Paul Purgas is a multidisciplinary artist working with sound, performance and installation.
He has presented projects with the Whitechapel, Tate Modern and Serpentine Gallery and is currently a resident at Somerset House Studios in London.
He co-curated Wysing Arts Centre's annual festival alongside Moor Mother and has written for the recently published Unsound:Undead essay compilation by Audint distributed by MIT Press.
Paul is one half of Emptyset, a London/Berlin based production project who are currently releasing material through Thrill Jockey, with their latest album Blossoms being released in October 2019.
Photo by Camille Blake.
Founder of the noise & experimental electronic label "Total Black", he is currently working under several different monikers composing minimal electronic pieces and soundscapes using analog synths and manipulated field recordings.
Xavier Madore is currently doing his master degree at the Music Conservatory of Montreal in Electroacoustic Composition. At the same time, he also devoted himself to recording, mixing, mastering and sound design.
Besides his love of sonic plasticity, his inclination for song and poetry pertains a lot in his work. His pieces are particularly focused on finding a discursive structure and advocate a speech of articulated gestures.
His works were awarded by many international compositions contest as well as presented in several festivals in Canada, United States, Mexico, Germany, Italy, France, Switzerland and Greece.