Yves De Mey
Yves de Mey presents Grey Branches – LIVE
Yves De Mey’s musical path consists of many different roads. During the second half of the 90’s, his releases were clearly rooted in breakbeats and UK drum’n’bass. Soon after that, through working for theater and dance performances and doing large scale sound installations, his interest in experimental sound design found its way into his music.
He’s also very active as a sound designer and sound engineer for film and tv, doing various jobs, ranging from alienated sound design to mixing for cinema.
Between 2009 and today, De Mey released numerous records on different labels (Line, Sandwell District, Opal Tapes,Entr’acte, Modal Analysis,…) to wide critical acclaim, and he has played live concerts and DJ-sets around the world.
2016 was a milestone year with well-received albums on Spectrum Spools (Drawn with Shadow Pens) and on Editions Mego (with his other project Sendai – Ground and Figure).
In 2014, he also started working as Grey Branches.
Grey Branches is Yves De Mey’s way of dealing with all things dance floor. With a musical past clearly based in the industrial realm, it’s hardly surprising this take on club music is without compromise. Grey Branches also unavoidably refers to Yves’ love for sound design and synthesizer experimentation. Add to that a healthy dose of twisted rhythm and you get a machine like clanging cocktail. Inner Surface just released Neuroclaps, the first Grey Branches full album.
Antenes – LIVE – UK Debut
New York-based DJ, producer and electronics artist Antenes operates a laboratory of self-made sequencers and synthesizers using vintage telephone equipment built in the name of sonic and spatial exploration. Known for her inventive soundscapes and eclectic DJ sets, Antenes treats the studio as a space for sculpting emergent patterns, textures, and percussion layers. Drawing musical influence from the curious and ephemeral sound-world of outdated telephone systems, her productions and live sets often integrate sounds reminiscent of pulsing analog relay switching systems, errant radio transmissions, cross-continental echo, signature drones and message interferences between the wires.
A Brooklyn resident by way of Chicago, her vinyl DJ sets dive into acid-laced techno, shimmering electro, shadowy atmospheres and beyond, with a particular ear for odd percussions and syncopations. Her sensibilities as a DJ have awarded three of her podcasts (LIES 025, Juno Plus 119, and Phormix 44) to be featured in Fact Magazine’s Week’s Best Mixes column. Her 2015 solo production debut, The Track of a Storm EP on L.I.E.S. reveals three tracks of otherworldly techno infused with “lazer shot synthwork,” “ghostly noise layers,” “muscular bass shapes and sparking percussions,”(per Boomkat) appearing on the 2015 best-of lists for Juno and Fact magazine. She recently collaborated with Moog Music in modifying their analog circuits into new instruments for a large scale installation and durational performance, “The Exchange” at MoogFest 2016. Her first collaborative/duo performance took place alongside Electric Indigo at the Roulette Theatre in Brooklyn, in support of synth pioneer Suzanne Ciani.
A devoted practitioner of boundary-crossing between genres, Antenes has held residencies for electronic arts at Harvestworks (NYC) and Signal Culture (Owego NY) and has appeared at numerous interdisciplinary events including the New York Electronic Arts Festival, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory’s “Intersections” exhibition (Batavia, IL), Open House London’s Sonic Visitations, and Trinity College’s Science Gallery (Dublin). Inspired by the Buchla 100 modular system, her synth work is featured in the 2013 film I Dream of Wires: The Modular Synthesizer Documentary, as well as in several master’s theses including Mills College, Fashion Institute of Technology and Clemson University. She also leads hands-on DIY synth workshops, having recently lectured at CalArts, Oberlin, and UC-Boulder’s music departments, along with Monthly Music Hackathon, Dame Electric at Pioneerworks and Women’s Synth Workshop at the Kitchen (NYC). See also www.meridian7.net.
Ewa Justka – LIVE
Ewa Justka is a polish electronic noise artist, self taught instruments builder and electronics teacher based in London. She currently studies MA Computational Arts at Goldsmiths College.
Justka’s main field of research is based on exploration of materiality of objects, vibrant, ontological systems (human bodies, plants’ bodies, electronic circuits: varied range of micro and macro environments and relations between them) and an investigation of modes of quasi-direct perception through noise performance actions, interactive installation, DIY electronics, hardware hacking, plant-molesting, breaking, deconstructing and collaborating. In her artistic work Ewa attempts to explore the concept of materiality of the hidden.
Ewa has performed and led workshops at festivals and venues like: Loop Festival, Sonic Acts Academy, Supernormal Festival, Club Transmediale, STEIM, Colour out of Space, Beam Festival, Cafe Oto, Norbergfestival and more.
- Yves De Mey