Tim Motzer, Bernhard Wöstheinrich

Tim Motzer

Bernhard Wöstheinrich

Man From Nowhere

Mon · October 15, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$12.00

This event is 21 and over

Tim Motzer
Tim Motzer
Guitarist/improviser/composer Tim Motzer lives in a technicolor world of music. He is known for his distinct textural guitar voice utilizing looping, bowing, electronics, and prepared techniques. After 20 years of world touring, stunning collaborations, and over 80 albums of credits, this Philadelphia-based guitarist continues to traverse manifold territories in music. In 2016-18, Tim toured the world playing concerts and jazz festivals in Tokyo, London, Europe, Scandinavia, and the United States with Bandit65, an improvising trio he co-leads with guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel and drummer Gintas Janusonis. He has collaborated with numerous musical luminaries: David Sylvian, Burnt Friedman, Jaki Liebezeit of CAN, poet Ursula Rucker, King Britt, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Markus Reuter, and Pat Mastelotto among others. In modern dance, Motzer composes and performs live solo scores around the world. He composes for film and video, and is a composer/accompanist for University of the Arts Dance in Philadelphia.

In his solo concerts, Motzer improvises with guitar and electronics creating cinematic landscapes of sound, drones, densities, oblique forms while exploring the unknown. Motzer has performed solo in Tokyo, Seoul, Berlin, Wroclaw, Princeton, Philadelphia, New York, D.C. Toronto, Morocco, Baltimore, Hackensack, and Galloway. among other cities. He has released several solo albums recorded live on various radio broadcasts, and live concerts, including Soak, Unseen Universe, AKA, and Live from Stars End. Chuck Van Zyl from WXPN's Stars End radioshow says Motzer's music "provokes thought and binds genres, about the plasticity of time, and how it may be felt as both infinite and finite, elusive and recognizable."
Bernhard Wöstheinrich
Bernhard Wöstheinrich
Bernhard Wöstheinrich, from Berlin, is an electronic music producer, improviser and painter. A graphic designer by trade, Wöstheinrich has created an eclectic body of work in both graphics and music with a keen interest in the intersection between abstraction and meaning. The musical arc of his work often moves from the curiously beautiful to the beautifully curious.

Besides his solo works and the band project centrozoon he performs in together with Markus Reuter, Wöstheinrich has been collaborating with some of our community's most interesting artists like Tim Motzer, Ian Boddy, Erik Wøllo, the legendary Conrad Schnitzler, and ECM artist David Rothenberg.
Bernhard has created numerous album artworks for labels like DiN, Unsung, Ozella and Tony Levin’s Stick Men and has exhibited his evocative paintings for the last 20 years.
Man From Nowhere
Man From Nowhere
Man From Nowhere is an evolving project from drummer and composer Doug Hirlinger, recent Artist in Residence at the Kimmel Center for Performing Arts in Philadelphia. Man From Nowhere live performances incorporate improvised contemporary electronic sounds controlled from sensors on Hirlinger’s Drums to construct in the moment rhythmic and dynamic sonic adventures. Man From Nowhere appears as solo performer as well as with guest artists in duo and trio formats. The latest album from Man From Nowhere, Kora Songs and Reconstructions, is available from 1k Recordings.
Venue Information:
Kung Fu Necktie
1250 N Front Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19122
http://kungfunecktie.com/