Avanto - Helsinki Media Art Festival 2001. 6-11.11.2001

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Avanto Club 1: Semifinal


Avanto Club 1 is organized by the Finnish-Russian label N&B Research Digest. The showcase is headlined by F.R.U.I.T.S., a Moscow-based duo formed ten years ago by Alexei Borisov and Pavel Jagun, who combine bass-heavy danceable electro with noise and absurd humour. Benzo is an 'audio-ethnographic' project of Richardas Norvila, a fellow Muscovite, who only uses Russian synthesizers from the 1970's and 80's, and samples Soviet music of the era. Helsinki's own Anton Nikkilä takes apart aspects of Soviet culture and western muzak from the 70's, and reconstructs the pieces into music of warped beats and lyrical noise. Pink Twins, also from Helsinki, present their version of how to force sampled melodies and rhythms through a digital shredder and to come up with music that is prospective rather than retrospective.

Special guests of the evening: Austrian infra/ultrasound specialist Pomassl, one of the true pioneers of glitch music, and Alois Huber, whom Spex Magazine has called the "Aphex Twin of Austria".

The evening features no visuals whatsoever!

F.R.U.I.T.S., Benzo, Anton Nikkilä, Pink Twins and Pomassl have all contributed to this year's Avanto compilation CD, Avantometric Attachments 2002. In addition Avanto Club 1 sees the Finnish release of the latest compilation CD by N&B Research Digest. It's called Geologists and Professional Tourists Volume 2 and features F.R.U.I.T.S., Benzo, Pink Twins, Alexei Borisov & Anton Nikkilä and 9 other artists from Russia, Japan, USA, Belgium and Sweden.

Friday 22.11.2002 - Semifinal
21:00-03:00 - Avanto Club 1

F.R.U.I.T.S. (.rtf)
Anton Nikkilä
Pink Twins
N&B Research Digest