Mit ultrakurzen Flash-Hörstücken streichelt, kitzelt und kratzt die dritte Ausgabe der Lüftung an den Ohrmuscheln – von und mit Kim Bode, Manfred Bojaschewski, Chiara Dazi, Viola Götz, Eunah Hong, Constanze Kaul, Kallia Kefala, Gabriela Monroy, Can Oral, Laura Raveling und Kerstin Weßlau. Zu hören in der nGbK-Ausstellung TOUCH.
Leonard Bernstein “Candide”
Musical in two acts [1956/1999]
Khan will play a special 70s disco set of New York classics as an homage to Leonard Berstein’s work right after the premiere.
Nach dem durchschlagenden Erfolg seiner von aller Patina befreiten West Side Story präsentiert Barrie Kosky mit Candide ein weniger bekanntes Werk Leonard Bernsteins und wird darin unterstützt von einer ganzen Reihe außergewöhnlicher Sängerdarsteller*innen.
Knall auf Fall muss der nicht ganz so wohlgeborene Candide nach der Enthüllung seiner Liebe zur edlen Baronesse Kunigunde die geliebte Heimat Westfalen verlassen. Ebenso wie Peer Gynt oder Hans im Glück macht er sich auf eine Reise durch die Welt, angetrieben vom Credo seines Lehrers Pangloss, das da lautet: Die Welt, wie sie ist, ist die einzige, die ist, und folglich auch die bestmögliche. Und obgleich Candide von Westfalen bis Lissabon, von Brasilien bis Venedig nichts begegnet als die haarsträubende Grausamkeit von Natur und Mensch, lässt er sich nicht beirren in seinem Glauben an das Gute und an die Liebe zu Kunigunde. Schließlich darf er sein Herzblatt in die Arme schließen – Ende gut, alles gut?
In deutscher Sprache
Deutsche Fassung von Martin G. Berger 
Premiere 03.11.2018 · by Alfred Döblin
November 1918 //
Cooperation with Schauspiel, Musiktheater and Staatskapelle Weimar. Directed by André Bücker and Beate Seidel with music composed by Stefan Lano and a special DJ & Live performance by Khan Of Finland.
This exclusive DJ mix for Brain Food/KissFM Australia is a 30min acid mix including my own material but also some great tracks by my dear friends Housemeister and Rodion. Turkish Bath was just released on the amazing compilation Gatto Fritto on CD and vinyl and “Mantra” came out on a 2x12” with some other unreleased tracks via Libertine Records or digital on my own I’m Single imprint. You can always find my music on Bandcamp. Thanks to Rob Zile for the kind invitation and enjoy the playlist:
Turkish Bath (Original Version) – Khan
One By One – Alien Alien (Rodion Mix)
In My House – Bruno Furlan
Prism – Housemeister
Muppet Ride – Kleep
Wit Da Cup – Shigeto
Mantra – Khan
Simple Things – Shit Robot (Todd Terje Version)
777-Acid – John Joseph
The ONKYO RIEGEL is a battery of 30 tapedecks starting at the same time with all channels up to full volume. They auto-reverse after 20 min, the length of one C40 side, just to play all 30 tapes all over again. The only exception this time: the fader will be down and building up the composition as it plays again.
The performance was recorded live on cassette tape and copied right after the show to be available to the public as a limited & hand numbered edition of 20 red C20 tapes. This is the same time the launch of Temple Tapes a division of Temple Traxx and has the cat# TTPS0001.
Please contact Metabanana.airforce if you are interested in purchasing your personal signed copy of ONKYO RIEGEL on red C20 tape with hand printed cardbord cover.
Title: Libertine Traditions 08
Label: Libertine Records
Cat No: TRAD08
Format: 2x12” Vinyl Only Hand-stamped
release expected July 16th 2018
A1. 9 Volt Soul
A2. Slow Stepper
B1. Nylon Spacer
C2. The T Dub
D2. Acid Lemon Bits
Lost acid tapes from Khan, a collection of unreleased gems from a master. 200 limited copies 2x12", underground anthem alert on 8 tracks black magick vinyl.
ACHTUNG: THIS IS NOT AN AFTER HOURS!
The "T" is a monthly tea dance party starting May 27th (3PM-11PM) @ Paloma with your hosts and DJ's Eric D. Clark & Khan Of Finland. Cakes & Cocktails by mama will be served. Frequent special guests to be announced. House music all day long!
Some of you may remember: Paris' “Le Tea Dance au BATACLAN”, New York's legendary “Body & Soul”, San Francisco's “I-Beam Tea-Dance" on Haight Street?
Whatever it is you remember or in turn assuming you’re too young to know what this is all about? We will gladly dance you through it!
Ultimately the “T” will be the only party in Berlin where one can go on a Sunday afternoon without the zombie factor!
Khan will perform "Angels Of Disguise" as a photo book reading for the Istanbul Photo Book Festival on May 6th, 2018, 6pm.
The 2014 released and at dokumenta13 premiered photo-book/box-set for Fantome Verlag/Berlin is now projected behind Khan as a slide show and video mix while Khan is talking and singing about the process of collecting and organizing the profile pictures of men taken from dating and cruising sites off the internet. Angels Of Disguise is a social study seen through artistic eyes and presented in a musical fashion.
Resident Advisor review
Few artists convincingly swerve between acid, abstract dub and quirky minimal techno. Under aliases such as 4E, Khan, Bizz O.D. and Gizz TV, Can Oral spent most of the '90s doing just that. For someone who released such a huge quantity of music, his strike rate is remarkably high. His sound has also influenced today's nebulous post-minimal scene. With straight drums, an oddball sensibility and acid lines that don't scream "acid," it's a combination that has also been heard on more recent releases. Chunks of his catalog have become prohibitively expensive, but was / is has stepped in by reissuing The Gentle Killer, originally out on Sockett in 1996.
"Gentle Killer" sounds like it could have been released on Binh's Time Passages label last week. The drums are crunchy and the programming is robotic, but the groove is supple and inviting. This combination is one of Oral's defining traits as a producer, and the bassline is typically mint. "Mind Frame" is also classic 4E. The drums are crusty and the syncopated patterns bring it into line with the broken grooves of the superb Blue Note LP, while resonant squelches provide dripping textures that contrast nicely with the bone-dry percussion. "Next (Who's Dead?)" shows Oral's humorous side, placing what sounds like a disgruntled fast food employee groaning "Next!" atop a brittle electro beat. Like much of his work, it doesn't slam so much as creep and scurry, and the extended length makes it a treat for DJs who like weaving syncopated tracks between straighter tunes.
Khan teams up with Bolivian video artist Jo Ta for the first Manila Biennale "OpenCity2018"
with their site-specific audio & video installation "Phone Cue"
Phone Cue describes the line of actors, activists or participants waiting to enter the scene, the magic circle, the stage.
It is an archaic space, the one that used to be the fireplace. Here, people gathered and stories were told. Magic and music were the phone line to the gods. The beat of the drum synchronized our minds and bodies with the stars in the sky.
Today we barely see the stars. Bright city lights bleach the skies. We rather look at the glow on our cell phones. Today's stories are told on our Facebook walls. The gods we evoke come as shiny electronic gadgets. We dance in line on eBay, we leave our marks on Instagram.
The modern city is the place of desire. We come to meet our dreams. A dream that seems to expand endlessly and is shared by millions. Still we feel isolated.
Phone Cue would like to propose that we have a choice and there is an alternative to a normative, commercialized life, were citizens are seen as “purchasing power”. We do not stand in line for the summer sale, we stand in line to dance and celebrate life in the city.
“Before we had to believe it, now we have to pay for it”
01. Helena Hauff - Nothing Is What I Know [Ninja Tune]
02. Hieroglyphica - Biorhythm [Acidicted]
03. Roberto Auser - Do You Want To Believe? [Pinkman]
04. Developer - The Hallways of Always [Out Of Place]
05. One Day In Metropia - The Unknown Soldier [Rat Life]
06. Cube 40 - Bad Computa [Temple Traxx]
07. Hellboii ? - Darkest Hour – Part II [Panzerkreuz Holland]
08. Fallbeil - Delta Current [Terminal Operations]
09. Retrograde Youth - Swimming Into A Big Sea Of Fake Emotions [Pinkman]
10. Unknown - Punk002
11. Faster Action - Soki Loka [LIES]
12. Mirror Man - Blood Is Truth (Leaders Of The Wild Hunt Remix) [Bio Rhythm]
13. Franck Kartell - Nord Magnétique [Bass Agenda Recordings]
I will perform live at the Mind The Space award show on Friday Sept. 15th to celebrate Berlin's best project and art spaces with drinks, talks and performances. Mind The Space is part of Berlin Art Week 2017.
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Khan was born in Frankfurt am Main. He works and lives as a music- and film-music producer, and performer. His musical aesthetics are glamourous, dub-like pop packed with samples and alienated voices – a musical tradition leading back to Grace Jones and Marianne Faithfull, the era of early 80’s. He moved to New York in 90s and founded the electronic record shop Temple Records in SOHO, hosted art events, ran three record labels (Temple Records in 1995, Super 8 in 1996 and El Turco Loco in 1997) the several record labels like Temple Records in 1995, Super 8 in 1996 and El Turco Loco in 1997. These were the years of the most experimental and open-minded period in Ambient-Electronica scene.
In 2000 he founded the project Captain Comatose, which was mainly known for the Disco Trash pieces $ 100 and Up In Flames.
Piratensender presented by Ahmet Öğüt
Editorial Assistant: Johann Mittmann
Part of SAVVY Funk - documenta 14 Radio
With Khan of Finland’s album NICHT-NUR-SEX, Shitkatapult will kick off its 2017 campaign and the year of its 20th anniversary—the album will also kick off a line of special artist releases from Si Begg, T.Raumschmiere, C. Brötzmann, and more throughout the year.
Named after a user profile on a gay forum named Gayromeo, NICHT-NUR-SEX—which translates to "more than sex"—is an album of dub-like pop that harkens back to the work of "Grace Jones and Marianne Faithfull in their Island Records era of '80/'81." A deeply personal and intriguing work that paints the story of an intense lifestyle. Like the album cover, which is an archive of Khan’s photos, the album is a collection of snapshots and secrets unveiled.
On the album, Khan has invited a cast of guest artists including narrator Joe Volume, Mexican rapper Alemán, Julia Kent, cello player of Anthony & the Johnsons, and Icelandic musician Urður, known from GusGus fame.
In support of the album, Khan has offered up "Khant Buy Me Love," available via WeTransfer below. You can purchase the album via Shitkatapult's store on March 31.
Khan Of Finland ist eine der schillerndsten Figuren der globalen Clubkultur zwischen Berlin, New York, Istanbul und Mexico City. Der elektronische Songwriter und Performer extraordinaire surft zwischen Techno, Dub und Glam Rock. Gerade ist sein neues Album "Nicht nur Sex" auf Shitkatapult erschienen.
Thursday April 6th is the official record release party for Khan Of Finland "NICHT NUR SEX" CD/LP/Digital on Shitkatapult (Strike162 - OUT NOW) at 60Hz starting at 9pm-open end. Khan Of Finland live feat. Urdur & Thomas Mahmoud. DJ Daniel Meteo and video premiere of "Hundred Miles" by Henner Winckler. Limited space so better come early.