kastanienallee 77


We'll have the great pleasure to welcome:

Composer, improvisor and conceptual artist who is primarily known for her sound works for latex balloons. Since 1990 Judy Dunaway has composed over thirty works for balloons as instruments and has also made this her main instrument for improvisation.
Judy Dunaway has presented her compositions and improvisations for balloons throughout Nor
th America and Europe at many venues and festivals. Her compositions for balloons include electronic and multi-media works, sound installations, and works that incorporate more traditional instrumentation such as string quartet, chorus and Japanese koto.
Dunaway has a Ph.D. in Music
Composition from State University of New York at Stony Brook, where she studied with analog electronic music composer Daria Semegen and multi-media artist Christa Erickson, and a M.A. in Experimental Music from Wesleyan University (Connecticut) where she studied with composer Alvin Lucier.
She has also created other works, often to do with social activism or cultural critique. Most recently, Dunaway has founded a not-for-profit educational webcast for audio art and activism concerning the rights of sex workers called "Sex Workers' Internet Radio Lounge".
more infos at Judy Dunaway

Avant Reguard (Ireland/Berlin)

Salon bruit art spiel

Art only has the capacity, through shock and catharsis, to make the human soul receptive to good. It's ridiculous to imagine that people can be taught to be good... Art can only give food - a jolt - the occasion - for psychical experience. (Tarkovsky, 50)

Paul Prendergast aka Avant Reguard is an Irish born, Berlin based music producer/sound artist and filmmaker. His early music production activities involved making extremely lo-fi but incredibly detailed, dark and savagely humorous cassette samples utilising radio, other cassettes and microphones, on cheap double cassette decks(pause on, off and on and so on..)

Joined the pirate radio station Radio Active in Dublin in 1993 and fronted an experimental radio show for over 4 years, gathering together over 100 cassette shows of experimental tape to tape chopping, cutting and layering. Here he gained an appreciation and love of densely layered music, voice and live improvised microphone manipulations. He channeled the skills he honed in the radio studio onto the dj scene from 1998 up to the present day.
Original music production a
ctivities commenced in 1999 where he produced soundtracks to his own films. Though his sound is constantly changing and inevitably evolving, some constants include voice sample and found sound appropriations and recontextualisations, and densely layered lo fi hums, drones and environmental squeals. These elements usually combine to create an equally witty and dark aural sonic soundscape.
Paul will be presenting his current audio visual work “New Ireland City Sucks” this weekend.
more about Avant Reguard

Salon Bruit
Saturday 10/11/07 at 22.00 in Kastanienallee77,
U2 Eberswalderstrasse or Rosenthaler Platz, Tram Schwedterstrasse