KARA-LIS COVERDALE live
Kara-Lis Coverdale, also known as K-LC, is a Canadian composer, musician, producer, based in Montreal, Quebec. Coverdale is known equally for her piano, organ, and keyboard work as she is for her experimental electronic projects; often her work integrates the two, blurring the lines between traditional composition and research-based modernism.
Driven by a patient devotion to sonic afterlife, memory, and material curiosity, Kara-Lis Coverdale’s dynamic work occupies new planes built upon a borderless understanding of electronic music with roots in several interlocking musical systems and languages. Coverdale’s work has been met with consistent critical acclaim. Her most recent recorded release, Grafts (Boomkat, 2017), is a set of three pieces in long form that highlight the composer’s distinct approach to digital-based ratio tuning. It has been described as an “arresting” “masterful work” of “uncompromisingly distinct,” “indescribable beauty.” Coverdale’s recordings are incredibly considered and often understated, but her live shows can evoke the unpredictable, chaotic, eerie, dynamic, and confrontational; all for which she has earned a steady reputation as a festival favourite (The Guardian, The New York Times, RA, The Fader) as a highly dynamic and explorative artist, resistant to categorization and stasis.
LEA BERTUCCI live
Lea Bertucci is an artist, composer and performer whose work describes relationships between acoustic phenomena and biological resonance. In addition to her longstanding practice with woodwind instruments, her work incorporates multichannel speaker arrays, radical methods of free improvisation and creative misuses of audio technology applied to field recording and sampling/collage techniques. In recent years, her projects have expanded toward site-specific and site-responsive sonic investigations of architecture and acoustics, most notably in 2018’s Acoustic Shadows, a suite of compositions and sound installation that took place as part of the Bruckenmusik Festival, inside the hollow body of the Deutzer bridge in Koln Germany. Her autodidactic and idiosyncratic approach to music is marked by dense masses of sustained dissonance and a fascination with the sonic substance of common experience through eccentric methods of field recording and collage. Tape manipulation and other creative recording techniques push the limits of the recorded medium to elicit a visceral sonic and emotional experience from the listener.
Her discography spans over a decade, with eight releases of full-length solo albums and a number of collaborative projects, notably two releases with vocalist Amirtha Kidambi on Astral Spirits Records and a new project with composer Ben Vida for woodwinds, electronics, voice and tape. In 2018 and 2019, she released the critically acclaimed solo albums Metal Aether and Resonant Field on NNA Tapes and in 2021, founded her own imprint, Cibachrome Editions, with A Visible Length of Light as the inaugural release.
DINO SPILUTTINI live
Dino Spiluttini is a composer and producer based in Vienna, Austria. His vigorously expressive approach to contemporary electronics responds to precarious emotional dynamics and elegant harmony. The emotional potency of his music lies often in its tendency to yearn for resolution without quite finding any, its flirtations with fulfilment and respite interrupted by anxiety and brooding. The weight of these dramatic scenarios owes much to Spiluttini’s meticulous production, his sinews of sparse arrangements scrunched into thrashing evocations of troubled embodiment, frustrated identity, or worldly unease.
Spiluttini’s most recent release, Heaven (Editions Mego, 2019), contemplates death, reunion and bodily perfection in restless encounters between choirs, organs, harps and pads. He is active also as Wrong Body, whose Benzo Edits (Cut Surface, 2019) adds the lyricism of R&B crooning to his expressive outlets.
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