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SAT 7 JULY 2018
19:30 / 7 PM





FRI 6 JULY 2018
19:00 / 7 PM





HARP ART LAB proudly presents the fifth edition of BZZZ! International Sound Art Festival. This year will be a crazy mix of krautrock, spacejazz, electronica, funk and psychedelia: Captain Credible (Oslo), Gelbart (Berlin), Les Trucs (Frankfurt) and KC Baby, a new collaboration between sound artist Kajsa Magnarsson & guitarist Conny Nimmersjö from Bob Hund. The festival also has a world premiere: Los Bums Electrónicos with Mikael Reuter and Mikael Ericsson.

Fri 6 - Sat 7 July 2018

Harp Art Lab, Harplinge Windmill
Kvarnliden 8, Harplinge, Sweden



Captain Credible is the crazy-scientist project of Daniel Eugene Lacey-McDermott. On a stage filled with home made electronics and songs about dead cats and pure code the Captain regales his listeners with epic adventures through time and space. The Captain refers to his sounds as “filthy drunk beats bathing in a lake of melting synthesizers and old Nintendo cartridges”.

His debut EP 'Planet of the Eternal Electro Breakdance Orgy' was released on the small but credible Norwegian label How Is Annie Records (Youth Pictures, The Little Hands of Asphalt) and his second EP “Mountain Cloudboy” gained notoriety online.

"It’s all too easy for electronic music to lack character. Not so with Captain Credible. Our captain has AS much personality as he does bleeps and bass. And he’s surfing a bigger lysergic wave than most. A sonic stramash that sounds like Legowelt having a wank in the Warp offices. Whilst Trent Reznor watches and beats off too. Messy."

-Matt Bennett, Clash

“WOW! One man, a dozen homemade soundsources, a lot of dry wit and a handful of absurd stories. Add some killer beats and melodies and you end up with the funkiest, funniest and strangest one-manband I’ve seen all summer!”

-Sigurd Vik, Nö Music

“You can stop making music now… Once in a while you see something so amazing, crazy, intelligent and brilliant that you start to feel that all your own efforts are worthless.”

- Johannes Ahlberg, Noisebud


Adi Gelbart is an genius mad scientist, a true musically-accomplished giant among hordes of laptop
charlatans, blending all colors and shades of electronic pop into his test tubes (old analog machines, guitars, rewired battery operated instruments, hand-built gadgets - did I already say mad?), to marvel at each resulting explosion of sound.

To call his music experimental would indeed bring to mind notions of science's modern utopianism - an
adventurous, bold, and free search for new frontiers, based not on random amateurism, but on encyclopaedic knowledge of pop's traditions and secrets, and an everlasting passion to build exciting, unexpected structures on top of it.

Gelbart's live shows are a psychedelic exploration of synthesized modulations and space-age-pop
inspired melodies, played with hands-on mastery on analog gear and mysterious homemade devices.
His shows are as much a celebration of nonsensical musical ideas, as they are a prayer of submission to alien gods of superior intelligence.

Gelbart has multiple releases behind him (including splits with Dan Deacon and Frederik Schikowski,
and a complete remake of the Beatles first album!) on different labels such as Gagarin Records, LoAF,
and his own Defekt Records. Gelbart relocated in 2006 from Tel-Aviv to Berlin, each of his live
concerts converting new diehard fans who just can't wait to see what will happen next.

For videos, visit www.gelbartcorp.com/video


Half flesh, half wire, half experiment, half pop, Charlotte Simon and Toben Piel work together as Les Trucs since 2008. With their fast and energetic live-shows, the Frankfurt based
human-machine-collective is building a scenery made out of noise and composition, voices and dance, always performing from the centre of the room.

They released records on international Labels such as Logic Systems Music Airport (Tokyo), Fettkakao (Vienna), Zeitstrafe (Hamburg) and Staatsakt/ Berlin and played concerts all around Europe, Israel and Japan.

After having worked extensively in the fields of theatre and performance throughout the last years, Les Trucs are back in 2018, presenting their new record "Jardin du Bœuf“, a conceptual album about meat and organs leaving the body.


KC Baby is a new collaboration between the sound artist Kajsa Magnarsson & Conny Nimmersjö. We play synthesizer, sampler, guitar and sing in Swedish! We have made a record with producer Christian Gabel in Studio Cobra, Stockholm that will be released after the summer. Conny Nimmersjö is best known as guitarist in Bob Hund and Kajsa Magnarsson is an internationally engaged sound artist.


Mikael Reuter and Mikael Ericsson has worked together with TV-productions such as TV fur alle and Bank für alle in Swedens most infamous artist group: The Für Alle Collective. Now they are back again presenting two new works: Los Bums Electrónicos & Balett burlesque für Kvarnofon und Man. Mikael Reuter works as a musician, performance artist and actor. Since the mid nighties he has worked with painting, photo and drawings. Mikael Ericsson works with various modes of expressions and projects, such as drawing, sculpture, sound- and videoinstallations.


Incantations, rituals and ceremonies of sounds and noises, an electronical excorcism and a shamanistic performance - Cynthia Forlorne summons weird spirits and mystical ambiences through her electronic music.


Previous BZZZ! Festivals

BZZZ 2018
BZZZ 2017

BZZZ 2016
BZZZ 2015
BZZZ 2014

Mikael Ericsson

Site Specific Sound Art for Windmill and Self-Playing Pipe Organ
Mikael Ericsson, Harp Art Lab, Since 2012

Harplinge Windmill, Sweden

Harp Art Lab is a laboratory for sound art based in Harplinge windmill, a few kilometers north of Halmstad on the Swedish west coast. The Lab is a unique platform for developing, innovative, interdisciplinary ideas and we work with artists and communities of interest to create performances and installations.

Our main methodology is a socially engaged and discursive sound art practice. The motivations behind our work are predominantly environmental, political, and social in as much as we are attempting to re-mediate contested territories in a scientific and creative way to the public. Harp Art Lab is a non profit organisation founded by Mikael Ericsson and Julie Ericsson in 2010.


++46 70 7304631
ericsson (at) harpartlab.se

Harp Art Lab | Harplinge Windmill | Sweden