Kurt Liedwart is a sound artist, graphic designer and curator based in Russia. He has developed his own art and sound that combines accuracy of technology and imperfection of life, the use of the raw and processed. His work and life are less a study in contradictions of binary oppositions than a portrait of the multidisciplinary artist of the current century. Working across an eclectic array of aesthetic investigations, Liedwart's work is guided by his interests in perception, context, movement, and memory. His diverse body of works — performances, sound diffusions, recordings, graphic design — helps to heighten the audience's awareness of the present moment and enhance their sense of what exists on the edge of perception. His work draws on a wide range of sources, including raw and altered field recordings, analog and digital sound synthesis, to produce slowly evolving sonic fields. Through careful consideration, his works not only address hearing, but simultaneously expose the methodologies of listening itself, allowing audiences to explore the politics of awareness.
As a curator, Liedwart focuses on creating opportunities for artists and audience to build communities that otherwise might not exist. This began in 2008 when he launched Mikroton Recordings with its sublabels Mikroton Digital and Laminal with a focus on limited edition releases by a wide range of world renowned sound artists, composers and producers. Since its launch, Mikroton Recordings has published over 90 editions and has received critical acclaim internationally. In 2013 he founded Mikroton Live, a series of concerts dedicated to presenting time-based work by emerging and established artists engaged in sound-based practices through performances, concerts, screenings, and workshops.
Plays and records solo and in various formations with Günter Müller, Christian Müller, Christian Kobi, Tomas Korber, Martin Taxt, Julien Ottavi, Sergey Kostyrko, Norbert Möslang, Keith Rowe, Alexei Borisov, Oleg Makarov, Andrey Popovsky, Brinstaar, Boris Shershenkov, and others.
Liedwart's work has been experienced through live performances in Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Yaroslavl, Bryansk, Kiev, Hamburg, Berlin, Torun, Poznan, Wroclaw, Sokolowsko, Vienna, Lisbon, Porto, Coimbra, Parede, Pontevedra, Bilbao, Madrid, Barcelona, Toulouse, Nantes, Prague, Le Pont. His recorded sound works have been released by Mikroton Recordings, Mikroton Digital, Intonema, Hideous Replica, Copy For Your Records, Creative Sources, Untitled Folder, and others.
— 2 DI boxes — 1 monitor (send on 1 auxiliary) — power 220 V — 1 table (100 cm x 80 cm, 80 cm high) — 1 drum chair For the PA a sub bass speaker is also welcome. Time required for the soundcheck: 30 minutes.