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Let us introduce … Gustavo Chab

Gustavo Chab's compositions, including works for instrumental, electronic music, and performances frequently explore the spatialization of sound within the composition, mixing fixed media acousmatic and sound generation in real time. After a first album released on the label Elektramusic, let us introduce his second album "Invisible Shapes". Discover the album here ! How did you get interested in contemporary/electroacoustic music and start playing it ? My interest in contemporary/ electroacoustic music began in the mid 80s . The return of democracy in Argentina generated the possibility of listening to different alternatives and cultural proposals. Many of them came from the underground. There was a weekly course of electroacoustic music at the C.C.C.B.A. organised...

Learn more about… zBlug

Dom Dubois Taine and Tiri Carreras form zBlug, a duo of improvised music mixing electronic and acoustic percussions. In their new album "Lichens", each piece explores a new synthesis of their alchemy to propose a singular universe. Discover the album here ! What are your individual backgrounds ? Dom Dubois Taine : I started, like many children, by studying classical piano. Then the first experiences of music bands as a teenager, the openness to jazz and pop music, and to other instruments (fender Rhodes and synthesizers). At the same time, I started to study fine arts, then I got interested in more contemporary territories, at first to the "contemporary" music of the...

Discover… Yudan Zou – Aphasia

How did you start music ? At the very beginning: piano - on heavy daily practice, I started out as a young Beethoven fan. Later Rock n' Roll changed my life: I started to listen to The Doors, Led Zeppelin and Queen, until Alternative Rock drew my attention. Musicians like PJ Harvey, The Velvet Underground, Television inspired me to write my first few songs: on a piano with an audio recorder. I was around 13-14 years old. How did you get interested in and start playing contemporary music? Back in my days as a The Velvet Underground fan, I noticed that 'novel composition techniques' such as atonality, noise, polyrhythm and extended techniques were already well...

News from… Diego Montes and Gonzalo Biffarella

The new album on Elektramusic is the result of a collaboration between two artists already present on our label: Diego Montes and Gonzalo Biffarella. In this interview, they present their collaboration and explain the message of their album: “Voces con memorias” The album “Voces con memorias” is a collaborative work between Diego Montes and Gonzalo Biffarella. Is it the first time you work together? What was the process of working together? Gonzalo: We met Diego at the end of the 70's. We were at the beginning of our experiences as young musicians. Ancient music was one of our points in common, we both went through the Ancient Instruments Ensemble of the Goethe Institute of...

Discover… Diego Montes – Unkodifizierte

How did you start music ? I began to study music listening to my parents who sang in a professional choir in Córdoba Argentina, I grew up listening to masses by Tomás Luís de Victoria, William Byrd, pieces of Maurice Ravel, Johannes Brahms and others. I started clarinet studies relatively late, at the age of 13. How did you get interested in and start playing contemporary music? My interest in contemporary music was awakened at an early age when I met César Franchisena, a true pioneer in this type of music in Córdoba Argentinien, he was a professor of composition at the University of Córdoba. Although I did not study at the university with him,...

News from… Gonzalo Biffarella

Gonzalo Biffarella is an Argentinian musician. Throughout his career he received numerous distinctions, in his country and abroad. He publishes his new album "Memorias" which aims to keep alive the memories of some of the most difficult moments in the history of Argentina. How did you start music ? Hi! I live in Córdoba, Argentina. My beginnings with music were erratic. When I was 5 years old, I entered the school “Los Niños Cantores” (of singing boys) and I got bored in a big way! At 6, I started to study guitar, with folk songs and I got even more bored. Finally at age 11, I started with classical guitar and there I got...

Discover…. Vladan Kuzmanović – Les Macrotonalités

Vladan Kuzmanović is a Serbian musician who experiments with ultrasonic, subsonic music, compositions beyond the threshold of acoustic audibility. In his new album Les Macrotonalités, he makes a research in the field of electroacoustic tonality, marginal areas of tonality and especially the spread of genre understanding. Why/how did you start composing music ? How did you discover electroacoustic music ? I would rather say that electroacoustic music discovered me. I have always had a specific and built relationship with classical music. I love Schoenberg, the structure in the music and the natural complexity. Iunderstand electroacoustic music as something that doesn't have to be liked, but it has to surprise.Modular, electronic sounds are closer to concrete...

Distractfold : music against lockdown

UK-based ensemble, Distractfold, are a group of performers, composers and curators all acting out of shared love, passion and interest in the music and culture of our times. Coming from different continents, backgrounds and having received a diverse education, together they create a nexus of ideas and influences which all contribute towards the ensemble’s unique voice and identity. They perform acoustic, mixed and electroacoustic music of their peers, alongside music of the more established composers with whom they have formed close collaborations and friendships. How was the Distractfold project born ? The project was thought up by Distractfold members, Sam Salem (co-artistic director) and Daniel Brew (guitarist and producer). Does the project match what you...

Discover Duo TRoneitor

Duo TRoneitor is now on our label with his new album ¿Qué Ruido es Ese?. Discover more about the Duo, Natalia Cappa and Lucas Werenkraut, their work and their new album in this interview. How did you two meet ? Who came up with the idea of this project ?  We (Natalia Cappa and Lucas Werenkraut) met singing at an Opera company and many years later we got married. Between the parenting and the work we did together in musical theater and contemporary opera we developed a great capacity for listening and adaptation and above all a lot of playability and enjoyment. This is continually present in our work. For many years Lucas Werenkraut,...

News from… Luís Antero

Sound artist. Since 2008 he develops an ongoing project in collecting the immaterial sound heritage of several areas of Portugal, through field recordings that can be found at www.luisantero.yolasite.com and www.luisantero.bandcamp.com. Have a degree in Artistic Studies and a postgraduate degree in Portuguese Cultural, Traditional and Popular Heritage. How did you come up with the idea of this project? Why contemporary music? Since 2008 I have been developing a project of sound archival and sound documentary in the Serra da Estrela region, where I live. It is therefore a daily and natural inspiration for me, as an artist and as a person who inhabits this territory. How did you find out about the expedition to...