FELIX KUBIN at the Goethe-Institut
Friday, November 20, 2009

…making his Boston debut and only his second U.S. performance!
w/Blevin Blectum
and DJ Ning Nong


Goethe-Institut Boston
170 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02116
8:30 p.m. / $10

Listen to special radio appearance by Felix, Thursday, November 19, 7-10 p.m. on Rare Frequency on WZBC 90.3 FM.

About Felix Kubin:

FELIX KUBIN, born in a spring roll during a car accident, was a lovechild of the homerecording era. His activities include futurist pop, radio plays, electroacoustic, and works for chamber orchestra. In 1998, he founded Gagarin Records. Kubin’s music is saturated by enthusiasm for disharmonic pop, industrial noise, and 20th-century avant-garde music. In the last 20 years he has released a large number of diverse albums and played over 70 electronic music festivals. He likes to move between high and low culture, clubs and concert halls, as his main concern is the shifting of contexts and expectations.

“Refreshingly perverse.” (WIRE, UK)

“Felix Kubin is a Devil in God’s clothes. He plays organs like Jussi Tennilä (Siilinjärven Ponnistus) does slalom, fastly but surely, strongly but lovingly. If there were one man to send to the aliens as an example of mankind, it’d be Felix Kubin.” (Aavikko, Finland)

“Wearing a fetching green suit, an endearing glint in his eye, and surrounded by antique technology (not a laptop in sight), Kubin’s concise, offbeat pop songs contain more tunes than an entire bierkeller jukebox.” (MZK Magazine, UK)

Bevin Kelley (BLEVIN BLECTUM) is an electronic musician and multimedia composer. Her performances are often loose narratives incorporating live interactive electronic sound, manipulated field recordings, film, action and costume. She holds degrees in English, Violin Performance, Electronic Music and Recording Media, and Veterinary Nursing. She has released four solo albums, and many more in collaboration with other musicians and filmmakers. Bevin is one half of the sonic/stage duo Blectum From Blechdom, recipients of the 2001 Ars Electronica Award of Distinction in Digital Music. She was one fourth of the audio/visual band Sagan. Her multimedia work is often text-based, including a series of pieces based on Philip K. Dick’s short story ‘The Preserving Machine’, in which sheet music is transformed into creatures and back again.

Presented with the support of the Goethe-Institut Boston