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Elektrichka, the russian word for an electrical multiple unit train, is an international music project launched in 2013 by Jonathan Carter (USA), Takuto Fukuda (Japan) and Nick Acorne (Ukraine) in Graz, Austria. Influenced by their combined experience in composition and sound-design, the trio’s projects combine experimental audio and visual elements with experimental electronics. Connecting an audience with electronic music is often challenging and compels Elektrichka to seek new methods of communication. Audio and video streams are produced and manipulated live on the stage, either using laptops or self-made electronic instruments. The project has since appeared throughout Austria at venues as diverse as art galleries to clubs to electronic music festivals, among them Ars Electronica (Linz), Make Munich (Munich), Next Generation 5 (ZKM, Karlsruhe).

Jonathan Carter (1987/Germany), originally from North Carolina, is a composer and pianist whose works range from traditional acoustic music, electronic music, sound-art installation, and electro-acoustic music. Having completed a Bachelors and Masters degree from Appalachian State University and the University of Louisville (respectively), he is now concluding a year of research under the Fulbright program at the Kunst Universität in Graz, Austria. Upon completion of said program, Jonathan intends on pursuing a second Masters degree at the KUG.

Nick Acorne (1987/Ukraine, born in Ukraine as Mykyta Prykhodchenko), is a Composer, Sound Designer, and Pianist. He has studied traditional Composition at the University of Art in Kharkiv, Ukraine. Now, Nick is completing a Masters in Composition and Computer Music at the Kunst Universität in Graz, Austria. He is currently involved in several performances and installations in addition to being a founding member of Alarm Pressure – an indie/experimental sound band. With his performances Nick presents his own social, political, non-political, and esthetic tastes to the audience.

Takuto Fukuda (1984/Japan), is a composer of electroacoustic and mixed music. He is currently researching an organic relationship between instruments and electronics in live electronic music at Kunstuniversität Graz in Austria. His pieces have been awarded the FUTURA prize at "CCMC 2011" (Japan), an honorary mention at "Musica Nova 2010" (Czech) and selected at numerous festivals and conferences such as ICMC 2012 (Slovenia), SICMF 2011 (Korea), Sonic Rain Concert (USA) and Ai-maako 2007 (Chile).

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Evolution (2015)
Duration: ~5’

Evolution is an improvisatory composition for three self-made sensor instrumental players composed at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz in Austria in 2015.
This piece was inspired by evolutionary theory by Charles Darwin, and explores a possible relationship between players’ physical gesture and electroacoustic sounds. Both elements complementary reinforce to conjure up a meaningful dramaturgy in the piece.
There are three actors in this piece: God and two creatures. Structurally, this piece consists of repetitive alternations between a robotized state, in which God is dominant, and a wild state, in which two creatures behave as if animals.
Watch Video: Evolution - Live @ Sound Conference (Forum Stadrpark, Graz) /
Choral (2015)
Duration: ~5’

Choral is a new piece, composed by Nick Acorne for three new DIY instruments, made by Elektrichka. Choral piece is a mixture of chor, bells, organ, athmo sounds and Speech, processed live.
Watch Video: Choral - Live @ Sound Conference (Forum Stadrpark, Graz) /
Temperaments / Rehearsal Version (2014)
Recorded during session at CUBE, IEM

Music by Elektrichka.

Performed live by: Jonathan Carter, Takuto Fukuda and Nick Acorne.
Temperaments (2014)
Duration: ~20’

The ancient greeks believed that human nature consisted of four fundamental moods which exist in a state of balance in a properly functioning human. Elektrichka presents two of these temperaments, Phlegmatic and Choleric, in a video series that attempts to convey the essence of these ancient beliefs. The video are fixed while the sound consists of fixed as well as improvised elements.
Watch Video: Part I / Part II
Sanguine (2014)
Recorded during session at CUBE, IEM

Music by Elektrichka.

Performed live by: Jonathan Carter, Takuto Fukuda and Nick Acorne.
Perception II
Live @ CUBE, IEM - 7.04.2014

Music and Video by Elektrichka.

Takuto Fukuda - Video Processing; Nick Acorne and Jonathan Carter - Flutes, Percussion, Toys, Live Electronic.

Watch Video: Part II / Part III
Perception (2013)
Duration: ~15’

Perception, a collaborative audio-visual composition, confronts the problem associated with electronic/laptop music’s inability at times to connect with an audience. This is often due to the fact that laptops do not visually reinforce what is happening aurally. Interaction with a fixed video medium is intended to fill this gestural gap. Ideally, the audience would be able to glean a connection between what is happening on screen and what is being generated live, on-stage. Furthering this interaction, on-stage performers will "step into" the video (by moving behind the projected surface) whereupon the pre-recorded video will feature said performer. Therefore, there will always be at least two performers on-stage at any given time with all three having a role at some point in the film. The video is a semi-programmatic series of events based upon the famous "Three Wise Monkeys." (hear no evil, speak no evil, see no evil) Aurally, the sound material used (created and manipulated in real time) plays upon the notion of expectation. The correlation between what is visually presented does not line up with what years of natural indoctrination have given us, allowing the listener to derive abstract meaning. Who is creating what and how may not be immediately clear however, it is this uncertainty that lends a certain element of interest to the piece.
Watch Video: Trailer
Temperaments / Rehearsal Version (2014)
Recorded during session at CUBE, IEM

Music by Elektrichka.

Performed live by: Jonathan Carter, Takuto Fukuda and Nick Acorne.
Sanguine (2014)
Recorded during session at CUBE, IEM

Music by Elektrichka.

Performed live by: Jonathan Carter, Takuto Fukuda and Nick Acorne.
Perception II
Live @ CUBE, IEM - 7.04.2014

Music and Video by Elektrichka.

Takuto Fukuda - Video Processing; Nick Acorne and Jonathan Carter - Flutes, Percussion, Toys, Live Electronic.

Watch Video: Part II / Part III
10. June 2016

Live @ Ermilov Center

Opening of Sex Dialogues Exhibition
Start: 21:00
Kharkiv, Ukraine
Event on facebook
7. June 2016

Live @ Sutra Bar Kamalayа
Start: 19:00
Kharkiv, Ukraine
Event on facebook
19. May 2016

Live @ Cafe Prostoru_
Start: 18:30
Technicka
Prague, Czech Republic
Homepage
18. May 2016

Live @ Music Lab
Start: 20:00
Opletalova 1
Brno, Czech Republic
Homepage
23. April 2016

Live @ Make it Vienna
Start: 19:00
selberMACHEREI
Schönbrunner Straße 125
Vienna, Austria
Homepage Facebook Event
16. April 2016

Live @ kvartier
Start: 20:00
Salzburg, Austria
Facebook
15. April 2016

Live @ Münchner Science & Fiction Festival
Start: 23:00
Einstein
Munich, Germany
Festival
16. January 2016

Live @ Make Munich 2016
Start: 16:30
Zenith - Die Kulturhalle
Munich, Germany
Facebook Event
15. January 2016

Live @ disposed
Start: 19:00
disposed
Salzburg, Austria
Facebook
07. November 2015

Live @ Soundscapes and Sonic Cultures in America
Start: 18:30
Stadtpark Forum
Graz, Austria
01. November 2015

Live @ Elektro Gönner
Start: 22:00
Mariahilferstr. 101
Vienna, Austria
07. SEPTEMBER 2015

Live @ KHG
Start: 14:00
Langegasse 2
Graz, Austria
05. SEPTEMBER 2015

Live @ Ars Electronica
Start: 18:00
Post city
Linz, Austria
07. MAY 2015

Live @ HDA Lendwirbel Festival
Start: 20:00
Mariahilferstraße 2
Graz, Austria
Facebook Event: LINK
18. OCTOBER 2014

Live @ ESC LABOR
Start: 19:00
Bürgergasse 5
Graz, Austria
Facebook Event: LINK
07. APRIL 2014

Live @ CUBE, IEM, Kunstuni
Start: 19:45
Infeldgasse 10
Graz, Austria
Facebook Event: LINK
23. JUNE 2013

Live @ ZKM, Next Generation 5
Lorenzstraße 19
Karlsruhe, Germany
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