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telekaster live @ pop sur la ville, limoges

2009 October

Stefan and me will perform a Telekaster set at Pop Sur La Ville Festival, Limoges on 14 october 2009.

telekaster: video feature and review on mouvement.net

2009 October

Just a few days before we set out for our little french tour with stops in paris and limoges, another new piece of video art has been released. We produced this new film along the track A Shift In Shapes, which has been officially premiered yesterday, on the start page of french culture/art/music magazine MOUVEMENT. merci beaucoup, mouvement! check out the video cube!

And if you can read french, this is the nice “cd of the week” review for The Silent Anagram.

telekaster: review on the silent ballet

2009 September

The Silent Ballet features a nice 7/10 review on Telekaster’s The Silent Anagram here.

telekaster: video premiere & lottery on spex.de

2009 September

We’re happy to announce SPEX.de hosts the official premiere of the new Telekaster video piece Where Diving Bells Are Ringing directed by Stefan Bünnig. Alongside the video SPEX set up a little lottery: if you take part you might win an LP copy of The Silent Anagram. All of this and more here.

telekaster: review on vital weekly

2009 September

The debut album by Matthias Grübel, who plays ‘various instruments, sounds and manipulation’, with the help of some others on violin, electric guitar, voice and ‘orchestra arrangements and other recordings’. Grübel has released before under the guise of Phon Noir on Sub Rosa, but for some reason changed to Telekaster. Its not easy to describe the album. Its all highly atmospheric music, that’s for sure. Not just in a drone sense of the word, because melodies play an important role here. The various instruments seem to me mainly guitars and a piano (perhaps a midi one), with an extensive use of sound effects to create a rich, thick sound, that is orchestral in ‘All That Is Solid Melts Into Noise’, drifting into a more introspective tune of ‘Where Diving Bells Are Ringing’. Post rock is perhaps a term to fits this, but its all without drums and its definitely not static. This music is in constant flux, always on the move. A great record actually. Very melodic, without becoming a pop record. More modern classical, I’d say. A very pleasant and varied album. Highlight of the week. (Vital Weekly, FdW)

gastspiel: berlin ernstreuterplatz bei best off styria

2009 September

Copy & Waste zeigen am 11. September 2009 Berlin Ernstreuterplatz im Rahmen von Best Off Styria im Theater am Lend, Graz.

premiere: tri tri tripli / trans europa exzess von copy & waste

2009 September

Text: Jörg Albrecht, Regie: Steffen Klewar, Dramaturgie: Wilma Renfordt, Raum/Kostüm: Nina Malotta & Nele Wohlatz, Musik: Matthias Grübel, Licht: Jens Seiler. Mit: Nico Grüninger, Janna Horstmann, Silvia Medina, Sebastian Thiers

Spielzeit 2009/10, Raum33, Basel
Premiere am 10. September 2009
Vorstellungen am 12. und 13. September 2009

Explosion! Schweizerhalle brennt! Der vergiftete Rhein nährt Killerpflanzen! Während wütende Basler Bürger noch tote Fische auf Chemiebosse werfen, sehen die die Katastrophe längst anders: Muss Kontamination schädlich sein? Bedeutet fremder Einfluss nicht vor allem Bereicherung (vgl. Hofmanns LSD)? Und: Bin ich kontaminiert, weil ich ab und zu von Schweizer- zu Hochdeutsch wechsle? 
Auch das B-Team, neu besetzt mit Deleuze/Guattari und den übrigen postmodernen Verdächtigen, rückt an, um an der Statik des europäischen Subjekts zu rütteln. Inmitten alldessen fließt, blutrot aber unbeeindruckt, der Rhein und trägt tote Fische und einigen diskursiven waste quer durch Europa. 
In „Tri Tri Tripli“ verschneiden wir Doku und Fiction; das Leben in der trinationalen Region, TV-Reporte von 1986, Killerpflanzen- und LSD-Filme kontaminieren einander, verdichtet zur Frage: Wie kann ich meine eigene Identität auch als fremde verstehen?

Eine Produktion von copy & waste für TREIBSTOFF 09 – Theatertage Basel.

telekaster: review on textura.org

2009 August

Textura features a nice review on Telekaster’s The Silent Anagram here.