Ruisburo is a concert series for electroacoustic music, drones, found sound, noise, and somewhat related genres.
Mensimonis is the coming together of two counterfigures in counterculture;Radboud Mens and Lukas Simonis. Although the two gentlemen liked and knew eachother for some time now, this teaming up was not the most obvious thing to do. Radboud coming from electronic/industrial/noise music, being a sort of whiz-kid in the studio and in general a controlfreak who doesn’t like things to slip out of his hands, and Lukas, with a background in noise and improv and ecclecticism in general (all projects he does seem to come from a totally different source…).
E42.A8 started around an old warehouse in the countryside ; a place where we tried to create the conditions that make improvisation possible, a pretext for meeting, but also an end in itself. The place in itself is always open to newcomers and in itself the configuration of players is thus always changing.
No compositions, no efficiency, but rather free walks between polarities : freedoms-constraints, texture-range, inside-outside, games-interactions, pulse-stretch, moments-intensity, diversion-obviousness, amazement-oblivion, silence-saturation, space-sound +++
~ on the occasion of these extra-muros sessions we will gather a few of those “revenant” players : Ludovic Medery, Benoît Deuxant, Flavien Gillié, Alice Just, Arthur Lacomme, Sylvain van Iniitu, Quentin Conrate, Thomas Coquelet, Mathieu Lilin, Joaquim Cauqueraumont ( look them all up,they all have interesting projects of their own )
About the name E42.A8 : it’s undeterminately referencing highway junctions, impossible chess moves, Manuel Göttsching + Basic Channel titles & P16.D4.