Hans-Joachim Roedelius • XAMBUCA • Solovox
Oct 1, 2017 at 8:00 PM
Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian
Doors open at 7:00

$16 Advance | $19 At the Door

Hans-Joachim Roedelius is a pioneer of ambient electronica and the genre which has come to be known as krautrock with his bands Cluster and Harmonia, and his collaborations with Brian Eno.

The music performed tonight will likely be ambient electronic soundscapes - meditative like watching the musical clouds float by. According to one of the night's performers, "It's definitely going to have moments of austere silence throughout. As Mr. Roedelius puts it,
'Killing softly with silence,' but metaphorically in terms of anticipation."

XAMBUCA is a multimedia/music group featuring Chandra Shukla.

Opening the show with a short set of his own ambient soundscapes is Portland's Solovox.
Ticket sales ended Oct 1, 2017 7:00 PM. Additional tickets may be available at the box office.
Hans-Joachim Roedelius is a German experimental, ambient and electronic musician. He is best known as a co-founder of the krautrock groups Cluster and Harmonia and for his work in the ambient jazz trio Aquarello.

In 1968 Roedelius co-founded the music commune known as "Human Being" and co-formed Zodiak Free Arts Lab, the center of Berlin's Underground Culture at the time, with conceptual artist Conrad Schnitzler. He met Dieter Moebius at the Zodiak. In 1969 Roedelius, Schnitzler and Moebius formed Kluster. In 1971 Schnitzler left the group to start a long-running solo career and Moebius and Roedelius anglicised the band's name to Cluster. At first Cluster worked along the same lines as their parent group, signed first to Philips then to Brain.

In 1973 Roedelius and Moebius worked with Neu! guitarist Michael Rother for the first time. Rother helped to co-produce their third album, Zuckerzeit, that moved the band's style further from avant-garde 'noise' to a more melodic music, similar to modern-day trance. Roedelius, Moebius and Rother toured Germany and the Low Countries as a trio from early 1973 and decided to record an album together under the name of Harmonia. Musik Von Harmonia was released on the back of a huge publicity campaign by Brain. Harmonia released one further album initially, 1975's Deluxe. British musician Brian Eno, a fan of both Cluster and Harmonia, joined them for several jams, the result of which was released in 1997 as Tracks & Traces. Rother left Harmonia to pursue his solo career and Cluster returned to the studio to record Sowiesoso which was released on Sky Records. Brian Eno, who had returned to Germany to work with David Bowie, worked on two albums with Cluster: 1977's Cluster & Eno and 1978's After the Heat, the latter of which gained the band much attention in the British music press. A further Cluster album produced by former Tangerine Dream member Peter Baumann Großes Wasser extended Cluster's music into long form. more >>>
Chandra Shukla (b. 1975) created XAMBUCA before performing a debut performance in Berkeley, CA on April 20, 1995 came up with the nonsensical moniker. He formed them from letters left over from a Scrabble game that spelled out what has come to be known as 'XAMBUCA'. It was this that prompted the need for a name and the beginnings of an ongoing collaborative project that was completely free of genre, form, context or musicality with a rotating arsenal of sonic guests. Though now in 2017, the lineup for XAMBUCA consists solely of Chandra Shukla (sound) and Geo Lynx (video). XAMBUCA has performed internationally and continues to produce, record and perform live. The symbol of XAMBUCA is the 'x' that marks the spot appearing on every product and stemming from the likes of chromosomes to tuning forks and is a brand logo to be recognized , everywhere. One of those symbols that you've felt you've seen before but weren't quite sure where. Many derivative and copycat logos have emerged since its inception in 1995 either by mere coincidence or sheer plagiarism. XAMBUCA strives to give emphasis to its art both sonically and visually. more >>>
Solovox | 8:00 PM