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ENS EKT

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019 8:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater

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ENS EKT

Tuesday, October 22 at 8:00 p.m.
UC San Diego's Conrad Prebys Music Center
Experimental Theater

The ENS EKT trio features the experimental musical inventions of Paul Stapleton (Californian born, Belfast-based) in dialogue with the circular breathed multi-phonics and harmonic textures of David Bud (English born, Berlin-based) and the resonant gestural and spectrally focused playing of Mad Pulse Maybe (Danish born, Berlin-based). The group explores emergent timbral, dynamic and social musical structures through improvisation.

Paul Stapleton is an improviser and sound artist originally from Southern California. He designs and performs with a variety of modular metallic sound sculptures, custom made electronics and found objects in settings ranging from Echtzeitmusik venues in Berlin to the annual NIME conference. Paul is currently Professor of Music at SARC in Belfast, where he teaches and supervises research in new musical instrument design, music performance, sound design and critical improvisation studies. Paul is also currently the co-director of Sonorities Festival Belfast. He has received critical acclaim for several artistic projects and for his sound design and composition work as part of the immersive audio theatre piece Reassembled, Slightly Askew.

Mad Pulse Maybe is a prolific bass player, composer and PhD-researcher in sonic arts. His work with extended instrument techniques and adaptive electro-acoustic performance systems is documented on several releases and through sound installations. He is a frequent collaborator with dancers, has created music for film and theatre and exhibited audio-generated sculpture. He has toured extensively in Europe, the US, Japan and Australia and has performed with Evan Parker, Audrey Chen, Lotte Anker, Tony Malaby and many others.

David Bud is a saxophonist, author and researcher from London, England based in Berlin, Germany. He has performed on baritone and alto with hundreds of musicians in small and large groups, collaborations have included Pauline Oliveros, Evan Parker, Lol Coxhill, Steve Noble, Mark Dresser, Tristan Honsinger, Alexander von Schlippenbach, Audrey Chen, Mark Sanders and many others. His work in improvisation has led to collaborating beyond music with dancers, visual artists, mixed media, built instruments, site specific performance and more. His research interest is in creative processes.

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