Aleksander Kolkowski (born 1959 in London) is a British musician and composer whos work combines instruments and machines from the pioneering era of sound recording and reproduction (Stroh violins, wind-up Gramophones, shellac discs and wax-cylinder Phonographs) to make live mechanical-acoustic music. He lives and works in London , England . Kolkowski studied music at the University of London , Goldsmiths College , violin with Clarence Myerscough at the Royal Academy of Music. Taught by John Tilbury, Hugh Davies and in 1982 participated in seminars and performances directed by John Cage.In 2002 he founded Recording Angels, a series that examines our relationships to recorded sound using antiquated home-recording devices such as Phonographs and acetate record cutters in performances and installations.
Publisher, writer, specialized in Ageography and Wenstern Medioeval History.
Le Edizioni Eleusi nascono con il preciso scopo di riportare alla luce il paganesimo bandito dalla storia. Ci interessa la ricerca storica su queste origini tradite, ma anche la pratica coraggiosa di chi riscopre oggi il sentiero perduto degli Dèi.
Andrea Marutti was born in 1970 and currently lives in Milan, Italy. He began his experiments with music in the early '90s using tapes and concrete elements. A few years later he also started to use synthesizers, samplers and other electronic devices, and founded the Lips Vago Digital Studio. His most well-known projects are Amon and Never Known. Several releases of Ambient / Dark Ambient music were published by labels such as Eibon Records, Nextera, Amplexus, Silentes, Drone Records, Ta‚lem, etc. on CD and other medias. He is also responsible of many other projects dealing with different styles of electronic music ranging from Lo-Fi / Weird / Cheap Electronica to IDM (Wolkspurz & Ramirez, Lips Vago), Dada / Noise / Non-sense (Spiral). Recently he also started recording and releasing experimental/ambient tracks under his own name, in duo with Nimh / Giuseppe Verticchio as "Hall of Mirrors", with Davide Del Col (Ornament, Echran) as Molnija Aura, and again in duo with Andrea "Ics" Ferraris as "Sil Muir". During the years he had the chance to collaborate and play with many friends/musicians/artists: Nefelheim, Madame P, Fausto Balbo, Aidan Baker, Dronaement, Bugo, Hue, Krell, Femina Faber, a034, Florian Filsinger, Roberto Bellatalla, Elephant Zyclus, Kabal, Moan, OvO, Ventolin Orchestra, Sparkle in Grey, Mark Hamn, V/VM, Manuele Cecconello, Amalia Del Ponte, Subterranean Source, Raffaele Serra, Biped... He runs a small label called Afe whose 10th birthday was celebrated in 2005. Among the musicians who had their music released on Afe we would like to mention Maurizio Bianchi, Bad Sector, Maeror Tri, Telepherique, De Fabriek, Ultra Milkmaids, Aidan Baker, Ovum, Steve Brand, Logoplasm, Raffaele Serra, Ellende, Bestia Centauri, True Colour of Blood, Gerstein, Dronaement, Frog Pocket, Moan, Nimh, Brian Lavelle...
Antoine Chessex is a composer and sound artist born in 1980 in Vevey, Switzerland, with a background as a saxophone player and performer. His sonic researches include compositions for ensembles, solo works, transdisciplinary collaborations and sound installations . Chessex´s works are based on the exploration of the physicality of sounds and spaces and deal with acoustic as much as electronic and electroacoustic mediums. His solo works feature dense layers of sustained pitches reacting with the architecture of the space or massive clouds of amplified sax resulting in intense live actions in total immersion in the sound. He presents his works worldwide and appears at numerous international festivals and venues in the U.S.A, Russia, Japan, China and all around Europe. Recent compositional works include "DUST" for 3 violins and electronics (commissioned by Pro Helvetia), "Resonant Water" a site specific piece for acoustic ensemble, "Metakatharsis" commissioned by the Phoenix Ensemble in Basel (2011) and "CHUTE" commissioned by the Kammerensemble Neue Musik Berlin (2011) as well as numerous electronic music pieces.
(digital synthesis, home made controllers, circuit bending, sound art, instrumental music, performance)
Antony Maubert is a self-taught electronic musician and composer. Came late to sound art and improvisation.
In 2001 he attended at the Ateliers UPIC (founded by Iannis Xenakis in Paris) where he focused on electronic music and a few years later he received the SACEM prize, then worked as music consultant for Les Gobelins (Paris), responsable of educational department at Cirm-Manca (Nice), and taught sound art and computer music from 2006 to 2010 at CNRR of Nice. Since 2010 he works as a free lance composer and sound artist.
His work covers a wild range of musical aspects : instrumental and electroacoustic composition, improvisation, fixed media work, live electronics, interactive sound installation, performance, stage and short film music.
His music is often a theater of analysis and deconstruction of modern society. His work Ce qui aura fait notre solitude (a reflection on men and science confronting nature), Religion du Travail (his first piece in a trilogy dedicated to mediatic and political discourse), and Insomniac (describing the acceptance of daily ordinary violence) are examples of the evocative strength of his work. His installation work generally confronts borderless spaces, cross-cultural hybridity and identity.
He regularly curates concert series in Madrid (La Zona, Undae!), and co-presents the radio show Undae! aired on Radio Circulo de Bellas Artes 100.4 FM
Astral Lueur (the name is the synthesis of german and french languages) came up from darkness in the middle of 2009. Astral Lueur's music tells about world of shadows, anomalous places with history goes back centuries, about something staying at the turn of life and death. Main concepts of project is: look at death by eyes of the dead in damned places which was lost in time.
Lunurumh - All instruments, synths, effects, and voices.
Atrax Morgue was the nom de plume of Italian noise musician Marco Corbelli. Many of Atrax Morgue's early material was released on cassette, as part of the industrial/noise 'cassette underground' of the early 1990s. Often these cassettes were released on Corbelli's own Slaughter Productions label, some of which have now been reissued on CD-R. Throughout the late '90s, Atrax Morgue released numerous CDs on prominent noise labels, such as Self Abuse Records, Release, Old Europa Cafe, RRRecords, Crowd Control Activities and Ars Benevola Mater. Corbelli committed suicide May 6, 2007.
AUDIOLAB | ARTELEKU.NET: Anthony Iles, Mattin, Csaba Toth, Edwin Prevost, Ray Brassier, Bruce Russell, Nina Power, Ben Watson, Matthew Hyland, Matthieu Saladin, Howard Slater.
Noise & Capitalism’ is a collection of essays by various musicians, academics, activists which reflects on the artist-audience binary, specifically how “noise,” “improvised” or “free” music offers resistance and tensions that may, at worst, provide instruments for capitalism but also, at best, point to modes of ‘subjectlessness’. Published by AUDIOLAB | ARTELEKU.NET with: ANTHONY ILES, MATTIN, CSABA TOTH, EDWIN PRéVOST, RAY BRASSIER, BRUCE RUSSELL, NINA POWER, BEN WATSON, MATTHEW HYLAND, MATTHIEU SALADIN, HOWARD SLATER.
A SHORT TERM EFFECT
AUDIOLAB | ARTELEKU.NET
BAD SECTOR | MASSIMO MAGRINI
BIG CITY ORCHESTRA
BLACK METAL THEORY SYMPOSIUM
BLIND CAVE SALAMANDER
BREATH OF CHAOS
CURATED BY: NOSTRESS NETLABEL
CURATED BY: D.U.S.T. | MICHAEL O ROURKE, FINTAN NEYLAN, PAUL J. ENNIS.
CURATED BY: NICOLA MASCIANDARO, MICHAEL O ROURKE, KARIN SELLBERG.
CURATED BY: NUB PROJECT SPACE
CURATED BY: INLAND EMPIRE.
CURATED BY: RMEDL | METASOUND
DALOT | Maria Papadomanolaki
DARK MATTER (Toeplitz / Chessex)
DRAKH / DRAKHON (MZ412)
DREAM WEAPON RITUAL
DYLAN MICHAEL BURNS
ERNST VON GLASERSFELD
GNAW THEIR TONGUES
HEINZ VON FOERSTER
JOHN BLADES (The Loop Orchestra)
KASPER T. TOEPLITZ
M-16 | ALESSANDRO BOCCI
MARCELLO BACCI - GRUPPO PSICOFONICO DI GROSSETO
MAURIZIO BIANCHI / M.B.
MICHAEL W. FORD
MOVIMENTO AVANGUARDIA ERMETICO
NOCTURNAL EMISSIONS | NIGEL AYERS
NORDVARGR / HENRIK NORDVARGR BJORKK
POSEITRONE | Luca Di Dato
RAYMOND SALVATORE HARMON
SONGS OF THE NEW EROTICS
SSHE RETINA STIMULANTS
STEEL HOOK PROSTHESES
THE AUSTRASIAN GOAT
THE LOOP ORCHESTRA
THE MOUNTAIN OF THE CARDIOID SNAKE
TRAX (V. BARONI, M. GIACON, P. M. CIANI)
WILDNESS PERVERSION | MORTUARY DRAPE
WILLIAM C. SEITZ