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LEV 2015

30th april – 2nd may 2015

LEV 2015 announces the first names of the 9th edition of the Visual Electronics Laboratory

The Visual Electronics Laboratory, the International Festival of Audiovisual Creation of Gijón, returns in its ninth edition to take over the different spaces that make up Laboral City of Culture and the Atlantic Botanical Garden of Gijón.

LEV, an initiative co-produced by the Government of the Principality of Asturias, the Gijón City Council, LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial and the Datatrón collective, will once again feature some of the most interesting and risky international sound and visual creation.

Cabaret Voltaire Av Live, Blanck Mass, Gazelle Twin, Transforma & Yro, Yosi Horikawa, Jacaszek & Alba G. Corral and Paul PrudenceThey are the first names in a program focused on highlighting impressive audiovisual projects and artists that transcend genres and labels.

LEV Festival 2015 Poster

THE RETURN OF A MYTH · CABARET VOLTAIRE

Richard H. Kirkhas chosen the LEV Festival for Cabaret Voltaire’s second live public appearance, after more than 20 years, after its appearance at the Atonal festival in Berlin last August.

A unique opportunity to enjoy the new work of one of the pillars of current electronics and one of the great visionaries of our time.

Cabaret Voltairehas been one of the most important and influential bands in industrial and electronic music since its first appearance in the late 70s. Far ahead of its time, its fusion of industrial, techno, dub and experimental music made the band become, without a doubt, in one of the most influential projects of the last 40 years.

With a lineup made up of Richard H. Kirk manipulating his machines and a multi-screen system, Richard will present a live show composed solely of his new material and leaving no room for nostalgia.

A live show that promises to be relevant as Cabaret Voltaire’s first foray into the 21st century.

Cabaret Voltaire

NEW VISIONS · THE NEW PARADIGM

The darkest and most industrial rhythms will be present again at LEV 2015 by Gazelle Twin, the alias of Elizabeth Bernholz, one of the most fascinating artists of today with one of the most impressive albums of 2014, Unflesh.

Along with Holly Herndon, Katie Gately and The Knife, Bernholz is one of the leading exponents of a new school of visionaries who use the voice for their artistic discourse.

UnfleshIt is an exceptional work that shows us the sound of a pioneering artist entering territories that are still uninhabited.

The light will come from the hand of Blanck Mass, or in other words, Benjamin John Power, half of the great Fuck Buttons, who will arrive in Gijón to present his new work.

After a latest EP with the same title, released on Software, Daniel Lopatin’s label, with which he approaches rhythmic terrain close to the epic of the Fuck Buttons, his work has received unanimous support from the public and media and has been chosen by artists of the stature of Sigur Ros or Jon Hopkins to accompany them on their tours.

Ben is currently putting the finishing touches on what will be his next LP, under his multiform Blanck Mass project, and is eager to reveal his new and overwhelming live performance at the Visual Electronics Laboratory.

Gazelle Twin

AUDIOVISUAL MANIPULATION · PARALLEL WORLDS

The audiovisual live performances of Transform & Yro, Paul Prudence and the collaboration of the visual artist Alba G Corral with Jacaszek add to the list of audiovisual shows that, year after year, the LEV Festival shows as a representation of what is happening at the forefront of creation audiovisual.

Audiovisual manipulation will come from the hand of Bsynthome, the second part of the trilogy created by Transfoma & Yro, a live experiment immersed in a laboratory where kinetic installations, incomprehensible instruments, video cameras, projections and objects that remind us of primitive organisms coexist, geological finds or artifacts extracted from time travel. A shocking and emotional show that breaks down barriers between the analog and digital worlds.

Added to this will be the computational world and the kinetic universe of Paul Prudence, with which we will immerse ourselves in the second version of Cyclotone, a high-voltage audiovisual live that invites us to peer into a whirlwind of data displayed in real time.

The Visual Electronics Laboratory would curate a collaboration in which the sound proposal of the Polish artist Jacaszek, presenting his 2011 album Glimmer, and the dreaminess of the images of Alba G. Corral will give rise to a unique live performance.

The mix of classical instrumentation seasoned with blurred electronic textures, inherited from the sound of artists like Tim Hecker, together with the ethereal images of Alba G. Corral will turn this show into an intense catharsis, an exploratory experience on a physical and mental level.

Transforma & Yro (Gwendal Le Flem)

FOCUS JAPAN

Yosi Horikawa, a Japanese producer originally from Osaka, is one of the artists who, under the title Focus Japan, will bring us closer to oriental electronic sounds at the Visual Electronics Laboratory.

His music, without a doubt, deserves the title of original. Whether it’s birds singing in the forest, urban sounds or the sound of kitchen utensils, for Yosi everything has the potential to become one of his creations.

SteamIt is the latest thing he has released for the First Word label, a sonic journey geared to perfection.

Yosi Horikawa

LEV 2015 | VISUAL ELECTRONICS LABORATORY

IX International Festival of Audiovisual Creation of Gijón

Cabaret Voltaire Live av (Mute, Uk)

Blanck Mass (Software Records, Uk)

Gazelle Twin (Anti-Ghost Moon Ray, Uk)

Transforma & Yro: “BSynthome” (Avoka, De/Fr)

Yosi Horikawa: (First Word Records, Jp)

Jacaszek & Alba G. Corral (Ghostly International, Pl/Es)

Paul Prudence (Uk)

Project co-produced by:

Ayuntamiento Gijón nuevo
Gobierno del Principado
LABoral grande 2 líneas
datatron