Cezary Gapik (also know as CEZAR) was born in Czestochowa, Poland in 1963. He started his musical activity in 1980 as an animator of punk rock bands. Soon enough he discovered new sounds which were brought by the punk rock rebellion. Cabaret Voltaire, Public Image Ltd. or other “new wave” bands had an enormous influence on the perception of music by Cezar.
Plunging into the fundaments of musical avant-garde (Karlheinz Stockhausen, Morton Feldman, Luc Ferrari, La Monte Young), the appearance of new creative possibilities (computer) together with the works of artists like Mick Harris (Lull, Scorn), Illusion of Safety, etc. had definitively shaped the musical direction towards which Cezary Gapik follows.
His musical creation is based on drones and micro-tonal sound planes interlaced with abstract “images” (field recordings, prepared instruments, various objects) or computer-processed synthetic sounds (glitch)…
In memory of my dead friend:
Jacek Poltorniak (1965 – 2011)
Omniiq has been composing sounds for over three decades. From the more conventional classical training in the early years to the freedom of sonic experimentation now, the common thread is a passion for creating. Accidental composition. Chance ambiences. (Un)fortunate soundscapes. Ordinary sounds manipulated beyond recognition. Aural abuse. The journey is all important, the destination will look after itself.
These six tracks were recorded during a week of seclusion in a house deep in the woods of Northern Ontario with portions recorded in a cabin in the Gatineau region of Quebec. The recordings include various sample sources including goats and birds in Switzerland, a choir featuring Kuepfer’s parents, and wolves from the Aspden Valley Wildlife Sanctuary near Rousseau, Ontario.
Limited to 100 copies worldwide. 3″ cd-r comes with download code in gorgeous letterpress cardstock…
Piano Vert is an installation piece for three concentric tape loops; 8, 9 and 10 feet long. Three short piano patterns are cut into loops from an extended piece and played back simultaneously with minimal live adjustments. The first in szilárd’s “colourpalette” loop series.
Letterpress by Ben Owen @ Middle Press, Brooklyn.
Mastered by Greg Davis.