Kurt Liedwart

* 1977 in Moscow, USSR.

2003 graduated from Moscow State Linguistic University, studied Applied and Theoretical Linguistics.

2002–2010 frequent participant of Theremin Center for Electroacoustic Music.

Since 2008 member of SoundArtist.ru.

Improviser, sound artist, curator, producer, music writer and translator. Plays computer, electronics, objects, field recordings, electroacoustic devices.

Works in the fields of improvised, contemporary, experimental music, sound art, sound installations.

Plays and records solo and in various formations with Keith Rowe, Alfredo Costa Monteiro, Miguel A. Garcia, Xavier Lopez, Dmitry Krotevich, Nicola Ratti, Alberto Boccardi, Hannes Lingens, Pierre Borel, Radu Malfatti, Alexei Borisov, Alexei “Prokhor” Mostiev, Sergei Letov, Gosplan Trio, Ignaz Schick, Stefano Pilia, Rada Anchevskaya, Vladimir Anchevsky, Thomas Buckner, Ilia Belorukov, Andrey Lomakin, Edita Fyl, Oleg Makarov, Phil Raymond and others.

Played at various festivals: Abracadabra (Moscow), Noise & Fury 2008 (Moscow), XXII Festival Of Modern Art (Bryansk), Love Live Electronic Festival (Moscow), Ru.Noise 2009 (Kiev), Ad Libitum 4 Festival (Warsaw), Ruby Attack Festival (Moscow), Prepared Environments on Prepared Wednesdays 2010: Informal Tribute to John Cage (Moscow), Chaos & System Festival (Moscow), Prepared Environments on Prepared Wednesdays 2011 (Moscow), Poetronica 2010 (Moscow), Poetronica 2011 (Moscow), Teni Zvuka 2011 (Saint-Petersburg), Noise & Fury 2011 (Moscow), Alt+E Fest 2011 (Moscow), Prepared Environments 2012 (Moscow), Mikroton Live 1 (2013 | Moscow, Yaroslavl, Saint-Petersburg), Teni Zvuka 2013 / Mikroton Live 2 (2013 | Moscow, Saint-Petersburg), Prepared Environments 2013 (Moscow), Noise & Fury 2013 (Moscow, Yaroslavl, Saint-Petersburg).

Other projects: duo with Ilia Belorukov, Kurt Liedwart Quartet, duo with Alexei Borisov, duo with Oleg Makarov, Claire Lumiere, Dental Meat (duo as Claire Lumiere with Serge Kolosov), Claire Lumiere / Alexander Grishin duo, Moscow Laptop Cyber Orchestra.

Runs Mikroton Recordings, Mikroton Distribution, Laminal, Tonschrift., Contemporary Music Magazine (журнал “Современная музыка”).

Ran Mikroton Digital in 2008–2010.

Writes and translates texts on electronic, improvised, experimental and non-academic new music.