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DJ Set @ Asimetric Bar, Köln-Ehrenfeld, 21.00h-00.00h



DJ Set with Künstlerschallplatten / records by artists / only 7" (!) @

meakusma magazine launch

16.03 2024

Noise of Cologne 3 – CD-Release

16.03 2024 – 20:00 h, 674.fm-Konzertraum, Ubierring 13 / 50678 Köln

Mit 10 kurzen Livebeiträgen von Andrés Quezada, Dennis Aycicek, Hye Young Sin, Julia Bünnagel, Nathalie Brum, Numinos, Peter Simon, Roland Schappert, Waltraud Blischke & Mik Quantius, Wolfram Wire

DJ: Tobias Grewenig

Eintritt frei

Noise of Cologne 3

In der Regel werden Compilation-Reihen in der Abfolge einiger Monate oder Jahre veröffentlicht. Anders bei „Noise Of Cologne“: Teil 1 erschien schon 2010, Teil 2 folgte im Jahr 2013, 2024 gibt es nun den dritten Teil der Reihe – mit insgesamt 73 maximal einminütigen Beiträgen von diversen Musiker:innen, Bands und Projekten aus Köln. Das Einminutenformat zwingt die Beiträge zur Verdichtung und in der Summe findet sich auf „Noise Of Cologne 3“ ein abwechslungsreiches Spektrum an experimenteller Musik: Von Musique Concrète, elektronischer Musik, Field Recordings und Environmental Music über Soundscapes, No Wave, Computermusik und Post-Minimal Music bis zu experimenteller Clubmusik, Turntablism, Ambient und Hauntology. „Noise of Cologne 3“ bietet vor allem Überraschungen: Trance-Synthesizer neben Vokalakrobatik und Terrorschlagzeug sowie zahlreiche „unlikely combinations” (David Toop) – noch nicht klassifizierte oder rubrizierte Musik: Noise, wenn man so will.

Auf der von Frank Dommert (a-Musik) und Dirk Specht (Therapeutische Hörgruppe) kompilierten CD sind sowohl Musiker:innen versammelt, die seit Jahren und Jahrzehnten an der musikalischen Landkarte von Köln mitwirken wie solche, die gerade anfangen, ausprobieren, etwas aufbauen, laut werden, sich einmischen, einbringen.

noise of cologne CD 3 cover


a-Musik Radio von Frank Dommert live @ 674.fm 13-04-2024, 20-22h & Studio Neau 17-03-2024 17-19h


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a-Musik Radio von Frank Dommert live @ 674.fm Donnerstag 11.01.2024 20-22h
+ Wiederholung @ Studio Neau Sonntag 14.01.2023 17-19h

Eine Sendung über die Band Workshop & das Umfeld mit vielen raren Tracks. Anlaß ist die Veröffentlichung der "best of" Doppel-LP auf sonig.

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December 2016

The vinyl reissue craze goes on, 5 years in the making, 27 years later, my own Kiefermusik is back. Re-released by Spencer Clark on Pacific City Sound Visions.
Releaseparty January 5th at a-musik.

Frank Dommert "Kiefermusik", 12" LP , 500 copies

Available here
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Jon Dale on the re-release:

"It seems somehow fitting that Frank Dommert’s first solo album, Kiefermusik, was first released in 1990, just a moment after the new decade had ticked over. During the late 1980s, Dommert had been quietly working away at his own art in Cologne, while developing connections with other sub-rosa operatives: in 1987, he took part in a collaborative single with Christoph Heemann and Achim P Li Khan’s outfit, Hirsch Nicht Aus Sofa (H.N.A.S.), “Hunsrück”; he was also part of H.N.A.S. for their side of Face To Face Vol. 2, a split LP with Vox Populi. Dommert was also releasing cassettes in limited editions on his Entenpfuhl imprint, including an early collaboration with Marcus Schmickler, early tapes by PFN and C-Schulz, along with a number of solo cassettes and chapbooks.
Kiefermusik saw in the new decade by repurposing and recontextualising material from one of those cassettes, Early Loops & Tapes, which consisted of material recorded between 1984 and 1987. Discussing the album in 2015, Dommert confided that he heavily processed these recordings in the studio, with “the open studio window integrated. The record is pretty much a (LSD) trip, intentional and a large portion unconscious.” It’s certainly full of hallucinatory visions, sidereal moments where loops knock you off-kilter and waves of surrealist and Art Brut noise tactics stop you in your tracks. It’s simultaneously a rough-as-guts album of collapsing architectures and an intelligent, sensitively sculpted masterpiece of editing, with Dommert winding a psychedelic spool around loops that could spin out into eternity.
Kiefermusik may well have had more impact in international tape- and record-trading circles than in Dommert’s hometown. Dommert had already made connections with fellow travellers like ADN, RRR, Recommended and Odd Size, and the album slowly found its way around the world, connecting with like-minded listeners who were on the look-out for new voices in the heterogeneous, nebulous field of underground, low-tech avant-garde.
Yet Kiefermusik, along with the electro-acoustic improvisation collective of Kontakta (featuring Dommert alongside C-Schulz, Georg Odijk, Hajsch, Marcus Schmickler and Monika Westphal), the fantastic series of LPs released on Quiet Artworks (PFN, Hajsch, Ios Smolders), and the strange electro satellites from labels like Erfolg (C-Schulz, Marcus Schmickler), seemed somehow to set things up for the next wave to come through, the brilliant explosion of electronic music to come out of Cologne in the mid-late 1990s. And beyond all that, even, Kiefermusik is still a fantastically strange, beautiful, and compelling album, a good twenty-six years later. Don’t miss it this time around."

Small exhibition of flyers, posters, covers on the occasion of the re-release of my album Kiefermusik. Stuff I've designed, organised, released from 1990-1997. On display at the new 'wall' ("die Wand") at the a-musik recordstore, from January 5th to Febraury 1st 2017.

We Travel The Spaceways. Sun Ra Special mit Wolfgang Brauneis & Frank Dommert
In der Ausstellung EXTRA von Andreas Gehlen & Thorsten Krämer

Frank Dommert & Volker Zander "Cologne Continuum"
reiheM showcase at Meakusma Festival, Eupen, BE

reiheM is a public, artist-led concert series for experimental music in Cologne. Recognizing a growing local need to connect with other scenes, the series was started in 2009 by a collective of artists and musicians in conversation with the city’s cultural administrations, with the intention to include outstanding local and international performers in different fields of contemporary music. Now, 2016, in its 8th year, reiheM arranges about 10 site-specific concerts, lectures, film screenings, and other sonic events per year. In the recent past, reiheM has been able to present eminent works of artists like Leo Kupper, Charlemagne Palestine, Arthur Russell Ensemble, Moondog, Jerry Hunt, Eliane Radigue, Terre Thaemlitz, Matt Wand, Chris Petit & Mordant Music, Luke Fowler, Kassel Jaeger, Emeka Ogboh, and many others. reiheM is artistically directed by Frank Dommert, hans w koch, Dirk Specht, and Volker Zander.

a-Musik Radio @ dublab.de
Anläßlich der Gamescom in Köln eine Stunde Chiptune Musik / on the occasion of the Gamescom fair in Cologne I've played a one hour set with Chiptune music from my collection.
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Gamescom Cologne 2014

Activities 2015
Activities 2014

Künstlerschallplatten und Kunst am Cover.
Merz Akademie, Stuttgart

DJ Set
Cosmo Sun Connection - 100 Jahre Sun Ra. Klaus Theweleit auf den Spuren von kosmischer Disziplin und kollektiver Improvisation.
King Georg, Köln

DJ Set
a-Musik Spätkauf mit Sun Ra. This Planet is Doomed - 100 Jahre Sun Ra mit Frank Dommert und Wolfgang Brauneis
a-Musik shop, Köln

DJ Set
Felix Kubin, live. Mit Uwe Welter.
King Georg, Köln

Vinyl Map Cologne

Video for the a-musik recordshop. Mit Miri Lee.

DJ Set
mit Waltraud Blischke.
Stecken, Köln

DJ Set
The Furthurs, live. Mit Uwe Welter.
King Georg, Köln