Leila Bordreuil is a Brooklyn-based cellist, composer and sound-artist from France. She accesses concepts as diverse as Noise, contemporary classical, free jazz, and experimental traditions but adheres to none of them. Her music mixes deep melancholia with harsh noise-walls at ear-bleeding levels, and was described by the New York Times as “steadily scathing music, favoring long and corrosive atonalities”. At EMS Leila Bordreuil is collaborating with Stockholm-based composer Kali Malone on a new piece for
Sound of Stockholm to be presented on November 23rd at Slaktkyrkan.
Despite their transatlantic locations, Leila Bordreuil and Kali Malone have been working together in ensemble formats for the past two years. At Sound of Stockholm, they will be performing as a duo for the first time ever - Kali on electronics and modular synthesizer, Leila on cello and electronics. Using microtonal tunings and a multitude of amplifiers in a multichannel configuration to achieve rich textures and psychoacoustic effects, they created a new piece specifically for the festival, which they will develop Elektronmusikstudion EMS in Stockholm.
As sound engineer and radio art enthusiast and practitioner, his relationship with sound as a medium is a happy marriage, still filled with passion and everyday amazement. And he still tries to believe the feeling is mutual. Sound is his first and main material and musicality his artistic purpose.
Kevin Gironnay completed a master’s degree in composition with Nicolas Bernier, and has also been influenced by the teaching of Christine Groult, Horacio Vaggione, Denis Dufour, Jacopo Baboni Schilingi, Lorenzo Bianchi and Giacomo Platini. His music has been played in Canada, China, United States and throughout Europe. His composition work is supported by the Ensemble de Musique Interactive (EMI).
In 2016, Kevin Gironnay founded the improvised music band Ensemble ILÉA. He is also an active member of the collective Unmapped and the band QUADr. He is an affiliate member of CIRMMT (Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Music, Media and Technology).
VINYL -TERROR & -HORROR is a collaboration between Camilla Sørensen (b.1978) and Greta Christensen (b. 1977), both graduated from the Royal Danish Art Academy in Copenhagen in 2007/2008.
The project is focused on the relationship between objects and sound. It is presented in different situations as installation, sculpture, composition work or as live concerts. The work - whether it is a presented as an installation or a concert - uses sound to create a narrative that always directly refer to the medium playing it or the situation it is presented in. The sculptural work includes amounts of various materials where the live concert focuses exclusively on LP-records and turntables.
Photo by Ulf Dalvad Berthelsen
Francesco is a sound lover who graduated in electronic music at Conservatorio G.F. Ghedini Cuneo. His work is based on electroacoustic compositions, live performances and sound design for moving images (documentaries and movies).
In his music, he mostly uses digital and analog elaboration of recorded sounds, with the aim to give sound a meaning, paying attention to perception aspects. He is attracted by musique concrète and from the act of recording sounds, played or from the environment.
Francesco is still working to know his different faces of musical identity better. The work is never ending and lot of fun.