Past Links…..from Pandelis Diamantides, Cristopher Cichocki, Annie Mahtani, Koenraad Ecker, Niels de Bakker and Andrew Pekler.
00:37 Pandelis Diamantides – Go Back to Hiding in the Shadows.
05:53 Cristopher Cichocki – Desert drone cycle, part 1.
16:32 Annie Mahtani – Past Links.
28:30 Koenraad Ecker – The sardonic birds of Costaguana.
35:11 Niels de Bakker – Kcup.
39:08 Annie Mahtani – Aeolian.
51:57 Andrew Pekler – Khao sok chopped and screwed.
57:43 ctrl-t – 01122012.
Pandelis Diamantides (b. 1978, Athens, Greece) is a sound and visual artist working between Amsterdam and Berlin.
In his music productions and audiovisual performances, he uses custom digital technology to create complex binary landscapes, where detailed sound compositions and electronic rhythms are enhanced by multifaceted visuals providing a true immersive experience.
He is the author of the audiovisual series of works “Green”, “False Awakenings” and “Go Back to Hiding in the Shadows”. Through a series of collaborations he has created sound, visuals and software for contemporary dance and interactive audiovisual installations, co-creating artworks such as Tune In, Mutual Wave Machine, PLPLPL.PL, ANIMA, POLARIS and In Girum.
In recent years, his work is presented at international festivals and galleries in Europe, USA, Asia and the UAE.
Since 2017 he is a visiting teacher of Programming Multimedia at Cyprus University of Technology.
Cristopher Cichocki is an American artist who lives and works in the desert of Southern California’s Coachella Valley. His work has been featured in numerous exhibitions around the world.
Cristopher Cichocki encapsulates the cycle of decay and renewal through an examination between humankind, the natural world, and industrial production. Extending upon the historical trajectory of Land Art, Cichocki underlines the increasingly toxic global environment confronting our planet in the new millennium. Situated on the fringe of art and natural science, the artist’s environmental interventions reflect on the timeline spanning from pre-historic oceans to present-day transmutations. For decades, Cichocki’s work has been immersed in the desert of Southern California, responding to the dynamic ecology and water issues of the region through interconnected works of painting, sculpture, video, photography, performance, sound, installation and architectural intervention.
Annie Mahtani (UK, 1981) is an electroacoustic composer, sound artist and performer working and living in Birmingham (UK). She studied with Jonty Harrison at master’s and doctoral level at the University of Birmingham, completing her PhD in 2008.
Her output encompasses electronic music composition from acousmatic music to free improvisation. As a collaborator, Annie Mahtani has worked extensively with dance and theatre, and on site-specific installations. With a strong interest in field recording, her work often explores the inherent sonic nature and identity of environmental sound, amplifying sonic characteristics that are not normally audible to the naked ear. Her music explores abstract and recognizable sound worlds and all the spaces in between. Annie works extensively with multichannel audio both in fixed medium works and in live performance.
Annie Mahtani is a Lecturer in Music at the University of Birmingham. She is co-director of SOUNDkitchen, a Birmingham-based collective of curators, producers and performers of live electronic music and sound art. She has been a member of a number of boards and panels and is currently a committee member for the British ElectroAcoustic Network (BEAN), and Chair of the British Section of the International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM).
Koenraad Ecker is a Belgian composer and performer of electro-acoustic music and creator of multidisciplinary performances, currently living in Berlin
His sound-work revolves around the tactility of sound, spatial audio and its scenographic possibilities, a non-traditional use of foley techniques, alternative tuning systems, the narrative techniques of editing and the paradoxical qualities of silence.
The principal themes in his works are: the relationship between the body & sound, transformation, the uncanny, and the exploration of community, empathy & alienation in a performance space.
His output ranges from studio albums to multidisciplinary performances, audiovisual installations, music for contemporary dance & theater and soundtrack work.
He has received commissions from ZKM, Göteborgs Opera, Bozar Electronic Arts Festival, Zero Visibility and has presented his work in venues ranging from freezing squats to plush opera houses in Europe, the Americas and Asia.
In 2017, one of his spatial audio compositions was nominated for the „Prix Ars Electronica“. His sound design work has been used in major film projects such as Black Mirror (2016) and Annihilation (2018).
He’s co-founder of two long-running duo projects: Lumisokea (Opal Tapes, Alter) and Stray Dogs (Kvitnu).
In 2018, he will premiere a performative installation at Korzo Theater (NL) and release a new solo-album entitled “A Biology of Shadows”, the first release on his label In Aulis. Other forthcoming projects are concerts with Lumisokea’s “Dervish” percussion project and a residency at the Akademie der Künste Berlin.
Andrew Pekler’s approach to music and sound is an experiment with found materials, be they samples, instruments or genre conventions.
On previous albums, Pekler has electronically investigated the emotional grain of easy listening music, composed an entire album from short text descriptions and installed a record shop in an art gallery in order to sell one record with 300 different covers.