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Mi–65 is an occasional band curated by Carsten Seiffarth and Daniel Matej. The project performs graphic and verbal scores by Milan Adamčiak, an influential fluxus artist from Slovakia, and is dedicated to his 65th birthday. The ensemble is made up of: Daniel Matej, Miroslav Tóth, Edgars Rubenis, Arturas Bumsteinas, and Roman Laščiak.
For its appearance at CTM 2014, Ensemble Mi-65 is joined by several local guest musicians.
Enikő Ginzery is a virtuoso cimbalom player known for her imaginative and innovative style. She was born in Bratislava, Slovakia, and works and lives in Berlin. Her main interest is, however, the interpretation of works of contemporary composers, either for solo cimbalom, or for instrumental groups.
Hilary Jeffery is a trombonist, composer, writer and visual artist. Music has been his main activity since 1990 which started with a journey to the Sahara Desert, accompanied by a trombone. Hilary has recorded and played live with many musicians and groups.
Christopher Williams is a Berlin-based composer, improvisor, contrabassist, and organizer originally from San Diego (California), where he studied at the University of California music and composition. Recordings on Incus, Steady Beat, and Eclipse.
Tony Buck, born in Sydney, is a drummer and percussionist. He graduated from the New South Wales Conservatorium of Music, becoming involved in the Australian jazz scene. He is a member of The Necks and leader of Peril. Tony lives and works in Berlin.
Composer Daniel Matei was born in Bratislava in 1963 and studied music theory and composition at the Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in the same city. He is the cofounder of several ensembles, among them VENI, Požoň sentimentál, VAPORI del CUORE and appendix CONSORT. He also founded his own radio programme entitled “The Studio of New Music”, teaches at the Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in Bratislava, and is active internationally.
Composer, saxophonist, and vocalist Miroslav Tóth (aka utvil kling sang) specializes in contemporary, experimental, and improvised music, and conceptual audiovisual work. He is currently finishing his studies in composition at Bratislava’s Arts Academy.
Edgars Rubenis is an experimental guitar player from Riga who has recently started a solo project under his own name. His solo debut Mythoscope—a record of low fidelity drone hymns—was released on Skaņu Mežs Records in late autumn of 2013.
Arturas Bumšteinas is Lithuanian composer and sound artist. Active in the field of art music since the end of the 90s, in the year 2012 he started performing under his Refusenik moniker. In 2013 he was awarded the “Palma Ars Acustica” prize for radiophonic arts.
Roman Laščiak (1959) studied at the Department of Electronics of the Slovak Technical University, focusing on acoustics and audio-technology. He has worked as a sound engineer at Slovak Radio Bratislava since 1984.