Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Daniel Dorobantu & Felix Petrescu LIVE @ Simultan Festival 2011

Daniel Dorobantu & Felix Petrescu
"As far as we remember"
Live @ Simultan Festival 2011
Synagogue of Timisoara
6 October 21:00h

If compared to their biological age, D & F know each other for a very long time. More than half of their lifetime. Since the proverbial times of the "Circle of Calculators", first local official assembly for geeks in Timisoara.
Their bond become even stronger once F tried to double the size of D's hard disk using some occult software of the time. It was a failure and so D was forced to initiate himself into the ways of the system reinstallation.
More data was exchanged in high school years. Not an especially productive time but the taste for experimental (self) education was growing. Amiga, C64, Borland Pascal & autoexec.bat comes to the mind … Still, the period ended with their first attempts regarding creative output. F was tracking on Amiga and D was … doing something in illustration.
University time arrived and the spirit of continuity prevailed. Inspiration and vision were increasing. Also, their common but individual weird aura did too.
F went public and joined TmBase as a founding father. He got himself a gang and started raving as Urban Experience. Visuals stroked him too and a bit later went even more astray, sounding cinematic as Makunouchi Bento.
D went towards the within. Emotionally and philosophically. He practiced ambient facing his room wall for some years (he was not aware of Bodhidharma yet). Studio work only, albums releases as Thy Veils and sparse public gigs as others guest. Then he went photographic and become a video man soon enough.
There is no archeological proof but D & F went into improvisation at the same time. D did so after a trip to New Zealand (and, once back, he quit his job, joined one more group, started releasing even more, made installations and went mainly live). F's transition is undocumented.
The last years can be characterized as most active in all aspects. Both increased their artistic research in various experimental fields and their skills were upgraded as never before. The new, uprising wave of mobile music scene focused their interests upon same topics and same touch screens. Still, one most important thing was never satisfied: they never performed together. But this is not a problem anymore since this year's Simultan Festival will host their first live collaboration. The two will deliver a real-time improvisational storytelling performance along the not-very-accurate remembering of a "sonic memory system" that D developed for his collaborative Ars Electronica installation. A continuous, postdigital audio-visual flow containing all their tricks will flood the Synagogue of Timisoara, this October.

Check the live performances full program of the Simultan Festival here.

Friday, September 02, 2011

"Daniel Dorobantu - Cyclon Summers" released today, limited edition

Daniel Dorobantu - Cyclon Summers
postcard mini CDr  |  limited edition 100 copies  |  by TwistedTreeLine

1. Cyclon Summers
Daniel Dorobantu - electronics
Petrica Ionutescu - trumpet
Ciprian Costache - guitar and screwdriver
recorded live in Pecs 19 June 2010 @ HeadPhone Festival

2. Spacelove
Daniel Dorobantu - electronics
music from "Memories Of Now",
generative multimedia installation
by Daniel Dorobantu & Michaela Konrad

sound engineering & mastering by Attila Lukinich

buy disk here
listen / buy / share digital tracks here

from the press release
7 September 2011
"About the content of this (cover) image I cannot say more that I captured it while my friends were kiting and suddenly they focused on some invisible point in space. No one remembers exactly why but I recall the atmosphere on that small hill, it was similar to that of the title song. But the title song itself is not much related to that hill. In fact, the music was performed one year before, in Pecs (Hungary), during the HeadPhone Festival. I was enjoying the great company of Petre Ionutescu and his trumpet and Ciprian Costache (you can see him on the cover, the young man on the right side) and his screwdriver technique, subtly unleashed upon his guitar. We did this jazz-ambient sound-flow by improvising along a generative structure that I was controlling in real-time while processing their output through two Korg KaossPad3 units, to be more precise. Later, the recorded sound reached the ears of Attila Lukinich and he adapted it for speakers without hesitation. After that, the song got a video to mach. Spacelove, the second title on this release, is a piece I've created using the sounds of Memories Of Now, a generative audio-visual installation I made with Michaela Konrad, featuring Eugen Neacsu. This multimedia artwork is currently in permanent display inside the Ars Electronica Center in Linz (Austria) and we presented it's new, updated version just 2 days ago by participating in the Ars Electronica Festival. A new video is under construction, documenting this new live presentation and I'm pretty sure it will be online 7 days from now."