Maya Dunietz & Fritz Welch
- 30th Oct, 2015
Maya Dunietz & Fritz Welch perform a capella voice duets accompanying the silent film La Coquille et le Clergyman (1928) by Germaine Dulac
- 30th Oct, 2015
Maya Dunietz & Fritz Welch perform a capella voice duets accompanying the silent film La Coquille et le Clergyman (1928) by Germaine Dulac
- Oct 10th at Old Police House in Gateshead
- Oct 12th at Old Hairdressers in Glasgow
Eric Boros (Vialka, Hermit) and Fritz Welch (FvRTvR, Peeesseye, etc) met in 2002 at a petroglyph spa (https://vimeo.com/117208199) in the Czech Republic. Since then they have worked on various projects (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Eric_Boros__Fritz_Welch/) including the psycho improv-core power trio Lambs Gamble (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lambs_Gamble/) with bass player George Cremaschi. Tonight's concert with be encapsulated inside a memory of tireless precognition
laughing out loud.
- 22nd Aug 2015
Acrid Lactations asked me to play this gig which might end up being the last thing they ever do - well,,, they're moving to York so who knows.....
- 13th Aug 2015
4 x 4 x 4 x 4 = four quartets put together on the night with Jer Reid, Howie Reeve, Rafe Fitzpatrick, Una Macglone, Catriona McKay, Fritz Welch, George McGeown, Stu Brown, Emma Roche, Sybren Renema, Matt Ev, Sarah Glass, Adam Campbell, Lucy Searle, Alistair Quietsch and Kyle Stewart
- Aug 8th at Supernormal Festival in Oxfordshire with special guests Rhodri Davies, Sharon Gal and Jennifer Walsh and VERY special guests Nanook Midnight and Uschi Luz
- Aug 9th at Supernormal Festival in Oxfordshire - mutant pub quiz
Asparagus Piss Raindrop are a crypto conceptual science fiction anti climax band dedicated to pushing beyond all reasonable limits what live music performance can be. APR is formed from a dreadful, ever-expanding pool of performer/composer/improvisers from the Glasgow experimental music scene.
The group‘s work arises from the questions; How can we do things otherwise? What musical forms arise from and inform our daily experience? Performances typically draw on such things as recycled children’s games, group therapy, shapeshifting, declarations of ridiculous texts, geology, architectural intervention, gender theory, site specificity and slug reproduction. APR have been commissioned to produce work by Tectonics Glasgow, Tectonics Iceland, Transmission Gallery Glasgow and Association CRIC in France.
- 17th June 2015at Kaschemme, Lehenmattestrsse 353 Basel CH
Pyroclastic Filth is Richard Comte, Nicolas Field and Fritz Welch
- 15th & 16th of May at Tramway in Glasgow
Ultimate Dancer and Crew - Holy Smoke (World Premiere)
A gang of hyper-present beings occupy a mystic underworld, seeking answers to life’s big existential questions. Wrapped up in a cosmic sonic blanket, these weirdos go pro in this trip into the unknown. The performance space becomes an alternative reality with dark energies, roaming spirits, occult rituals and loads of smoke.
- 10th May 2015
TRIPPING LANDLOCKED INFIDELS w/ Tamio Shiraishi & Mico
+ Rose Kallal
+ Collapsible Shoulder
+ The JazzFakers
- 9th May, 2015 FW solo set at Tectonics Festival NYC at Abrons Art Center curated by Ilan Volkov and Issue Project Room
- 6th May 2015 NECROFEELIAC DAYTIME CRAPITALST ARTSHOW WITH THE CURTAINS DRAWN - NECROFEELIAC CRAPITALIST DAYTIME ARTSHOE WITH THE CURTAINS DRAWN -- ON THE OCCASION OF A CANCELLED THEORETICIAN -- THE DONALD JUDD VS ELMER FUDD INNER SPACE CRISIS -- DON'T DEBATE YOUR OWN SELF HATE!
Hotel Gallery 796 Broadway, 3rd floor Brooklyn 11206
- 5th April 2015 - Counterflows Festival Glasgow at The Glad Cafe
Daniel Carter, George Lyle and Fritz Welch
- 1st May 2015 Mariam Rezaei , Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra & Members of the BBC SSO
Tectonics Glasgow 2015 opens with a new work written for the Old Fruitmarket created by Mariam Rezaei and performed by the Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra with members of the BBC SSO.
- July 3rd we're playing at Trans Pecos in Ridgewood [http://www.thetranspecos.com/] supposedly opening for Lydia Lunch's Retrovirus
- July 9th we play at Bizarre Bushwick [http://wildtorus.tumblr.com/bizarre] , which i guess is a freakoutclothingoptional hang out spot, with VERY SPECIAL guest Reuben Lorch-Miller!
- July 14th is a killer show organized by Ken Bradburd at Silent Barn [ https://www.facebook.com/events/241318609400907/, http://silentbarn.org/ ] and we also have another amazing total FORCE OF NATURE special guest in the form of Tamio Shiraishi. its gonna be a humdinger!!
June 28th & 29th
The Pipe Factory present a two day festival centered around the wrtitten and the spoken word, with film screenings , spoken word performance, texts, and food:
featuring works and contributions from:
Pheobe Amis | Sarah Bowers | Amelia Bywater | Francis Davis | Emily Ilett | Emilia Muller-Ginorio & Florrie James | Rob Kennedy | Geoff Lucas | Joanna Peace | HOAX publication | Calum Rodger | Sarah Rose | Susannah Stark | Laura Simpson | Gareth Vile | Martin Vincent | Rebecca Wilcox | Fritz Welch | JL Williams |
And works by:
David Antin | John Baldessari | Guy Debord |
Mike Dunford | Hollis Frampton | Derek Jarman |
and many more…
Tectonics Reykjavik 2014
"Trans Poncho in Posse" a three hours long performance with Neil Davidson, Julia Scott, Fritz Welch, Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson & Michael Duch
"Trans Poncho in Posse" is a bacterial composition for CPU dust and amplified glands that will synthetically fuse the performers with the asophogeal node points of Harpa concert hall; choking the building in an erotic "tour de farce".
GIO accompanies Alberto Cavalcant's 'Rien Que Les Heures' (‘Nothing But Time’) at The Hippodrome Festival of Silent Cinema in Bo'Ness
13/03/14 @ 18:30
The Art School & Stereo presents: Sites of Love & Cannibalism - Excess and Dependencies in City Music Spaces
a free two-day investigation into music, economy and space, involving performances, presentations and panel discussions with musicians, industry workers and DIY crews.
Q: What is excess? Can there be too much music? Too many people with nothing to do apart from sound out what could’ve of been?
Q: What's the difference between art and music, commercial and not commercial, DIY and entrepreneurialism? What's new music? Why are you not getting paid enough? What kinds of spaces do we want to gather in? What musics do we make, how and why do we make them?
Wed 12th March, 6pm - 11pm
The Art School
Music, work and the wage; arts funding and subsidising models, commercial vs ‘non-commercial’
Thur 13th March, 6pm - 11pm
Stereo Cafe Bar
Music, spaces, sociality; city geographies, urbanisms, bodies and exclusion
Shane Connolly, Jer Reid and Fritz Welch with special guest Alex South live at Old Hairdressers in Glasgow
Shane Connolly, Dougal Marwick, Jer Reid and Fritz Welch as part of M@BU Experimental Music Weekend at Delius Arts and Culture Center in Bradford UK
Shane Connolly, Dougal Marwick, Jer Reid and Fritz Welch live at Summerhall in Edinburgh
Mike Pride's fucking chaotic cathartic drum ensemble live at Jazzwerkstadtt Bern Switzerland
Malcy Duff, Reuben Lorch-Miller and Fritz Welch live at the Art School in Glasgow
DISMAL HUMAN & DROOIDS throwin' down (or UP) live splatter at Rat Bastrad's Anti-Art Becomes Art at Churchill's Pub in Miami
Arnaud Rivière & Fritz Welch at GIO Festival, CCA5 --- http://http.http.http.http.free.fr/
Not Moving Club Night at Nice-N-Sleazy's
The Final Five is science fiction bacterial no-wave free jazz featuring Armin Sturm, Neil Davidson and Fritz Welch
Hi folks - very happy to invite you all to come over to my place on saturday night (nov 16th) to hang out and hear some exquisite sounds. I've been talking to Yoni about doing something for a while and it just happened to line up all nice and tidy for the time that Greg will also be in Glasgow. In fact its the last night of his UK tour so come help him get his head straight before he heads back to the USSA!
We gonna start relatively early (7:30 - 8:00ish) so certain people can make it back to Edinburgh without stress and others can go out and raise hell somewhere else.
Here's some info on everyone playing in case you're in the dark. There will probably be various combinations happening - we'll figure that out later....
Greg Kelley is an American trumpeter based in Boston. He is a member of Nmperign and Heathen Shame and does loads of other stuff including psychic surgery utilizing the trumpet bell as illness collection vehicle and transmitter (http://www.ordinaryfanfares.blogspot.co.uk/)
Yoni Silver is an Israeli bass clarinetist and composer based in London. I saw him play a mind blowing solo concert recently at Cafe Oto. It was very clear and complete. Really happy he's in the UK now! (https://soundcloud.com/yoni-silver)
Usurper is the Dolomite lovin' duo of Malcy Duff and Ali Robertson. They are meticulous manipulators of micro space and absurd sounds and have a combined lint collection bigger than Ron Lessard's noise cube (http://duffandrobertson.tumblr.com/)
With Lumps is one of the things that me and Neil Davidson have been kickin' around for the past few years. Our current act involves voguing with a head sack and ultra tender guitar torture among other things (http://withlumps.blogspot.co.uk/)
and finally you need the address:
first time ever duet with the super amazing a great Liene Rozite at Mono in Glasgow
With Lumps live at Summerhall in Edinburgh + Ali Robertson + Bill Orcutt
With Lumps live at Glad Cafe in Glasgow + Bill Orcutt
With Lumps live at Kino Cafe in Bristol
Louise Ahl, Ultimate Dancer
Fritz Welch, Dismal Human
at Mono opening for Tenniscoats
Mono, 14 Kings Court Glasgow
performing Neil Davidson's 'Catalogue' - Neil Davidson, Anneke Kampman, Fritz Welch
Gnommero is a pamphlet, edited and assembled by Richard Taylor and Sarah Tripp. The contents of each volume are responses by artists and writers to one of Italo Calvino’s series of lectures, Six Memos for the Next Millennium, in which he describes literary qualities worth cherishing: lightness, quickness, visibility, exactitude, multiplicity and consistency. Gnommero: Visibility will be launched with an evening of readings, screenings and presentation the contributors are: Neil Davidson, Stuart Fallon, Kate Grenyer, Simone Hutchinson, Ben Knight, Chin Li, Giuseppe Mistretta, Eona McCallum, Anna McLauchlan, Anthony Schrag, Conal Mc Stravick, Charlotte Morgan, Laura Simpson, Richard Taylor, Iris Tenkink, Sarah Tripp, Tom Varley, Thom Walker, Daniella Watson and Rebecca Wilcox.
Gnommero is also an economic experiment in communal self-publishing. By dividing the costs of printing equally between the 20 contributors, we are able to guarantee that each volume of our pamphlet arrives when we need it to. We then divide the edition between us and distribute Gnommero in any way that feels right.
Gnommero is available from Aye Aye Books in the CCA and will be free at the launch. Gnommero was previously edited in collaboration with Eona McCallum.
Music Language Redux at Dundee Contemporary Arts
Rafe Fitzpatrick (violin) & Fritz Welch (percussion)
w/ Richard Dawson and Howie Reeve
at Glad Cafe, 1006A Pollokshaws rd Glasgow
Dismal Human (Fritz Welch solo..)
Trees - Lucy Duncombe & Kenneth Wilson
Wednesday 18th September
Art School Union 468 Sauchiehall St
Manuel Mota (guitar) - No surface fragment blues from Portugal.
Supported by an assortment of anti-romantic nihility from Glasgow
The Otoasobi Project’s visit to Scotland kicks off with a real treat for fans of the Japanese underground music scene; Otomo Yoshihide will perform solo and with the Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra. Otomo has been involved with the Otoasobi Project over many years, and this event sees him performing in his own inimitable style and with GIO as a warm up style for the Project's big day.
Centre for Contemporary Arts
350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow G2 3JD
The Final Five (Armin Sturm, Neil Davidson, Fritz Welch)
bacterial science fiction no-wave freejazz
We Worship The Sun
saturday, september 14 3-midnight
at The Art School Union 468 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3LW
at Music Language Festival in Glasgow at SWG3 - this time out the group will be Julia Scott, Iain Campbell F-W, Kenny Love, Liene Rozite, Neil Davidson and Fritz Welch
Cafe Oto, London
Fantastic programme of improvisation and composed works curated by conductor Ilan Volkov including a 20 piece string section performing Robert Ashley's In Memoriam, CRAZY HORSE (Symphony) (1963) and Toshi Ichiyanagi's Stanzas for Strings (1960), a solo performance for bass clarinet by Yoni Silver and the Glasgow-based guitar/drums unit With Lumps (Fritz Welch & Neil Davidson)
2 rue Fernand Forest 63300 Thiers, FR
Avec Lionel Malric (Solo pour 227 cordes) Eric Boros & Fritz Welch (duo pour 227 oreilles)
Glasgow Jazz Festival, City Halls Glasgow
Maggie Nicols and actor, singer and cultural activist Tam Dean Burn join Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra for a celebration of words, improvisation and music, featuring George Burt’s settings of the poetry of Edwin Morgan. Three Envelopes for Edwin Morgan will feature Morgan’s translations of Vladimir Mayakovsky into Scots; A Richt Respeck for Cuddies, Fiddle ma Fidgin (in which Tam Dean Burn takes the part of a man falling in love with a double-bass…) and a witty look at the night sky in Forcryinoutloud.
Eight Thumbs (Dougal Marwick, Jer Reid, Shane Connelly and Fritz Welch) at The Flying Duck in Glasgow
OSLO 10 MÜNCHENSTEIN / BASEL
Extreme-Drums, Soundpoetry, Improv
Nicolas Field and Fritz Welch: We’re sitting in the middle of it and it’s the office of failure, I didn’t really decide. Actually when I’m doing it, I’m not entirely sure why. The knee is dry for lunch like a slice of life or otherwise he said and you keep your mayonnaise as long as possible. I’d gladly share lunch with the easter bunny although he seems very promiscuous. Then in the evening for supper, feelings on toast. We meet as often as possible for brains; bright white blue and purple shades of sprinkle. And We will go on eating because the weather is schön, so schön. In the morning, wake up with auto-destruction for 2 microphones and a drumset. Nicolas lives in Geneva and Fritz lives in Glasgow.
Uganda in Jerusalem @ Tectonics Festival
Levontin 7 in Tel Aviv @ Tectonics Festival
Three years ago Fritz Welch, Alex Drool and myself formed the band With Words Like Shackles, sending our collective ectoplasms on a cross-dimensional tour. The plasms are on their way back and we will unite with them for two shows at Ilan Volkov’s Tectonics festival. In Tel-Aviv we will play on the opening night of Tectonics, alongside Christoph Heemann, Jessika Kenney and Eyvind Kang, Robbie Avenaim, Yoni Silver, Robyn Schulkowski and many more!
W E W O R S H I P T H E S U N
All Day Music Fest + All Day BBQ + Tropical Trash Jumble Sale
SAT 1st JUNE
3PM - 12AM
3:30 - SMACK WIZARDS
4:20 - REPETITOUS OOZE
5:10 - DICK FIFTY
6:00 - PYRAMIDION
6:50 - OKISHIMA ISLAND TOURIST ASSOCIATION
7:40 - STAR VOYAGE
8:30 - YOU DON'T MASTURBATE
9:20 - WORLD PEACE
10:10 - SEX HANDS
3:10 - GENETIC NOOSE
3:55 - NOMA
4:45 - ALWAYS JADED CONSTANTLY JADED
5:35 - FRITZ WELCH
6:25 - ACRID LACTATIONS
7:15 - VOX GRADUS
8:05 - IO PAN
8:55 - IMPERIUM
9:45 - KENNY LOVE
10:45 - STEFAN BLOMEIER
3:00 - FIGHT FOR THE HAPPINESS OF THE CHILDREN OF ALL LANDS
7:00 - SOPHIE REILLY, JOSHUA HILL & FERGUS CLARK
+ Tropical Trash Jumble Sale
email ~ firstname.lastname@example.org for a stall !
City Halls, Glasgow
Asparagus Piss Raindrop describe themselves as "a crypto-conceptual science-fiction anti-band formed from a dreadful, ever expanding pool of improviser/composer/performers. This incarnation includes Lee Cummings (Kylie Minoise), Liene Rozite (Muris), Julia Scott (Fem Bitch Nation), Fritz Welch and Neil Davidson (With Lumps)." This new promenade piece will occupy several parts of City Halls simultaneously and consecutively.
Duration: approx. 80 minutes
Please note that this is a promenade/standing event
This event takes place in Old Fruitmarket, City Halls Foyer, Bars & Promenades.
STROBE LIGHTING WILL BE USED.
Tectonics Festival, City Halls Glasgow
Iancu Dumitrescu Hazard and Tectonics, for computer assisted sounds, electric guitars, prepared piano, percussion (World Premiere)
Ana-Maria Avram Metalstorm (II) for computer assisted sounds, electric guitar, cello, percussion and piano (World Premiere)
Romanian-born Iancu Dumitrescu and his wife Ana-Maria Avram are leading figures in experimental and 'spectral' composition. Their prodigious output includes over 300 unique works and more than 20 joint CD releases on their own Edition Modern label.
For this special event they will give rare live performances of two World Premieres. They are joined by guitarist Stephen O'Malley. O'Malley is renowned as a founding member of many experimental and metal bands including Sun O))), Khanate and Burning Witch and he will give the world premiere of Dumitrescu's electric guitar concerto on Sunday night (12 May).
Tectonics Festival, City Halls Glasgow
Charles Ross The Ventriloquist (UK Premiere)
The second half brings works as visually intriguing as they are explorative. Charles Ross's piece blurs the line between musical notation and improvisation, pitting improvisers against BBC SSO performers who are running out of notes. The improvisers are led by a conductor who uses natural elements (stones, sand, rocks) to try and help them out.
Caroline of Brunswick, Brighton UK
on tour WITH LUMPS...... http://withlumps.blogspot.co.uk/
Furniture Makers, Sheffield UK
with Posset, Papal Bull and Spandrill
solo gig at Karel Karel in BXL
solo gig at HS in BXL
AudioPlant/Bar a Gauche in Antwerp
i'm doing a solo gig tomorrow night in Antwerp at AudioPlant/Bar a Gauche/Wildkitchen whateverthefuckitscalled. COME ON DOWN!
Anti Art Becomes Art, Churchill's Miami FL, USA
Asparagus Piss Raindrop at Churchill's in Miami, dec 4thhhh — with Nathan Gwynne and Patrick Foley at Rat Bastard's annual noisebarf tumble.
Old Hairdressers, Glasgow
this was one of my all time favorite improv gigs in Glasgow. Susan is AWESOME!!
7 - 17/06/2012
Tour of Ireland + 1
Thursday 7th June Sharmanka Gallery, Glasgow UK
Friday 15th June Belfast Ovary Friendly House. Limited space. Mail ciaran.mackle-at-gmail-dot-com for details.
Saturday 16th June Cork with Woven Skull, Aonghus McEvoy & Divil A’ Bit / Plugd Records 10pm
Sunday 17th June Dublin Subground 43 (43 Gardiner Lane behind Hill 16 pub)BYOB doors at 7...7bones
Dialogues Festival is proud to present legendary saxophonist Evan Parker's new project for improvising ensemble. Thanks to a PRSF/Creative Scotland Beyond Borders award, Dialogues (Edinburgh) and Sonorites (Belfast) were able to commission Evan to develop a new piece for different constellations of improvising musicians. The result is "Self Organising Systems", a dynamic screed of structured-spontaneous music making.
Evan Parker - saxophone http://evanparker.com/
Fritz Welch – percussion and objects http://humansacrifice.net/
Peter Furniss – clarinets www.peterfurniss.co.uk/…
Owen Green – hiphop laptop www.owengreen.net…
John Ekhardt – double bass www.johneckhardt.de/…
Martin Parker – virtual instrument www.tinpark.com…
Reid Label Launch at Reid Concert Hall, Edinburgh Scotland
Muris With Lumps (Liene Rozite, Neil Davidson & Fritz Welch) + Charles Ross
House Gig at Stuarts Place, Mount Florida in Glasgow
ASPARAGUS PISS RAINDROP, GROPETOWN, SKULLWIZARD, ROSY CRUCIFIXION become 4 new mutant bands! WOW! at Old Hairdressers in Glasgow
FvRTvR record release party blast brain melter for new 'Gobi Wow' LP coming up on May 30th at WestGermany in Berlin with Jeremy Wade & Brendan Dougherty, Jochen Arbeit & Brian Mitchell, Chris Heenan & Michael Vorfeld, FvRTvR (aka Fritz Welch & Guido Henneböhl + DJ BigBird
25 Maggio: Circolo Degli Amici, Via Ribes, Colleretto Giacosa (TO)
26 Maggio: Spazzio O', Via Pastrengo 12, Milano (ISOLA)
27 Maggio: MUSICA NELLE VALLI FESTIVAL, San Martino Spino >CANCELLED< due to EARTHQUAKE DAMAGES! total fucking BUMMER!!!
Maya Dunietz With Lumps
Mines + Charles Ross
at Mono in Glasgow
Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra perform live to silent films at the Filmhouse in Edinburgh, part of the film season 'The New Objectivity: Realism in Weimar Cinema'.
People on Sunday/Menschen am Sonntag showing at 2pm
Berlin: Symphony of a Great City/Berlin: Die Sinfonie der Grosstadt showing at 6.45pm
GIO are delighted to be joined by Guido Henneböhl for these performances. A musician and concert organizer based in Berlin, Germany, Henneböhl has worked with composers like Alwynne Pritchard, Jeremy Woodruff and Carlos Sandoval, and improvisers Jochen Arbeit, Andre Vida and Brendan Dougherty. Henneböhl has a unique method of developing synthesizer instruments by circuit bending old keyboards and toys and combining them with self constructed primitive synthesizer elements. The instruments are notable for their wide range of tones and dynamics, and produce stochastic-like musical phrases.
To book tickets, call 0131 228 2688 or visit www.filmhousecinema.com
FvRTvR’s music stumbles interstitially between concrete ambulance drippings and transparent arctic headaches. It’s a torn up piece of paper passing amnesia to its most unlikely listeners.aking a cue from Nat King Cole and Stubby Kaye this duo operates in a realm of marginal expectations and exuberant possibilities. FvRTvR is a dry heave and solid shove whistling dixie in Heartburn Alley. It’s made with the tofu & insect electronics of Guido Henneböhl combined with the anemic percussion and vocal gasp of Fritz Welch.
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