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.
He began recording and performing experimental electronic pop music at the age of 12. In the 1990s he turned to electroacoustic noise music and formed “Klangkrieg” with Tim Buhre. From 1992-1994 he co-organised artistic political interventions with the Dada-communist Party KED and the “Liedertafel Margot Honecker” singing group, whose notorious actions received wide media coverage. In 1998 Kubin started to produce Futuristic pop music and launched the independent record label “Gagarin Records”. Over the past decade he has performed at eighty international music and media arts festivals including Sonar, Club Transmediale, Mutek, ISEA, Wien Modern and Ars Electronica.
Since 2001, Kubin has been writing and producing radio plays for national radio stations WDR, BR, DR, SWF and Vienna’s ORF Kunstradio. In 2011, he won the Prix Phonurgia Nova with his radio play „Säugling, Duschkopf, Damenschritte“. He has also composed music for film and theatre productions, including work by Christoph Schlingensief, Mariola Brillowska, Robert Florczak and Schorsch Kamerun. His recent commissions include writing compositions for the chamber orchestra “ensemble Intégrales”. In March 2010, their collaborative live concert „Echohaus“ for 6 rooms, headphones ensemble and electronics was premiered at Festival MaerzMusik in Berlin.
Kubin has been invited to give workshops and lectures at art institutions and universities in Europe, the USA, Canada and South America. His music is released on labels such as A-Musik, Dekorder and Minimal Wave.

Deutsch:
Felix Kubin gehört zu den vielseitigsten Performern und Komponisten zeitgenössischer elektronischer Musik. In der Aufbruchstimmung der Home-Recording-Ära begann er mit 12 Jahren, seine ersten Tonexperimente auf einem 4-Spur-Gerät aufzunehmen. Danach breitete sich sein Universum kontinuierlich aus und umfasst heute futuristischen Pop, Hörspiele, elektroakustische Musik, Lecture Performances und Orchesterkompositionen.
Felix Kubins Musik ist durchtränkt vom Enthusiasmus für disharmonischen Pop, industriellen Lärm und die Avantgardemusik des 20. Jahrhunderts. 2010 widmete ihm die englische Musikzeitschrift WIRE eine Titelgeschichte. In den letzten 20 Jahren hat er viele Alben mit immer wieder überraschenden konzeptionellen Ansätzen veröffentlicht und weltweit Konzerte gespielt, u.a. auf über 100 internationalen Festivals wie Sonar, Transmediale, Mutek, Performa, Wien Modern, Présences électroniques und Ars Electronica. Er bewegt sich zwischen Hoch- und Untergrundkultur, Clubs und Konzerthallen, denn sein Hauptinteresse gilt der Verschiebung von Kontexten und Erwartungen.
Neben diversen Auftragskompositionen (NDR das neue werk, Internationales Musikfest Hamburg, Maerzmusik, Festival Borealis u.a.) moderiert und entwickelt er Radioformate, wie zB das interaktive DJ-Format „Demo Dandies“ (zusammen mit Felix Raeithel), die NDR-Live-Show für neue und improvisierte Musik "Toxic Tunes" (in Zusammenarbeit mit Richard Armbruster) oder die 20-teilige Radioserie "Me & My Rhythm Box", die er 2017 speziell für den Kunstradiosender "Savvy Funk" der dOCUMENTA 14 produzierte.


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”.


Discography :

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