Over the past two years, the Hungarian computer musician Gábor Lázár has caused a sensation. A limited-edition tape released by the Last Foundation, which he shared with Russell Haswell, was followed in 2014 by the debut album I.L.S. on Lorenzo Senni’s Presto!? label as well as by an EP (EP16) released by The Death of Rave. In real-time recordings, the music by the Budapest-based artist, who studied electronic music and media arts at the University of Pécs, combines sound synthesis and compositional techniques with dance-music patterns that have been reduced to a minimum. Similar strategies that use a minimised crossing of rather academic practices with a deep awareness and knowledge of club music can be found in the work of Mark Fell, who brought out a joint album with Lázár, The Neurobiology of Moral Decision Making, this year.
In connection with a residence at the HeK, Lázár has been working on the installation “A Trap for Your Attention” on the premises of the Atelier Mondial. At the opening of the installation on the 10th of October, he and Theo Burt also will give a live performance.