With abstract juxtaposing of sounds correlating to individual experience, the soundscapes exhibited in this event were based on improvisation. From DIY to analog synths, the participating artists presented an evening of experimental sound and electro-acoustic music.
::VTOL:: is a electronic music project from Moscow, founded by musician and artist Dmitry Morozov in 2007. The main directions of his work are – experimental electronic music, sound art objects and DIY electronic instruments. He also produces/ composes sound tracks for films, video art and performances. Dmitry has hand-crafted many synthesizers and sound objects, based on his own designs and ideas. A major component of his musical works were recorded by using his own DIY instruments and for this performance he played a special mix using his synths.
Da-Saz, a Swiss musical group, have produced a wide variety of productions over the last few years, and their music compositions and sounds are always shifting. Filled with surprise and always out of the box, their fresh beats span the spectrum from acoustic to electronic music. This nouveau project is about experimental electronic music composed and performed with analog synths. Their live shows are often accompanied with visuals and a performance by the Indian classical dancer Namrata Pamnani. Da-Saz have travelled a long way to find their present destination. There is a vast difference in influential sound and composition between their debut album Jet Lag released by Phat Phish Records and the new album Sulphabric released in 2012. As Lionel Dentan puts it “I believe in experimentation, trying new ideas… it (the live set) is now formless, shapeless, including just sounds and ambient tones, floating around, like abstract art… you can decide what you hear or sonically imagine”.
Ish (edGeCut | diF | Sound Reasons)
Ish performed interpretations of works by diF (diF.uSeD beats), Erik Satie, edGeCut and 4th World orchestra. He has performed at Art Basel, 2010, Fete De la Musiqe, Geneva, Blue Frog, Bombay and The Ignite Festival. He also composes music and sounds for theatre, contemporary dance and sound art installations. In 2009 he founded a music label called Sound Reasons which is set to promote and release avant garde and experimental sounds from around the world. His additional sound art projects were formed in collaboration with Konrad Bayer and Ryuta Kare, edGeCut, diF, dbase and the 4th World Orchestra.