Kurt Liedwart, born in 1977 in Moscow, USSR, is a composer, performer, sound artist, graphic designer, music producer, label owner and founder of the Moscow-based experimental and electroacoustic improvised music label Mikroton Recordings. He has developed his own art and sound that cross genres, mixing music practices such as electroacoustic and improvised music, noise and glitch, and art movements such as actionism and Fluxus. He plays a wide-ranging array of instruments such as analog synthesizers, electronics, light-controlled electronics, electromagnetic devices, laptop, sinewaves, field recordings, percussion processed electronically in real time.
Plays and records solo and in various formations with Martin Taxt, Ernesto Rodrigues, Guilherme Rodrigues, Nuno Torres, Abdul Moimême, Julien Ottavi, Heddy Boubaker, Jason Kahn, Burkhard Beins, Sergey Kostyrko, Birgit Ulher, Gregory Büttner, Gerard Lebik, Annette Krebs, Klaus Filip, Noid, Norbert Möslang, Keith Rowe, Alfredo Costa Monteiro, Miguel A. Garcia, Xavier Lopez, Nicola Ratti, Alberto Boccardi, Hannes Lingens, Pierre Borel, Radu Malfatti, Alexei Borisov, Ignaz Schick, Stefano Pilia, Thomas Buckner, Oleg Makarov, Phil Raymond, Bruno Duplant, Pedro Chambel, Andrey Popovsky, Ruth Barberan, Ferran Fages, Thanos Chrysakis, Ilia Belorukov, and others.
Various recordings released on his own Mikroton Recordings as well as on Intonema, Hideous Replica, Copy For Your Records and so on.
Played at various festivals: Abracadabra (Moscow, 2007), Noise & Fury (Moscow, 2008, 2011, 2013), XXII Festival Of Modern Art (Bryansk, 2008), Love Live Electronic Festival (Moscow, 2008), Ru.Noise (Kiev, 2009), Prepared Wednesdays (Moscow, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013), Poetronica (Moscow, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013), Mikroton Live Series (Moscow, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016), Teni Zvuka (Saint-Petersburg, 2011, 2013, 2014), Alt+E Fest (Moscow, 2011), Der blöde dritte Mittwoch (Vienna, 2014), Music Of Now (Saint-Petersburg, 2015), Escucha! (Madrid, 2016).
As a music critic he wrote for Billboard Russian Edition, Electronic Music Magazine, Contemporary Music Magazine, Tonschrift., Colta.
Tours and concerts
Concerts in Moscow (RU), Prague (CZ), Sokolowsko (PL).
Tour in Portugal, Spain, France duo with Ilia Belorukov
Concerts in Moscow (RU), Lisbon, Parede, Coimbra, Porto (PT), Pontevedra, Bilbao, Madrid, Barcelona (ES), Paris, Toulouse, Nantes (FR), Sokołowsko (PL), Berlin (DE).
Tour in Germany, Austria, Poland duo with Ilia Belorukov
Concerts in Moscow, St.Petersburg (RU), Hamburg, Berlin (DE), Torun, Poznan, Wroclaw, Sokolowsko (PL), Vienna (AT).
Concerts in Moscow, St.Petersburg (RU), Vienna (AT).
Concerts in Moscow, St.Petersburg, Yaroslavl (RU).
Concerts in Moscow, St.Petersburg (RU).
Concerts in Moscow, St.Petersburg (RU), Kiev (UA).
Concerts in Moscow, St.Petersburg, Yaroslalv, Bryansk (RU).
Concerts in Moscow (RU).