Artists

  Raphael Vanoli


Amsterdam based guitarist, bassist, composer and improviser Raphael Vanoli has developed a musical voice of his own and is a versatile guitarist using multiple electronic setups. By constantly experimenting with all possibilities of the guitar he found and developed a technique that uses breath on the strings. Both in his solo music as well as in his many collaborations in the modern music world his quest to blur the limit between electronic and acoustic sounds resolves into a singular language, sometimes with unheard colours. 



  Beach Ready


Beach Ready, the name is an ironic commentary on the obsession with surface that pervades society, decided to use mostly an iPhone to create new music.
Think, what would Jon Hassell and David Shire do if only armed with a phone and not an army of world musicians or an orchestra.
A Welsh pump organ, field recordings, nearby rowers make an appearance, and ambient drone are all part of the collage.





Seuil Optique

Plunging stage and public in complete darkness, Seuil Optique elaborates ethereal electronic transmissions, manufactures drones which oscillate between noise and kinematic voyage, sublimates those objects of the daily life that our habits had made inaudible. By jostling the boundaries between listening, the blind manipulation of machines and the immersive experience offered to the public, the two musicians seek new sound tracks. This research is also an exploration, in permanent dialogue with hybrid musicalities and the practice of rare instruments.




Adam Majdecki-Janicki

Adam Majdecki-Janicki offers outstanding music, like an archive noise, an open breath on a film from another era. An experiment that makes sound a landscape, a sound/space continuum. 
In Eimi, Yuri Morozov is the great inspiration, the clever and resourceful electronics of these studios piercing the solitude of the bands and official orchestras. There is no commemoration in this tribute to the great Russian composer. Perception alone, the memory of a burning film, a stalker in search of a mirrored universe. Adam Majdecki-Janicki makes textures-cassettes, sound worlds buried in the memory of a sky full of stars. Eimi, or the open sound of a walking talent.



Sig Valax

Sig Valax is a sound artist who uses different digital and analog media to create hybrid works exploring modes of perception based on touch and movement in the dark. She studied electroacoustic composition at the Pantin conservatory with Christine Groult, and holds a master's degree in creation and contemporary technology from Ensci in Paris.
To amplify her sensory relation to noise music, she places her instrumental practice under the prism of improvisation via analog synthesizers. She manipulates the sounds of her atonal machines and reveals a process of musical creation linked to touch, both rhythmic and organic. She develops these experimental forms in various collective projects (Vierge Noir e, Mesce Basse, Seuil Optique, Elek Ember, Lucus Furina ...), as well as in workshops, where she gives everyone the opportunity to be initiated into forms of arts that intersect imagination, storytelling and improvisation games.




 Nonsound


A project in line with artists "clicks and cuts". Electromagnetic spheres, microphonies / sonographs, function generators and scanners. To listen Nonsound, it is to enter a singular practice, that questions the technique and the potential for resistance of each human to his alienation.




Mondor et Baars

Julie Mondor et Girilal Baars met each other in 2013 during the residency time in OMI art center (NYC). Art Omi Music invites twelve to fifteen musicians and composers from around the globe to come together for two and a half weeks each summer for a uniquely collaborative music making residency.
They started collaborating and invest music duo with voices and cello. From that moment, the theatrical, humorous side connected them as well as their knowledge of extra-western and electroacoustic music. 
Mondor et Baars are definitively moved by searching roughness, grain, overtone: this duo is clearly looking for sound tense with musical integrity.



The Library Music Institute

The Library Music Institute is a collaborative project which is inspired by functional music. The musical trajectories of the albums can be very different: from minimalist experiments to electro-funk, from turntablism to modular explorations. 7 albums to discover, and many projects to come ...


 
   Fuji Yuki & Valéry Poulet

Fuji Yuki is a Japanese female singer who performs in a Japanese Experimental / Improvised music scene.
Her vocal style which is like an instruments by used some special techniques. She's best known as the vocalist, improviser, performer for bass and voice duo Sarry.
Valéry Poulet is a french experimental and electroacoustic composer.




Looking North


Since the end of 2017, Looking North is the site of a practice of free improvisation that members of the ensemble are seeking to actualize (video synthesis device, sound spatialisation, spectral transformation in real time, automated instruments, etc.), making the present a singular place where multiple intentions and risk taking interact. Oscillating between the circumstances of the scenic game (the place of improvised production) and the interaction of instrumental subjectivities (these timbres that must be disambiguated, projected or at best neutralized), Looking North assumes the legacy of a singular musical practice through a radical questioning on its renewal.




Nicolas Tourney


Magnetic drones, string quartet devices, soundscapes, field recording, static music for imaginary films ... Dreaming of an absolute sound, Nicolas Tourney works spectra as tangible materials, looking for a third way between notations graphics and perceptual experiences.




Failure Circle / Kecap Tuyul

Kecap Tuyul, a self-taught improviser with a preference for lo-fi unstable tools & situations, is also active as Failure Circle, a solo feedback-based project. 
Frozen Clinamen is serie of works started on autumn 2017. It follows a simple method inspired by the the possibilities of his no-input mixer set-up and the will to use a limited sound material in a posteriori compositions : all the sounds included in these works are recordings of moments that feature no human intervention.




Strip

Strip tells a story of youth. It is a shared vertigo: the fear of emptiness, the fear of death. The characters are ready to do anything to feel alive, and are in search of thrills and adrenaline. They decide to put their bodies in action and test their limits, obeying their impulses and indulging in what is most organic, drive and intimate.
Crossings between spoken words, pop experiments, radio play, electronic protocol: music for Strip is hybrid, even driving. At the rate of a writing on stage, an album that questions the contours of theater music.





For Children

The For Children project or the mix of the Fluxus spirit, Raymond Scott's sound creations for babies, Japanese 80's pop, ORTF educational programs, and narrative music. Interludes, plateaux, educational discovery of minimalism, playful and passionate interpretation of a recent musical history to rediscover unceasingly.
In 4 volumes.



Eric Tolone

Eric Tolone is a french lettrist who developed a theory and practice of a deeply spiritual art.
For Eric Tolone, the cosmic matrix is ​​not of the order of the perceived - it is a matrix that generates the succession of universes. This matrix of all worlds is considered to have three noumenal qualities called in Sanskrit: tamas (inertia, laziness), rajas (passion action), satva (balance, elevation, transparency). These three categories can be applied to art, especially music. An oppressive music is tamasic, an exciting and passionate music is rajasic, a serene and soulful music is satvic. This way of seeing art transcends the categories of sacred art and secular art. It is not because a music is stamped "sacred art" that it raises the soul. There are, for example, sonorous illustrations of the crucifixion of Christ that are heavy and anguished, or Hindu ragas that express the clash of passions. 
In the modern world, man needs to rise above the problems of everyday life. In this, satvic art is an answer. Any form of activity that can be dedicated to the spiritual, we go out schemas of the original artist, the artist witness of our time, or the artist possessor of talents. The question is: in what service does the artist put his talent? Do we strengthen the beauty and spiritualization of the world? Or do we do the opposite? By putting him at the service of satvic art, the artist fulfills a moral function and helps humanity to rise.

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