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Three Nights of Nothing – celebrating 20 years of The International Nothing

The International Nothing – Berlin’s finest duo force in psycho-acoustic clarinet pleasures – is celebrating its 20th anniversary and invites you to a three-part retrospective. In the course of three full-album performances they will take you on a trip through the evolution of their sound. For each night they invited marvelous guests all the way from Amsterdam, Paris, Vienna, Sistrans and Berlin to present works that explore and define unique sonic territories. The unexpected connections and stimulating contrasts to the music of The Nothin’ are highly intended.

#1
January 11th, 2020 | km28 (Berlin-Neukölln)
Morton FeldmanPalais de Mari (1986) for piano, performed by Antonis Anissegos
Seamus Cater plays Traces of Alexander J. Ellis (2020) for voice and extended Pythagorean concertina
The International Nothing plays Less Action, Less Excitement, Less Everything (2006-2009)

#2
February 28th, 2020 | Laborgras (Berlin-Kreuzberg)
Helmut LachenmannSalut für Caudwell – Musik für 2 Gitarristen (1977), performed by Barbara Romen and Gunter Schneider
The International Nothing plays In Doubt We Trust (2015-2017)

#3
April 1st, 2020 | ausland (Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg)
Martin Brandlmayr plays Vive les fantômes (2018) for drums, vibraphone, computer & electronics
Christine Abdelnour alto saxophone & Magda Mayas | piano
The International Nothing plays The Dark Side Of Success (2010-2013)

supported by Initiative Neue Musik Berlin e.V.

Japan and Taiwan Tour

Concerts at Ftarri Festival/Tokyo and Taiwan Improvised Music Festival/Taipei

Film premiere of “In Trout We Dust” at Diagonale Film Festival in Graz

Dieter Kovačič’s chinematic film portrait of The Nothin’ held it’s official premiere screening at the Diagonale Film Festival in Graz, Austria.

Film sneak preview of dieb13’s “In Trout We Dust” in Vienna

Today we celebrated the finishing of dieb13’s movie portrait In Trout We Dust about The Nothin’ with a little unofficial sneak preview screening at echoraum, Vienna. The official premiere should follow soon at some film festival. Dieter followed us during the recordings of the “In Doubt We Trust” album, the premiere performance, a tour in France and Switzerland and the reunion concert of The International Nothing (… and something).

The Nothin’ opened the joyful evening with the Austrian premiere performance of In Doubt We Trust. The combination of concert and movie screening seemed to have work very well. So, we might do this at some other places in the future.

Info & trailer “In Trout We Dust”: http://introutwedust.klingt.org/

Nothing in Brazil

Thanks, Goethe! Sometimes life ain’t too bad for our desperate clarinet heros. The Nothin’ made it for the first time into the southern spheres of this planet. First time South America. First time Brazil.

When greyness and coldness hit Berlin the psycho twins pressed the escape button and flew out first to Sao Paulo, from there to Recife and then as the final station of their trip to Rio de Janeiro. Needless to say that passionate temperament of the Brazilians and the emotional clarinet sounds of The Nothin’ makes up for the perfect fit.

Many many thanks to Thiago and Gabriel in Sao Paulo, Yuri in Recife, Chico and his Novas Frequencias crew in Sao Paulo and the Goethe Institut! We had 10 fantastic days down there.

In Doubt We Trust record release concert in Berlin

Slightly delayed we went for our traditional record release concert at our 2nd home (and recording place of our albums) ausland. As the tradition goes Bockwurst and fine Whiskys have been served and DJ Ekkehard Ehlers made the crowd swing their legs after some delicate listening pleasures.

As you have seen Thieke and Fagischefsky here more then enough below on the photo displayed are Sabine Ercklentz (trumpet) and Tisha Mukarji (piano), who opened the night with a beautiful and subtle duo set.

Photo by Thieke