Gašper Torkar is a multi-faceted artist whose body of work, stretched between poetry, music and other artistic forms, has brought him to various literary, theatre and club stages. He is a poet and a storyteller, though he doesn’t always need words to tell his story. This is confirmed by five pieces of almost-dance electronic music, …Continue reading "Gašper Torkar: Dreams of Others EP"
At the heart of it all lies a choreography of sounds – noises and tones and everything in-between. Of course there’s always the body. And its movement. Mental images flashing somewhere in the brain, a foot tapping, that feeling in the stomach and somewhere down the lungs when you’re hit with an emotional resonance. The …Continue reading "Luka Prinčič: Albatross EP"
Myth: a sacred story, a set of beliefs, a way to make sense of the world, to connect the dots. A notion that is also the name of one of the first tracks made by BeatMyth (in 2007). It was one of many pieces in that raw and forward-thinking style, characteristic for the next half …Continue reading "BeatMyth: One Hand Clap"
Lifecutter cuts the sheets of meaning with an onslaught of noise, distorted beats and slight hints of melody. It comes from a man who is no stranger to music of various forms and genres. The deliberate direction of forceful music such as his could be traced to industrial environment of his hometown and to finding …Continue reading "Lifecutter: Death(c)rave"
Warrego Valles are three sonic psychonauts pointing at dry gully where illusions of the night are dispelled. The double exposure of dusk and dawn is the sound of slow and elusive waters, their depths, droplets of mist and hope of a better world that never dies. Location Off by Warrego Valles …Continue reading "Warrego Valles: Location Off"
Sound is infinite. So says Nina Farič, the woman behind Kikiriki noise project. Despite the fact that she seems no stranger to psychedelic overtones in music, she’s actually refering to infinity in very practical terms. An abundance of creative tinkerers and inventors making sound-producing machines and electronic kits makes her feeling constrained and limited. Or …Continue reading "Kikiriki: Woodsinus"
The music for Safe Place was initially written for accompanying a video project by Iztok Klančar. It evolved over time through cooperation with sharing different ideas, visions and video material. It was written and made to mimic the same lurking darkness that both artists, Lifecutter (Domen Učakar) and Iztok Klančar are familiar with through different …Continue reading "Lifecutter: Safe Place"
“Requiem aeternam dona eis”, grant them eternal rest! This music comes from an experiment, a performance in which the human body is substituted by animals and machines. Conceptually it is rooted in post-antropocentristic deconstruction of dualism of cartesian perspective on an animal machine. The question is, how can we imagine a dialogue between the animal …Continue reading "Luka Prinčič: Requiem For The Future"
“Transmittance #1.5” is an edited sonic document of a live situation – a broadcast of an audio-visual telematic performance in the summer of 2011. The positions of earth satellites published by NORAD were used in real-time to shape the sound textures and the input from a remote audience was used to structure the chapters of …Continue reading "Maja Delak & Luka Prinčič: Transmittance #1.5"
Kamizdat is delighted to present a story, a challenge, a question, in a form of electro-acoustic composition in three parts from Slovenian musician, composer, artist and activist Nina Dragičević. An aspect of this particular sonic tale that is particularly gripping is a relentless spiraling into suggestive sound-world, guided by repetitions and pulsations. They form a …Continue reading "Nina Dragičević: Parallellax"