Black To Comm / Christina Vantzou / Els Viaene
Black to Comm consists of Marc Richter, mastermind of the renowned Dekorderlabel and specialist in drones, sound collages and samples. Netwerk brings him together with Renate Nikolaus and David Aird (aka Vindicatrix) for: the EARTH project. “Earth” is a soundtrack for the silent film with the same title by Ho Tzu Nyen, one of the main Singaporean artists. You may expect a beautiful post-apocalyptic collage that refers to, among others, the paintings of Caravaggio, Delacroix, Rembrandt and Gericault.
The artistic centipede Christina Vantzou resides in the same musical universe as Adam Wiltzie from A Winged Victory for the Sullen and Stars Of The Lid. Together, they formed, The Dead Texan. Recently she debuted solo on the Krankylabel with the wonderfully beautiful album, No. 1, which she will present together with the Vancouver Island Quartet (Beatrijs De Klerck, Doreen Mon, Elise Mélinand, Stephanie Arnold and Saara Markkanen).
By means of organic field recordings, Els Viaene creates a sound environment where new spaces are established within an existing space. In her sound installations the physical limitations of the room seem to either disappear or rather, appear emphasized.