Despite his prolific ambient period in the eighties and nineties, with a huge back catalogue of music and several tours in Europe and the United States, Dirk Serries never played his solo ambient music live on UK soil. Until November last year when he played a solo ambient concert at his favorite place in London : Hundred Years Gallery.
Through his experience in the free improvisation Dirk transformed his solo ambient music, originally constructed melticulously by writing strict motives before performing, to being able to improvise 200% and still create his trademark ambient music for which he is recognized worldwide. Now released on HUNDRED YEARS GALLERY’s home label in a very limited run of 50 copies ! Available here
Bob Rusche’s X-RAY (kindred to his excellent long-running X-RATED) featured an interesting choice from VIDNA OBMANA‘s vast discography. Going back to 1993 with VIDNA OBMANA’s acclaimed ENDING MIRAGE (originally released on ND, now reissued by Zoharum), a piece from his collaboration with organist WILLEM TANKE and a track from his semi-classic SOUNDTRACK FOR THE AQUARIUM. Listen here.
LOUD AS GIANTS is the ongoing exchange between longtime friends & comrades JUSTIN K BROADRICK and DIRK SERRIES. After the many guest appearances, remixes, and touring, LOUD AS GIANTS is the real duo. Their debut album EMPTY HOMES will be released on Consouling Sounds prior to our unique appearance on the 2023 edition of Dunk!festival.
DIRK SERRIES will return to the magnificent Christuskirche in Bochum for a new MOVING NOISES FESTIVAL. After the unavoidable hiatus due to the corona pandemic MIDIRA RECORDS is once again hosting this fabulous festival of the drone on April 22nd, 2023. DIRK SERRIES will perform his solo ambient music. Check out the facebook event here and visit their website here.
ZOHARUM in their ongoing series of VIDNA OBMANA reissues just released this double disc of the 2 albums VIDNA OBMANA and PBK recorded in 1989. Originally released on their own labels : The Decade Collection and PBK Recordings, MONUMENT OF EMPTY COLOURS and DEPRESSION AND IDEAL are prime examples of how their both musical worlds blended. VIDNA OBMANA, back then with one feet in expanding his ambient oeuvre and PBK, as one of the strongest American experimentalist of that time, merged genres in this organic maelstrom of ambience, industrialism and isolationism. Fully remastered for this re-release with new photography by Martina Vehoeven. Available in our bandcamp shop.
It took a while but here’s to welcoming you to the new website of DIRK SERRIES. Naturally, building the legacy is a work in progress. The website will continuously be updated with news, new releases, and reissues on solo, Vidna Obmana, and all related projects. Enjoy your stay.
For the free impro side of his ongoing creative endeavors please visit the A NEW WAVE OF JAZZ website.