Alva Noto

“There was this term in the 80s which I like, ‘ingenious amateurs’. That with a certain kind of dilettantism and ignorance, you are less soared to touch things and to do stuff. (…) I think it’s very important to use something in the wrong or radical way.”

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EB Radio Mix: Ben Westbeech

April 16, 2012 in Features by EB Team

Editor’s note: As we mentioned last week, we’re still having troubles with our Radio. We’re trying to get this up as quickly as possible, but in the meantime enjoy the show in streaming Soundcloud format! Ben Westbeech is one of the few musicians whose name is his genre. As he moves freely between Jazz, pop, – more

Electronic Beats Festival Warsaw 2011 in review

December 3, 2011 in Reviews by EB Team

Hello Warsaw. It may have been cold, but we didn’t let that dampen our spirits as we got ready for the Electronic Beats Festival in Warsaw last night. With an all-star cast of talented artists, who each brought a little something different, this was shaping up to be a spectacular festival with the crowd twitching – more

Luciano revitalises the techno symphony

August 11, 2009 in Features by EB Team

Robot orchestras are all the rage these days, but Chilean house producer Luciano has taken the initiative one step further, by setting up a semi-automated techno symphony. Debuting at Monegro festival in Spain, the anticipated Æther live performance project used a plethora of live feedback and a somewhat disorganized process of call and response to achieve its result. Cadenza playmates – more

EB Festivals 2012: The highlights in video

May 29, 2012 in 2012 by EB Team

Whether you were at the Electronic Beats Festival in Cologne, Bratislava, Prague, Gda?sk, or our appearance at Springfestival in Graz, we hope you had a wonderful time with our audio/visual live selections! Take a look back now with us at a few video memories from the last weeks, featuring James Blake, The Whitest Boy Alive, – more