Felix Kubin is one of electronic music’s most dynamic and versatile performers. A lovechild of the home recording era (he started to compose electronic 4-track music at the age of 12), his activities include futuristic pop, radio plays, electroacoustic music, lecture performances and works for chamber orchestra.
Kubin’s music is saturated with enthusiasm for disharmonic pop, industrial noise, and 20th-century avant-garde music.In the last 20 years, he has released a diverse array of albums and played over 100 electronic musicfestivals. He likes to move between high and low culture, clubs and concert halls, as his main concern is the shifting of contexts and expectations.
“I am an early reflection.
I like taxis, vacuum cleaners and elevators. I want to live in a modern world but detached from its daily rhythm, more like a ghost.
Capitalism forces us to act faster than we can think and consume more than we can swallow. It compresses time so much that there is no contemplation in work, no time to let the particles settle that were thrown on the surface of the water. Life needs time. Art needs time. Love needs time. We have to claim back time and public space.
We need sound for evidence. When I saw my dead father lying on the floor, his silence was much more horrifying than the way he looked. That’s why I prefer mechanical to digital technique: it resonates.
Beauty and decay are sisters. I constantly develop and widen my senses, I cannot say that I
am stuck anywhere, I am not nostalgic.
I don’t see myself as a musician but as an artist who is basically working with acoustics.”