This evening Bentley Anderson is invited to the HALLE FÜR KUNST with a new musical improvisation. Anderson is a New York City-based musician who works in the field of noise and experimental music, for example he was active in the environment of Sonic Youth. Through strategies such as reverb, echo and delay, he explores the tensions between improvisation and composition. As a guitarist, he has found his own ways to engage with his instrument, creating alternative moods that unfold in dissonance, abstract rhythms, and trance-like drones. Anderson’s music focuses on a texture-based aesthetic that gives wayward expression to the phenomena of sound. Anderson’s music includes the passionate sound of the punk ethos, raw expression and an urgency of emotion. This is also one of the reasons why he is of interest to TARWUK. They invited him to create the film soundtrack for the video work baka, which will also be shown in the supporting program.
is a New York City-based guitarist, noise and experimental musician. In 2005, Anderson began working as a live sound engineer, studio assistant and archivist for the acclaimed rock band Sonic Youth in New York. As a live sound engineer, he worked for years at the renowned experimental music venue Issue Project Room and toured with the solo bands of Thurston Moore and Lee Ranaldo. His own projects take the form of solo improvisations and collaborative playing. Anderson is also the founder and owner of the Decontrol cassette label, on which he releases his own work as well as other members of the experimental music scene in New York City.