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The X-static Tics, Touring with the Gazers....

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Lukas Simonis and Henk Bakker also known as the X-tatic Tics and more recently as Dr Klangendum live and work in Rotterdam. They are producers and performers of radioplays and of stage performances in colaboration with many poets from all over the globe. They also produced a long string of radiodocumentaries such as the Perverse Animals- a series of coloured documentaries covering cities and art scenes in Dublin and Tblisi. They also collaborators in the Radia Network. They are now on tour with their latest production The Gazers (the end is near).

The Gazers is a musical and vocal composition rooted in radioplay tradition- although denounced by radiophonic puritsts- may they burn in hell-, with soundscapes and fieldrecordings as backdrop. In a string of songs and spoken word compositions the words and practises of some contemporary and proclaimed prophets and healers and their followers and bystanders get all mixed up in a realtime drama of deceit and forgery. Beware of the poet. The end of civilisation does'nt come unannounced. Madness precedes its final stages of transition. Underpayment of artists too, altho that is rumoured to be of all times.

The Gazers

A free form radioplay and free jazz chamber opera, performed by Lukas “See through” Simonis and Henk “Smal Change” Bakker. Staging the lies and lives of some gazers, spies, undercover healers and murdering poets.

Act One: The Garden Hose Gathering Ring

DD Meets the maestro of radiesthesia

Singing: A practitioner of radiesthesia claims to detect the interplay of these radiations. Thus radiesthesia is cited as the explanation of such phenomena as dowsing by rods and pendulums in order to locate buried substances, diagnose illnesses, and the like.

Choir: We do not recognize any legitimate medical uses for such devices.

Bring us the dynamizer, (which is attached by wires to a string of other devices and then to the forehead of a healthy volunteer, facing west in a dim light. By tapping on his abdomen and searching for areas of "dullness", disease in the donor of the blood is diagnosed by proxy.)

 

 

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Andrej Sen-Senkov, already decades long one of Russia’s most prominent poets, perpetually wrong-foots the reader. Incredibly he brings together humour and tragedy. An entertaining, anecdotal poem can suddenly, out of nowhere, be given a dark twist. An inexhaustible imagination and a huge associative capacity is what turns every poem into a miniature universe full of historical facts, mythological or biblical stories, everyday experiences and his very own fabrications. Sen-Senkov’s poetry is as changeable as the weather, a trait that is only intensified by his frequent cooperation with artists and musicians.

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with Andrej Sen-Senkov, Henk Bakker, Dennis Verschoor, Lukas Simonis

“Judith Scott touched her genes with her own hands” by X Static Tics, Dennis Verschoor and Andrej Sen Senkov. The Radio Play evolved from a live performance at Poetry International 2016, where Russian poet Sen Senkov contributed the “Judith Scott..” poem. Sen Senkov can be heard reciting , the X Static Tics inciting, and Dennis (Noodlebar) Verschoor playing his modular analog synths.

Label: WORM.records / K7-9

Artist: WORM Horspil

Medium: Music Cassette

Category: Records & Tapes.

Tags: Radio Art, Tapes.

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Radio Documentary: WELCOM TO CHARLEROI

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Een radiofonische Geluidswandeling in twee delen door Charleroi; Als stad met een historie. Als stad als concept en stad als decor voor een gedachte experiment.

Deel 1 wordt uitgezonden op 13 december, middernacht, bij de Concertzender (Dr 1)

Deel 2 wordt uitgezonden op 20 december, middernacht, bij de Concertzender (Dr 2)

Interviews en geluidscollages door Lg Simonis en H Bakker.

Muziek door; Jean D.L. en Sandrine Verstraete, Kosmose, Bene Gesserit, Pseudocode, Human Flesh.

Dank; Le Vecteur, Nico, Jean, Sandrine, Alain, Nadine.

Tekst: Simonis, Bakker en WORM: https://worm.org/projects/eurofuturism/

In het kader van het Worm-Eurofuturisme festival werd Dr Klangendum op pad gestuurd om wijs te worden uit (en ìn) de Belgische stad Charleroi. Wat zie je als je daar bent: het industrieel verleden, een fragiel, zieletogend stadshart, nieuwbouw in een grote gebutste vlakte, fly-overs en spoorlijnen. Er werd een stad-safari ondernomen langs afbrokkelde fabrieksterreinen, over dichtbegroeide slakkenbergen en door dichtgetimmerde straatjes in het centrum. Het centrum van iets dat geen centrum behoeft. Nou ja, dat soort vragen rees bij de Doktorren op. Er werd gesproken met avant-garde en impressionistische geluidenmakers die door het 'Charleroi' gevoel waren aangeraakt -meestal omdat ze er woonden of opgegroeid waren. En er werd door Charleroise dreven gedwaald alsof het niets was. En misschien was het dat ook. Maar wel erg veel niets van een zeer bepaalde kwaliteit. Dr. 1 (èèn) ging heel impressionistisch op zoek naar het Charleroi gevoel en de dilemma's van een Unique Selling Point. Dr 2 (twèè) zocht het meer in de rede; hoe past het thema van 'Het Grote Verlies' in het concept van een subsidieslurpend Zombie paradijs?

Commentaar van Doktor 1 (èèn);

Ik denk vaak dat een slechte economie goed is voor de cultuur. En voor het humeur. Het tegenovergestelde kan moeiteloos bewezen worden door steden als London, San Francisco, New York en Parijs waar je voor de huur van een piepklein kamertje alleen al een goedverdienende baan moet hebben... Lui die aan kunst willen doen in die steden moeten het geluk hebben dat ze succes hebben, of rijke ouders, of werken zich dusdanig te pletter om in stand te blijven dat er geen geld meer over is voor het creëren van een kunstgerelateerde bubbel. Charleroi is daar het tegendeel van. Nog net geen Detroit want op keurige west-Europese wijze wordt er erg veel subsidiegeld in het bodemloze, hopeloze Charleroi gestort, als een soort westerse manier van een Cargo-cult; als je er maar genoeg geld in smijt zal dat ongetwijfeld meer en ander geld aantrekken.

Commentaar van Doktor 2 (twèè);

We gingen naar Charleroi op zoek naar een plek om een tijdelijk denkmal op te richten ter meerdere eer en glorie van de eurofuturist en zijn isme. Geen betere plek om te zijn, om het Vrolijke Verlies te vieren, of te eren dachten wij bij Kantoor Klangendum. Charleroi centrum ligt erbij als een oude natte hond- wij van de perverse dierenserie weten dat wel op waarde te schatten, warrig straten plan, enorme leegstand van panden de een nog mooier dan de ander, in onze fantasie al naar een andere stad getransporteerd om daar dienst te doen als creatief verzamelhok voor de fringianen. Bouwgaten en gestutte gevels. Dr klangendum voor al uw onderzoek naar het grote niets. Zelfs onze fantasie kreeg het koud.

http://www.concertzender.nl/welcom-to-charleroi/

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 Radio Revolten 2016

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The 2nd Radio Revolten Meeting at Halle (Saale), we where there again after 10 years.

 

Where we did live radioshows, live performance and participated in the Radia Network Meeting

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Fieldtrip to Tbilisi. For the Perverse Animals series. Meetings,trips and interviews with local artists, musicians and activists. One performance at the Ces. To be released as radioplay and docufiction in 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

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Artwork/installation by Niki van Strien More info on the event here aether maze of sound

 

 

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Performing Live Radioplay My Ethiopean Son, with Poet Martin Gambarotta, and Lukas Simonis. June 2014

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bassclarinetculture channel visit here  bassclarinet studies

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Xstatic Tics at various spaces (Utrecht, Den Haag, Tilburg) 2013/14

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After intense rehearsals and about a year and a halve of discussions, inspiration sessions and living room reflective performative events we had the chance on the 21st of December '13 at Roodkapje in Rotterdam to open Myth Again #1 on its experimental phase to an audiences. Myth Again (video, movement and image) is an approach to performance via a synergetic mode. We are looking forward to reflect on this first step and carry on exploring the path way which is Myth Again. Myth Again #1 is: Guilherme Miotto, Henk Bakker and Peter van Till

watch some selection of the project here Myth Again Project Page

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Unpunished performed at Neuf9 Festival /
30 November '13

Machol Shalem International Dance Festival /
2 & 3 December '13
Direction & Concept: Guilherme Miotto
Performance & Choreography: Guilherme Miotto & Johnny Lloyd
Stage design: Peter Missotten
Music: Henk Bakker
Concept/Direction: Guilherme Miotto
Dramaturgy: Jack Gallagher

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Page of Madness Performed at OCW November 2013 Page of Madness at OCW

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 Field research in Dublin with Local artists. Interviews, fieldrecordings. Produced for WORM, aired on the Concertzender. Listen here. Perverse Animals The Ireland Tapes 1

ALso other issues can be found here (items #61, #62, #63, #64, #65) Ireland Tapes all items

A soundwalk with nicola unger.
Premiering 28-09-2013
Do The Slow (really), the sound walk by henk bakker and nicola unger, is a short-distance stroll (rather than a walk) perfectly suited for a contemplative moment or a lost afternoon in a big city.
The track features on site recordings and generated sounds with a narrative written by nicola.
It starts right in front of WORM's entrance, leads you into the direction of the skatepark (an island), continues to a white circle painted on the ground on the Eendrachtsplein, makes you pass a gate keeper (transformer) with an important message and leaves you (alone) in the skate park.
It is about 35 minutes. Don't forget, do it slow, take your time.

Nicola Unger (theater maker and performer) lives in Rotterdam since 2003 and creates projects that border on theater and visual art. She has worked with the Productiehuis Rotterdam Rotterdamse Schouwburg among others and shown her work nationally as well as internationally.
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projects in the making or already on tour.

Set New Beginnings

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Is a Baila Louca project where Rita Vilhena curates Improvisation collaborative works.
In cooperation with Meg Stuart and Vania Rovisco, negotiation initiates within the mediums of musical and scenographic proposals, that ultimately will refer to a live filmmaking event. Departing from the inspiration taken from the film set, used as a counter point of real time choice making, Set New Beginning is the ground for encounters when composition spring forth from esthetical spaces and notions of use to then let derive to unknown development. The presentation is the ultimate happening. Presentation/performance on the 11 and 12 of october at the Schouwburg Rotterdam

X: a live radioplay and mini chamber opera to become. For Poetry International.

With Lukas Simonis and Michele Metail

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show is on 15th of june here: X

A Page of Madness: music with and for analog 16 mm film (projector)


With Huib Emmer (co composer) and Ester Urlus (filmprojector and manipulator)

show is on 8, 9 en and 10th of Novembre here: ocw

 

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- Klangendum: A new initiative for soundwalks, live radioplays, muzak, fieldrecordings, residencies.

With Dr. L Simonis.

 A new radioshow coming up on the Concertzender, starting weekly from july 2nd 2013: called Dr. Klangendum. More info here: http://klangendum.nl/dr-klangendum-playlists/ and the website is here: klangendum.nl)

 

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with Guilherme Miotto and Johnny Lloyd, out now. (february 2013)  read review here

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Live Radioplay: New Futurism The keeping secret of the Passed occured

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With

Dr L Simonis, Saskia De Jong and The Gending Ensemble in Eindhoven (21-02-13)

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Myth Again: performance studies and acts with Guilherme Miotto

read and see here!

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