Blevin Blectum (born Bevin Kelley) = polyphasic avitronic wordless sonic worldbuilding, sound vision costume object spectacle.
Blevin is perhaps most infamously known as one half of the recently reformed and reunited groundbreaking digital duo Blectum From Blechdom (with Kevin Blechdom / Kristin Erickson), recipients of the 2001 Ars Electronica Award of Distinction in Digital Musics for their album “The Messy Jesse Fiesta”.
In 2013 she co-founded the electroacoustic-radioplayers The Traveling Bubble Ensemble with fellow sci-fi enthusiast and sibling Kelley Polar (Michael Kelley).
Left to her own devices, Blevin produces turbulent electronics with a more oblique slant on the basic BFB sensation of things-not-quite-right-here, clanking, creaking grooves and anti-grooves as a coal-powered spacecraft from some poststeampunked parallel universe potentiality.
Puffing and straining as it struggles to reach escape velocity, conjured and bounced to the breaking/boiling point, generally fucked-with samples of everything from hand-slapped rain-drenched leaves in celestial courtship gardens and antique broken Beatnik banks to classic, utterly dancefloored, floridly dangerous disembodied-dismembered half-remembered vocals.
She can be heard in radio plays, electronic toys, theater spaces, film/television scores, advertisements, clubs, concert halls, headphones, and galleries. She has releases on labels including Aagoo, Estuary Ltd., Tigerbeat6, DeluxeRecs, Praemedia, Vague Terrain, and Phthalo.
Jasmine Guffond is an electronic musician and sound artist who relocated from Sydney, Australia to Berlin, Germany. She has performed live at music and electronic art festivals, exhibited sound installations and recorded music for CD, 12inch, and 7inch vinyl releases with the Sigma Editions, Staubgold, Monika Enterprise and Sonic Pieces labels.
Her music draws upon influences from experimental electronic, song and avant-garde music, working with abstract sound as much as traditional musical forms, aiming to create a concordant relationship between a sound that holds emotive power and musicality and a sensitive microscopic study of electro acoustic phenomena.
Through her exploration of new environments for musical performance and sound composition, as well as working in site specific contexts, her recent projects were interventions that employed digital technologies, modes of sonification and the aesthetisation of data as a means of generating discussion around contemporary surveillance technologies as well as producing experimental audio works.
Blevin Blectum and Jasmine Guffond are supported by Lucille Desamory and Nicholas Bussmann.
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Blevin Blectum, Jasmine Guffond, Lucile Desamory & Nicholas Bussmann
Monday, 27th April 2015 | 21:00 CET
Roter Salon in der Volksbühne | Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz | 10178 Berlin/Mitte