Velak is a non-profit organisation/platform for artists who work in fields of experimental music, video, dance and performance.
daniel lercher & vinzenz schwab
Daniel Lercher & Vinzenz Schwab use computers (among other things) to
improvise fragile and harsh sea scapes.
Paule Perrier is a Berlin-based composer and artist from Paris.
Using self-recorded material, voice and electronics, her world of sound composes a labyrinthin gloomy dreamscape. Her work includes Multi-Channel compositions, sound art, live electronics and interdisciplinary collaborations.
Alan Courtis (aka Anla Courtis) was born in Buenos Aires in 1972. He has been working in the field of sound-art, electro-acoustic music, drone, noise, improvisation and composition. He was founder member of the group Reynols. His written music has been played by ensembles from England, Thailand, Switzerland, Wales, Netherlands, Mexico, Canada, United States, Spain and SouthAmerica. He was commissioned by Phoenix Basel Ensemble (Switzerland), Český Rozhlas (Czech Republic) and was artist in residence at EMS (Stockholm), GRM (Paris), Cafe Oto (London), USF (Bergen), Calarts (Los Angeles), Di Tella (Argentina), etc. He has more than 400 solo releases and collaborations on labels like: Mego, P.S.F., Pogus, SubRosa, RRR, Blossoming Noise, No-Fi, Antifrost, Tonschacht, 267Lattajjaa, Quasipop, Alt.Vinyl, Riot Season, Kning Disk, Beta-Lactam, Prele, Matching Head, 8MM, Public Eyesore, Musica Genera, Porter, Smittekilde, Sedimental, Mikroton, MIE, Monotype, etc. His music has been broadcasted at radios like: BBC (UK), WFMU (USA), SBS (Australia), Resonance-FM (UK), Ö1-ORF (Austria), CJSF (Canada), WDR (Germany), Sveriges Radio (Sweden), Radio France, NRK (Norway), RTVE (Spain), WNUR (USA), Radio Nacional (Argentina), etc. Courtis has toured extensively in Japan, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Europe, USA, Australia, NZ & Latin America and has collaborated with musicians like: Pauline Oliveros, Phill Niblock, Keiji Haino, Merzbow, Lee Ranaldo, Nihilist Spasm Band, Jim O’Rourke, Yoshimi, David Toop, BJ Nilsen, Otomo Yoshihide, Stilluppsteypa. RLW, Zbigniew Karkowski, Eddie Prevost, L.A.F.M.S., Makoto Kawabata, Jojo Hiroshige (Hijokaidan), KK Null, Daniel Menche, Mats Gustafsson, Ashtray Navigations, Rick Bishop, Toshimaru Nakamura, Tetsuo Furudate, Thomas Dimuzio, Wobbly (Negativland), Rudolf Eb.Er, Kouhei, Seiichi Yamamoto, Tetuzi Akiyama, Lasse Marhaug, Adam Bohman, Rapoon, Uton, Birchville Cat Motel, The New Blockaders, Kaffe Mathews, Jaap Blonk, Gert-Jan Prins, Jazkamer, C.Spencer Yeh, Okyung Lee & Kemialliset Ystavat. His music always has strong experimental sense and usually based on high-skilled techniques of prepared sound, tape manipulations, processing of field recordings, live electronics, objects, cymbals, synthesizers, computer tools, playing traditional (both acoustic and electric) instruments as well as self-built, strange and unusual instruments (eg. unstringed guitar). Courtis has made music for films/videos by Jaime Davidovich, Claudio Caldini, Greg Pope, Hang Jun Lee, Sergio Subero, Pablo Mazzollo, Guillermo Ueno, etc.His work has been also exhibited at Art & Space Cococara (Tokyo) Uplink Gallery (Tokyo), Atrium Gallery/Center for New Music (San Francisco), None Gallery (Dunedin), ARCOmadrid (Spain), Cruce (Madrid), BienalSur (Bogotá), Subte (Montevideo), Galería Nora Fisch, ProaXXI, BAFoto, Mastronardi and Cobra (Buenos Aires). He has also coordinated music workshops in Iceland, Sweden, Norway, Switzerland, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, England, Portugal, Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, Peru, Chile, United States, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Thailand, China & Japan.