Sound around Kaliningrad 2015. Line-up
23.04 - 25.04.2015
Program: [SOUND AROUND]
Included in: [Sound around Kaliningrad 2015]
Dave Phillips (Switzerland)
Dave Phillips is a sonic activist, composer, performer and researcher based in Zürich, Switzerland. re/searches and ponders existences and behaviourisms humanimalistically via audio de/construction, psycho-acoustics, sonic rituals; sound as communication in direct and primal form, a tool of metaphysics, a conscience, an unrestrained language. sound as a means to activate primordial shared emotions otherwise hidden by civilised experience. dp's work engages, invites rumination, endorses sentient and environmental e/quality and encourages intervention and action; therapeutical stimulation is acknowledged. a form of release is evoked, a liberating cleansing, a sound catharsis that opposes the omnipresent reduction of existence, that puts us in touch with our sentient origins as well as with the realities of our times. dp rings in the era of humanimal.. dp has been sonically active for over 25 years, has appeared on more than 150 releases and has played around 400 concerts in 40 countries.
Sturle Dagsland (Norway)
Sturle Dagsland consists of Sturle Dagsland and his brother Sjur. In 2012 they were awarded "Emerging artist 2012" in Copenhagen. In live situations they alternate at playing on an array of instruments including spacedrum, waterphone, cello, clarinet, horns, accordion, sheng, harp, electronics, guitars, vocals and all sorts of homemade acoustic and electronic instruments. In 2013 they have played at festivals in Norway, Sweden, France, Denmark, Finland, UK, Spain, Lithuania, Estonia, Germany and at festivals like Deezer Monkeyweek, Live Session Day, Fiestas del Pilar, "Tarp - The only festival for experimental and audiovisual poetry in lithuania", Open Air Barcelona, etc.”
Painè Cuadrelli (Italy)
Sound designer, music producer and DJ, composes and produces records, soundtracks for films, documentaries, installations, exhibitions and communication projects. Works on the intersections between electronic music, mixed-media and sonic memory, collaborating with public and private organizations, Museums and Fashion and Design firms. Coordinator of the Sound Design course at Milan's Instituto Europeo di Design (Ied), where he teaches Sound Design. The founder and artistic director of the mixed-media company "Compl8 Produzioni". In May 2015 he will release his new album "Soundtrack Of Something", which will be premiered at Sound Around festival.
Konrad Gęca (Poland)
Karol Schwarz (Poland)
Lives in Tricity (Gdansk, Sopot, Gdynia). Mastermind of Nasiono Records, independent label focused on alternative music from Tricity. Organizer of SpaceFest! - festival of shoegaze, space-rock music in Gdansk (four editions). Head organizer of workshops Pure Phase Ensemble (four editions). Sound engineer, producer (Pure Phase Ensemble, Mordy, Asia i Koty ...). Musician, composer, singer (Karol Schwarz All Stars, Prawatt ...).
A unique figure in the darker side of the Lithuanian music scene – OBŠRR is almost a myth that tells itself through loops of Post-Soviet districts. In a full one man’s band glory behind this phonetically playful moniker, fragile yet firm – like a reed – stands Vytautas Pliadis. He is also known for often contributing to another admirable local post-industrial outlet Vilkduja. So far there’s been 4 releases under this solo project’s name – ‘Dabartis’ (‘The Now’ – a split with Vilkduja 2010), ‘Patogi Gelmė’ (‘Convenient Depths,’ 2012), ‘Nustebusiam Nebūti’ (‘Be Not Surprised To Be Not’, 2014), ‘III’ (CD split with Vilkduja and Rumunija 2010). OBŠRR builds his mysterious world with blocks of decadent architecture. This urban sight is made up with sounds of real-time fractures, nostalgic samples from a late 80s childhood, sequences of heartbroken melodies, rhythmic loops and heavy poetry. In the center of it all cowers an isolated and lonely soul. (Tired of constant fighting) It craves for a better tomorrow and longs for some place better. Cold and eerie echoes of a collapsing inner world are this being’s everyday companions (and unbidden best friends). Sadly, time cannot be turned back. So may it all begin with the dusk.
Benas Šarka (Lithuania)
Actor and stage director. Having graduated from the Faculty of Arts at Klaipėda University where he studied stage directing, he founded the „Gliukų“ theatre, so called “Theatre troops”, and became the soul of this creative unit that does not have a permanent cast. Since the beginning of his career, he has created more than 30 theatre and movement performances and projects, took part in more than 100 theatre, street theatre, and experimental arts festivals. The plays and performances created by B. Šarka do not fit into conventional theatre model; their distinct features – unconventional structure, unexpected methods and means of expression, venues, props, real risk and extreme approach. Lives and works in Klaipėda.
Platon Buravicky (Latvia)
Was born in 1989 In Riga (Latvia). In 1996 began to study play piano and in 1998 began to study composition under Vilnis Šmidberg and then under Pēteris Vasks. A three-time winner of Latvian music school’s composers competition. Thanks to his teacher Pēteris Vasks and his friend ethnomusicologist Boris Avramec started to get acquainted with electronic music. In 2007 began to work at the Ship-building and concrete factory and at the same time he attended composition masterclasses in Berlin held by professor Dieter Mack. Also he joined the progressive rock band Olive Mess and during this time collected large collection of industrial sounds that he now uses in his electroacoustic musical works. In 2009 took part in international music festival Skaņu Mežs in Riga.
Vladimir Rannev (St. Petersburg, Russia)
Studied composition with Boris Tishchenko at the St. Petersburg Conservatoire, graduating in 2003, and electronic music with Hans Ulrich Humpert in Cologne between 2003 and 2005. In 2007 he was composer-in-residence at the University of Durham. His many accolades include the Martirano Award from the University of Illinois in 2009 and the Gianni Bergamo Award in 2010. His music is performed throughout Europe and the United States, notably by the Russian State Academic Symphony Orchestra, De Volharding, Intégrales, and many other ensembles.
Olga Ukhanova (Kaliningrad, Russia)
Illarion Dyakov (Kaliningrad, Russia)
Graduate of St. Petersburg Conservatory of N.A. Rimsky-Korsakov, where he studied viola. Performer and composer. Laureate of international contests. Works on the intersection of classical jazz and experimental music. Chairman of Kaliningrad Regional Public Organization “Cultural Practice”. Author of such sucñessful projects as “Chameleon Band”, "Tangology Orchestra", “AntiFon”. Member of "Hoffmann String Quartet".
Anton Yakovlev and Vladimir Kanatchikov (Kaliningrad, Russia)
Musicians from Kaliningrad, who combine in their work acoustic and electronic sound. Anton is inspired by jazz from 60s and 80s and aspires to convey its atmosphere; Vladimir likes hip hop rhythms which he mixes with jazz swing. What you get in the end you can call either a modern jazz or a music of fields, suburban blocks and attics.
Plexoniq (Kaliningrad, Russia)
New moniker of musician and sound engineer Andrey Gladkov, formerly known by projects Noise of Toys, Tufraniuh, Mind Mutation, Infratech, Los Chikatilos, Pocket Band and many others. Worked as sound engineer for recording studios D.G. Sound, Brudenia Records and for The Russian Red Army & Navy Choir Orchestra and Dance Ensemble. Since 2005 wrote soundtracks for a great number of computer games while working as composer for TriHorn Productions.
trashincow (Kaliningrad, Russia)
Konstantin Trasñhenkov is a multi-instrumentalist, performer, artist and a permanent leader of Temnoyamsk project. His every performance is unpredictable mix of sound extracting, stage acting, visual and material discoveries.
Amazing Sex People (Kaliningrad, Russia)
A trio from Kaliningrad which propagates a symbiosis of compositional forms and free jazz. In such a music there’s no place for clichés and repetitions, only for pure energy and free jazz at its dirtiest. Members include Alexey Slipko (tenor sax), Alexander Petryanin (bass), Anton Mushinsky (drums) and special guest from Georgia MC Dave Khizanishvili (spoken word).
Roman Shiroukhov a.k.a. DJ Ramans (Kaliningrad, Russia)
PhD. of Liberal Arts, archaeologist, time traveler and observer of sound horizons. At the festival Roman will present his web project “Archaeology of Modern Music”, a study on digging of sound matter, melodramatic landscapes and on “how not to be a musician”. And will also play a DJ set.
Vladimir Igoshin a.k.a. Volosy (Kaliningrad, Russia)
Born in 1971. Member of the first industrial band from Kaliningrad “Beethoven Going Deaf” (1988-1993) and founder of a shop-n-club “CD Bunker”. In 1999 founded “Brudenia” label and a recording studio where a majority of experimental musicians of Kaliningrad worked at the time. Uses computer software, percussion, guitar and lute for his own compositions. One can listen to Vladimir’s ambient-psychedelic structures at exclusive concert events and on rare European labels.
Lord Krepelka (Kaliningrad, Russia)
Web project of a musician playing sometimes peaceful drone, sometimes dark ambient with elements of noise. Project exists since 2012: with time, creative work changed, and music became darker and noisier. In 2014 musician released an experimental album called "Rusty Sands Of Deserted City", in which he tried to combine oriental motives and ambient atmosphere.
Mealloffon (Kaliningrad, Russia)
A project of one breath, participants turn on and off, new music gets born here and now. The leader of improvisation is Evgeny Milovanov, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, member of projects Ukhanova, Brodsky etc.
DJs Nancy B. & Kato (Kaliningrad, Russia)
An inseparable couple, Bonnie and Clyde of Kaliningrad underground who blow up the discotheques by voices (and beats) of little kittens.
VJ Sergey Sorokin (Kaliningrad, Russia)
One of the few VJs on Kaliningrad scene, doesn’t reveal any information about himself, communicating with audience solely by means of visual imagery.
Hair Hunters (Kaliningrad, Russia)
Oleg Grudinov (synths), known by taking part in such projects as Komitet Okhrany Tepla and Psilocybeat, and his fellow musicians.
Alexander Kozyrev (Kaliningrad, Russia)
Musician known by collaboration with numerous jazz, rock and street ensembles, and also by taking part from time to time in a few experimental projects, such as Deepower, Mudotronik, Temnoyamsk, Not A Mind, Noise of Toys and many others. Along with percussion uses synthesizer and prepared recordings.