Bio

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Ilia Belorukov is a musician from Saint-Petersburg, Russia. He works in the directions of improvised, noise and electroacoustic music. He’s a member of different projects with local and foreign musicians. He collaborates with artists who work in other musical directions (from hardcore and metal to academic contemporary music); with dancers and painters; with theater. Ilia practices an experimental approach of sound extraction on alto saxophone with objects, uses electronics and other instruments. Also he is a founder of Intonema label (www.intonema.org) and one of curators of Spina!rec label (www.spinarec.bandcamp.com). Organizer of events in Russia, co-organizer of the SpinaFest and Teni Zvuka festivals in Saint-Petersburg. He writes reviews for his own blog on Syg.ma, was reviewer of Contemporary Music, Music & Time, Topot and GEZeta journals.

Ilia had played with such musicians as Keith Rowe, Alfredo Costa Monteiro, David Stackenas, Radu Malfatti, Lucio Capece, Jason Kahn, Birgit Ulher, Ignaz Schick, Jonas Kocher, Gaudenz Badrutt, Stefan Thut, Arturas Bumsteinas, Thomas Buckner, Bryan Eubanks, Jack Wright, Andrew Drury, Andrey Popovskiy, Alexei Borisov, Kurt Liedwart and many others. Released his works on labels Copy For Your Records, Ilse, Cabin Floor Esoterica (USA), Hideous Replica (UK), Creative Sources (Portugal), QuasiPop (Ukraine), 1000fussler (Germany), Mikroton, Intonema, Spina!Rec (Russia) and many others.

He participated in various festivals: SKIF, Teni Zvuka, Aposition, ReMusik (Saint-Petersburg); Noise & Fury, Long Arms, Tilde 2 (Moscow); Budapest Spring Festival (Budapest); Gogolfest (Kiev); Jauna Muzika (Vilnius & Klaipeda); Angelica (Bologna); Baba Fest (Rome); Altera Festival (Naples); Jazz Bez (Lvov); John Cage Year (Lublin); Theses (Kemerovo); Helsinki City Festival, Chance Meeting (Helsinki) etc.


Илья Белоруков - музыкант из Санкт-Петербурга, работающий преимущественно с импровизационной музыкой будь то электроакустика, нойз, редукционизм и электроника, или же экспериментальные направления рока, хардкора и металла. Также является композитором (графические партитуры, структуры, схемы) и исполнителем современной академической музыки сообщества Wandelweiser. Участник различных проектов с местными и зарубежными музыкантами. Регулярно работает с танцорами, поэтами, художниками и театром. Основатель лейбла Intonema, издающего современную импровизационную и экспериментальную музыку, и один из кураторов лейбла Spina!rec, специализирующегося на издании музыки на аналоговых носителях. Организует концерты в Санкт-Петербурге и других городах России, один из руководителей фестивалей Тени Звука и SpinaFest. Публикует музыкальные рецензии в блоге на портале Syg.ma, писал рецензии для изданий Современная Музыка, Топот, Музыка и время, ГЭЗета.

Его основным инструментом является альт-саксофон, который он использует как в традиционном виде, так и с препарированиями или как объект для снятия с него звуков при помощи контактного микрофона. Также использует лэптоп, различную электронику (датчики, педали эффектов, плееры, радио), ударные и перкуссию, гитару и другие инструменты. С концертными турами и выступлениями на фестивалях Илья побывал в Австрии, Германии, Италии, Швейцарии, Португалии, Испании, Франции, Финляндии, Швеции, Норвегии, Эстонии, Латвии, Литве, Польше, Чехии, Словении, Румынии, Венгрии, Сербии, Украине и многих городах России.

Tours & concerts:

2017 
Sound Installations in Street Art Museum, Tessart & Manege, Saint-Petersburg duo with Sergey Kostyrko

Concerts in Saint-Petersburg, Moscow, Kaluga (RU); Helsinki (FI); Tallinn (EE); Barcelona, Bilbao (ES).

2016
Tour in Switzerland & France duo with Miguel A. Garcia
Tour in Portugal, Spain, France duo with Kurt Liedwart
Residency in Switzerland quartet with Jonas Kocher, Gaudenz Badrutt and Alexander Markvart
Sound Installations in Ferma Benua & Rumyantsevskiy Palace, Saint-Petersburg duo with Sergey Kostyrko
Performance "Foxes Boxes" in Masterskaya Anikushina, Saint-Petersburg Foxes Fluff (duo with Anna Antipova)

Concerts in Saint-Petersburg, Moscow, Ruch'yi (RU); Helsinki, Turku (FI); Lisbon, Parede, Coimbra, Porto (PT); Pontevedra, Bilbao, Madrid, Barcelona (ES); Paris, Toulouse, Nantes, Besancon, Marseille, Montpellier (FR); Biel/Bienne, La Chaunt-de-Fonds, Solothurn, Geneve, Lausanne, Zurich (CH).

2015
Sound Installation in Museum of Sound, Saint-Petersburg duo with Sergey Kostyrko
Tour in Germany, Poland, Austria duo with Kurt Liedwart
Tour in Finland, Estonia duo with Lauri Hyvarinen

Concerts in Saint-Petersburg (RU); Helsinki, Turku (FI); Berlin, Hamburg (DE); Wroclaw, Sokolowsko, Poznan, Torun (PL); Wien (AT); Tallinn (EE).

2014
Tour in Russia trio with Jonas Kocher & Gaudenz Badrutt
Residency in Norway duo with Anna Antipova
Tour in Germany, Poland, Czech Republic solo & with various musicians

Concerts in Saint-Petersburg, Moscow, Yaroslavl, Perm, Novosibirsk, Tomsk, Kemerovo, Zhukovskiy (RU); Helsinki, Tampere, Pori (FI); Hammerfest (NO); Berlin, Potsdam (DE); Wroclaw, Sokolowsko (PL); Ostrava, Prague (CZ).

2013
Tour in Russia solo
Tour in Finland, Russia, Latvia, Estonia with Lauri Hyvarinen, Taneli Viitahuhta & Ilpo Heikkinen

Concerts in Saint-Petersburg, Moscow, Yaroslavl, Alexandrov (RU); Helsinki (FI); Riga (LV); Tallinn (EE).

2012
Tour in Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Poland, Latvia solo & with various musicians
Tour in Finland quartet with Topias Tiheasalo, Laury Hyvarinen & Pentti Dassum
Tour in Finland, Estonia & Latvia duo with Edgars Rubenis
Tour in siberian part of Russia solo & with Siberian Improvisation Company
Tour in Austria, Slovenia, Italy, Switzerland, Latvia solo & with various musicians

Concerts in Kemerovo, Jurga, Tomsk, Novosibirsk, Saint-Petersburg (RU); Berlin, Hamburg, Dortmund (DE); Wien, Graz (AT); Ljubljana, Maribor, Godesic (SL); Rome, Milan (IT); Lausanne, Geneva (CH); Lublin, Warsaw (PL); Riga, Cesis (LV); Tallinn (EE); Helsinki, Turku (FI).

2011
Tour in Ukraine, Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia solo, with Wozzeck & with various musicians 
Tour in Finland, Sweden, Italy, Poland, Latvia, Estonia solo & with various musicians
Tour in Romania, Hungary, Serbia, Poland solo & with various musicians

Concerts in Saint-Petersburg, Moscow, Murmansk, Smolensk, Yaroslavl (RU); Lvov (UA); Helsinki, Turku, Jyvaskyla, Tampere (FI); Stockholm, Vasteras, Malmo (SE); Rome, Frosinone, Vitulazio, Naples, Taranto, Bari (IT); Krakow, Warsaw, Lublin, Torun, Bydgoszcz (PL); Riga, Jelgava (LV); Vilnius, Jonava (LT); Tallinn (EE); Bucharest, Oradea (RO); Budapest, Szeged (HU); Subotica, Novi Sad (RS).

2010
Tour in Italy with Benzolnye Mertvecy
Tour in Finland with Topias Tiheasalo
Tour in Russia solo

Concerts in Saint-Petersburg, Moscow, Petrozavodsk, Perm, Ekaterinburg, Samara, Nizhniy Novgorod (RU); Ivano-Frankovsk, Lviv (UA); Helsinki, Tampere, Jyvaskyla, Turku (FI); Vilnius, Klaipeda (LT); Bologna, Rome, Torino (IT).

2009
Tour in Poland with Alexei Borisov, Olga Nosova & Kim Nasung
Tour in Russia with Gnomus
Tour in Russia solo
Tour in Russia with Roman Stolyar
Tour in Russia with Ignaz Schick & Alexei Borisov

Concerts in Saint-Petersburg, Moscow, Bryansk, Yaroslavl, Vologda, Dubna, Tver, Smolensk, Pskov, Sosnoviy Bor (RU); Kiev, Lviv (UA); Budapest (HU); Helsinki, Tampere, Turku (FI); Lublin, Warsaw, Krakow, Czestochowa, Poznan (PL).

2008
Concerts in Saint-Petersburg, Moscow, Petrozavodsk, Velikiy Novgorod, Vologda, Kostroma, Samara (RU), Vilnius (LT).

2006-2007 
Concerts in Saint-Petersburg, Moscow, Petrozavodsk, Arkhangelsk, Vyborg (RU).

www.belorukov.blogspot.com
www.iliabelorukov.bandcamp.com
www.intonema.org
www.spinarec.bandcamp.com

email: belorukovmusic (at) gmail (dot) com
skype: iliabelorukov
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www.vkontakte.ru/belorukov