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Liedwart, Kurt / Andrey Popovskiy / Martin Taxt: Hjem (Mikroton Recordings)

A live concert at Dom Cultural Center in Moscow, Russia in 2015 from Norwegian tuba player Martin Taxt, Saint Petersburg violinist and object player Andrey Popovskiy, and ppool performer Kurt Liedwart focusing on sinewaves and noise, in an extended lowercase improvisation exploring harmonic and microtonal sounds.
 

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Kurt Liedwart-ppooll

Andrey Popovskiy-viola, electronics, objects

Martin Taxt-tuba


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UPC: 5056124611290

Label: Mikroton Recordings
Catalog ID: cd 54
Squidco Product Code: 23998

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2017
Country: Russia
Packaging: Cardstock Gatefold Sleeve
Recorded at the Dom Cultural Center in Moscow, Russia, in September, 2015, by Maxim Khaikin.

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"A full length release from three masters of quiet sound. Martin Taxt is a Norwegian musican who plays tuba and runs the Sofa label, Andrey Popovskiy hails from Saint Petersburg and plays violin with objects, Kurt Liedwart plays ppooll using mostly sinewaves and quiet noises and one can notice his current transition to a more noise oriented sound. Hjem is a joint adventure of constructing the soundscapes of mysterious clouds of harmonic and microtonal sounds. Acoustic instrumentation lost its human quality making machine-like sounds and computer imitated organ-like sounds and emitted cracked sounds of everyday life. The alchemic processes and procedures of working with the constituent parts reinforced by a beautifully conjured Toshimaru Nakamura's mix highlight the unique approach of each player to sound and their ability to build an organically sounding organism with unexpected turns."-Mikroton


Artist Biographies

"Kurt Liedwart, born in 1977 in Moscow, USSR, is an artist, improviser, music producer, label owner and founder of the Moscow-based experimental and electroacoustic improvised music label Mikroton Recordings. He has developed his own art and sound that cross genres, mixing music practices such as electroacoustic and improvised music, noise and glitch, and art movements such as actionism and Fluxus. He plays a wide-ranging array of instruments such as analog synthesizers, electronics, light-controlled electronics, electromagnetic devices, laptop, sinewaves, field recordings, percussion processed electronically in real time.

Plays and records solo and in various formations with Martin Taxt, Arturas Bumšteinas, Ernesto Rodrigues, Guilherme Rodrigues, Nuno Torres, Abdul Moimême, Julien Ottavi, Heddy Boubaker, Alexandre Losada, Jason Kahn, Burkhard Beins, Alexander Markvart, Sergey Kostyrko, Birgit Ulher, Gregory Büttner, Piotr Tkacz, Gerard Lebik, Annette Krebs, Klaus Filip, Noid, Norbert Möslang, Keith Rowe, Alfredo Costa Monteiro, Miguel A. Garcia, Xavier Lopez, Dmitry Krotevich, Nicola Ratti, Alberto Boccardi, Hannes Lingens, Pierre Borel, Radu Malfatti, Alexei Borisov, Ignaz Schick, Stefano Pilia, Thomas Buckner, Ilia Belorukov, Andrey Lomakin, Edita Fyl, Oleg Makarov, Phil Raymond, Bruno Duplant, Pedro Chambel, Andrey Popovsky, Konstantin Sukhan, Alexey Sysoev, Brinstaar, Denis Sorokin, Paul Roth, Ian Douglas-Moore and others.

Various recordings released on his own Mikroton Recordings as well as on Intonema, Hideous Replica, Copy For Your Records and so on.

Played at various festivals: Abracadabra (Moscow), Noise & Fury 2008 (Moscow), XXII Festival Of Modern Art (Bryansk), Love Live Electronic Festival (Moscow), Ru.Noise 2009 (Kiev), Ad Libitum 4 Festival (Warsaw), Ruby Attack Festival (Moscow), Prepared Environments on Prepared Wednesdays 2010: Informal Tribute to John Cage (Moscow), Prepared Environments on Prepared Wednesdays 2011 (Moscow), Poetronica 2010 (Moscow), Poetronica 2011 (Moscow), Teni Zvuka 2011 (Saint-Petersburg), Noise & Fury 2011 (Moscow), Alt+E Fest 2011 (Moscow), Prepared Environments 2012 (Moscow), Teni Zvuka 2013 / Mikroton Live 2 (2013 | Moscow, Saint-Petersburg), Prepared Environments 2013 (Moscow), Noise & Fury 2013 (Moscow, Yaroslavl, Saint-Petersburg), Teni Zvuka 2014 / Mikroton Live 3 (2014, Moscow, Saint-Petersburg), Der blöde dritte Mittwoch (2014, Vienna), Music Of Now (2015, Saint-Petersburg), Escucha! (2016, Madrid).

As a music critic he wrote for Billboard Russian Edition, Electronic Music Magazine, Contemporary Music Magazine, Tonschrift., Colta."

-Mikroton (http://mikroton.net/recordings/index.php/artists/kurt-liedwart/)
5/15/2024

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"Andrey Popovskiy is one of the prominent figures in Russian contemporary improvised music scene. After numerous projects of the last ten years where he experimented with sounds of electric and acoustic guitars, composed for chamber ensembles and collaborated with all famous improvisers in St. Petersburg, Andrey concentrated on a quiet and miniature sound working with mini-amplifiers, e-bows, different surfaces and objects. The sound which demands active listening, everyday objects of our life (for example, baking forms for cookies or electric toothbrushes), silence and interaction with silence are the main trends of current improvised music scene which Popovskiy studies with great focus on detail and to the fullest extent. Besides musical activities Andrey is an art director of Experimental Sound Gallery and writes about music."

-Sound Art Gallery (http://soundartgallery.ru/?p=652&lang=en)
5/15/2024

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"Martin Taxt, born in Trondheim, Norway in 1981, finished his studies at the Academy of Music in Oslo and CNSMDP in Paris in 2006. Since then he has established himself in the international experimental music scene. He is releasing albums and touring with groups such as Koboku Senjû and Microtub. Since 2013 he has been a part of the award winning art collective Verdensteatret.

He has been running the experimental music label SOFA since 2010 with the musicians Kim Myhr, Ingar Zach and Ivar Grydeland. "

-Martin Taxt Website (http://www.taxt.no/bio/)
5/15/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Hjem 28:00

Related Categories of Interest:


Improvised Music
Electro-Acoustic
Electro-Acoustic Improv
Free Improvisation
lowercase, reductionist, micro-improv, sound improv, onkyo sound
European Improvisation, Composition and Experimental Forms
Trio Recordings
Objects and Home-made Instruments

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