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Elsinore, Denmark
May 21, 2016

Anna Homler  US
Steven Warwick UK
Natsuko Kono  JP

 

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LOCATION: Helsingor

TIME: 21:45-22:45

A project borne of myth, mystery and shadow play in eighties Los Angeles gets gloriously animated for the 2016 stage: meet Breadwoman, the character that embodies US vocalist and performance artist Anna Homler’s practice of divining speech, lyrical fragments, and melody for music, with the fluid synthetic excursions of Steven Warwick aka Heatsick as her modern-day accomplice.

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Originally recorded in 1985, The album Breadwoman & Other Tales found Homler in musical dialogue with electro-acoustic composer and LA avant-garde contemporary Steve Moshier, on a set of otherworldly spirituals delivered in an invented language by Homler over Moshier’s rich and strange production. To mark the reissue of this unheralded landmark album by the RVNG label in February 2016, Homler will give rise to Breadwoman again for a series of very special mixed-media performances, with Warwick rechanneling Moshier’s material for the live realm.

It’s 1982, and Anna is driving an ocean blue classic Cadillac to meet renowned poet and playwright Deena Metzger in Topanga Canyon, Los Angeles. Passing a non-descript desert patch where tall wheat and mustard flowers grow, Anna opens her mouth and sings in a salient stream of rhythmic, melodic sound. Breadwoman is born, but not by immaculate conception. For Homler, performance art had become “a form big enough to contain everything happening”, and as this performative freedom fed into the enchanted vocalese, the character of Breadwoman emerged.

 

 

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7:30 PM

Tickets

Highways Performance Space
1651 18th St, Santa Monica, California 90404

JAB is vocalist/performance artist Anna Homler’s new ensemble with bassist Jeff Schwartz and soundscape percussionist Breeze Smith. Homler sings in an invented language and uses toys and other objects to make sound, while Smith plays his own wood and metal sculptures, as well as conventional instruments, and uses electronics to capture and transform his and the others’ sounds. More Info.

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From Now On Festival
Chapter Arts Centre
http://www.fromnowonfestival.co.uk/

 

“Breadwoman is a storyteller — she’s so very old she’s turned into bread. Breadwoman says: If you don’t try to understand, you will. She is the voice, and the voice is cosmic reality’s musicality.”

 

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A project borne of myth, mystery and shadow play in eighties Los Angeles gets gloriously animated for the 2016 stage: meet Breadwoman, the character that embodies US vocalist and performance artist Anna Homler’s practice of divining speech, lyrical fragments, and melody for music, with the fluid synthetic excursions of Steven Warwick aka Heatsick as her modern-day accomplice.

 
Originally recorded in 1985, the album Breadwoman & Other Tales found Homler in musical dialogue with electro-acoustic composer and LA avant-garde contemporary Steve Moshier, on a set of otherworldly spirituals delivered in an invented language by Homler over Moshier’s rich and strange production.
 
To mark the reissue of this unheralded landmark album by the RVNG label in February 2016, Homler will give rise to Breadwoman again for a series of very special mixed-media performances, with Warwick rechanneling Moshier’s material for the live realm.
Breadwoman photo gallery http://annahomler.com/portfolio/breadwoman/

 

Time: 19:30
Glasgow
The Glad Cafe
http://www.musicglue.com/the-glad-cafe/events/11-feb-16-anna-homler–steven-warwick-breadwoman-the-glad-cafe/
1006A Pollokshaws Rd, Glasgow G41 2HG, United Kingdom
Phone:+44 141 636 6119

 

“Breadwoman is a storyteller — she’s so very old she’s turned into bread. Breadwoman says: If you don’t try to understand, you will. She is the voice, and the voice is cosmic reality’s musicality.”

 

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A project borne of myth, mystery and shadow play in eighties Los Angeles gets gloriously animated for the 2016 stage: meet Breadwoman, the character that embodies US vocalist and performance artist Anna Homler’s practice of divining speech, lyrical fragments, and melody for music, with the fluid synthetic excursions of Steven Warwick aka Heatsick as her modern-day accomplice.

 
Originally recorded in 1985, the album Breadwoman & Other Tales found Homler in musical dialogue with electro-acoustic composer and LA avant-garde contemporary Steve Moshier, on a set of otherworldly spirituals delivered in an invented language by Homler over Moshier’s rich and strange production.
 
To mark the reissue of this unheralded landmark album by the RVNG label in February 2016, Homler will give rise to Breadwoman again for a series of very special mixed-media performances, with Warwick rechanneling Moshier’s material for the live realm.
Breadwoman photo gallery http://annahomler.com/portfolio/breadwoman/

 

8 pm
London
Cafe OTO
https://www.cafeoto.co.uk/events/anna-homler-steven-warwick-breadwoman/
https://www.cafeoto.co.uk/info/
18–22 Ashwin street
Dalston
London
E8 3DL

 

“Breadwoman is a storyteller — she’s so very old she’s turned into bread. Breadwoman says: If you don’t try to understand, you will. She is the voice, and the voice is cosmic reality’s musicality.”

 

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A project borne of myth, mystery and shadow play in eighties Los Angeles gets gloriously animated for the 2016 stage: meet Breadwoman, the character that embodies US vocalist and performance artist Anna Homler’s practice of divining speech, lyrical fragments, and melody for music, with the fluid synthetic excursions of Steven Warwick aka Heatsick as her modern-day accomplice.
 
Originally recorded in 1985, the album Breadwoman & Other Tales found Homler in musical dialogue with electro-acoustic composer and LA avant-garde contemporary Steve Moshier, on a set of otherworldly spirituals delivered in an invented language by Homler over Moshier’s rich and strange production.
 
To mark the reissue of this unheralded landmark album by the RVNG label in February 2016, Homler will give rise to Breadwoman again for a series of very special mixed-media performances, with Warwick rechanneling Moshier’s material for the live realm.
Breadwoman photo gallery http://annahomler.com/portfolio/breadwoman/

 

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Time: 20:30
BERLIN
PREMIERE
CTM Festival
http://www.ctm-festival.de/news/
Tickets: http://www.ctm-festival.de/festival-2016/tickets/

 

“Breadwoman is a storyteller — she’s so very old she’s turned into bread. Breadwoman says: If you don’t try to understand, you will. She is the voice, and the voice is cosmic reality’s musicality.”

 

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A project borne of myth, mystery and shadow play in eighties Los Angeles gets gloriously animated for the 2016 stage: meet Breadwoman, the character that embodies US vocalist and performance artist Anna Homler’s practice of divining speech, lyrical fragments, and melody for music, with the fluid synthetic excursions of Steven Warwick aka Heatsick as her modern-day accomplice.
 
Originally recorded in 1985, the album Breadwoman & Other Tales found Homler in musical dialogue with electro-acoustic composer and LA avant-garde contemporary Steve Moshier, on a set of otherworldly spirituals delivered in an invented language by Homler over Moshier’s rich and strange production.
 
To mark the reissue of this unheralded landmark album by the RVNG label in February 2016, Homler will give rise to Breadwoman again for a series of very special mixed-media performances, with Warwick rechanneling Moshier’s material for the live realm.
Breadwoman photo gallery http://annahomler.com/portfolio/breadwoman/

 

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TOY STORIES

an audio-visual concert

with:
Anna Homler: voice, toys and objects
Tania Chen: found toys, lo-fi electronics, and keyboards
Viv Corringham: voice, electronics and field recording
Katherine Liberovskaya: live video and live toys

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 14th

Doors: 6:30 pm – Concert: 7:00 pm

Location: The Emily Harvey Foundation
537 Broadway at Spring Street – 2nd floor
New York, NY 10012
www.emilyharveyfoundation.org

*For more information:  Download .pdf

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BABES IN TOY LAND: A NIGHT OF TOYS & NOISE WITH ANNA HOMLER, TANIA CHEN AND GINO ROBAIR

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Friday, May 15 at 8:00pm
Center for New Music in San Francisco, California

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/386187918248404/

Tickets: $15 General, $10 Members
Tickets available at the door only

Anna Homler and Tania Chen met in London a few years ago and bonded over a love of toys and the unexpected. This premiere performance will be an exuberant exploration of sonic worlds created by toys, found objects, lo-fi electronics, and alien vocalese. They will be joined by the versatile electronics wizard & percussionist Gino Robair, for an evening of improvised duos and trios.

“The work is transportative, mesmerizing, witty, sexy and intelligent. It has the power to transform the kitsch artifacts and consumer culture into something ethereal, surreal and beautiful.” – of Anna Homler, Performance Magazine

‘Raw and incandescent’ – of Tania Chen, The Wire

‘A revelation that these shifting arrangements of piano, objects, text and voice can produce ever-new configurations of feeling.’ – of Tania Chen, Frieze

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The Soundtrack and the Performer, with live performance by Anna Homler and Tania Chen.

Thursday Mayhem May 7
10PM-2AM
Hosted by Naysayer

Tania Chen and Anna Homler, performance artists, musicians, toy manipulators, creators of new sounds, improvisors, will join Naysayer for a conversation about the role soundtracks play influencing performers and their choices for performance. Chen and Homler will play selections from film and theater soundtracks which have made an impact on their work. They will also join together in the KFJC Pit for a live mic, composing the soundtrack for an unmade film.

Listen online: http://kfjc.org/netcast/index.php

http://kfjc.org/mayhem/  

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SASSAS’s event – “soundSpark” Children’s Theatre

Saturday, April 4
12 pm – 1 pm

West Hollywood Library
625 North San Vicente Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Free

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1575893826025392/

ANNA HOMLER (voice, toys & devices) Michael Delia (sound sculptures & homemade instruments) joined by guests Al Margolis (live electronics) and Katherine Liberovskya (live video) for an evening of idiosyncratic improvisation.

March 11, 2015. 9pm
224 Centre Street at Grand, Third Floor, NY 10013
212 431 5127, 431 6430

For more information, visit:
www.experimentalintermedia.org
www.XIrecords.org
mad.node9.org

NOVEMBER 2014

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Alternativa Festival

Pharmacia Poetica Installation
http://www.alternativa-festival.cz/detail-en/anna-homler-pharmacia-poetica

 

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Vocal Workshop
http://www.alternativa-festival.cz/detail-en/workshop-anny-homler

http://skolska28.cz/en/vocal-workshop

 

 

 

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Skolska 28 Performance

Anna Homler &
George Cremaschi duo

http://skolska28.cz/en/anna-homler-george-cremaschi-duo

 

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Performance

Four eclectic improvisers crossed meridians to meet in the heart of  Europe: ‪Jaroslav Kořán‬, Fabio Turchetti, Anna Homler, and Michael Delia

http://www.alternativa-festival.cz/detail-en/dreamers-crossing

Date: Wednesday, 22nd Oct 2014

Time: 8pm doors, ca. 8.30pm showtime

Venue: Kunsthaus Rhenania, Bayenstraße 28, 50678 Köln

Program: Anna Homler & Joker Nies  //  Michael Evans & Susan Hefner  //  Georg Wissel – Joker Nies – Paul Lytton  //

Support: ON – Neue Musik Köln, funded by Stadt Köln, Kulturamt

“Composer Talk” streaming live at www.ktru.org and (if you have a HD radio receiver) on 90.1 HD-2.

Saturday, September 27, 2PM to 4PM CT

Hosted by composers Hsin-Jung Tsai and Chris Becker.

Sharing the music of vocalist Anna Homler, Lisa Gerrard, composer Gila Carcas, Paul Connolly’s NC-17 noise project Screaming Caustic Butterfly and more.

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Sunday, September 7
Cafe NELA, Los Angeles, CA

Joker Nies – official visiting Gernam delegate and uber omnichord bender
Anna Homler – daring diva of found sound objects s’arte and vivacious vocal utterances
Jeff Boynton – herr Grand Poobah and circuit crusher
Andy Ben – avante garde assembler and artist of the abstract obtuse
Igor Amokian – creator of chaos and beat smasher
Mona Jean – spiller of signs and poetry splasher
Marvel at a whole array of DIY electrical wonder of the circuit bent persuasion
Join us for a semi-conducted solos, duos, trios, quatros, cincos, a big ol’ six-o of a jam!

 

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A unique evening of adventurous music by five master improvisers – Anna Homler, Jeff Kaiser, Scott Walton, Rich West, and Michael Vlatkovich.

Anna Homler – Voice, toys, and objects
Jeff Kaiser – Trumpet
Scott Walton – Acoustic Bass
Rich West- Percussion
Michael Vlatkovich – Trombone

Performing at Automata in Los Angeles on Saturday, July 26 2014

Two shows: 8pm and 10pm
Admission: $12 and $10 for Automata members, students, and seniors
Address: 504 Chung King Court Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: 213-819-6855

Tickets available at: http://www.automata-la.org/tickets.html  and  https://www.artful.ly/store/events/3674

 

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Salon 2.0 in Los Angeles June 13, 2014

with Michael Vlatkovitch on trombone

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/293957440773453/

http://cfaer.org/

http://www.opengatetheatre.com/at-eagle-rock.html

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Sunday, June 1 at 7:00 pm
Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock
2225 Colorado Blvd., Los Angeles, California 90041
 
 
 
 
Open Gate Theatre, and Center for the Arts Eagle Rock present:
 
Michael Vlatkovich, Anna Homler & Rich West Trio
Michael Vlatkovich – trombone
Anna Homler – voice and devices
Rich West- percussion

Also appearing, The Cosmopolitians

Admission is $10
Students, seniors, and series performers half price.
Free parking is plentiful.
Further information at (626) 795-4989

In a rare international gathering of highly accomplished improvising musicians, new and old friends from Italy, London, Los Angeles and the Bay Area meet for an evening of electrifying and engaging spontaneous music. 

Opening the evening will be a highly adventurous and unorthodox trio featuring veteran musical adventurer and trombone virtuoso Michael Vlatkovich in collaboration with inventive and eccentric sound-making artist Anna Homler, employing her voice and a host of sound-making devices and toys in her highly distinctive way, and multi-percussionist Rich West, always a sonic source of endless interest, innovation, and surprise. This will be three of the L.A. area’s most singular players combining for an experience of spontaneous music-making at its most free-range, spirited, and delightful. — From Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/events/293957440773453/

 

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KFJC 89.7 FM, The Attic
Hosted by Naysayer

Live Performance & Interview
with possible special guests, Alison Blunt and Gianni Mimmo.

Thursday, May 29, 2014
10:00 pm – 2:00 am

More information at
http://www.kfjc.org

Saturday, May 24  at 9:00pm

Anna Homler with Michael Vlatkovich and Scott Walton

DADAISMUS: “Auditory Odyssey” 

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FACEBOOK PAGEhttps://www.facebook.com/events/628307900589011/

Mark you calendars for Saturday, May 24th and dip into the dark delicacies that we here at HM 157 have on offer curated by moi!

THE CENTIMETERS! L.A.DRONES! { www.ladrones2.bandcamp.com } CIRCUITRY & POETRY! { www.circuitryandpoetry.com } ANNA HOMLER { www.annahomler.com }, MECCA VAZIE ANDREWS! JOHN TOTTENHAM { www.johntottenham.com } DJ DON BOLLES!!! I know, riiiiight???!!! More Kulture than you can shake a stick at!

The High Priestess of Visuals is back !  https://www.facebook.com/themysterymachinetakesoff

LOCATION: 3110 North Broadway, Los Angeles, CA  90031

*$12 contribution

*Nosh and social lubricants will be on offer

*All Ages!

*Street parking only

*Doors open at 8PM

*Show starts at 9PM sharp

*Raffle prizes!!!

copy-cropped-testcardwallgermany1From Radio-On Berlin, listen to Don Campau’s No Pigeonholes and his special feature on Anna Homler.

Don’s words:
“Anna is one of my favorites. Strangely, I originally found about her from Harald Ziegler in Koln and then found the CD at Gelbe Muisik in Berlin 1996. Later, she and I became friends…a wonderful person and we will finally meet in a few days in Berkeley.”

Click here to listen ->
http://www.mixcloud.com/doncampau/no-pigeonholes-radio-on-edition-anna-homler-special/

Miss Havisham & Strange Umbrellas

Toy Music

A night of duos trios and unexpected improvisations around Toy Music.

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Old Cholmeley Boys Club
68 Boleyn Road
Daiston
London N16 8JG

Doors open at 8 pm
Performance starts at 8:30 pm

More information at:
https://www.facebook.com/events/422828264510493/

22h00, SALON DES AMATEURS
im Hause der Kunsthalle Duesseldorf, Grabbeplatz 4, Duesseldorf

High-Tech meets No-Tech in imaginary places. The delicacy and uniqueness of their sounds creates  a  sonic postcard from a neighboring galaxy,  strange but familiar. Deconstructed melodies  sparkle through  ever-changing  electronic fields, creating lively and unexpected music.

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