John Wiese - Piotr Kurek - Pauwel De Buck
Since the early 2000s, Los Angeles-based sound alchemist John Wiese has bombarded the world with the brazen and harsh noise of his avant-grindcore band, Sissy Spacek. As a solo artist, he brews a mixture of abstract, feverish noise that pierces mathematical chaos theory with unexpected silences, hyper-detailed multiple layers and cheeky spasms. Wiese has worked with Wolf Eyes, No Age, Merzbow, Prurient, Evan Parker, C. Spencer Yeh, Lasse Marhaug, Sunn O))), Smegma and more, and is undoubtedly one of the most intense original artists in this genre of extreme music, guaranteeing a more than ear-splitting live experience.
Those familiar with Piotr Kurek’s nostalgia-infused sound collages will not be very surprised to hear that this Polish-born composer is a fanatical collector of analogue synths and vintage studio material. The multifaceted Kurek moves from psychedelica infused with free jazz and pastoral folk to minimalist and melodic kraut drones.
Pauwel De Buck is a young composer from Ghent who combines tape loops, field recordings and raw electronics into layers of sound that feel like sculpture. His work was originally focussed on installations, but he is today more and more frequently seen on stage, where he intersperses his work with voice manipulations and free improvisation.
in collaboration with Vooruit