I’ll be performing with Italian artist WSR during Berlin’s Atonal festival at the legendary Kraftwerk on august 23rd, playing cello and guitar. More info about the festival : www.berlin–atonal.com/
In april I will be performing at the Movimiento festival together with Stray Dogs and the fabulous dancers of the Göteborgs Danskompani : we will perform the piece “Wasteland”,which we made together with Ina Christel Johannesen in the fall of 2014. Ina is a great choreographer and has worked extensively with here own dance company called “Zero Visibility” – I recommend you to check it out : she makes very inspiring and original work.
You can find more info about the piece here : http://sv.opera.se/repertoire-for-dance-tour/wasteland/
Sleepwalkers in a Cold Circus will be available from feb 17th 2015 onwards on LINE. It’ll be available on cd and digital formats. Pre-orders are possible already from LINE’s bandcamp page.
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Ill Fares the Land has been featured on Fact Magazine’s “10 releases we missed in 2014”, with some very praiseful words :
“Koenraad Ecker’s Digitalis debut was that rarest of things – a drone / doom record that’s genuinely unpredictable and free of cliche. Brutally physical at times (benefited by some particularly sharp mixing and mastering), it’s nothing for Ill Fares The Land to pull complete 180s on the listener: from wobbling pads, scrapes and processed cello to hydraulic bass patterns in the blink of an eye.”
I’m very proud to announce that I’ll be releasing my second solo effort on Richard Chartier’s LINE imprint, joining the likes of Alva Noto, William Basinski, Mark Fell and Frank Bretschneider. The album, entitled “Sleepwalkers in a cold circus” will be released in february 2015, with artwork by Alison Darby and mastered by Rashad Becker. More info soon…
I have created a bandcamp page where you can buy vinyl & digital versions of Ill Fares the Land from me directly : http://koenraadecker.bandcamp.com
I’m very proud to announce that 2 of the pieces (Decline and One-Eye) on Ill Fares the Land have been used in the most recent creation of renowned Norwegian choreographer Ina Christel Johannesen and Carte Blanche/The Norwegian National Company for Contemporary Dance. I saw the premiere of the piece, entitled “A collection of Short Stories” last weekend in Bergen (NO) and it was very beautiful. A little info about the dance performance can be found here : http://www.carteblanche.no/en/performances/anniversary-performance-a-collection-of-short-stories.html