C-drík aka Kirdec
► Musician/composer solo and in various projects mostly based in Berlin (from sound art to electronica, noise, industrial, ambient, electro-acoustic, minimal wave, improv, acid, hip hop, etc.) such as Axiome, Tetra Plok, Tasjiil Moujahed, Crno Klank, etc.
► Sound engineer (mixing, mastering) at Syrphe.
► Hosts an online radio show on Staalplaat Radio, dedicated to so-called experimental music from Latin America, Africa and Asia and organises screening of underground music documentaries at Villa Kuriosum.
► Producer/label manager at Syrphe/gig organiser.
► DJ (avantgarde/traditional/experimental/free jazz/noise music | robotic electro/minimal wave/synth punk/old school ebm/punk | old school industrial/noise/power electronics, etc.) | and sometimes all styles together from abstract hip hop to grindcore to classical music to gamelan music to breakcore.
► Lecturer (mostly giving talks about experimental and electronic music from Asia and Africa : history, political and social aspect, etc.). You can find two of his essays following those links : An introduction to electroacoustic, noise and experimental music in Asia and Africa (2014-2015) and A singularity of noise music in Africa and Asia (2010) (En français Une singularité au sein de la musique noise d'Afrique et d'Asie).
► Performed 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).
► Performed in various festivals such as : 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.
More... (full biography and discography to come soon) :
Born in Zaire (now Congo, DR), C-drík aka Kirdec grew up in Belgium, lived in the Netherlands and now in Germany, begun to study declamation, orchestral drums and music theory in 1985, started to compose music in 1989 in the project Crno Klank. He later on studied electro-acoustic/acousmatic music at the conservatory of Mons, Belgium. He currently produces different music genres ranging from electro-acoustic music to minimal wave, digital punk to industrial, dark ambient to electronica, etc. He's Syrphe label owner, a label and platform partly dedicated to alternative electronic and experimental music from Africa and Asia.
C-drík collaborates to Radio Staalplaat and presents experimental music from Africa, Asia and Latin America.
He is or was a member of the following projects : 9E Phalanx, Alien Vegan Sect, Ambre, Ammo, Axiome, C-drík / Aluviana, Črno Klank, Dead Hollywood Stars, Deleted / C-drik, Elekore, Globuleux, Kirdec, Le Diktat - Kirdec, Logatomistes, Moonsanto, Tasjiil Moujahed, Tetra Plok, The Klank Of Črno Migs, Xøn. xêkhäl, XHM² and 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.
He often collaborates or improvises with artists of various backgrounds (free jazz, noise, traditional music...) : 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.), 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, 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.), Sharif Sehnaoui, Stephane Rives (The Imaginary Soundscapes), Stereowarfare, Tri Minh, Wu Quan, Xavier Depienne, Yan Jun, Zen Lu.
He also composes now and then soundtracks for theater, short movies and choreographies ( GDMDC in China, Ðào Anh Khánh Studio in Vietnam...), published an essay entitled Une singularité au sein de la musique noise d'Afrique et d'Asie. Published by Les presses du réels in the book Le performentiel noise, Edited by Sébastien Biset. (In English here)
C-drík is also occasionally a dj and event organiser (mostly in Berlin).
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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 at [Motiva 14.0], Minimal Gallery, Chiangmai, Thailand. 16.02.2014
C-drík live at Harsh Noise Conference, Berlin, Germany. 15.10.2011
C-drík and Aluviana live at Menza, Ljubljana, Slovenia. 01.05.2008