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Alan Courtis (aka Anla Courtis) was born in Buenos Aires in 1972. He has been working in the field of sound-art, electro-acoustic music, drone, noise, improvisation and composition.
His music always has strong experimental sense and usually based on high-skilled techniques of prepared sound, tape manipulations, processing of field recordings, live electronics, objects, cymbals, synthesizers, computer tools, playing traditional (both acoustic and electric) instruments as well as self-built, strange and unusual instruments (eg. unstringed guitar).
Courtis was the founder member of the group Reynols. His written music has been played by ensembles from England, Thailand, Switzerland, Wales, Netherlands, Mexico, Canada, United States, Spain and SouthAmerica. He has more than 400 solo releases and collaborations on labels like: Mego, P.S.F., Pogus, SubRosa, RRR, Blossoming Noise, No-Fi, Antifrost, Tonschacht, 267Lattajjaa, Quasipop, Alt.Vinyl, Riot Season, Kning Disk, Beta-Lactam, Prele, Matching Head, 8MM, Public Eyesore, Musica Genera, Porter, Smittekilde, Sedimental, Mikroton, MIE, Monotype, etc.
Courtis has toured extensively in Japan, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Europe, USA, Australia, NZ & Latin America and has collaborated with musicians like: Pauline Oliveros, Phill Niblock, Keiji Haino, Merzbow, Lee Ranaldo, Nihilist Spasm Band, Jim O’Rourke, Yoshimi, David Toop, BJ Nilsen, Otomo Yoshihide, Stilluppsteypa. RLW, Zbigniew Karkowski, Eddie Prevost, L.A.F.M.S., Makoto Kawabata, Jojo Hiroshige (Hijokaidan), KK Null, Daniel Menche, Mats Gustafsson, Ashtray Navigations, Rick Bishop, Toshimaru Nakamura, Tetsuo Furudate, Thomas Dimuzio, Wobbly (Negativland), Rudolf Eb.Er, Kouhei, Seiichi Yamamoto, Tetuzi Akiyama, Lasse Marhaug, Adam Bohman, Rapoon, Birchville Cat Motel, The New Blockaders, Kaffe Mathews, Jaap Blonk, Gert-Jan Prins, Jazkamer, C.Spencer Yeh, Okyung Lee, Uton, Arttu Partinen, Kemialliset Ystavat, etc.
[ówt krì] conjures layered soundscapes with diy instruments in the fields of experimental music, noisescapes and dark ethereal ambient.
[ówt krì]’s musical history began in the early stages of the 21st century.
The first musical compositions showed very little originality nor vision, but this would change dramatically by the year 2005 when the foundation for [ówt krì] was laid.
From there on the musical compositions of [ówt krì] have been an ongoing journey in a living and breathing fairytale.