We are very glad to announce that, contextually with their performance in Occultofest on Sat 25th, Italian/New Zealander duo Fausto Maijstral will present their first release on cdr, made especially for the festival. The cdr presents two tracks of live recordings, mixed and mastered by History of Colour Tv´s Jaike Stambach, and an artwork realized by Alice Cannava´ from Occulto magazine from a picture by Will Gresson.
There will just 20 copies, so be sure to be there on time!
Pic courtesy of Tanya Mar
Vidbeat, live videoperformance at Occultofest w/ Fausto Maijstral! On Sat May 26th.
T.Hüseyin KURU as known as “Vidbeat” born on 15/09/1982 in Zonguldak. He started his music and video career when he was 17, in Rio Negro-Argentina. He began music as a drummer and percussionist; he played in grunge and heavy metal bands. When he came back to Turkey he played in several rock bands also made short film scores when he was a student. He was interested in video while he was working in a Internet-Tv as a cameraman and audio-video technician. In this period he was involved into the amazing world of video technology,and start shooting his first videos. In April 2004 he started living in Istanbul, when he was a video student in Galatasaray ITM he made documentary films, short films, music videos, video installations and edited short films for university projects, artists and musicians. He had the chance to show his works on tv shows, Internet, video magazines and university festivals. His first influences were Nam June Paik, Michel Gondry, Chris Cunnigham and Stanley Kubrick. He started Vj ing when he was a lighting operator in the Club Indigo. He met Michael Parenti, Pascal Lescon and Todd Thille from Artificial Eyes.He participated in their Vj workshop and improved his style. From the year 2005, Vidbeat made Vj performances in Roxy,Peyote, Bunker Club, Studio Live, Kemanci, Pulp, Mojo, Unique, Plaque, Balans/Tonique,Joker Live, Aziza, Ghetto, Maslak Venue, Edgar G., Eksi Limon, Kuruçeşme Arena, Solar Beach, İndigo Club, Babylon, Hilton Convention Centre, Innpark Event House, Vecht Club NL and Utrecht’s Archive NL.
Since 2010 Vidbeat works at Galatasaray ITM Academy as a Visual Arts Instructor and Video Artist . Also works as a freelance Video editor and Stage designer.
And, if we would pretend we don’t need any future, cause the present will be eternal, we need some ecstatic drone.
Fausto Maijstral is the duo of DuChamp (IT) and Will Gresson (NZ). Together they perform dense, long musique concrete/drone pieces that explore memories and lived experience through heavily processed instruments and field recordings. They performed with Concern (US), Family Battle Snake (GR), Steindor Kristinsson (IS), Preslav Literary School (UK), Iku Sakan (JP), Bemydelay (IT) and Rella the Woodcutter (IT), Drekka and Canid (US), Krapoola (ES). They have performed several time in Berlin and recently in Istanbul.