September 30, 2014
A lecture on Sonic Sculpture and master class on interactive technologies, as well as mediated tour through contemporary artworks presented in Hermitage Museum.
Taras Mashtalir (Machine Libertine)
Technique: Interactive art, sound sculpture
Target Audience: Developers, IT specialists
Participants of the workshop, experts from the field of IT and computer technologies, were acquainted with the concept and history of sound sculptures, learnt about the technologies used in this field, and participated in a poetic media performance by Machine Libertine.
In a special themed tour of the Biennial the participants explored the interplay of information technology and modern art from Matisse to the present day, thinking about points of intersection between media and art in the history of European art of the XX-XXI centuries.
The Education Program promotes looking, questioning, and the sharing of experiences. Working locally, regionally, and internationally, MANIFESTA 10 engages with schools, universities, local communities, and St. Petersburg residents with the aim of deepening the experience of visiting the Biennial. Education programs include mediated tours, special events, workshops, and discussions, designed to generate a platform for dialogue and debates about the role that art can play within society.
30 Сентября, 2014
МАНИФЕСТА10 – европейская биеннале современного искусства.
Образовательная программа в Главном Штабе Эрмитажа.
Тарас Машталир (Machine Libertine)
Техника: мультимедиа-арт, звуковая скульптура
Целевая аудитория: Программисты, специалисты в области IT
Участники мастер-класса, специалисты с сфере IT и компьютерных технологий, познакомятся с концепцией и историей звуковой скульптуры, узнают о технологиях, применяющихся в данной области, а также примут участие в медиа-перформансе от Machine Libertine.
В специальном тематическом туре по экспозиции биеннале участники будут исследовать взаимосвязь информационных технологий и современного искусства от Матисса до наших дней, размышляя о точках пересечения медийного и художественного в истории европейского искусства ХХ-ХХI столетий.
20 November, 2013
COMPUTATIONAL CREATIVITY CLUB
A club night with performances, music, paintings, and installations produced in collaborations between creative machines and creative people: Viewpoints AI, a virtual agent performance (by Mikhail Jacob); Machine Libertine, a media poetry performance (Taras Mashtalir, Natalia…
October 2, 2008
“Discrete Encounter’s 2B1 is a ride straight into the future of electronic music, complete with trippy visuals, sonic cross-dressing, and a categorical rebellion from the status quo.”
by Rikki O. for Music Incider Magazine, based in Atlanta
August 28, 2008
Рецензия на альбом “2B1″ в Коммерсант Weekend, Борис Барабанов
“… Нью-йоркская группа Discrete Encounter — упорная боевая единица, действующая несколько в стороне от нынешней “русской волны” в американской музыке (Gogol Bordello, Регина Спектор, Persephone..s Bees)…” ”
Полная рецензия опубликована 22.08.08. в 32ом номере журнала Коммерсант Weekend
July 1, 2008
2B1 Album on Dekadance Radio Show
“I came across this new release by a band I had never heard of before by happenstance recently. It looked like it might be kool, so I gave it a listen. Again, one of my blind hunches has paid off! Discrete Encounter play a great mix of guitar and synth, kind of like Synthpop with a rock twist. They have a fine, both visually and vocally, singer in Natasha Romanova. She helps add a haunting, ethereal element into the mix. According to their website it appears that DE have been around for a few years, but this is the first release I have ever come across. It appears to be self-released by the band.”
June 27, 2008
2B1 Album Review by ChickenFish
Sometimes you can tell a lot about a band by looking at the CD cover and reading the names of the band members. It isn’t just that the three members look like they are headed to a late 80s retro party, once you read their names you get a real sense of the band. Discrete Encounter features Taras Mashtalir (Music, Guitar, Vocals), Natasha (Lyrics, Vocals) and Stas Mashov (Visual Projection). So, if you haven’t guessed I will tell you yes it is 80s based electronica. The one thing that surprised me was Natasha’s voice, which for quite a while I thought was a guy singing.until a deep male voice joined in on one of my favorite tracks “Let Go”. I really think Natasha sounds a lot like the singer from Space, accent and all. I did like most of their songs even though the first few tracks really never clicked for me. But starting with “Let Go” and running throughout the rest of the tracks I was impressed by the rhythms, beats and vocals. I even liked the over the top rock guitar solos that seemed to come out of nowhere. Discrete Encounter is an interesting band for anybody and a must if you’re into electronica. – Grog Mutant (2008)
Read the rest of this article at thechickenfishspeaks.com
June 11, 2008
Interview in Grooveshark Blog
“Discrete Encounter could best be described as glam rock meets synth-pop – the silvery love-child of Rammstein and Imogen Heap. Founded by Natasha, a classically trained pianist, and an accomplished composer, Taras, Discrete Encounter picked up a live DJ and some killer visuals to create an electro-rock show that is rocketing to the forefront of the genre…”
Read the rest of this article at Grooveshark.com
April 3, 2008
2B1 Album Review
“Discrete Encounter is a NY based trio (music duo + visual projection person) who play some kick-ass female-fronted aggro-electronica, or whatever else you might want to call a powerful mixture of electronic music with heavy scratching distorted metal guitar riffs: industrial metal? electro metal? It doesn’t matter really, the point is, it is good and it is hard! I’ve always been a fan of bands that mix pounding EBM/industrial rhythms & sequences and mash them up with distorted power chords and screaming guitars. Band leader Taras Mashtalir (who wrote all the material and also occasionally sings in his low growly voice) plays guitar with the impact and sonic assault of, say, Zakk Wylde but makes sure to let the music be beat-driven and electronic to the core. However all this vengeance’s counter-part is the beautiful and soothing voice of Natasha Romanova, whose contribution will make “2B1” interesting and approchable even to fans of synth-pop and some darker music. Definitely right up the alley of fans of bands like Rammstein, Die Krupps, FLA, F242, Killing Joke, Strapping Young Lad, Oomph!, Clawfinger, Skinny Puppy, KMFDM and so on and so forth.
Their newly released CD comes in a beautiful digipack art work and contains eleven tracks.”
Read this article at Chain D.L.K.
March 1, 2008
Discrete Encounter 2B1 Record Release
“Discrete Encounter, the electroclashesque collaboration between vocalist Natasha Romanova and Taras Mashtalir, make music that would work well as the soundtrack of a Liquid Sky remake. They will be celebrating the release of the new 2B1 LP. “
Read this article at TimeOut.com
December 27, 2007
Interview in Deathrockstar Magazine
“Introduce you Discrete Encounter a threepiece rock electronica bands from New York City, here’s an interview with Taras, Natasha and Stas…”
Read the rest of interview at DeathRockStar.info
December 1, 2007
Discrete Encounter in New York Cool Magazine
“Eye-Catching Band Planning a “Discrete Encounter” with New Yorkers…”
Read this article at NewYorkCool.com
Discrete Encounter in Rolling Stone, Russia
«Тарас Машталир и Наташа Романова, несмотря на русские корни, кажутся киберготами из японских комиксов. Тщательно выверенный беспорядок на головах, грим, готический стиль в одежде — даже вне сцены они все равно остаются в образе. Их музыка сочетает в себе страсть, свойственную любому дуэту, где девушка поет, а парень играет на гитаре, и холодную поступь электронного бита. Выступления нью-йоркского дуэта Discrete Encounter выглядят так, словно это родившиеся не в синтетические 80-е, а в эпоху Интернета, iPod’ов и рока с приставкой «ретро». Discrete Encounter увлечены минимал-техно, на концертах их «разогревают» диджейские сеты в стиле электро, а пресса все равно сравнивает их с рок-командами вроде YeahYeahYeahs и The White Stripes.»
Read this article at RollingStone.ru
“Discrete Encounter creates crisp, chic electronic music, merging glam rock with electronica in a serious and sexy direction that picks up where electroclash’s ironic 80’s stunts paused the genre a couple of years ago. Discrete Encounter maintains the technoid melodiousness of groups like Lamb and Olive while releasing the sweaty, kinetic, rock n’ roll energy of other rockers like the YeahYeahYeah’s and The White Stripes. Intriguing, subtle, yet entirely accessible, Discrete Encounter sounds like everything the right downtown night is all about.”
Etomie Entertainment, Detroit