Trio consisting of Elvin Brandhi, Peter Kutin and Lukas König.
Austrian artist Peter Kutin works with sound across genres, mediums and media. A mercurial spirit, Kutin’s restless quest for technical as well as conceptual innovation is hard to pin down. Driven by a bubbling curiosity underpinned by collaborative ethos, Kutin has written and developed music and sonic environments for film, theatre, performance, contemporary dance and radio. His interest in moving image expands beyond music, having also written and directed several experimental short films and radio plays. His collaborative efforts span genres as generations, working with the likes of German composer and sound art pioneer of Christina Kubisch, the renowned filmmaker Nikolaus Geyrhalter or musicians such as Billy Roisz, Katharina Ernst, Lukas König, Asfast, to name just a few. As a maker, his kinetic instrument Torso received the golden Nica at the Ars Electronica festival in 2019.
He has performed at various notable experimental and electronic music festivals and venues across the globe, including Luff, 2daysArt, Mutek Montreal, Cafe Oto, Donaufestival, Darmstädter Musikferienkurse,Impulstanz, Heart-of-Noise, Transart Bozen, Elevate, SAT Montreal and Tsonami Chile, and many more.
FRIDGE aka Elvin Brandhi is an improvising lyricist and beat producer instigating projects of improvised socio-aesthetic overflow expanding haphazardly with circus intent. The main body of her education takes shape via contextual shifts and collaborations, as alternative to institutional micro-mythological artistic specialisation and ladder climbing self-optimisation. Her practice involves performing wherever and whenever possible, composing audio-sonic essays, videos, sample-based beats and theatrical public hacking. She uses sound and image as an expansive gestural-emotive language transgressing intrinsic systemics and inherited syntactical etiquettes. Her performances are unyielding bursts of erupting animation where her caustic stream of consciousness cavorts with restless, glitched out heaviness. She currently has no base, expanding sonic mutation as a constantly morphing communicational code. A few of her collaborations include YEAH YOU, the surrealist living art project consisting of two improvisors whose lyrics and public performance style challenges the corporate regimented family dynamic and consumer-induced pacification of the public space. INSIN, a duo with Palestinian producer/ MC Bashar Suleiman converting raw feeling into warped, screamo-autotune, glitch ballads. As destructive sonic architects they uproot commercial fortresses in their war on apathy. BAHK, a collaboration with Daniel Blumberg, are an alloyed sonic contradiction, inverting the contrasting genres of noise and country music allocated to them as solo performers. Exerting the prepared personality in an improvised slew of sing-song screams, deconstructed acoustics and blast-beat jazz pop. +++AVRIL SPLEEN, BAD@MATHS, OCDC/NAPALM TREE, ON EST MALADE, USER SYNDROME….
Fridge also likes to sew in its spare time.
Austrian musician Lukas König is primarily a drummer, but in recent years he became a strong and unique voice, creating a proper technique of stuttering, data moshed, power-house drumming. When König plays percussion there is in fact a lot more happening. Using electronics and pedals along with his cymbal, König lets his imagination fly, leading to fascinating results: Deploying double kick drum played in stroboscopic clusters, hyper-tactile cymbal work, table top electronics melt and mutilate his flailing limbs and ocean like tam tam bathing.
He played at internationally acclaimed festivals and his collaboration list includes names such as Moor Mother, Shahzad Ismaily, Audrey Chen, Julien Deprez, amm.