Kurt Liedwart is an electronic music producer, DJ and record label owner who started his musical career in the mid nineties and has since been working across an eclectic set of aesthetic investigations, exploring intersections of ambient, techno and downtempo. In 2010s he developed a research of experimental music, noise and sound art although in 2019 he decided to return to his techno roots. He prefers to produce detailed, atmospheric, irresistible music with addictive swinging beats buried in deep bass. He is driven by a complete devotion to music and his pleasure to share it.
As a curator, Liedwart focuses on creating opportunities for artists and audience to build bridges that help to get rid of abyss that separates them. This began in 2008 when he launched MIKROTON recordings with its sub-labels Mikroton Digital and Laminal with a focus on limited edition releases on CDs, LPs and cassettes by a wide range of world renowned sound artists, composers and producers working in a broad range of musical genres from post-jazzy improvised music, which sometimes tries to mimic electronic timbres, and crossover blends of jazz, post-rock, improv and electronica to ambient and minimal electronica. Since its launch MIKROTON has published over 90 editions and has received positive critical acclaim internationally. Since 2013 he organizes Mikroton Live, a series of concerts dedicated to presenting time-based work by emerging and established artists engaged in sound-based practices through performances, concerts, screenings, and workshops. In 2013 and 2014 he co-organized two editions of Teni Zvuka festival and later in 2017 he curated Swiss Noise festival (in Moscow and Yaroslavl) and in 2018 MIKROTON MIKROTEN (in Kaliningrad, Moscow and St.Petersburg). In 2023 he rebranded MIKROTON as a techno label only.
In 2021 he opened TON which focuses on releasing ambient and organic electronica of his own production, collaborations with likeminded electronic musicians and rarely their own solo albums on tapes and sometimes on vinyl.
Besides working solo he collaborated with Günter Müller, Christian Müller, Christian Kobi, Tomas Korber, Julien Ottavi, Norbert Möslang, Keith Rowe, Brinstaar, Alexei Borisov, Petr Vrba, and others.
His recorded sound works have been released by MIKROTON, Ruin Tapes, Zeromoon, Hideous Replica, Copy For Your Records, Untitled Folder and others.
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