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Hofka 44:07


originally released as digital on Mikroton Digital (Russia)

"I wonder what they want," he said at last. "That fellow has already been here. Why did they send him to me? If they want to know what I'm doing all they have to do is read it on the screen, they don't even need to leave the house. They make mistakes. They have the power but they make mistakes. I never make any, that's my trump card. Hoffka!" he said. He shook his long hands before his forehead." The bitch! Hoffka! Paffka! Suffka! Do you want any more?"
— Jean-Paul Sartre "The Room"

The first instalment in the new incarnation focuses on metamusic, sound/space and performance. It was recorded in 2013 on July 12th in Art Liga Gallery by Ilia Belorukov and Denis Sorokin. After they met 1 hour and a half before the concert, Ilia devised a plan of the concert, wrote instructions for Denis, placed different sound sources around the space, balanced the volumes and checked the sound. For instance, the second half of Denis' guitar part is a guitar solo from a Metallica's song but nobody will figure it out due to the following reasons: 1) it's performed 3-4 times slower, 2) it's performed on a completely detuned guitar. Denis walks around the space, he had instructions not only what and when to play but also where to play. Ilia's parts are entirely improvisational but he moved around the space as well. 


released January 5, 2014

Ilia Belorukov - composition, alto saxophone with mini-amp, monotron, objects, ppooll, samples, field recordings
Denis Sorokin - classical guitar, box, bow, table, tune fork, ipolysix

Recorded by Ilia Belorukov on July 12, 2013 at Art Gallery
Mixed & mastered by Ilia Belorukov
Artwork by Kurt Liedwart


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Ilia Belorukov город Санкт Петербург, Russian Federation

Ilia Belorukov works in the directions of improvised, noise and electroacoustic music. He’s a member of different projects with russian and foreign musicians. He collaborates with artists who work in other musical directions (from hardcore and metal to academic contemporary music); with dancers and painters; with theater. ... more

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