David Velez (Impulsive Habitat/The Field Reporter)
David Vélez was born in Bogotá. He moved to New York City in 2002 and returned to Colombia in 2010.
He started to publish his work on 2005 under the name of Lezrod with the album 'Retorno a la nada' which was nominated for the Qwartz awards.
Since 2006 David has participated in a series of exhibitions and art festivals such as ‘Frequencias’ (2012 Plazarte Gallery, Medellín), ‘Cacería de Brujas’ (2011, Bogotá), ’Densidades’ (2011 Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá), Intermedios (2011 Universidad Nacional, Bogotá), Internacional Ruidística (2010 Valenzuela Klenner Gallery, Bogotá), Fine Diving (2008, NYC), Red Room (2008, Baltimore, Maryland), Rake Festival (2007, NYC) and Photophono (NYC, 2006).
David Vélez works as content manager, curator and publisher for Impulsive Habitat a label he co-founded in 2009 that focuses on the publication of phonographic and musique concrete works.
In 2011, David Vélez founded the journal The Field Reporter which is focused on the critic and review of phonographic and musique concrete based works. The Field Reporter gathers an editorial team composed of a series of artists, publishers and curators with high expertise in the line of work, like Cheryl Tipp (Wildlife Sounds Curator at the British Library), Daniel Crokaert (label manager and curator at Mystery Sea and Unfathomless), Ennio Mazzon (sound artist and manager - curator at Ripples) and Jay-Dea Lopez (sound artist and journalist at Sounds Like Noise).
Yiorgis Sakellariou (Mecha/Orga)
Mecha/Orga is the project and recording name of Greek sound artist Yiorgis Sakellariou. Since 2003, he has been active internationally being responsible for solo albums, having composed music for short films and theatrical performances, leading workshops and ceaselessly performing his music around the globe.
His practice is founded on the digital manipulation of environmental recordings. His palette of sounds is all encompassing; from vibrating rail-tracks to refrigerators’ static, and from noisy waterfalls to the humming of insects. He only performs in absolute darkness, fostering an all-inclusive and profoundly submerging sonic experience.
Paul Khimasia Morgan & Simon Drinkwater
Paul Khimasia Morgan has been developing his approach to improvised music for over ten years and has worked on projects with Simon Whetham, Daniel Jones, Adam Lygo, Dan Powell and Simon Drinkwater. He has releases on Con-V, Engraved Glass, Cronica and The Sound Projector. Paul also runs the imprint The Slightly Off Kilter Label, which publishes artist-led short-run vinyl and cd-r editions. He has performed live in collaboration with Dimitra Lazaridou-Chatzigoga, Robert Curgenven, Simon Whetham, Daniel Jones, Duncan Harrison, Seijiro Murayama, Daichi Yoshikawa, Ryu Hankil, Patrick Farmer and Jez riley French. Paul Khimasia Morgan is the curator of aural detritus concert series.
Simon Drinkwater's work explores polyphony. He uses voice as the sole sound source and relays it through both tape and digital delay; using the digital on a long slow decaying loop which picks up microtonal mumblings and forms them into undulating swathes of choral drone, reminiscent of Ligeti's Lux Aeterna. His improvisations incorporate shifting chord changes, feedback and rhythmic fragments of psycho-babble sound poetry. Simon also plays improvised music on the harp.
Joshua Clarke Legallienne
Composer/improviser/guitarist based in Brighton, U.K. Joshua studied Sound Art at Brighton University and performs solo guitar improvisations.
Joshua is involved with bands and artists such as S'ba, Nick Hudson, Swim Club, Sargasso Sea, WAVES and Tysarc.
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