Trio Brachiale

Dominik Hildebrand Marques Lopes, Hannes Hölzl, Alberto de Campo

Trio Brachiale plays improvised electronic/computer music with a wide spectrum of technological and musical approaches. Founded in 2010 in Berlin for a concert evening of the Society for Nontrivial Pursuits, it consists of Dominik Hildebrand Marques Lopes, Hannes Hoelzl and Alberto de Campo. Besides many gigs in the Berlin area, we have played at a number of international festivals, conferences and other events, at times with guests like Mario de Vega, Echo Ho, Wu Na, Jeff Carey and others. All the Trio members work at the Berlin University of the Arts, teaching computational art and doing research on hybrid instruments.
Trio Brachiale explores the possibility space of multi-instrument setups, and the music one can make with them – from circuit-bent guitar pedals to boutique analog synths like the Blippoo box, and self-written synthesis programs played from controllers ranging from basic gamepads to the Manta to self-designed and -built controllers like The Finger and the Harmolodica.
Trio Brachiale performances can range from strictest free improvisation, aiming for flowing communication with zero premeditation and -discussion, to having a software conductor giving the members cues when to play with which instruments in order to structure the evolving musical textures. Surprise and be surprised!

past performances

◦ April 2015 basic electricity modular special (hosted by Richard Scott), Berlin
◦ July 2014 NK Berlin, HappyMetal
◦ July 2014
NIME 2014 Goldsmiths
, London
◦ May 2014 Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik, Berlin
◦ April 2014 Overtoom, OT301: Trio with special guest Jeff Carey, Amsterdam
◦ October 2013 Graduale 13, Georg-Neumann-Saal, Berlin
◦ July 2013 Kirchgarten St. Mauritius, Cologne: Trio Brachiale as backing band for Wu Na, Echo Ho, chinese GuQin duo.
◦ June 2013 Aula UdK Grunewaldstrasse, Berlin
◦ April 2013 Algorave European Tour; Zum scheuen Reh, Cologne
◦ April 2013 NK Berlin
◦ May 2012 FEED Soundspace, Berlin
◦ March 2012 Body Controlled, Leap, Berlin
◦ February 2012 FEED Soundspace, Berlin
◦ December 2011 NK Berlin
◦ November 2011 Echoraum, Vienna
◦ July 2011 Volksbühne Berlin
◦ July 2011 IDA Nowhere, Berlin
◦ June 2011 Festival For Applied Acoustics, Cologne