KYN (Yari Bundy and Josh Casey) is an Oakland-based electronic music duo advancing the conventional performance of live electronic music. Exploring the otherwordly through an amalgam of lush sonic landscapes and rhytmic structures both familiar and experimental, KYN designs sound that is innovative in scope yet instinctively emotive in practice.
‘Worlds’ EP available now: www.kynsound.com
Pedro Lopes [turntable percussion, cymbals and modified needles]
Pedro Lopes is a turntablist metamorphosed into a percussionist. When playing live he deconstructs his instrument, the turntables, into a vehicle of a rapid, post-scratch and post-jazz, musical dialog of analog intonation and acoustic overtones. In Pedro’s music the needles do not merely amplify the vibrations stored in the grooves of the vinyl records. For him, the needles are microscopes that enable us to hear otherwise unheard micro-realities, such as the sound of a fingernail scratching a membrane, a coin revolving as it falls, a brush dragged across a plastic surface. Pedro has been collaborating with artists such as Carlos Zíngaro, Reinhold Friedl, DJ Sniff, Imre Thormann, amongst many others, in a life entangled deeply with his research on interfaces and performance arts. This led him to produce pieces for Transmediale, a Fundação de Serralves, Fylkingen, Ausland, and Goethe Institut.