Miguel A. García (aka Xedh) from the Basque country, is one of the most dynamic sound artists in the Spanish scene. His work focuses mainly on the composition and electro-acoustic improvisation. He uses sounds taken from electronic devices residues, often interrelated with field recordings or acoustic instruments, in the search of an intimate, intense and immersive experience. A music of adventurous forms, full of contrasts and having nevertheless a sense of humor. His background comprises fine arts and audiovisual technology, having created projects such as Válvula Antirretorno, Baba Llaga or Mubles, questioning the borders between electro-acoustic academic music, industrial music and the so called outsider music.

With his solo project, he has participated in experimental music festivals all over Spain, as Ertz (Navarra), Experimentaclub (Madrid), Lem (Barcelona), Mem (Bilbao) or Sonikas (Vallecas), and he has played in diverse scenarios such as Auditorio Nacional de Música (Madrid), or museums such as Artium (Vitoria), Guggenheim (Bilbao), Macuf (A Coruña) or Vostell Malpartida (Cáceres). Outside Spain, he has played in festivals in Germany, Belgium, USA, France, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland and Portugal. His work has been released worldwide by labels as Copy for your records (USA), Homophoni (USA), Pilgrim Talk (USA), Slaughter Recs (Italy), Trait Central (USA), Triple Bath (Greece), Zeromoon (USA), or White Line (UK).

Still a young member of the international free improvisation scene, he works regularly with Ilia Belorukov, Alfredo Costa Monteiro, Oier Iruretagoiena, Xabier Lopez, Alvaro Matilla, Seijiro Murayama or Hector Rey. He has collaborated with arists such Lali Barriere, Heddy Boubaker, Alexander Bruck, Raul Dominguez, Jean-Luc Guionnet, Richard Kamerman, Kurt Liedwart, Nick Hoffman, Wade Matthews, Jorge Nuñez, Carlos Suarez or Valentina Vuksic, and bands like Cooloola Monster, Gora Japon, maDam or Hamburguesa Vegetal. As a promoter, amongst other projects, is the founder of the Club Le Larraskito and director of the Zarata Fest, both platforms dedicated to the broadcast of challenging art and music.

contact>
miguelagarcia (at) xedh (dot) org ;
www.xedh.org (at) gmail (dot) com
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discography (selected):
[2013] Miguel A. García "La axacra" (RMO, Biscay-Basque Country, CD) ; Miguel A. García / Tomas Gris / Lee Noyes "Asto Ilunno" (Idealstate recordings, Sweden, CD) ; Miguel A. García & Oier Iruretagoiena "Sohorna" (OBS, Russia, CDr) ; Miguel A. García / Duran Vazquez "Monnom/Hertz, gigaherz" (Cronica Electronica, Portugal, online) [2012] Miguel A. García "Brujo" (Exp_net, Spain, online) ; Xedh & Carlos Suarez "Cuculacanto" (Essentia Mundi, Romania, CD) ; Miguel A. García "Red river / rio tinto" (Ghost & Son, USA, CDr) ; Noish & Xedh "Rlhaaa to" (Pilgrim Talk, USA, MC) ; Miguel A. García & Richard Kamerman "Homophest 20110921" ( Copy for your records, USA, CDr) ; [2011] Miguel A. García & Tomás Gris "Crustaces #2" (Crustaces tapes, Canada, MC) ; Xedh/Imbernon "Anekkyy" (Trait Media Works, USA, CD) ; Lali Barriere, Miguel A. García, Tomás Gris "Chamber Music" (Pan y Rosas, USA, online) ; Coeval / Miguel A. García / Miguel Prado "Tirasse" (Ephre Imprint, UK, CDr) ; [2010] Carlos Villena / Miguel A. García & Hector Rey "Split" (Mantricum, Barcelona, CDr) [2009] VVAA "Variations in white vol. 1" (White Line, UK, CD) ; Miguel A. García “Live at El Tanque” (RONF, Canary Islands, CDr) ; Xedh “Vinduskarm” (Triple Bath, Greece, CDr) ; [2008] Miguel A. García “Armiarmak” (RMO, Biscay-Basque Country, CD) ; Miguel A. García “Subsuelos“ (Trans>parent radiation, USA, online) ; Xedh “Exadh” (Zeromoon, USA, online)

live acts (selected):
[2013] Gallery of Experimental Sound 21 (St. Petersburg, Russia) w/Xavier Lopez ; DOM CC (Moscow, Russia) w/ Xavier Lopez ; CCRTO studio (Vitoria-Gasteiz, Basque Country) w/Wade Matthews ; Data (Marseille, France) w/ Heddy Boubaker ; Le Maison Pente (Toulouse, France) w/ Heddy Boubaker ; La Cour (St. Etienne, France) w/ Heddy Boubaker ; [2012] Villak (Den Haag, Netherlands) w/ Xavier Lopez ; HS63 (Brussels, Belgium) w/ Xavier Lopez ; Sucked Orange Gallery (Berlin, Germany) w/ Kris Limbach ; Opensound (Nantes, France) ; Centro Cultural Eureka (Santander, Spain) ; Musica XXI w/ Groc (Camallera, Spain) ; Stop, sala 307 w/ Pablo Orza (Porto, Portugal) ; Bestiario (Barcelona, Spain) ; Laboratorio Intrmuros w/Seijiro Murayama (Sevilla, Spain) ; Espacio Tangente w/ Seijiro Murayama (Burgos, Spain) ; Club Sweet 01 (Gijon, Spain) ; Personal-Collective Festival (Madrid, Spain) ; Discos Paradiso w/Noish (Barcelona, Spain) ; Trashvortex (Ivry, France) ; Espacio Cruce w/ Wade Matthews & Artur Vidal (Madrid, Spain) ; [2011] Sala Amarika (Gasteiz, Basque Country) ; Amalgama w/ Loty Negrati (Gipuzkoa, Basque Country) ; Sala Niu (Barcelona, Spain) ; Issue Project Room w/ David Kirby (NYC, USA) ; Homophoni studio w/ Richard Kamerman (NYC, USA) ; Sonic Circuits Festival (Washington DC, USA) ; El Molino Rojo w/ Fernando Vigueras (Madrid, Spain) ; Espacio cruce w/ Kuraj Kojs & Artur Vidal (Madrid, Spain) ; Utopic_US w/ Seijiro Murayama, Daniel del Rio & Jorge Vicario (Madrid, Spain) ; Espacio Gato Vadio w/ Alexander Bruck & Artur Vidal (Porto, Portugal) ; Ciclo SON, Auditorio nacional de música (Madrid, Spain) ; Centro de Cultura Contemporanea l’Octubre (Valencia, Spain) ; Centro de Cultura Antiguo Instituto de Gijón (Gijón, Spain) ; [2010] Archivo del Territorio Histórico de Álava (Vitoria, Basque Country) ; Museo Vostell Malpartida (Caceres, Spain) ; Galeria Ler Devagar (Lisboa, Portugal) ; Cavalo Branco Studio (Porto, Portugal) ; Espazo Baleiro (Santiago de Compostela, Spain) ; Lieu Commun w/Loty Negarti (Toulouse, France) ; Sala Jimmy Jazz w/Shinichi Isohata & Michel Henritzi (Gasteiz, Basque Country) ; Sala Amarica w/ Roberto Mallo & Mikel Etxegarai (Gasteiz, Basque Country) ; [2009] Forbitten Tronics Day (Madrid, Spain ) ; Experimentaclub (Madrid, Spain) ; Museum Artium (Gasteiz, Basque Country) ; Tou Scene art center (Stavanger, Norway) ; Stoy Pa Landet festival (Selbu, Norway) ; [2008] Ertz Festival (Bera de Bidasoa, Basque Country) ; Museum MACUF (A Coruña, Spain) ; Galería DF (Santiago de Compostela, Spain) ; Museum Chillida-Leku with Tüsüri (Hernani, Basque Country) ; Sztuki Wspólczesnej Laznia cultural center (Gdansk, Poland); [2007] Guggenheim Museum Auditorium (Bilbao, Basque Country); Sonic Circuits Festival (Washington DC, USA) ; 4 exhibitions in "El Tanque" gallery (Tenerife, Canary Islands); [2006] MEM Festival 2006 (Bilbao, Basque Country) ; Gallery EART,LEM Festival (Barcelona, Spain); Arteleku art center (Donostia, Basque Country) ; [2005] Montehermoso art center w/ Válvula Antirretorno (Gasteiz, Basque Country)

other works :
[2012] Live soundtrack for "Der Müde Tod" a film by Fritz Lang (Santander, Spain) ; Residence in Nau Coclea (Camallera, Spain) developing "Groc, a contemporary opera project" by Miguel A. García, Alicia G. Hierro, Coco Moya & Artur Vidal ; Live soundtrack for "Transnational", a multimedia performance by Saioa Olmo ; Soundtrack for film "Marron de momia" by Jorge Nuñez & Miguel A. García ; Talking about multi-channel composition in 3D cinema symposium, IES Rodriguez Moñino ( Badajoz, Spain ) [2011] Sound installation for collective exhibition "Ez Diren Gauzak", Sala Oxford (Zumaia, Basque Country) ; [2010] Participation in film "Contra la gravedad" by Asier Abio ; soundtrack for film "Science&fiction" by Charo Garaigorta [2008] founder of the sound art and experimental music diffusion platform “Larraskito”, including a net-label and a club with the same name ; Soundtrack for film "Time & Fear" directed by Charo Garaigorta ; [2007] Sound installation for collective exibition "XX exposición de audiovisuales" in BBK Gallery (Bilbao, Basque Country); Soundtrack for the film "Closing Time" directed by Iñigo Cabo and Robert Todd; [since 2006] management and direction of "Zarata Fest" festival, located in L´mono (Bilbao, Basque Country) [2006] Sound installation for collective exibition "Somos buena gente" in Langreo (Asturias, Spain) ; Soundtrack for contemporary dance piece "Paralelo 9r" [2005] direction of the videoart exhibitions "Colectivo Pop" given at the UPV institute (Leioa, Basque Country)

among many others, some artists i have worked with: Elena Aitzkoa, Antez, Miguel A. Ruiz, Lali Barriere, Ilia Belorukov, Heddy Boubaker, Alexander Bruck, Iñigo Cabo, Alfredo Costa Monteiro, Carlos Costa, Coeval, Estanis Comella, Raul Dominguez, Rafael Flores, Flutwacht, Alicia G. Hierro, Charo Garaigorta, Tomas Gris, Jean-Luc Guionnet, Nick Hoffman, Oier Iruretagoiena, Gora Japon, Anne-F Jacques, Richard Kamerman, Al Karpenter, Krapoola, Joaquin Lana, Gerard Lebik, Kris Limbach, Xavier Lopez, maDam, Roberto Mallo, Jon Mantxi, Lee Noyes, Alexander Markvart, Wade Matthews, Seijiro Murayama, Loty Negarti, Noish, Jorge Nuñez, Javier Pedreira, Hector Rey, Manolo Rodriguez, Marta Sainz, Carlos Suarez, Tzesne, Rinus Van Alebeek, Duran Vazquez, Hamburguesa Vegetal, Artur Vidal, Valentina Vuksic, Enrique Zaccagnini...