Ernst Karel

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16 November 2013
Audio performance
Rencontres Internationale du Documentaire de Montréal
(RIDM, Montreal International Documentary Festival)
Presented in collaboration with Elektra
Phi Centre
407, Saint-Pierre Street
Montreal, Qc, Canada

15 November 2013
Session: Issues in sound design
Rencontres Internationale du Documentaire de Montréal
(RIDM, Montreal International Documentary Festival)
Presented in collaboration with le Laboratoire de recherche-création "La création sonore" de l'Université de Montréal
Montreal, Qc, Canada

7 November 2013
Phonography Get-Together featuring works by John Luther Adams, Christina Kubisch, Ernst Karel, Christopher DeLaurenti, Betsey Biggs, and more
Shift, Köpenicker Str. 70, Berlin
part of Resonances: Music, Affect and the City
November 7-8, 2013
Max Planck Institute for Human Development
Letnzeallee 94, 14195 Berlin

3 July - 3 November 2013
Single Stream installation
Pawel Wojtasik, Toby Kim Lee, and Ernst Karel
Museum of the Moving Image
Astoria, New York

30 October 2013
Swiss Mountain Transport Systems, Radio Version - 5.1 surround mix
Viennale: Vienna International Film Festival
Special Program: 'Wild Ethnography'
Metro Kino, Vienna, Austria

Friday, 11 October 2013
Artists' talk, with Pawel Wojtasik and Toby Kim Lee, for Single Stream
Museum of the Moving Image
Astoria, New York

28 September 2013, 8:00 p.m.
Ebbs (Birgit Ulher, trumpet, radio, speaker, objects; Bill Hsu, live sound and animation; Ernst Karel, analog electronics)
with Betsey Biggs
Goethe-Institut Boston
170 Beacon St, Boston, Mass.

22 September 2013, 7:30 p.m.
Balagan presents Echo-systems: Outdoor music + film
16mm films by Robert Todd with live sound by Ernst Karel
16mm films by Douglas Urbank with live sound by Jorrit Dijkstra
Norman B. Leventhal Park [map]
Boston, Massachusetts

14 September 2013
EKG, with Bill Hsu
The 14th Annual San Francisco Electronic Music Festival
Brava Theater Center, California Academy of Sciences
San Francisco, California

8 September 2013
Jed Speare (location recordings, electronics)/Tim Feeney (percussion, electronics)/Ernst Karel (analog electronics) trio
First Biennial Festival of Sound Art and Performance Art at the Quarry
The Quarry, Contemporary Arts International
Acton, Massachusetts

9 August 2013
Nathan Hanson
Crow with no mouth concert series
Studio Z
St. Paul, Minnesota

Thursday, 18 July 2013, 2:00 p.m.
The New England Phonographers Union
Concert for World Listening Day in the original Chestnut Hill reservoir and pumping station at the Metropolitan Waterworks Museum
2450 Beacon Street, Boston, MA

27 June 2013
EKG plays Morton Feldman's Oboe and Orchestra
2013 International Double Reed Society Conference
University of Redlands
Redlands, California

12 April 2013
Juror presentation
Iowa City International Documentary Film Festival (IC Docs)
The Bijou Cinema
Iowa City, Iowa

10 April 2013
Sounds Teach Us Things: A Night of Listening and Community Dialogue
An evening of listening with Nelly Kate, Wendy Hsu, Ernst Karel, and Victor Szabo, with discussion moderated by Erik DeLuca
The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative
209 Monticello Road, Charlottesville, Virginia

6 April 2013
Presentation of sound work
Mining Imagination: Ethnographic Approaches Beyond Knowledge Production
Workshop organized by Michaela Schäuble
Mahindra Humanities Cetner, Harvard University

20 March 2013, 9:15 p.m.
Live sound performance preceding screening of People's Park
Ann Arbor Film Festival
Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor, Michigan

7 March 2013
Ernst Karel (remote introduction)
Alex Rhys-Taylor
Nina Wakeford
In the realm of the senses: The world according to sensory ethnography
The Wire Salon, Cafe Oto
London, UK




7 September - 9 December 2012
Ernst Karel and Helen Mirra
Hourly Directional Sound Recordings, January, Arizonan Sonoran Desert
Quadraphonic sound installation
30th Sao Paulo Bienal: The Imminence of Poetics
Sao Paulo, Brazil

November 26, 2:00-8:00 p.m.
Non-place/place: A sonic exchange
Ear to the earth 2012
Judson Church, 55 Washington Square South, New York

Wed, November 14, 9pm - Thu, November 15, 11am (São Paulo time)
Better Silence: Ernst Karel
14-hour broadcast from the São Paulo Bienal
Mobile Radio

10 November 2012, 7:30 p.m.
Ernst Karel
murmer (Patrick McGinley)
Studio Soto, 10 Channel Center St., Fort Point, Boston
MBTA: short walk from South Station or Broadway stops on the Red Line

8 November 2012, 8:00 p.m.
Fausto Sierakowsk/Simon Hanes, Arian Shafiee trio
Ernst Karel solo
Kobold (Steve Norton, Tom Plsek, Laurence Cook)
Gallery 263, 263 Pearl St., Cambridge

15 August 2012, 8:00 p.m.
Strange Attractor concert with Anthony Kelly, Danny McCarthy, Irene Murphy, Mick O'Shea, David Stalling, and guest artists from The New England Forum for Acoustic Ecology (Mike Bullock, Shawn Greenlee, Ernst Karel, Stephan Moore, and Jed Speare)
Studio Soto, 10 Channel Center St., Fort Point, Boston
MBTA: short walk from South Station or Broadway stops on the Red Line

20 July 2012, 8:00 p.m.
Ernst Karel solo
Crow concert series
Studio Z, St. Paul MN

21 June 2012, 8:00 p.m.
New England Phonographers Union
MWRA Headworks Cycle
Outdoor quadraphonic concert on summer solstice
Nut Island Headworks and park

25 March 2012, 3:00 p.m.
New England Phonographers Union
MWRA Headworks Cycle
Closing event for 100 Years (version #4 Boston, 2012)
Boston University Art Gallery

20 February 2012
New England Phonographers Union
Sprout Spaghetti Dinner, Somerville

26 November 2011 - 29 January 2012
Ernst Karel and Helen Mirra
Swiss Mountain Transport Systems, multi-channel version
4.1-channel sound installation
KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin




31 December 2011
Jason Lescalleet
Vic Rawlings/Tim Feeney duo
Ernst Karel
First Night, Boston

27 November 2011
Ernst Karel and Helen Mirra
Certain Sundays
KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin

25 September 2011, 8:00 p.m.
John Butcher/Thomas Lehn duo
Ernst Karel/Annette Krebs duo
record release concert for EK/AK's Falter 1-5 (Cathnor)
Goethe-Institut, 170 Beacon St., Boston

10 September 2011, 8:00 p.m.
New England Phonographers Union
Boston performance of the Deer Island Sewage Treatment Plant project
Studio Soto, 10 Channel Center St., Fort Point, Boston
MBTA: short walk from South Station or Broadway stops on the Red Line

1 September 2011, 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Ernst Karel and Helen Mirra
Swiss Mountain Transport Systems, multi-channel version
adapted for 17-channel/4-subwoofer system
Audiorama, Stockholm
sponsored by Iaspis

18 July 2011, 12:30-2:00 p.m.
New England Phonographers Union
Quadraphonic concert at the Deer Island Sewage Treatment Plant for World Listening Day 2011
details and RSVP:
Deer Island, Boston Harbor

9 July 2011
presentation, "With reference to the anthropology of sound"
in Sonority of Place: Social Acoustemologies/Hearing Contexts
Tuned City Tallinn 2011
Tallinn, Estonia

4-10 July 2011
Materials Recovery Facility
four-channel phonographic work, on rotation
Tuned City Tallinn 2011
MÄRZ project space, Tallinn, Estonia

12 May 2011
Ernst Karel, analog electronics
Lyn Goeringer, electromagnetic induction
Mem1, cello/electronics
and the Community Musicworks Players perform:
Morton Feldman: Structures for String Quartet
Christina Kubisch: Vibrations, for string quartet and vibrators
Firehouse 13, 41 Central St, Providence RI

6 May 2011
Materials Recovery Facility (work in progress)
The Transitory: Filming
Sensing the Unseen seminar
Bartos Theater, MIT

23 April 2011
New England Phonographers Union
Elks Lodge, Central Square, Cambridge Mass.

23 March 2011, 18:00
Eesti Rahva Muuseum, Tartu, Estonia

21 March 2011
Special session: Contours of Sound
8. Maailmafilmi festival
50 antropoloogilist dokumentaalfilmi ja 3 näitust 25 riigist
Tartu, Estonia

Saturdays, January 8, 15, 22, and 29, 2:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Ernst Karel and Helen Mirra: Swiss Mountain Transport Systems, multi-channel version
8-channel piece constructed of location recordings and percussion
Diapason Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Sunday, 23 Jan 2011, 7:30 p.m.
Listening session with Ernst Karel: presentation of recent and in-progress work made from location recordings, in stereo, quad, and 5-channel configurations
UnionDocs, Brooklyn, NY




Friday 19 November 2010, 5:00 p.m.
AmbleNOLA, live mix of location recordings from New Orleans, organized by Sensate
Zeitgeist Multi-disciplinary Arts Center
1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans

Friday 29 October 2010
Heard Laboratories, five-channel version
Fundación Luís Seoane
A Coruña, Galicia, Spain

Thursday 28 October 2010, 16:30
Heard Laboratories, five-channel version
Planetarium (Casa das Ciencias)
III Edición Mostra de Ciencia e Cinema
A Coruña, Galicia, Spain

Tuesday, 27 July 2010
Ernst Karel, Tim Feeney (percussion, electronics), and Jed Speare (location recordings) trio
725 Harrison Ave., Boston

18 July 2010, 7:00
World Listening Day

Listening session with the New England Phonographers Union
Studio Soto at 12 Farnsworth St., Boston

EKG 2010 tour of the Bay Area:

Saturday 10 July 2010, 8:00
Brutal Sound Effects Festival, w/ EKG, Dinosaurs With Horns, Kwisp, and Andrea Williams' Anias Din
21 Grand, 416 25th St. Oakland, CA

Tuesday 13 July 2010, 7:30
EKG performs Anthony Braxton's Composition No. 50 (originally performed by Braxton, Allen Strange, Roscoe Mitchell, Richard Tietelbaum), with Matt Ingalls and Gino Robair 
Chris Brown, solo piano & electronics
Tom's Place | 3111 Deakin St, Berkeley, CA

Friday 16 July 2010, 8:00
EKG performs Morton Feldman's Oboe and Orchestra, with the orchestral part realized in the studio using analog electronics, as well as the world premiere of The Mutiny of Rivers, written for EKG by Christopher Burns
sfSound Series, also featuring electroacoustic compositions by Luigi Nono, Mario Davidovsky, Denis Smalley, and Per Bloland
Community Music Center, 544 Capp St., San Francisco, CA

Monday 28 June 2010, 8:00
Ernst Karel solo
Weirdo Records
844 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, Mass.

Tuesday 22 June 2010, 8:00
The Friction Brothers (Michael Zerang/Fred Lonberg-Holm/Michael Colligan)
Ernst Karel solo
Skinny Vinny (Josh Jefferson/Andrew Eisenberg)
Non-Event loft concert at 381 Congress St., Boston

Wednesday, 28 April 2010, 8:00 p.m.
International Noise Awareness Day Concert
Rick Breault, Derek Hoffend, Ernst Karel, Jed Speare, and
Asher Thal-Nir
725 Harrison Ave., Boston

Sunday, 21 March 2010
New England Phonographers Union
Buoy Gallery
2 Government St., Kittery, Maine




Friday, 18 December 2009, 8:00 pm
New England Phonographers Union
Concert for Art Without Borders
The Democracy Center
45 Mt Auburn St, Harvard Square, Cambridge

Tuesday, 8 December, 8:00 pm
Ernst Karel solo
The Non-Event Experimental Coffee House
Café Fixe
1642 Beacon St, Washington Square, Brookline MA 02445

Friday, 6 November 2009, 8:00 pm
New England Phonographers Union
Concert for Art Without Borders
The Democracy Center
45 Mt Auburn St, Harvard Square, Cambridge

9 October 2009, 8:00pm
New England Phonographers Union
das kleine field recordings festival
Quiet Music II at Studio Soto
35 Channel St. (corner), Fort Point, Boston

4 June 2009, 8:00pm
Paul Metzger (modified 23-string banjo)
Elaine Evans (trumpet, violin, electronics)
Amen Dunes (guitar, vocals)
Ernst Karel (modular analog system)
Outpost 186, 186 Hampshire St., between Inman and Central Square, Cambridge

16 May 2009, 8:00pm
Hans Tutschku (computer) and Hillary Zipper (violin)
Ernst Karel (quadraphonic electronic music)
Open Sound at Third Life Studios, 33 Union Square, Somerville

25 & 26 April
Sonic Ethnography, or Documentary Without Words: From 'Field Recordings' to Recording Fields
listening/discussion session with Ernst Karel and Stefan Helmreich
Megapolis Audio Festival, Boston

23 April 2009, 7:00pm
New England Phonographers Union
A Media Archaeology of Boston
Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University

11 March 2009, 8:00pm
Ernst Karel
Jay Sullivan
The Series at Outpost 186, 186 Hampshire St., Inman Square, Cambridge

9 February 2009, 8:00pm
and/OAR label showcase
Richard Garet
Ernst Karel
Ben Owen
Kamran Sadeghi
Dale Lloyd
Diapason Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

10 January 2009
Helen Mirra (percussion) and Ernst Karel (recordings of Swiss mountain transport systems)
Taka Ishii Gallery, Kyoto, Japan




4 November 2008
duo with Jason Kahn
skylla (Silvia Fässler and Billy Roisz)
Werkstatt für improvisierte Musik, Zürich, Switzerland

23 August 2008
New England Phonographers Union
Mobius, 725 Harrison Ave, Boston

19 August 2008, 7:00 pm
panel discussion on new music with Brendan Murray, Jessica Rylan, Ernst Karel, Susanna Bolle, and Angela Sawyer; moderated by Jed Speare
Axiom Gallery, 141 Green St, Jamaica Plain, Boston

21 June 2008
solo performance for analog electronics and analog electronic video on 5" B&W CRT monitor
Open Sound series, Third Life Studio, Union Square, Somerville

19 April 2008
solo performance
Piano Factory, Boston

8 April 2008
Heard Laboratories, performed
a transposition of tracks 1 and 2 from Heard Laboratories for acoustic and electronic instruments, performed as part of Chicago Sound Map 2008 -- recording now available on CD
Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago

6 April 2008
live radio performance with TV Pow on Something Else
WLUW 88.7 FM
, Chicago

8-9 March 2008
Heard Laboratories stereo version [excerpt]
Sound Constructions
Program, Berlin




24 October 2007
Heard Laboratories [extended multichannel version]
6-channel performance/installation
Studio Soto, Boston

22 September 2007
Thomas Ankersmit solo
Ernst Karel solo
Bill Nace & Liz Tonne duo
Non-Event, Studio Soto, Boston

1 July 2007
presentation of Heard Laboratories at 'Beyond Text? Synaesthetic and Sensory Practices in Anthropology' conference
University of Manchester, Manchester UK

26 May 2007
Ernst Karel solo
Eric Leonardson (Chicago) and Anna Friz (Montreal, Canada)
Sylvain Chauveau (Paris, France, Fat Cat)
Aarcl Ung (Providence)
Area C (Providence, Last Visible Dog)
Skeletons Out (Boston, Intransitive)
Geoff Mullen (Providence, Entshuldigen)
with short experimental film screenings throughout the event, curated by Magic Lantern Cinema
Eye Ear Nose & Throat Festival, AS220, Providence

13 May 2007
Signal Quintet (Tomas Korber, Norbert Möslang, Günter Müller, Jason Kahn, and Christian Weber)
EKG plays Oboe and Orchestra by Morton Feldman
Non-event, Mills Gallery at the BCA, Boston.

11 May 2007
8:00 set: EKG plays Oboe and Orchestra by Morton Feldman
10:00 set: EKG with Bhob Rainey
The Stone, NYC

10 May 2007
EKG plays Oboe and Orchestra by Morton Feldman
Something Else More Festival, Bowerbird, Philadelphia PA




9 December 2006
Red Horse
Marc McNulty solo
Ernst Karel solo
Derek Hoffend & Jonathan Chen duo
Non-Event, sQuareone, Boston [review]

EKG with Alessandro Bosetti (soprano saxophone/electronics) and Audrey Chen (cello/voice)
Bowerbird, Philadelphia PA

EKG with Alessandro Bosetti (soprano saxophone/electronics) and Audrey Chen (cello/voice)
New Bedford

EKG with Alessandro Bosetti (soprano saxophone/electronics) and Audrey Chen (cello/voice)
Third Life Studios, Union Square, Somerville MA

EKG with Alessandro Bosetti (soprano saxophone/electronics) and Audrey Chen (cello/voice)
Loony Bin, Atlantic Mills, 118 Manton Ave, Providence RI

EKG with Alessandro Bosetti (soprano saxophone/electronics) and Audrey Chen (cello/voice)
Issue Project Room, Brooklyn NY

The Assdroids, with Slepcy and Jason Forrest
with guests:
Ernst Karel, Trompete
Augustin Maurs, Cello
Sabine Vogel, Flöte
ZENTRALE RANDLAGE, Schönhauser Allee 172, Berlin

14. Mai 2006
Chris Heenan - analog Synthesizer
Michael Vorfeld - Glühbirnen
Strommusik pur!
Lucio Capece - Bassklarinette, präpariertes Saxofon, Objekte
Ernst Karel - analoge Elektronik, Trompete
Weddingsalon, Schlegelstr. 10, 10115 Berlin

26 April 2006
the 4-dimensional music band:
ernst karel (composition, location recordings, analog electronics)
jason ajemian (bass, electronics)
todd carter (electronics)
frank rosaly (percussion, electrioncs)
with Keefe Jackson's Project Project
The Shape Shop, 2255 S. Michigan, Chicago

23 February 2006
Nate Wooley
A&E: a text-sound correspondence between Alessandro Bosetti and Ernst Karel
Ausland, Berlin

Cobra gamepiece by John Zorn, curated by Sabine Vogel
Nathan Fuhr - Prompter
Fernanda Farah - Voice
Sabine Vogel - Flute
Ernst Karel - Trumpet
Boris Hauf - Sax
Elisabeth King - Accordeon
Ethan Schaffner- Banjo
Augustin Maurs - Cello
Derek Shirley - Bass
Alexander Frangenheim - Bass
Aaron Snyder - Drums
Erik Schäfer - Drums
Ignaz Schick - Turntables
AUSLAND, Lychenerstr.60, Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin

19. Feb 2006 at 19:00 hrs.
Zentrale Randlage, Schonhauser Allee, 172, Berlin




23 November 2005
Kule / Labor Sonor, Berlin

June 18, 2005
Relay Signals: Ajemian/Daisy/Karel/Shelton
Fred Lonberg-Holm Trio
Robert Barry/Paul Rutherford duo
Sam Rivers solo
9th Annual Empty Bottle Festival of Jazz and Improvised Music
Empty Bottle, Chicago

29 May 2005
Fred Lonberg-Holm's Lightbox Orchestra w/ Ken Vandermark, Abe Gibson, Jason Stein, Aram Shelton, Kate Young, Frank Rosaly, Michael Colligan, Amy Cimini, Jason Roebke, Kevin Davis, Matt Schneider, Josh Berman, Ernst Karel and Ivan Khilko
Bartlett performance space, University of Chicago

7 May 2005
The Books
Hutch Commons, University of Chicago

Wednesday 4 May 2005
* Who Cares How Long You Sink - Matt Bauder, Stewart Bogie, Kyle Bruckmann, Tim Daisy, Ernst Karel, Jeff Parker, Aram Shelton, Dan Shelton
* Tim Daisy's Relay Signals w/ Aram Shelton, Ernst Karel, Jason Ajemian
9:30 PM at the Empty Bottle, Chicago

March 19, 2005
Set One:
Ernst Karel, trumpet & electronics
Set Two:
Anthony Coleman - electric piano
Fred Lonberg-Holm - cello
Jason Soliday - electronics
Set Three:
Anthony Coleman - piano
Keefe Jackson - reeds
Frank Rosaly - drums
Jason Roebke -bass
Fred Lonberg-Holm - cello
3030 (3030 W. Cortland), Chicago

14 March 2005
Flockterkit (Aram Shelton, Ernst Karel, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Jason
Roebke, Steve Hess)
Renaissance Society, 5811 S Ellis Ave, Chicago

10 January 2005
* Fred Lonberg-Holm's Lightbox Orchestra w/ Matt Long, Shannon Morrow, Liz Payne, Julie Pomerleau, Woody Sullender, Ben Vida, Michael Zerang, Michael Hartmann, Brent Gutzeit, Jason Roebke, Aram Shelton, Terri Kapsalis, John Corbett, Ernst Karel
* Soft Serve w/ Janina Angel Bath and Lady "Huerra" Paloma
* Rotten Milk vs. Bubblegum Shitface
9:30 PM at the Empty Bottle, Chicago




4 November 2004
* Weary Already of the Way, w/ Matt Bauder, Ernst Karel, Jeff Parker, Josh Abrams
* Paul Giallorenzo/Josh Berman/Frank Rosaly
3030, Chicago

October 31st 2004
Toshimaru Nakamura (no input mixing board),
Kazuhisa Uchihashi (guitar and daxophone),
Gene Coleman (bass clarinet)
Television Power Electric: Todd Carter, Brent Gutzeit, Michael Hartman, Ernst Karel, and Toshimaru Nakamura

Dual CD release show for:
Uchihashi Kazuhisa & Gene Coleman Storobo Imp (False Walls)
Television Power Electric 2 (Kuro Neko Music)
Links Hall, Chicago

24 October 2004
Ernst Karel / Matt Bauder / Jason Ajemian Trio
Open End Gallery, Chicago

16 October 2004
Flockterkit - Ernst Karel, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Aram Shelton, Jason Roebke, Frank Rosaly
the Candlestick Maker

20 June 2004
Aram Shelton, Ernst Karel, Josh Abrams, Frank Rosaly
Hungry Brain, Chicago

23 May 2004
* El - Brad Bordine, Marina Peterson
* Ernst Karel, Brian Labcyz, Todd A. Carter, Brent Gutzeit, Michael Hartman, Charles King, Blake Edwards, Jason Soliday, Uhito Kiyosue
* On;(Kyo)//Kei? - Koutaro Fukui & Uhito Kiyosue

19 April 2004
Ernst Karel - trumpet/electronics
7:30 PM at Myopic Books

12 April 2004
* Helen Mirra - guitar, Ernst Karel - trumpet, electronics
* Fred Lonberg-Holm solo - cello, electronics
3030, Chicago

January 31 2004
Boris Hauf - saxophone, Ernst Karel - trumpet, Todd Carter - organ, canjo, Michael Hartman - percussion, drums, Michael Zerang - percussion, Kurt Johnson - bass, Brent Gutzeit - guitar
the Candlestick Maker

18 January 2004
Decomposers series
* Fred Lonberg-Holm
* Ernst Karel's Richmond Field Station Quintet: Ernst Karel, Jason Ajemian, Aram Shelton, Tim Daisy w/ Jason Soliday




Sun 12/21 8:15 PM
ACME Observatory at The Jazz House
3192 Adeline, Berkeley

November 19, 2003
Gino Robair Orchestra, performing I, Norton
21 Grand
449B 23rd St. Near 19th Street BART, Oakland

Wed 11/5 8:00 PM
Triple D "plugged" : Aurora Josephson - Voice; Jacob Lindsay - Ab, Bb, Bass and Contrabass Clarinets; Damon Smith - Double Bass; Scott R. Looney - Electronics; Ernst Karel (Chicago) - electronics, trumpet
21 Grand
449B 23rd St. Near 19th Street BART, Oakland

Saturday, October 18, 2003, 8 pm
James Tenney / 'Critical Band' for 16 sustaining instruments
Community Music Center San Francisco
544 Capp Street (between 20th and 21st in the Mission)

27 June 2003
the Candlestick Maker

18 April 2003
* EKG - Object 2 release
* Fred Lonberg-Holm accompanies an unpreviewed Axel Dörner video
3030, Chicago

Feb. 25 2003
Ernst Karel & Tim Daisy
Myopic Books




Sun 6 October 2002
"Una A Go Go!" noise brunch with:
Irene Moon
Mike Shiflet
Aerospace Soundwise
Pod Platz
Rob Ray
Ernst Karel
noon @ Empty Bottle

5 October 2002
Frank Gratkowski (reeds) with Ernst Karel (trumpet), Josh Abrams (bass), Jerome Bryerton (percussion)
Candlestick Maker, Chicago

Thu 7/11/02
Sticks and Stones (Matana Roberts (alto sax), Josh Abrams (bass), Chad Taylor (drums))
EKG + Bhob Rainey (soprano sax) and Chris Cooper (prepared guitar)
3030, Chicago

Tue 5/14/02
Unclocked: Ernst Karel (analog electronics, trumpet), Aram Shelton (saxophone), Zoe Buck (computer), Tim Daisy (drums), Jason Ajemian (bass)
Empty Bottle, Chicago

Thu 5/2/02
Fred Lonberg-Holm's Lightbox Orchestra (for this show: Fred Lonberg-Holm (conductor), Jim Baker (electronics), Michael Colligan (reeds, dry ice), Tim Daisy (percussion), Ben Vida (guitar), Guillermo Gregorio (reeds), Jason Roebke (bass), Kyle Bruckman (double reeds), Liz Payne (bass), Ernst Karel (trumpet, electronics), Mark Unternaehrer (tuba))
3030, Chicago

Sunday 24 March 2002
Unclocked: Ernst Karel (analog electronics, trumpet), Aram Shelton (saxophone), Zoe Buck (computer), Tim Daisy (drums), Jason Ajemian (bass)
Hungry Brain, Chicago

Wednesday 6 March 2002
Unclocked: Ernst Karel (analog electronics, trumpet), Aram Shelton (saxophone), Zoe Buck (computer), Tim Daisy (drums), Jason Ajemian (bass)
Empty Bottle, Chicago

13 January 2002
Nervous Center Improvised Music Festival, night 4 of 4:
Josh Abrams (bass) solo
Aram Shelton (alto sax), Matt Lux (bass), Dave Pavkovic (drums) trio
Nervous Center, Chicago

Sound installations 2002:

"Errors in measurement", with photography by Rena Leinberger, as part of At the Intersection of Sight & Sound, City of San Antonio International Center, San Antonio, Texas

"Maps of parallels 41°N and 49°N at a scale of ten seconds to one degree", 2-channel installation in collaboration with Helen Mirra, for her exhibition Declining Interval Lands, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

"Transit", as part of Sound Canopy, a 32-speaker installation in a construction canopy downtown Chicago, organized by M.W. Burns, supported by the Hyde Park Arts Center, Chicago

"Map of Parallel 48?N at a scale of ten seconds to one degree", mono, in collaboration with Helen Mirra, Artist as Navigator, Palo Alto Arts Center, Palo Alto




2001.11.08 - 2002.01.06
Fern Room
Quadraphonic installation at the Lincoln Park Conservatory as part of the Experimental Sound Studio's 2001 Outer Ear Festival, Chicago

"Siteless Sounds": roundtable discussion with Chantal Dumas, M.W. Burns, Ernst Karel
Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago

as part of Transmissions Festival:
Helen Mirra (guitar), Ernst Karel (prerecorded/altered guitar) duo
Steve Roden
Michael Schumacher
Hot House, Chicago

Sun 7/29/01
Ernst Karel
Something Else, WLUW 88.7 FM

Thu 7/19/01
Helen Mirra (guitar), Ernst Karel (prerecorded/altered guitar) duo
Expansion Experiment, WNUR 89.3 FM

13-18 June, 2001
"Miller", sound installation in collaboration with Helen Mirra
Art Statements, Art Basel, Switzerland




Wed 8/9/00
Matt Bauder (reeds), Jeb Bishop (trombone) duo
Weary Already of the Way (Matt Bauder (reeds), Aram Shelton (reeds), Jeb Bishop (trombone), Ernst Long (trumpet), Fred Lonberg-Holm (cello))
Empty Bottle

Sat 7/29/00
Gunshop; CD release show for '/n0
Kevin Drumm / Ernst Karel duo
Nervous Center, Chicago

Thu 6/22/00
Ben Vida (guitar) solo; CD release celebration for Minneapolis (BOXmedia)
Helen Mirra (guitar) with Ernst Long; CD release for Field Geometry
Josh Abrams (bass) solo
James Bond's loft, Chicago

Wed 6/21/00
KK Null with Christian Matts (video) present "Cosmo-Anatomy"
Robb Drinkwater/Ernst Long duo
Deadtech, Chicago

Sun 6/18/00
Helen Mirra
Something Else, WLUW 88.7 FM

Sun 6/11/00
as part of Sound Field 2000:
Ensemble Noamnesia (featuring Gene Coleman (bass clarinet)) with guests Kevin Drumm (guitar, electronics), Ernst Long (trumpet, electronics), Jeb Bishop (trombone), TV Pow, Ken Vandermark (reeds), and others play music by Cornelius Cardew ("Treatise", large ensemble version, Art Lange conducting), John Cage ("Concert for Piano and Orchestra"), Coleman ("Klavierraum")
Hot House, Chicago

Tue 5/23/00
as part of Sound Field 2000:
Pos/Neg (Gene Coleman (bass clarinet), Ernst Long (trumpet, electronics), Kyle Bruckmann (oboe), Michael Moser (cello), Burkhard Stangl (guitar, electronics), Werner Dafeldecker (bass, electronics), Boris Hauf (saxophone, computer)) play music by Coleman, Dafeldecker, Nicolas Collins
School of the Art Institute of Chicago (112 S. Michigan, ballroom)

Wed 5/10/00
Empty Bottle Festival of Jazz and Improvised Music, night 1 of 4:
Fred Anderson (tenor sax), Peter Kowald (bass), Hamid Drake (drums) trio
Cor Fuhler (piano, keyboards, keyolin) with Jeb Bishop (trombone), Fred Lonberg-Holm (cello), Michael Zerang (drums)
Ernst Long (trumpet, analog electronics), Boris Sinclair Hauf (computer) duo
and a surprise set
Empty Bottle, Chicago

Sun 5/7/00
Boris Sinclair Hauf, Michael Hartman, Ernst Long (all: electronics)
Something Else, WLUW 88.7 FM

Sun 4/2/00
5:00: Brennan McGaffey (CB broadcasts, tones); release party for Project Citizens Band ver. 1: Mood Control
8:30: Ernst Long (electronics), Brent Gutzeit (electronics) duo, using live CB broadcasts as source material
6ODUM (2116 W. Chicago)

Sat 3/18/00
chamber music by composers Olivia Block, Fred Lonberg-Holm, and Helen Mirra; performed by Jeb Bishop, Kyle Bruckmann, Michael Colligan, Ernst Long, Liz Payne, Scott Rosenberg, Jason Thor, Michael Zerang
6ODUM (2116 W. Chicago)

Sun 3/12/00
Ernst Long (electronics), Jason Soliday (electronics) solos and duos
Something Else, WLUW 88.7 FM

Sat 2/12/00
EKG + Bhob Rainey (soprano sax) and Scott Rosenberg (contrabass clarinet, saxophones, flute)
Nervous Center

Sun 2/6/00
"Active Music Marathon"; theme: music and architecture; Gene Coleman and others including Kyle Bruckmann, Lisa Goethe, Guillermo Gregorio, Art Lange, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Ernst Karel, Lou Mallozzi, Shelley Weiss, Tatsu Aoki, Carrie Biolo, Steve Butters, Julia Bentley, Jeb Bishop, Michael Cameron, John Corbett, Ken Vandermark, TV Pow, et al, perform improvisations and compositions by Iannis Xenakis, John Cage, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Daniel Liebeskind, Edgard Varese, Robbie Hunsinger, Gregorio, Coleman, Lange, and others
11:00am-5:00pm @ Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago




Thu 5/27/99 9:30 @ Nervous Center
Jim Baker (Arp 2600 analog synthesizer), Ernst Long (trumpet, analog electronics) duo

Mon 5/24/99 10:00 @ Roby's (1944 W. Division)
Brent Gutzeit (20 string steel bass), Ben Miller (electronics), Ernst Long (trumpet, electronics) trio
Ken Vandermark (reeds), Liz Payne (bass), Adam Vida (drums) trio

Thu 5/20/99 9:30 @ Nervous Center
Brent Gutzeit (electronics), Ernst Long (electronics) duo

Thu 5/13/99 9:30 @ Nervous Center
Ernst Long (trumpet), Matt Lux (bass), Adam Vida (drums) trio

Thu 4/8/99 9:30 @ Nervous Center
Ernst Long (trumpet-controlled analog synthesizer), Jim Baker (Arp 2600 analog synthesizer) duo

Thu 3/25/99 9:30 @ Nervous Center
Ernst Long (trumpet), Liz Payne (bass), Adam Vida (drums), Ken Vandermark (reeds) quartet

Thu 3/11/99 @ Martyr's
Richard Pinhas (guitar, electronics) and Maurice Dantec (texts) duo
TV Pow Big Band (Brent Gutzeit (electric koto, 18 string steel bass), Michael Hartman (drums, laptop), Todd Carter (laptop, sampler), Ernst Long (trumpet, electronics), Ben Vida (guitar), Liz Payne (bass), Adam Vida (drums))

Thu 3/4/99 8:00 @ Nervous Center
Television Power Electric (Todd Carter, Brent Gutzeit, Michael Hartman, Ernst Long)

Thu 2/4/99 @ HotHouse
8:00: Olivia Block CD release for Pure Gaze (Sedimental Records) with Jeb Bishop, Kyle Bruckmann, Ernst Long, John Robbins, Jason Thor

Wed 1/20/99 10:00 @ Empty Bottle
Through Trio (Ernst Long [trumpet, electronics], Liz Payne [bass], Adam Vida [drums])
Helen Mirra (guitar, vocals) solo; record release concert for Along Below

Sat 1/9/99 9:00 @ Nervous Center
Through Trio (Ernst Long [trumpet, electronics], Liz Payne [bass], Adam Vida [drums])




Tue 10/27/98 8:00 @ HotHouse
Television Power Electric:
Otomo Yoshihide (electronics), Kevin Drumm (electronics), Rob Wilkus (electronics), Ernst Long (electronics), Michael Hartman (electronics), Brent Gutzeit (electronics), Todd Carter (electronics), Jim Baker (electronics)

Tue 9/29/98 9:30 @ Empty Bottle
Through Trio (Ernst Long [trumpet, flugelhorn, electronics], Liz Payne [bass], Adam Vida [drums])

Thu 5/28/98 7:30 Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago
Through Trio (Ernst Long [trumpet, flugelhorn, electronics], Liz Payne [bass], Adam Vida [drums])




Thu 12/11/97 Myopic Books
Improvised Music Workshop Festival, night 4 of 5:
Kevin Drumm (guitar), Ernst Long (trumpet/electr), Kyle Bruckmann (oboe), Jim Dorling (harmonium)
Brent Gutzeit Ensemble

Mon 12/8/97 Myopic Books
Improvised Music Workshop Festival, night 1 of 5:
Ernst Long (trumpet/electr), Adam Vida (percussion), Matt Weston (percussion, electronics)
Steve Butters (percussion), Michael Colligan (reeds, etc.), Kevin Drumm (guitar), Matt Weston (percussion, electronics)
Dave Stone (reeds), Weasel Walter (percussion, etc.), Matt Weston (percussion, electronics)

Mon 5/5/97 7:30 Myopic Books
Improvised Music Workshop with Fred Lonberg-Holm (cello), Ernst Long (trumpet, electronics), Liz Payne (bass), Ben Vida (guitar)




July 4, 1995
Lollapallooza Festival
Gorge Amphitheater, George, WA
Main Stage: Sonic Youth, Hole, Cypress Hill, Pavement, Sinéad O’Connor, Elastica, Moby, Superchunk, Beck, Jesus Lizard, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
Second Stage: Blonde Redhead, Blowhole [Patrick Barber, Hyla Willis, Jeph Jerman, Ernst Karel], Brainiac, Built to Spill, The Coctails, Coolio, The Dambuilders, Dirty Three, Doo Rag, The Geraldine Fibbers, Helium, Hum, Laika, Mike Watt, Overpass, Patti Smith, The Pharcyde, Pork Queen, Possum Dixon, Poster Children, Psychotica, Redman, The Roots, Sabalon Glitz, St. Johnny, Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments, Tuscadero, Versus, Yo La Tengo, The Zeros
The New York Times wrote: "Blowhole, a free-improvisation rock band, also performed on the second stage."




Seattle Improvised Music Festival

Friday, 9 September 1994, 8:00 p.m.
Kalberer Hotel Supply
Bumbershoot Festival



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