For h1, everything started in the late 90s with his father’s computer, recording loops on cassette tape through crappy desktop speakers. Nowadays he’s noodling around with algorithmic compositions, modular synthesis and building his own gear. Everything needs to fit into the backpack. h1 is part of the electronic music collective Sonic Ground.
Joseph Noise paints the dark vision of a violent society collapsing. As history tends to repeat, he uses two poems by Erich Kästner from 1928. Unfortunately the walkman breaks after the first verse of Der Mensch ist gut. Besides breaking walkmans, you hear all kinds of samples, some spring reverb feedback and some distortion from a gritty old mixer.
The electronic act Monocube was founded in Odessa (UKR) and is active since 2008, currently based in Berlin and Odessa. Monocube is exploring the fields of electronic music using a wide range of analogue instruments combining various styles of electronic music, such as drone, industrial and experimental ambient. Since 2017 Monocube have been collaborating with the visual artist M. Kardinal in the APPARITIONS series of audio-visual performances at Spektrum (2017/2018, Berlin) and transmediale Vorspiel (2018, Berlin).
Monocube and M. Kardinal premiered the fourth part of APPARITIONS – an ongoing series of collaborative audio-visual performances. APPARITIONS IV. POST-CRISIS REMEMBRANCE is an audio-visual remembrance through post-crisis moments of urban landscapes and their sounds reflecting on contemporary crisis events such as disasters, and other critical incidents. These events may demolish people’s fundamental sense of safety and security, leaving them feeling jeopardized and vulnerable. These events often disrupt the worldview or profound beliefs people have about their lives and ethical order. People’s psychological notions can be annihilated and many people experience a crisis of meaning or purpose.
Gregor Dys explores the sonic architectures of the modular synthesizers, controllers and gadgets at his fingertips. Taking a performative approach, the listener is guided through an semi-improvised exploration of electroacoustic ambients, howling drones, thickening soundscapes and unexpected noises.
DuChamp is an Italian scientist, musician and curator based in Berlin, religiously devoted to drone. Drone is related to a precise childhood memory: the sound of the hair dryer, that her mother used to fix her hair. That was the sound of care, bliss, and infinite love. Since 2017, DuChamp started to incorporate real field recordings, related to her personal memory, into her drone compositions, by adding layers of sounds and noise in attempt to recreate some kind of apophonias.