Dismantling Mechanisms – Agente Costura (Berlin) and Stephen Doyle (Amsterdam)
Agente Costura and Stephen Doyle are a duo playing improvised sounds, on amplified sewing machine and drums. The amplified sewing machine is a simultaneous instrument — for sculptural garments, and for sonic shards. The percussion is a spectrum from hypnotic cymbalism to deconstructed mess.
DuChamp [Full Body Massage / Boring Machines /Idiosyncratics]
DuChamp is an Italian scientist, musician and curator based in Berlin, religiously devoted to drone. Drone is related to a precise childhood memory: the sound of the hair dryer, that her mother used to fix her hair. That was the sound of care, bliss, and infinite love. Since 2017, DuChamp started to incorporate real field recordings, related to her personal memory, into her drone compositions, by adding layers of sounds and noise in attempt to recreate some kind of apophonias.
Aaron Lumley (Solo/Double bass)
Canadian expat Aaron Lumley is an exploratory double bassist and recent addition to Amsterdam’s vibrant underground music scene. Lumley’s soulful, physical playing embraces the full expressive and sonic potential of his instrument. In Lumley’s immersive improvised solo performances, “the slippery dance between personality and control has evolved into a sexy and dynamic dialogue between player and instrument” (David Lee, jazz scholar and bassist). For his first amplified solo performance at OCCII, Lumley will present music derived from his forthcoming third solo LP: Aaron Lumley Plays the Doghouse Bass.
Aaron Lumley, Agente Costura, Dismantling Mechanisms, DuChamp, Stephen Doyle