we are glad and proud to announce our next events!
Our season continues with three performances embracing different disciplines, formats,
and dispositifs through heterogeneous approaches to music making (and thinking): a
solo by composer and saxophone player Antoine Chessex, a live set for typewriters by
Korean project group A.Typist (Hankil Ryu, lo wie, Taeyong Kim), and a performance
conceived for this occasion by French artist and researcher Matthieu Saladin. All the
events will take place at RAUM (via Ca' Selvatica 4/d, Bologna), in collaboration with Xing
We hope to see you soon.
In the meanwhile, have a good time!
30 January, 10.00 pm
"Multiple, composition for tenor sax and backtape"
Born in Vevey in 1980, Antoine Chessex is a composer and sound artist whose works
assume a wide diversity of forms spanning compositions for ensembles, solo
performances, sound installations, transdisciplinary projects and crossing the boundaries
between noise, modern composition, improvisation and electronic music. His
compositions are characterized by textural density and address the physical dimensions
of sounds and spaces. After relocating to Berlin in 2002, Chessex took parts in a broad
range of artistic projects while developing solo performances playing his horn through
electronic devices, guitar amps and PA systems resulting in intense live actions. In recent
years, he has departed from a purely instrumental activity focusing on compositions and
transdisciplinary projets. Recent commissions include DUST for three violins and
electronics, Chute for the Kammerensemble Neue Musik Berlin, Schichten & Ritournelle
Fulgurante for the oh ton Ensemble, Metakatharsis for the Phoenix Ensemble
and Furia for the Ensemble Werktag in Zürich. Since 2013, he is the codirector of the
research institute A/positions in Lausanne together with historian and anthropologist
Thibault Walter. He is also a founding member of the noise band MoNNo with whom he
recorded 4 albums and toured extensively.
Chessex performed at numerous international festivals and venues worldwide. Past
performances include: Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Cafe OTO (London),
Transmediale festival (Berlin), Ultima contemporary music festival (Oslo), Videotage
(Hong Kong), Diapason Gallery (New York), Issue Project Room (New York), The Lab
(San Francisco), The Compound (San Francisco), Tuned City festival (Berlin), Sonic
Protest festival (Paris), Unsound festival (Krakow), Archipel festival (Geneva), Women
(Los Angeles), Ultra Hang festival (Budapest), Parnassos concert hall (Athen), Vaal
Gallery (Tallinn), Dom (Moscow), Corsica Studios (London), Sound Forest festival (Riga),
Urban Guild (Kyoto), Urga (Tokyo), Ochiai Soup (Tokyo), Namba Bear (Osaka), center of
contemporary arts (Warsaw), Fundacion Serralves (Porto), Palace Akropolis (Prague),
Mezzo Cielo Festival (Roma), Audio Art Festival (Krakow), LUFF festival (Lausanne),
Ruin Festival (Wien), Echo festival (Belgrade), Sendesaal Bremen, DNK (Amsterdam).
26 February, 10.00 pm
A.TYPIST (Hankil Ryu, lo wie, Taeyong Kim)
A. Typist is a project group formed in 2011 by Korean musician Hankil Ryu and writers lo
wie and Taeyong Kim. The group is interested in the unusual and sudden results of acts
of writing, exploring if writing can be another way of producing music/nonmusic works.
Investigating an unknown area between text and sound, they apply sound technology to
old typewriters and their own mechanisms so that, in addition to the original sound, a
sound derived from writing is produced. A.Typist's first works – Beckett's Typist, Profile,
and Descriptions for Other Things – have been released as three CD+Book sets in 2011
by The Manual and Mediabus.
Hankil Ryu is a musician interested in finding an alternative musical structure in
abandoned objects like clockworks, typewriters and telephones. After discovering the
instrumental possibilities of a typewriter, he started to collaborate with writers lo wie and
Taeyong Kim. Since 2005, he organised a monthly event called RELAY and established
The Manual, his own publishing office.
lo wie has written screenplays and text for video works and now collaborates with other
musicians in making sound by writing text.
Taeyong Kim is a novelist born in 1974 in Seoul, South Korea. He majored in creative
writing at the Graduate School of Soongsil University and currently is Professor of
creative writing at Seoul Institute of the Arts. He has published two books of short stories,
Pig on the Grass (2007) and Pimp Story (2012), and a novel, Straight Out (2010), that
examines the fate of man in a world where language invariably betrays intention, yet there
is no choice but to use language to retain thought. One of his short stories has been
published in France under the name J'etais un Maquereau (2011, Cartouche). In 2008, he
won The Korea Times Literary Award and in 2012 the Moonji Literary Award.
7 March, 10.00 pm
Matthieu Saladin’s practice results from a conceptual approach, which reflects upon the
history of forms, of creative processes and social constructs, as well as on the
relationships between art and society from an economic and political perspective.
He is editorinchief of the journal TACET on experimental music and sound art, and
member of the editorial board of Revue & Corrigée and Volume! He completed a Ph.D. in
Aesthetics (PanthéonSorbonne University), teaches philosophy of art at the Haute École
des Arts du Rhin (HEAR) and is researcher at Institut ACTE, PanthéonSorbonne
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