FELIX KUBIN BIOGRAPHY/ DISCOGRAPHY

TAKT DER ARBEIT Felix Kubin (electronics), Milosz Pekala (percussion, fx), Magda Kordylasinska (percussion, fx), Hubert Zemler (drums)
JUXTALEKTROVISION Felix Kubin (electronics, fx), Hubert Zemler (drums, fx), Joephin Böttger (video)


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Felix Kubin
Composer, radio-playwright, curator and media artist based in Hamburg, Germany.

Felix Kubin is a composer, creator of radio plays (Hörspiel), curator and media artist based in Hamburg, Germany. He began recording and performing electronic new wave music at the age of 12. After a period of post-industrial experiments in the early 90s he turned to futuristic pop music and launched the independent record label “Gagarin Records” in 1998. Over the past decade he has performed at over 100 international music and media arts festivals including Sonar, Transmediale, Mutek, ISEA, Wien Modern and Ars Electronica.

Since 2001, Kubin has been writing and producing radio plays for national radio stations WDR, BR, DLR, SWF and Vienna’s ORF Kunstradio. His radio plays were awarded several prizes, amongst them Prix Phonurgia Nova (for „Säugling, Duschkopf, Damenschritte“), Best Radio Play Of The Year and Best Audio Book (for „Orphée Mécanique“). He has also composed music for film and theatre productions, including work by Christoph Schlingensief, Mariola Brillowska, Marie Losier, Martha Colburn and Schorsch Kamerun. Since 2005, his commissions include writing compositions for chamber orchestras. He has created exclusive works for a.o. “Internationales Musikfest” (Hamburg), “MaerzMusik” (Berlin), “Art’s Birthday” (Berlin), “NDR das neue werk” (Hamburg), “Borealis” (Bergen), “Presences Électronique” (Paris) and the Institut für Medienarchäologie (Vienna). In 2017, he hosted 20 episodes of his live show “Me & My Rhythm Box” for Savvy Funk, the dOCUMENTA 14 radio.

Kubin has given workshops and lectures at art institutions and universities in Europe, the USA, Canada and South America. From 2013 till 2015 he taught experimental film sound at the HfBK (university of fine arts) in Hamburg.

His music is released on editions Mego, A-Musik, Dekorder, Minimal Wave and his own label Gagarin Records.


Hubert Zemler
Drummer, percussion player born in 1980 in Warsaw, Poland. An active member of Warsaw’s independent music scene. A recognized sideman. His musical education started in 1987 in the Karol Szymanowski National Music School in Warsaw. He first played the piano, but after three years he switched to percussion as his main instrument. In the beginning he focused on classical music, but in the end 1990’s he became interested in jazz. In 1999 he started studying percussion in Fryderyk Chopin’s Musical Academy in Warsaw. At that time he was inspired by jazz, contemporary music and improvisation. In 2002-2003 Zemler along with his brother Konrad Zemler (guitar), Radosław Nowicki (saxophone) and Wojciech Pulcyn (contrabass) toured the Middle East (Syria, Jordan, Egypt and Lebanon) promoting Krzysztof Komeda’s work. Over the next years he collaborated with musicians representing various, often very distant musical realms. From symphonic orchestras (Sinfonia Varsovia, The National Opera), through jazz (Zbigniew Namysłowski, Wojciech Staroniewicz), world music (Rei Ceballo & Calle Sol, Ritmodelia), rock and blues (Incarnations, Neurasja), sophisticated pop (Natu), blues and folk (Incarnations, Babadag) to contemporary music (Tadeusz Wielecki, Zdzisław Piernik, Arturas Bumsteinas) and improvised music (Slalom, Horny Trees, SzaZa, Kapacitron). In 2012 starts to collaborate with Piotr Kurek in his project “Piętnastka”. Winning a bronze medal at the Delphic Games in South Korea in 2009 inspired him to play improvised solo percussion concerts.


Magdalena Kordylasińska & Miłosz Pękala
At the age of 18 Magdalena Kordylasińska began her drum lessons in the class of Dariusz Jagiello. In 2006 she graduated with honors from the Academy of Music in Warsaw. She completed her studies at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Copenhagen, under the direction of Gert Mortensen (a Socrates / Erasmus scholarship). She is a winner of many competitions like First Prize at the National Percussion Hearing in Warsaw (2001), First Prize at the International Percussion Competition in Warsaw, Mikołaj Stasiniewicz in Warsaw (2004), Grand Prix and the audience award at the Polish Radio Folk Music Festival "Nowa Tradycja" (2006), and many more.
She collaborated with the Sinfonia Baltica Orchestra, The Royal String Quartet, the Polish Radio Orchestra, the Szczecin Philharmonic Orchestra, the National Philharmonic Orchestra, Sinfonia Varsovia, and such outstanding soloists as Marta Klimasara, John Beck, Emmanuel Sejourne, Steven Schick and Mathias Reumert. In 2004, she participated as a soloist in the premiere and recorded the "Concerto for marimba and orchestra" by Mikołaj Hertel.
Since 2002 Magdalena Kordylasińska is collaborating with Miłosz Pękala, with whom she creates the drum duo Hob-beats - the only active band of this type in Poland and one of the few in the world. In addition to percussion compositions, there are also transcripts (eg " Alborada del gracioso " by Maurice Ravel, " Goldberg Variations " by Johann Sebastian Bach) and compositions especially written for the band, performing in Poland and abroad (eg in Germany, Israel and Brazil).
Miłosz Pękala is a member Kwadrofonik, one of the most cherished quartets in Poland. Their fantastic marriage of funeral folk and contemporary classical, “Requiem Ludowe”, was met with great acclaim across the country. He’s a versatile musician, playing in Mitch & Mitch and exploring percussion together with Małgorzata Kordylasińska-Pękala in a creative mix of electroacoustic sounds. At Unsound 2017 he appeared alongside The Jon Gibson Group, performing “Visitations”.



JUXTALEKTROVISION

Musik: CEL (Felix Kubin (Elektronik, Effekte), Hubert Zemler (Perkussion, Effekte) Video: Josephin Böttger

Paralektroniker Felix Kubin, Kollisionsprognostor Hubert Zemler und Bildmanipulatorin Josephin Böttger zoomen sich in die audiovisuelle Welt bekannter Science Fiction Klassiker, um in den Ritzen des kollektiven Unterbewusstseins nach schwarzen Löchern, weißen Flecken und Interferenzen zu suchen. Schlüsselszenen des Genres werden durch Verfremdung, Verrückung und Verrauschung neu ausbalanciert. Das bunte Feld der Täuschung löst die klassische Narration in ihre Bestandteile auf, der Film wird zur Architektur und Metasprache des Außerweltlichen, einer Zeichenfolge, die von allen Bewohnern unserer Galaxie verstanden wird.
"Pulsate, Vibrate, Alternate, Plastic."
Eine Dekonstruktion des Kinos bis zum Stillstand der Zeit.


JUXTALEKTROVISION

music: CEL (Felix Kubin (electr, fx), Hubert Zemler (dr, fx)
video: Josephin Böttger

Hamburg’s sound-futurist Felix Kubin and Warsaw's avantgarde drummer Hubert Zemler explore the boundaries between hypnotic dance rhythms and electro-acoustic sounds. Minimalistic and at times intense pulsating sequencer passages meet impelling drum motives that are expanded by orchestral percussion and self-built instruments. In ever changing combinations, rhythmic loops collide with sound clusters, noise, feedback, and erratic signals that swirl through space. Kubin and Zemler create an experimental lab for in-between states and electrostatic discharges.

To their music the video artist Josephin Böttger (Hamburg) has composed a film collage that zooms into the audiovisual world of well-known science fiction classics to search for black holes, white spots and interferences in the cracks of the collective subconsciousness. Key scenes of the genre are rebalanced through alienation, dislocation and juxtaposition. The classical narration is dissolved into its components, the film becomes the architecture and meta-language of the External, a string of signs that (hopefully) will be understood by all inhabitants of our galaxy. "Pulsate, Vibrate, Alternate, Plastic."
A deconstruction of cinema to the standstill of time.



Discography :

discogs.com/Felix-Kubin

discogs.com/Hubert-Zemler

discogs.com/Miłosz-Pękala




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