One more evening of Ring Ring festival No 18

25.05. Culture center Rex, 20.00

  • eRikm (Fr)
  • The Electrics (Swe/D/Can)


eRikm (Fr)

Since 1992, eRikm has extended the field of artistic experimentation on the international scene.

Maintaining a constant fusion  between  thought, instinct and sensitivity, he pursues a simultaneity of practices and addresses the interplay between various compositional modes, relating to and using all languages.

From his early experience as a guitarist through to his later visual work, he is a maverick genre-bender who breaks down anyone’s attempts to conveniently classify him.

Quickly recognised as a virtuoso turntablist and sound artist (1996), eRikm has made a longlife habit of crossing all territories and « world-systems » deemed “independent”, “institutional”.

He deals with sounds like living organisms, constantly in flux, always open to the risk of accident or delight/unisson. As he plays with all these contradictions in his improvisations, his performance reaches new heights of intensity, trading off both understanding and sensation, seriousness and farce, anticipation and  instinct.

His work references both the intimate and political, both popular and high culture, but without demonstration. Rather he creates a short-circuit connection between points with his live generated (and degenerated) material – from noise to reference – presenting multiple ways to capture each moment of the present in clear focus.

Ultimately, eRikm’s research resonates through all of his work, bordering scientific discovery and a poetic curiosity of the world.

This concert is supported by French Institute in Belgrade.

>The Electrics (Swe/D/Can)

”Should be recognized without qualifictions as an identifying archetype of top-flight improvisation”, ”A true Northern European super group (Jazz Weekly – Ken Waxman)

Jazz, free jazz, improv and contemporary music in a melting pot, a highly original musical profile created by four internationally acknowledged improvisers:

The members are:

Axel Dörner – trumpet: having expanded the sonic range of his instrument with various extended technics, he is a player in high demand by improvisers worldwide. Sture Ericson – saxes and clarinets: after having spent a number of years as part of the internationally aknowledged swedish ensemble Position Alpha, and after numerous ad hoc anventures with musicians like Rhodri Davies, Chris Burn, Derek Bailey and Fred Lohnberg Holm,

Joe Williamson – bass, a native of Vancouver, Canada. Has been living in extended periods in London. Berlin, Amsterdam and Stockholm and is well established and appreciated on the experimental scenes in all those mayor cities, having played with, among others Han Bennink, John Butcher, Rudi Mahall, Tony Buck, Tobias Delius etc..

Raymond Strid – drums: was discovered by the world in the nineties as a member of the group Gush, along with Mats Gustafsson and Sten Sandell. A musician with big ears and an exceptional sense of group improvisation Strid has later in other trio adventures.

The Electrics has released two CD-s ”Chain of Accidents” and ”Live at Glenn Miller Café”, both on Ayler Records, and their 3rd – an LP – ”Fylkingen” is out May-13 on the ILK-label, the band has toured several times in Europé and North America and has performed at international festivals in Vancouver, Seattle, Nickelsdorf, Tampere,Mulhouse, Lisboa, Cerkno and Beograd…

Arrival and concert of The Electrics is supported by Swedish Arts Council and Embassy of Sweden in Belgrade.

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