Di. 29 Mai Rafael Toral @ Atelierfrankfurt

Space Studies 2,6,7

Melodic without notes, rhythmic but without a beat, familiar but strange, meticulous but radically free, Rafael Toral calls his style "post-free jazz electronic music". Riddled with paradox, yet full of clarity and space, Toral's playing has been described as "a brand of electronic music far more visceral and emotive than that of his cerebral peers".

SPACE STUDY 2: Modified MS-2 amplifier feedback
SPACE STUDY 6: Electrode oscillator
SPACE STUDY 7: Modified MT-10 amplifier

Rafael Toral, formerly known for his drone/ ambient work with guitar and electronics, has been collaborating with Sei Miguel, Jim O'Rourke, João Paulo Feliciano, Phill Niblock, Sonic Youth, Lee Ranaldo, Evan Parker, Dean Roberts, Manuel Mota, Roger Turner, David Toop, Alvin Lucier, John Zorn, Christian Marclay, Rhys Chatham, C Spencer Yeh, Trevor Tremaine, and many others.

He's also a member of MIMEO, the electronic orchestra featuring Keith Rowe, Thomas Lehn, Kaffe Matthews, Marcus Schmickler, Jérome Noetinger, Christian Fennesz, Peter Rehberg, Gert-Jan Prins, Cor Fuhler and Phil Durrant.