The rising Berlin producer Alexander Arpeggio meets
Romania’s eclectic singer and sound- and field recording
artist, Maria Balabas. His virtuosity as a producer finds a
counterbalance in Maria’s diaphanous vocals and lyrics.
Together they created an album with a hint to experimental
synthesizer music in the 80ties.
Inspired by Bucharest and Berlin’s wintery neighbourhoods, vast post-communist boulevards and endless falling stars, DJ and producer Alexander Arpeggio worked for 2 weeks in residence with the Romanian singer, musicologist and journalist Maria Balabas. Through her show at the National Cultural Radio, she is one of Romania’s voices who spreads diverse contemporary music all over Romania.
Alexander Arpeggio is a DJ and founder of record labels EINE WELT and MONDMUSIK who focus on the re-release of obscure electronic private pressings which were made in the late 70s and early 80s. Arpeggio’s influences range from New Wave, Italo Disco and Minimal Synth to contemporary
During Europalia both artists will perform live together for the very first time to showcase what resulted from the residency.