Herr Zimmerman Show Report

I’m back from Rotterdam and my live show at the Herr Zimmerman party. It was as cool as I’d hope it would be. I had friends from Belgium meet me there, played some new songs and closed 2012 with just enough “party” that would make most people write their new years resolutions in capital letters. The promoters of the event Mario Martinez and Linda who also DJ as TanzMan and Fraulein Z have been doing the Herr Zimmerman events for some time and it really shows. They have built up what I think is the perfect crowd… slightly freaky, nerdy and love to dance. To view the full set of photos: click here

“Herr Zimmerman’ is the name of the alien Katze – Herr Zimmerman – who has come to Earth, to throw these amazing tanzparties! Experience amazing parties with a crazy mix of very nice people, that are there for only one thing: To create an amazing Party! The unique techno electro party nights, originally & frequently take place in Factory 010 in Rotterdam” – Herr Zimmerman

For more info: facebook.com/HerrZimmerman

photo credit: Arno de Voogd

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on January 2, 2013 at 6:32 am, filed under live performance and tagged , , , , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



Rotterdam this Weekend

I will be performing a live show (The Horrorist) this Saturday night in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The event called Herr Zimmerman is quite notorious. Each event is well somewhat S&M themed and from what I hear no one leaves, early or without accepting or inflicting some amount of pain. I have several new songs to perform and a nifty black patent leather 1987ish Michael Jackson jacket to wear. If you’re there please come and say hello!

“MISTER ONE NIGHT IN NEW YORK CITY – THE HORRORIST, ist coming to EUROPE! Saturday 29 december is the last Saturday & weekend of 2012! The perfect night for an incredible and crazy 2012 Closing Party in Rotterdam, Factory 010! Muzik: TanzMan, The Horrorist, Fraulein Z & More!” – Herr Zimmerman

For more info: facebook.com/events/499910626710618

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on December 28, 2012 at 8:24 am, filed under live performance and tagged , , , , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



Knothole

I’m performing on January 19th in Aachen, Germany for DODT. It will be a record release party for my next full length album Fire Funmania and also my birthday party. One of the other bands performing is Knothole from Berlin. Just check out the video above. I can’t wait!

“Schwefelgelb´s sid dancefloorfucking SOLOPROJECT!!!” – Michael Hilgers

For more info: facebook.com/events/320977971348751/?ref=22

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on December 21, 2012 at 9:37 am, filed under live performance, music and tagged , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



Grauzone Festival

There is an interesting festival called Grauzone coming up early next year at the Melkweg in Amsterdam. It’s a synth pop, electro, cold/darkwave, post-punk party which will happen on February 1, 2013. So far the line up has Echo & The Bunnymen, Iceage, Chameleons Vox, Fehlfarben, Lebanon Hanover and Linea Aspera. Expect more acts to be added over the next few months.

“Multi-disciplinary festival that will take place on Friday the 1st of February 2013, in the Melkweg in Amsterdam. The festival will present the best in ‘new wave’ music and art: with a musical spectrum spanning synth pop, electro, cold/darkwave, post-punk, death/goth rock and more; while featuring films, exhibitions and DJ’s.” – facebook.com/Grauzonefestival

For more info: grauzonefestival.com

via postpunkproject

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on November 16, 2012 at 6:33 am, filed under live performance and tagged , , , , , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



France and Spain this Weekend

I will be performing in two of the nicest European cities this weekend Bordeaux and San Sebastian. Because of Hurricane Sandy I missed my show in Aachen on Wednesday but after some long waits on the phone I was able to rebook and fly out today to catch the weekend events! I will be playing some new material and I have a spiffy new insane outfit. I can’t wait to get on stage. I have a global MiFI so I think I will be able to post more than I usually do when I am abroad. If you want to keep up with my up to the minute nonsense be sure to follow my Twitter.

“Producteur New-Yorkais connu pour son style déviant et sans concession, c’est un véritable showman en live! Il est le créateur du label Things To Come Records et il aime se faire remixer par les fers de lance de l’electro musclée à la française comme The Hacker, David Carretta, Millimetric… et bien sûr… Stamba qui l’a remixé par deux fois et a sorti un maxi ou c’est le malsain Oliver qui s’est donné à l’exercice du remix ! Pour les accompagner dans cette descente aux enfers, 14anger : il allie la discipline steroidée de l’EBM et la folie extasiée de la rave en un mélange electro-techno qui avale l’énergie du dancefloor et la recrache en grandes giclées de sérotonine. La fin du monde en 2012 ? C’est le vendredi 2 novembre au Respublica!”

Bordeaux show info: facebook.com/events/275977152523937/
San Sebastian show info: facebook.com/events/270847583017826/

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on November 1, 2012 at 5:36 am, filed under live performance and tagged , , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



Sonification of Everday Things

Dennis P. Paul lives in Bremen, Germany. He’s a professor and self proclaimed “interaction designer”. He’s created a pseudo Theremin, Roland D-Beam lazer device to show how every day physical objects can be used as sequence generators. Who needs a MIDI file when you just just pick a plastic clown head?

“A translator and controller module transforms the measured distance values into audible frequencies, notes, and scales. It also controlls the stepper-motor’s speed.” – dennisppaul.de

For more info: dennisppaul.de/an-instrument…

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on September 20, 2012 at 5:22 am, filed under live performance and tagged , , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



Ground Zero 2012 Show Report

Here’s some photos from my live performance (The Horrorist) at the Ground Zero Festival 2012. It took place in Bussloo, The Netherlands. It was a huge event with 5 stages and about 40 DJs and live acts. All the music was hard, hardcore, hardsomething techno. Like most people I can’t differentiate between the small music sub-genres but let’s just say it was an agressive night of music. Beyond the stages and many thousands of wasted youth there was large carnival rides, pyrotechnics and anything else you can imagine. I made some good new friends such as Mark Eg & Chrissi, Ms. Sprinkles and saw old ones such has Dano Leeflang, Lenny Dee, Delta 9, Dave Cik, Maxime Fight, Tymon, Laurent Ho, Manu Le Malin, Sacha Blank and Rene Schuster. I was on an “early rave” stage but of course I couldn’t resist playing a lot of new techno material. If you follow my Twitter or Instagram you will have seen the cool new Thermen Busslo hotel they put us up in. It was certainly a pleasant stay and I got a chance to see a bunch of old naked people at the spa. Time does funny things to a body. To see the full set of photos: click here.

“On behalf of the organizations UDC and Multi Groove, we want to thank everyone for visiting Ground Zero Festival 2012! It was a great success and we are pleased with the positive responses. We hope you all again next year for the party!” – groundzerofestival.nl

For more info: groundzerofestival.nl and thehorrorist.com

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on September 4, 2012 at 3:51 pm, filed under live performance and tagged , , , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



Pre-show Backup

Here’s a quick tip or really more a reminder. I’m heading to Amsterdam later today to play a live show. I have a long list of things to do before I head out the door. Here’s two of them. They may seem obvious but either can fix a disaster. First, I back up my computer using SuperDuper!. I plug-in an external hard drive and make a clone of my laptop drive. My laptop is about to fly around the world. It can be stolen, dropped, confiscated, doused in beer and a lot of other things. If anything does happen I can get back to work day one when I return with the clone drive. The other possible life saver is making a backup live show. I record a run through of my live show and make an MP3 of the just the music. I throw that on a USB stick. If my laptop dies or doesn’t make it to the show at the very least I can stand on stage and give the fans “something”. I use a USB stick and MP3 because a lot of new CD and DJ mixers will read those formats. It’s better than not performing at all. In 23 years I’ve never had to use these emegency measures but that won’t stop me from preparing them every time.

“SuperDuper is the wildly acclaimed program that makes recovery painless, because it makes creating a fully bootable backup painless. Its incredibly clear, friendly interface is understandable, easy to use, and SuperDuper’s built-in scheduler makes it trivial to back up automatically.” – shirt-pocket.com

For more info: shirt-pocket.com/SuperDuper

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on August 31, 2012 at 5:14 am, filed under live performance. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



Ground Zero – The Netherlands

This Saturday night I will be performing at a large techno festival in The Netherlands called Ground Zero. The event takes place in Bussloo which is about an hour and fifteen minutes from Amsterdam. There are 6 stages and about 50 DJs or live acts. It’s all “hardcore techno” of some type. There’s going to a large number of people there. To get an idea of what this will be like take a look at some of the photos of my live at Ground Zero 2008: flickr.com/grz08. If you do make it out to see my show try and say hello!

“Ground Zero 2012 is now more than ever before going to be a festival for the real hard-dance junkies, with a massive underground line-up, representing known and unknown artists from Holland and way abroad like no other festival does! Deep in the dark and mysterious woods of Bussloo, with all of its legends, Ground Zero 2012 is going to be a unique festival that will squeeze the living hell out of the night, all the way until a breathtaking morning sun merges above the lake to announce a brand new day!” – groundzerofestival.nl

For more info: groundzerofestival.nl/2012

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on August 30, 2012 at 6:55 am, filed under live performance and tagged , , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



Rewind Festival

Forget the Olympics there’s something far more interesting happening near London this summer. OMD, Grandmaster Flash, Kool & The Gang, The Bangles, Mark Almond, Adam Ant, Rick Astley and Jimmy Summerville are just some of the acts performing August 17-19 2012 at the Rewind Festival. The 80s event takes place at Temple Island Meadows, Remenham Farm, Remenham, Henley-on-Thames, Oxon, RG9 3DB. There’s only one problem: it’s sold out! At least we will get some good concert footage on YouTube! Anyone who has an extra ticket and wants to take me a long feel free to let me know.

“The biggest 80s festival in the world!” – facebook.com/rewindfestival

For more info: rewindfestival.com

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on July 30, 2012 at 6:30 am, filed under live performance, music and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



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