eXperimental electronics: Pablo A. Padilla Jargstorf + Alexei Borisov


Event: eXperimental electronics: Pablo A Padilla Jargstorf + Alexei Borisov

Date: Thursday 29 October 2015 – 19.30h

Venue: Hackney Attic, Hackney PictureHouse, Mare Street, Hackney, E8 1HE

Tickets: £5.00 Door

eXperimental electronics is a commissioned project that shows emergent, established and well-know artist from london scene. it will invite to participate international artists from abroad. the project borns from the experience of curating music in festivals, art galleries and non-commercial places. expect electronic music, computer music, techno, hardtekno, ambient, dark ambient, algorithmic music, pure data, supercollider, live coding, noise, harshnoise, psychodelic trance, synthesizers, cybernetic experimental wired sounds, diy electronics, feedbacks systems, circuit bending, sound, live performance, electroacoustics, field.recordings

Pablo A. Padilla Jargstorf

Pablo A. Padilla Jargstorf, born in Madrid in1975, is an architect and an artist. After starting his formal music education at a very young age, with piano as his primary instrument, towards the end of the 1990s he began to experiment with sound art and composition, while completing his architecture studies. From the outset, he has specialized in the field of sensory distortion, creating new environments in pre-existing places by disfiguring them. His relationship with architecture has led him to work on site-specific installations. There he explores the spatial side of sound, and its interaction with visual and tactile feedback, creating a whole sensual scene. He is currently continuing to develop his work on soundscapes and the relationship between the different stimuli of our senses, with a focus on spatial perception through sound and synaesthesia.

Website: http://www.jargstorf.com/

Alexei Borisov

Alexei Borisov was the frontman of another exotic fruit of perestroika, Notchnoi prospekt from Moscow. Like many Soviet bands of the late 80’s, they didn’t care much about stylistic incongruities of their music, which makes it difficult to define their genre. In any case, often they sounded a lot like Western “industrial rock” (Controlled Bleeding of the same period, Clock DVA of the early 80’s…), or vice versa. On recordings their songs suddenly collapsed into strange arhythmic breakdowns, and into lengthy, repetitive and noisy improvisations on stage. What made the band exceptional were Borisov’s lyrics and vocals. Somewhat in the spirit of the the Russian 1930’s novelist Andrei Platonov, who has been called among other things the Soviet Kafka, they describe mundane situations and objects in absurd detail, while somewhere in the background looms an apocalyptic vision such as an environmental catastrophy or mindless, totalitarian masses taking onto streets. This was sung with an unexplicable deadpan tone that bordered sometimes on somnambulism and sometimes romantic crooning. That’s the way Borisov is in person: at the same time a cool observer and analyst (no doubt his career in the 80’s, as a young scholar specializing in Western foreign policy at a research institute in Moscow, left a trace) and a slyly surrealistic showman. Eventually he too abandoned Russian lyrics and switched into a “speaking in tongues” language, with occasional English-sounding phrases or Danish-football-reporter-played-backwards-on-half-speed-sounding diatribes thrown in. After one domestic lp release, Asbastos, and one lp, Sugar, released in Sweden, Notchnoi prospekt gradually folded by the mid-90’s when Borisov had shifted his interest into mostly electronic music.

Reviews: Russian industrial noise: Pioneers, youth league and party members
by Anton Nikkila, [20-02-2002]

Website: http://www.shum.info/index/anton-nikkila/russian-industrial-noise-nikkila/

Curated by

Laura Plana Gracia – elektronische-art-and-music

agency run by lauraplanagracia curating – management – promotion – production – publication – distribution – record label – research – development – investment . BA History of Art, UB 2006. MA Curating Media Art, MECAD 2007. Study/work program MAH Media Art Histories, 2010. Curating Art after New Media, 2015. PhD Curating Sound Art. Transdisciplinary in Sonic Studies.