Over three hours KUBOV (Jess Aslan and Emma Lloyd) and their robot erode and rebuild material remixed from Matthew Sergeant’s bet denagel. KUBOV read from a constantly shifting mobile score, fuelled with sounds found in the various districts of Sergeant’s indeterminate piece for detuned baroque violin. The mobile score reflects a self regulating system managed by the tangled robot, which is continuously pushing towards balance and harmony in the space. Unfortunately for the robot, this is not to be, as the sound environment can’t be predicted and so the system pushes towards chaos as much as order.
KUBOV is a duo of violin and electronics. Incorporating minimalist textures and harrowing dissonance and distortion, their music ranges from the esoterically tingly to downright disturbing. Their eclectic sonorities are a result of the hybridisation of electronics and acoustic instrument, with which they explore and combine spaces and places, warping perspective and effecting a sonic escapism.
KUBOV originated as a collaborative endeavour between composer and performer, and has developed over the years through a compulsion to break away from the traditional boundaries of the discrete roles and to research the potential of this instrumental and creative composite through performance.
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