Noise Ladder in collaboration with artist Laura Marija Balčiūnaitė presents his newest release “ILYA”.
The presentation was held at Venclovų Namai Muziejus.
Address: Pamėnkalnio g. 34, Vilnius
ILYA is a limited release of 30 copies. The music is composed by Nicolas Lafay (aka Noise Ladder) and recorded on cassette tape with artworks hand painted by Laura Marija. The release can be previewed and purchased here.
Nicolas explores the field of noise and electro-acoustic music with his DIY modular synth.
ILYA is a confluence between the drawing universe of Laura Marija Balčiūnaitė and the synthetic noise of Nicolas Lafay. It tries to create new ways of feeling noises by introducing sensuality and poetry in front of the abstract music.
This project is inspired by the concept of the philosopher Emmanuel Levinas “there is” (“il y a” in french), and especially from a text in the book “Ethic and infinity”. Levinas introduced his conception of emptiness which is not so empty: “Not that there is this or that; but the very scene of being is open”.
Noise Ladder is art project created by Nicolas Lafay in 2015. It explores the field of noise music through performances which confront body with technology and cassette records.
The name was inspired by Jacob’s ladder, the famous moog filter technology as well the chimney sweeps.
Laura Marija Balčiūnaitė is a young artist from Vilnius. Her experience of studies in industrial design and monumental art gave a start to mixed media art she is creating now. She uses a mixed technique of drawing, sculpture and performance. Laura is exploring fields of passion, fountains, and love. She is interested in random erotics and everyday exotic human relations and feelings. Laura Marija is now moving to Barcelona to explore fountains and create new things.