Felix Kubin, born in 1969, lives and works against gravitation.
His activities comprise futurist pop, electroacoustic and chamber orchestra music, radio plays, performance projects, workshops and cultural activities as a curator. In 1998 he founded his own record label Gagarin Records. For 20 years, he has released a vast number of albums and played more than 70 international festivals for electronic contemporary music, among them Sonar, Mutek, Ars Electronica, ISEA, Donaufestival and Wien Modern. He likes to move between hi and low culture, clubs and concert halls, as his main concern is the shifting of contexts and expectations.
“Refreshingly perverse” (WIRE, UK)
“Felix Kubin is a Devil in Gods clothes. He plays organs like Jussi Tennilä (Siilinjärven Ponnistus) does slalom, fastly but surely, strongly but lovingly. If there'd be one man to send to the aliens as an example of the mankind, that'd be Felix Kubin.“ (Aavikko, Finnland)
“Wearing a fetching green suit, an endearing glint in his eye and surrounded by antique technology (not a laptop in sight), Kubin's concise, offbeat pop songs each contain more tunes than an entire bierkeller jukebox“ (Tom Mugridge, MZK magazine, UK)
“Noise, rhythm, melody and madness“ (These Records, UK)
"Hamburg's purveyor of dadatronic experimentalist pop music"
(Radio CBC, Brave New Waves)
“There’s a twinkle in his eye when Retro-Futurist Felix Kubin, born 1969 in Hamburg, invites you to embark on a tour of his unique world of Avantgarde-Electro-Pop. Dada-Humor is the cherry on his cake, NDW and Kraftwerk his rearguard as he rushes to meet the future, a whirlwind on the manual, a futuristic ambassador of light, a hammering fist in the garden of fear. In his luggage there’re the old synthesizers and the new problems that he negotiates in film music, short films, sound installations, multiphonic concerts and audio plays. It’s not for nothing that his own label is named, after the Russian cosmonaut, Gagarin Records.” (Someone)
Felix Kubin homepage
JG Thirlwell is a composer / producer / performer based in Brooklyn who works under many pseudonyms including Foetus, Steroid Maximus, Manorexia, Baby Zizanie and Wiseblood.
If there is a common thread to his varied musical styles it is a dramatic intensity and an evocative, cinematic quality.
JG has recently completed commissions for Kronos Quartet, Bang On A Can and League of Electronic Musical Urban Robots and is also a member of the "freq_out" sound-art collective, who create on-site sound and light installations. He performs with a chamber ensemble version of Manorxia and also scores "The Venture Brothers", a hit cartoon show on Adult Swim/Cartonn Network.
JG Thirlwell homepage
Founded in the spring of 1998 and described as a "a Scottish multi media cabal masquerading as a record label,” DISKONO was initially based in Central Scotland but befitting its constitution as a complex carbohydrate, the constituent pieces of its chemical structure are now strewn all over the globe; New York, London, Brussels, etc. The known and affiliated elements of DISKONO were/are Klaus Oldanburg, Ruth Random, Findo Gask, Dr. Barnes Advocaat, Gunter Saxenhammer, Ttocshagg Forfib, Joel Ongthorne, Kosten Koper; although these may be pseudonyms for the same person or persons. Together or alone, they/he/she operate a record label releasing sound art & "avant-garde flicks of the wrist" as well as curated savory and pretentiously artistic projects such as the exhibition Revisionland by Alejandra and Aeron of Lucky Kitchen (which won an Award of Distinction in Digital Music at Prix Ars Electronia 2002) and physical remix series of 7" records with Aerospace Soundwise, The British Composer of the Year Winner for Sonic Art (2008) Janek Schaefer. DISKONO also released music by figures such as Felix Kubin, Alejandra and Aeron, Pimmon, JaDa, People Like Us, Francisco Lopez, Boards Of Canada, Goodiepal, V/Vm, Hrvatski, Aavikko."
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