Coincides with the digitally remastered edition release of Reed’s 1975 seminal album ‘Metal Machine Music’ – released in 5.1 Surround Sound on double vinyl, Blu Ray & DVD Audio.
Lou Reed’s Metal Machine Trio: MM3 will be performing what is being described as “A Night of Deep Noise” that features Lou Reed on processed and unprocessed guitars, Ulrich Krieger on tenor sax and live-electronics, and Sarth Calhoun on continuum and live processing – a collaborative affair that will see all three musicians improvise music and make soundscapes. The Metal Machine Trio originally debuted at the REDCAT Theatre in Los Angeles in October 2008.
Each concert will feature no songs and no vocals. The trio will utilise guitars, saxophones, continuum, plus an array of electronic treatments that will venture into deep acoustic space. The collaboration will draw on new music, free jazz, avant-rock, noise and ambient in a set of intense conceptual pieces and intuitive improvisations.
The Metal Machine Trio concerts will be influenced and inspired by Lou Reed’s seminal 1975 album Metal Machine Music. The concerts won’t duplicate the original album but will instead opt for entirely new unique music, noise and soundscapes.
Lou Reed and Ulrich Krieger originally met each other in 2002 for the premiere of Krieger’s transcription and arrangement of Metal Machine Music – Reed’s seminal guitar feedback epic, performed by the Berlin-based chamber orchestra Zeitkratzer. Reed was so impressed with Ulrich’s transcription, that he flew to Berlin to perform guitar with Zeitkratzer’s live interpretation of the album.
To coincide with the UK and European tour dates, Lou Reed will release a newly re-mastered edition of the original 1975 Metal Machine Music album on 180 gram double gatefold vinyl, Audio DVD and Blu-ray. Each format features a stereo reproduction of the original quadraphonic master, playable on home theatre systems.
The re-mastered edition of the album will be released domestically in the UK first week in April 2010, and will coincide with the UK and European tour dates. Further info about the re-mastered edition of the 1975 album can be found here – www.loureed.com/metalmachinemusic.
Lou Reed on the re-mastered edition of Metal Machine Music:
“The original. The one that started it all. Noise Rock. Industrial Road. Underground for years, it survived on the power of the idea. No key. No Vocals. No set rhythm. Feedback forever. Supervised by Lou Reed and faithfully re-mastered to the last squeal. The out of print “Quad” has been replicated for all formats including a perfect vinyl version playable on your stereo turntable with the original rear sections moved to the centre of the front left speakers. It’s worth getting a turntable to hear this. I myself bought a Linn to celebrate the great sound and am playing it through Wilson Watts and Puppies. Here it as we did on Scott Hull’s Duntechs. Straight from the original Bob Ludwig tapes. An act of love for an act of sound.”
‘Lou Reed’s Metal Machine’ Line-up:
Lou Reed – Electric & Processed Guitars & Mini Continuum
Ulrich Krieger – Saxophone & Electronics
Sarth Calhoun – Live Processing & Continuum Fingerboard
Please visit Lou Reed’s website for further information about MM3’s recent live album Lou Reed’s Metal Machine Trio: The Creation of the Universe, released on MP3, Lossless FLAC and 2-disc CD –
The Cambridge Junction
Saturday 17 April
Box Office: 01223 511 511,
Book Online: www.junction.co.uk
Tickets: £25 adv
The Junction, Clifton Way, Cambridge, CB1 7GX
Oxford O2 Academy
Sunday 18 April
Box Office: 0844 477 2000
Book Online: www.o2academyoxford.co.uk
Tickets: £25 adv
O2 Oxford Academy, 190 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1UE
London Royal Festival Hall
Monday 19 April
Box Office: 0844 875 0073
Book Online: www.southbankcentre.co.uk
Tickets: £45, 40, 32.50, 27.50, 25, 22.50
Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre, London SE1 8XX
La Cigale, Paris, France
Wednesday 21 April
Box Office: 0892 683622
Book Online: www.lacigale.fr/en
Tickets: €70, 60, 50
La Cigale, 120 Boulevard Rochechouart, Paris 75018
A/B, Ancienne Belgique Brussels, Belgium
Thursday 22 April
Box Office: (+32) 2 548 24 24
Book Online: www.abconcerts.be/en
A/B – Ancienne Belgique, Anspachlaan 10,Brussels 1000
DR Koncerthuset, Copenhagen, Denmark
Saturday 24 April
Box Office: (+45) 3520 6262
Book Online: www.dr.dk/Koncerthuset
Tickets: DKK300, 425, 500, 575
DR Koncerthuset, Emil Holmes Kanal 20, 0999, Copenhagen
Sentrum Scene, Oslo, Norway
Monday 26 April
Box Office: (+47) 815 33 133
Book Online: www.rockefeller.no/english
Sentrum, Arbeidersamfunnets Plass 1, Oslo N-0181
Ole Bull Scene, Bergen, Norway
Tuesday 27 April
Box Office: Bergen (+47) 55321145
Book Online: www.olebullscene.no
Ole Bull Scene, Øvre Ole Bullsplass 3, Bergen, 5012
Teatre Principal de Palma, Mallorca, Spain
Friday 30 April
Box Office: (34) 971 219 700
Book Online: www.teatreprincipal.com
Tickets: TBA not on sale yet
Festival Allternatilla, Teatre Principal de Palma, Palma, Mallorca
LOU REED – BIOGRAPHY
Lou Reed is an American Master, a playwright, a poet, and a photographer whose photos have been exhibited worldwide. His third photography book, Romanticism, will be released in 2009. He is the recipient of the Chevalier Commander of Arts and Letters from the French government and numerous other awards. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996 and is a founding member of the legendary Velvet Underground.
In December of 2006 Lou Reed premiered the live staging of his masterwork Berlin at St. Ann’s Warehouse in New York. The performance was filmed by Academy Award nominated director and artist Julian Schnabel.
Reed released his first suite of electronic mediation music, Hudson River Wind Meditations, on the Sounds True label in 2007. In late 2008 Reed released a new album of live electronic music called Lou Reed’s Metal Machine Trio: The Creation of The Universe, which inspired two extremely well, received performances by the MM3 Trio in New York in April of 2009. The CD is available for sale through his website www.loureed.com.
Currently Reed is working several projects including collaboration with artist Lorenzo Mattioti, who created a graphic novel based on Lou’s album, The Raven. He is also completing a book of essays on Chen Tai Chi called The Art Of The Straight Line, which is slated for release in 2009. Lou Reed also co-hosts a weekly radio show on Sirius XM Satellite Radio with friend and distinguished producer Hal Willner called “The New York Shuffle”.
Reed has acted in and composed music for films and currently lives in the city of his heart, New York.
ULRICH KRIEGER – BIOGRAPHY
Ulrich Krieger is a composer, performer, improviser and experimental rock musician. His main instruments are saxophones, clarinets, didgeridoo and electronics. He calls his style of playing “acoustic electronics”, using sounds that appear to be electronic, but are produced on acoustic instruments and then sometimes electronically treated, blurring the borders between the fields. Krieger transcribed Lou Reed’s (in)famous Metal Machine Music for chamber ensemble and works with groups like Text of Light (with Lee Ranaldo) and zerfall–gebiete (with Thomas Koner) between experimental rock, ambient and contemporary composition.
Born 1962, in Freiburg, Germany, he lived in Berlin 1983–2007 with longer residencies in the USA and Italy 1991–97. In September 2007 he moved to California, where he is professor for composition and experimental sound practice at the California Institute for the Arts. He studied classical saxophone, composition, electronic music and musicology at the Manhattan School of Music (NYC), the Universität der Künste (Berlin) and the Freie Universität (Berlin), as well as pursuing independent studies and research in the didgeridoo and Australian aboriginal music and culture.
Krieger has worked with Lou Reed, Lee Ranaldo, Phill Niblock, David First, Thomas Köner, Alan Licht, Michiko Hirayama, Witold Szalonek, Mario Bertoncini, Miriam Marbe, Seth Josel, Zbigniew Karkowski, Merzbow, performing in Europe, America, Asia and Australia. His works have been performed by California EAR Unit, Zeitkratzer, KontraTrio, Soldier String Quartet, Wandelweiser Ensemble.
Krieger received grants from the German DAAD program, the Darmstadter Summer Courses for New Music, the city of Berlin and many others and was a Composer-In-Residence at Villa Aurora (Los Angeles), Villa Serpentara (Rome), German Research Centre Venice (Italy), University of East Anglia (England), the City of Bologna (Italy) and the Music Centre North Queensland (Australia). He’s released over 50 CDs of original compositions, improvisations, with his groups and as a collaborator with many musicians. www.ulrich-krieger.de
SARTH CALHOUN – BIOGRAPHY
Sarth Calhoun is a studio composer and electronic alchemist operating out of Brooklyn, NY. In live performance he practices improvised audio manipulation, transforming the sounds of the instruments around him.
He is a beta tester for the Symbolic Sound Kyma system. Much of his work focuses on the analogous relationship between pitch and rhythm, and he claims to have invented a new kind of synthesis, which he controls from a Continuum Fingerboard. In addition to performing and recording with Lou Reed, he is the mastermind behind post electronic trio Lucibel Crater.
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