On Saturday, 26-11-2011, the well known ambient club Flim returns to its urban dwelling in Stockholm.
The line-up includes live performances by:
LUDVIG ELBLAUS (LIVE) + CURRENT CURRENT (Visuals)
ROMAIN TARDY aka AALTO (Visuals)
as well as DJ sets by:
SIMON HAYDO (DJ)
JOHAN ÖSTMAN (DJ)
HENRIK MÅRTENSSON (DJ)
CURT LUNDBERG (DJ)
Be sure to take part in the continuous Flim tribute to beautiful sounds, sights and winter nights at Nordic Light Hotel on Saturday 26th of November. More information at: Flim Stockholm
This week the 18th – 23rd October 2011 you have the possibility to visit the Sound of Stockholm festival in Sweden.
“Sound of Stockholm is a new festival for improvised, new and experimental art music. The festival takes place a week each autumn. It is artist-driven and organised through a collaboration between 9 independent presenting societies along with EMS and the Swedish Musician’s Alliance.”
The week is filled with performances by well-known and not so well-known artists. The hub of events is the glorious Kulturhuset in the very centre of Stockholm. This Saturday, 22-10-2011 you should direct special attention to Ludvig Elblaus solo performance: King Of Infinite Space, pt 3.
The first part was performed at Audiorama during the Kulturnatten event in Stockholm and the second at the Flim Open Air Festival in Vinterviken this summer.
The project is based on one composition that is presented in three different ways in three different contexts. At Audiorama the original composition was used in a shortened but otherwise unprocessed form. At the outdoor Flim festival the original composition was multiplied and superimposed thus creating a compact, dense mass of sound. In the third and final part being performed at Kulturhuset; the original components will be disassembled and processed in order to construct a new integral piece.
Ludvig Elblaus’ set is one of three presented by Fylkingen on Saturday night. The other two sets are performances by: Axel Dörner / Jassem Hindi and Andrea Belfi.
On Saturday, 09-07-2011, the well known ambient club Flim temporarily relocates from its urban dwelling into the lush green countryside for a festival at Vintervikens Trädgårdscafé in Stockholm.
Flim Open Air promises to be a nice sounding and looking one-day festival presenting an array of gifted local musicians. The line-up includes live performances by:
PETER BENISCH (LIVE)
JOEL MULL (LIVE/DJ-set)
LUDVIG ELBLAUS (LIVE)
THE BIRD WHO FELL TO EARTH (LIVE)
as well as DJ sets by:
MATS ALMEGÅRD (DJ)
GOOGOL PLEX (DJ)
Be sure to take part in Flim’s tribute to beautiful summer days/nights and experience lovely sounds and sights at Vinterviken on Saturday 9th of July. More information at: Flim Stockholm
On Saturday, 28-05-2011, three sets will be performed by the members of the Schematics.
A solo performance by: Ludvig Elblaus, a duo performance by Katt Hernandez and Daniel Karlsson as well as a performance with the full quartet.
The performances will take place at: Kafé Klavér in Stockholm. The concerts begin at 19:00.
And maybe, just maybe, the fourth Schematics’ release IV (Green) recorded live in concert at Fylkingen in Stockholm 11-03-2011 will be available for purchase at the venue.
This Thursday, 28-04-2011 you can once again explore the sonic world of ‘The Schematics’. They will be performing live at: Galleri Andersson / Sandström (GAS) in Stockholm, using the installation of German artist Wilhelm Mundt’s ‘Trashstones’ as a framework for their improvisation.
The quartet consists of: Katt Hernandez (Violin), Ludvig Elblaus (Supercollider), Daniel Karlsson (Guitar) and Erik Calälv (Bass Clarinet).
For more information and the possibility to obtain highly customised and limited records please visit: The Schematics.
This Friday, 11-03-2011 you can explore the sonic world of ‘The Schematics’ at Fylkingen in Stockholm, Sweden. It is the electro acoustic 4-piece band’s first public performance.
The venue is probably not chosen by chance. Fylkingen is among other things, home to EMS ‘Elektronmusikstudion, formerly known as Electroacoustic Music in Sweden, prior to that known as Elektronmusikstudion, is the Swedish national centre for electronic music and sound art.’
The band members are: Katt Hernandez (Violin), Erik Calälv (Bass Clarinet), Daniel Karlsson (Guitar & Electronics) and Ludvig Elblaus (SuperCollider).
The evening also features solo performances by: Jonatan Liljedal and Mattias Peterson. Last but not least you will have the opportunity to buy highly limited records.
R1 is a live-set by Ludvig Elblaus and it was recorded in 2010-12-03 at R1. The venue R1 (Reaktor 1) used to house the very first Swedish nuclear reactor and it is situated 20 meters below the ground in the firm bedrock under the vast KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. The venue is spectacular to say the least and so is the Ludvig Elblaus R1 live-set!
During the years that have passed since the album debut Flannel Poet in 2003, 2004’s critically acclaimed New Speak EP Furious Styles and the sadly delayed 2006 Electronic Desert Recordings’ Trials album, Ludvig has been busy exploring and deepening his understanding of the core of music making and that is meant to be understood in a literal, actual and very precise sense.
And as would have been expected the elements that used to be somewhat unconventional in his previous musical output have now become refined, amplified and finalised in a sense. There are carefully crafted soundscape and drones, pure sound construction, that is was what comes in mind, but also the freedom obtained of breaking loose from preconceived formats such as album etc. in other words the directness of the live setting. The space that sound naturally occupy as well as the necessary reminder that music is very much a physical thing as well as a spiritual one.
R1’s 22 minutes and 16 seconds say it all really…
The live-set also spawned the idea of branching out the activities of resurface to incorporate contemporary music as download in combination with the texts. Consequently R1 is available as a 320VBR MP3 ZIP file with artwork for download here at: resurface.se.
The cover photo was taken by Axel Hammarbäck and is used with kind permission by the photographer.
This is RESUSE001 enjoy!
Scandinavian producer Ludvig Elblaus explores the possibilities of setting machines free to create their own music without human intervention judging by his titles, he probably gets them to make them up as well. But on a hands-on, upbeat track such as “Hitta hem”, whose stiff forward momentum and manic irregularities recall such John Baker classics as “The Chase”, such worries are quickly dispersed. The nervous, distended pulsations on “Rymd” and the slowly evolving convulsions of closer “Baltice” both suggest a strong feel for a beat and sure sense of timing, even when his powers of description may have deserted him.
Electronica Reviewed by Ken Hollings, THE WIRE 279 MAY 2007
“Furious Styles” is a superb 6-track release by Ludvig Elblaus out on New Speak (Hey, whatever happened to EDr?) and also his first release as a solo artist. (As you may or may not know Ludvig Elblaus is exactly one half of Frank and Bill.) One recurring trade or pattern is Elblaus’ strong focus on the rhythmic elements in his compositions with an acute sense for grooves, beats and percussive elements. None of the tracks on “Furious Styles” is an exception from this pattern. Each and every track has rhythms and basslines to die for and they all more or less carry the microscopic and subtle dub-influence that has been incorporated by Elblaus the past year or so. This EP moves forward like a freight train and has gotten literally everyone in the know on their toes, from distinguished record stores to respectable label managers, don’t miss out on the Furious Styles!