Improvised adventures in virtual modular synth land.
SPECIAL RELEASE - contact me to acquire.
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
Saturday 21 April
Bedrock Manor, Hout Bay
“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
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:
"Hypnotic, haunting and sublime..." - Mail & Guardian
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
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.