After an awesome summer fest with about 100-150 heads shaking in the backyard of weserstr 191 we couldn't resist to organize a winter event before the end of the year,
before the end of the world...
for this occasion , two days before jesus was born,
we will collaborate again with our favorite radio conspiracy show
DIYCHURCH as we did last may with adolfo caleuche video
>tuning part of the evening live>
this will be the last physical appearance in Berlin,
at least for a while,
since the caleuche_video changes hemisphere and moves for a while to southamerica.
if you are in Berlin on the 22th COME ! if not,
tune the show on diychurch.
sredni vashtar duet !
Elizabeth Skadden & Beatrice Baumgartner
RADIO NUDISM (cassette) – a collection of priceless documents collected from the sound archives of a Danish nudist radio station from 1993/94. This 45 min mixtape / compilation / radio narrative stands as an audio companion to the exhibition of Massimiliano Bomba, Benjamin Altermatt and Xavier García Bardón curated by Francesco Cavaliere and Marcel Türkowksy at Grimmuseum, Berlin, in September 2011. Featuring tracks by the aforementioned nudists and more, it has been assembled and spiced by DJ Bongo Man. Coreleased by Grimmuseum, Caleuche_Video, Rawraw and Music City. 120 copies. 5 eur.
V Gara Delle Batterie Elettroniche
(Drum Machine Contest V)
31. Dec. 2008 @ Cattolica, Rimini
-the text below is an attempt to describe the nord italian underground music scene throughout the eyes of a witness-
Despite the fact that I saw with my own eyes the country's political decadence carrying with it a series of brutal phenomena, like the ending of a certain quality public education or the fact that many of my friends moved away, Italy carries on since the 90' a progressive monopoly of television, as the president buys and takes control of almost all the national tv channels. From the other hand Italy is a country full of surprises and a small underground/nightlife scene. Programs like "Fuori orario, cose (mai) viste" that since the end of the 80' had transmited every single night rare documentaries, films, interviews, lost material, collages of homemade footage and many other unexpected videos is a good example about the shadows within Italian society. Enrico Ghezzi, creator of Fuori orario and Blob tv, has collected and re-interpretated the Italian tv having acces to all of Rai's television archives. In websites like ubuweb you can find many films with the Rai tv logo. Another example about the Italian mass-media situation is “Videocracy” , a documentary film by Swedish-Italian director Erik Gandini that shows the bizarre world behind Italian tv.
Still talking about Italian tv,
but drifting from that historical stage to a complete different smaller reality, were people is re-interpretating and rescuing a posible "tv history" I recommend AAVV#2 · COLORATISSIMO MEGABAZAR by Milan based audiovisual project Cadeo, released by RAWRAW edizioni.
One severe truth is that Sony Music monopolizes the mainstream music market, guided under the conception of bringing to the flash light Italian versions of U.S.A pop stars, a formula that haven't showed great results. Actually, the most interesting contemporary music comes from small realities, mostly by people that open places for local gigs and/or that runs independent labels. During the years in Bologna I ended-up working as bartender almost every Tuesday night for the gigs my friends from the rehearsal room of XM-24 organized for mostly every band that was touring Nord Italy. Not only there, but in general I had the opportunity to listen for the first time to many local bands like Zu, Ovo,Allun, Christian Rainer, Giuseppe Ielasi, Andrea Belfi, Nicola Ratti, Attila Faravelli, Sintopeccato, El Muniria, Sinistri, Three seconds kiss, Modotti, G.I.Joe, With love, Olyvetty, Dracula Lewis, Occhio di figa, Kankarankkat, Albero rovesciato, Milkane, A.B.E.I.F.P, Nervous kid, Seth evol tracks, 3/4 hadbeeneliminated, Riccardo Benassi, Claudio Rocchetti, Lorenzo Senni, Enrico Malatesta, Fecalove,Donna ferentes, Xtravagance core, Luciano Maggiore , Dio boys, With love, Vri-il, Elton junk,Onefuckone, ioioioi, Dominique Vaccaro, Madame p, Zurich against zurich, Splinter vs Stalin,Stroboscopic duo, Movie star junkies, Ootchio, Stefano Pilia, Francesco Cavaliere, Valerio Tricoli,Fabio Orsi, Valerio Cosi, Uochi toki, Jealousy party and many more.............. Among the many bands/names listed upon there are people I had the pleasure to meet and share evenings in the future days. In Bologna there were different groups/organizations running places or/and events in different levels from the most precarious approach to the real institutional support.
XM-24 or fioravanti is a legal squat (the only old one remain) were you could presence shows by legendary bands from Caroliner Rainbow to perfect homeless noise makers, this place was somehow the twin place of bigger and older space called Livello 57, a legendary squat active since 1993, in the beginings supporting any kind of subcultural phenomena to then, because of its popularity and anti-prohibitionism campaign becoming the place for reggae , dub and electronic music upon all genres. The same people behind it during 1997 gave birth to the first rave parade in the city. Years after, between 2003 and 2007 members of bands G.I.Joe, Nervous kid, Elton junk, Vri-il, Seth evol tracks and A.B.E.I.F.P taked care of the tuesday's night gigs at EX-24, hosting every kind of D.I.Y tour.
Sant'Andrea degli amplificatori is a small venue for experimental music run by Luciano Maggiore and Dominique Vaccaro, more selective in their experimental music choices.
One important insider festival was Netmage , organized by Xing, a festival of multimedia arts taking place every year for almost a week inside old renaissance structures as well as modern buildings as the basketball stadium, bands like Olyvetty were part of the festival.
During those years, members of Occhio di figa, Marco and Vincenzo came up with the idea of playing gigs inside small food shops, the utopia was to play in every single food shop around the city and involve all the potential local acts, but after three gigs in different shops , some kind of maximum boss order to all the shop owners to avoid such requests. During one of those gigs I meet Michele, one of the three dudes behind Palustre records, based outside Ravenna. Around the east coast area outside Bologna, "drink in peace your sadness", a small festival for contemporary music curated by Enrico Malatesta is taking place since the middle the 00', and it counts with the support of Presto!? records since the beginnings.
Other very, not to say the most interesting reality are the Hundebiss nights in Milan and the video-clips they release for every single event on the Hundebiss channel.
Since the 90's the name mat pogo started to circulate around Florence, people was talking about a radio program conducted by a guy that during the show would only transmitted strange sounds and play weird music. Mat pogo is also one half of the first jealousy party line up, Wjm is the other half. They also run the Burp Enterprise with other friends.
During an evening in Berlin last march I ended-up playing at a jealousy party gig and I meet all this amazing musicians. They were very surprised and happy about my Italian language skills, to then, speaking about the plus and the less, the conversation started to burn when I came up with the name “gara delle batterie elletroniche”(the drum machine contest), Roberta "Wjm" Andreucci told me that they also were part of more than one version of the drum machine contest. Burp actually released the first album of Uochi Toki, members of this band are the ones behind the contest. One of the epic things that happen to me during the time I spent in Italy was that day when with my friend checho we found an A4 black and white poster with an open invitation for participating only with a 5 minutes set bringing any device with an output channel during a party in the countryside of a small summer village called Cattolica, about 2 hours from Bologna. On the poster there was a cellphone number, a date and a very creepy beautiful drawing. Thats how we went to the 5th version of “la gara delle batterie elletroniche”.
Was the year 2010 ,during fall I guess. I was already living in Berlin and Lyndon Harrison invited me for playing at his group exhibition's opening. That evening we play as R AA YY O with my good friend Francesco a show in between the boundaries of a performance and a dj set. There were many friends of Lyndon, most of them coming from the UK. Lyndon's mother came to congratulate with us, she liked our set a lot. Sam was there too.
After about half a year I was mostly into getting lost in the many oasis Berlin offers and I end-up hanging out with Alice at the wild wedding parties she still organize, she told me that Sam was back in Berlin for a few days and wanted to see me(¿!?!?).That same night I fell very sick and I left early, but in my way home with Marlene and Kate they insisted that much me to join them in some bar-opening of a friend of them that I end-up hanging out with them, later I kiss them and like in the movies suddenly we were a triangle of love. On our way back to their place ,around 6-7pm I proposed to stop at the wild wedding party since it was on the way. the party was almost over but there was Sam!,he told me "Benjamin, I really loved your set with Francesco last time and I have a tape for you, this is my band, The Valleys, I made a limited edition of five copies and one is for you", then he opened the case and with the first crayon he found wrote on the back cover; A_pop side / B_experimental side.
After I listened to the tape wouldn't been easy to reach Sam again if it wasn't for Betsy's help.
When I finally contacted him and he agreed about publishing the tape with Caleuche_Video he send me this info about the band:
"The Valleys are from Bridgend, Wales and have been together since 2005. The Valleys - Tape was recorded in London at Rhys's Hall Way Bedroom, Chatsworth Road and Front Room, Rushmore Road between January 2010 and March 2011. The music for the tape was made by myself and Rhys Knowles but the full line-up of the valleys is · Ben Absalom · Sam Bardsley · Rhys Knowles · Rhys Morgan · Ben Reed
for this verry special ocassion I asked Elia ,the boy that runs das andere selbst ,for help me designing the flyer and so he did.
the entrance is free and the festival will be here, from 1pm to 12pm.
▲ the vibe ▲
Indias Indios & Marcello Busato
So Lame Music Chow
HILOT LILANTH & LUDWIG
WYRD STARTCHILD SISTERS
Nikki & the Tall Girls
F.Cavaliere_2 º dream of a silver fish skin
HARMONY in MIAMI
Jimmy Trash & the Gunpowder Temple of Heaven
Pablito Molina is my friend since a while, we meet through a highschool mate of mine, Vinicio Montalvo(1982-2003) when we were still living in Santiago, Chile. Since then he was already a myth because of his street performances, but mostly because of his poems. I remember that time that we went all together to nico's house in concon, a small summer village by the sea and spend most of the time on the beach drinking escudo beer and listening to pablito's covers from nirvana, charly garcia, olivia newton-john and many other great classics. Those days I discovered that he could also play the guitar and with such a feeling. That period, the year 2000, my last period in Chile was so intense, electronic music was at the top, and our friend Vini was playing gigs often with his electro-crash band A la luz resistant, everybody had (and still have) very special dance steps.
After two years from when I left Chile, Vini had an accident and died. Pablito was there during those days. After that we lost ourselves and didn't knew anymore about each other life. After many years we meet in Berlin and we become neighbors. he is now in berlin and plays his guitar more and more often.
this time the line-up
is even longer as we get deeper and deeper
in Berlin’s most radioactive music scene.
The caleuche’s series purpose is to end-up
organizing massive concerts in the Olympic
Stadium from the year 2015,
If the world is still there
▲ lineup ▲
So Lame Music Chow
Wyrd Starchild Systers
tipsypoodl cosmic weirdo
Wilhelm von Trippenhofen
indias indios and marcello busato
Scappare di casa
Harmony in Miami
Dj MAT POGO
Dj P.A.U.L. L.O.C.K.E.N.C.O.C.K.
Slow Dudes was recorded in 2005 in Berlin Germany using homemade instruments built by me, general MIDI software, and some analog synthesizers built by Peter Blasser. The software provides a familiar architectural ingredient, while the homemade instruments are highly gestural in order to battle the defaults present in the software.
I contacted Kevin a month ago asking him if it was possible to upload Slow Dudes and released it under the Caleuche_Video series. He replied and said yes.
During the last days searching for more of Kevin's stuff I discovered that Slow Dudes has been already released once in the free download form by a website that now is offline called maximumsorrow.com, Kevin's old website I guess.
After spending some hours in the netz I found this video.
31 minutes Tape
tracks recorded in between
2008 and 2011
printed in april 2011
first edition : 20 copies
Limited edition of 20
Pincoya Metamorfosi is the first release by
by Indias Indios.
This was a radioshow broadcasted in Berlin by DIYChurch on the 7 of march 2011,
transmission number 063,
guest of this show was Benjamin Altermatt - indias indios
this is what he says about the radioshow's roots:
"Adolfo Schmidt is the name of my uncle, he was my neighbor when I was still living in Santiago, on a hill call "El Arrayan" next to the Andes mountains. Before he set up on the hill he travelled together with my aunt Pastel through south and central America. I keep them in mind after all this years because when I was a kid I remeber those amazing pictures he show to me portraying their journey. In those days they were also divers and they had amazing pictures of their diving sessions in the caribbean sea.
The title of the radioshow was inspired by my uncle's travel spirit.
The show contains chronicle about my travel experiences in this wild world wich
alternates with friends/band's tracks"
sounds in this transmission in order of appereance.
TAPE FROM GOLOG,CHINA(writen in tibetan, if someone can tell me the name of this guy, I would be really thankfull)
INDIAS INDIOS AND SREDNI VASHTAR
AMAZING BAHIA E I FANCIULLI PROTOSPORTIVI
BOYD RICE & FAD GADGET
TAPE FROM GOLOG,CHINA(writen in tibetan, if someone can tell me the name of this guy, I would be extremely thankfull)
INDIAS INDIOS BEGINNINGS IN CHINA
R AA YY O
BILLY DAS KIND WITH INDIAS INDIOS LIVE AT TÄT GALLERY
FELICITY MANGAN WITH INDIAS INDIOS LIVE AT WHITE RABBIT
According to legend the Caleuche is a large phantom ship sailing the seas around Chiloé at night.
It appears as a beautiful and bright sailing ship, always full of lights and with the sounds of a party onboard,
but quickly disappears again, or hiding navigating underwater.
The myths claim it is crewed by the drowned, who are brought to the ship by three Chilote mythological figures: two sisters, the sirena chilota (a type of mermaid) and the Pincoya, and their brother the Pincoy.
Once aboard, the dead can resume an existence as if they were alive again.
A BLUE STORK IS BORN BY A MOONLIGHT TOWER
The Drawing Club
printed in december 2010
first edition : 100 copies
It is the first official fanzine released by caleuche_video this time thanks to the financial support by Grimmuseum.
Was published in between two exhibitions, Benjamin Altermatt's Tales from the other side solo exhibition at Fabs gallery in Warsaw, Poland from the 20.11.2010 until the 10.01.2011, curated by Pablo.A.Molina
and the Drawing Club's exhibition inside the D12 series, at Grimmuseum in Berlin, Germany from the
01.11.2010 until the 10.11.2010, curated by Despina Stokou.
The fanzine contains works in the melting point of this two situations.