WORKSHOP + CONCERT WITH ANLA COURTIS | FREE ENTRY
Argentinian guitarist and experimental musician Anla Courtis invites you to take part in a Expanded listening workshop in the spirit of Pauline Oliveros + a concert with his trio The Faina Shanda.
Inkonst is honored with a visit from Anla Courtis! The man who led the cult band Reynols in the 1990s and has collaborated with a wide range of musicians worldwide, including Pauline Oliveros, Merzbow and members of Acid Mothers Temple and Sonic Youth.
EXPANDED LISTENING WORKSHOP
DATE: 15-18 5/3
DURATION: 3 H
This participatory Workshop is based on the Deep Listening techniques developed by acclaimed American composer Pauline Oliveros. However it is also based on Courtis’ own approach and experience to these subjects: in fact he was for many years friend and collaborator of Oliveros, as well as translator of several of her texts into Spanish.
This workshop consists in a set of activities oriented to explore the possibilities of listening and to expand its perceptual potentialities.
It also includes contents such as: differences between to hear and to listen, different listening levels and their various connections to the spatiotemporal continuum. It’s based mostly in practical exercises that will require an active involvement from all the participants.
It is not necessary to have previous musical knowledge or of training of any kind to be able to do this workshop
CONCERT THE FAINA SHANDA
WITH: ALAN COURTIS, MATTIAS NIHLÉN, ADAM PERSSON
DATE: 18–21 (ON STAGE 19) 5/3
In connection with a workshop, Alan Courtis offers an improvised Sunday concert together with Malmö guitarists Mattias Nihlén and Adam Persson from VED and the improv trio Halster.
Under the name The Faina Shanda, they have appeared as a trio on irregular occasions since 2006, mainly with live music for Argentine silent films, e.g. on two mini-tours in Sweden: “Rediscovering Argentine Silent Cinema, vol I & II”. Together they create evocative soundscapes with guitars, old cassette tapes and various electronics.
Anla Courtis: (a.k.a. Alan Courtis) b. 1972 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Started the band Reynols in 1993, a group with more than 100 record releases on labels around the world; among these included conceptual Dadaist projects such as “10,000 Chicken Symphony” and “Blank Tapes”. In recent years, Reynols has sporadically played live again in the wake of the release of a retrospective CD box set and in 2022 graced the cover of music magazine WIRE. Courtis has also released a long line of solo records and collaborated with musicians such as Pauline Oliveros, Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth), Damo Suzuki (Can), Makoto Kawabata (Acid Mothers Temple), Eddie Prevost (AMM), Mats Gustafsson, KK Null, Seiichi Yamamoto (Boredoms), Aaron Moore (Volcano the Bear) et al., et al.