On September 23, Centrala happily hosts performances by Mytrip and Xún. Mytrip is a solo project of Angel Simitchiev, a Sound Art lecturer in Sofia’s National Academy of Arts and an artist whose work is often found in collaboration with video art, theatre, fashion, contemporary dance and performance. With a background in the hardcore/punk scene Angel has turned Mytrip in an aggressive live experience while still exploring sound gravitating around ambient and drone. His new album is a visual experience as well, as its whole visual side has been created in a tight collaboration with visual artist Silvana Ilieva, who crafted not only its artwork, but a massive body of video work, interpreting the music and accompanying Filament’s live presentation.
Mytrip has been around for almost a decade now, mostly releasing music on tapes and vinyl. The past few years Mytrip has been performing live in England, France, Belgium, Sweden, Poland, Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, Greece, Romania, Serbia and of course all around Bulgaria.
Xún is a project of the Brighton-based musician and visual artist Matthew Dervenkov. In the skeleton of his work lies his attempt to explore suppressed parts of human consciousness through sound and moving image. Xún’s compositions are built around his interpretation of topics of existence, isolation, dysfunction, sexuality and death. Combining harsh electronic sounds and sonic artifacts with soft ambiances, drones and vocal fragments Xún aims to create emotionally tense live experience by emphasizing on the contrast between aggression and fragility.
Coming from a sound and visual art background, the sonic and visual parts of Matthew’s live performance are strongly connected in order to create a multidimensional environment. Xún’s debut is set to be released later this year.