Profile of the performer Ugol Ratmanova:
The duet of electronic experimental music and sound-art Ugol Ratmanova has been created by Sergey Kniazkov and Igor Orlov at the beginning of 2008 in Moscow, Russia. It took only a few hours to record the first live album of the project, called “Live Sessions 100308”, as the result “live sessions’ conception” was born, in the frame of which most of Ugol Ratmanova’s musical material has been created.
These musicians constantly experiment with many handmade synths and unusual sound sources, using nonconventional methods and creatively different techniques. Ugol Ratmanova works in several music styles: from glitch and idm to drone and dark ambient. Harsh broken rhythms overflow with the atmospheric noise patterns and microtonal minimalistic sound structures.
Since 2008, Ugol Ratmanova took active part in many live acts, performing at various Moscow stages and becoming members of numerous mutual projects in cooperation with video-art performers and laute-poets. Since October 2008 they launched the new media project “Nanocast by Ugol Ratmanova”, in which they publish different kind of studio experiments and sound art sketches, as well as live concert performances.