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Sound of Stockholm 2012
Ryoji Ikeda (FR)
Stian Westerhus (NO)
Kaffe Matthews (UK)
Alexander Rishaug (NO)
Audrey Chen (US)
-> lördag 24 november 2012
Ryoji Ikeda was born in 1966 in Gifu, Japan
lives and works in Paris, France and Kyoto, Japan
Japan’s leading electronic composer and visual artist Ryoji Ikeda focuses on the essential characteristics of sound itself and that of visuals as light by means of both mathematical precision and mathematical aesthetics. Ikeda has gained a reputation as one of the few international artists working convincingly across both visual and sonic media. He elaborately orchestrates sound, visuals, materials, physical phenomena and mathematical notions into immersive live performances and installations.
Alongside of pure musical activity, Ikeda has been working on long-term projects through live performances, installations, book...
There are multiple artists with the name Rust:
1) A Finnish alternative metal band
2) A British psychedelic rock band with an album released in 1969
3) A Greek heavy metal band formed in 1984
4) An Australian street punk band
5) A Norwegian rock band
6) A 90s San Diego, CA band
7) A 13 year old British Rapper with tunes on youtube
8) A Finnish grindcore/mincecore band
9) A Swedish black/thrash metal band
These four Finns demonstrate an incredible amount of talent, dedication and versatility in their music best described as alternative metal. RUST hails from the city of Helsinki, Finland and stands out with their original style and striking musicianship. Having their roots in...
Stian Westerhus is one of Norway’s hardest working young improvisors playing in bands like Monolithic (with Kenneth Kapstad from Motorpsycho), Puma, Nils Petter Molvaer Group, Isungset/Westerhus, Bladed, Eldbjørg Raknes, Crimetime Orchestra and many more.
For the last few years Stian Westerhus has put more and more energy into challenging the electric guitar alone on a stage. Having been blessed with little or no respect for the instrument his performances balance raw expressiveness, virtuousity and melodic instinct utilizing his Norwegian heritage as well as growing up listening to Slayer.
With a soundscape far beyond the standard guitar he seeks to push the
boundaries for improvised music across the muddy waters...
Kaffe Matthews has been making and performing new music via all kinds of digital gadgetry all over the world for the past ten years. From a background in violin, shopkeeping, Zoology, drumming, acid house engineering and a masters in Music Technology, she is now most known for her live sampling performances of events and places in real time: processing in installation, on stage, in galleries, clubs, concert halls, tents, churches, the outback, warehouses, or ambient tea rooms. The music is vast, sculpted into textural landscapes, vibrating granular technohymns, noisy and beats via her on stage processing of sound from carefully placed microphones and an occasinal violin.
Recently she has collaborated and performed with Christi...