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Working on a new piece

After finishing The Dark Side Of Success in early 2013 we took some time of of composing, to prepare the album release and book some shows. Though in March 2015 we started investigating on new sound phenomena again. After working since about 12 years on pieces of durations between 1 (“Dichtung und Wahrheit”, 2008) and 13 minutes (“Beat ‘Em All”, 2010), we decided to approach a long piece, of album respectively concert filling length. Things are working well. The rest on our composition muscles seem to have a refreshing effect. So, withdrawn and steady we are rubbing sounds and ideas against each other. It’s still a long way to go, but we hope to get the piece done in 2017.
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It’s there, but you can’t get it … yet.

Finally the album of our quartet extension The International Nothing (… and something) with Christian Weber (double-bass) and Eric Schaefer (drums) entitled The Power Of Negative Thinking is coming its way. We received the CD already, the proceedings for the vinyl production also started. The official release – by the way this time via Monotype Records from Warsaw – will likely happen in June … the LP might need some extra days, but we’ll keep you informed.
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16 jahre klingt.org fest , Vienna

dieb13‘s klingt.org platform (data home of this website) celebrates its 16th birthday with a concert gala at Brut Theater in Vienna. First time Kai and Michael went down to Austria for this one and played the opening set of this annually festivity. Lots of old friends joined the party as well like Schnee (Kurzmann/Stangl), Cilantro (Castello/Roisz), Martin Siewert & dieb13 and many more. We’ve been far too long away from Vienna.
Unintendedly it felt a bit like the end of a touring cycle. Within the last 12 month The International Nothing played 25 concerts on the northern half of the planet – a density of events like never before and a pleasureful ride. Would be nice to continue the trip, but our empty schedule telling otherwise. This ain’t by purpose.
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La Malterie, Lille

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Cave12, Genève

What looks here so unremarkable on the photos, is actually the entrance to a kingdom of pleasures. We played already twice under the wings of Cave12 in Geneva, but this was the first time at their beautiful (inside) and finally permanent and stable residence. A former home for stolen bicycle runned by the police got turned into a venue for experimental music and arts. Perfect clarinet acoustics, the best organisers in the world (Sixto & Marion) and some nice audience made it a night most difficult to complain about.
Whenever you go to Geneva make sure to check the schedule of Cave12. Keep the photo of the entrance in mind as it’s easy to oversee. Certainly Cave12 is an underground club.
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Klub Katarakt Festival, Hamburg

Yes, we finally made it! I mean anybody can play Portland, Kagoshima or wherever, but playing in Hamburg is quite exotic. On the map it might look kind of close to Berlin and actually the train ride is less than two hours, but somehow there seems to be an invisible border, which kept us away from the fuckin’ Hansestadt. Well, this issue got fixed. We got the chance to play the Klub Katarakt Festival – a relatively young festival that presents a nice blend of comtemporary music with one foot in the academy and the other in the mud. Their former industrial venue Kampnagel with those generous spaces is also quite a treat.
It was a beautiful night … where we achieved to convert a former clarinet hater into a fan of the Nothin’.
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photo stolen from: Jann Wilken