Center no Distractor
Live @ Modern Body Festival 2014
Complete live version of 'That which melts is exaggerating', from the EP 'Nothing aiming is a splinter' (2013) [inkilino records]
Get the EP here: http://inkilinorecords.bandcamp.com/album/nothing-aiming-is-a-splinter
Listen more: http://soundcloud.com/centernodistractor
Center no Distractor, the latest project of the collaborative duo Stephanie Pan and Stelios Manousakis, is an explosion of movement, physicality and gritty, thumping beats, for taiko and live electronics. Performances are simultaneously a concert, an exploration of sound and body, a visual spectacle; it is dance for the ears, the body, the eyes and the mind.
A truly contemporary collaboration, Center no Distractor re-contextualizes the taiko in a digital environment while retaining the essence of its aesthetic, athletic and musical qualities. This meld creates a visceral, industrial, post-primal/post-digital experience – an immersive and intense performance full of evolving soundscapes and fine detail, throbbing percussion, gut-moving bass, and turbulent oceans of sound.
All compositions by Center no Distractor
Recorded at Modern Body Festival 2014, 18 October 2014, The Hague, NL (http://modernbodyfestival.org/)
Stephanie Pan: taikos
Stelios Manousakis: live electronics, programming