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