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archives 2010

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Reunion concert of The International Nothing (…and something)

photo (is a still from a video recording) by dieb13 The last concert of the very fine quartet was held in December 2011 (a day before the album recordings) in Berlin. For many years we tried to convince organizers world wide that this isn't rubbish. We failed completely. Now seven year later we set up a home town show and very →

Doubtful informations have been finally carved in vinyl.

We cheerfully announce that finally the vinyl version of our new album In Doubt We Trust is available. Due to the special challenges that our music presents to the needle-read format we had to make a little detour, but the final record is a sonic and optical item of pleasure thanks to Mr. Krieger's (SST, Frankfurt) vinyl cut and tanabemse's →

In Doubt We Trust will be out on February 18th, 2018

Dear believers in nothing, our fourth, respectively fifth (however you count them) album In Doubt We Trust will be out on February 18th. Well, the CD version will be out. The LP will follow with some delay. Check here: In Doubt We Trust by The International Nothing Will be soon available at: Japan Improv (Japan) | Erstdist (US) | Metamkine (Europe)

recording, titling, filming, premiering, releasing, touring

[film still by dieb13 during recording set up at ausland] Shitloads of news from The Nothin'. Let's try to sort this out here. - During three lip-bleeding days - August 22nd to 24th, 2017 - we recorded our new 40 min composition at out homebase ausland, Berlin. - As it seems at the current moment that the new piece (and so also →

Nothing has changed

After two years of withdrawn work we finished our new piece. For the first time we went in for the long run - a ca. 40 minutes long composition, which will be filling our next album and our future concerts. Well, there are a few month of intense work ahead of us to practice the piece and twist on those →

The Power Of Negative Thinking LP finally arrived!

After many month of delay - sorry about that - finally the vinyl version of our 2016 quartet release sees the light of day. Well, it was worth the wait. It looks good, it sounds good, I think you should get it,-) You know were you find it, right?

Pre-production for next duo album at Fagaschefsky Studios

As you may have read before, we are busily working on this new long composition to be premiered sometime somewhere in 2017 and to be released as our next duo album. After 1 1/2 year of developing and collecting ideas we thought it's good to make a kind of inventory by recording and see where we're at. Well, it's seems →

The International Nothing in Amsterdam

When Kai saw Iron Maiden live at the Waldbühne, Berlin in May he was quite jealous about their stage setting. So, we asked artist James Beckett (grandson of the 2nd wife of one's brother-in-law of the half-sister of the famous writer) to come up with a appropriately spectacular stage scenery for The International Nothing's live shows. He came up with →

LEM Festival Barcelona

Nothing @ Transart

After our second concert in Schwaz on sunday morning we crossed the Brenner Pass and played at the beautifully crafted artist’s studio of Hubert Kostner in Castelrotto/Kastelruth in South Tyrol/Italy. The view from stage. And here some video footage from the event:

Nothing @ Klangspuren Schwaz

Two concerts during this great combination of music and hiking along the St. James's Trail in Tyrol/Austria as part of the festival Klangspuren Schwaz. The duo at work.

Nothing @ Expozice nové hudby Festival Brno

After the icehockey-stadium-turned-into-concert-space in Vivtoriaville now back in church, this time in Brno. More churches to come.

Less Action, Less Excitement, Less Everything is out on vinyl

It took us quite a while but it‘s now finally there. Tanabemse‘s design looks great in LP size and the two clarinets sound warm and beautiful in the needle-read format. The LP edition features the same artwork and music as the CD version, though the master is slightly adapted to better fit the format. Copies should be →

Ein Abend im internationalen Nichts

Yesterday our special concert to celebrate our 10th anniversary, the record release of Less Action, Less Excitement, Less Everything and the Berlin premiere of new pieces took place in our hometown's favourite ausland. We played the entire new album and the two new compositions from this year Beat 'Em All and Deepwater Horizon. By the way the title of the later →

10 Years Of Everything Less – Tour part II

... or should we better call it the Gulasch and Schnitzel-Tour? We are back from a little three concert trip, which brought us to Prague, Brno and Klosterneuburg (close to Vienna). Thanks to Petr, Jaroslav, Ivan and Karlheinz for setting up those shows. The one at Skolska 28 in Prague was probably the highlight. The acoustics of →

10 Years Of Everything Less – Tour part I

To celebrate our 10th anniversary and the release of our 2nd album we embarked a little tour in June 2010 leading us to Italy, France and Switzerland. Twice we met up with the accordeon trio of Jonas Kocher, Luca Venitucci and Afredo Costa Monteiro called 300 basses at Cave12 (Geneve) and Il Cantiere (Rome) to share →

Good times in Porto

We had some very nice days in Porto at the Serralves em Festa... and not to forget at our favourite restaurant in the old center by the river. In the 2-days-multi-band-Berlin/Vienna-project there were furthermore involved Martin Brandlmayr, Bernhard Fleischmann, Steve Heather, Christof Kurzmann, Margareth Kammerer, Derek Shirley and Burkhard Stangl. The program included two sets by The International →

Less Action, Less Excitement, Less Everything is out now!

We are happy to announce that our four-years-in-the-making Less Action, Less Excitement, Less Everything has been officially released by Ftarri records today. Five new compositions, no guests this time, but pure clarinet pleasure and the beautiful artwork of tanabemse build our 2nd album. more details | reviews | audio Kai and Michael proud as hell with their new album in →