concert: Pablo Rega / Dirty Electronics

  • Location:
    Fabra i Coats, Sant Adrià, 20, Barcelona, Barcelona

Pablo Rega is a guitarist and an electronic musician from A Coruña and currently based in Barcelona. He is a member of IED8, Piensan los Pies (with Nilo Gallego), Z1C0 (with LAR. Legido and Tom Chant), Ah-Unha improvisation ensemble, Bruitage (with Tom Chant and Javier Carmona) and Banda Crebinsky. He also creates sound installations with the sculptor Óscar de Paz, as well as pieces for several festivals dealing with art and technology. He has collaborated with the Binaural collective in Portugal and made ​​numerous soundtracks for theater companies and documentary film projects. He has conducted ensembles such as the OMEGA orchestra (Santiago de Compostela) and Banda d’Improvisadors de Barcelona and has been a member of the orchestra FOCUS Madrid. As a composer, she has made from the handling and manufacture of audio taken from different sources and materials, both electronic and acoustic.

Since 2003, John Richards has been exploring the idea of Dirty Electronics, a project focusing on face-to-face shared experiences, ritual, gesture, touch and social interaction. In Dirty Electronics, process and performance are inseparably bound. The ‘performance’ begins on the workbench devising instruments and is extended onto the stage through playing and exploring these instruments. The Dirty Electronics Ensemble is a group that explore these ideas and whose members are often made-up of workshop participants. The workshop is central to the Ensemble in that all of the musicians have to build their own instrument for performance. In 2008, the group performed pieces specially written for the Ensemble by, amongst others, Japanese noise artists Merzbow, Pauline Oliveros, Howard Skempton (founder member of the Scratch Orchestra), Gabriel Prokofiev and Nicholas Bullen (ex-Napalm Death and Scorn). Other notable collaborations include working with Rolf Gehlhaar (original Stockhausen group), Chris Carter from Throbbing Gristle, Keith Rowe, Anat Ben-David (Chicks on Speed) and STEIM (Amsterdam).

Wednesday 13.06.2012, 20:00h
Fabra i Coats. Sant Adrià, 20. Barcelona. Metro Sant Andreu.