14 - 17 October 2020

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16 October National Opera and Ballet, 20:00 NOB, 20:00

RADIAN

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MARTIN BRANDLMAYR drums, electronics

JOHN NORMAN bass

MARTIN SIEWERT guitars, lapsteel, electronics

Vienna‌ ‌is‌ ‌currently‌ ‌a‌ ‌wide‌ ‌open‌ ‌creative‌ ‌home‌ ‌to‌ ‌many‌ ‌new‌ ‌music‌ ‌composers‌ ‌and‌ ‌innovators.‌ ‌Today,‌ ‌ the‌ ‌members‌ ‌of‌ ‌Radian‌ ‌are‌ ‌pillars‌ ‌of‌ ‌that‌ ‌community.‌ ‌They‌ ‌have‌ ‌been‌ ‌influenced‌ ‌by‌ ‌and‌ ‌shaped‌ ‌the‌ ‌ city’s‌ ‌vivid‌ ‌scene‌ ‌of‌ ‌electronica‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌early‌ ‌2000s.‌ ‌Their‌ ‌music‌ ‌is‌ ‌said‌ ‌to‌ ‌create‌ ‌a‌ ‌field‌ ‌of‌ ‌tension‌ ‌ between‌ ‌extreme‌ ‌dynamics,‌ ‌freely‌ ‌improvised‌ ‌pieces‌ ‌and‌ ‌precise‌ ‌constructions,‌ ‌as‌ ‌an‌ ‌inherent‌ ‌ contrast‌ ‌between‌ ‌soft‌ ‌and‌ ‌sharp‌ ‌notes.‌ ‌Martin‌ ‌Siewert,‌ ‌who‌ ‌joined‌ ‌Radian‌ ‌in‌ ‌2011,‌ ‌is‌ ‌a‌ ‌guitarist‌ ‌with‌ ‌ range‌ ‌of‌ ‌interests.‌ ‌He‌ ‌works‌ ‌in‌ ‌bands‌ ‌like‌ ‌Trapist,‌ ‌the‌ ‌trio‌ ‌Fake‌ ‌the‌ ‌Facts‌ ‌(with‌ ‌Mats‌ ‌Gustafsson,‌ ‌and‌ ‌ dieb13),‌ ‌and‌ ‌with‌ ‌the‌ ‌quartet‌ ‌The‌ ‌Peeled‌ ‌Eye.‌ ‌He‌ ‌has‌ ‌recently‌ ‌kept‌ ‌busy‌ ‌with‌ ‌playing‌ ‌a‌ ‌lot‌ ‌in‌ ‌New‌ ‌ Music‌ ‌contexts,‌ ‌performing‌ ‌with‌ ‌the‌ ‌likes‌ ‌of‌ ‌Uli‌ ‌Fussenegger‌ ‌(Klangforum‌ ‌Wien),‌ ‌Ernesto‌ ‌Molinari,‌ ‌ and‌ ‌pianist‌ ‌Katharina‌ ‌Klement,‌ ‌amongst‌ ‌others.‌ ‌Martin‌ ‌Brandlmayr‌ ‌(drums,‌ ‌electronics)‌ ‌works‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌ field‌ ‌between‌ ‌improvised‌ ‌music‌ ‌and‌ ‌composition.‌ ‌He‌ ‌has‌ ‌performed‌ ‌and‌ ‌recorded‌ ‌with‌ ‌Otomo‌ ‌ Yoshihide,‌ ‌John‌ ‌Tilbury,‌ ‌Christian‌ ‌Fennesz,‌ ‌David‌ ‌Sylvian‌ ‌and‌ ‌many‌ ‌more.‌ ‌He‌ ‌has‌ ‌recently‌ ‌focused‌ ‌on‌ ‌ composition‌ ‌and‌ ‌writing‌ ‌for‌ ‌various‌ ‌ensembles.‌ ‌He‌ ‌currently‌ ‌focuses‌ ‌on‌ ‌composing‌ ‌and‌ ‌writing‌ ‌music‌ ‌ for‌ ‌various‌ ‌ensembles.‌ ‌John‌ ‌Norman‌ ‌(bass)‌ ‌was‌ ‌born‌ ‌and‌ ‌raised‌ ‌in‌ ‌Gothenburg,‌ ‌Sweden,‌ ‌and‌ ‌has‌ ‌lived‌ ‌ in‌ ‌Northern‌ ‌Italy,‌ ‌Glasgow‌ ‌(Scotland)‌ ‌and‌ ‌Innsbruck‌ ‌(Austria)‌ ‌before‌ ‌moving‌ ‌to‌ ‌Vienna‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌mid-90s.‌ ‌ He‌ ‌played‌ ‌bass‌ ‌in‌ ‌metal,‌ ‌punk‌ ‌and‌ ‌indie‌ ‌rock‌ ‌bands‌ ‌before‌ ‌joining‌ ‌Radian.‌ ‌