Cello and live electronics composer, Thomas specialises in
group interactions, interfaces for digital performance,
and evolutionary musicology. His work includes the
'Ouija Board' - a new form musical instrument, based on
the analysis of the shadows of a group of people.
He also explores the integration of cellistic technique with
speech and lip controls over some of the electroacoustic
processes and cello sounds.
Bela Emerson's performances using electric cello &
analogue effects are spontaneous, intense, and exhilarating.
Sounds are looped, take on lives of their own, bounce off each other...
the effect, as anyone who's heard her will testify, is mesmeric. She
has performed solo at Supersonic, EXPO, & worldwide Ladyfests,
been broadcast on Resonance FM & BBC Radio 3, plus collaborated
live with the likes of Tim Exile & Sten Sandell plus film-makers SchMovies
& Tereza Buskova. This performance marks the London launch of her new
album on BiP_HoP.
With 85 bpm, an electric guitar, vocals and electronic elements,
Manuela Barczewski's songs simply describe the luxury of melancholy.
Her music works like a memory system; it's a sound archive in
which Barczewski captures and processes her observations
and experiences on everyday life. In 2006 she met Volker Bertelmann
aka Hauschka (Fat Cat) in his Studio One in Dusseldorf/Germany
where they recorded seven songs. For her live gigs the
artist uses a laptop instead of a backing band combined with
her voice and electric guitar.
Official Website: http://cafeoto.co.uk/programme/Sprawl.shtm
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