We’re very pleased to announce that on the afternoon of Sunday February 1st, Sonica.FM will be blasting into the online radio aether with a launch party live from Hundred Years Gallery, with sets by the French/Spanish duo Relentless (joined for one set by Maria Papadomanolaki on electronics), plus CAO, Mureed, Postcards from the Volcano, Blanca Regina, Cementimental, Elpueblodechina, raxil4 plus the Musica Dispersa Soundsystem on the ground floor.
Relentless (Sébastien Branche and Artur Vidal) is an experimental sound creation project based on saxophone. Coming from free improvisation, their current proposals are focused on different practices of sound art. Specificities of the performance space, exploration of their musical instruments and ways to relate with the public are the foundations of their work. For the past few years, they have been looking into the relations between dancing, video and improvised music. Relentless is, in a way, the sound layer that settled through these investigations. Long tones, circular breathing, multiphonics, objects, are some recurring elements always renewed in a dialog between an idiom that settles through practice, and the necessity to improvise to create a music that takes into account each sound and each instant in its composition.