Volksbühne Berlin am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz

The Lake presents #6: Happy Birthday Moondog

Mit Hobocombo + Gästen (Ayumi Paul, Kathy Alberici, Shigeru Ishihara, F.S. Blumm). Support: Felicity Mangan

Guests: Kathy Alberici is an experimental violinist with a love for analogue electronics and deep listening. Following a childhood of intensive classical training, Kathy followed a chaotic path through jazz and noise music that led her to the experimental underbelly of Brighton, UK, and more recently, Berlin. She is best known for her work in psychedelic doom band Drum Eyes (Upset the Rhythm) and her work with Jan St Werner (Mouse on Mars). Shigeru Ishihara. Swapping GameBoys and 8-bit limitation as DJ Scotch Egg and Dj Scotch Bonnet, Shigeru melds dense distorted beats with his signature pop sensibility, referencing Scorn, NHK, and the dance music culture of new home-town, Berlin. He is prolific in his output, and has collaborated with E-Da (ex Boredoms) in epic psychedelic outfit Drum Eyes, with Bo Ningen’s Taigen Kawabe, and Dokkebi Q’s Gorgonn in dub distortion unit Devilmen, and also plays bass in newly reformed electronic pioneers, SEEFEEL. F.S. Blumm was born as Frank Schültge in the city of Bremen, Northern Germany. In spite of (or maybe even because of) his classical training, Frank developed a taste for noise during his youth. In his youthful endeavour for being different, he played in quite a few bands, highly influeneced by acts like Sonic Youth, Melvins, Boredoms and later even Gastr Del Sol. He moved to Berlin in 1997, where he focused on freelancing as a musician and composer. He formed the duo Sack & Blumm with Harald "Sack" Ziegler, played with an instrumental band called Kinn with MArcel Turkowsky and he finally went public as solo artist F.S. Blumm. Ayumi Paul is a hugely versatile classical violinist, working in the field of contemporary classical music, and experimental sound art. She performs as a soloist worldwide, and often works with composers, musicians, and visual artists from divers backgrounds. "With her, every piece of music becomes more refined, precise and beautiful." Peter Uehling, Music Critic for Berliner Zeitung, May 2012. Ayumi Paul performs on a violin by Giovanni Baptiste Gabrielli from 1750, and lives in Berlin. Support: Felicity Mangan is from Australia, living and working in Berlin, Germany since 2008. In different situations being solo performance, with other players or installation Felicity plays back sound samples from an Australian native animal CD, either through a stereophonic system or often via hand-made speakers made from re-cycled and displaced objects. Felicity has played in US, Japan, Australia and Europe in different formations.