The Residency at Stereo Wonderland, featuring Zhivago Manual of Style, takes place on the first Saturday of every month. Special guests, one-off get-togethers and failure guaranteed. It’s free, but contributions are most welcome.
Tom Ashforth writes songs, records music and designs sound for films.
Tom Ashforth has been translating (German > English), editing, proof-reading and writing books, films, plays, computer games, songs, milk cartons etc. for longer than he cares to remember. He is particularly well-versed in the ways of music, philosophy, sociology and art, but is always ready to take on new challenges.
This Saturday, 7th June, The Residency At Stereo Wonderland with Das Hausband (Tom Ashforth and Rob Taylor) and special guest Simon Anderson, who will also bring a bit of swing to the party with a fine selection of shellac.
Hungarian Cubes by Katharina Roters - translation
Next: Saturday, 10th May, The Residency At Stereo Wonderland with Das Hausband (Tom Ashforth and Rob Taylor) and special guests WOLKE.
An Abend unter Freunde with Samuel Breuer at Galerie Frei, Saturday, 19th April.
Saturday, 19th April: Tom Ashforth and Samuel Breuer in an Abend unter Freunde at Galerie Frei.
Saturday, 15th March: The Residency at Stereo Wonderland with Hausband (Tom Ashforth and Rob Taylor)
and guests in MAD AS MARCH HARES.
Next Saturday, 7th December:with the Hausband (Tom Ashforth and Rob Taylor) and guests Simon Anderson, Axel Lindner, Konrad Mathieu and Florian Zwissler.
This coming Saturday:
There are two art context Cologne dates in September. In Riehl on the 4th:And as part of Karen Winzer’s project at the Simultanhalle on the 28th:
This Saturday, July 13: The Exception That Proves Nothing. The Wyke will be joined by no one on the second Saturday of the month. No change in our approach though: new songs, new interpretations.
Next Saturday, June 1, The Wyke will be joined by () for a very special night featuring songs never heard before by mortal ears.
This Saturday, The Wyke (Rob Taylor and Tom Ashforth) with Alice in Wonderland. The Wyke will be playing some new songs fresh off the easel, accompanied by Alice Rose on vocals and viola. In return Alice will present songs from her new album Each is a Dream in one-off arrangements.
This coming Saturday, featuring The Wyke and Cristina Brust-Nusslinger: at Stereo Wonderland.
The kids are alright! At Gallerie Frei.
After two aborted attempts, The Residency at Stereo Wonderland will finally begin tomorrow, Saturday March 2, with The Wyke, featuring Tom Ashforth and Rob Taylor. The residency will see us playing there on the first Saturday of every month, with special guests, experiments and failure guaranteed. It’s free, but contributions are most welcome.
First of all, thanks to everyone who went to Stereo Wonderland last weekend to find that I wasn’t there. I was here, at home, being ill. I’m still at home now, but being quite well. As an apology for the late cancellation I’d like to buy you all a drink, and I’m glad to say there’ll be plenty of opportunities for that in the near future.
On Friday 18th of January I’ll be playing at the opening of an exhibition of
Karsten Schmitz’s photography, Die Magie Des Verborgenen, at Gallerie Frei. The following Friday (25th) I’ll be playing with Klirrlicht at
King Georg. I can hardly wait.
AND: The aforementioned non-happening at Stereo Wonderland was to be the first gig of my monthly residency, which will see me playing there on the first Saturday of every month.
As such we’ll have to make the 2nd of February doubly good. Watch out for special guests, experiments and failure over the course of the next few months.
MüTZe, Cologne - 13 October 2012, with Klirrlicht (Axel Lindner and Florian Zwissler).
Berlin was great, now it’s time for some more Cologne. On Friday you can find me at Galerie Frei, playing at the vernissage of TYPETARTAR (12.10.) and on Saturday as part of a very special collaboration with the fantastic Klirrlicht at MüTZe in Mülheim (13.10.).
Rehearsal - Tom Ashforth, Axel Lindner and Florian Zwissler.
Madame Claude, Berlin - 5 October 2012.
KIM, Berlin - 4 October 2012.
Your place or mine? I’m sure you’ll be just as excited to know as I am that there are a handful of Tom Ashforth gigs coming up over the next few weeks. Before that though, I’ve been invited by the wonderful Wildern to duet with the awe-inspiring Alice Gruia at Heimathirsch (26.9.). Two days later (28.9.) I play the host at Stereo Wonderland when I’m joined by rakish Rob Taylor as we give a debut airing to a couple of joint efforts.
This Friday night, 18 November 2011, sees the concluding performance of the Rock trifft neue Musik project. It includes pieces by Rodrigo Lopez Klingenfuss, Roman Podeszwa, Axel Lindner, Maciej Sledziecki and myself, worked on and worked out over a couple of weekends in a workshop scenario with Roman (and band), Ensemble Garage and One Two Be. Don’t miss it: 8pm this Friday at Alte Feuerwache (Cologne).
Time for a brief resumé: Friday 23rd saw Tom Ashforth joined by the six-man Plastic Buckles at fotoraum. Thanks to all you beautiful Buckles, the fantastic fotoraum Frauen, the fabulous Fotografen and the awesome audience. Photos and a video are now up on the fotoraum website.
After being rediscovered by the German anthropologist and documentary filmmaker Paul Müller, whose forthcoming feature-length biopic of the band is due out next year, La More were persuaded to play two last-ever shows at Stereo Wonderland and Gebäude 9. Pictures are to follow and a trailer of Less is Less is now online.
Time flies and other clichés... Tom Ashforth and the Chrome Baubles, next week (Friday, 23rd September) at fotoraum in Cologne Lindenthal.
La More are back! The self-proclaimed OAPs (old-age punks) are reuniting for a one-off gig at Cologne’s Gebäude 9 on the 2nd of October, supporting local heroes Locas in Love. Very few details as yet, but a 1-hour documentary special on Arte is in the pipeline. Watch this space for details.
Nina Vohs Goldschmiede - 25 June 2011, featuring Axel Lindner and Volker Zander.
Thanks be to those who came to the gig at Katinka. I (we) had a cracking time, hope you did too. If you weren’t there, not to worry: this Saturday (25th June) Tom Ashforth and the Scaffold Bracket Brothers will be playing at Nina Vohs’s goldsmith shop/workshop. We’re playing at a slightly earlier time, around 7pm, so the kids can come and you can fit us in before skipping happily to the next gig. \ \ This event will be completely acoustic and won’t cost a penny.
Katinka - 9 June 2011, featuring Axel Lindner and Volker Zander.
I’m really excited to announce I’ll be playing two solo shows, with very special guests, over the next few weeks. They said it could never be done, but next Thursday, 9th of June, will see the first outing of Tom Ashforth’s Tijuana Brass at the top culture-cafe Katinka. And just two weeks later (25th June), join us at Nina Vohs’s goldsmith shop/workshop for a c/o pop fringe event. It’s gonna be cosy and goldie.
The film Radiomädchen will be showing at Screen for Shorts, part of the DeutzKultur festival and feature on their DVD compilation.
c/o pop - 2008, with Jose Gonzalez and Norman Palm.
A Taste of Honey (2008)
Lagerfeuer Deluxe - 8 March 2008.
I think you’ve got to go there (2006)
The Residency at Stereo Wonderland - 1 June 2013, featuring ().