On the 28th of October, the 5th edition of the TodaysArt Sessions focuses on contemporary electronica from the Nordic region and features established and upcoming artists from Norway, Finland and Iceland. Expect adventurous live and DJ-sets ranging from dark and mysterious ambient soundscapes to euphoric, dub and bass-heavy, glitchy and minimalistic club music. With: Svarte Greiner, Blamstrain, Yagya, Ruxpin, Tonik, Skurken and Steindór Kristinsson.
22:00 - 22:30 Svarte Greiner
22:30 - 23:30 Steindór Kristinsson
23:30 - 00:15 Skurken
00:15 - 01:15 Tonik
01:15 - 02:15 Blamstrain
02:15 - 03:00 Yagya
03:00 - 04:00 Ruxpin
Tickets: 7,50 EUR
At the door + presale via http://korzo.nl/en/productions/todaysart-sessions-5
Svarte Greiner (NO - Miasmah / Type)
Svarte Greiner (half of Deaf Center) is the one man project of Erik K. Skodvin from Langesund, Norway. Svarte Greiner is a further exploration into a more dark, mysterious and disturbed universe, draped in a Lynchian mysticism and horror film cinematics. Since his debut album, Skodvin started to build up a distinctive live technique using an unusual collection of broken glove puppets and potion-filled medicine bottles. Skodvin is also the founder of the Miasmah record label and graphic design studio. Svarte Greiner has performed continually on festivals such as Club Transmediale, Unsound, Node, Interferenze, Alpha-Ville and toured with Fever Ray in 2009.
Blamstrain (FI - merck / Sending Orbs)
Blamstrain is a musician/producer currently hailing from Helsinki, Finland. Behind it is one Juho Hietala (born 1985), releasing on multiple labels such as Merck (US), Suburb (UK) and Sending Orbs (NL). The project was conceived in 2000 with the debut CD, “Ensi” released early 2003 after some MP3 releases on the internet. The follow-up album, “Disfold” was released in 2006 on Sending Orbs.
Yagya (IS - Force Inc. / Sending Orbs)
Icelandic producer Yagya (Aðalsteinn Guðmundsson) has been creating atmospheres through melody and sounds for more than a decade. A definitive member of the Thule Musik collective, Yagya also is known for his work as half of Sanasol and also the famed Plastic.
Ruxpin (IS - Elektrolux / n5MD)
Icelandic electronic musician Ruxpin (Jonas Thor Gudmundsson) first started producing music at the age of 14. His first EP was released on Thule Record's more chillout imprint Uni:Form Recordings in 1999. Later that year Uni:Form released Gudmundsson's first full length “Radio”. The highly acclaimed Elektrolux imprint released his next two LPs, “Midnight Drive” and “Avalon”, alongside releases on their sublabel Mikrolux. In early 2009 Gudmundsson's sixth full length entitled “Where Do We Float From Here?” was released via n5MD's Enpeg Digital imprint. Jonas has done live shows around the world alongside artists such as MúM, Biogen, Alex Paterson, Bola, Jega and many others.
Tonik (IS - Tonik)
Tonik is Anton Kaldal Ágústsson. Bluring the gap between sound and sight, color has a strong influence on the end result, exploring the various ends of the electronic spectrum while maintaining a strong signature sound: rich and stripped bare, minimalist and intricate, finely crafted and yet very instinctive.
Skurken (IS - Möller Records)
Skurken makes glitchy electronica with less emphasis on the 'glitch' and more on good old melody. His influences include everything from corny 80's ballads to late 90's drill & bass and old computer game themes.
Steindór Kristinsson (IS - Shipwrec)
Steindór Kristinsson is best known for his work in Einoma. In 2011 he will release his first solo EP on Shipwrec. The EP will be followed by an album in December 2011. Steindór’s mysterious sounds and dark scapes will take you straight into unknown territories.