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Early on Csigo left college to move to Budapest and became a member of the jazz-hip-hop band Dubcity Fanatikz where he played guitar and an old East German, Vermona organ for which he used different voice effect pedals, modifying its sound. The band existed for two years, and released one album, performed in several major European cities and festivals.
In 2003 he founded his current band, Beat Dis who are preparing their 6th record. They have extensive touring experience and have played in festivals all over Europe and has been praised by national radio circuit and Hungarian Viva TV which named their song “Just Like” the Most Played Song Of The Year. The band’s album “Keep Still” was nominated for the Best Album of the Year in Electronic Music by the same organization..
He is also known for his work in Anima Sound System where he has shared stages with everyone from Iggy And The Stooges and The Prodigy to The Black Eyed Peas.
Csigo curerently makes a living as a composer, lyricist and guitarist-singer. In 2010, he played some improvisations with free-jazz and noise musicians. This project evolved over the years and in 2015 materialized into a unique form of minimal-electro-noise-punk with a twist of avant-garde experimental music. His soundis a product of artists like Oneohtrix Point Never, Mouse on Mars, Raster Noton, and Ivan Pavlov aka COH.
Csigó builds his own analog musical instruments which are being showcased/performed on at his shows. This year he recorded an album entitled Rite of Sound which he mainly performs in contemporary art galleries and experimental music clubs.
Blevin Blectum is an electronic musician and multimedia composer, celebrated as an “icon of deviant and cerebral electronic music”.Blectum studied the violin during her youth. At Oberlin College she began making electronic music at the WOBC-FM studios. At Mills College, she partnered with Kevin Blechdom to form Blectum from Blechdom, a performance art / vocals, laptops and samplers / electronica duo. In 2001, Blectum from Blechdom won an Award of Distinction for digital music at the Prix Ars Electronica.Blectum has released many solo albums, and released a CD/DVD Unseen Forces on Matmos’s Vague Terrain label as part of multimedia band Sagan with J Lesser, video producer Ryan Junell, and Wobbly. In 1998 she worked at Orban testing radio processing units, in 1999 worked at Thomas Dolby’s Headspace and Beatnik Inc. as a beta-tester, and in 2000 to 2004 worked as a sound designer at LeapFrog Enterprises and several smaller sound design companies in the San Francisco bay area. An avid bird enthusiast, Blectum quit music for several years and worked as a registered veterinary technician / veterinary nurse in Northern California before moving to Providence, RI in 2007.
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Laurie Amat is an acclaimed vocalist, improvisational performer, experimental composer and teacher. Her approach to singing is informed by broad experience including pop, rock, traditional and inventive opera, spoken word, video, dance, theatre and performance art.