Cezary Duchnowski - piano, computer
Paweł Hendrich - electric guitar, computer
Sławomir Kupczak - electric violin, computer
Bôłt Records, BR 1016 / Niklas Records, n/010; 2012 Polska
Phonos ek Mechanes is a greek phrase which means the sound from the machine. That is the main idea of the band established in Wrocław (Poland) in 2007 by composers and electroacoustic musicians: Cezary Duchnowski, Paweł Hendrich and Sławomir Kupczak.
The trio creates music with laptops controlled mostly by typical instruments such as piano, electric guitar or violin. These instruments can use microtonal tuning and preparation. By computers every parameter of a sound (pitch, velocity, duration, timbre) is transformed into a row of digits which are then turned into a new quality of sound.
Phonos ek Mechanes plays human electronics. It is a mixture of human gesture, specific character of playing an instrument and algorithms written in Max/MSP.
Members of the band:
Cezary Duchnowski – piano, laptop, other controllers
Paweł Hendrich – electric guitar, laptop, other controllers
Sławomir Kupczak – electric violin, laptop, other controllers