Category: Improvisation


The Asolo Thing

22nd July

Audio visual live act that blends the world of music and film together bringing live improvisation and live film montage into one unique art form.

Each performer has three movies cut into dozens of short looped clips. Musicians trigger loops using sound and physical gestures to progress throughout films creating an ever-changing experience and vj style performance for the audience. Music exploits a range of dynamics from subtle gestures, evolving textures, to walls of mass noise. Whole performance represents a fragmented timeline.

Permission of movies generously granted by directors and the Asolo Art Film Festival (Italy).

Nine movies were used from film makers such as: Le Fresnoy, Onni Pohl, Bitzer – Brunck – Weber, Yoko Fukushima, Johanna Vaude, Provorov-Myznikova, Pelin Kirca, Ameera Kawash, Mia Grau and Yuri Ancarani.

The Asolo Thing is played as part of UUCMS audio visual set.

Selected Performances:

Concerti di Promavera, Paese, …



Synthesis

18th July

Synthesis is a study of interaction between two people and technology. I created it for percussionist Enrico Bertelli. I used my limited medium – one drum machine – and played it together with the percussionist. With an integrated sequencer, this type of drum machine (Elektron Machinedrum)  is normally used for dance and techno music.

Selected Performances:

BEAM Festival, London UK (2012)

Festival Omaggio, Italy (2010)

Candiani Centre, Venice Italy (2011)

Luigi Nono Festival, Trieste Italy (2009)

Novocento Festival, Treviso, Italy (2009)

Concerti di Promavera, Paese, Italy (2010)

Late Music Festival, York, UK (2010)

Restructuring Max/MSP patch was made for the piece and enabled me to show which drum the percussionist should play at what time. It functioned as a score, though I could change it at any time to reorganise the piece live while improvising. That became very useful not only at the beginning of the project when we …



Aquatusz

14th July

Aquatusz

Collaboration with Jakub Hader and Enrico Bertelli.

Audio-visual piece, were analogue visualisations (coloured ink in aquarium) where used as guidelines for musicians in order to gather source material from acoustic improvisation. Performed with Aquarium and live acoustic musician on stage.

Aquatusz is performed as part of UUCMS live and worked as hybrid of installation and live piece on Sensorium York and Spot.Kontroli Poland. Was exposed on number of festivals in Italy, UK and Ireland.

Selected performances:
Spot.Kontroli, Poznan, Poland (2009)
Candiani Centre, Venice Italy (2011)
Sensorium, Dublin, Ireland (2011)
Festival Omaggio, Italy (2010)
Concerti di Promavera, Paese, Italy (2010)
Late Music Festival, York (2011)

Visuals: Jakub Hader Aquarium: Enrico Bertelli Music and Sound design: Radek Rudnicki

Enrico Bertelli – vibes Alex Harker – electric guitar Dave Keegan – bass guitar Chris Leedham – bass clarinet Jo Murgatroyd – sax and clarinet Zezo Olimpio – fender rhodes



Dataline vs Koshi Mazaki

23rd July

Dataline (Cenk Sayinli) vs Koshi Mazaki (Radek Rudnicki)

It is hardware based live act where all the sounds are generated live on stage on Elektron machines (Machinedrum, Monomachine and Octatrack). Improvised set mixes techno, dubstep, elektro and noise music into one unique form. Set ranges from 30min to 2h blocks. We use up to 5 drum machines for increased diversity and density of material.

Selected Performances:

JJs, York, UK (2011)

JJs York, UK (2012)

Kennedys Bar, York, UK (2011)

Dataline vs Koshi Mazaki project got mentioned in CDM and MATRIXSYNTH.



Kitchenware – KP1

22nd July

Kitchenware was the first project made with Enrico Bertelli.

Piece is based on controlled improvisation on kitchenware. All sounds in the piece are coming from kitchenware, processed sampled and resampled live. Score is based on MS Powerpoint.

Theatrical elements are mixed with contemporary percussion and techno bass heavy beats.

Piece came from concert in a backpack idea – setup is super mobile.

Selected Performances:

Computer Arts Festival, Padova Italy (2009)

Novocento Festival, Treviso, Italy (2009)

Late Music Festival, York UK (2010)

FOCAM at Brudnell Social Club, Leeds, UK (2009)

Enrico Bertelli – kitchenware Radoslaw Rudnicki – live electronics Angie Atmadjaja – scenography and lighting Calum Davison – tea break

A unique mixture of kitchenware and live electronics inside a music-theatre context. Don't stop at the black screen – keep on watching! Unprecedented and Unprotected Contemporary Music set.




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