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Live in Cyprus – Loop 2016

9th February

I was invited to amazing festival in Cyprus in Jan 2016. Lefkosia Loop Festival happens in Cyprus in the first week of January (5,6th this year). This was a 5th edition of the festival with already established audience and really diverse acts. What a great start of the year! I brought my Elektron boxes both Machinedrum and Octatrack, OP1 and performed with first attempt of live patching my Serge modular setup (Creature+Quad Slope combo). I was amazed with warm welcome from the audience who seemed to enjoy the show. Following the festival I recorded new tunes with new and old friends from Cyprus. Hoping to take them live soon, so watch this space.

 

 



Space F!ght New Zealand Tour

9th December

I just came back from amazing trip to New Zealand and Singapore, where I went for study leave and toured with Space F!ght in Oct/November 2015 with dates in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. During the trip I facilitated workshops at New Zealand School of Music in Wellington, CPIT in Christchurch and University of Waikato in Hamilton. I did presentations for students and academic staff on data sonification, showcased workflow and approaches to live improv. I performed with Space F!ght in unique lineup with Anna Edgington(voice) and Tane Upjohn-Beatson(guitar).

New Zealand Tour Dates:

29th Oct Whammy Bar, Auckland

7th Nov Pyramid Club, Wellington

14th Nov Auricle, Christchurch

Here are the pics from the trip. 



British Council Commissioned Show at Southbank Centre, London

8th April

Together with Space F!ght and Pouya Ehsaei commissioned by British Council Iran we performed at Southbank Centre, London. For the Iranian New Year (Nowruz) celebration show, we composed original music aiming to mix Iranian folk with minimal techno and live improvisation. We mixed cheerful, upbeat techno music with ambient elements including Iranian influences (poems, rhythms and sampled instruments). Analysing the frequency spectra of Iranian music we synthesised new sound material using modular synthesiser, guitar pedals and custom made software.

Joining forces with Pouya Ehsaei  meant that we brought even more gear to to make the show. Setup was surprisingly simple and easy to mange by three people, each having specific roles. Pouya mixing, processing and mainly taking care of ambient material. Enrcio Bertelli – acoustic percussion improvisation and myself providing electronic rhythm section with drum machine (Analog Rytm) and sampler (Octatrack).

We were thrilled to …



Space F!ght plays Mira, Barcelona

4th March

Together with Space F!ght  I performed at MIRA Festival 2014 at Santa Monica Arts Centre, Barcelona. MIRA festival is one of the biggest festivals of Live Visual Arts in Spain. Festival featured, lectures, performances and interactive installation art. We had Chris Sharkey on guitar, performing among the usual Space F!ght crew including Tom Adams (electronics), James Mainwaring (sax), Jakub Hader aka Precyzja (visuals and pyramid) and myself on Machinedrum and Octatrack.

Here is really nice teaser made from diverse activities happening during the festival. Try spotting our 3D pyramids.



Emerging Excellence Award for Space F!ght

25th March

I am super happy for Space F!ght to receive Emerging Excellence Award ! It will support bands tour coming up in May/June 2014! 

Space F!ght was chosen from 231 applications among 27 musicians.

‘Panellists included multi-platinum selling songwriter and record producer Martin Sutton, singer-songwriter and composer Gwyneth Herbert, artist manager and owner of RedGrape Records Kerry Harvey-Piper, pianist and founder of Edition Records Dave Stapleton, Director of Film & TV UK/Europe at ASCAP Simon Greenaway, former Director of the City of London Festival Ian Ritchie, Nick Keynes and the Guardian’s Classical Music Editor Imogen Tilden.’

You can find more info and list of all selected bands on Help Musicians website.

Here is video from our recent Sci-Fi Tour 2013.



Jazz Orchestra gig @ NCEM

23rd June

Together with my Kirki Project collaborator Ricardo Alvarez I got involved in University of York Jazz Orchestra gig at National Centre for Early Music in York. Concert themed with Chilean music consisted of 2x sets. The first one composed by Chileans’s Ensemble Quintessence and the second with Ricardo’s own compositions.

Conducted by Jonathan Eato concert resonated with Kirki Project as music in the second set was also inspired by Tirana Festival. It was great opportunity to experiment with electronic material and the orchestra. I was using both field recordings and digital synthesis made on OP1,  Machinedrum and Octatrack bringing ambience and textural material to the intervals and sparse parts with solos.

I processed both video and audio material recorded by Ricardo with digital effects adding electronic drum patterns to the pieces. For the visualisations, I used simple Jitter patch to load the videos, photos and faded between them. …



RPE Duo LIVE album out!

23rd November

Rudnicki & Postle Electric Duo is releasing last show of RPE Duo USA tour 2012. One track live album is available on bandcamp. Check it out, download and enjoy!

RPE Duo Live at UNC – Chapel Hill, NC, USA – October 2012
The duo performed as guest artists on Jamey Aebersold special series.

Matt Postle – trumpet, Speak&Spell

Radek Rudnicki – Elektron Machinedrum and Octatrack

Also available on Mixcloud.

Check out recent Create Digital Music story on RPE Duo USA tour and interview on Shuffle Magazine.

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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




Recent Performances and Events

Live gigs, festivals, installations, workshops and the projects I'm involved in currently.

Live in Cyprus – Loop 2016

I was invited to amazing festival in Cyprus in Jan 2016. Lefkosia Loop Festival happens in Cyprus in the first week of January (5,6th this...

Space F!ght New Zealand Tour

I just came back from amazing trip to New Zealand and Singapore, where I went for study leave and toured with Space F!ght in...

Oxford Overdrive Sound Pack for Elektron Monomachine

Oxford Overdrive Sound Pack is my second wavetable pack made specifically for the Monomachine commissioned by Elektron Music Machines.

The idea was to sample vintage...

British Council Commissioned Show at Southbank Centre, London

Together with Space F!ght and Pouya Ehsaei commissioned by British Council Iran we performed at Southbank Centre, London. For the Iranian New Year (Nowruz) celebration show,...

Space F!ght plays Mira, Barcelona

Together with Space F!ght  I performed at MIRA Festival 2014 at Santa Monica Arts Centre, Barcelona. MIRA festival is one of the biggest festivals...

2x Live sets at Electric Spring 2015

I performed two sets at Electric Spring festival in Huddersfield this year. In 5 days festival brought lots of sonic exploration ranging from Delia...