Tuesday 22 February 2022, 8pm
Great double-bill featuring ТЕПЛОТА – aka the London-based pairing of Grundik Kasyansky and Tom Wheatley – and their tactile form of improvised techno, and musician and programmer Tom Mudd, whose work explores the relationships between software, composition and improvisation.
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.
Tom Mudd is a musician and programmer interested in relationships between software, composition and improvisation. His recent work revolves around physical models: digital synthesis processes based on numerical simulations of acoustic objects and instruments. His upcoming release on Fancyyyyy uses massed brass synthesis: digital models of physically improbable brass instruments being played by algorithms. Previous work released on the Entr’acte label explored similar territory with his own synthesis processes. He currently lectures in sound and algorithmic music at Edinburgh College of Art.
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.
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).