Distractfold and Weston Olencki

IKLECTIK presents,

Distractfold and Weston Olencki

Wednesday 30 November 2022 | Doors: 8pm | First Act: 8:30pm
Our outdoor Kiosk is open from 4pm.

Tickets: £10 Advance / £12 OTD https://distractfoldensemble.bandcamp.com/merch/distractfold-weston-olencki-iklectik-london

Distractfold presents the three world premieres of new solo works by Zeynep Toraman, Santiago Diez-Fischer, and Sam Salem, alongside Berlin-based trombonist and composer, Weston Olencki. + UK premiere of The Cloud Factory by Hanna Hartman.


UK-based ensemble, Distractfold, are a group of performers, composers and curators all acting out of shared love, passion and interest in the music and culture of our times. Coming from different continents, backgrounds and having received a diverse education, together they create a nexus of ideas and influences which all contribute towards the ensemble’s unique voice and identity. They perform acoustic, mixed and electroacoustic music of their peers, alongside music of the more established composers with whom they have formed close collaborations and friendships. 

Featured performers:
Rocío Bolaños, bass clarinet
Daniel Brew, guitar & objects
percussionAlice Purton, cello

Sam Salem

I create audiovisual works for performers, electronics and video, which challenge traditional notions of concert presentation and instrumental virtuosity. My compositional process begins with a set of locations, a line on a map connected by a particular theme, history, or set of constraints. I capture moments, surprises, and ultimately, like prominent London-based psychogeographer Iain Sinclair, I offer a reading of my chosen locations, a divination made through an “act of ambulatory sign- making”. I excavate my locations, and the layers of myth and history that I uncover form my building blocks.

Weston Olencki

I am one of those hyphenated musician-composer-sound artist-audio engineer people, originally from South Carolina and currently living and working in Berlin. I’m currently making work focused around questions of instrumental music and its contexts/constructs, various mediated practices of listening and improvisation, and the technological, material, and cultural histories of rural space/time. Much of my recent work deals with the non-linear relationships and unexpected resonances between experimental sound, geography, time, and (mostly American) vernacular traditions.

Zeynep Toraman

Zeynep is a composer and scholar from Istanbul, Turkey, living and working in Berlin, Germany. Her practice-based research explores the ways in which texts (in the broadest sense of this word) can interact with one another within the larger framework of musical compositions, by way of thinking of her own library as an archive, and enfolding autobiography, poetry, fiction and history within her works.

Hanna Hartman

Hanna Hartman is a Swedish sound artist, composer and performer living in Berlin. Hartman studied Literature and Theater history at the Universities of Uppsala and Stockholm, Radio and Interactive Art at Dramatiska Institutet and Electroacoustic Music at EMS in Stockholm.

Santiago Diéz-Fischer

Santiago Diez-Fischer’s music is based on the search for an organic sonority that combines the acoustic sounds of instruments and different objects, with a very personal way to use electronics: a «tactile» music that invites the listener to explore the sculpture of his music.

With the friendly support of

“Sound system powered by AMOENUS. AMOENUS is an art organisation that facilitates, educates, curates and promotes immersive art centred around 3D sound”.