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10 | ACFNY | 12 - CONCERT


MONDAY, OCT 22 2012, 07:30 PM

The Austrian Cultural Forum is pleased to present this concert by Austrian electronic musicians Christina Nemec, aka Chra, and Patricia Enigl, aka Irradiation, as part of its special 10-year anniversary series of programs.


Christina Nemec – aka Chra - will perform a mix of tracks from her forthcoming album, shopping with violence (label: comfortzone, spring 2013), on a laptop and synthesizers. She will also be featuring a newly commissioned work, you don’t need a driver's license to like cars, a 7-minute long repetitive miniature about progress and stagnancy. Chra travelled through 15 countries in South America and Europe to explore and make field recordings of traffic, people, construction work, animals, waves, etc. For this performance, Chra will experiment with low frequencies and noise-effects, sinuswaves processed through tape recorders and analogue and digital tools, to create her multi-layered worlds of sound.

Vienna-based musician/DJ Patricia Enigl, aka Irradiation, will perform her composition titled Patterns Of Symmetry Breaking.

"Electronic multichannel composition. Superposition of granular sound particles. Vacuum is superposing noise creating silence. Silence is highly symmetric. Small fluctuations, if crossing a 'critical point', break symmetry. The universe (of sound) arrises and restructures itself in rhythmical filaments – uncovering an unexpected equilibrium. Until another critical point is crossed…" - Patricia Engl


Christina Nemec, aka Chra, is an Austrian musician, author, DJ and journalist. After a long period of experiments in low frequencies and noise-effects, Nemec began to work on clubbeats, playing with sine waves – created through shareware soundeffects - processed through tape recorders and analog and digital tools: logic, ableton live, 4-track-machine, samplers, etc. Nemec’s main topics are landscapes, territories, silence, extraordinary and extreme situations, and challenges. She also produces radio- and tv shows in Vienna, and is also a member of the band SV DAMENKRAFT. Her new album chra - shopping with violence is due out in fall 2012.

Track samples for Christina Nemec: http://soundcloud.com/chra


Vienna-based musician/DJ Patricia Enigl, aka Irradiation, is known for her electronic music with a dark, sensuous core and a kicking foundation. She has made an international splash as the producer of releases on her own label temp~records, on female:pressure open:sounds and Netlabels (mir music, kreatur). What began in 2002 as an audio-visual collaboration with mingo.tv has, since 2003, been realized live in an aesthetic partnership with VJ Stefan Kushina. She has participated in further analogue-digital collaborations with artists including digilog, Martin Stepanek, Werner Puntigam and Fleisch, an industrial legend from Linz. 2007 witnessed the debut of the genre-busting combination of “irradiation feat. mieze medusa”. This melding of electronic club music with hip hop/poetry was honored on the fm4 soundselection 17 CD and celebrated live at the 2008 sound:frame Festival.for atmospherical,dark electronic music.

Since 2005, Enigl has hosted a monthly radio show on play.fm, and on radio orange since 2008. In 2011 she restarted temp~records, and released her solo EP Catharsis and Phytoplankton with Electric Indigo. She is currently is working on her solo album Quantum Oscillations (scheduled release in spring 2013).

Sample for Irradiation: "Mieze Medusa & Tenderboy - Mehr Mehr Mehr

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Mehr Mehr Mehr (Captitalism Sucks Doom Dub - by Irradiation) from mieze medusa & tenderboy on Vimeo.




The year 2012 marks the 10th anniversary of the opening of the Austrian Cultural Forum’s landmark midtown building, which was designed by the late Raimund Abraham, as what Herbert Muschamp of the New York Times called a "lucidly rational modern glass tower" that provides a “gateway into the tradition of modernity associated with Vienna at the turn of the last century.” A host of different events and series throughout the year commemorate these past ten years on many different levels.

Ten concerts featuring newly commissioned works and dedications by contemporary composers form the musical focal point of these special anniversary programs. While most of the featured composers are Austrian, the performers are renowned Austrian and American contemporary ensembles, such as Klangforum, Talea Ensemble, ICE Ensemble, and the JACK Quartet.

The ten concerts, which take place throughout the year, reflect the gateway to modernity associated with Austria in the ten years following this most recent turn of the century. Another highlight of the anniversary concert series, which is co-presented & supported by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture features six young Austrian electronic artists and composers - such as Dorian Concept, Rupert Huber, Bernhard Fleischmann, and Wolfgang Mitterer - all of whom are being featured at the ACFNY as well as in NYC clubs throughout the year.