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SELECTED 2018 CONCERTS, RELEASES & NEWS :

April 4th 13:00 LUNCHTIME CONCERT, SOUTH AFRICAN COLLEGE OF MUSIC UCT

July 24th 13:00 LUNCHTIME CONCERT, SOUTH AFRICAN COLLEGE OF MUSIC UCT

July 29th 13:00 TECH TALK, SOUTH AFRICAN COLLEGE OF MUSIC UCT

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MYSTERIOUS FORMS

Improvised adventures in virtual modular synth land.

SPECIAL RELEASE - contact me to acquire.

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BOWED ELECTRONS

an electro-acoustic festival & conference
South African College of Music, University of Cape Town

Monday 18th June 11:30
Workshop performance/discussion re: Souls of Ancient Fish w/ Associate Prof Mzikantu (Dizu) Plaatjies
Tuesday 19th June
CAPE DIMENSIONS w/ Brydon Bolton and Frank Mallows

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EDGE OF WRONG 2018: ECTOPIAS

Saturday 21 April
Bedrock Manor, Hout Bay

{solo performance}

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2017 RELEASE

I’m honoured to have been invited to play the saxophone/FX parts on the Jonas Reinhardt side of this very cool split LP project instigated by Abstrakce Records. It’s a first etch in vinyl for me - a very special and beautiful record of transporting and timeless synth-scapes by amazing electronic artists Jonas Reinhardt and Jurgen Muller…” - Max S

JONAS REINHARDT / JÜRGENLLER – “The Encyclopedia Of Civilizations: Egypt”

The LP is the first volume on “The Encyclopedia of Civilizations”, a collection of split LP’s just started at Abstrakce where selected artists offer their own insight into fascinating ancient cultures. In this volume music is inspired by ancient Egypt and comes with a 10-page booklet with images and texts explaining historic facts. The texts written by Juan Ruiz - a Spanish archaeologist and researcher - in a half scientific/half poetic way rounds the music and transports you to the Ancient Egypt to get the whole listening experience. The careful design of the edition also helps: Egyptian colors (sand, electric blue, gold) and a sleeve printed in the old way, letterpressed with metal movable type as Gutemberg used to do it.

LP and digital album OUT NOW! Order/stream/download:

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"Hypnotic, haunting and sublime..." - Mail & Guardian

SOULS OF ANCIENT FISH

CAPE TOWN/PRETORIA TOUR, APRIL 2018

19th:  Off The Wall, Observatory - poetry reading           
20th  Tech Talk, SA College of Music, Rondebosch, 13:00
22nd  Alexander Upstairs, Strand Street, 19:00 - performance
24th: Open Window,  Pretoria - masterclass/performance
29th  The Forge, Windsor Road, Kalk Bay, 19:00 - performance

Ruben Mowszowski - poems & incantations
Dizu Plaatjies - uhadi / umrhubhe / percussion / harp
Maxim Starcke - electronics / sampling / alto saxophone / electric guitar

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ARTEFACTS, a collection of electronica and sample-based recordings I made between 2000 and 2007, is finally available for streaming and download on Bandcamp.

All instruments by Maxim Starcke with additional contributions in Escape Town by Ronan Skillen (tabla) and Byron R. Howell (drum set sample). ‘Escape Town’ was originally conceived as part of the score to Ben Collins’ film noire MA project ‘Screenplay’. Cover art by Maxim Starcke.

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