09.10.18 – Hanno Leichtmann / Audrey Chen

September 10, 2018, 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Coaxial Arts
1815 S. Main Street
Los Angeles, CA

Record Release show for Hanno Leichtmann and Audrey Chen who both have records coming out on Karlrecords (https://karlrecords.bandcamp.com/)

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Hanno Leichtmann is a producer of electronic music, sound-artist and curator of conceptual festivals for electronic music based in Berlin. Originally coming from improvised music (drums), Leichtmann dedicated himself to electronic music from 1998 onwards. He has made a name for himself with various collaborations and projects in the realm of minimal and experimental music.

Currently leichtmann is artist in resident at Villa Aurora LA till end of september.

Leichtmann will play two short electronic sets, including „Nouvelle Aventure“ his upcoming release on KARL REC .

nouvelles aventure is a remix, collage and hommage based on the soundarchive of the international summercourses for new music, darmstadt, the mekka for composers of new classical music.it was presented at the 70th birthday of the courses in 2016.
the IMD archive not only contains hours of music and but also lectures, discussions and workshops by the likes of stockhausen, boulez, cage, feldman, ect… which gives the work a radioplay touch.

second set will present leichtmanns installational remix of the work of roedelius, “unfinished portrait of roedelius today” presented 2015 at LIFELINES festival Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin.


AUDREY CHEN’s long-awaited new solo album “Runt Vigor” is a living and breathing visceral music which pushes the physical limits of the voice combined with cello and analog electronics.

AUDREY CHEN began her relationship with sound through the cello and voice over 30 years ago and for the past 15, her predominant focus has been her solo work, joining together the extended and inherent vocabularies of the voice, cello and analog electronics (with all sounds created without electronic effect or enhancement other than amplification).

More recently, she has begun to shift back towards the exploration of the voice as a primary instrument, delving even more deeply into her own version of narrative and non-linear storytelling. She derives her sound material in continuous process, championing the “in-between” and overlooked. Regardless of instrument, CHEN’s mode of experimentation touches both the abstractly beautiful and the aggressively unsettling, creating a kind of curiously imagined architecture, non-prosaic song or ritual that reaches beyond gravity or language.

Recent projects, aside from performing solo, include her long running voices duo with PHIL MINTON, duos HISS & VISCERA with modular synth player RICHARD SCOTT, BEAM SPLITTER with Norwegian trombonist HENRIK MUNKEBY NØRSTEBØ, and the “romantic noise duo” AFTERBURNER with DORON SADJA (electronics/light projection). Past projects include work with German conceptual artist JOHN BOCK, a duo with NYC abstract turntablist MARIA CHAVEZ, and a quartet with NATE WOOLEY, C. SPENCER YEH and TODD CARTER that released a LP on MONOTYPE. Her new projects include a double duo/quartet with BEAM SPLITTER and STREIFENJUNKO’s, EIVIND LØNNING and ESPEN REINERTSEN and MOPCUT with LUKAS KÖNIG and JULIEN DESPREZ.

American born but currently based in Berlin, CHEN has performed across Europe, North/South Americas and Asia at numerous festivals including Festival Beyond Innocence (Osaka, JP), Maerzmusik (Berlin, DE), Klangspuren Festival (Schwaz, AT), Sound of Stockholm (Stockholm, SE), Kongsberg Jazz Festival in Norway, Jazzfest Saalfelden, Color Out of Space (Brighton, UK), Wels Music Unlimited (Wels, AT), 2PI Festival (Hangzhou, CN).

DAVID HARRINGTON of the KRONOS QUARTET has described CHEN’s work as “fascinating and gripping” and “possessing something extremely vital and vivid….”.