"it’s the crafting of subtle interactions that stand out on this body of work. At times almost silent and alien in construction, voices — both treated and untreated — subliminally reveal themselves as loosened strands forming a web above the uneven electrical landscape. A warm hum of analog synths bend and contort in the most serene patterns as if naturally expelled from the center of the cosmos. Eerie at times, Korabie also blends microscopic audio slivers through a maze of hiccuped vocal stretches. Often crumpled at the edges, these pulses of articulated eruptions ebb and flow delivering soundtrack inspired layers that will either pull you into its disjointed textural hub or deter you from entering altogether. Either way, Korabie is a sublime collision between organic and inorganic ingredients meant for 3am listening."
MGBG is a collaboration between Marie Guilleray and Bjarni Gunnarsson. The duo operates in various configurations: fixed-media electronic music, improvised performances, site specific residencies (GRM/Radio France, Studio Loos, Villa Oekenburg) as well as exploring field-recordings and sound walks. Currently the focus is on composed and improvised music, with the goal of exploring the combination between voice and live electronics.
Marie Guilleray is a French composer, vocalist, improviser and sound artist. She performs mainly in the context of improvised, experimental and electronic music. Her work focuses on free improvisation, the development of vocal extended techniques, the combination of voice and electronics to extend the voice and explore its abstract properties, and a research on bridging music and poetry. As a composer, she is focusing on electronic music for fixed media and live electronics. She is a member of several ensembles such as Royal Improvisers Orchestra, MGBG, Sonology Electroacoutsic Ensemble, and she collaborates on various experimental, improvised and electronic music projects. Marie is currently a Research Associates at the Institute of Sonology in The Hague and she is the currator of the experimental music series Ephémère at Studio Loos - Loos Foundation (The Netherlands).
Bjarni Gunnarsson is an Icelandic composer / sound artist. He has released numerous LP´s, EP´s, compilation tracks and reworks on labels like Vertical Form, Thule, Uni:form, Spezial Material, Trachanik, Lamadameaveclechien and Shipwrec. A recent collection of his solo works can be found on the CD “Safn 2006-2009” which was released by the Belgium label Lamadameaveclechien in January 2010. His work is currently concerned with process-based ideas. Sounds focusing on internal activity and motion. He is also interested in exploring the contact between composed computer sound structures and space, and has presented his work in various spatial configurations such as at the WFS system in Leiden (192 speakers), the WFS system in Berlin (832 speakers) and the BEAST system in Birmingham (up to 100 speakers) as well as recent 8 and 4 channel formations. Bjarni studied composition with Gerard Pape, Trevor Wishart, Agostino Di Scipio and Curtis Roads at the CCMIX music center in Paris and has recently completed a masters degree at the Institute of Sonology at the Royal Conservatory of music in Den Haag with Paul Berg, Kees Tazelaar and Richard Barrett.