GAS OF LATVIA & ZANE ZELMENE, NINA ELEKTRICHKA, PODRUGA, WATERFLOWER

23/10/2017 (18:00 CEST)

Waterflower performs live with vocals, using a Roland VT-3 voice transformer and a Boss RC-505 loopstation with pre-composed samples (ikaossilator, field recordings, CC0 found samples and MIDI), playing a Korg Microsampler keyboard with custom samples; 2x Dentaku Ototo capactive synthesizers connected to a plant as a keyboard; Korg Volca Keys; Crystal acrylic electric violin;  Firestix Drumsticks.

“Waterflower ” is artist Sabine Moore’s audiovisual performance project. Sabine Moore’s intertwined music and visual presence is an audiovisual journey into a unique world where sound and moving image have come together like an orchestral ensemble. Musically, Waterflower draws upon genres like Electronica, Experimental Pop and Ambient. Her multi-layered compositions are created from sampled sounds like toy beeps, running water, glass beads, gardening tools, and are then mixed with synthesizers, orchestral sounds - like the violin, ghostly piano melodies and her sublime vocals. On stage, a live potted plant is transformed into a touch-sensitive synthesizer using capacitive sensors. A similar technique also allows a separate plant to also act as a real-time midi controller for the artist’s visuals. The video animations display themes such as nature, science and the interaction of the two. One could say that “Waterflower” is like a sci-fi journey to a world outside of our time-line.

Podruga performs using Xone K2 (as a mixer), Akai MPD 32 (effect consule), Komplete Audio 6, Shure SM 58 & laptop.

Podruga is a dark electropop duo formed in the end of 2016 by vocalist & producer Alise Stefanoviča and producer Reinis Rabenau. Their signature style is influenced by a mix of different genres and aesthetics, repeatedly offering an ironic reflection on post-Soviet heritage, hints of sci-fi movie soundtracks and echoes of the dance floor thoroughly. Their debut EP ''YPA'' was released in May 2017. The name ''Podruga'' implicates two meanings from the Russian ''Я твой друг.'' (I am your friend) and the self-explanatory - ''I am your drug''. Dreamy vocals and a floating atmosphere is nevertheless a part of the performance.

Gas Of Latvia performs live playing Elektron Octatrack Mk1 with modular synth & field recordings; Keith McMillen QuNeo midi keyboard; Waldorf Blofeld synth; Faderfox UC4 controller for Octatrack & Blofeld; Electro Harmonix Memory Man with Hazarai; Behringer Vintage Tube Monster; Tapco Mixer; Visual installations by Zane Zelmene.

Music producer and composer Andris Indans has been an active musician since the late 80s; his project Gas of Latvia is one of the most significant electronic music projects from Latvia. Gas of Latvia have recorded and released over 10 studio albums, each of them having a different vibe and sound - drifting from drone, noise, IDM to industrial music and techno, but still keeping their signature sound. Andris Indans is also writing music for films, video works, dance & theatre performances. In Erica Synths Garage Gas of Latvia will present and audiovisual piece created together with Zane Zelmene.