Zbigniew Karkowski 1958-2013
Zbigniew Karkowski (1958-2013) – REVERSE DIRECTION AND LET THE SOUND REACH OUT TO YOU
Vi firar Zbigniew Karkowski (1958-2013) som skulle fyllt 60 år. Julien Ottavi och Lars Åkerlund var båda under många år medarbetare till Zbigniew Karkowski och har var för sig givit ut en mängd album och gjort konserter tillsammans med honom.
Composer, Artist, curator and PhD student on new music and network. A mediactivist, artist-researcher, composer / musician, poet and tongues destroyer, experimental film maker and anarchitect, founder and member of Apo33, Julien Ottavi is involved in research and creative work, combining sound art, real-time video, new technologies and body performances. Since 1997, he develops a composition work using voice and its transformation through computer. Active developer of audio/visual programs with Puredata, he has also developed since many years DIY electronics (radio transmitters, oscillators, mixers, amplifiers, video transmitters…etc) in the perspective of knowledge sharing on technological development. Main developer for the Gnu/Linux operating system APODIO for digital art and A/V & streaming diffusion. His practices is not limited to the art spheres but crosses different fields from technological development to philosophy / theoretical research, biomimetic analysis & experimentation. Since many years he reflects on the relations between experimental practices and collective practices within the creation of autonomous collective groups, putting in question the authorship strategy of the “art ideology”.
Lars Åkerlund is a composer, sound artist and performer of mainly electronic and electroacoustic music, living in Stockholm. He studied music and classical guitar at Conservatorio del Liceo, Barcelona, and classical guitar and electroacoustic music at the Royal College of Music, Stockholm, at the EMS, Stockholm, as well as musicology at the University of Stockholm. Musical collaborations include Eryck Abecassis, Kasper T Toeplitz, Zbigniew Karkowski, CM von Hausswolff, Jean-Louis Huhta, Dror Feiler, Tetsuo Furudate, Lise-Lotte Norelius, Freddie Wadling, Dennis Wong, Leif Elggren, Kent Tankred, Flesh Quartet, Kroumata and Johan Söderberg. He also co-founded bands like P.I.T.T. (with Zbigniew Karkowski et al) and Lucky People Center (with Johan Söderberg et al). Since the 90s he has made music for contemporary dance with choreographers Per Jonsson, Björn Elisson, Eva Ingmarsson, Johan Inger and Cristina Caprioli and the Rambert Dance Company, London, Finnish National Ballet, Helsinki, the Gothenburg Opera Ballet, Stockholm Opera Ballet and most of the major Nordic dance companies, as well as the companies of the choreographers mentioned above. Lars Åkerlund made the music for film director Jan Troell’s Il Capitano (Silver Bear Award at the Berlin International Film Festival 1992 and the Guldbaggen Award for Best Film 1992, Stockholm) and Their Frozen Dream (Awarded at San Francisco International Film Festival 1999 and Valladolid International Film Festival 1999). In 2015, he made the music for the Sound of Silence festival, playing live in Tokyo and Berlin to the Chinese silent movie ”The Peach Girl” by Min Wancang Bu, made in 1932. Lars Åkerlund has been touring and made numerous live performances as well as music lectures and workshops throughout Africa, South America, Asia, USA and Europe. Lars Åkerlund has released records on labels as Radium 226.05, Firework Edition Records, SubRosa, Monotype Records, R.O.S.A. MNW Records and Fylkingen Records.
Lars Åkerlund, composer, performer, electronic, computermusic