FELICIA ATKINSON (FR) + YPY (JP) + EDU COMELLES (SP) & CONDOR (FR)
The mysterious Félicia Atkinson is a French artist and an avant-garde musician who has made music under her own name and the moniker Je Suis Le Petit Chevalier. Her music is composed of concrete music, asmr voices, electronics, field recordings, improvisation with guitar and piano, abstract distortions and infra basses.
She has released records and tapes on different labels such as Shelter Press, Spekk, and Peak Oil. Atkinson comes to WORM with a new full length album, ‘Hand In Hand‘ in tow [sic!]. ‘Hand In Hand’ is, according to the artist, “an expanded development” of recent work such as ‘A Readymade Ceremony’and her collaboration with Jefre Cantu-Ledesma ‘Comme Un Seul Narcisse’. To be approached “in the same way a sci-fi novel by Philip K. Dick or a sculpture by Guy Mees can be percieved: trivial, sensitive and mysterious at the same time.” Atkinson has played at international festivals such as Rewire Festiva, Novas Frequencias (Rio De Janeiro, BZ), and Borderline Festival (Athens, NL). She co-runs Shelter Press with Bartolomé Sanson.
Edu Comelles (SP)
Edu Comelles lives and works in Valencia. He is a sound designer, musician and curator. He is currently involved in several individual and collective projects ranging from sound art, field recordings and experimental music. Comelles plays live electronics using Ableton Live and Field recordings as a raw material. Live sets usually draw from his latest material (currently 2016’s LP, ‘Agost’) and improvised versions or snippets of his back catalogue; combining field recordings, signal processing and interface gestuality / performativity along the way.
Condor is an Experimental Dance Music project from Frannce, with roots in the Fine Arts, the digital arts and action art. The current line is: Valentin Ferré (synths, vocals, sampler), Robin Poligné (synths, vocals, percussion), Simon Poligné (synth drums, vocals sampler), Fred Pinault (electric bass, vocals) and Vincent Malassis (sound production). Expect an improvisational cornucopia of electro-acoustic experimentation using EDM, no-wave, jazz-fusion, world music, krautrock, proto-house, dub, world bass, cumbia and fanzines.
Solo project from Goat’s Koshiro Hino, who is a key member of Osaka’s experimental music scene. Besides playing with Goat and touring with the Boredoms, he also leads another band called Bonanzas. His work as YPY can be described as oblique, dense electronica / techno with a dash of industrial grittiness. Hino debuted in 2015 with the ‘Visions EP’ for the Berlin-based label Nous, which included moody and dance-orientated tracks ignoring the unspoken rules of club music. He also runs the birdFriend label.