13 November | 20:00

Sergey Kostyrko, ASTMA & Bob Meanza #226

Doors: 19:30 / Start time: 20:00
Entrance 6-10 euro (up to your offer)

Sound art night with: 

  • Solo performance by Sergey Kostyrko

  • ASTMA and Bob Meanza: Superfried disco for fried out robots
    electronic improvised sound, rhythmical and abstract

Sergey Kostyrko is a Russian sound and media artist, based in St. Petersburg and known for his participation in a number of bands (Benzolnye Mertvecy, Mars-96, Coaxil) and for collaborative projects with Ilia Belorukov, Alexei Borisov, Kurt Liedwart, Rutger Zuydervelt, Daichi Yoshikawa, Dariusz Mazurowski. He is a co-organizer of Fulldozer Festival (St. Petersburg, 2013, 2014), Spina!Fest (St. Petersburg, 2016) and co-founder of Spina!Rec cassette label. With his solo project Kostyrko is involved in research of new aesthetics in electronic sound. His works combines different technologies and approaches to sound synthesis: during performances and studio sessions he plays modular synthesizer, employs multi-channel sound systems, uses field recordings and different sampling techniques. As a media artist, he mostly works with generative graphics and interactive audio-visual systems. One of his last work in collaboration with Evgenii Bugaev "A bird with displaced center of mass" has been nominated for Sergey Kuryokhin Contemporary Art Award (St. Petersburg, 2016) . Recent performances and exhibitions includes Cross Art (St. Petersburg, 2014, 2015), Erarta Motion Pictures (St. Petersburg, 2014), Teni Zvuka (St. Petersburg, 2014), Theses (Kemerovo, 2014), The Night of the Museums (St. Petersburg, 2014, 2015), Dzialdov Concert Series (Berlin, 2015, 2016), Life Zone! (Moscow, 2015), SA))m0st’ Series (Moscow, 2015), Music of the Present (St. Petersburg, 2015), Open Look/Russian Look (St. Petersburg, 2015), HPL Media Street Event (St. Petersburg, 2015), Electronic living room of The Polytechnic Museum (Moscow, 2015), 9 Evenings Revisited: In Theory, as in Practice... (Leipzig, 2016), Synthposium (St. Petersburg, 2016), Mikroton Live Series (Moscow, 2016), Prepared Wednesdays (Moscow, 2016).

ASTMA is the duo project of Olga Nosova and Russian industrial electronic scene pioneer Alexei Borisov. This duet formed in 2009 in Moscow and is inspired by free-form, spoken word, psychedelia, live electronics, noise. Borisov / Nosova duo is collaborating with various sound and video-artists, dancers, performers and poets from different countries, both in live situations and in studio environment: Anton Nikkila and Modern Feelings (Finland), Dave Phillips (Switzerland), Tom Smith (USA), Jandek (USA), Jeff Surak (USA), Z'ev (USA), Anton Mobin (France), Quentin Rollet (France), A_Spirale (Italy), Edgars Rubenis (Latvia), Dora Bleu (Canada), Sergei Letov (Russia), Ilia Belorukov (Russia), Kurt Liedwart (Russia), VTOL (Russia), Mitya Fedotenko (France), Alessandro Bosetti (Italy), Dario Fariello (Italy), Simon Longo (Italy), Marcus Beuter (Germany), Dennis Wong (Hong Kong), John Hegre (Norway), Iku Sakan (Japan), Harald Fetveit (Norway), Pekka Airaksinen (Finland), Eliad Wagner (Israel), Mia Zabelka (Austria), NOID (Austria), Zsolt Sores (Hungary) to name just a few. 

Bob Meanza is the pseudonym of Michele Pedrazzi, media and sound artist born in Verona, now based in Berlin. He has done sound installations („Cicadas“, 2013), he’s worked for theater projects (Barok the Great, Pesatura dei Punti) and video art („I’m not playing“ with Marco Mendeni) and as media designer he collaborated with Studio Azzurro, N!03, Asteria, id3d-berlin, Beier+Wellach. His solo performance at Spektrum will be a live rendition and recomposition of the sounds from „OU“, a work he released in 2015 with Filipe Dias De.