Razine by Erikm and Michel Doneda At the very beginning of the year 1900, Velimir Khlebnikov is listening to the new century on the banks of the Caspian Sea. In the gyrations of the Dervishes he conceives his Futurian equations.
He creates the coming models of "modern" art. He is the first to write poems from mathematical series and in the form of the palindrome.
Fourty years later this will become the system behind twelve-tone serialism. Velimir spreads his writings in different points in space, materialising
the cut-up technique. He creates ZAOUM, his transreason language which speaks of the Unconscious mind before its revelation by Freud.
Later, well after his death, he would influence surrealists and lettrists.
And to us improvisers he has given RAZINE, the wild horseman of sound. This very recording recounts how the ride went that evening : sliding,
breaking of rhythmical lines, sudden transformations, textures, and who knows, maybe the listener will hear the ring of the "Trumpet of the Martians", the one that Khlebnikov caught through his utopian poetry.
Michel Doneda 2011
Since 1992, eRikm has extended the field of artistic experimentation on the international scene.
Maintaining a constant fusion between thought, instinct and sensitivity, he pursues a simultaneity of practices and addresses the interplay between various compositional modes, relating to and using all languages.
From his early experience as a guitarist through to his later visual work, he is a maverick genre-bender who breaks down anyone’s attempts to conveniently classify him.
Quickly recognised as a virtuoso turntablist and sound artist (1996), eRikm has made a longlife habit of crossing all territories and « world-systems » deemed "independent", "institutional". At the same time (1997), he has de.......