Friday Dec 9th 2016 @Rhizome
Aspec(t), Andrea Pensado, Makioki Sisters
SEC_: reel-to-reel tape recorder, computer, no-input feedbacks manipulated on tape
MG: feedback and acousitc sax, self-built photosensitive feedback system
Aspec(t) are SEC_ and MG from Naples, Italy. Appreciated for their original mix of electro-acoustic detailed improvisation and power electronics/noise visceral attitude, they have played all around Europe and organized hundreds of concerts in their home city.
SEC_ plays reel-to-reel tape machine to manipulate sound of different sources and to generate and control feedbacks; MG plays his self-built photosensitive system that interacts with no-input feedback mixing board and with sax. The result is a fascinating and inextricable forest of sounds: frenetic structures, twisted rhythmes, noise explosions, ancestral cries, an unceasing perversion of the soundscape and the time stream.
As a duo they have released one LP, three CD’s (two of which in collaboration with swiss composer/performer Dave Phillips and polish drummer Andrzej Zaleski) and various CDr and cassettes. Together or separately they have collaborated with musicians like Jeorme Noetinger, Dave Phillips, Arnaud Riviere, Andy Guhl, Rudolf Eb.er, Agostino Di Scipio, Olivier Di Placido, Dario Sanfilippo, Scott Sinclair, Andy Bolus, Jean Philippe Gross, C_C and many others.
A. P. works with sound as a performer and programer. She has been using digital media and live interactive musical systems since 1995. She studied in Argentina and Poland. At first, she composed mainly for acoustic instruments. However, she felt gradually more attracted by different sound realms. Today, the abrasive digital noise of her improvisations is far away from her earlier pieces. Harsh dense layers of sounds, often interwoven with her voice, combine hybrid synthesis techniques to create a highly personal sound language, which reflects an intuitive, emotional and paradoxically also logical approach to music making.
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