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C-drík aka Kirdec

Composer and musician who operates in the field of noise, electronic and experimental music, born in Zaire (DR Congo). Lives in Berlin (Germany). Lived in Belgium and the Netherlands. Explores electronic, experimental and noise music from Asia and Africa, label manager at Syrphe, concert organiser, etc.

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Photo by Andrea Krizsai.

Writings

Not Your World Music: Noise In South East Asia, book written and edited together with Dimitri della Faille (2016), soon published by Syrphe (Europe) and Hushush (Americas).

Power through networking: Reshaping the underground electronic and experimental music scenes in East and Southeast Asia (2015-2016), in New Geographies, CTM 2016.

An introduction to electroacoustic, noise and experimental music in Asia and Africa (Uvod v elktrokustično, noise in exsperimentalno glasbo Azie in Afrike) (2014-2015), published by Kibla (Slovenia) in the magazine Folio 5-6.

A singularity of noise music in Africa and Asia (2010) ( Une singularité au sein de la musique noise d'Afrique et d'Asie), published by Les presses du réels (Belgium) in the book Le performentiel noise, Edited by Sébastien Biset.

Almost full discography at Discogs (solo and bands/collaborations) :

Active projects : C-drík | Kirdec | Axiome | Alien Vegan Sect | Tasjiil Moujahed | Tetra Plok

Inactive projects : Ambre | Dead Holywood Stars | Moonsanto | Logatomistes | Črno Klank | Ammo | xhm² | 9E Phalanx | The Klank Of Črno Migs | Xøn. xêkhäl | M.E.3 | Globuleux

Other projects : Audio mastering | Staalplaat Radio (electronic and experimental music from Asia, Africa and Latin America) | DJ | Concert organisation (mostly in Berlin) | Syrphe magazine 杂志

Audio (present)

Electroacoustic

Dark ambient

Noise

Field recordings

Electro

Acid

Electronica

Industrial

Audio (past - to come soon)

This is where I played and occasionally gave some talks, lectures, workshops (zoom in for more details).

Performances in Africa (Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia), Asia (Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Lebanon, Macao, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam), America (Canada, USA), Europe (Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia And Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, UK).

Performances at festivals : Wave-Gotik Treffen (Germany), Maschinenfest (Germany), Schlagstrom (Germany), Hanoi Sound Stuff (Vietnam), The Bridge Of Sound (Vietnam), Lacking Sound festival (Taiwan), Dour Festival (Belgium), Kill The Silence (Honk Kong), Experimental Music (Myanmar), Noxious Arts (France), Pulsation Sonore (Algeria), Kiblix (Slovenia), Zasavje Noisefest International 2015 (Slovenia), Electroacoustic Music Festival (Austria), ZXZW (now Incubate) (Netherlands), Baltā Nakts (Latvia), Electron (Switzerland), etc. and has been selected to perform and / or give some workshops in the following European capital of culture : Brussels 2000, Maribor 2012, Marseille en Provence 2013.

Audio and sometimes video collaborations with 718, Agnès Gilson, Alok Leung, Aluviana, B6, Beat Freisen, Benjamin Bouffioux, Behrang Azhdari, Bex (Helaas, Overmars), Black Saturn, Bubbly Fish, Cédric Stevens (Acid Kirk), Chau Kin Wai (KWC), Choi Joonyong (Astronoise), Cindytalk, Cliquetpar, Contagious Orgasm, Dai Guo Li, Damo Suzuki Network (with D. Suzuki, Ripit, Scott Nyddeger, Eric Boros, Marylise Frecheville, Marc Chia), Đào Anh Khánh (Dao Anh Khanh), David Thrussell (Snog, Black lung), Ryu Hankil (Daytripper), Dickson Dee (Li Chin Sung), Effie Wu, Error (Aldis Oslozs), Fabiana Striffler, Fadi Tabal (Under The Carpet), Gabriel Severin (Silk saw, The join between), Goh Lee Kwang, Gregory Durez, Ha Jane, Hervé Thomas (Hint, Fragile), Hui-Chun Lin, Hùng Nguyễn Mạnh (Hung Nguyen Manh), Iason (P.S. Stamps Back), Itta (10, Tengger), Jacob Hardy (Holzkopf) & John Brennan, Jawad Nawfal (Munma), John Sellekaers (Xingu Hill, Ambre, Dead Hollywood stars, etc.), Julian Bonequi (Audition Records), Junky (Torturing Nurse), Kueiju Lin, Lau Mun Leng, Le diktat, Lee Han Joo, Lin Chi Wei (ZSLO), Luo Chao Yun, Marc Chia/Tara Transitory (One Man Nation, Elekore), Manuel G. Richter (Xabec), Marc Medea (Silk saw, Jardin d'usure, Moonsanto, etc.), Maria Kassab, Mark Spybey (Dead voices on air, Download, Zoviet france, etc.), Mathis Mootz (Panacea, M²), Max Loeb, Mazen El Sayed (El Rass), MHP, Mick Harris (Scorn, Lull, Napalm Death), Mimetic, Mindfuckingboy (Elekore, Chöd), Nakamura Yuji, Nabil Saliba (Trash Inc), Naofumi Ishimaru (Yximalloo), Nguyen Van Cuong, Olga Vosova (Astma), Olivier Moreau (Imminent, Urawa), Osman Arabi (20.SV), Pei, Planet Aldol, Riotmiloo, Ripit, Robertina Šebjanič, Satō Yukie, Scott Sainclair (Company Fuck), Sanja Kuvelić, Seal Phüric, Seventeen Migs of Spring & Stephan Friedman (Silence & strength, Antiochus, etc.), Stephane Rives (The Imaginary Soundscapes), Stereowarfare, Tri Minh, Wu Quan, Xavier Depienne, Yan Jun, Zen Lu.

Music for theatre, films, etc. : GDMDC in China, Ðào Anh Khánh Studio in Vietnam...) and more (full list to come soon)

Some more details : I studied orchestral drums, theater, declamation and singing from 1985-1986, started my first industrial and noise project in 1989 : Crno Klank, the duo Axiome was born in 1990 or 1991 and is the oldest active band I still play with. I studied electroacoustic and acousmatic music at the conservatory of Mons, Belgium in 1995-1996. I studied many other things I rarely completed for various reasons (contemporary art, silkscreen...). My music has been published on various labels such as : Syrphe, Ant-Zen, Ad Noiseam, Hushush, Independenza Records, Puzzling Rec., Textolux, Klanggalerie, Old Europa Cafe, Entity Records, Shanshui, Deaf Blind Dumb School, Audiotrauma, Invasion Wreck Chords, Vacuum, Hymen Records, Mad Monkey Records, Mirex, Flyco, Gun Music, Sépulkrales Katakombes, Falling Elevators, Sub Rosa...

C-drík live at Kill The Silence Hong Kong Station, Hong Kong. 27.04.2014

Xabec and Kirdec live at Nova Alternativa, K4 Klub, Prague 20.06.2011

C-drík live at Harsh Noise Conference, Berlin, Germany. 15.10.2011

C-drík and Aluviana live at Menza, Ljubljana, Slovenia. 01.05.2008

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