This is part two (of two) in our Label Spotlight of Mikroton. They continue to move into their second decade of publishing incredible compositions, electronic and improvised sounds sound artist, graphic designer and curator Kurt Liedwart remains steady at the helm, offering exciting challenging sounds. We hope you enjoy this curated selection of tracks. Remember to check out our Mikroton Vol. 1 spot as well!
Since 2008 Mikroton Recordings, founded and curated by Kurt Liedwart, has fostered a network of international artists with an emphasis on publishing works by musicians who used to be active in the field of electroacoustic improvisation and still develop their ways of working with sound. Through a constant stream of releases and events, Mikroton evolved year by year to reflect the state of sound-based art practices.
The curatorial habits of the label are wide-ranging, from commissioning releases from established pioneers like Günter Müller, Keith Rowe, John Tilbury, Werner Dafeldecker, Norbert Möslang, Jason Kahn, Christof Kurzmann, Burkhard Stangl, Burkhard Beins, Marcus Schmickler, and Thomas Lehn, to giving a platform to emerging talents such as Petr Vrba, Veronika Mayer, Angélica Castelló, Jaime Genovart, and Pablo Reche, and publishing music works of the curator.
Inherent to the way the label is structured is a conversation between artists working at the forefront of their field, with an emphasis on their diverse practices, backgrounds, locations and social conditions. The label released two seminal compilation recordings for Austrian electroacoustic, experimental and improv group of artists klingt.org and Berlin Echtzeitmusik scene. Mikroton attempts to tap into and reflect the multinational and innovative nature of unique music scenes in Vienna, Berlin, Switzerland, Tokyo, Nantes, Oslo, Seoul, nurturing and connecting these experiments to a wider international scene through releasing high quality, thoughtfully-designed physical editions of recordings, and organizing musical showcases in different cities around the world.
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