AHAD & CHRS
Ostrava Days, Czech Republic 2011

AHAD & CHRS

The post-industrial, noise, improvised music, sound art and sound-based intermedia art duo AHAD & CHRS was formed in 2009. The duo offered a bruitist sound experience using the feedback of amplified conventional (viola) and analog handmade instruments, circuit bent toys and other lo-fi sonorious objects, transistor radios, tapes and ready mades. Their sound universe is the alchemy of spirit and the creative psyche and human ears, preserving nature, thus spanning the bridge of the unconscious and saving the aforementioned from annihilation. At the same time, the sound endeavours to keep a distance from the separating and alienating practice of rite and dogma. The music of AHAD & CHRS is characterised by formation strategy and immediate transitions; the use of unstable electroacoustic systems and continuous sound layers, which can develop towards the sound economy, respectively an urban situationist "détournement" space arrangement (often like environmental noises, field recordings, the concept of "the studio and the space itself as an instrument" etc.), in which the created sound is separated from the source instrument in both the individual and collective sense. Their music is characterised by the dramaturgy of the situation of intensive concentration and reaction times (slower and quicker processes) because of a sense of suspension, where sounds are looped for a longer or shorter time, recycled and changed slightly or completely. After the decades of deconstructivism, their recrational and reconstructivist working process generate situations where the organization, control and confirmation of the sonorious/sound objects takes places as a result of listening.

ZSOLT SÖRÉS (AHAD) - viola, electronics, circuit bent toys, contact mic, objects, effects.
CHRISTIAN SKJØDT - handmade electronic instruments, amplified objects.

SELECTED PERFORMANCES:
2014: Zsámbéki Színházi Bázis. Zsámbéki, Hungary
2013: Atrium, Budapest Hungary
2013: Splab / Jutland Art Akademy. Aarhus, Denmark
2013: Open Days Festival. Aalborg, Denmark
2013: Dampfzentrale. Bern, Switzerland
2012: Raumklänge (visual notations - musik intermedial). Cologne, Germany
2011: Ostrava New Music Festival. Ostrava, Czech Republic
2010: 3. Relative (Cross)Hearings International Contemporary Music Meeting. Budapest, Hungary
2009: Vajda Lajos Stúdió. Szentendre, Hungary

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Zsolt Sőrés

Born 1969 in Budapest, Hungary. Improvised/electroacoustic and noise musician, sound artist, editor, performance and conceptual artist. Groups: Abstract Monarchy Trio (with Franz Hautzinger), a duo with Rhodri Davies, Budapastis (with the members of the Parisian children-noise-rock group, Dragibus) etc. His field of interest and activity – beside music – includes the borderline and the margin of different art forms, too. He is also collaborate with artists from different fields of art (coreographers, stage directors, fine artists and videomakers etc.). He is the artistic director of "Relative (Cross)Hearings International Indpendent Contemporary Music Meeting" in Budapest. Recently he edited a book and wrote a preface study about "New Chances of Autonomy" with the texts by Hakim Bey aka Peter Lamborn Wilson among other onthological anarchists.

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Christian Skjødt

Born 1980 in Aalborg, Denmark. Christian Skjødt is a Danish sound artist and composer. In his work he explores the temporal and spatial aspects, as well the physicality and aesthetics of sound and noise. He currently employs self-built electronic and electro-acoustic instruments with nonlinear capabilities and/or amplified object-based performance, where he investigates the sonic possibilities of various materials. Skjødt frequently engages in interdisciplinary collaborations with a wide range of different artists and art forms. He is also the founder and curator of the vinyl imprint Tonometer Music, objectifying creative and adventurous sounds and music.
Christian Skjødt has been working in most of Europa as well as Canada and Mali in Africa, and holds a Master's degree from the Royal Academy of Music in Denmark. He currently lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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From a performance December 19.2009 at Vajda Lajos Stúdió in Szentendre, Hungary
Photo: Edit E. Vizer

 

 

 

From a performance at the "3.Relative (Cross)Hearings International Contemporary Music Meeting" with the Don't Eat Group, Budapest 2010.