dak ~ ['dʌk 'tɪldə] emerged from the collaboration between David Borges, Damian Marhulets and Kostia Rapoport. As a live-electronic trio they realize music projects, improvisation concepts & contemporary music performances.
dak ~ ['dʌk 'tɪldə] puts its special interest on creating a particular form of improvisation with electronic instruments. Making use of both vintage synthesizers and modern digital instruments and computers, dak ~ creates a musical context between old science-fiction sounds and new digital music. Further aspects of its work include performances of historical compositions for electronic instruments (for instance – K. Stockhausen, “Kurzwellen”) and collaborations with other artists.
dak~ frequently collaborate with museums and art galleries. Among others, dak~ has performed at front of the Tatsuo Miyajima installation, improvised for an exhibition of German photographer Wolfgang Tillman and was a frquent guest of the “long night of museums” event in Hannover. Collaboration with the Sprengel Museum Hannover resulted in establishment of its own electronic music festival “musik für räume” (music for rooms). dak~ members were also active members of free improv music scene and organized two editions of ex.tempore festival for improvised music in Hannover.
Live @KUBUS Gallery Hannover, Ex.Tempore II Festival
dak~ brought out numerous self-released albums through bandcamp in different trio and duo formations.