C-drík – performance and artist talk
Independent Archive & Resource Centre presents:
– performance and artist talk
C-drík aka Kirdec studied declamation, orchestral drums and music theory in 1985. He began composing music in 1989 with the project Crno Klank. He later on studied electro-acoustic/acousmatic music at the conservatory of Mons, Belgium. He currently produces different music genres ranging from electro-acoustic music to minimal wave, digital punk to industrial, dark ambient to electronica, etc. C-drík owns the Syrphe label, which is partly dedicated to alternative electronic and experimental music from Africa and Asia.
C-drík collaborates once per month with Staalplaat Radio and presents experimental music from Africa, Asia and Latin America. He has been a member of many projects, including 9E Phalanx, Alien Vegan Sect, Ambre, Ammo, Axiome, C-drík / Aluviana, Črno Klank, Dead Hollywood Stars, Deleted / C-drik, Elekore, Globuleux, Kirdec, Le Diktat – Kirdec, Logatomistes, and Moonsanto.
He has performed in 44 countries in Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, the Far East. Southeast Asia and North America. He lectured on electronic and experimental music in universities, schools, museums and art galleries in Vietnam, Indonesia, Czech Republic, Morocco, Algeria, France, Taiwan, Slovenia, Belgium and other countries.
C-drík collaborates with artists of various backgrounds (free jazz, noise, traditional music…), composes soundtracks for theatre, short movies and choreographies (GDMDC in China, Ðào Anh Khánh Studio in Vietnam…) and published an essay entitled “Une singularité au sein de la musique noise d’Afrique et d’Asie”. The essay is published by Les presses du réels in the book Le performentiel noise, edited by Sébastien Biset. (In English here)
C-drík is also occasionally a DJ and event organiser (mostly in Berlin).
Date & Time: 4 April 2014, 7.30pm