Prszr (pronounced “pressure”) started as a collaboration between acclaimed polish percussion duo Hati and austrian electronic music veteran Pure combining the eerie, computer generated sound world of Pure with the archaic, outer-wordly spaceyness of Hati’s percussion play. Prszr is now the duo of Rafal Iwanski and Pure.
PRSZR comprises of acclaimed polish percussion duo HATI and austrian electronic music veteran PURE combining the eerie, computer generated sound world of PURE with the archaic, outer-wordly spaceyness of HATI’s percussion play.
Multi-layered syncopating polyrhythms alternate with gong-based drones, both built on top of computer-generated loops and pulsating patterns. Melting acoustic with electronic aesthetics in a unique way PRSZR explores in their performances strategies for a highly hypnotic, cathartic sonic experience for the audience.
Formed in 2008, and after a few promising concerts in Germany and Poland, the trio recorded its first album in 2009. It is released by Swiss label Hinterzimmer Records in December 2012 and accompanied by a tour through several European cities.
Musician and performer behind Idiosyncratics Records and electroacoustic improvisation band Y.E.R.M.O. (Venice Biennial 2009, Pavilion of Luxembourg), Yannick Franck develops a sound aesthetic combining sharp acoustic research and abrasive walls of sound. Somewhere between incantatory drone music and post-industrial immersions, Franck’s singular body of work is in legacies of Phill Niblock, Zoviet France, Esplendor Geometrico, Suicide or Coil.
Franck uses his voice in an intuitive way, reciting and singing his texts or throat singing to generate signals and alter them in real time, using various filters and pedals, he also uses prepared instruments and non-musical objects, and more recently an analog synthesizer.
On the occasion of this tour, Franck will come up with what he likes to call an “auto destructive” performance, in reference to Gustav Metzger’s “auto destructive art”. Though Franck won’t destroy his equipment or set himself on fire, the performance deals with the ideas of destruction as a creative process and more broadly decay and transience as central sources of reflexion.
Franck gradually leading the climax he built using declaimed extracts of The Auto Destructive Manifesto (Gustav Metzger 1960), samples of American protest singer Barry McGuire’s song Eve of Destruction , analog rhythms and shamanic vocals towards the white noise, the progressive destruction of frequencies by one another, throughout their accumulation.
Franck has performed in venues and festivals such as Issue Project Room (New York), MUDAM &
Philharmonie du Luxembourg (Luxembourg), Young Arts Biennial (Moscow), EPAF (Warsaw),
Instants Chavirés (Paris, FR), Ausland & Electronic Church (Berlin, DE) among many others.
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ROBERT B. LISEK
Robert B. LISEK aka R.B.L., Her Lissitzky, FFFox is a composer of contemporary music and hacker, author of many groups and projects [FRL, ACCESS, Gespenst, 5ynap5, Epidemic, GGGRU] on the intersection of spectral, stochastic, musica futurista and noise. Lisek uses radical strategies, disrupting the language of music and computer systems by creating OS crash, destruction of data, coding bugs, worms and viruses.
In recent projects he uses radioactive materials for investigation the effect of electromagnetic waves and ionic radiation (alpha, beta, gamma). Lisek is a pioneer of art and based on AI and bioinformatics. He explores the relationship between bio-molecular technology and networking. In CAPITAL project he combined his DNA code with codes of viruses. Lisek is also an artist and mathematician who focuses on systems and processes (computational, biological, social). He is involved in the number of projects focused on hacktivism and tactical media. Drawing upon software and critical art, his work intentionally defies categorization. Author of 100 concerts and exhibitions among others: TERROR ENGINES – WORM Center Rotterdam, Float – Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, NYC; NEST – ARCO Art Fair, Madrid, Secure Insecurity – ISEA Istanbul; NGRU – FILE, Sao Paulo; Float – DMAC Harvestworks, WWAI – Siggraph, Los Angeles; Falsecodes – Red Gate Gallery, Beijing; Gengine – National Gallery, Warsaw; Flextex – Byzantine Museum, Athens, FXT– ACA Media Festival, Tokyo and ISEA, Nagoya.