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Extreme Chill Festival 2019 - Day one at Mengi

  • MENGI 2 Óðinsgata Reykjavík, 101 Iceland (map)

Extreme Chill Festival 2019 - Reykjavik Day one at Mengi 12th of September. Doors open: 19.30

20.00 – 20.40 - SpectroDuo (IR)
20.50 – 22.00 – Hotel Neon & Marcus Fischer (US)

Marcus Fischer
Marcus Fischer (b.1977) is a musician & multimedia artist currently based in Portland, Oregon. With early beginnings in the LA independent music scene, Fischer moved from there to Olympia, Washington where in addition to drumming in various bands he found new opportunities to further experiment with sound, using tape loops and electronics. The journey led next to Portland, Oregon, where he continues to refine his experimentations. Field recordings, chance, and DIY instruments, coupled with acoustic instrumentation and visual art, define what has become Marcus’s minimal signature.

Fischer curates vision+hearing, a series of audio/visual events that bring musicians and filmmakers together for collaborative performances. He is also the co-curator of SIX, an annual six-speaker surround sound performance series, and has had the opportunity to score various short films and multimedia performances. In recent years he has also been involved with projects and performances for Art organizations such as the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, SASSAS and DubLab.

Throughout 2009, Marcus kept a “thing-a-day” blog, a self-inflicted experiment in time and productivity where Fischer tasked himself with completing one creative project a day for one year and documenting it daily on The projects took many forms: photography, video, music, sound experiments, printmaking, graphic design and diy electronics. The blog project allowed him to grow creatively by the constant momentum created through daily expression.

Past musical releases include “Arctic/Antarctic” (Luxus-Arctica, 2010), contributions and remixes to various compilations + net labels as map~map, “For Friends This Winter” (, 2009), various untitled ltd 3” CDRs, and two CDs as part of the duo Unrecognizable Now.

Hotel Neon
Hotel Neon is the Philadelphia-based trio of Michael Tasselmyer, Andrew Tasselmyer, and Steven Kemner. Together they create immersive and atmospheric soundscapes aided by projected film and images.

Known for its heavy emphasis on enveloping walls of sound, Hotel Neon also utilizes subtle melodies and improvisation to create a richly layered musical experience, rewarding any level of listener scrutiny. Since forming in early 2013, the group has released three full-length albums through acclaimed labels Home Normal and Fluid Audio, with plans to release its 4th and most intricate album to date through Spain’s ARCHIVES label in Spring 2018.

Hotel Neon has toured extensively throughout the U.S.A. and collaborated with a global roster of talent, bringing its unique brand of dense, layered drone to a wide range of performance spaces including basements, radio studios, and cavernous cathedrals.

SpectroDuo is a contemporary music ensemble, specializing in the performance of music with electroacoustic media. Founded in 2013 by Martyna Kosecka (Poland) and Idin Samimi Mofakham (Iran), SpectroDuo focuses on electronic and electroacoustic experimental live shows, which are at times structured in complex forms, and are at other times based on free improvisation.

Their music focus lies in noise, beating, glitch, microtonality and oriental modalities, using not only electronics, piano and saxophone, but also Iranian traditional instruments, like Iranian ancient harps or woodwind instrument da-zalle.

SpectroDuo performed at various experimental music & media festivals in Poland, Czech, Spain, China, Sweden, Austria, Armenia or Iran.

Earlier Event: September 7