Data Cult Audio is not an entity so much as a mission to explore and curate sound, music and noise created by electronic means. A mission that seeks to move beyond the boundaries and into your head. Our goal is to present and expose others to the sound explorations of different artists. The common thread is that performances are rooted in electronics. Genres are not our business… sound is.
Here is the program of this week :
KKempes is the solo project by Alessandro Rizzato, dedicated to using modular synthesizers to produce cinematographic soundscapes and dilated environments.
In his performances he plays live music using a limited set of modules (no samplers, no tapes, no laptops, thus accentuating the minimalism of the composed music.
Based in Bologna, Italy, Alessandro is an electronic musician, microelectronic engineer, composer, producer, sound designer and A/V artist. Author of numerous soundtracks, in 2018 he began collaborating with the Italian-Argentine videomaker Dario-Alejandro Barletta, creating the audio/video duo KKEMPES & DRONE which performs TROPOSFERA, a striking audio/video performance.
In 2017 KKempes released the first EP All Grains Around (2017, SwitchMusic Recordings), and in 2015-2016 he participated in the TORAKIKI project releasing two albums Mondial Frigor (2015 Torakiki Music) and AVESOM (2016 Symbiotic Cube).
Panic Girl dedicated her life to music from an early age. After receiving classical training in piano, guitar, and singing she got deep into the production of electronic music. If you visit her place, it is hard to not fall over a big mess of cables and different production gear like the Marxophone, a Eurorack System, ARP2600, Casio CZ 5000 or Juno 60 synthesizer. Influenced by a wide range of music Panic Girl delivers a deep mixture of electronica and experimental sounds. Besides writing her own lyrics, she writes and produces all recordings on her own. In 2017 she performed her first modular live gig at Superbooth with Jericho. Together with Anatol Locker she forms Lucid Grain, a modular project having released their first album on the label Modularfield.
Originally from Southern California and currently in Portland Oregon,
Composer, Sound Designer, Multi-instrumentalist, Synthesist, and
Modular Artist Craig Anthony Perkins began as a Drummer at the age of
4 (his Father was a Drummer and started him young) a Guitarist by the
age of 8, and learned Bass, Synths and several other instruments by
With his own independent record label, Craig releases music in a
variety of genres under different project names, including genshi,
jido-genshi, Science Patrol, cell:burn, and StarDotStar among
others… Craig also regularly performs around town with his Eurorack
Modular system in his “Experimental Cinematic Ambient” style under the
name genshi, as well as with his retro Electro Synthpop project
Science Patrol. He is also known for his synth demos on his YouTube
Channel “Genshi Media Group”.
As a Film and TV Composer, he has scored a variety of indie short
films, including a few he Directed himself (one of which won the 2012
iPhone Film Festival for best Animation and Grand Prize Best Overall
Film) and more recently scored his first three feature films,
including the cult hit “Zombie Tidal Wave” for the SyFy Channel,
starring and Executive Produced by Ian Ziering (who personally hired
Craig for the job) and Written and Directed by the team who brought
you all of those Sharknado movies!
Over the past few years the Synth Witch (Julia More) has been a constant top act in the Pacific Northwest. Primarily focused on synthesis at an epic scale she enjoys performing with a combination of modular and keyboards all completely live. Most known for her use of Moog Sub37 and Mother 32s, she branches into modular with sound sources from Noise Engineering and lot of sequencing from Malekko Heavy Industry.
As a trans woman she is focused on centering female and non binary voices in synthesis, the Synth Witch coordinated the Modular on the Spot PDX: Women’s Takeover in Portland, OR. She also facilitates at the S1 Synth Library teaching synthesis on a regular basis.
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