Here in ET we love collaborations, remixes and mix-and-match treatments. Listen to the amazing track Croquis-4 of Canadian artist Ophed which is based on Darkstar83’s work.
ophed comes from Quebec, Canada and he is a composer influenced by various genres of music, ranging between 20th century classical composers to contemporary popular popular dance styles, or from south American rhythmic to the simple complexity of polyphonic African music and the tribal dance of Indonesia. He seeks a perpetual fluid/motion element as he always tries to build a consistent shape out of a fluid, a never stopping energy.
He composes for about 20 years and has various works in visual art and experimentation. Conceptual art is just a side of his personality, though. Basically a minimalist, he uses random set patterns, reverse audio, spoken samples, detune, distortion, and explores poly-rhythmic and polyphonic soundscapes. Ophed considers of the reversed techniques as his signature in his work. For him, music is a language therefore he gives priority to the message he wants to communicate.
Darkstar83 is the one-man-project of Kostas Konstandinidis from Greece. Darkstar83 started composingmusic in 2009 using computer software and midi synthesizers. One can file his music under minimalistic ambient, but sometimes he injests experimental elements using fast and slow rhythms. The formed soundscapes introduce you to the melancholic atmosphere of Darkstar83′s mind, of dark images of space and of very personal feelings. Kostas says: “I cannot read music at all, and I can only play by ear”. He suggests listening to his tracks using earphones with flat equalization, so that the atmospheres on which the pieces are built, become perceptible.