Jung An Tagen – Eric Arn – Arbre du Ténéré

13 maggio 2015 | h 21.30


Jung An Tagen
Jung An Tagen is the primary music act operating within the VIV. Using substractive synthesis and sampling techniques, Jung An Tagen builds aleatoric arrays, repetitive figures & polyrhythmic moirés circulating around distinctive timbres and haptic fragments, resulting in a vision of morphing movements between high energy and zero gravity states. Because of the synaesthesian nature of the VIV, Jung An Tagen is bound very closely to a specific visual grammar and is intertwined with video art, even though the performative settings are usually reduced to audio only. In the past Stefan was mainly present with different bands & monikers on labels like Not Not Fun, Blackest Rainbow or his own imprint SF Broadcasts.

He has recorded with musicians such as Tom Greenwood and Didi Bruckmayr, toured Europe and America and shared the stage with artists like Whitehouse and Faust. He has also worked on covers, posters and other graphic works for different artists e.g. Kevin Drumm, and as experimental video artist with videos screened at festivals and in exhibitions around Europe. Due to different aliases and other disorientation strategies, it’s not always easy to keep track, yet every part of the puzzle follows a distinct aesthetic idea about subconscious states, body & time interleavings and identity itself. “All I need is a million monikers to cover myself from the world. …glad he’s back to flush out my woes, making music as Jung An Tagen …ready to become one with your psyche.” – C. Monster, TinyMixTapes


Eric Arn

American guitarist Eric Arn and his Primordial Undermind have mined the farthest regions of avant-rock, free improv, drone and psychedelia for over two decades.Arn began in the Crystalized Movements in the 1980s (the band that spawned Magic Hour and the
Major Stars) and rode with the Undermind through residencies in California, Boston, and Austin,Texas before settling in Vienna, Austria in 2005.
Eric continues to perform with the Undermind as well as solo, and as a member of Outer Vertex, the Soft Power Ensemble of Vienna and the Vienna Improvisers Orchestra. He released his first solo album, ‘Points of Fissure’, on Feathered Coyote Records in 2013.
In 2014 he has released ‘Alchemy in the West Country’, a collaborative album by Primordial Undermind and Thought Forms, as well as the premiere release by Outer Vertex, an out-guitar duo with Christoph Weikinger (aka Torùn).
“Wonderful… a wiggly workout recalling the slurred phrasing of late period John Fahey with gracefully ugly experimental gestures. Great stuff.” – Byron Coley, The Wire “Eric Arn has decided to explore the more avant-garde side of his musical mind. Arn’s hesitant, exploratory guitar… evokes memories of the current crop of acoustic guitar impresarios, Steffan Basho – Junghans and Harris Newman” – Jeff Penczak, Foxy Digitalis


Arbre du Ténéré

Arbre du Ténéré è un duo di musica sperimentale composto dal chitarrista Maurizio Abate ed il designer Canedicoda e vuole presentarsi come un omaggio all’unicità ed al caso romantico. L’albero del Ténéré (in francese L’Arbre du Ténéré) era un’acacia che si ergeva solitaria nel deserto del Ténéré, e veniva considerata l’albero più isolato al mondo, dal momento che non ve n’erano altri per un raggio di oltre 400 chilometri tutt’intorno. Costituiva un punto di riferimento per le carovane di cammelli che attraversavano questo deserto, nel nordovest del Niger. Si trattava dell’ultima pianta sopravvissuta di un gruppo di alberi cresciuto quando il deserto era meno arido di oggi. Nel 1973 l’albero venne investito ed abbattuto da un camionista libico – a quanto si dice – ubriaco. Musicalmente Arbre du Ténéré si presenta come un dialogo tra aperta improvvisazione e volontà di strutture armoniche, passando da situazioni e sonorità ambientali a cascate di gentile psichedelia minimale o ritrmica. Il desiderio del duo è di ritrarre musicalmente la figura di quest’albero speciale, nella sua storia, nel suo processo di sviluppo, dai tempi passati alla forma odierna, una scultura metallica che lo sostituisce ed omaggia da quando fu distrutto.