Felix Kubin is one of electronic music’s most dynamic and versatile performers. A lovechild of the home recording era, his activities include futuristic pop, radio plays, electroacoustic music, and works for chamber orchestra. Apart from his music activities, Kubin has been invited to give workshops and lectures at art institutions and universities in Europe, the USA, Canada and South America.
((( Since its introduction 40 years ago, the Compact Cassette quickly became the most popular medium for copying music. As a side effect, the medium has produced an independent and distinctive underground music scene in the early 1980s.)))
In a lecture at FON2013, Kubin cast a light on the history of the German underground tape scene and the Compact Cassette in this context. In his live performance, investigatede the characteristics of magnetic recordings, their saturations, fluctuations, strains and crosstalk effects.
(((These shortcomings – which are swept away completely from today’s digital data transmission – are similar to the spectre of human memory: They interpret the recording rather than representing it, thus serving as a metaphor of perception.)))
Felix Kubin’s performance at FON 2013 was supported by the Goethe Institut, London.