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Borisov

Alexei Borisov (b. 1960, Msocow)

Musician, composer, sound-artist, producer, journalist, event organizer
Lives and works in Moscow
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  • 1983 graduated from Moscow State University (History Department)
  • 1980–1981 guitarist of the first Russian new wave band The Centre
  • 1981–1984 vocalist/guitarist of the mod band Prospekt
  • 1985 formed (with Ivan Sokolovsky) the first Russian techno-industrial band Notchnoi Prospekt (still active)
  • Since 1992 member of F.R.U.I.T.S. experimental duo (with Pavel Jagun)
  • Since 1993 collaborates with Moscow video artists Roman Anikushin and Alexandr Sidorov
  • Since 1994 collaborates with the Helsinki-based musician Anton Nikkila
  • Since 1994 organizes and curates musical and audiovisual events in Moscow and elsewhere in Russia
  • Since 1994 works as a dj at different clubs and on radio stations
  • Since 1995 creates music for the Moscow video/performance art group Sever
  • Since 1997 collaborates with sax improviser Serguei Letov (Gosplan trio, New Russian Alternative)
  • Since 1997 producer and musician of the experimental ethno-electronic group Volga
  • Since 2000 collaborates with KK Null (Japan), Jeff Surak (USA), Tania Stene (Norway), Leif Ellgren (Sweden), Franz Pomassl (Austria), Gilles Aubry (Switzerland), Government Alpha (Japan), The New Blockaders (UK) Ignaz Schick (Germany), Kurt Liedwart (Russia), FearKonstruktor (Russia), Thorsten Soltau (Germany), Thomas Buckner (USA), Edita Fil (Poland), Ilya Belorukov (Russia) and many others.
  • Since 2005 collaborates with Moscow based video-artists Nikita Tzymbal and Natalia Poloka, parisian Oleg KornevAlso collaborates with fashion designer Tatyana Mamedova and choreographer Natalia Shirokova, dancers Anna Koblova and Dmitry Fedotenko
  • Since 2009 collaborates with Moscow drummer, vocalist and sound-artist Olga Nosova (Bornos produkt, Astma project etc..)
links to interviews, reviews and audio:
www.myspace.com/alexeiborisov
www.nbresearchdigest.com/borisov
www.letov.ru/borisov

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Solo recordings:

  • “På köket” (CD-R, Insofar Vapour Bulk, Russia, 2000)
  • “Before the Evroremont” (CD, N&B Research Digest/Avanto Festival, Russia/Finland, 2002)
  • Alexei Borisov “Polished Surface Of A Table” (CD, Electroshock, Russia 2004)
  • Alexei Borisov “Multiviza” (CD, Laton, Austria 2007)
  • Alexei Borisov “MP3 Collection 1999-2006 (CD, BRD/RMG, Russia 2007) .

Notchnoi Prospekt:

  • “Sugar” (LP, Accelerating Blue Fish, Sweden, 1990)
  • “Asbastos” (LP, SNC, Russia, 1992)
  • “Music for dance” (CD, BSA, Russia, 1993)
  • “Acids” (CD/MC, RDM, Russia, 1995)
  • “Gumanitarnaya zhizn” (CD/MC, Electric, Russia, 1996)
  • “Koncert v Vilniuse 1988” (CD-R, Grief Recordings, Russia, 2000)
  • “Live in DOM” (CD-R, Pentagramma, Russia 2002)
  • “Novye Fiziki” (CD, Random Music, Russia 2004, live recordings from 1987-88)
  • MP3 collection 1985-88 (CD, Moroz records, Russia 2006)
  • “Asbastos” (CD, Geometry, Russia 2008)
  • “Sugar” (CD, Geometry, Russia 2008)
  • “Acids” (CD/DVD, Geometry, Russia 2010)
  • “Legends Of Russian Rock, vol.9” (Split MP3 CD, Moroz Records, Russia 2006)
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F.R.U.I.T.S.:

  • “Electrostatik” (CD/MC, Exotica, Russia, 1997)
  • “Acid report 96” (CD-R, Grief Recordings, Russia, 2000)
  • “Studio Recordings vol.1” (CD-R, N&B Research Digest, Finland/Russia, 2000)
  • “Jakuzi” (CD, Exotica Lights, Russia, 2000)
  • “Lakmus” (CD-R, Xerxes, Japan, 2001)
  • ”Forbidden Beat” (CD, Laton, Austria, 2004)
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Volga:

  • “Volga” (CD, Exotica, Russia, 1999)
  • “Bottoms up!” (CD, Exotica, Russia, 2003)
  • “Concert” (CD, Sketis Music, Russia, 2003)
  • “Three Fields” (CD, Volga/Sketis Music, Russia, 2004)
  • “Selected Works” (CD, Volga/Lollipop Shop, Germany 2005)
  • “5” (Remixed) (CD, Sketis Music, Russia 2006)
  • “Pomol” (CD, Lumberton Trading Company, UK 2007)
  • “Pomol” (CD, Manas/Volgamusic, Russia 2007)
  • “MP3 Collection 1999—2004” (CD, BRP/RMG, Russia 2007)
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Other projects:

  • F.R.U.I.T.S. & Sa-Zna: “Amber Rooms” (CD, Exotica/GMB R.I., Russia, 1998)
  • Novaya russkaya al’ternativa: “Uverennost’ v nevidimom” (CD-R, Pentagramma, Russia, 1999)
  • Borisov, Letov: “Faust@Ekaterinburg” (CD-R, Pentagramma, Russia, 1999)
  • Borisov, Letov, Lipatov: “Faust. Nizhni Novgorod, 1999” (CD-R, Pentagramma, Russia, 2000)
  • Joint Committee: “Rosenkranz Sessions Vol. 1” (CD-R, Pentagramma, Russia, 2000)
  • Spies Boys & Notchnoi Prospekt: “Live in Bunkr 2000” (CD-R, NNRecords, Russia, 2000)
    Spies Boys & Notchnoi Prospekt: “Live in Bunkr 2001” (CD-R, NNRecords, Russia 2001)
  • Borisov, Letov, Lipatov, Norvila: “Faust v Moskve” (2CD-R, Pentagramma, Russia 2001)
  • Alexei Borisov & Anton Nikkila: “Live@Cafe9” (CD-R, Planktone, Russia, 2002)
  • “Serguei Letov – Alexei Borisov – Anton Nikkila” (CD, Hor Music, Russia, 2002)
  • Letov – Borisov – D.A. Prigov: “Concert v O.G.I.” (CD, Otdelenije vihod, Russia, 2002)
  • Alexei Borisov & Jeffrey Surak: “Ulitsa Novatorov” (mini-CD-R, The Locus of Assemblage, UK, 2003)
  • Alexei Borisov & KK. Null: “Xenoglossia” (CD, Insofar Vapor Bulk, Russia, 2003)
  • Letov-Borisov-Sokolovsky :“Suprematizm Project” (CDR, Pentagramma, Russia, 2003)
  • Alexei Borisov, Daruin (aka Kazuya Ishigami) and Comforter (aka Alexander Alexeev):”How To Use Friends As Organ Donors” (split CD-R, Spirals of Involution, Russia, 2003)
  • Alexei Borisov & Anton Nikkila: “Typical Human Beings” (CD, N&B Research Digest, Russia/Finland, 2004)
  • Finnexport 2003 Tour feat. Pan sonic, Pink Twins, Alexei Borisov and Anton Nikkila (split 2CDR, Spirals of Involution, Russia 2005)
  • The New Blockaders/Gosplan Trio “Sound Sketch For Raging Flames” (CD, Klanggalerie, Austria, 2005)
  • Bogatiri (Violet, Alexei Borisov, Michael Gindreau live in Russia 2003) (CD, Zeromoon, USA, 2005)
  • Alexei Borisov & KK Null “Xenoglossia 2” (CD, Electroclub, Russia 2006)
  • Alexei Borisov/Anton Nikkila “Where are they now” (CD, NB Research Digest, Rissia/Finland 2007)
  • Alexei Borisov/Roman Turchak “PromZona” (CD-R, Ernst Rowohlt, Russia 2007)
  • Cisfinitum, Miguel Ruiz, Alexei Borisov “Ornaments” (CD, Long Arms, Russia 2007)
  • Rada and Gosplan Trio “1” (CD, OV, Russia 2008)
  • Alexei Borisov and HEC “Live in Paris” (CDR, Sickore, Russia 2008)
  • Rivushije Struny (Screaming Strings) “Moscow City 4”) (CD, OTV, Russia 2008)
  • Rivushije Struny (Screaming Strings) “Pra Ljubov’ T.D. & T.P. (CD, Monoton, Russia 2009)
  • Alexei Borisov/Olga Nosova “Elektrokooperativ” (CD, Industrial music, UK 2010)
  • ASTMA “Dar-k” (CD, Letmo, Czech republic 2011)
  • ASTMA/Crash duo “Trapped noise split” (H.A.K.lo-fi records, France 2011)
  • Alexei Borisov, Olga Nosova and Dave Phillips “Borinosophil” (CD, Monotype, Poland 2012)
  • ASTMA and A-Spirale “CaseMate” (CD, Viande, Italy 2012)
  • ASTMA and A-Spirale “The cost of service” (CD, Zeromoon, USA 2013)
  • ASTMA “Dom Sessions” (CD, Moozak, Austria 2014)
  • Alexei Borisov and Anton Mobin “Try to crawl out of it” (CD, Mathka, Poland 2014)

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V/A and compilations of remixes (as a solo artist):

  • 22-Pistepirkko: “Zipcode – 15th Anniversary remix&remake compilation album” (CD, Bare Bone Business/Spirit, Finland, 1996)
  • “Avanto 2001” (CD, Avanto Festival, Finland, 2001)
  • “Prototype” (CD, Laton, Austria, 2002)
  • “Dich Avangarda” (CD, Insofar Vapour Bulk, Russia, 2002)
  • “Nautik” (CDR, Laton, Austria, 2003)
  • “Exotica vs. The Beatles, The Black Album” (CD, Exotica, Russia, 2003)
  • “Dissolution Tapes. The MCE Remixed”. (CD, Zeromoon, USA, 2004)
  • “Ilios – Encyclopedia – RW” (CD, Antifrost, Spain, 2004)
  • Bulldozer 3 (CD, Fulldozer, Russia, 2004)
  • “Go-To-Cat-Man-Do” (CD, MonotypeRec, Poland, 2005)
  • Culmination (CD, Laton, Austria, 2005)
  • Volga “5” remixed (CD, Sketis music, Russia 2006)
  • Viva Negativa (Tribute to The New Blockaders) (4LP, Vinyl On Demand, Germany, 2005/06)
  • It Just Is. In Memoriam: John Balance (CD, Fulldozer and Nocharizma, Russia, 2005)
  • Yokomono 03 (LP, Staalplaat, Germany/Holland 2005)
  • Altera Forma “La reforma”(CD, Q-Code records, Russia 2006)
  • Roulette Russe Pour Un Peu De Caviar (CD, Monochrome Vision, Russia 2007)
  • Fabriksampler (CD, Pharmafabrik, Slovenia 2008)
  • Sound Canvas (net-album, Mikroton, Russia 2008)
  • Thalamus 3 (CDR, Kultfront, Russia 2009)
  • Autumn Blood (Constructions) (CD, Lamberton Trading Company, UK 2009)
  • MUU FOR EARS 5&6 (2CD, MUU, Finland 2010)

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Major international performances:

  • Alexei Borisov, Anton Nikkila, Sergei Letov at SKIF-4 (St. Peterburg 2000)
  • Volga at Burg Herzberg Open Air (Germany, 2000)
  • F.R.U.I.T.S. at Batofar (Paris, France, 2001)
  • Alexei Borisov & Anton Nikkila at Back in ex-USSR Festival (Brussels, Belgium, 2001)
  • Alexei Borisov at Avanto Festival (Helsinki, Finland, 2001)
  • F.R.U.I.T.S. at Kiev Media Art Festival (Ukraine, 2001)
  • Alexei Borisov at 4020. mehr als musik festival (Linz, Austria, 2002)
  • F.R.U.I.T.S. at Phonotaktik Festival (Vienna, Austria, 2002)
  • Alexei Borisov at Prototype Festival (Theiss, Austria, 2002)
  • F.R.U.I.T.S. at Avanto Festival (Helsinki, Finland, 2002)
  • F.R.U.I.T.S. at D/vision Festival (Vienna, Austria, 2002)
  • Alexei Borisov & Anton Nikkila at Vaakum Festival (Tallinn, Estonia, 2003)
  • Alexei Borisov at Sonar Festival (Barcelona, Spain, 2003)
  • Volga at HUH Festival (Tallinn, Estonia, 2003)
  • Alexei Borisov at HUH Festival (Tallinn, Estonia, 2003)
  • Notchnoi Prospekt at Rus Klub in Secession (Vienna, Austria, 2004)
  • Alexei Borisov at Club Transmediale festival (Berlin, Germany, 2004)
  • Xenoglossia (Alexei Borisov/KK Null) live at Phlegmatic Dog (Mosocw, Russia, 2004)
  • Alexei Borisov & Anton Nikkila at Trollofon Festival (Bergen, Norway, 2004)
  • Alexei Borisov & Anton Nikkila at SPOT Festival (Århus, Denmark, 2004)
  • Alexei Borisov & Anton Nikkila at Summer Noise Dream Festival (Helsinki, Finland, 2004)
  • Alexei Borisov & Anton Nikkila at Garage Festival (Stralsund, Germany, 2004)
  • Alexei Borisov at Being The Future Festival (Berlin, Germany, 2004)
  • Volga at East West Festival (Die, France, 2004)
  • Alexei Borisov at Unsound Festival (Krakow, Poland, 2004)
  • Alexei Borisov & Anton Nikkila at Argos Festival (Brussels, Belgium, 2004)
  • Volga at Progress ex 04 Festival (Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2004)
  • Volga at the Year of Russia Festival (Bangkok, Thailand, 2004)
  • Alexei Borisov at Ru.Noise, Babuin Café (Kiev, Ukrain, 2004)
  • Alexei Borisov and Adam Ebringer at SKIF-9 (St. Petersburg, Russia, 2005)
  • Alexei Borisov and Gilles Aubry at Urban Soundscape 3 (Moscow, Russia, 2005)
  • F.R.U.I.T.S. at Detali Zvuka Festival (Kiev, Ukrain, 2005)
  • F.R.U.I.T.S. at Radius Festival (Vienna, Austria, 2005)
  • Alexei Borisov, Violet, Michael Gendreau, Francisco Lopez in Moscow and Yroslavl (Russia 2005)
  • Alexei Borisov at Lampo/DUM66 (Chicago, USA, 2005)
  • Alexei borisov at Le Placard, Mutek Festival (Montreal, Canada, 2005)
  • Alexei Borisov at Laton Showcase, Garage Festival (Stralsund, Germany, 2005)
  • Alexei Borisov and Gilles Aubry live at Le Placard, Garage Festival (Stralsund, Germany, 2005)
  • Xenoglossia live in Yaroslavl and Moscow (Russia, 2005)
  • Volga tour in Germany (2005)
  • Alexei Borisov at Urban Soundscape 6 (Moscow, December 2005)
  • Alexei Borisov at Talamus 2 (St.Petersburg 2005)
  • Alexei Borisov and Jeff Surak tour in the USA (February-March 2006)
  • Alexei Borisov and Anton Nikkila at SKIF (St. Petersburg, Russia 2006)
  • Alexei Borisov and Anton Nikkila at Kontrakom festival in Salzburg (Austria 2006)
  • Gosplan trio live at “Noise and Fury” festival in Dom (Moscow 2006)
  • Volga at Ethnoland festival (Moscow region 2006)
  • Alexei Borisov and Anton Nikkila at Amorph 06 (Helsinki, Finland 2006)
  • Alexei Borisov at “Erase and Reset” fest in Ausland (Berlin, Germany 2006)
  • Alexei Borisov at “Noise vs. Glamour” (Rjazan, Moscow 2006)
  • Alexei Borisov and Anton Nikkila live at Belly (Helsinki, Finland 2007)
  • Alexei Borisov at Laznia Art Center (Gdansk, Poland 2008)
  • Alexei Borisov at Worm club (Rotterdam, Holland 2008)
  • Alexei Borisov, Sergei Letov and Lidia Kavina at Curzon cinema (London, UK 2008)
  • Volga at Unsound festival (Krakow, Poland 2006)
  • Volga “Pomol” tour in Germany and Netherlands (February 2007)
  • Volga at Eclectica/HUH festival 2007 (Tallinn and Tartu, Estonia)
  • Volga tour in Germany, Czech Republik, Slovenia and Netherlands (February-March 2008)
  • Volga at Ethnomechanika in St.Petersburg (Russia 2008)
  • Volga at World Music Festival in Tromso (Norway 2009)
  • Alexei Borisov/Anton Nikkila at Sonic Circuits (Washington DC, USA 2009)
  • Alexei Borisov and Olga Nosova with Dora Bleu on Baltic Tour 2009
  • Alexei Borisov and Olga Nosova st Spektro festival (Istanbul, Turkey 2009)
  • Alexei Borisov and Olga Nosova at Traumpunkt (Tel Aviv, Izrael 2010)
  • Alexei Borisov and Olga Nosova at Club Moozak, Fluc club (Vienna, Austria 2010)
  • Alexei Borisov and Olga Nosova at Jauna Muzika (Vilnus, Lithuania 2010)
  • ASTMA at Sonic Circuits (Washington DC, USA, 2010)
  • Alexei Borisov and Olga Nosova at Interpretations (NYC, USA 2010)
  • ASTMA at Zeromoon tour (USA 2011)
  • Alexei Borisov and Olga Nosova at Altera festival (Naples, Italy 2011)
  • Alexei Borisov and Anton Nikkila at Presences Electroniques (Paris, France 2011)
  • ASTMA at Sonic Protest (Paris, France 2011)
  • Alexei Borisov, Olga Nosova and Dave Phillips “Borinosophil” (CD, Monotype, Poland 2012)
  • ASTMA and A-Spirale “CaseMate” (CD, Viande, Italy 2012)
  • ASTMA and A-Spirale “The cost of service” (CD, Zeromoon, USA 2013)
  • ASTMA “Dom Sessions” (CD, Moozak, Austria 2014)
  • Alexei Borisov and Anton Mobin “Try to crawl out of it” (CD, Mathka, Poland 2014)

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Live soundtracks for films (solo, together with Serguei Letov and Gosplan trio):

  • Early 20th century German animations by the Skladonovsky brothers, live video mix by Vadim Koshkin, (commissioned by the Goethe Institute, screened at the Film Museum, Moscow, 1997)
  • Friedrich Murnau’s 1926 silent film “Faust” (commissioned by the Goethe Institute, screened in 12 Russian cities as well as Berlin and Hamburg in 1999-2003)
  • Fritz Lang’s “Metropolis”, 1926 (premiered in February 2005 at Cultural Centre DOM, Moscow)
  • “Aelita” by Jacob Protazanov (Russian Federation 1924) (with Lana Aksenova, Adam Ebringer, Gosplan Trio)
  • Dziga Vertov “11” (1928) (with Sergei Letov and Olga Nosova)
  • Dziga Vertov “Enthusiasm” (with Olga Nosova)
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Organizational duties:

  • 1995-1996 curates experimental music and art events in Ptyuch Club, Moscow
  • 1998-2000 co-curates the series of electronic music concerts Electric Future at the House of Artists, Moscow
  • Since 2000 runs the record label N&B Research Digest together with Anton Nikkila (www.nbresearchdigest.com)
  • Since 2002 organizes tours for foreign artists: Laton tour in 2002 featuring three Austrian artists (Pomassl, Ph. Quehenberger, A. Huber), Finnexport tour in 2003 featuring three Finnish projects (Pan sonic, Pink Twins, Anton Nikkila), and Nexsound/Laton tour in 2004 featuring Ukrainian and Austrian artists (Pomassl, Kotra, A. Kiritchenko), Philip Samartzis’ tour in Russia 2005, PalSecam concert in DOM, Moscow 2005, 2006 and in Ryazan 2006, Violet, Michael Gendreau, Francisco Lopez in Russia 2005, Anthony Patheras/Robin Fox in Moscow and Petersburg 2005, Giuseppe Ielasi (Italy) and Thomas Ankersmith (Holland) in Moscow, Petersburg and Yaroslavl 2006 etc, Sound Exchange festival (feat. three american musicians – Jessica Rylen, Kevin Drumm, Joe Colley) in Russia 2006), joint tour with Phill Niblock, Alan Margolis, Katherina Liberovskaya in Nijny Novgorod and Yaroslavl (2007), 2007-2009: joint concerts in Russia with Zenial (Poland), Golden Serenades (Norway), Thomas Buckner (USA), Ignaz Schick (Germany), Dave Phillips (Switzerland)…
  • Since 2003 curates the annual international music festival “Noise And Fury” in Cultural Centre DOM, Moscow

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Contacts:

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