MOUSE ON MARS
Mouse on Mars formed in 1993 when Andi Toma, from Dusseldorf, and Jan
St. Werner, from Cologne, met at a speed metal festival in Stockholm and
decided to form a band.
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Mick joined Napalm Death in the 1980s, when he was still a teenager,
recording some of their classic early albums including 'Scum' and 'From
Enslavement To Obliteration'. His manic drumming style earned him the
nickname 'Tornado'. Mick went through a few different line-up changes
with Napalm Death before departingIn the early '90s Mick Harris formed
Scorn with Nik Bullen. Together, they perfected a dark dub-influenced
style, heavy on horror imagery and samples that could influenced later
on Tricky. Around the same time, Mick joined a power trio with heavyweights
Bill Laswell and John Zorn called Painkiller. Together, they released
three studio albums and one live album. In the mid-90s, Mick assumed control
of Scorn in total with Nik Bullen's departure. The style of Scorn has
progressed into a somewhat minimalist electronic dub sound, with an extreme
heavy beat and Mick's own bass sound.
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Musician, writer, media critic, a minimalist anti-hero, and host of the
monthly digital club, the Electronic Lounge, at the ICA in London since
1994, he is currently at work on a variety of projects. In 1996 he completed
a lecture/performance tour of Australia at the invitation of ANAT (Australian
Network for Art & Technology). 1997 took him all around Europe and the
USA, composing the soundtrack to the Delta ballet at the Paris Opera House,
touring the USA with Dj Spooky and performing with 100 violinists alongside
Laurie Anderson, closing with a South Bank Show profile on British television.
1998 brought sound work on Bryan Ferry's new album.
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NORBERT MÖSLANG & ERIKM
Norbert Möslang (Voice Crack member) and ErikM (who began his career
playing guitar and now has became in a electronic devices master) will
be togheter at Experimentaclub for a unique live act based in the electronic
Pierre Bastien (born 1953, France), known as 'King of the toys', is a
faithful John Cage fan who specialized in French and 18th century literature
at the University of Sorbonne. He wrote his thesis on the pre-surrealist
Raymond Roussel, in whose works the sounds of peculiar extra-human mechanical
installations from a bizarre auditory universe. Bastien has composed music
for Dominique Bagouet's ballets, and it was for her 'Tartine' production
that he made his first musical machine, combining a record-player engine,
a Meccano structure and a cymbal. The products of a strange cross between
technology and ethnic folklore, his works are reminiscent of futurist
primitivism and dadaism. In the words of Marc Gabriel Malfant, the music
of Pierre Bastien has also rediscovered the pure charm of 'air', the easy-to-whistle
genre pursued by Bach that has disappeared from the musical vocabulary:
"We enter, through this music, into a forgotten world where tired machines
slowly and obstinately repeat coagulated tunes. The tempo is heavy, decomposed.
In this nocturnal milieu, apparitions have the mysterious walk of the
ghosts and their power of fascination. These airs have the elegance of
a remembrance... And sometimes, we surprise ourselves whistling an air
of Pierre Bastien while we maintain fixed in our memory the sorrowful
calm of Marimba Combo's cornet."
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Iury Lech is a multidisciplinary artist of Ukrainian origin but established
firstly in America, later in Barcelona and at present in the Empordà (Girona).
His creativity includes music, writing or video-creation, always from
an innovating and experimental viewpoint. His musical universe is placed
over an electronic arsenal built with powerful rhythmic structures, sensual
atmospheres and a dense timbric texture that, from his personal contribution
to the latest tendencies, and, making use of the new technologies, brings
us a sonorous combination based on inflammatory ambient, trance impressionism
and hypnotic minimalism.
Eduardo Polonio is born in Madrid the 5 of January of 1941. After studying
the piano and composition at the Royal Conservatory of Madrid, he received
his diploma allowing him to teach composition in 1968. The first step
in his career was as composer and interpreter for the Grupo Koan (1967-1970).
In 1969, he worked for the Alea Laboratory in Madrid and, between 1970
and 1972, he was a member of the Alea Música Electrónica Libre group,
the first Spanish electroacoustic music group to play live. He was President
of the Asociación de Música Electroacústica de España from 1988 to 1994
and is currently consultant to the International Confederation of Electroacoustic
Music as well as a member of the International Academy of Electroacoustic
Music. He received the Magisterium at the Grand Prix International de
Musique Électroacoustique in Bourges, France in 1994. He is the author
of two electroacoustic operas: "Uno es el Cubo" (1995) and "Dulce mal"
Agustí Fernández is one of the most important explorers of avant garde
music in Spain. Agustí combines thorough knowledge of the 20th century
modern classical piano with jazz free improvisation to a unique and powerful
style. Agustí considers himself as a self trained musician, though he
studied in Palma de Mallorca's Conservatory and extended his formation
at the Darmstadt Summer Courses and with Iannis Xenakis or Carles Santos,
among others, and he has recognized very often that in his music there
are influences from Cecil Taylor in jazz and Iannis Xenakis in contemporary
music. Two influences that helps him to developed in a unique style full
of a pasion for explore new musical lenguages.
Koji Asano is creating an original world of music through his use of
various instruments. This electroacoustic-music is distinguished by its
lack of constraint and free style. 31 titles of CD works are so wide-ranged
from Computers, Solo Piano, Guitar Bands, Experimental electronics to
Strings, his group Koji Asano Ensemble in Tokyo. Besides album works,
he also produces original sound tracks for dance performances, films,
Video art. Collaborated with sculptors and painters for series exhibitions
in Moscow, Puskin and Latvia in 1997, also composed the string quartet
piece for Bruno Letort's project "Megapoles" performed by The Smith Quartet
at Vingtieme theatre in Paris last June 1999. He is requested by Banda
Municipal de Barcelona to compose new orchestra piece which will be shown
at L'Espai in October 2001.
Behind the alias of Nad Spiro can be found Rosa Arruti, founder of the
legendary MohoChemie project and constant reference in the most audacious
edge of Barcelona's underground scene (Psicópatas del Norte, Tendre Tembles).
Shantala began their work together at Buenos Aires in 1999. They use
the sound like way of contecting with feelings. Shantala are: Roberto
Kuczer (sitar), Guadalupe Tobarías (violín) and Vika Kleiman (tambura).
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Peter Kowald was going to perform in Experimentaclub'02. His death the past 21th September has been a great commotion. From Experimentaclub we want to make a concert of tribute with some of the most prestigious names of spanish improvised music.
Markus Breuss (Switzerland) and Pelayo Arrizabalaga, with Justo Bagüeste,
were the creators in 1984 of Clónicos: a poly-stylistic experience under
the influence of K.H. Stockhausen, Edgar Varese, Fred Frith, John Zorn,
The Art Ensemble of Chicago...
Peter Kowald (1944-2002) was a improvisation music master. He was one
of the best XX century avant garde musicians. Their solo performances
(with double bass and/or tuba) made evident his genius. The "Off the road"
(Laurence Petit Jouvet documental film) soundtrack was one of his latest
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WADE MATTHEWS, ANTONIO BRAVO, NILO GALLEGO
For this Experimentaclub festival will play togheter three knowlege improvisation
masters: Wade Matthews, Antonio Bravo and Nilo Gallego.
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ABRIL PADILLA / GRACIELA LOPEZ
Abril Padilla and Graciela López started playing together at 1999. They
came from several french and Argentina free improvisation bands, like
Tetsuo or Le Zhig. Together they experimented about mixing modified guitars,
everyday objects, voices and flute.
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Darío Moratilla (Games Addiction) started researching about sound mixes
at the radio program No Frills, where he began working like disc jockey.
He collaborates with the record company Plataforma LTW (Rec Overflow and
Bleizes), where he publish some of his works, based on the musical abtraction,
software and playstation sounds and everyday noises.
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This group from Madrid, constituted by Alicia H. Willen and Francisco Planellas, is, undoubtedly, one of the most solid proposals in national "hard" electronics' new scene. Proyecto Mirage, absorbing itself in noise, techno and gothic rock, evolves fromits incipient electropop towards some industrial abstracted suppositions which are confirmable to each and every "leading light" of intelligent electronics such as Pan Sonic or, above all, Aphex Twin, who share with them a taste for alarming atmospheres, broken melodies and distortioned rhythms. Despite they started creating music a long time ago, Proyecto Mirage has just started to be known (outside the habitual background of demos-tasters) two years ago, having "mouth-to-mouth" communication a fundamental role on its gradual aspect. The fact that they edit their second album for a German Company, as well as the confirmation of next concerts all through Europe, certificates that a prophet is without honour in his own country and that Proyecto Mirage is not just an illusion but a palpable reality.
Andrés Noarbe participates in 1978 in first formacion of El Aviador Dro.
After the split that gave rise to the birth of Esplendor Geométrico, he
was manager of E.G., being in charge of the grafica part and design of
the covers of his records. From 1985 he directs the first label specialized
in electronic music in Spain: Discos Esplendor Geométrico -now Geometrik-.
Noarbe also direct the Rotor distributor.
FRED TASSY CALM
Fred Tassy is a unique disc jockey who has help to understand at Spain
the chill out concept (a place of changing minds, to have a rest and the
horizontal dance). His sessions mix classical music and ambient or noise
and flamenco sounds.
JUSTO BAGÜESTE (IPD)
"Life is a dream", said then Calderón de la Barca; however, for Justo Bagüeste, "life is a sound", and life, dreams and sounds are, exactly, what I.P.D. is about (I.P.D. stands for Inducing the Pleasure Dreams). This multitasked collective, established in Madrid, has in Justo its central piece, being DJ Morgana, DJ Dynamo and X Flash (the one in charge of the projections and showings) his satellites. Justo, a musician who works in a great deal of musical fields, comes from the conservatoire, and has developed works for cinema and ballet, played in so different groups such as Corcobado y los Chatarreros de Sangre y Cielo or Clónicos, and he has even remixed themes of Esplendor Geométrico. His first album, produced by Suso Sáiz, turned him in a classical of "chill-out": analogical electronics, with an evident Teutonic inspiration, always adorned with some good jazz' "brushstrokes". The "kosmische kurier" from Huesca injects street life's beating in glider music and gives birth a new gender: urban cosmic music, the one that glides at ground level. His last works introduced more ethnic elements and gave more power to the dance loading, getting, then, I.P.D. to give up their reputation of "just for listening in a horizontal position", without, however, having lost their hypnotist qualities.
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Blue begans in the music world with noise and crustcore bands, playing
bass and drums. Later he started playing electronic devices and and mixing
sound like disc jockey at 1999, this year he plays at Sonar and also at
Ajaccio Festival with Víctor Nubla, Antón Ignorant and Io Casino. The
use to play like disc jockey at G3G club (Barcelona) and LEM Festival.
Cnoi is Radar bar's owner and alma mater. Radar (Electronic Sounds Bar)
is one of the Madrid centers for the more experimental, avant garde and
radical electronic music. Cnoi use to plays (like disc jockey) at Radar
since 1997 but he has also plays at Benicassim Festival or Tendencias
Post Digitales Festival.
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Flossy use to show his avant garde electronic sessions at Gris club (Madrid)
but he make his experimental and ambient sound sessions at Radar Bar.
Dj, music producer and manager, Fernando Mástil is one of the first musicians
who began playing chill out (ambient and freestyle) sounds in his sessions.
He began his dj carreer in 1991, then he worked at Sol club in Madrid.
He was disc jockey in Stella, Morocco, Bali Hai or Katmandú clubs.
Visual-Ex is an experimental cycle dedicated to the relation between
the image and electronic music. Parallel to Experimentaclub'02, Visual-Ex
will offer documentary on electronic music, programs of pieces of experimental
cinema, video clips, pieces of flash, performances of video artists and
an interesting experiment changing the sound track to a classic movie
of the dumb cinema. This cycle tries to approach the electronic universe
to the public of La Casa Encendida.