I´m really into what this guy is doing. A sometimes demanding listening experience, but very rewarding on the other hand. Please check it out!
New Pod 037 by Av Skardi!
Av Skardi alias Byron Reza Afshar Born August 25, 1988 - Los Angeles, California - USA Raised in Geneva, Switzerland – lives in Berlin, Germany since 2009. Av Skardi’s practice incorporates his diverse interest and activities in the fields of language and linguistics, photography, and fine art. Through the sensitivity to concepts and aesthetics that emerges, paired with his uncompromisingly critical personality, Av Skardi’s musical compositions take on the form of a response to contemporary conditions of consumerist platitudes and marketable homogeneity. Drone driven, passionately minimalist, ardently ambient, with a keen historical awareness of modern and experimental music forms, Av Skardi massages these various stimuli into techno. His approach does not isolate itself to any one genre, rather, mixes many, with a penchant for experimentation. Characteristics of his musical productions include multiple repetitions, the use of electronic cello, 4/4, hi-hats, reverbs, echo, and delays. An aesthetics of obsession comes to color his sonic practice, translating into DJ sets that favor acceleration: high speeds that maintain intensity without dealing violence. EBM, techno (deep, acid, contemporary as well as old-school), house, new beat, and rave are registers he moves through and between, juggling what has preceded him with an awareness of today’s current approaches.
Karlheinz Stockhausen : Scene 4: Lucifer’s Farewell - I Period Louis Andriessen : De Tijd Helmut Lachenmann : Zwei Gefühle… Musick für Leonardo Gérard Grisey : Tempus ex machina Luigi Nono : « Hay que caminar » soñando John Cage : Five Giacinto Scelsi : Trilogy - III. Igghur: Alter György Ligeti : Cello concerto Luciano Berio : Sequenza XII Alvin Lucier : Navigations for Strings Heinz Holliger : Scardanelli-Zyklus: Ad Marginem Iannis Xenakis : N’Shima Salvatore Sciarrino : Fior di kencúr Morton Feldman : Piano and string quartet