DIETER MÜH Dieter Muh is solo project of Devon (UK) based sound artist Steve Cammack. Dieter Muh were formed as a trio back in 1994 and have released their sounds on labels as diverse as EE Tapes, Harbinger Sound, Tesco Organisation, Xerxes and Hanson Records, as well as Steve Cammack’s own Haemoccult label. Dieter Muh’s last album was released on the German Verlautbarung label. “Heterodoxie”. (2012). The sound of Dieter Muh (2012) is construction and de-construction of prepared loops and drones. Often filed under “dark ambient” and “organic industrial”, Dieter Muh incorporates hard electronic rhythms and vocals into their live sound. For the Berlin performance Dieter Muh will be assisted by former Appliance member Michael Parker. http://www.muhmur.blogspot.de/
B ( ) TONG hostile electronics, noisy tectonics, drones & tones Biografie B°TONG is Chris Sigdell, former member of the German experimental industrial group NID (1995 - 2005). With B°TONG he reaches for the nether regions of experimental electronic sound and has established himself as an acknowledged soundscape artist. His music is a choice of dark, brooding layers of sound, high-pitched tones and weird electronic sounds that give birth to images of darkness and tranquillity, the solitude of an icy polar night or the equivalent of an underwater journey into a bottomless pit. To create these soundscapes, he uses found samples and self-made recordings and processes these on the computer together with recordings of his own voice and other vocal samples. There are no traditional instruments involved. In a live-situation Chris Sigdell relies on playing metal-sheets, electric toys and various kitchen utensils. The sounds thus generated are put through various effect-pedals giving him that trademark B°TONG sound.
B°TONG plays as much as possible, as this is part of his ambition. He travels all over the western and eastern european countries and has toured Russia once, and the U.S.A. and Canada twice. He has shared the stage with well-known artists like: Aun, Batur Sönmez, Column One, Dave Phillips, Frontline Assembly, Origami Galaktika, Sudden Infant, The (Law) Rah Collective, To Live And Shave In LA, Troum, Zbigniew Karkowski and many others. He has played festivals such as: Sinus-Series (Basel 2006), Ausklang (Hamburg 2006), Shift (Basel 2007 & 2008), Lab 30 (Augsburg 2009) , Støy På Landet (Rognes 2010), Unser Industrie V (Leipzig 2011), Zeit Für Lärm 5 (Osnabrück 2012), and performed on a number of renown radio stations. Sometimes B°TONG collaborates with other artists (Alain Courtis, Batur Sönmez, Diskrepant, Origami Galaktika, PS Stamps Back, TBC, Tamagawa) and is part of installations (“Polarkreis” & “95°“ by Brigitte Gierlich & Camilla Schuler) or video-projects (“Images” by Ulrich Fischer). He also does his own video-clips - the video to Sphere II was shown at the 2007 Miami Art Fair as part of the Urban Nomad film-festival; the videos to Black Dog Dream and 95° were shown in Beijing (Taiwan). The video “Fragile Package” was made by video artist Silvia Bergmann.
TROUM is a duo located in Bremen, Germany, established in early 1997. The two members "GlitH" and "Baraka[H]" were active before in the influental ambient industrial group MAËROR TRI (which existed from 1988 to 1996). TROUM is the old german word for "DREAM". The dream seen as a central manifestation of the unconscious symbolizes the aim of TROUM to lead the listener into a hypnotizing dream-state of mind, a pre-verbal and primal consciousness sphere. TROUM uses music as the direct path to the Unconscious, pointing to the archaic "essence" of the humans inner psyche. TROUM tries to create music that works like a direct transformation of unconscious matter. TROUM's creations are influenced by post-industrial, minimal and drone-music. Both members use guitar, bass, voice, accordion, balalaika, flute, mouth-organ, melodica, gong, field recordings, pre-recorded-tapes and a diversity of sound-objects to build a kind of multi-layered and highly atmospheric dreaming-muzak. Their sound could be described as "dark atmospheric ambient industrial", "transcendental noise" or just "Tiefenmusik". TROUM doesn't work with synths, samplers or computer-soundsources, the sounds are created "by hand" to reach a broader sensibility. TROUM uses a spiral as their logo, expressing the trance-inducing potential of the music and the wish to reach inner, deeper spheres of the mind with it. Music as a door to unknown & alien dimensions. Music as an expression of the mystery of existence itself. www.troum.com