GARETH DAVIS // live
Bass clarinet and composer, Gareth Davis, has performed at many prestigious festivals such as Biennale di Venezia and he collaborated with established artists such as Merzbow, Eraldo Bernocchi, Machinefabriek, Aidan Baker to name a few and released on labels such as Karlrecords.
He performed his solo album ‘Filament’ out on belgian label, Slaapwel Records.
LUXUL // live
Performances are all improvised and created from scratch using an electric viola, various pedals and her own voice. The instrument itself is not only traditionally played but also beaten, scratched and otherwise abused to achieve the range of sounds needed for this project. Each piece is slightly different and it can depend on the mood/feel of the event but overall they all come across extremely powerful and abrasive. Subconsciously she is trying to create rituals that will mark the audience and make them feel like they witnessed something truly special.
PASCAL SAVY // live
Pascal Savy is a French sound artist living and working in London. Through the use of tones, textures and modulated signals he creates spatial atmospheres as a way to reflect on time, presence and the elusiveness of reality. For Dronica, he explored a space that falls between ambient, drone, and noise aesthetics and used the architecture of the Old Church to diffuse his sound work.
MOTHAX // live
Mothax influences include but are not exclusive to noise, drone, techno, dark ambient, and ritual. Using a combination of techniques including, circuit bending, home made instruments, and electronics. His improvisation explore the landscapes of the hypnopompic /hypnagogic.
RUIDO // live
Ruido is a Portuguese London based artist. His work are defined as soundscapes recorded as past memories from his travels and life circumstances. He then manipulates and uses those sounds to recreate his experiences throughout sounds, melodies and rhythms with the objective of transferring the same feelings he had during those times.These soundscapes are a representation of a city man getting out of his comfort zone and finding the beauty on that unique ordeal.
NEEDLE FACTORY // live
Needle Factory is the collective working name of performance artist and musician, Freddy May. The project started in 2011 as an industrial music group, a kind of directionless but energetic dynamo of noise created by many individuals that would finally coalesce into the project that Needle Factory is today. The current manifestation for live performances utilises sewing machines and medical test equipment, processed by modular synthesis to create a rhythmic ambience informed by personal memories.
V-STOK // live
DIAMAT // live
“Left Hegelian Power Industrial. Sublating the chaotic beat-laden era of late power electronics with a proletarian sensibility.”
KIERAN MAHON // live
Kieran Mahon’s live set is based on heavily processed synth drones augmented by deeply repetitious loops and sequences. The mantra of his performance is for this repetition to create a sense of space for the listener, whereby they can perceive changes in form within their own mind.
COAGULANT // live
Sound is an interactive language between listener and performer, open to interpretation. It is a bridge between magick and alchemy, between primitivism and technology. Music is a disturbed atmosphere and unfiltered beauties that collectively evoke the awareness of the ineffable.
MIGUEL DOMINGO REDONDO // live visuals
Live interactive visuals by CEO of Iqono Ltd.
MIRA VARG // installation
Icons – is a new photography installation created for Dronica festival specifically and is responding to the space it is exhibited in. In this work she’s reflecting on the paintings of holy figures used ceremonially in the Byzantine and other Easter Churches. In her own surreal visual language, she’s recreating new modern icons.
JOSE MACABRA // installation
The black and white video triptych was inspired by Christian art (popular standard format for star paintings from the middle ages onwards) and focuses on the suffering of both the mind and body – the relationship between psychological and physiological pain combined into one piece of art. An individual’s pain experience is influenced by numerous psychological inputs
ASHER SONIC-ESCAPIST // installation
Broken narratives. Shifting between states of becoming; resting in moments of transience: an interrupted bird songs… windless dancer, upon an unformed tongue. A ritual of ablution; craven beings… hollow caricatures… A world we sought to master. Is the limit to your vision, as far as you can see?