Alexis Georgopoulos

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Alexis Georgopoulos (born 1974), who often records under the name Arp, is an American electronic musician, composer, and music producer based in New York.[1][2]

Biography[edit]

Georgopoulos has pursued a diverse range of styles as a solo artist and as a collaborator (Alexis Georgopoulos & Jefre Cantu-Ledesma, The Alps, Masks, and Tussle.[3]

His background in Ethnomusicology—with an emphasis on non-Western folk traditions and avant-garde electronic music—has formed the basis from which much of his diverse work, combining disparate musical genres, stems. His work has been released by labels such as RVNG Intl, Smalltown Supersound, Mexican Summer, Type, Beats In Space, Emotional Rescue, Geographic North, Root Strata, and Opal Tapes.

Georgopoulos has worked with figures from a range of disciplines including visual artists Tauba Auerbach and Darren Bader, the filmmaker Paul Clipson, the choreographers Jonah Bokaer and Brittany Bailey.

As a solo artist and as a collaborator, his work has been presented in group exhibitions, museums, on stage and in cinemas internationally, including MoMA PS1, BAM, The Kitchen, Deitch Projects, Walker Art Center, White Columns, MoMA, 303 Gallery, and New Museum.[4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12]

He is also a published writer on art, music and design. Interview subjects have included Alice Coltrane, Peter Saville, Kodwo Eshun, Suzanne Ciani, the band Broadcast, among others.

Discography[edit]

Albums and EPs as Arp[edit]

Albums with one other[edit]

EPs as part of Masks[edit]

  • Masks Food plus Drug (II) (Opal Tapes, 2014)
  • Masks EP2 (Spring Theory, 2019)

Albums as part of The Alps[edit]

  • Jewelt Galaxies (Root Strata, 2005)
  • III (Type, 2008)[30]
  • Le Voyage (Type, 2010)[31]
  • Easy Action (Mexican Summer, 2011)

Albums and EPs as part of Tussle[edit]

  • VA : Frisco Styles (Jack Hanley/Rainbow Records, 2003)
  • Eye Contact 12" (Troubleman Unlimited, 2003)[32]
  • Don't Stop EP (Troubleman Unlimited, 2004)[33]
  • Here It Comes (Troubleman Unlimited, 2004)
  • Kling Klang (Troubleman Unlimited, 2004)[34]
  • Telescope Mind (Smalltown Supersound, 2006)[35]
  • The Sound of White Columns (The Sound of White Columns, 2006)[36]
  • Warning (Smalltown Supersound, 2007)[37]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Arp: "Folding Water"", The Wire
  2. ^ "Arp: Zebra". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2020-12-13.
  3. ^ "Ex-Tussle head Alexis Georgopoulos Goes for Brian Eno-esque Ambience with Arp". SF Weekly. 31 October 2007. Retrieved 2020-12-13.
  4. ^ "Warm Up 2010 At MoMA PS1 Schedule". Stereogum. 2010-06-28. Retrieved 2022-03-04.
  5. ^ "Rules Of The Game". BAM.org. Retrieved 2022-03-04.
  6. ^ "Alexis Georgopoulos". ART MAG. Retrieved 2022-03-04.
  7. ^ "Stretcher | Features | Chris Johanson: Now is Now". www.stretcher.org. Retrieved 2022-03-04.
  8. ^ "Walker Art Center announces ROLU Open Field Artist Residency". Museum Publicity -US. Retrieved 2022-03-04.
  9. ^ "Project Room: The Sound of White Columns". White Columns. Retrieved 2022-03-04.
  10. ^ "MoMA.org | Millennium Magazines". www.moma.org. Retrieved 2022-03-04.
  11. ^ "Doug Aitken | Sonic Happening, a live music performance set to the film installation of "migration (empire)" featuring Arp, Lichens and White Rainbow | 303 Gallery". www.303gallery.com. Retrieved 2022-03-04.
  12. ^ "In Performance: Jonah Bokaer's REPLICA (NYC)". Contemporary Performance -US. 2009-12-12. Retrieved 2022-03-04.
  13. ^ "Arp: In Light". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2020-12-13.
  14. ^ "Arp: The Soft Wave". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2020-12-14.
  15. ^ "Arp: "The Soft Wave"". Uncut. 25 June 2010. Retrieved 2020-12-14.
  16. ^ "Review: Arp - The Soft Wave". Resident Advisor. Retrieved 2020-12-14.
  17. ^ "Arp: More". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2020-12-13.
  18. ^ "Hear Arp Ditch Synths for a Church Organ on 'More (Blues)'". Spin. 12 June 2013. Retrieved 2020-12-14.
  19. ^ "Arp - More: Album Reviews". musicOMH. 12 September 2013. Retrieved 2020-12-14.
  20. ^ "Arp: Pulsars e Quasars EP". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2020-12-13.
  21. ^ "Arp - 'Pulsars E Quasars' EP". NME. 19 September 2014. Retrieved 2020-12-13.
  22. ^ "Arp: Pulsars e Quasars EP". PopMatters. 8 October 2014. Retrieved 2020-12-13.
  23. ^ "Stream Arp's Inversions Tape and Read the Stories Behind His Spellbinding Songs". self-titledmag.com. 2 September 2016. Retrieved 2020-12-14.
  24. ^ "Arp: Zebra review – sonic chef cooks up ambitious treat". The Guardian. 22 June 2018. Retrieved 2020-12-13.
  25. ^ "Arp: Zebra". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2020-12-13.
  26. ^ "Arp recorded his new album live in studio with a five-piece band". Resident Advisor. Retrieved 2020-12-14.
  27. ^ "ARP and Anthony Moore team up for Frkwys Vol.3". 17 March 2010. Retrieved 2020-12-13.
  28. ^ "Simple Pleasures - Rvng Prsnts Frkwys Vol. 3. ARP and Anthony Moore". PopMatters. 28 April 2010. Retrieved 2020-12-13.
  29. ^ "Alexis Georgopoulos / Jefre Cantu-Ledesma: Fragments of a Season". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2020-12-13.
  30. ^ "THE ALPS - III". Boomkat. Retrieved 2022-03-05.
  31. ^ "THE ALPS - Le Voyage". Boomkat. Retrieved 2022-03-05.
  32. ^ "165". “Beats in Space”. Retrieved 2022-03-05.
  33. ^ "Don't Stop EP". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2022-03-05.
  34. ^ "Kling Klang". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2022-03-05.
  35. ^ "Telescope Mind". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2022-03-05.
  36. ^ "Project Room: The Sound of White Columns". White Columns. Retrieved 2022-03-05.
  37. ^ Bleep, Tussle - Warning. Bleep., retrieved 2022-03-05

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