YUKO ARAKI (JP) ///
STEFAN TIEFENGRABER (AT) ///
MORITZ MORAST (AT) ///
Fri, 10 November 2023, 8:30 pm ///
Wirtshaus zur Schießhalle, Waldeggstraße 116, Linz ///
Noise at the highest level. On November 10, the Wirtshaus zur Schießhalle will host three artists who are constantly on the lookout for new musical connections between experimental electronical, industrial, metal and noise music. qujOchÖ is pleased to announce that Yuko Araki will be making a stop in Linz on her extensive European tour. She will be supported on this evening with a live set by Stefan Tiefengraber and a DJ set by Moritz Morast, both of whom have been connected to the Linz music scene for many years through many corners (including Tresor Linz, Mit Händen und Füßen, …).
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Tickets box office: 13 Euro
YUKO ARAKI is one of a number of young female artists emerging from Japan that are redefining the outer boundaries of noise, post-industrial techno and experimental electronics. Raised as a pianist, Araki’s teenage obsession with metal opened a gateway towards various types of intense sonics. Exploring a diverse range music projects over the past decade (KUUNATIC, Concierto de la Familia), her solo work resolved in 2019 after she developed an approach to analog freeform analog noise, releasing her first EP “I” (Gerpfast Collective) and her debut album “II” (Commando Vanessa). Working with a reductive set of tools, her methodology was to create work that created a sense of timbral intensity and complexity through a weaving together of competing elements.
These days her new album “IV” is released on Room40, on which Araki creates a wholly more bludgeoning sound world. Working at the nexus of ritual, noise, sub sonics and crushing rhythms, her latest recording is resolutely embodied, smothering the listener in undulating pressure waves. She also summons an altogether otherworldly approach to voice, which operates as fugitive spirits within their caustic, post-industrial sound spaces she composes. This interest in voice is accentuated with special contributions from guests including Endon’s Taichi Nagura.
STEFAN TIEFENGRABER’S work ranges from kinetic sound installations to audio-video noise performances. He experiments with the modification of devices, which are originally manufactured for different purposes. Combined with the perception of the audience, this experimental attempt of exploring old and new materials leads him to new and unpredictable results. For example, in the noise performance DOWM he uses three walkmans, three effect pedals, two mixers, a mini-synthesizer, microphones and several feedback loops to create a noise-scape that ends in silence and emptiness. In this project, Tiefengraber refers to his artistic method of working, which he implements not only in performances but also in his installation projects. He extends the predefined functions of the used devices by experimenting with them and using unconventional applications. With this way he achieves new and unpredictable results.
Tiefengraber’s work has been exhibited at Japan Media Arts Festival 2021 (Tokyo/Japan), Galerie gerken (Berlin/Germany), Ars Electronica Festival (Linz/Austria), TodaysArt 2014 (Den Haag/Netherlands), New Media Gallery (Vancouver/Canada), 16th Media Art Biennale WRO 2015 (Wroclaw/Poland), Blaues Rauschen (Bochum/Germany) and many more.
MORITZ MORAST is a musician and artist currently residing in Vienna, Austria. In his works he explores musical systems through improvisational immediacy and playful spontaneity, unraveling their idiosyncrasies and self-organizing properties, organizing raw sounds into a fluid form of motion. He works solo, as well as in different formations, ranging from free improvisation, extreme metal, and avant-rock, to experimental electronics.
Morast also composes for dance, theater, films and virtual reality. His musical work has been showcased on Festivals like Ars Electronica (Austria), Donaufestival Krems (Austria), Ars Musica (Belgium) and Meme Festival (Spain).