ANDREA BELFI / GAMUT INC / ANDI STECHER
Record Release shows:
Andrea Belfi on Miasmah —
Gamut Inc EX MACHINA (Bółt / satelita)
Andrea Belfi is a drummer and composer. His projects and collaborations extend to diverse musical fields. He plays with Erik Skodvin, Stefano Pilia, Mike Watt, David Grubbs, BJNilsen, Simon James Phillips, Aidan Baker, Hobocombo. His fifth solo record “Natura Morta” has just been released by Miasmah recordings.
“Rhythm may well be written into the DNA of every human, as fundamental as a heartbeat [...] Belfi demonstrates a rare understanding of its subtleties and complexities.”
Nathan Thomas – Fluid Radio
GAMUT INC (aka Marion Wörle & Maciej Sledziecki) firmly claims an original position as creative retro-futurists with their first release, EX MACHINA.
With the help of instrument builder Gerhard Kern, gamut inc created several music machines, based partly on centuries-old predecessors. These music machines play autonomously and acoustically, but are controlled by the computer.
For example, the Carillon is based on a 16-note glockenspiel, and the Physharmonica emerged as a kind of automated accordion. The Bowjo is limited melodically, but complex timbres and numerous modulations are possible through changes in the positioning and pressure of various motors on the strings.
These Jules-Verne-like instruments are driven by specific self-developed controller software that enable not only note playing, but also the complex sonic qualities come to light. Motors in the Physharmonica can be used to perform fluent changes in register, and the wind supply is regulated by chokes in a two chamber system.
Our focus lies in sonic textures – for that purpose we have developed specialized software to control these machines live. Further on we use different forms of live-generated music-scores to enable different degrees of composition and live-improvisation between the machines, electronic sounds and “real” musicians, with which we like to cooperate.
All four pieces sought to dust off ancient inventions, but the music didn´t feel anachronistic, the way the series described itself. Instead, it reached for new effects, as if trying to cheat the passing of time. –WIRE MAGAZINE
Andi Stecher is an Austrian born and Berlin based Drummer / Performer / Composer. Works in a wide variety of genres of Music / Sounds / Performing Arts.
His recent artistic focus lies on working and researching for his Solo Pieces (exploring ways to find a natural and fluid way and approach of combining drumset playing with analogue and digital electronics), as well as being a drummer and percussionist in numerous projects / bands / free improv constellations.
His recent projects and collaborators include: Ava Mendoza, Doudou N’Diaye Rose ( Deggi Daaj 2014 ), ME presents Jeri Jeri, Marcela Ruiz Quintero, Eliad Wagner, Colin Hacklander, MuseRuole Festival, TRILOBIT ( Virtaranta / Horvath ) Ignaz Schick. He just released “Varsovia” on Kvitnu Records the debut Album of Malfinia Ensemblo ( Duo with The Norman Conquest )