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Felix Kubin on the Minimal Wave Radio Show
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As a composer, animator, DJ, and radio playwright, Felix Kubin has been exploring boundaries between East and West for more than two decades. A self-described Dadaist, he began making music when he was 8 years old, while studying piano, organ and glockenspiel. By 12, he had acquired his first Korg MS-20 synthesizer. Working from Hamburg—thirty miles from the Cold War’s inner German border—Kubin is best known for his rampantly eclectic electronic music, which imagines an alternate Soviet-dominated future, appropriately accompanied by a burbling, space-age soundtrack. This longing, projected across the iron curtain, is further articulated by Kubin’s participation in the Dada-Communist singing group Liedertafel Margot Honecker; the radio play Territerrortorium, a German-Polish noise battle with the artist Wojtek Kucharczyk (Skoczow, Poland); and an extensive collection of Eastern European underground music.
This Friday at The New Museum, Felix Kubin will be performing a rare live set of music created for theater and radio play. These rarely performed compositions are Kubin’s most gorgeous and adventurous works, artfully obliterating conventional orchestral sources and positioning him as the heir to electronic innovators Raymond Scott, Bruce Haack, and Pierre Henry. http://www.newmuseum.org/events/572
On Sunday, Kubin will be joining us on Veronica Vasicka’s Minimal Wave radio show on East Village Radio. He will be doing a special one-off radio program during his New York visit. Expect to hear selections from his own works, along with music he has been influenced by over the years.
Stream the show live on EVR this Sunday, September 25th from 6-8PM EST.
Stay tuned for a Felix Kubin release coming up in 2012.