Sunday 9 November 2014, 8pm
One of Italy's more enigmatic electronic musicians - Tricoli has been investigating the complex relationship between self, sound and devices for more than a decade.
Valerio Tricoli is a composer and performer of electro-acoustic music. Since the mid ’00 is main instruments for live presentations is the Revox B77 reel-to-reel tape recorder, used as a completely analogue / ergonomic device for live sampling and real-time transformation / editing / mixing of pre-recorded (field or studio recordings).
His latest release “Miseri Lares” (PAN) has been described as a “album which reads like a story full of provocative signifiers which converge to create an allegory of unsettling beauty” (Mischa Mathys, The Formant).
Over the years Valerio has been active in some long-term collaboration with other musicians, composers, choreographers and multimedia artists. He has been working extensively with Thomas Ankersmit, Antoine Chessex, Werner Dafeldecker, Anthony Pateras, Robert Piotrowicz.
Spyros Polychronopoulos has been producing electronic music since 1993 and has been involved in various projects including sound design, engineering and mastering. A relentless experimenter from Greece with a rich resume internationally, he has collaborated with acclaimed musicians such as Murcof, Alva Noto, Horchata, Herc, Brenhard Fleischman.
Most well-known for his Spyweirdos project, Polychronopoulos' passion for production and acoustics has also seen him devote himself on research and studies in this field, including a PhD on “Tuning the acoustics of closed spaces using adaptive acoustic elements”.
Recent work “Piano Acts with Antonis Anissegos” was released as a free download on Lawrence English’s label Room40 and a new album in due out soon on the Experimedia label.
Michael Speers is a musician from Northern Ireland, currently based in London. Feedback is the basis of most of his practice, using the limitations of himself and electronic / acoustic equipment—namely percussion, no-input mixer, sampled media, test equipment and field recordings—to depict his engagement with reality through sound phenomena. The resultant soundscape is generally dense and abrasive, focussing on texture and spatial / material resonance, which is formed live in improvised performances, installations and electronic compositional work.
Collaborating with Paul Abbott as yPLO—the duo uses real/synthetic drums/electronics towards realising a speculative drum kit. A solo record is scheduled for release in 2019 with C.A.N.V.A.S.