mardi 19 juillet 2011


------------Friday, August 12th, 2011------------

Oranienstrasse 42, Berlin Kreuzberg
Free Entry

21h * KRAPOOLA MANOSLIGERAS (interim Muzak)

David Gomez aka KRAPOOLA MANOSLIGERAS is a chaotic virtuoso of the weird and abstract. His performance sometimes consists of contact mics and amplified trash, his DJ-sets usually mix three vinyls together (one played normal speed, one double/half speed, one backwards), his artwork is himself. In the last few years he’s opened for the likes of Sunn O))), Black Dice, Faust, Felix Kubin, Zs, Fennesz, Earth, Silver Apples and many more. His Dadaist approach to the concept of music and its general meaning and perception and most of all the implementation of it, makes some people leave the venue within 3 minutes but others remain baffled and drawn into the various timespeeds and curios of KRAPOOLA.

22h *
SHE WILL BE BEAUTIFUL (tape narration)
Duo w/ Rinus van Alebeek

We will play two sets
one based on popular songs of long ago
the other one based on recordings of tales for tapes#7

She will be Beautiful is the name of the collaborative Moment between tape narrators Anton Mobin and Rinus van Alebeek. Their live presentations combine Stravinskian rage with the phoenicean brutality of sixties stage heroes like Pete Townshend or Jimmy Hendrix. In between these extremes the connaisseur of contemporary and not so contemporary music can recognize influences of Pergolesi, Bach, Antheil and Mobin/van Alebeek at a sometimes incredible speed.

"concerts by She will be Beautiful are the best energizers you can get."
Thurston Moore after their concert in Paris last year...

Both curator of the serie of live events TALES FOR TAPES, in Paris, Berlin, Brussels... dedicated to Cassettes manipulation.

------------Saturday, August 13th, 2011


@ Staalplaat basement - Flughafenstrasse 38, Berlin (U8 Boddinstrasse)

4/5 €

* Anton Mobin : Solo collision (Tape head, prepared chamber)

* CoCo (voice, electronics)

------------Sunday, August 14th, 2011------------

Donaustrasse 112, Berlin Neukölln

4 €


* B l i n d D a t e : Anton Mobin & JD Zazie (Valeria Merlini)

* Young Horse Piano
(Angie Yeowell & Rinus van Alebeek)

> Some words by Rinus :

My set up for this Berlin Summer Tour 2011

vendredi 15 juillet 2011




--- STAALTAPE FEST - BERLIN (August 2011) ---

6 august:

Preslav Literary School

Erik Levander

13 august:

Anton Mobin


20 august:

Seiji Morimoto / Kakawaka

Man Karton

27 august:

Joke Lanz​m/

Ute Waldhausen

-------Organisation & Artwork by Rinus van Alebeek-------

mercredi 13 juillet 2011


Released on Staaltape
C40 - Limited edition of 7 cassettes
(and multiple of 7)
4 €

Tales for Tapes is a series of live concerts dedicated to tape manipulation, initiated by Anton Mobin in Paris.

#7 in the series was held on Friday 14th January 2011 in the Traffic Art Gallery in Brussels. The artists, in order of appearance, who played that evening were Final Cut, TG, Dawamesk & Handjob, Blenno und die Wurst-Brücke, Tzii and She was Beautiful.

The concerts were recorded on a Sony Walkman and a Yamaha Fourtrack by Flavien Gillé ( • ) and me, Rinus van Alebeek (+) . Each one of us used four C40 chrome cassettes. We continously changed the cassettes during the recording process. Sound check, audience talk and concerts appear in a cut up structure.

Since Flaviens set up (with two microphones) was static, he couldn’t record TG and Blenno who played in an other room. I (Rinus) could walk around.

Tales for Tapes #7 is released in an edition of seven copies. Each copy holds a unique version of the evening. Each cassette has in addition a unique remix in which the other six tapes were used. The remixes were done by me, using a marantz cassette player, a yamaha fourtrack and a tascam fourtrack.
1. Stravinsky mix ( • )
2. UKW mix ( + )
3. Solaris mix ( • )
4. U-Boot mix ( + )
5. Film Noir mix ( • )
6. The Plague Years mix ( • )
7. Border Road mix ( + )

Tales for Tapes #7 comes in a black/transparent library box, The cassette is C40 white chrome. Side a has a strip of paper with Tales for Tapes #7 . Side b shows the name of the mix.

The cover is the original flyer of the evening, from an original linoleum print by dawamesk and hand job. The inlay is a piece of paper with more or less the same info that you find on this page.

Tales for Tapes will cost you 4 Euro (ex shipping) and is available at the staalplaat shop in Berlin or via staaltape at staalplaat dot com

Notes by Rinus van Alebeek for Staaltape web site

dimanche 10 juillet 2011

Prepared Chamber - v1

Chambre Préparée, v1 - Anton Mobin (2009)
Prepared Chamber, v1 - Anton Mobin (2009)

lundi 4 juillet 2011

PARIS TAPE RUN - Volume 2 (report face A)

- R E P O R T -
Face A "Rive droite"
Project for Staaltape label

The cassette arrived blank from Berlin on April 24th, 2011 thanks to Steeve Bauras.

Rinus van Alebeek liked that the cassette doesn’t travel by post service ; we needed an intermediary of choice, it was my friend Steeve who done a photo exhibition with Nox Factio to Limbus Europae (Berlin) the previous week.

The transmission between Steeve and me was made at La Miroiterie, during a massive graffiti session with FMR, 3615, Gorellaume, Darkside, Yank, Sword, Yeroglyph, Captain Bière Ivre and Iskander !
La Miroiterie is on "Rive droite” of Paris, I take advantage of this day to make a series of sound recordings of atmosphere, nearness and contact microphones which will serve me for my composition.

The cassette will stay in her box and the project on standby during almost two weeks. None of the artists whom I had selected for the face A were available before May 16th, 2011; date in which we begin.

I wanted that the cassette can be begun with :such: I appreciate enormously the work and the approach of Marc Parazon and since its remarkable and noticed live act during “Estafette Rue Cassette”, his implication was not to demonstrate any more. :such: create a subtle and massive ambient by means of two tape players prepared by AxDelbor, the founder of the label H.A.K. Lo-Fi Record, in whom I work for soon ten years.

For the next run, I invite to participate an artist that I did not know personally, but about which I had heard a lot. Fusiller. We have common friends, and especially I know his activity and his famous label Tanzprocesz which publishes various productions on cassette with always very smart design. With Fusiller, we speak here of noise with a big N... 
Regrettably I miss the meeting between :such: and Fusiller. So, I realize a fake photo to remember there !

The third participants are friends Andres Ramirez and Elise Vanderwalle of the duet Nox Factio, renamed recently NX F. Their almighty performance in Chiquito during the evening Tales for Tapes #4 binds to us henceforth firmly and very friendly. An apéritif is organized to Fusiller’ sweet home where I am invited. Very relax atmosphere, beers and good music, the transmission of the cassette is made in a feminine way !

For the continuation, I invite a "radio" artist whose I estimate her work enormously, to compose a piece for Paris Tape Run. DinahBird accepts directly what delights me a lot. It is always delicate to ask for a "free" participation from recognized artists, but once again the project is very well welcomed by Dinah and the others. Dinah knows very well Harold Schellinx and Emmanuel Rébus, artist pioneer on cassette culture and have already met Rinus during events to the project 101... The transmission between NX F and DianhBird is made to the School of Beaux -Arts of Paris during the evening "Heavy Tactical Transmissions". A quite indicated choice !

Here is my run ! Dinah makes an appointment with me on a sunny terrace in the 18th district of Paris. A photo in Chinese shadow seals the transmission. My piece is ready to be copied to the cassette, because I work on it since April 24th. My cassette players are intended for live manipulation and by concerns of a quality recording, I ask Andres Ramirez for the possibility of copying my piece with his equipment. That’s done !!

Certainly with a delay regarding to the date beforehand fixed, the face A "Rive droite" is completed hence forth on July 2nd, 2011, passing from the ambient to the power electronic, from dark noise to the radio creation, towards the concrete music !

Paris Tape Run' face B "Rive gauche" will be curated by Julie Rousse !