Lumisokea is a Belgian-Italian duo, formed by Koenraad Ecker and Andrea Taeggi. Their music is at once highly physical and rich in texture, using both acoustic (cello, prepared piano) as well as electronic instruments to create a dark and introspective listening experience. Their influences range from dub to noise, bass music, techno, musique concrète and contemporary classical music, while remaining focused on the key elements in their own sound.
To strengthen the impact of their live-shows, Lumisokea have created a visual side to their performances together with Yannick Jacquet (Legoman), a well-respected video-artist, known best for his work as a founding member of the antiVJ visual label.
The visuals and scenography that Yannick Jacquet designed for Lumisokea are based around the simple but highly effective idea of projecting slowly developing, abstract geometrical beams of light into a pitch black room filled with smoke. In contrast to most visuals used at musical performances, these moving shapes do not seek to add a certain meaning or concrete imagery to Lumisokea’s music. They function as a hypnotic focal point and a way to relieve the audience from the boundaries of the performance space, made possible through the use of the tactile and illusory qualities of light projected onto smoke.
Lumisokea released their debut album Automatons through the Dutch label Eat Concrete in 2011.