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Toys, Electronics

   
 

Born 12.10.1963 in Prague, Czechoslovakia

Composer, musician, filmaker, visual artist.
Works mostly with collage, assemblage, mixed media (experiments with less conventional materials such as wax, foam rubber, plastics, minerals..etc.) and structual/material film. Since 1981 active in the field of experimental music and  multimedial performances/actions. Current artistic director of the European Improvisation Orchestra and curator of the experimental venue KLUB ARGOT in Copenhagen.

”In my music, I work mostly with untraditional sources of sound such as mechanical toys, toy instruments, everyday electronic gadgets and diverse home/built amplified instruments, often consisting of scrap & junk.”

Musicperfomances in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Holland, Hungary, Israel, Norway, Germany, Poland, Sardinia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and U.S.A. together with: Derek Bailey, Steve Beresford, Jindrich Biskup, Pierre Dørge, Johannes Bergmark, Chris Burn, John Butcher, Don Byron, Rex Casswell, Conspiracy, Mikolás Chadima, Eugene Chadbourne, Sture Ericson, Tim Hodgkinson, Anna Homler, Jim Denley, Mihail Dresch, Giessen Improvisers Pool, Mats Gustafsson, Erhard Hirt, Tim Hodgkinson, John Jasnoch, Catherine Jauniaux, Thomas Lehn, Radu Malfatti, Hugh Metcalfe,  Phil Minton, Jeffrey Morgan, Ikue Mori, Herman Müntzing, Evan Parker, Rik Rue, John Russell, Hans Schneider, Robyn Schulkowsky, LaDonna Smith, Amanda Stewart, Raymond Strid, John Tchicai, Pat Thomas, Roger Turner, Phil Wachsman, Matt Wand, Wiesbadener Improvisations Ensemble among others.

Film / music and multimedial performances (selected):
1992- Filmværksted, Copenhagen, Denmark
1994- ”lento”festival, Münster, Dortmund, ”ArtToll” Kleve, Germany and Apollo Huis,Eindhoven, Holland
1995- ”Stuttgartener Winterfilmfestival”,  ”Film&Musik”festival Münster, Loft, Köln am Main, Germany; Knitting Factory, New York, U.S.A.; Symposium Hermit, Plasy, Czech Republic
1996- ”Kill Your Darlings” festival, EEC&EIO symposion Copenhagen;  ”Alternativa” festival Prague, Czech Republic, ”Solo”, Den Haag, Holland,
1997-”Film/MusikACTS” Wiesbaden,  ”Documenta-lokale projekte” Kassel, Germany, Fylkingen, Stockholm, Sweden;  ”Manchester Shortfilmfestival”, UK, MTV commission for the “60 Clocks per Minute”/One Minute Cinema
1998- ”arfarf”, Melbourne, Australia;  Freunde der Gute Musik, Berlin, Germany
1999- Fundation Juan Miró, Barcelona, Spain; Malmö Festival, Sweden
2001- Deutsche Filmuseum, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Experimenta, Melbourne,  Australia
2002- audioscope.02,København, Denmark
2003- Festival Muzika Paka, Czech Rep., Slovinska Kinoteka Ljubljana, Slovenia, Simrishamn Short Film Festival, Malmö Festival,Sweden
2004- Nova Cinema, Bruxelles, Belgium
2005- Oáza, Prague, Czech Rep.,Musica Genera Festival, Szceczin, Poland, Literaturhaus, Comedievognen, København, Denmark
2006-   Kontraste06,Krems, Austria

Musical releases:
Martin Klapper solo:
Miniatures – compilationCD-Discus-1995-U.K.
Klapper/Biskup Duo:
InformatorII-comp.cassetteC90-1988-CSSR
Klapper/Jindrich Biskup/ Johannes Bergmark:
SKRÆP 3- comp.CD-SKRÆPCD 01-1998-Denmark
The Last Moments !- CD-multiple living CD01- Denmark/Sweden
Klapper/Biskup/Radu Malfatti:
Experimental Music from Denmark- comp.CD-MXPCD0294-1994-Denmark
Klapper/Roger Turner Duo:
Recent Croaks –CD-ACTA11-1998-U.K.
Klapper/Ulher/Morgenstern:
Momentaufnahmen-CD-NURNICHTNUR1001030-2000-Germany
Klapper/ Küchen:
Irregular-SP-Fykingen RecordsFYSP1006-2003-Sweden
Evan Parker & Ghost –in-the-Machine:
Same-CD-LEO Rcords-1996-U.K.
New Excursions-CD-Ninth World Music-1999-Denmark
Klapper/Johannes Bergmark Duo:
58Tracks From A Common Orbit-CD-musica genera mg005-2003 –Poland
Klapper/Eugene Chadbourne/Herman Müntzig:
ChadKlappMüntz-CD-House of Chadula-2003-USA
Lourges Suite-CD-BAB-ILI-LEF01-2004-France
Klapper/Chadbourne/Biskup on:Doc Chad banjo book-CD-House of Chadula-2005-USA
Also in different groups on: Dr.Eugene Chadbourne&His Evil Minions:Year of the Chadfest–2CD-House of Chadula-2005-USA

Filmography:
Sonoritheque, 1992, Super 8, colour
Mordloch, 1993, 16mm, b/w
Umlochbewegung, 1996, 16mm, colour
60 Clocks per Minute, 1997, 16mm, colour (commisioned by MTV Europe)
N.Y.1995, 1997, Super 8, colour
35 stroke one, 1998, 35mm, colour
r.m., 1998, 35mm, b/w
PUSINKY´99, 1999, Super 8, colour
A suivre..?, 2000, 16mm, colour
35 stroke two, 2001, 35mm, colour
T.H., 2001, 16mm, colour
Familia Borealis, 2002, Super8, colour
Two Screen Film, 2003-4, Super 8, colour

Solo exhibitions:
1993 - Lehmann & Ree Kunstforening, København, Denmark
1994 - C.U.B.A.kultur, Münster, Germany
1995 - Landbrugsministeriets Kunstforening, København, Denmark
- Künstlerhaus, Münster, Germany
1996 - Kommunale publikationer Kunstforening, København , Denmark
2000 - ”U Knihomola”, Prague, Czech Republic, Galleri MellemVærk, København, DJBFA Kunstforening, København, Denmark
2005 - Café Front Page, København, Denmark
2006 - Galleri Gjort, København, Denmark
2007 - Scandinavian House, Prague, Czech Republic

Participation in following group exhibitions:
1983 – Østerbro Medborgerhus, København, Denmark (with Tine Hansen)
1986 –“Arts of Today“, Hotel Hilton, Budapest, Hungary
1987 –“AIDS & Paradise“, Novi Sad, Yugoslavia
-“Happy New Year“, Odzaci, Yugoslavia
-“Mail Art Manifest“ , Trondheim, Bergen , Oslo, Norway
- “2nd Bienalle of visual and alternative poetry“, Mexicali, Ensenada, Tijuana, Mexico  City, Mexico  and San Diego, U.S.A.
- “ Bamboo Tower“, Campinas, Brazil
- “Sunrise 87“, Kyoto, Japan
- “Dreams and Nightmare Show“, Paris, France
1988 –“Hommage to Fluxus”, Antwerpen , Belgium
-”Musikerne Maler, Malerne Musicerer og Digterne Holder Kæft”, Overgaden, København (together with J.Tchicai, Sort Sol, L.Hug, P.Dørge among others)
-”Siberien”, B&W Hallen, København, Denmark
1989 -”New Artists Books”, T.V.Gallery, Malmø and Gallery Sub Bau, Göteborg, Sweden
1992 -”á fór”, Gallery Campbells Ocassionally, København , Denmark( with V. Steptoe)
1994 -Galleri 11, TV Århus, Denmark
1996 -Bankgalleriet  Rødvig, Denmark (together with V.Steptoe, N. Winther, J.Arendal)
1999 -”Hul igennem”, Trekroner Fort, København, Denmark (with F.Beckerlee, T.Trier,  K.Odde among others)
2005- Haystack Mindwarp, København,Denmark

 


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