Small Crystal

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Small Crystal is a single from: CONDITIONS : 1218-0719' - MÆKUR's first vinyl release availiable from: maekur.bandcamp.com

Small Crystal is improvised live drawing on the notion of electromagnetic radiation and sound amplified through crystalline minerals - crystal radio. The composition considers ways of focusing attention on listening and transmission as two core elements of the planetary interdependence.

MÆKUR is the collaborative project of Maiа Urstad @maiaurstad, Anton Kats @ilyich.now and Eva Rowson @evarowson. The collective synthesizes artistic, sonic and radiophonic practices to research communication technologies, amateur radio networks and archival practices.

As new technological forms open up and others become obsolete, MÆKUR are interested in how methods of self-organising, listening and transmitting as well as the sounds of the technology itself – its errors, interruptions and signals – also evolve. At the core of the MÆKUR collaboration is an ongoing archive, to emphasise multiple soundings of technical development and the different communities that form around it.

The vinyl was first released February 9, 2020 @sonicacts
All tracks developed with and mixed by Njål Paulsberg, Bergen, Norway, 2019. All tracks mastered by Jørgen Træen, Bergen, Norway, 2019.

Vinyl pressed by Deepgrooves, Netherlands, 2020.
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Co-produced by Bergen Kunsthall (Norway), Lighthouse (United Kingdom), Sonic Acts and Paradiso (Netherlands). Part of Re-Imagine Europe, co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

@bergenkunsthall @lighthouse_btn @paradisoadam @reimagineeurope @creativeeurope @eucouncil
Photo: @marohagopian Retouching: @igorkritskiy
Spacesuit: @loisebraganza © MÆKUR, 2020

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released March 26, 2020

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ILYICH Berlin, Germany

ИЛЬИЧ is the misplaced middle name of artist Anton Kats, reemerging through modular synthesis,
heartbeat and electric bass. For ILYICH music is as a momentary experience lived through performances,
social interactions and interventions in space. ИЛЬИЧ
is a playful gesture and a vehicle allowing the synthesis of musical, artistic and research tools in favour of what these
can become.
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