Primitive Electronics Brain Dance Release Tour

Biblioteq Mdulair
primitive electronics | hypnotic noise | brain dance

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Biblioteq Mdulair is an orchestra made of some 15 analogue function generators for four hands played by polish/swiss/french duet Emma Souharce and Daniel Maszkowicz. With its oscilloscopes, sinusoidals, and frequency sweeps, this sound installation produces all kind of waveforms, exploring vibrations, tickeling resonances, and creating breathing beats. Those primitive electronics machines bring the soundspace down to a magma of waves for a dizzying acoustactile experience.

Bringing the fundamental acoustic waveform to the front stage so it can be experienced by the body and mind, each performance has a storyline with a scenario that allows the two artists to freely improvise from one chapter to another. The public that enters this intense and fascinating laboratory for sensorial experimentations is brought down to various atmospheres from a soft stroll to an earthquake.

Biblioteq Mdulair is mostly a music instrument, but the collective often collaborates with the analogue modular video synthesizer SYNKIE, driven by its creators Michael Egger, Max Egger and Flo Kaufmann from collective [ a n y m a ]. This massive double installation creates a total audiovisual symbiosis, with dozens of CTR televisions in the space, and has been shown at CERN, European Center for Nuclear Research, at Cave12 in Geneva and all throughout eastern Europe while touring in 2017.

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The Protagonists

Emma Souharce

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I come from south of France where I initiated my studies in visual arts before completing them in Geneva. With my friends we brought together Le Club des Astronomes, a collective for performances and scenographic happenings with whom I create various spaces and play music in a cloud of smoke.

I still draw and I still create various personal installations, but I devote more and more energy to my sound art. For instance, with Daniel, we play as surgeons in neurology with Biblioteq Mdulair by turning knobs as if we would knit synaptic connections. I also run my own sound spacialization project Par-Delà (i.e. hereafter). With those two projects, I like creating hypnotic atmospheres and using sound waveforms for recharging our public’s batteries. I speak French, Spanish and English.

Daniel Maszkowicz

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Currently living in Geneva – Switzerland – where he came across all the elements that would eventually build his personality, Daniel Maszkowicz (born Daniel Siemaszko) is at the same time a research scientist, a curator for independent cinema, and a pluri-disciplinary performer. His artistic career took off with a performative conference about noise music with strong scientific focus called Conférence Noise. Having worked at CERN – European Center for Nuclear Research – he collected numerous field recordings from the fantastic machines he come accros by wandering in the laboratories and abandoned tunnels. His collaboration with artist Emma Souharce resulted in a massive installation of primitive analogue electronics called Biblioteq Mdulair, which consists in an immersive hypnotic music created by an orchestra of obsolete laboratory function generators, often combined with analogue video modular synthesiser Synkie for an audiovisual analogue symbiosis. His solo project Générateurs makes use of SuperCollider for multichannel soundscape – from quadriphonic sound system to acousmonium installation – but also audiovisual live creations and action noise performances in collaboration with several visual and sound artists. Daniel Maszkowicz presented his work internationally and contributed to numerous soundtracks and publications.

Release : label & distribution

Primitive Electronics Brain Dance

The release is a master from a live recording performed at Cinéma Nova in Brussels – Belgium. The sound is very representative of the various soundscapes created by Biblioteq Mdulair: namely a hypnotic ambient noise evolving towards a magma of colliding frequencies growing in intensity with an acid beat climax. The music constructs itself all trough long the piece before a dripping decomposition from a telluric harsh noise landing down to a soft stroll under a light rain.

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Tour

  • May 6th 2018 – Cave 12, Genève CH

Past Happenings

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  • January 19th 2018 – BIBLIOTEQ MDULAIR & SYNKIE, MuseumNacht, Klappfon präsentiert:, Ausstellungsraum Klingental, Basel CH
    audiovisual installation and live performance, event.
  • January 4th 2018, Källarn – Bilda, Umeå SE
    « Port Acoustactile – soundtrack by Biblioteq Mdulair », film screening, vimeo, event.
  • December 10th 2017 – BIBLIOTEQ MDULAIR & SYNKIE, Kino Climates Melting Pots, Cinéma Nova, Bruxelles BE
    audiovisual installation and live performance, event, Kino Climates.
  • December 3rd 2017 – BIBLIOTEQ MDULAIR & SYNKIE, lokal-int, Bienne CH
    audiovisual installation and live performance, soundcloud, event.
  • August 30th to September 18th 2017 – BIBLIOTEQ MDULAIR & SYNKIE
    EASTERN TOUR 2017

    Total audiovisual symbiosis brought to Leipzig, Helsinki, Tallinn, Riga, Moscow, Kiev, Warsaw, Gdańsk and Berlin. Produced by COPYPASTA éditions & [ a n y m a ], Suported by the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, Moscow, event.
  • July 31st 2017, Bruit ne se taira pas, Malagnou, Genève CH
    sound installation and live performance, soundcloud, event.
  • May 29th 2017 – BIBLIOTEQ MDULAIR & SYNKIE, Urgence Disk, L’Usine, Genève CH
    audiovisual installation and live performance, youtube, event.
  • May 21st 2017, Frode Café – Forde, L’Usine, Genève CH
    « The World Question Center », live soundtrack performance, soundcloud, event.
  • May 5th 2017, one gee in fog, Genève CH
    « ROBOTA ! ROBOTA ! », reading live performance, soundcloud, event.
  • March 30th 2017, Trou de Ver – Archives du futur, Galerie Topic, Genève CH
    « BIBLIOTEQ MDULAIR feat. Dmitry Golubovskiy joue TITIN », vernissage, installation and live soundtrack marathon performance, vimeo, soundcloud, event.
  • November 16th 2016, Musik & Biblioteq, Écurie, Genève CH
    installation and live performance, soundcloud, event.
  • October 27th 2016, Ondulor#16, Walden, Genève CH
    installation and live performance in collaboration with D.C.P, soundcloud, event.
  • October 19th-22nd 2016, Lausanne Underground Music & Film Festival (LUFF), Lausanne CH
    four days installation and daily live reading performance transmitted on LUFF.FM, soundcloud, youtube, event.
  • May 14th 2016, Sonorectures, Zona Mutante, Genève CH
    « Lectures de la quatrième dimension », installation and live reading performance, vimeo, event.
  • March 4th 2016 – BIBLIOTEQ MDULAIR & SYNKIE, Gathering for Open Source Hardware, CERN, Genève CH
    audiovisual installation and live performance, vimeo, event.
  • November 6th 2015, Das Model Night, Cave 12, Genève CH
    « DAS MDEL – soundtrack by Biblioteq Mdulair », film screening, soundcloud, vimeo.
  • June 17th 2015 – BIBLIOTEQ MDULAIR & SYNKIE, Cave 12, Genève CH
    audiovisual installation and live performance, vimeo, event.
  • May 31st 2015, Goûter Merveilleux, Zoo – Usine, Genève CH
    installation and live performance, soundcloud, event.
  • April 1st-5th 2015, Deviant Art Festival (DAF), Genève CH
    « Lit sonore », four days installation and continuous live massage performance marathon, event.

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