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Secret Thirteen Interview - CoH

Processing the dreams – the interview with COH COH (pronounced as “son”) has two different meaning in Russian language. It means “dream” and “sleep” at the same time. The relation between these two notions reflects the variety of the world of Ivan Pavlov, the man behind this legendary moniker. In his vast discography Ivan explored various interesting uncharted territories of sonic fields ranging from sophisticated voice manipulations to playful analog experiments with rhythms and moods, thus creating a separate and … More

Secret Thirteen Mix 112 - Kyoka - Small © 2014 Secret Thirteen. All rights reserved.

Secret Thirteen Mix 112 - Kyoka

The author of the mix is Kyoka, a Japanese composer and musician living between Berlin and Tokyo. In her childhood she was learning to play piano, flute and shamisen, later on she started exploring the possibilities of field recording and used to analyze/archive various radio shows of the time. In 1999 she began to examine the limits of synthesizer/computer generated sound and in 2001 she embarked on a tour across the globe (USA, Spain, France, UK etc.) thus delighting the … More

Secret Thirteen Mix 102 - Frank Bretschneider - Small © 2013 Secret Thirteen. All rights reserved.

Secret Thirteen Mix 102 - Frank Bretschneider

The author of the mix is Frank Bretschneider (b. 1956), also known as Komet, a German contemporary electronic music composer, musician and multimedia artist based in Berlin, Germany. Bretschneider studied fine arts and worked as a graphic designer until the early 80s when he began a prolific musical career. Influenced by early radio programmes about science fiction, films, astronomy, psychoacoustics, optics, art, architecture and literature Bretschneider passionately fell into the exploration of sounds. His first experiences in sculpting sine waves, … More

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Frank Bretschneider - Kippschwingungen

Frank Bretschneider (born 1956) is a German modern composer, sound designer and musician, also known as Komet, based in Berlin. In 1986 Frank started to experiment with tape machines, synthesizers, modified guitars and promptly acquired the knowledge how to create music. Frank works primary were focused on the sine waves and white noise in the academic perspective. He formed a band called AG in the 1986 and started his long lasting career. More meaningful works started when Frank and his … More

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Ryoji Ikeda - db

Ryoji Ikeda (born in 1966) is a leading Japanese sound artist and composer who lives and works in Paris. Ikeda has gained a reputation as one of the few international artists working with visual and sonic media. Rhythmically, Ikeda’s music is highly imaginative, exploiting beat patterns and, at times, using a variety of discrete tones and noise to create the semblance of a drum machine. Mathematical precision and extreme aesthetics are the most suitable words for describing Ikeda’s oeuvre. RYOJI … More

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S13 - R∞N

Tracklist 01| William Basinski – Cobalt pools – 1996 02| Kim Cascone – Atmosquare – 1998 03| Pomassl – Qaraghandy storm – 2007 04| Mika Vainio – Ilmanvaihto – 2009 (created 2000) 05| Signal – Super-structure – 2000 06| Hervé Boghossian – Mouvement a érien – 2004 07| Byetone – Capture this (part I) – 2008 08| Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto with Ensemble Modern – Broken line 2 – 2008 09| Pixel – +28° 35 42.88 -80° 37 13.02 … More