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Current:

I will be participating with Andrés Montes in his residency at Theredom, Madrid with a sound installation-event on Wed. 1 November. Details to follow!

Texto : La residencia de Andrés Montes en ABIERTO Theredom será un taller abierto. Será también un evento constituido por otra serie de eventos. Es una exhibición que se busca a sí misma y es cambiante, o sea, es proceso.

El trabajo de Andrés Montes está vinculado a la exploración de los procesos de construcción de identidad y nuestras relaciones con el espacio. También va de cómo, a consecuencia de pensar el espacio, lo politizamos y construimos territorio. Él cree que es desde esta serie de regiones en conflicto como constituimos nuestra idea del yo y de nosotros.

Para ABIERTO Theredom Andrés ha invitado a 5 artistas para que piensen y juntos ayuden a construir este campo de reciprocidades:

mAdam

SEPA

EcletikTronik

Carlos Llavata

Roberto Cárdenas

madAm improvisará en el espacio con sonidos que expandan estas ideas. Desde ahí se alterará el resultado para crear otros momentos de ese primer momento. SEPA leerá nuestro futuro e intentaremos con esto comprender lo que se avecina. EcletikTronik compartirá un discurso inconcluso esperando crear nuevos discursos. Carlos Llavata, ya por el final, se relacionará con estas ideas y con el espacio como él sabe. Y para concluir Roberto Cárdenas se convertirá en el editor de una publicación que recogerá, desde su punto de vista, pero en colaboración, todo lo aquí acontecido.

El espacio va a cambiar y hará evidente las señales de sus visitantes que partirán de una máxima:

Aquí vamos a estar y mientras estemos vamos a hacer.”


 

La Cara Oculta de la Luna. Retrospective of the Madrid alternative/ grassroots creative scene, 1990s and beyond. There is some audio-visual documentation of my work in el Ojo Atómico and Off-Limits spaces. Exhibition at CentroCentro, Cibeles, Madrid. Runs until 4 Feb 2018.


Geometría y Plexiglás (circa 1970). Galería José de la Mano, Madrid.

I have helped with the illumination of some of works by Diego Moya and others. Runs until 11 Nov.


 

Ryan at Cassette Gods’ review of Unit Audio, 25.9.17

UNIT AUDIO is freaking cornucopia of found sound, pieced together for maximum weirdness and instant likability. It starts strong and stays strong, continuing on its path toward greatness minute by warped-audio minute. Ever thought you’d hear somebody talk about musique concrète that way?” Read full review here

Released 30.5.2017: EclectikTronik’s first album release on Staaltape (Berlin): Unit Audio. See the Buy/Releases page for more information.

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Recent: EclectikTronik EP#2 now available in PijoPak parody edition and standard edition!

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Recorded in Madrid 28-2-17 at the event below, using material compiled over the period 2014-2016. Product of a new ‘unit’ approach to working which will be presented soon on a forthcoming full length release. Made from recycled materials, the PijoPak edition (limited to 10 copies) is slightly longer, includes a parody of mass production packaging, a copy of the flyer for the event and is numbered and signed. See the ‘releases/buy’ page for contact details.

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Recent work:

click to hear!/pincha para escuchar!

click to hear!/pincha para escuchar!

Arte Sonoro en España 1961-2016. I have produced a ‘re-issue’ of Grand Mal Editions’ ‘Usa el auto reverse’ for interactive/ hands-on use.

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Gran Mal Editions (1986 orig.) ‘Usa el autoreverse’. C-1 cassettes by Eclectiktronik (2016)

Gran Mal (1986 orig.) Usa el autoreverse. C-1 cassettes by Eclectiktronik (2016)

Gran Mal (1986 orig.) Usa el autoreverse. C-1 cassettes by Eclectiktronik (2016)

Also two recently-restored interactive pieces by LUGAN : ‘Grifos sonoros’ and ‘Pajaros Máquinas Niños’.

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LUGAN (1988): Pájaros Máquinas Niños

BOOTLEG ACTION V in GRS /AVLAB at MEDIALAB PRADO 18.6.16. VIDEO PROMO

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Recent work: video

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Found-Video Tape Footage interactive installation ‘Closed Circuit II (or: Who’s got your video tape collection?)‘.  14  MAY,  ‘Habitar la intimidadEspacio Nigredo, Madrid.c cct cu

// instalación interactiva que gira en torno a grabaciones de video personales encontradas en la calle ‘Closed Circuit II’ (o: ‘¿Quien se ha quedado con tus cintas VHS?‘), ‘Habitar la intimidad‘, en Nigredo, Madrid, 14 mayo.

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Bootleg Action III (GRS MADRID en Medialab)   Project info

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Arcotangente 2016. Pieza nueva// New piece: ‘ Organiza tu despedida’ . 28 Feb 2016 DOWNLOAD

Arcotangente info

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LUGAN y la Bienal de Sao Paolo 1973.
I have recently been restoring some electronic pieces made by LUGAN, a pioneer in Spanish electronic art. Detail here.//
Recientemente he estado restaurando algunas piezas de LUGAN, un pionero del arte electrónico español. Info aquí.

Próximamente algunas piezas se expondrán en la fundación Juan March (10 feb-21 mayo, Palma, Madrid). Info

Recent Sounds:

Dec.2015: Three programmes for Radio On Berlin, collaboration with Rinus Van Alebeek. Check broadcast times (programmes are repeated various times a week).

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Programme I: ‘Playing with Voyeurism’ is an interview taped with Rinus in Madrid, discussing early experiences with found tapes and equipment.

Programme II: ‘The Ben Roberts show’ is a sort of home-made radio show where I give an overview of my performance work during the decade 2005-2015, playing excerpts from the releases.

Programme III: To be announced, this one will probably feature Rinus’ ‘remixing’ of some of the above.

https://eclectiktronik.wordpress.com/bootleg-action/

Bootlegging Rinus van Alebeek, Oct 2015

 

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‘Spanish Study 2005-2015´. Piece made for Arcotangente 2015 Bajar/Download http://lagaleriadearcotangente.tumblr.com/post/111948882838/ben-roberts-eclectiktronik-spanish-study

 

This album was assembled from a live improvisation with Gyohei Zaitsu (Butoh dance) in Barcelona, 2013. Constructed from reel to reel and cassette loops and modified vinyl. It continues the theme of disintegrating socio-economic relations, partially explored here with taped narrative cutups, obscure historical/literary insights into Barcelona’s working class. Yet it could just as well be a soundtrack for today, an artistic response to the collapse of a society fed on delusions of global consumer democracy, and rapidly losing belief in its own future. Hear preview :https://soundcloud.com/eclectiktronik/eclectiktronik-nocturnal-mammal-house

This album was assembled from a live improvisation with Gyohei Zaitsu (Butoh dance) in Barcelona, 2013. Constructed from reel to reel and cassette loops and modified vinyl. It continues the theme of disintegrating socio-economic relations, partially explored here with taped narrative cutups, obscure historical/literary insights into Barcelona’s working class. Yet it could just as well be a soundtrack for today, an artistic response to the collapse of a society fed on delusions of global consumer democracy, and rapidly losing belief in its own future. Hear preview :https://soundcloud.com/eclectiktronik/eclectiktronik-nocturnal-mammal-house

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