2015-08-27 Radio Recommendations and Splitter Translations

Tataaa! It's NEWS today. NEWS, ladies and gentlemen.
I know I am a slow contributor to my own news section - but in a world of attention spill, the nightingale (which is me) prefers to sing quietly and on rare occasions.

So, here are three little things:

1. The next album on Gagarin will be a masterwork of Gelbart. He has put himself to shame, so to say. Even if that sounds a bit odd. But you know, it's just world-class melodies and oddities. It swings and snarls and elevates. These are all evergreens, or, if you want (and understand his German surname): ever-yellows.

2. On saturday 29.8. I am interpreting music of the Splitterorchester at Labor Sonor Festival in Berlin.

3. I recommended some of my favourite radio programs and platforms on a website called Folded Wing.

2015-06-02 Kubin live in Novosibirsk

Mr. Kubin has his first live appearance in far Siberia.
You have to ALL come along.

2015-03-28 Kubin & the Mitcheez Videos

My headache assistant added two new videos that might tickle your retina:

1. An interview with Macio Moretti and Doc Kubinski
2. A live version of the fabulous track Boj sie Boogie - with an extra industrial ending!

Both shot in snowy Copenhagen during Kubin/Mitch's first European tour in 2014.

2015-02-06 John Cage

John Cage war ein Pausenfüller.

2014-10-23 NEW RELEASES

New releases from the fugue of thoughts by Unterführungskünstler Felix Kubin:

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A monstrous opus magnum, "Chromdioxidgedächtnis" - conceived, recorded and written by my hyperactive self. This is a work of heart and of long development (2 years in the making), released as a boxset containing CD, a tape and a 32 p. booklet. It's all about the format of the audio cassette, our beloved extinguished medium of trust.

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A live performance of Scott Haggart's ongoing research project "1:17",  recorded together with eccentric dust collector Lary 7 and marriage impostor artist Felix Kubin at the ISSUE Project Room in NYC, 2009. It rattles and shakes, to say the least. After spilling a whole bottle of wine over our mixing boards, Mr Lary Seven nailed a record onto his tape machine bobby, which you can see on the cover artwork.

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A re-release of the long-out-of-print "Filmmusik" by Felix Kubin, the first release on Gagarin Records out of the year 1998. Contains wondrous animation film music for adults.

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After decades, finally, the German Kassettentäter (tape delinquents) are celebrated on an internationally renowned label. Dr Kubin is proud to announce Science Fiction Park Bundesrepublik, a compilation he curated for the splendid UK label Finder Keepers Records after months of research, odd phone calls and waiting room assistance. The promo machine has just started rolling. The album is released as double vinyl, CD and download. Featuring some of the nicest homerecording tape tracks of the German underground of the early 1980s.

2014-05-20 Kubin interview on S13

Ahoi, dear Non-Analphabets!
A new interview of incredible length and depth can be found on this wonderful Lithuanian website Secret Thirteen, special radio mix included.

2014-03-05 Zemsta Plutona live video

A live video featuring Felix in dark (synth)energy at Westwerk, Hamburg.
The intro is in German. It's an improvised speech about a giant worm who becomes a Schmetterling building with iron wings. It's all about surviving, isn't it, folks?

2014-02-12 Deutscher Hörbuchpreis

Felix Kubin's radio play Orphée Mécanique has been awarded "best audio book" 2013/14 (Deutscher Hörbuchpreis). It's the second big price for this acoustic perpetuum mobile after "Hörspiel des Jahres" 2012. On the very 12th of March, Herr Kubin might appear on WDR TV with big Tam Tam and Automatik Klatschen.

He has already grown mushrooms on his earlobes - but we won't let Orpheus rest. Never.

2014-01-13 Live Video Footage of Felix and Mitch & Mitch

Excellent video footage of a live concert by Mr Kubin and the incredibly flanging big band Mitch & Mitch at Hamburg's Übel & Gefährlich Club hit the desk! Filmed, edited and mixed by Marq Lativ Guther. On VHS. Yes. See for yourself:

Narzissmus & Musik
The tired hands of M. Curie
Boj sie Boogie

The 10-headed band (a MONSTER) will be on tour again at the end of January.
Check the route here, and don't miss it or we will diss it (you).

2013-12-17 Felix Kubin special on Basic.fm

A two-hour radio special with interviews, rare original tracks, influences, and Felix' record label, Gagarin.

"Fischbrötchen mit Dino"
Thursday 19.12. @ 22:00 h GMT

2013-11-18 Mix for Secret Thirteen

I recently played in Vilnius and hardly survived it. They wanted to eat my hair and steel my buttons, those lovely Eastern animal-swinging strange-named rascals. As a response I created a mix for their national music library here.

2013-11-07 Zemsta Plutona

Here is the DRONE, the QUIETUS, the FACT about our hotspur Felix Kubin.
CDs have already landed in Germany, Poland and Australia.
The vinyl version is about to arrive end of November.

2013-11-07 Gagarin Records 15th anniversary

I just passed a bird who fell from a skateboard. The beak was swollen and washing gel ran out it. "Are you ok?" I asked. "As long as it helps to cleanse this world from villains and bring back Tim Smith of the Cardiacs, yes."

What an endearing utterance from a bird who fell (why didn't he fly, anyway). I put him on the guestlist of this event and he promised to come with his whole twittering family:

Gagarin Records 15th anniversary show

14.11.13 Berlin - WestGermany/NOrthEurope
Pete Um (Lecture Performance "Cambridge: the driest place on earth")
Felix Kubin (Lecture "Der Aufstand der Chemiker - Bergedorfs Kinderbandszene 1981")
+ Filme, Hörspiele, Tricks
DJ Alexa D!saster

15.11.13 Berlin - WestGermany/NOrthEurope
Les Trucs (live)
Gelbart (live, record release concert "Vermin")
Felix Kubin (live, record release concert "Zemsta Plutona")
DJs Alexa D!saster, Oscar der Winzige

16.11.13 Hamburg - Westwerk
Pete Um (Lecture Performance "Cambridge: the driest place on earth")
Gelbart (live, record release concert "Vermin")
Felix Kubin (live, record release concert "Zemsta Plutona")
DJs Alexa D!saster, Booty Carrell

WestGermany/NOrthEurope, Skalitzer Strasse 133, 10999 Berlin
Westwerk, Admiralitätstr. 74, 20459 Hamburg

2013-09-03 New solo album coming in early November

The first of November finally sees Felix Kubin's new solo album Zemsta Plutona arrive. It will be released on Gagarin Records in collaboration with Hamburg's infamous dental imprint ZickZack, the label responsible for early 1980s releases by Palais Schaumburg, Wirtschaftswunder, Einstürzende Neubauten, Tödliche Doris and other remarkable outbursts of German neurosis. ZickZack Schallplatten is run by punk pope grandseigneur Alfred Hilsberg who already promoted Felix when he was a teen (Felix, not the pope).

The album will be released in all formats and all countries of all worlds (apart from Liechtenstein). Gagarin and ZickZack will take care of Western Europe, while LadoABC from Warsaw will rule the Eastern European hemisphere. Finally, the ominous Australian label Omni Recording Corporation will poison the rest of the world with Kubin's seductive "music".

This remarkable release matured like a wise old penguin. It contains well-known evergreens of Mr Kubin such as:

Lightning strikes
Atomium Vertigo
Flies without memory
Restez en ligne
Piscine résonnez!
The rhythm modulator cont'd
Zemsta Plutona

Keep your eyes and mouth open (especially when it rains)
and step onwards to a brighter yet foggier future!

mistily yours,

Jurij Gagarin III.

2013-06-26 "Mother in the fridge" on RadioARA Luxembourg

Kubin's radio play "Mother in the fridge" will be broadcast on radio ARA in Luxembourg. The dominating language of this radio play is English with strong German accent.

8 July 2013
RadioARA Luxembourg
22:00 CEST (UTC+2)

For those of you living far away from Europe and having no clue about Luxembourg: it's a beautiful and very small country (half a million inhabitants) with great food and many languages like French, German and Lëtzebuergesch: "Just de fréiere Radio Grénge Fluessfénkelchen, dee sech zum Radio ARA entwéckelt huet, ka sech haut nach ëmmer als onofhängege fräie Radio bezeechnen, mat aller Freed an allem Leed, dat esou e Statut nun eemol mat sech bréngt."

2013-06-21 Klangkrieg on Sub Rosa Noise Anthology #7

A track of Kubin's now defunct group Klangkrieg is featured on the 7th "Anthology of Noise & Electronic Music" of the Belgian label Sub Rosa. The anthology spans over 3 CDs containing music pieces by Dziga Vertov, Bebe and Louis Barron, John Oswald, Henry Cow, Cabaret Voltaire, Mika Vainio, The Haters (GX Jupitter-Larsen) and many others.

2013-06-11 12.6. Chromdioxide Memory on NDR broadcast

Dear Radio Afficionados!

Some longer excerpts of my recent commission work "Chromdioxidgedächtnis" for tape recorders, electronics, percussion and prepared piano will be broadcast on North German Radio:

12 June 2013
NDR Kultur
21:00 UTC

Here's the link - the programme will be streamed online.

2013-05-07 7.5. Felix on NDR Nachtclub

Tonight at 00:00 (UTC, Geisterstunde), Felix Kubin will be a guest of Jan Möller in Hamburg's radio programme "Nachtclub" on NDR Info. You can listen to the programme worldwide here - in German. Click on the button "JETZT EINSCHALTEN" in the top right corner.

Na, dann, also, Hut bzw Film ab!

2013-05-07 New interview on itv// Czech Republic

Here's an interview that I gave to the lovely Lenka Moravkova.

2013-04-27 Sonar, Pants, Festsaal, Kubin, Palais

A message for the combination freaks amongst you. Like a straw in the swamp there are some fantastische live concert combinations breaching...

30st of May: Felix Kubin & Palais Schaumburg at Teenitus Festival Berlin
15th of June: Felix Kubin & James Pants at Sónar with their first joint live set*

*and soon on Apolkalypso: Kubin & Pants 7", Tanzen und Blitzen

2013-04-17 Hörspiele on air/ear (with live streaming)

Some upcoming broadcasts of my radio plays:

WDR 3: 22.4.13 - 23:05 (UTC)
1LIVE: 23.4.13 - 23:00 (UTC)

Orphée Mécanique

Radio Bremen:  24.5.13 - 19:05 (UTC) and 27.5.13 - 22:05 (UTC)

All times are CET. The radio programmes are streamed live and maybe also available as podcasts for a while. More information here: Paralektronoia // Orphée Mécanique

2013-04-16 Interview on 6:00 am

Good morning, you metaphors!

Instead of posting every 10 minutes who has just passed my window (facebook friends do that), I only add news here when something has happened. Here's a good Greek website presenting a new interview with me. No standard questions. Greece? I recently saw the Greek film "Dogtooth" by Yorgos Lanthimos. A very intelligent, sardonic, mind-boggling and funny film which I absolutely recommend.

2013-02-11 One hour Kubin radio special on Byte.fm

20 February 2013 // 23:00 (UTC)

Ale Dumbsky and Harald Retzbach host Felix Kubin in their radio show Bonusreferat.
Achtung, der programme ist in German language. Here's the info announcement:

Felix Kubin, Tape-Täter in jungen Jahren, wird heute für seine Hörspiele ausgezeichnet, betreibt gleich zwei Label (eines für LPs, eines für Singles), und hat einen ungebrochenen Output, balancierend zwischen Neuer Musik, äh, Avantgarde, Klangskulpturen sowie unterschiedlich-erstaunlichen Kollaborationen mit unter anderem Jimi Tenor und der Harfenistin, die für Barack Obama aufspielte. Allerhöchste Zeit also, Kubin bei uns auf den Stuhl zusetzen und einen kleinen Ausflug in sein Repertoire zu machen. Am 03. Mai tritt er mit "Mein Chromdioxidgedächtnis" im ehrwürdigen Rolf-Liebermann-Studio zu Hamburg auf. Was hiermit dringend empfohlen sei.

2013-01-14 Launch Time

Welcome to felixkubin.com!

It has taken several years and a lot of sweat, research, editing and translations to re-launch this site. We are very happy and satisfied and we hope you will find plenty of (new and lost) music, radio plays, films, texts, bits and pieces about Felix Kubin here. 

Felix's Live Shows you find in the News section on the right hand side (the black column).

The menu item Music Projects contains information about all the bands, art projects and co-operations that Felix Kubin is (or has been) involved with. Under Releases there's a huge archive of CDs and LPs he put out in the past 20 years. You can listen to excerpts and read reviews here. Radio Works hosts "Hörspiele" and radio art that Felix has produced since 2001. Miscellaneous is a pool for diverse formats like lectures, lecture performances, seminars and workshops, films and soundtracks. In the future we plan to add more topics here. Click on the topics to get to the lists of works, for example films

Go to Distribution if you want to find out where to buy Mr Kubin's stuff. The most reliable sources here are stora.de and a-musik.com. A-Musik is also one of the best record shops in Europe, so whenever you happen to visit Cologne in Germany, check it out.

In the Press section you'll find general articles in magazines and newspapers. I recommend to have a look at the WIRE and FORTEAN TIMES features. Journalists can also download a press kit with more in-depth information (requires a password).

Finally, Morpheus Panoptikum provides a pool for extras and oddities which is shared with Felix's other site, gagarinrecords.com

For those of you who need a fast access (or who know exactly what they are looking for), the flip menu top right is very handy.

Ok, that's all for now,
I wish you a happy clicking and digging!

Over and out!

Avala Strandberg


Pau (FR)

2015-10-17  20:00

Paris (FR) Le Garage Mu

2015-10-16  20:00

Köln (DE) Gebäude 9

2015-10-03  20:00
A-Musik 20th anniversary

Amsterdam (NL) Muziekgebouw

2015-10-02  22:00
The rest is noise

Wroclaw (PL) Avant-Art Festival

2015-10-01  20:00

St. Gallen (CH) A-Synth Festival

2015-09-19  20:00

Odense (DK) Phonotaktik

2015-09-12  20:00

Madrid (ES) - Casa Encendida

2015-08-30  19:00

Berlin (DE) - Ballhaus Ost

2015-08-29  20:00
Labor Sonor Festival

Ramsgate (UK) - Pop in Opposition

2015-08-22  20:00

Stuttgart (DE) - Schocken

2015-07-11  20:00
Science Fiction Park BRD
with Booty Carrell and Doug Shipton

Copenhagen (DK) - Jazz Festival

2015-07-09  20:00
Concert, lecture and film
with Doug Shipton and Booty Carrell

Moscow (RU) - Outline Festival

2015-07-04  20:00

Novosibirsk (RU) - Rock City Klub

2015-06-05  20:00
Rock City Klub


2015-06-11  20:00

Brussles (BE) - Magasin 4

2015-05-30  20:00

Essen (DE) -PACT Zollverein

2015-05-22  22:00

Lyon (FR) - Nuits Sonores

2015-05-14  20:00

Toronto (CA) - Digifest

2015-05-09  10:00
20 min performances at Pleasure Room Exhibition

Toronto (CA) - Goethe Institute

2015-05-08  17:00
Lecture performance

Toronto (CA) - Digifest

2015-05-08  15:30
45 min talk: ‘Voices from the Ether: The Sonic Adventures of Radio Play’

Hamburg (DE) - Resonanzraum

2015-04-30  20:00
NDR das neue werk
Takt der Arbeit
Live music to industrial and educational films

Glasgow (UK) - CCA /Radiophrenia

2015-04-17  20:00
Paralektronoia lecture performance

Glasgow (UK) - Stereo

2015-04-16  20:00
Sci Fi Pop gig

Hamburg (DE) - KRASS Festival / Kampnagel

2015-02-21  21:00
Go Ost!
Lecture w/ Alex Pehlemann

Hamburg (DE) - Golden Pudel

2015-01-25  00:00
Sci-Fi Park BRD
German homerecording tape music
DJs Doug Shipton, Sebastian Reier, Felix Kubin
Live: Plastiktanz, Frank Schröder, Andy Giorbino, Pierre Godot


2015-01-23  00:00
Sci-Fi Park BRD
presentation of the LP compilation
on Finders Keepers Records
with Doug Shipton, Sebastian Reier, Felix Kubin + guests

Stuttgart (DE) - Merlin

2015-01-22  20:00
Präsentation des Buches Go Ost: Reisen in die Subkultur Osteuropas
Mit Alex Pehlemann und Felix Kubin (Licht, Bild, Vortrag, Schallplatten)

New York (US) - The New School (2)

2014-12-06  12:00
Paralektronoia Festival Part 2
Soundwalk + discussion
with Albert Glinsky, Felix Kubin, Brandon Joseph, Frank Gallipoli
Anna-Maria & Stephen Kellen Auditorium

New York (US) - The New School (1)

2014-12-04  20:00
Paralektronoia Festival Part 1
Lecture by F. Kubin
John L. Tishman Auditorium
University Center

TOUR Felix Kubin mit Mitch & Mitch

2014-10-23  20:00
23.10.  Aarhus (DK) - Atlas
24.10.  Drammen (NO) - Trädgarden
25.10.  Hamburg (DE) - Überjazz Fest

Bremen (DE) - Schwankhalle

2014-10-11  20:00

Katowice (PL) - Tauron Festival

2014-08-23  20:00
Felix Kubin mit Mitch & Mitch

Warsaw (PL) - LadoABC Festival

2014-08-20  20:00
Live on Plac Zabaw

Berlin (DE) - Krake Festival

2014-08-09  20:00

Bern (CH) - Dampfzentrale

2014-07-04  20:00

Marseille (FR) - GRIM

2014-06-21  20:00
Fete de la musique

Berlin (DE) - Roter Salon

2013-06-10  20:00

London (UK) - Cafe Oto

2014-06-07  20:00

Birmingham (UK) - Super Sonic Festival

2014-05-30  20:00