Thursday 17 December 2020, 7pm
Please note that the stream starts at 7:45pm.
Special show and livestream featuring solo and duo sets from ТЕПЛОТА, aka the London-based pairing of Grundik Kasyansky and Tom Wheatley, whose excellent debut, HEAT/WORK, was released on our in-house TakuRoku label earlier this year.
Working in mutual orbit for many years, ТЕПЛОТА formed around a comparison between obsessive learning cycles in acoustic improvisation and heuristic relationships with recursive yet pliant machines. They continue to center on this point via friction, specific technologies and (mis)translation.
We'd love to see you. In order to keep things safe we will be operating with a limited, seated only capacity. Please note that you will only be able to sit with people from your household, and any additional tickets you order should also only be for people in your household. Visitors will be asked to scan a QR code at the door when they arrive, using the NHS COVID-19 app. The bar will be table service only - please wear a mask when arriving and moving around the venue. We will be providing hand sanitiser - and note that we will only be accepting card payments.
ТЕПЛОТА is the London-based duo of Grundik Kasyansky & Tom Wheatley. Their work interrogates the haptic, social and liberating relationships with technologies old & new; using feedback synthesizer and computational double bass, they fuse a spontaneous interplay orthogonally over cyclical structures, with techno as perpetual fulcrum.
Their debut record HEAT/WORK was released on Cafe OTO’s digital label TakuRoku in late 2020. Realised though a palimpsestic (over)dub process, its two cuts document explorations that orbit 130bpm. Throughout 2021 they are releasing the ЭС series: monthly singles where they further investigate notions of heat, work, cycles and time.
Grundik Kasyansky is a Moscow born electronic musician, based in London. He was a founding member of Israeli experimental electronic duo Grundik and Slava. The duo played an important role in the flourishing of the Tel-Aviv and Jerusalem art and music underground in the late 90s-early 00s. He collaborated with many musicians, dancers, painters and filmmakers, and released records through Matchless, Another Timbre, Takuroku, Creative Sources, Cathnor, Earsay, Fact, Auris Media, Stateart, Dromos and Linear Obsessional. He also plays in bands Теплота, Staraya Derevnya and Llull Machines. Before concentrating on electronic music he wrote poetry and it deeply influenced his current practice. Since 2006 he’s been developing a customised setup, which he calls “feedback synthesizer” (a feedback/analog synthesis system).
Tom Wheatley is an artist and musician based in London. His work is patterns, rhythms and cycles, at an interface of physical and digital zones. Recently, his music has been documented on video and record.
His main collaborations are ТЕПЛОТА with Grundik Kasyansky, Cast-On with Ilana Blumberg, and various lineups & outputs with Daniel Blumberg, often including Billy Steiger, Ute Kanngiesser and Jim White.