Lumisokea is a Belgian-Italian duo, formed by Koenraad Ecker and Andrea Taeggi, both based in Berlin.
Their music music can be described as being highly tactile, rich in texture and polyrhythmic, blurring the lines between the acoustic and the electronic to create a challenging and introspective listening experience.
Lumisokea’s influences range from dub to musique concrète, various percussion music traditions from Asia & Africa, techno, noise and contemporary classical music, while remaining focused on the key elements in their music : to induce trance-like states, to move bodies and to emphasize the tactile qualities of sound.
In the past years, Lumisokea has toured extensively with an A/V performance created in collaboration with Yannick Jacquet; a highly esteemed visual artist and founding members of the renowned AntiVJ visual label.
They have performed at forward-looking festivals and venues such as Mutek (CA), Mutek Mexico, CTM Festival (DE), Heart of Noise Festival (AT), Pitch Festival (NL), Bozar Electronic Arts Festival (BE), Golden Pudel (DE), Rewire Festival (NL), Node Festival (IT), LEV Festival (ES), TUSK Festival (UK) and Phono Festival (DK).
Past releases include : “Automatons” (2011) and “Selva” (2012), both on the Dutch label Eat Concrete. “Contrapasso” (dec 2013) and “Apophenia” (jan 2014) were released on Opal Tapes. “Eavesdropping on pianists”; an EP for Eat Concrete was released in summer 2014 and “Mnemosyne” a collection of nocturnal electro-acoustic pieces was released on Luke Younger’s Alter label in september 2015.
Lumisokea released a new full-length on Opal Tapes on january 22nd 2016 entitled “Transmissions from Revarsavr” ; a reference to Arseny Avraamov, one of the visionary composers and theorists working in Russia during the early stages of the Soviet Union. On this full-length, Lumisokea will be delving deeper into the sound-world of Eavesdropping on Pianists, combining recordings of Vladimir Popov’s Noise Instruments with their fondness for electro-acoustic alchemy and traditional rhythm science from India and Korea. “Transmissions from Revarsavr” is a tribute to the pioneering spirit of the many visionary composers, theorists and inventors who worked in Russia during the first decades of the Soviet Union, many of whom have not received the recognition they deserve and were censored, silenced or struck down by the totalitarian regimes that followed the October Revolution. More info about these inventors can be found here.
In october 2016 Lumisokea premiered a new AV performance entitled “Nibiru” at Robot Festival in Bologna, Italy. This AV perfromance is the result of Lumisokea’s ongoing collaboration with the renowned Swiss video artist Yannick Jacquet aka Legoman, founding member of the influential AntiVJ visual label.