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21-25 March 2007, Merlin, Budapest

Ticket sales: Wave record shop (Révai utca 4.)


03.27 Tuesday

UH EST Szegeden

21:00 | Grand Café | FREE ENTRANCE
Szeged, Deák Ferenc u. 18. II. emelet

Islaja (FIN)
Kemialliset Ystävät (FIN)

FM3 will play different sets in Budapest and in Szeged. In Budapest they will do Buddha Boxing while in Szeged they will do a rockish stage performance!

03.25 Sunday

Music documentaries film programme by Tim Tetzner

18:00-20:00 | Merlin (lounge) | Daily ticket 1500 HUF / Pass 5000 HUF
1052 Budapest, Gerlóczy u. 4.

Anima-Sound - Europa Tournee mit 20 km/h (SWF, FRG 1971, 40 min)
Filmed by the German television in 1971, this documentary accompanies the artists Paul and Limpe Fuchs and their two children on a three month tour through Europe. With an old tractor hauling a self constructed trailer that can be converted into a stage, they performed their self build instruments, percussion and electronic devices wherever they were: in Munich's pedestrian zone, in front of a miners audience in the Ruhr District or in the countryside under the stars. This film is a rare and haunting document of some of Krautrocks outstanding pioneers.

Amon Düül 2 - Phallus Dei (Directed by Rüdiger Nüchtern, FRG 1968, 25 min)
Recorded back in 1968 in the Munich filmstudio Bavaria with the equipment of a German public television station, this raw, dramatic and vicious documentation of a live concert of group improvisers Amon Düül 2 spots the spontaneous and primal power of this long-running krautrock collective. while playing a nearly 30 minute version of Phallus Dei, this rarely shown document is supplemeted by shots of bavarian landscapes and impresses by its rich colouring and its spacious atmosphere.

Charley's Girls (Directed by Astrid Heibach, FRG 2005, 22 min)
Dating back to the very early days of punk, Charley's Girls seemed to be the first true and taken seriously punk band around Düsseldorf. In this film, the grandson of Franz Bielmeier (one of the Girls' founding members besides Peter Hein and Markus Oehlen) gives an account on the beginnings and the early period of these days from his personal point of view. formally, this film is a collage based work on Astrid Heibachs photo and film-archive of this time and creates a narratively own and encouraging format. Astrid Heibach has been a photo- and video-artist since the seventies. She's been awarded the Deutscher Videokunstpreis (German prize for videoart) in 1992.

Guten Morgen Hose / Good Morning Trousers (Directed by A. Dorau + Holger Hiller, FRG 1984, 12 min)
A neo-dadaist short opera by Holger Hiller (ex-Palais Schaumburg) with Andreas Dorau playing the lead. The content can be summarized as follows: The film is about the interaction of the spatially isolated Dorau with a woman with trouts, a choir of trousers and a singing carpet, which gets stabbed by Dorau shortly before the latter succumbs to his own madness. This filmic essay can also be interpreted as a proclamation of the end of the so-called NDW's (New German Wave) positivistic era of the, which by 1984 had already passed its commercial and creative peak.


03.23 Friday

Music documentaries film programme by Tim Tetzner

17:00-20:00 | Merlin (lounge) | Daily ticket 1500 HUF / Pass 5000 HUF
1052 Budapest, Gerlóczy u. 4.

Synken (directed by Transforma, sound by O.S.T., FRG/US, 2007, 55 min)
Transforma & O.S.T. worked for two years on this first joint film that will be released in March 2007 on the Berlin label, Shitkatapult. With a mix of abstract images, graphic animation, digital image effects and complex film sequences, "Synken" creates a fantastically spaced out, darkly romantic scenery, in which gloomy forests, tunnels, timeless lakes, cellars inhabitated by rat people, and a mysterious vagabond play the main roles. O.S.T.'s arrhythmic crackling electronic 5.1-surround soundtrack bathes the images in an eerily hypnotic flow. Imagery and sound together open up subtle leads that can never be read only as a linear narrative. "Synken" consists rather of individual narrative modules that can be potentially combined in any number of narratives.

Nachtreich (Column One / music: Afanassi Vieberg, FRG 2002, 9 min)
From the large archive of film collage by berlin-based multi-performers Column One comes this outstanding found footage work that modulates the exotism of the early days of multicolor hollywood cinema into a dreamlike and bizarre state of sleepy consciousness. Whilst the pictures starting off as a blurry and repetitive desertstorm nightmare, a monologuish reflection on the weakness of the human being starts and soon ends in an argument with a ghost voice from the aether. As most work by Column One, Nachtreich (realm of night) demonstrates the dehydrated hallucinatory effects of the (human) desert and gives an unsettling idea of the absolute innersphere at the end of its day.

MuVi Award 2004-2006 (Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen 2004-2006, 75 min)
Back in 1999 the MuVi Award was introduced by the Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen as the first ever festival award for german video clip production, to spot the aesthetical and technical developments in that field. This program compiles 15 highly entertaining, original and experimental works throughout the last three awards. The spectrum of the music ranges from experimental soundscape to hiphop and to classic pop music. Some of these clips have never been screened on television and even if they were produced with nearly no budget, they still proof a high potential of creativity, innovation and social impact.)

  • International Pony: Beautiful Day (2003) 10'30"
  • Tujiko Noriko: mugen kyuukou - how to believe in jesus, r.: Graw Böckler (2003) 6'30"
  • The Streets: Let's Push Things Forward, r.: Martin Sulzer/ Andi Triendl Julia Weiger (2004) 3'30"
  • Chicks on Speed: Wordy Rappinghood, r.: Deborah Schamoni (2004) 3'30"
  • Amon Tobin: Working Girl, r.: Corine Stübi (2004) 5'30"
  • Wir sind Helden: Die Zeit heilt alle Wunder, r.: Cornelia Cornelson / Florian Giefer (2004) 9'30"
  • losoul: bloodsample, r.: Fordbrothers (2004) 5'
  • Bit Meddler: Cut, r.: Till Heim (2005) 4'
  • Roman Flügel: geht's noch, r.: Michel Klöfkorn (2005) 4'
  • Hymie's Basement: Lightning Bolts & Man Hands, r.: Markus Wambsganss (2004) 4'
  • C-Schulz: Swelan, r.: Christina von Greve (2005) 5'
  • Funkstörung: The Zoo, r.: Zeitguised (2004) 1'
  • Catpower: Maybe not, r.: Oliver Pietsch (2005) 4'30"
  • Mediengruppe Telekommander: Panzer, r.: Nico Roicke (2005) 2'30"
  • Vernon & Burns: The Lady Moon Turns Sulky, r.: Mariola Brillowska (2006) 5'30"


03.22 Thursday

Music documentaries film programme by Tim Tetzner

18:00-20:00 | Merlin (lounge) | Daily ticket 1500 HUF / Pass 5000 HUF
1052 Budapest, Gerlóczy u. 4.

The animated films of Mariola Brillowska (Directed by Mariola Brillowska, FRG 1990-2006, 90 min)
Mariola Brillowska's animated world is cruel and sexy. Desires and longings are fulfilled instantaneously; the transition from living being to corpse is seamless. Breathtaking women, stranded men, children and animals alike drift through a kaleidoscope of visual experimentation. The early films from the 1990s are narrative, demonstrating a strong cinematic approach. Mariola Brillowska's recent works rely more on their aesthetics and visual strength, evoking an uncanny atmosphere amplified by the messenger of exploding lungs, Felix Kubin. with the participation of Charles Kissing, Max Goldt, Felix Kubin, Gloria Brillowska, Marco Lakobrija, Iris Mirich, Jan Bauer, Jyrgen Hall, Alexej Tchernyi, Erik Schmidt, Bela Brillowska, Günter Reznicek and many others.

  • Grabowski, Haus des Lebens (1990) 19'
  • Der Mann geht in den Krieg (1992) 3'30"
  • Eryk im Sexil (1993) 5'
  • Fifi (1994) 7'
  • Der falsche Spieler (1996) 5'
  • Die Contr-Contras (1996) 15'
  • Morgenröte (1999) 4'
  • Lover am Schnürchen (2002) 2'
  • Phantom (2005) 1'
  • Horroskitown (2005) 1'
  • Porno Karaoke International (2005) 4'
  • Lola allein zu Haus (2006) 2'30"
  • 10576 (2006) 6'30"
  • Schwarze Hand (2006) 5'
  • Steiniges Kind (2006) 4'


03.21 Wednesday

Music documentaries film programme by Tim Tetzner

18:00-20:00 | Merlin (lounge) | Daily ticket 1500 HUF / Pass 5000 HUF
1052 Budapest, Gerlóczy u. 4.

Party Engineering: an interview compilation of German artist within the Techno scene
(Sense Music, FRG 2004-2006, 120 min)

As a global movement, the success of Minimal Techno (or Techno in general) also grounded on its huge contribution and enthusiastic involvement of German artists, labels, promoters, the media and at least the crowd of people who make the party. since the first impulses from Detroit, a scene has emerged that works perfect as stable and self-tranforming network within its own and still expanding market. all interviews in this series were done and published by DVD magazine SLICES and try to spot this music phenomena in an undogmatic manner. featured artists from germany are : Robag Wruhme, Apparat/Ellen Alien, Dapayk + Padberg, Dj Koze, Loco Dice, Hendrik Schwarz, Dominik Eulberg, Johannes Heil and the labels Kompakt + Get Physical.


03.20 Tuesday

Roundtable discussion - in Hungarian only

18:00 | Merlin | FREE ENTRANCE
1052 Budapest, Gerlóczy u. 4.

Life and death of music festivals.

03.17 Saturday - 03.21 Wednesday

Programming with Max/MSP

10:00-18:00 | Kunsthalle | FREE ENTRANCE
1146 Budapest, Dózsa György út 37.

Beginners workshop for free with Peter Votava.

Max/MSP is a programming language with a graphic oriented interface, which is mainly used in the fields of live performances and interactive sound/video/3D/network based art. Due to its concept similar to modular synthesizers it is quickly and relatively easy to learn. Max/MSP is both suitable for small applications and complex combinations of various electronic media.

The five days of the workshop gives an introduction of the concept of Max/MSP and its possibilities to work with sound:

  • Introduction to Max/MSP
  • Concept and graphic user interface of Max/MSP
  • How to work with samples
  • How to build my own instruments
  • Possibilities of sound editing (filters, effects, automatisations)
  • How to control my Max/MSP patches with MIDI controllers
  • How to control external instruments from Max/MSP
  • How to build sequencers with Max/MSP
  • How to use VST Plug-ins (effects and instruments)
  • How to use randomness for music production

Each participant will get a collection of example patches for further studies.

  • Own Computer (Mac OS X/Win XP)
  • Basic knowledge in computer based music creation
  • Headphone

Participants have the possibility to buy Max/MSP for 50% of the normal price.
Details at Student Discounts, and more info about Max/MSP: www.cycling74.com

We expect applicants to participate in all five days of the workshop.
The workshop will be held in English, registration: nun@ultrahang.hu