Monday 15 August 2016, 6pm, OTO Project Space
Early evening triple-bill in the Project Space headed up by Sergey Kostyrko, a Russian musician and media artist, who will present for the first time in London his solo project that aims to define a new aesthetic in electronic music. Luciano Maggiore, a strong addition to the London music scene, will present a solo on walkman portable stereos. Kostis Kilymis and Steward Houston will perform an exciting newly formed duo for clarinet, percussion and electronics, following up on their first meeting during the BOAR residency at Cafe OTO in February 2014.
A unique event that aims to propagate sound beyond and below.
Sergey Kostyrko is a Russian musician and media artist, based in St. Petersburg and known for his participation in a number of bands performing improvised music (Benzolnye Mertvecy, Mars-96, Coaxil) and for collaborative projects with Ilia Belorukov, Alexei Borisov, Kurt Liedwart, Rutger Zuydervelt, Daichi Yoshikawa, Dariusz Mazurowski. He is a co-organizer of Fulldozer Festival (St. Petersburg, 2013, 2014), Spina!Fest (St. Petersburg, 2016) and series of club concerts Spina!Party (2013–2016) as well as a co-founder of Spina!Rec cassette label.
With his solo project Kostyrko is involved in research of new aesthetics in electronic music. His works combines different technologies and approaches to sound synthesis: during concerts and studio sessions he plays modular synthesizer, employs multi-channel sound systems, uses field recordings and different sampling techniques. As a media artist, he mostly works with generative graphics and interactive audio-visual systems. One of his last work in collaboration with Evgenii Bugaev "A bird with displaced center of mass" has been nominated for Sergey Kuryokhin Contemporary Art Award (St. Petersburg, 2016) .
Recent performances and exhibitions includes Cross Art (St. Petersburg, 2014, 2015), Erarta Motion Pictures (St. Petersburg, 2014), Teni Zvuka (St. Petersburg, 2014), Theses (Kemerovo, 2014), The Night of the Museums (St. Petersburg, 2014, 2015), Dzialdov Concert Series (Berlin, 2015, 2016), Life Zone! (Moscow, 2015), SA))m0st’ Series (Moscow, 2015), Music of the Present (St. Petersburg, 2015), Open Look/Russian Look (St. Petersburg, 2015), HPL Media Street Event (St. Petersburg, 2015), Electronic living room of The Polytechnic Museum (Moscow, 2015), 9 Evenings Revisited: In Theory, as in Practice... (Leipzig, 2016), Synthposium (St. Petersburg, 2016), Mikroton Live Series (Moscow, 2016), Prepared Wednesdays (Moscow, 2016).
Luciano Maggiore (Palermo 1980) lives and works in London.
Active musician in the field of electroacoustic music, in recent years he has developed a strong interest in the mechanisms of sound diffusion, using speakers and several analogue and digital devices (walkmans, CD players, tape recorders) as principal instruments. His interest is focused on the architectural and psychoacoustic as well as dynamic and directional values of sound with a strong emphasis on fixed sounds.
His works are published by Balloon & Needle, Boring Machines, Consumer Waste, Hideous Replica, Palustre, Senufo editions, 1000Füssler, Triscele Registrazioni and Tulip records.
Stewart Houston is a Glasgow based clarinetist and improviser who incorporates interactive electronics in his practice. He is graduate of Edinburgh University's Digital Composition and Performance course and member of the BOAR collective, collaborating in various improvising groups.
Kostis Kilymis is a Greek artist based in London. His work focuses on repetition, noise, immersive environments, and the relationship of sound with space. He has been an improviser, performer and collaborator – his encounters including Lucio Capece, Nikos Veliotis, Greg Pope, Leif Elggren, Sarah Hughes, Stephen Cornford and Phil Julian amongst others.
Houston and Kilymis will be performing a duo for clarinet, percussion and electronics, following up on their first meeting during the BOAR residency at Café OTO in February 2014.
Stewart Houston: http://www.eca.ed.ac.uk/sites/default/files/videos/news/sh_7k_0.mp4