#097 – Skinnerbox LIVE (GER)
We are really excited to bring you this weeks podcast, a LIVE set from the extremely talented duo Skinnerbox.
For more than 10 years Skinnerbox have made tremendous contributions to the wide field of electronic-music-making. Olaf Hilgenfeld and Iftah Gabbai, two talented musicians with different backgrounds, are amongst the very few that actually play electronic music live on stage. Their live shows are a great display of playfulness, artistic skills and the ability to completely improvise a thrilling performance. Over the years Skinnerbox have developed a distinctively musical and groovy style, a complex, detailled, idiomatic sound and a bunch of unique technical setups and instruments for live shows as well as studio productions.
They started performing in the legendary party contexts of Bachstelzen and Bar25 in Berlin back in 2005. Ever since they have been all over Europe and played widely respected tours throughout big parts of the world. Skinnerbox continuously release their studio productions on labels like BPitch Control, My Favorite Robot, Darkroom Dubs, including several musical collaborations with other artists.
In 2014 was the premiere of “Time & Timbre” – a software drum-sequencer and drum-synthesizer for Max4Live. 2016 an update was released including tools to fuse Ableton Live with modular gear in a unique way. It is the result of an ongoing technical relationship with Ableton and the idea to make instruments available for the public which were originally designed by Skinnerbox for their personal needs in the studio. In 2016 Skinnerbox gave well attended workshops at Ableton’s LOOP convention and during their latest tour in Central America sharing their knowledge and experience in playing Live Electronic Music.